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  1. Then you won’t have any issues ordering off the MDR menu in Luminae.
  2. Agree. On S and M class it’s not an issue because the MDR kitchen is located with the Luminae kitchen. On E class, the kitchens are at opposite ends of the ship. Generally, you can’t order off those menus the day of. I’ve seen the odd post on here where folks who say they have, but in my opinion, it’s not fair to make the servers run to the other end of the ship. They will do their best to accommodate you if you give them a day’s notice though. As for delivering to your suite, room type matters. Luminae is not available to be delivered to your room. Just the regular main dining room. Sometimes the PH or other top suite can get it delivered, but that’s it.
  3. That's super interesting. I'm guessing they were trying to take the load off of Oceanview because everyone would be up there trying to grab lunch.
  4. The last time we were on a private island was in Labadee and we also paid $475, which I though was highway robbery, but it was using OBC so it wasn't as bad. We wanted an easy getaway in September and are doing a 3/4 night b2b with 2 visits to CocoCay on those cruises.
  5. Thanks for that information. Celebrity is charging $173pp for Coco Beach Club access. The Oasis cabana is $1,499. Knowing that this question is extremely subjective, is it worth that for that price for the day?
  6. Thanks. It must be sold out as I didn’t see that one on the Celebrity site . I’m not sailing until early September, which will provide some additional time for intel about how the different brands will mesh there.
  7. I did some research, and it looks like Celebrity's first stop is on Reflection on May 3. Has anyone heard whether Celebrity will be using any of the areas of the island for suite-only access like they have when they cruised to Labadee? I read that RC doesn't have a separate area, but wonder if Celebrity will. Have any of you sailing on Reflection heard from the shoreside concierge about any special Retreat areas? Looking at the app, cabanas are $1,499 to $3,499 depending on where. We certainly won't be partaking in those. I can't imagine paying that much for a cabana for the day.
  8. My experience (see prior post) is the warranty begins with purchase, just like any other authorized reseller. I've put this to the test once when one of the Airpods stopped working and Apple gave me a new one because it was still under warranty from the day I bought them.
  9. It really is luck of the draw as to the inventory. For example, last month on Constellation, the only Apple product they had were Macbook Airs. I've bought Airpods, Ipads, and Apple watches on board before but you never know what they will have. I too use my OBC for the purchases because in some cases they were older models, but since I'm not using "my money" it didn't matter to me.
  10. Thanks for the pics. The sofa folds out for the additional bed?
  11. Out of curiosity, was this recent? Our experience has always been that it is $30 for dinner. The last time we brought friends to Luminae was 2022 though.
  12. Agree with the above posters. It’s too bad Celebrity IT can’t differentiate suite versus non suite. I always check the latest check in time when travelling in a suite so that others may get the earlier times.
  13. When we were there in 2022, we brought some AUD from a prior trip. And we came home with the same AUD as credit cards were accepted everywhere, including at the small vendors like you're talking about.
  14. Looking forward to hearing about that. We once did what was billed as a walk in St. Kitt's rainforest. What they didn't say was that the walk was up half of the mountain. I was expecting a leisurely stroll and ended up having to use ropes in some places to climb to the next level.
  15. Thanks for the information. We will be in room 701 in December. Did you take any pictures of the room that you can share?
  16. There’s a switch to make to glass go from clear to opaque.
  17. We always book Signature suites on Reflection (and have 2 upcoming). We’ve never heard a bit of sound coming from the lounge in our room. Can’t even recall hearing any in the private hallway either.
  18. The only time it’s ever showed to us is when we’ve been in a Signature suite on Reflection and the inhabitants of the Reflection suite have been extremely high maintenance. Our butler would call for reinforcements and we’d see the other one every now and then.
  19. I’d be interested to hear other people’s experience. Ours experience while sailing in Penthouses is that, while they are dedicated to your suite, they are also dedicated to other suites as well. It’s not a 1:1 ratio.
  20. That seems to be a very old description that came up. Gotta love Celebrity IT.
  21. I have never felt the need to tip at the beginning of a cruise and have always received excellent service. I’m sure you’ll hear from others who say it’s critical to get excellent service, but it’s never been my case. I think it’s a bit tacky as well in that you’re automatically making an assumption that they won’t do their job and the only way they will do it is to tip upfront.
  22. We just got off a 9 night on Constellation. There was live music in the Retreat Lounge at least 2 of the nights. Unfortunately, it was only one set right before dinner time. The Suite Manager also arranged to have the magician from one of the main theater shows do a set one evening before dinner. There wasn’t an empty seat in the Retreat Lounge. Sure wish they would do that sort of thing consistently across the fleet.
  23. Not sure what you’re trying to say that’s new. What you said has been how Luminae has worked for years. It’s never open on port days (other than embarkation day).
  24. We were just on Connie last week and I asked for Macallan in the Retreat Lounge. They told me there’s a $2 upcharge even in the Lounge. I had a direct conversation to show my displeasure about it with the Suite Manager and didn’t have to pay the upcharge the entire week. Hopefully they will retreat in the crazy business of up charging for nominally better products. I don’t mind it for expensive bottles, but for Macallan Quest or Decoy wine, it’s unacceptable.
  25. I was thinking the same thing. Looking forward to hearing about your upcoming travels.
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