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  1. Great trip report!! We are doing this itinerary August 2020....thank you for sharing. amy
  2. Thanks for the info. we are taking this same cruise in 2020!
  3. My brother-in law who is an attorney wrote that review, i did not. we are traveling together.
  4. Hello Fellow CC'ers- Stay far away from the Ambassede. The Ambassede Hotel in Amsterdam quoted us 346 Euro per night for a superior room- of which we received the quote in writing on their letterhead. Upon booking the hotel we noticed the rate went up to 436 per night. After speaking with Linde at the hotel, she informed us the inital quote was a typo and that they would NOT honor the price as quoted. I immediately alerted our friends who had already booked and received a confirmation for the 346 euro per night price. When they checked, Linde informed them it was a typo and that the new rate would be 436 euro per night- despite receiving a confirmation email with the 346 euro per night. We cancelled our reservations. From our perspective, even if it were a "typo", they should still honor the reservation that was booked and confirmed. Changing the price AFTER the booking/confirmation is unscrupulous. PS for those that may doubt this story- please let me know- I'd be happy to forward you the emails to your home email. Jim and Amy P
  5. Congratulations and Enjoy!
  6. I say at Elite ++ - if price drops after final payment, you get your money back and keep your perks!! At Elite +, i would like to get best price guaranteed without all the exceptions and apply difference as OBC for existing cruise or apply different to a future booking. These are perks really worth something!! Amy
  7. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
  8. YEAH!! We also saved another $ 600.00 and kept our perks since they were offering the go Best! See you on board! I do suspect more deals given the inventory but feel the price was perfect!
  9. Hello- We are on the same cruise as you. This is a tough call and a roll of the dice either way. Although this cruise has alot of cabins left, we went ahead and booked our favorite suite cabin- which will make it "our" cabin 3 years in a row. It came with all 4 perks plus the big box gift card when we get home (of which we have purchased a computer and TV in the past). We did contemplate taking the resident rate offer which is approx 1500 less with no perks but after doing the math- the perks on an 11 day cruise are worth more than that so we are staying put. If it drops after final payment- so be it- we love the location of our cabin and the perks. In the past, we have seen the price drop close to AQ and CC cabin prices but one never knows and it may not have perks. In the past we did upgrade to suite guarantee on a med cruise but didn't to get our cabin assigned until 2 weeks before the cruise. The price increase totaled $300.00 for the two of us with perks but most low prices seem to be void of perks these days. I would decide on what your comfortable paying and then book based on that whether it is before or after final payment and then never look at the prices again- tha'ts what we do πŸ™‚. Good luck
  10. I agree completely! While I love Luminae, I order french onion soup and escargot off the MDR menu all the time. If this is true- not happy about that at all...
  11. I hope your cruise improves. One thing to consider on Celebrity is to try a sky suite. We love the suite perks and would be fun to get you and your parents a sky suite. Luminae is fabulous. When I traveled with my mom who had mobility issues (used walker, cane and scooter- oh and was on oxygen) we always booked a sky suite, at a minimum. Plenty of room and with the use of the butler for a warm breakfast, we could leisurely get ready in the morning and have a wonderful breakfast. If mom was tired, we would order dinner in the room off the regular menus. She loved tea in michaels club and all the special perks. I cannot say enouogh about the suite class perks. Check out luminae, suite perks etc while you are on board so you can decide about your trip with your parents. Wishing you an wonderful cruise. Amy
  12. following along and can hardly wait to see more photos! Enjoy!
  13. Orator- thanks for sharing the name. Glad to hear cruise is going great! Amy
  14. Yes- he did ask for a moment of silence. The crew member was from Ukraine and reportedly left a note that was found by his roommate. It was a sad and somber day.
  15. We were on this cruise and thought it was one of the best trips ever!! It was perfecto!! Butler, the tours we booked, the food- fabulous! Amy
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