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  1. Thanks much and it would be a purchase and not a perk.
  2. A number of cruiselines have the policy where all adults in a cabin must buy the beverage package if one person buys. Does my sister have to buy a package if I want one on Celebrity?
  3. We are going on the Equinox 6/29/19 sailing. I have read conflicting reports about the casino. Does anyone know if the casino is getting new slot machines or not?
  4. Planning to take this next year....following along with you.
  5. Each cook/chef is different on each ship but we have never experienced any runny egg whites on any of HAL's ships but we have had hard poached egg yolks. Also we have never been asked how we would like the poached egg cooked. You can also get eggs benedict in the Lido Marketplace.
  6. From testing from 3 of us in a family (not same household) we have discovered its not the amount of money you spend in the casino...its the points that shows up on your card each time you play. We tried different levels of points which my sister hit the magic number and got free play immediately on the cruise as well as a casino offer for freeplay for next cruise booked within 30 days. This varied from $50 to $100 on the different ships. This number of points is not a secret and it is 1,000 points for this entry level into the discount cabins as well as freeplay offers. I was getting way less points and never got any offers until I reached a tad over 1000 points and now we are getting discounted cabins as well as free and the freeplays. My husband never reached that many points but for the first time he received an offer for discounted cabins yesterday by email but never freeplay. My sister and I play slots and if one did not get any winnings from the slots it is approximately $4 a point because we have sat there and counted the number of spins before the next point would show up on the machine we were playing taking into account the price of the slot machine.
  7. I am glad to read this as I truly believe its the knowledge or belief of the person you ask as we experienced on the last few ships Konsingdam, Zaandam, and Niew Statendam that some bartenders claimed we could only get "fountain sodas" and others had no problem giving us the cans. The cans cost more (2.59) with tip than the fountain drink (approximately 2.33) with tip, but we had to explain to those bartenders who claimed we could only have fountain drinks that we knew cans cost more and it is deducted each time from the soda card unlike the unlimited cards. Once they thought about that some gave us cans over the fountain drink. Zaandam was always cans, while Niew Statendam and Konsingdam thought only fountain drinks but depending on bartenders we could get cans upon request. We liked the cans as we paid for the can and could take the cans back to our cabin to get two drinks out of it therefore lasting longer than 1 glass of fountain soda. So next time we will try asking various bartenders to get the discount soda card.
  8. Yes you can buy the soda card at the bar for $50. There are two offered before leaving, one is $50 for $50 and the one that the OP inquiried about is the one for $25 for $50 (the discounted one).
  9. We always take advantage of that offer of paying $25 for $50 worth and purchase it ahead of the cruise. Tried to buy another one at the bar and customer service and it was not offered for the discounted price.
  10. We enjoyed the entertainment on both the NS and Konsingdam. Can't compare to Royal's big ships entertainment though. Both had a variety of entertainment, something for everyone to enjoy including all types of music. You should really enjoy it. Have been on NA and Eurodam as well and had no problems there either.
  11. We always get the unlimited laundry for length of cruise that equals $7 a day per cabin on cruises more than 7 days, that is for cruises originating from the states. Great price and they do an awesome job, ironed and on hangers.
  12. Just keep in mind the shows are at 8 and 10 pm on all the HAL ships we have been on, except the Konsingdam where the dancers were 8 and 10 pm and the guest performers such as comedians, majician, etc were at 6:30, 8, and 9:30 pm. The 8 pm shows one needs to get there at least 30 minutes early to get a seat together in a good spot, but the late shows were not packed so we always went to late show. The casino would be crowded as well after each show so we would go back to the cabin and go back to casino close to midnight. We ate between 7 pm and 7:30.
  13. Unfortunately the Zuidy does not have the NY Pizza deli but they do have pizza in the Lido Market.
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