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  1. Celebrity keeps on local time (except for one time out of 25 where that particular Celebrity Captain kept ship time)
  2. Love/hate relationship with this. Love getting extra OBC. Hate having to submit multiple times. I’m on my 4th try over 2 months (email and web form). Murphy’s law happened on the third try. They let me know they couldn’t apply because the booking number was incorrect. No word on all the other requests. Wish me luck on the 4th request (with a correct booking number).
  3. Is it a ship excursion? Or is it a private one. Makes a huge difference as to the answers you’ll get. If it’s a ship excursion that’s the meeting time on the ship.
  4. Agree that it’s airline dependent. Some will allow you if you have a record locator. Others require a call to FBC who can book the seats.
  5. We have. Never again. The chair hogs at the resort make cruise line chair hogs look like amateurs. The alcohol was all below well quality and some of it was in bottles that were only marked with masking tape. The food was also underwhelming and very poor quality. They did have a nice pool, but that’s the only positive I can think of.
  6. Terrikka is excellent. She’s been our shoreside concierge for at least 3 cruises on Reflection.
  7. I bought these several years ago to use when we're on Celebrity. They work great with the European plugs that are in the rooms. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R3RN4D5
  8. My favorite cruise is whatever one I’m on.
  9. I’m not sure I’d trust Celebrity to do this since their transport is 3rd party. Something is bound to get lost in translation. I’d look into arranging a car service yourself if you wanted a definite confirmation. I always use (and have been very satisfied with) Larry’s Limo in Miami. However, I have no experience whether they offer wheelchair accessible vehicles. Worth a call to them though.
  10. Agree with what other folks are saying. We always sail in a Signature suite on Reflection and in a CS on other S Class ships. Love the high ceiling and also being right by the spa cafe. Super handy to run out and grab something. It is a bit tighter in the living room than the CS, but it works well for us.
  11. Next thing you know is that they will be demanding that their immensely talented daughter be able to give a solo flute and interpretative dance concert in the atrium.
  12. Never ceases to amaze me what others want to do. I’m glad Celebrity does not allow this.
  13. We used https://www.seattleststowncar.com 3 different times last month and they are top notch.
  14. Agree. We’ve uploaded pics and they always retake them at the port. Not worth the effort to try to do it before.
  15. We did the small boat to the Dawes glacier from Solstice last month. It was easily one of the best excursions we’ve ever done. They offload you right from the ship onto their boat and then return you to Juneau.
  16. I’d also recommend a car service. They can come right where you exit the terminal. That’s what we did. Wasn’t that bad. Plus if you’re flight is after a certain time, the port of Seattle offers complimentary luggage valet so you don’t need to deal with that.
  17. The Five Courses includes selections from the a la carte menu. The upcharge is for the wine. The five courses wouldn’t be included in a meal package because of the wine inclusion. But you could just structure your a al carte to get the same food and use you beverage package to get the wines. You may need to get different wines to fit the beverage package parameters.
  18. Agree with Happycruiser and Jelayne. I'd wait until much close to your cruise. They should reach out to you 2ish weeks before you cruise. They will always have availability for those levels of suites so don't worry about not getting reservations. To try to contact this this early will just frustrate you, as you've seen. Shoreside is not the best right now (although have they ever been amazing?).
  19. We are always contacted when staying in a Celebrity Suite or higher. I get really excited when they reach out because that means the cruise is around the corner. Then I remember that for at least 75% of the time, our requests do not make it on board, so what’s really the point. I can just as easily communicate it to the butler on board and it gets taken care of.
  20. I'd be interested to know what you find out. We're booked for the train in November through Celebrity and would like to know if we can book directly or need to stay with the ship excursion.
  21. On our Solstice cruise last month, the hot chocolate was made with a powder. If they have the milk available at Cafe al Bacio, there shouldn't be any reason they can't.
  22. Yes to what folks are staying, but there may be an issue with timing for transferring the FCC on the cruise you’re cancelling. It sometimes can take a long while to get the numbers.
  23. If the shorter excursion is indeed the excursion where you board a boat off of the cruise ship, I would recommend that one over the round trip from Juneau. We just did the one where we got off the boat near the glacier last month and there no real advantage from taking the excursion to and from Juneau. It was nice just getting off the cruise ship and going to see the glacier. You see the same coming and going so no need for all the extra time. .
  24. To close the loop on my travels, I stumbled upon Alaska artworks, a tiny shop in Skagway and bought a couple of locally made items. https://www.skagway.com/listing/alaska-artworks/28/ The Soap stone carving that I bought was actually carved across the street from the store in the park.
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