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  1. The answer is yes, they do. But it really depends on what you have. IMHO if everyone who had a cold in the winter cancelled his/her cruise half the ship would be empty! (ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but it could be a large percentage) I don't think people should be cancelling because of a cold, although if they are considerate they will do their best to cover their mouths, staying away from others, avoiding the buffet, etc.. If they have a fever or something else that suggests it is the flu rather than a cold, then they should either cancel or advise the ship before boarding and have a visit with the medical staff onboard for evaluation. Other illnesses are another story. Serious illnesses like pneumonia should require cancelling. If someone has norovirus or something similar, they should self-disclose and then they will be allowed to board but will be quarantined for a number of days. Unfortunately not everyone is honest about this stuff.
  2. I agree about a level between Elite+ and Zenth. Have been cruising X since 1992 and have no hope of ever reaching Zenith, even though I have 50 cruises under my belt. Also like the idea of milestone perks. I think 50 cruises is a big milestone! No recognition was given us for this achievement. Not a word from the Captains Club hostess or anything. Nothing. That's just bad customer service IMHO.
  3. I agree about a level between Elite+ and Zenth. Have been cruising X since 1992 and have no hope of ever reaching Zenith, even though I have 50 cruises under my belt. Also like the idea of milestone perks. I think 50 cruises is a big milestone! No recognition was given us for this achievement. Not a word from the Captains Club hostess or anything. Nothing. That's just bad customer service IMHO.
  4. I agree about a level between Elite+ and Zenth. Have been cruising X since 1992 and have no hope of ever reaching Zenith, even though I have 50 cruises under my belt. Also like the idea of milestone perks. I think 50 cruises is a big milestone! No recognition was given us for this achievement. Not a word from the Captains Club hostess or anything. Nothing. That's just bad customer service IMHO.
  5. You do realize Bonine and non-drowsy Dramamine are exactly the same medication in exactly the same dose? I am not trying to be snarky here - but check the labels and you will see. Your other tips are helpful.
  6. On our last cruise talked to the Captains Club hostess about this very question. She said the seas do have a tendency to be rocky, at least as compared to the Caribbean.
  7. I have never experienced this before on any of my 48 Celebrity cruises - at least not that I noticed.
  8. Wouldn't we all! Been on 48 Celebrity cruises and never, ever been offered any free upgrades. Now that they have Move-up bidding they are not going to be upgrading people (not that it was common before - seemed to only rarely happen to first time cruisers)
  9. Agreed. There seems to be some confusion about how it works. You explained it well.
  10. We have sailed in a number of AQ cabins recently, including two separate hump cabins in the past month. In most locations, there was some noise but nothing that would prevent us from booking again. If you are very, very sensitive to noise then avoid these cabins. If a little muffled chair scraping and some mild occasional music on your balcony don't bother you then go for it. BLU is great and is the definitive reason we always book AQ when we can (would do suites also but too pricey these days)
  11. As a fellow sufferer, I encourage you to please not worry. I also get seasick easily. And yet I have taken more than 50 cruises. 6' seas are not a big deal, although whether you will feel it or not depends on many things - how the waves are hitting, whether they are swells, what direction the wind is blowing and how strong, where you are located on the ship, and on and on. There are many things you can do to avoid seasickness and to treat it if it happens. You can search these boards for a lot of info in that regard. My main advice, besides trying not to worry, is to get started on some preventative medication before you board. Meclizine (Dramamine II) is used most often. One OTC tablet every 12 hours. As you are sailing, if you find you don't need it or the seas feel flat (believe me, sometimes you will not even feel like you are on a ship!), you can always stop taking it. If you didn't bring any, Guest Relations will give you some for free. You may feel a little drowsy on this med, but not too bad. Also, your sea legs will likely improve as the sailing goes on. In the meantime, avoid heavy greasy or spicy foods, and a lot of alcohol. Make sure to have some food in your stomach. If you start feeling a little woozy, go outside to catch an ocean breeze and look at the horizon - it will help stabilize you.
  12. To me there really is not all that much difference for me to worry about it when I book. I also get sea sick easily and for me it doesn't really matter which way I face (which is a different issue if I am in a car, boat, or train where I can see the horizon rushing past me backwards - that bothers me; this does not). Anyway...……….I personally prefer bed by the bath so I don't have to stumble around the bed to get there in the middle of the night (a senior issue). That does make it a bit more awkward to get into the closet but really, it is no big deal either way. To me location matters WAY more than where the bed is located.
  13. Incomplete but what is there is very helpful, thank you! I agree - the crew definitely knows where to go.
  14. Nice. Unfortunately I have Verizon. No free coverage except in Mexican ports, Puerto Rico and USVI.
  15. Agree it would be valuable on those also (and info is probably there). I was hoping for people like me who cruise often and go to multiple ports, there would be a more compiled list so I didn't have to go to 4 or 5 or 7 or 8 threads and search
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