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  1. There is currently a 35% off sale for my cruise to update the 3 of us to the premium package. It’s the best price I’ve seen so far, but I love a deal and have read about a 50% off sale. I’m debating whether to jump on now. 
    For those that have cancelled & rebought if the price went lower, how easy a process is it? And, how long does it take for the refund to appear? My obc will cover the cost for 2 of us. If I cancel, does my obc come back? 

  2. We chose Murano for our anniversary celebration, and had a different experience. 
    Wait staff couldn’t be bothered with us, food was sub par, ate better at MDR.

    No cheese course offered 

    no acknowledgement of our special occasion, (and yes, they knew-we told them at reservation & again when seated) which we saw celebrated at other tables. 
    We certainly felt like second class citizens 
    Guess most others had a better experience-food& service. 

  3. 3 of us are sailing in November & like snorkelling. We have 2 masks & snorkels. Dd is contemplating buying a full face mask, but I’ve read there are islands that don’t allow/recommend them. 
    We’ll be on the Reflection in November visiting Ocean Cay which is likely the only place we’d use it.  
    Thoughts? Opinions? 

  4. Thanks. I thought I’d seen a deal on our last cruise, which we didn’t take advantage of, and regretted. 
    I will purchase now & pray for a 50% off. I do check regularly so will hopefully catch a great sale. 
    My travelling companions (daughter & daughter-in-law) love their fancy drinks. 

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  5. I manage to come home most vacations with a chest cold/cough. It happens in Cuba, high end resorts in Cancun & on cruise ships.  Ironically, my last 2 post-Covid cruises I was fine although DH did manage to come home with Covid - Celebrity 8 day on a balcony; symptoms started on the plane home & he did don an N95 mask for the flight. 
    Fortunately, it’s usually the last day or the day after we get home. 
    This happened long before Covid. 
    I get a dry cough as a side effect of one of my meds; I’d love to wear a badge that says “it’s not Covid!”. 

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  6. My ta is strongly urging us to use X flights - he says it will save us $$ and guarantee flights if delays happen. 
    I’ve read horror stories on other lines’ forums. Of course, with 10 bad experiences, there may be 100 good ones not posted on forums. 
    Does anyone have any feedback on X flights from Canada? Specifically Ottawa? Toronto? Montreal? 

  7. On 2/7/2024 at 6:47 PM, Itchy&Scratchy said:

    that's the print screen of YOUR cruise on https://www.celebritycruises.com/. 5 days cruises are eligible. I don't know if there is a separate website for Canada....


    Terms & Conditions:

    Cruise must be booked Jan. 17 – Feb. 15, 2024 (the “Offer Period.”)  Upgrade offer applies to select Short Caribbean cruises, 5 nights or less, departing 04/21/24 – 11/30/24 on Celebrity Reflection. (“Offer Cruise”).  No promo code required. To redeem book a veranda stateroom at an ocean view stateroom category price, on an Offer Cruise.

    Full deposit must be paid by deposit payment required due date.  Standard full deposit penalty is applied if booking is cancelled within final payment period; see Celebrity’s cancellation policy for details.

    Offer is combinable with Standard rates, and other Brand offers named during the Offer Period. Offer applies to new individual bookings and to staterooms in non-contracted group bookings, which must be named and deposited during the Offer Period. All offers are non-transferable and combinable with standard pricing in USD only. Offer is not combinable with interline, loyalty, net, travel agent, and employee rates.  No refunds or credits will be granted for unused options. Offer and prices are subject to availability and change without notice, capacity controlled, and not applicable to charters or contracted groups and may be withdrawn at any time. Changes to booking may result in removal of Offer.

    Trade: Group bookings that are named prior to the start date of the Offer cannot be cancelled and rebooked under this Offer.

    Refer to celebritycruises.com and the Cruise Ticket Contract for additional terms and conditions. Celebrity reserves the right to cancel the Offer at any time, correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. ©2024 Celebrity Cruises. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador.

    There is a separate website for Canada. And that offer doesn’t show. But, I’ve switched TAs so I’m hoping he can find something for me. 

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  8. 48 minutes ago, Itchy&Scratchy said:



    X is currently running a free category upgrade promotion on short cruises, so the Veranda cabin is the same price as Oceanview. Why don't you opt for the balcony instead? It will definitely have more space.


    Total for a partially obstructed balcony for 3 ppl is $1,589.69 USD

    How short is short? We’re looking at 5 days. We’re booking from Canada. 

  9. On 2/6/2024 at 9:16 AM, WELDON said:

    Last week, I was on Reflection in cabin 3170. The last few mornings, I heard some banging but it didn't bother me. 

    I sailed solo and the cabin was large enough for me. I can't imagine 3 adults in that cabin. You are going to be on top of each other with little space to move around. Have you seen the picture of the cabin?

    Yes, I’ve seen photos. But, budget limitations are what they are & we’ll just have to bump into each other. 

  10. For budget reasons, we’re looking at an Oceanview cabin for a November 4 cruise on Reflection. (3 ladies, so an inside isn’t big enough.)
    We have stayed in a similar cabin on NCL. 
    If we docked on the starboard side, where our cabin was, we were wakened very early in the morning to sounds of metal ramps being moved & heavy doors being opened & shut. 
    Has anyone stayed on deck 3 on Reflection that can tell me their noise experience please? 

  11. I found the same thing. I was tempted to follow through with the booking and use a screenshot to justify the lower price. A veranda was cheaper than Oceanview! But, at 1/2 price I’m pretty sure it would not have been accepted. 
    Too bad,it was an awesome deal. 
    My ta has a promotion starting tomorrow - we shall see what she is offering. 

  12. I have sailed both. MSC was certainly more affordable BUT we weren’t in yacht club &felt a real sense of “them” and us. 
    ship was gorgeous. Food was a disappointment. Service was not friendly at all, they all did their jobs but it was as if it hurt to smile. As stated, entertainment wasn’t well shown on daily planner.  
    im going back to Celebrity, I leave it to my ta to find me big sales & promotions. 

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