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clojacks

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    Northern Minnesota
  • Interests
    Traveling, Kayaking, Biking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean, Central America

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  1. Totally agree. I had no idea that this was in the works a couple of weeks ago when, on our own, we decided to delay or Best of Japan back another year, to 2022. As it is, there were actually some very reasonable prices, and lots of desirable cabins available when we decided to cancel and rebook. We actually came out better doing that, than if we had L&S’ed. We were easily in a time frame, that ones more adventurous than us, might have started making plans that Celebrity appears to know would have been a waste of time.
  2. We had this booked until recently, when we changed it to the 2022 sailing on the Solstice. A couple of days after you changed, it had disappeared from our TA site, and Celebrity is ONLY showing Retreat's available with all other categories sold out. Anyone else find this unlikely and maybe have some insight?
  3. The Millennium March 2021Japan sailing is showing the same thing.... We actually were able to rebook for March of 2022 with our TA without having to do an L&S and ended up with a better cabin at a lower price.
  4. Greatly appreciated the "current" pictures mahdnc...While the other comments were appreciated as well, timely was more valuable to me. What it was like in 2015, or 2017, or 2011, is interesting, but your accurate pictures helped me decide what to do. Thank you!
  5. Thanks K12. We currently have a cabin booked on the hump on 7 that "appears" to not have any part of the X on the balcony, but if I knew it was removed from all balconies, I might consider a cabin more in the middle of the hump.
  6. Just curious if you know this for sure, or if you're just speculating from some of the pictures?
  7. Does the Solstice still have the giant X across the hump balconies? I'm reading conflicting answers.We have a cabin on Deck 7 booked on the Hump, and I'd hate to look out at a painted white pane of balcony glass.
  8. So, a follow up to my story.... my TA actually found a rate on the cruise that we wanted to L&S to in a 2 categories up cabin, for $700 less, with all our perks except the WIFI, which we can pay for with our savings, without having to go through the L&S process. Simple....
  9. Aren't 6240 and 42 on the angle facing back? Wouldn't they be looking right at the top of the aft lifeboats? I might be picky, but thats not a view I want from my balcony for 14 days in Japan.
  10. Here is our situation....we are currently booked on the Best of Japan 14 day sailing for march 28, 2021 in a 2C on Millennium, in a Sweet 16 cabin. It is somewhat possible that this sailing will take place, but we are 99% apprehensive, and have resigned ourselves to not sailing then, as we were going to tack on a Singapore and Cambodia side trip as well. I looked into the Lift and Shift and in March of 2022, Celebrity is doing the Best of Japan for 14 days on the Solstice. For those familiar with the cabin class differences between Millennium class and Solstice class, 2C's on Millennium are very acceptable cabins...the 2C's (and 2D's) are either partially obstructed or obstructed. I am absolutely not going to look out at the top of a lifeboat or the davit lift apparatus for 14 days from my balcony! I had heard on other threads of people being able to pay the difference in cabin category to move, which to move up to an unobstructed 2B or 2A, the difference is approximately $100 to 140 per person. My current rate, which was booked in Oct of 2018, including 4 perks, is about $1000 less than prevailing rates right now. Here was Celebrity's chat response this morning to my inquiry about "moving up". Ashley You are not able to request a stateroom. Once you select lift and shift, We will try and give you the same room in the same category. If it is not available, we will go ahead and assign any room in the same stateroom category After it has been assigned, you can call in to change your room number. If you change the category, it will be prevailing rates and promotions. In this case, I would suggest waiting for the Lift and Shift to be assigned and then reaching out to your TA to see if you can have the same promotion and just pay to have an unobstructed view. I do apologize, Art Art So, if I fill out the form, and I don't like what you assign, or any of the same cabin options, can I decline the lift and shift offer? Do I have to confirm acceptance or anything before you cancel me off of my current booking? Ashley If this is a Global Suspension sailing, you can opt to do the full refund if you decline the offer Once you fill out the Lift and Shift form, the lift and shift will take place
  11. Ashley You are not able to request a stateroom. Once you select lift and shift, We will try and give you the same room in the same category. If it is not available, we will go ahead and assign any room in the same stateroom category After it has been assigned, you can call in to change your room number. If you change the category, it will be prevailing rates and promotions. In this case, I would suggest waiting for the Lift and Shift to be assigned and then reaching out to your TA to see if you can have the same promotion and just pay to have an unobstructed view. I do apologize, Art Art So, if I fill out the form, and I don't like what you assign, or any of the same cabin options, can I decline the lift and shift offer? Do I have to confirm acceptance or anything before you cancel me off of my current booking? Ashley If this is a Global Suspension sailing, you can opt to do the full refund if you decline the offer Once you fill out the Lift and Shift form, the lift and shift will take place
  12. Twice now, I have used Celebrity's chat agents in the last 2 days to question some aspects of the L & S and this is a synopsis of todays chat.... Ashley You are not able to request a stateroom. Once you select lift and shift, We will try and give you the same room in the same category. If it is not available, we will go ahead and assign any room in the same stateroom category After it has been assigned, you can call in to change your room number. If you change the category, it will be prevailing rates and promotions.
  13. Did you do this in the online request form? I just had one of their chat "specialists" tell me that if I wanted to "upgrade", I would lose my perks and have to pay the prevailing rate. I hardy consider going from a great Sweet 16 type 2C cabin to a partially obstructed 2C cabin as an equal swap, requiring an upgrade for a comparable view. The agent told me it was only obstructed if you were on the balcony! I couldn't believe he said it....
  14. As I thought further about this, I believe I would lose my perks, and more likely than not, I would end up having to pay the prevailing fare, which is significantly more than my booked fare.
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