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Toftwood

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    West Sussex, UK.
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    Cooking, travelling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Transatlantic

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  1. On a recent cruise there was one port where the excursion set off before sunrise! The Oceanview buffet was open for light breakfast from 6.00 and full breakfast from 6.30.
  2. We very rarely take excursions but it does depend on the itinerary and ports of call. We prefer to explore on our own either on foot if the town/city is easily accessible or maybe a cab. We like to be our own bosses and not have to run to a timetable and doing as much as possible independently, allows us that freedom. There is so much information online such as self-guided walking tours and a wealth of data about local transport opportunities so it is easy to do plenty of pre-planning and devise your own personal excursion.
  3. We were on Reflection a couple of weeks ago and it was all provided in individual bottles. Clearly some people prefer the products that they, their hair and their body are used to but we were quite happy. A lot of people comment on these boards that the shampoo does not lather very much – let me assure you that shampoo does not need to lather to be efficient. The only gripe I have is with the high volume of single use plastics - surely Celebrity should be looking to use refillable dispensers. A sailing on another cruise line had White Company toiletries in large pump bottles and dispensers. Much more environmentally friendly.
  4. To the best of my knowledge (and the corporate RCCL newsfeed), Celebrity ships on-sale dates are: November 19 for Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, South America. November 26 for Alaska, Pacific, Bermuda, Canada, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, Europe. December 11 for all Caribbean.
  5. To the best of my knowledge (and the corporate RCCL newsfeed), Celebrity ships on-sale dates are: November 19th for Asia, Australia/NZ, Hawaii, South America November 26th for Alaska, Pacific Coastals, Bermuda, Canada, Panama Canal, Transatlantics, Europe December 11th for all Caribbean
  6. We have done both eastbound and westbound T/Atl crossings and never experienced anything like this. In the mornings our cabin was done while we went to breakfast and in the evenings it was always done while we were at dinner.
  7. There are “FOC” saunas (separate male/female) in the changing rooms in Canyon Ranch spa area on deck 12. They have showers alongside with shampoo, shower gel etc. Additionally there is a sauna in the (chargeable) Persian Garden area. Our cabins have always had a copy of the Bible.
  8. I don’t know if there is a right way or wrong way, but I have registered my wife and I for our forthcoming cruise together on my phone. Both express passes are visible.
  9. captainsclub.uk@celebritycruises.com I have only dealt with them once recently and they handled my query very efficiently.
  10. You will be charged the “tip” amount applicable to your overspend from your Classic package, so using your example, with an overspend of $4, you will also be charged 18% on the $4 (about 75 cents).
  11. This has been widely reported and commented on, on here and other boards. The Celebrity website has also given full information about the changes.
  12. I am not aware or anyone being “promoted” mid-cruise but there’s always a first-time. Good luck.
  13. In my experience Conde Nast surveys are often US-centric. Many of these cruise lines have a diverse passenger mix from all parts of the world as well as sailings from all five continents ...... you need a truly global survey to get a picture that is more accurate.
  14. Secondo Bacio is on most of the ships but it is adjacent to the buffet.........a somewhat different atmosphere and vibe to the main location.
  15. Your agent clearly did know something, maybe not the finite detail but enough to arouse questions .............
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