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  1. 1 hour ago, debfed65 said:



    Thank you both for replying! It is appreciated 😊

    I was just wondering if  AUD cash was better for the Saturday Market at the Rocks with the local vendors. 




    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. 

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  2. On 4/1/2024 at 12:45 AM, owensp said:

    We travelled to Antarctica earlier this year on RA and were in Suite 701
    - no issue with noise in rough seas that we were particularly concerned about - at the bow of a small boat in a 6m swell is always going to be a bit of a ride

    - no real issue, but it did seem to unnerve my wife a little, and the bottom of the window is high in comparison to your position when lying on the couches - there is a heavy curtain that divides this area from the main part of the cabin.

    - this seems to be in the wall of the cabin in the centre of the main section of the suite along the centre line of the boat - we didn't use this at all

    Travelling again on RA in August, doing Vancouver to Nome, but have moved a deck up to 801

    Thanks for the information. We will be in room 701 in December. Did you take any pictures of the room that you can share? 

  3. 16 minutes ago, Georgia_Peaches said:

    I will be sailing in one of these with my dear mother in July.  She's never been on Celebrity and I wanted to introduce her to a nice suite experience.  I'm hoping you can answer this question for me...does the window in the shower that looks into the bedroom have a privacy screen?

    There’s a switch to make to glass go from clear to opaque. 

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  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

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  6. 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. 

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  7. 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. 

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  8. 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).  

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  9. 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. 

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  10. 14 minutes ago, mahdnc said:


    Hi, Lois.  It is great to hear from an old Celebrity regular from years gone by.  What brings you back?



    I was thinking the same thing. Looking forward to hearing about your upcoming travels. 

  11. The “wine” part of the cruise probably refers more to the regions you’ll be visiting rather than any special events on board.


    The only differences regarding drink menus in Australia is that they will have the gratuity built into the price.  

  12. 33 minutes ago, Itchy&Scratchy said:

    but it shouldn't be for a March 24 sailing. I already checked in for our March 30 sailing on Feb 13.


    make sure Celebrity didn't cancel your reservation...

    Yep. I didn't count right. 


    I'd just wait a few days and not stress.

  13. 13 minutes ago, jshli said:

    No availability for a private tour, except in the evening. 
    Mangrove Snapper, since I take only early morning shore excursions, I didn’t realize later ones that require a tender, meet off the ship. Makes sense, you have solved my dilemma and I will go on the excursion as originally planned, only later.
    Thanks all.


    I would check with shore excursion staff to make sure this is the case before going ashore.  If they do meet on the ship, you can let them know you’ll meet at port.   

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  14. 2 hours ago, Charles4515 said:

    There are many sales on Amazon and matched by other sellers currently. It is anticipated that updated iPads will be released in March. 

    Yes that’s true, but unfortunately Amazon doesn’t accept Celebrity OBC as payment.  I’ve bought iPads and Apple Watches over the years to burn up OBC. I’m happy with not having the latest and greatest if I can use up OBC. I’d never pay cash for exactly the reason you cite. 

  15. 3 minutes ago, prbffd28 said:

    In my humble opinion this is just another decision by the new president/admin's to turn what a lot of us love about Celebrity into a more Royal Caribbean style line.

    If I wanted to sail Royal I would but I choose Celebrity (or at least I did).

    We love going to this area when most others are at dinner since this is about the only time it's quiet and the hot tubs are not full of people.

    As many many folks have already said, this is nothing new. This was also a thing under the previous leadership. 

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  16. Now a days there’s not much cost savings with FBC. Main thing is that you don’t have to pay for the flights until final payment.  Make sure to read the terms and conditions about what FBC does and won’t do as for getting you to the ship. It’s not as simple. 

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