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About TFLG

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  • Location
    Riverside, Ca and Scotland
  • Interests
    Golf, R/C Sailplanes, photography, whiskey, wine
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCL, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    where ever I'm going next!

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  1. We did it a couple of years ago on the Infinity and thought it was great. Ours was an 8 day with an overnight in SF. Enjoyed that as it gave us more time in the best port. We live in SoCal so we have been to all the ports dozens of times but still enjoyed arriving on a ship rather than in our car. Not a big fan of Catalina or Ensenada though. I know they can't skip Ensenada but I wish they would dump Catalina on the coastals and go into San Diego or some other decent port. Monterey and Santa Barbara are both great stops. And if you like Wine you can do winery tours in just about every port.
  2. I have a Panama cruise booked for November. Hoping the madness is over by then. I'm thinking though that this mess is going to hurt the cruise industry for a few years. I'm trying to get some friends to book a Greek Isle cruise NEXT sept (2021) and pretty much everyone I've asked is telling me they wont book any cruise because of the "germs". It seems that there is a perception that cruise ships are just floating germ factories by much of the public. On the plus side, this might help bring down those ridiculous prices on Celebrities med cruises.
  3. it's not just fear of getting sick that would make me consider cancelling it's the chances of missing ports or just plain getting stuck on the ship. We just got off the Equinox where we missed a port because the local authorities didn't clear the ship. Honestly I didn't mind because the DR wasn't really a great stop and they refunded us a full day credit (that's a win in my book!). But more and more ports may say no cruise ships right now. So then what, a cruise to no-where? I have a Nov. Panama cruise coming up and I am seriously considering changing it because I don't want to take a chance of missing the ports.
  4. We were in Costa Maya on the last western leg. I can't believe they managed to tie up, the ships were taking a beating from the rough seas. Once at the beach the wind wasn't bad but out on the pier the water was very rough. It was funny watching waves hit the pier side and the huge splash thrown up was soaking some the NCL passengers. Last week we did miss Dominican Republic due to a health inspection that took forever. The captain finally gave up and we sailed off about 1pm for an extra sea day, we received clearance to disembark about an hour after we left 🤣
  5. We sailed on the reflection in March last year and there was a guy wearing pretty shabby shorts and t shirts in Blu every night. He looked just slightly better thana homeless person. We were thinking maybe they lost thier luggage.
  6. Not sure how 'fresh" the sushi on the ship is though. I've tried it a couple of times and it's been mushy like it was frozen and thawd a few times too many. I love good sushi/sashimi and have it at least once a week. I am fortunate to have a really nice place close to home that gets fresh fish from all over the world so I'm a bit spoiled. We get to try lots of unusual fish that you don't often see. Bluefin is still my favorite tough but Hirame (halibut) is a close second. The OP really should try some "real" sushi or sashimi, when fresh it's fantastic (well most if it anyway). Sushi on 5 has some very good appitizers and the lobster ramen is good. I've tried quite a few of the rolls most are ok but I don't think they are as good as any decent decent sushi bar on land will serve. But they do have some great cocktails!
  7. Because Celebrity has no clue how to make a coherent functional website
  8. That's pulled right off the US website, but it's pulled from the cruise planner for my upcoming cruise.
  9. And in case there is still some confusion, here's the info from the website
  10. Yes, soft drinks, water and specialty coffee are included. Pretty much any drink $9 or under you can get with the package.
  11. if you want a variety of entertainment options the Summit probably isn't going to provide it. The main theater shows are typically not great. In the evening there will be one thing happening at a time, maybe two, so not a lot of options. Early evening there might be a band or DJ in the Atrium, later 10ish, there will be a silent disco somewhere or a pool deck party, late night there might be a band or DJ in one of the 2 main lounges. If you like some energy in the evenings Celebrity can be a challenge. Now food and drink they do pretty well, and with the often included beverage packages it makes sailing Celebrity a lot more attractive. My girls (early 20's to early 30s) like Celebrity but not as much as they like RCCL, but they are not big partiers.
  12. Smart friends! but the odds are still the odds, and yes someone wins the lotto every week. I'm still waiting.
  13. Your chances of getting it are about the same as wining the lottery and something like 3% of those that get it die. Over-reaction much?
  14. I've never seen them show up on mine. I think I've read on here that some people see them closer to sailing. Maybe I'm not looking but my experience is that only the OBC shows up. Take along a paper copy of your booking just in case but I have never had any issue with not getting my perks. I just looked at my upcoming reservation (23 days out) and only OBC is showing in my cruise planner and the perks are not on the edocs either.
  15. Yup, that's normal. I've never seen the other stuff show up in my planner except the OBC. I always take a paper copy of my booking along just in case although so far I've never had an issue.
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