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  1. They make a very nice Chai Latte using one of the premium teas available under the Classic - my wife gets one or two every day.
  2. The liquors that are still in the Classic such as Kahlua and Tia Maria can also be had in a specialty coffee under the Classic.
  3. Keep the slant 1A - much better than a C2 or C3 on your S-Class ship; I would even keep the slant 1A over an aft C1 since your slant balcony is larger than that of an aft C1 on S-Class.
  4. Although your cruise is no longer listed on Celebrity's website, I did find it on two online TA sites and I would have been able to book a balcony cabin on the cruise through my usual online TA site. Hope this means it has not been chartered. You might wish to join your roll call for that cruise to see what others are saying about the possibility of a charter:
  5. We flew in the night before our cruise and left our luggage at our hotel on day one of our cruise while we toured many of the sights. Late afternoon, we went back to our hotel to pick up our luggage and dragged it over to check in. Knowing that the ship was staying overnight in Venice, we had not thought about the check in closing time! Luckily we got there just before it was to close. Not sure what would have happened if we had missed the check in - but might have been a disaster - so be sure to know what time it closes.
  6. The CBP also covers a cappuccino at dinner in the MDR, Blu, Luminae or a specialty restaurant - not sure about when you are having dinner in the Oceanview Cafe.
  7. At $129pp ($43 per meal) the 3-night package is not a great deal unless you intend to eat all 3 at Murano's; and then you are only saving $7 per meal. You will probably be better off negotiating a discounted price for individual dinners while on board.
  8. The Premium Beverage Package has single malt but not "premium" single malt 😢
  9. Here is a link to the Classic Beverage Package description: https://www.celebritycruises.com/modal/classic-beverage-package-modal It's interesting that this description mentions the Standard Beverage Package, but the Standard is no longer offered on their website! As usual, IT inconsistencies are still the "standard."
  10. On laptops, the last poster is indicated to the right of the topic name. Click on the time of the last post below the last posters name and it will take you to the last post.
  11. And $100 per cabin for each 14 day leg
  12. Agree that the atrium-view balconies are not true balconies. But they do in fact have true ocean facing balconies in comparison to the non-balcony IV
  13. The cost ceiling for the Classic is $9 per drink, not $8. This should include most mixed drinks of interest with the standard bar spirits - if you exclude those at the Martini Bar. And the upgrade charge for one $15 specialty martinis per day would only be ($15-$9)x1.2 = $7.20 which is less than the $12 per day for the upgrade to Premium. Now whether or not you can hold it to only one Martini ...
  14. At least the Oasis has real balconies. But agree with gerelmx and hcat on the overall ambiance.
  15. You can always hope your tablemates are from France, Germany and UK and switch the topic to BREXIT.
  16. Totally agree that it does not pay to wait several months to book on board when you are currently interested in a specific cruise with its current pricing and perks. However, after booking it now, you can then decide right before taking the cruise whether or not it makes sense to keep the existing reservation or cancel and rebook it on board at the prevailing prices, perks and on-board booking bonus OBC.
  17. Sommeliers in Blu can be very helpful. While in AQ on the Millennium a couple of years ago, we enjoyed a wine available on the Classic in the Tuscan Grille that was not on the Blu wine list. The Blu sommelier was very willing to get us a couple of bottles from Tuscan for our use in Blu throughout the remainder of our cruise.
  18. My assumption would be that the algorithm would be designed to maximize profit rather than whatever your definition of integrity maybe.
  19. Perhaps it depends on which Big Box; mine does not have additional fees for changes or cancellations.
  20. Just wondering where you are seeing the name "Lap Pool." Celebrity's deck plan and the one on cruisedeckplans.com both show only the label "Pool" for Reflection's pools.
  21. The balconies on the sides on 11 are either the same as standard cabins or slightly larger, as they follow the bump outs of the Oceanview Cafe below. 1122 is standard size and 1105 is only slightly larger than standard. The largest balconies on the sides are 1101, 1107, 1109, 1117 & 1119 on port and the corresponding 5 cabins on starboard.
  22. Best to ask your question on the CC roll call for your cruise:
  23. Specialty coffees and teas are still included
  24. Is the for-fee Porch ever open for lunch on Embarkation day?
  25. arrival at a little before 9:30 will be fine
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