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mahi mahi

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About mahi mahi

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  • Location
    Kitchener, Ontario
  • Interests
    Cruising, fishing in that order
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. We have cruised all four lines and consider HAL and Celebrity as tied for #1 IMHO. Done 2 Princess, both in Europe and they were ok (one on Royal Princess, one on Caribbean Priot ncess). Did NCL once and that was enough (also Europe...never again). We would perhaps give a slight edge to HAL because their ships are smaller. Some say the passenger demographic on HAL looks like a retirement home and the ships basically shut down by 10 p.m. I think this may have been the the case on longer itineraries overall. We cruise either by ourselves or with extended family so this has never bo
  2. That tour was booked through Your Day Tours (www.yourdaytours.is). The guide's name was Addy. You can find them on Trip Advisor as well.
  3. Celebrity cancelled our May 9th Norway cruise on March 24th. We had booked direct with them and cancelled immediately using the link in the email. Flights were also booked with Air Canada through Choice Air and were non refundable - email noted we would have to deal direct with Air Canada for flights (previous cancellations of non refundable air were refunded by Celebrity). Air Canada directed us back to Celebrity as the booking was treated as a 3rd party booking. I emailed Choice Air supervisors on the advice of the rep I spoke to, they said they would look into it and let me know in 7 -
  4. Flights for our May 9th cruise were booked through Choice Air, also non-refundable. The previous block of cancellations offered refunds of Choice Air bookings regardless if they were refundable or not. I tried to contact the airline (Air Canada) but there was a wait of 1.5 hours. Went to my booking on their website and was notified that because the booking was done by a third party etc. (i.e. Celebrity), I must contact them. Talked to a Celebrity rep who basically said the same thing but when I explained AC said to contact them, he gave me the email address for Choice Air supervisors.
  5. Good luck getting through to Air Canada, wait time was 1.5 hours when I called. I emailed Choice Air managers explaining the situation and they replied that they were working with the airlines and would reply in 7 - 10 business days (that was a week ago). I will follow up next week. I understand the concept of non-refundable tickets, however this is a unique situation that no one could have anticipated. I do not want a voucher, I want my money! Who knows what the world will look like in 2021!
  6. Did you book with Air Canada by any chance?
  7. I don't remember how Celebrity handles disembarking and we don't use cruise line transfers in any case. We came off a Holland America ship last Sunday and like you, our flight to Toronto didn't leave until 4:05 pm. We always take our own bags off ship and HAL's latest disembarkation time was 10:15 am. We took a cab to the airport which was $20 US and had to wait to checkin at 1pm. Be prepared - the airport is a zoo with no room for passengers to sit, lots were camped out on the floor waiting for their time to check in for their flights. Once checked in and through security we had another
  8. I have it on good authority from my son who spent time on a farm in Iceland that there could be horsemeat in some hotdogs - he was told by the farmer that if you eat hotdogs at service stations you have likely eaten horsemeat! Yes, I am aware that they are mostly made with lamb. We made sure to ask the staff at the stable to direct us to a hotdog stand that did not feature horse on it's menu:-) Enjoy Iceland - it is truly unique!
  9. In May last year we used McComb's Coach Travel. We had a minibus with a great driver/guide and spent a couple of hours in the Titanic exhibit (book your tickets in advance, this is a must see in Belfast) after which we were driven to Giant's Causeway. We spent a good amount of time there and then returned to Belfast with the driver pointing out sights, including the famous murals. We paid 130 British pounds for the 2 of us and had a great day.
  10. We were in Iceland in May last year, with an overnight in Reykjavik. We did a Golden Circle tour in a small mini bus for $92 US per person. The driver/guide was wonderful and we learned so much on the tour. She was flexible about itinerary and very well versed in history. At one point she asked if any of us would like to visit a farm - that was great as we got to see Icelandic horses close up as well as sheep that had just given birth or were about to. The horses are stunning! The second day we had booked horse riding at a small stable and that was awesome! Icelandic horses have a uniq
  11. Celebrity contracted the shuttle to a local company and we paid them at the bus. I believe it was either 13 euros or $15US each.
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