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  1. You've certainly found a way to convey what an exceptional person and CD Matt O'' was, and to express what we also experienced with him to a "T". Thank you for your insightful writing. I know Matt's supporters all wish him well in whatever road he chooses to follow, and I think the respectful thing to do now is to savor our memories and move forward with new cruise experiences. After cancelling our transatlantic on the Regal we booked another Panama Canal cruise. Since this is a "cruise director" forum, another stellar Princess CD we've enjoyed tremendously was Jody Miles on our
  2. Yup! We were booked on the Regal transatlantic (11/3) and cancelled the moment we learned Matt was no longer on board.
  3. Nope - don't remember the cabin number. One thing I remember about the inside cabins was that some of them ran "perpendicular" to the balconies. Most were just on the other side of the hallway which is how we've always seen them. But then there were several that were situated across the ship, from port side to starboard. Our room steward had some of those in his assignmnent. You'll see them if you pull up the deck plans for the Sun Princess. I hope you enjoy your Alaska cruise!
  4. We were on the Sun in Australia in November 2019. The ship is old and showing her age and our balcony room was TINY - by far the smallest cabin we've ever had in 25 cruises! In fact, on our last night sailing into Perth the seas were very rough and we needed to pack. We were literally being tossed against the walls because the space was so tight! And the potential for motion sickness was becoming very real, even though we both wore Scopalomine patches. We took a break from packing to go to the Vista Lounge where at least the space was larger so we didn't feel the motion as much. We actua
  5. Thanks for your recommendation, Payd. Talk about coincidence . . . I started looking around on booking.com last week and saw the Duque Hotel. Looked very good to me so I booked it, thinking if someone made a recommendation that looked better I could always cancel. So thank you for confirming my decision! Did you try any local restaurants that you liked? You said it's walking distance to the HOHO bus - what did you think of that? The reviews of a couple of HOHO type bus companies aren't very good. What else did you do in BA that you enjoyed?
  6. We have never been to South America, so we'd like a neighborhood convenient to local non-touristy restaurants, maybe museums, and one where we'd feel safe walking around the area at night. I know that pickpocket risk is higher in some places than others - we take normal precautions when traveling, and of course, awareness of your surroundings is always important. We would like to do a tango lesson/show - I'm not sure about the dinner these places offer. Our experience in other countries with dinner shows has not been particularly good . . . show might be good, but food is really
  7. We plan to spend a couple of days pre-cruise in mid February in Buenos Aires. Does anyone have recommendations for a reasonably priced and well-located hotel? Also, any suggestions for activities for those days? Thanks!
  8. Many of you seem to have used this switch for late 2020 cruises. We just recently booked a Caribbean cruise on Reflection for December 4, 2020. Do you really think this cruise might not go or we might have problems getting back? Should we consider rebooking it for December 2021? You folks are making me nervous!!
  9. Thanks everyone for the explanation. Since I didn't have any cruises booked for 2020 which were cancelled, this didn't apply to me but if it had I might have gambled on taking the same cruise next year.
  10. I have seen this phrase over and over again on Celebrity message boards and I have no idea what it means! Does it refer to changing your existing booking to a new date for a better price? Or re-pricing a booking when there's been a price reduction? Can someone give me a simple explanation? Thanks.
  11. Thanks for all of your comments. Some of these choices sound spectacular - I'm checking into one of the packages!
  12. I know what you mean! The only reason I think we can afford to cruise is because of all the money we saved from not being able to take all of the scheduled trips for 2020!
  13. We haven't sailed with Celebrity for several years, but recently booked two cruises on Reflection. Can anyone tell me what the benefits are for RCCL shareholders? Also, how do you go about notifying them of your shareholder status to get credited? Is there a form online or what? Thanks.
  14. We just booked two cruises (December 2020 and June 2021) on X Reflection. Can anyone give me information on the specialty restaurants? The X website shows a sample menu but no pricing information. In addition to current prices, please share what your favorite specialty restaurant is and what menu items do you recommend? We haven't sailed Celebrity in several years so we're excited to give them a try again! Thanks.
  15. Very different ships, indeed! We always choose by itinerary and date first, then ship second, and that always seems to work out for us. We like different classes of ships for different reasons. I think if you go on a cruise with an open mind you'll find things you LOVE and other things maybe not so much. But after many, many cruises there was truly only one that we really didn't enjoy much at all for a variety of reasons . . . and they had the absolute best food of any of our cruises!
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