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  1. Has anyone lifted and shifted their cruise where they had booked a Signature Suite on Reflection and shifted to another S Class or to an M class ship? According to Celebrity's L&S site, my two options are Silhouette or Constellation. Since Reflection is the only ship that has Signature suites, I was wondering whether you were offered a Royal Suite (higher category but with the same amenities) or a Celebrity suite (lower category and fewer included amenities). I'm aware I could call but I'd like to have as much information from the cruising community before I do so. Thanks.
  2. We'll be overnighting in Ashdod in Oct. 2021 (was supposed to be 2020), and instead of going back to our ship, we decided to overnight in Jerusalem so that we can experience the city after tours leave. We have two days of private tours booked with GTI, including a full day in Jerusalem. What would you do in the evening? Walk around the Old City? Dinner recommendations? We're staying within walking distance of the Jaffa gate if that helps.
  3. Our October 2020 Mediterranean/Israel cruise is now our October 2021 Mediterranean/Israel cruise. We are going to be doing 4 nights precruise in Rome. However, with the modified dates, we plan to stay for a extra day after the cruise ends. Instead of staying in Rome or Civitavecchia, are there any other towns and more specifically, hotels, that would be nice to stay a bit off the beaten path where we could still get to FCO within about an hour the next morning?
  4. Does anyone have scans of what the menus were? His recipes were featured on our first few cruises and were fantastic.
  5. Sounds like you would have been more comfortable and safe by wearing a protective suit and gas mask while on the ship if you were that concerned about documenting how Celebrity failed.
  6. If you're before final payment, I would add her now, even if its still a "maybe." You may not be able to later should your section for muster/life boats be full. You can always take her off right before final payment. We have done this before for one of the signature suites. It didn't affect our pricing to add a 3rd at a later date.
  7. We routinely are able to make an 11:15 flight out of Miami when docking in Fort Lauderdale. I usually arrange a private transfer (Larry’s Limo) and not a Uber simply because it might take additional time for the uber to Arrive and find you.
  8. I think we had the same agent. I got the same attitude and information about the site being wrong. She also told me that she could see seats being bought as we were speaking and that I’d better book quickly. This is for a cruise 11 months away. Sounded very odd so I ended the call.
  9. Am also finding choice air with very low and different prices from the other Celebrity ways of booking. Just booked DC to Rome. Choice Air was $2400pp business while the flight search within the celebrity booking was $4700. And depending on how I spoke with, the call center was $4-6k per person for the same flights. I was able to call the airline to select seats so I should be good to go with the lower fare.
  10. We’ve bought iPads over the years on our cruises. We only do so when we have a ton of Nonrefundable OBC. I wouldn’t buy one on the ship if you’re spending your own money. They may be a version prior, but that’s ok with us. If we don’t need iPads, I use the OBC for Johnny Walker Blue.
  11. Hello. We were just in Aruba on the Celebrity Edge and I wanted to give a review of the Riu Palace Antillas Hotel, which we went to after purchasing a pass from resorts for a day. The cost of the pass was $130. I would not recommend going to this resort for this price. We have been to numerous places like Nachi Cocum in Cozumel and Maya Chan in Costa Maya. They Riu couldn’t be more different than these amazing places. First with the good. The staff generally were very pleasant and seemed to want to help you. The grounds were nice and the beach top notch. However, these were no
  12. You’re welcome. Thank you for doing your blogs. I had followed your them because we were boarding the following week and also had several friends on the TA.
  13. It would be a bit tight but you can still get out in either outside.
  14. Here are a couple of pics. There’s room to move the beds apart about 12-14 inches (moving each one so that it’s touching the nightstand). That might be enough for some who want them separated. Or it still might not be enough for some.
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