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  1. From my perspective- you did not charter a private yacht so their will be other passengers- some louder than others. I have been on cruises with loud groups and while annoying at times, I try and focus on how happy they are being together and how much fun they are having. Its made a difference. When in Alaska- we had a family next to us who had a baby that cried 24/7. At times we could hear it through the walls and it was horrific when we tried to sit on our balcony. At first we were really mad- then we became empathetic toward the family as it was no fun for them either. By day 3 the baby calmed down quite a bit so was happy we did not complain and make a dig deal about it. Lastly, I will also say that I have been part of a party of 6 and several nights we laughed ourselves silly while dining in Luminae. 3 of us have loud voices- that carry. We are not inconsiderate or rude- just enjoying our wonderful vacation together- feeling fortunate to have this experience. I hope you can find peace and joy and remember- others are also on vacation- enjoying themselves. Amy
  2. Great trip report!! We are doing this itinerary August 2020....thank you for sharing. amy
  3. Thanks for the info. we are taking this same cruise in 2020!
  4. My brother-in law who is an attorney wrote that review, i did not. we are traveling together.
  5. 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
  6. Congratulations and Enjoy!
  7. 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
  8. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
  9. 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!
  10. 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 🙂. Good luck
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. following along and can hardly wait to see more photos! Enjoy!
  14. Orator- thanks for sharing the name. Glad to hear cruise is going great! Amy
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. We just got off Reflection and had to get one new card as it suddenly stopped working so you WILL need to return to guest relations. Problem not 100% resolved. Also, they started putting your blue chip casino status on the front of the card. I had not idea we were even "in" blue chip club. Asked several crew member what Onyx meant and they had no clue. finally, someone in the casino let us know that is our blue chip status. Who knew??!! Amy
  18. We used Michel as well and was a fantastic day!!
  19. Amazing. Thank you for touching my heart. Sending healing thoughts to you and your family.
  20. For a 14 night cruise, I would definitely go to different restaurants to break things up. Our favorites in order for dinner are: 1) Lawn Club Grill 2) Murano 3) Tuscan Grille Lunch or dinner * Our friends love the porch and the seafood tower
  21. Thanks for sharing! Looks fun!
  22. Enjoy! We have friends on this cruise! Following along :)
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