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NEW 2 CRUISIN

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    BUFFALO, NY
  • Interests
    Travel, Music, and Theater
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Norwegian, and Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean, Norway, and the Mexican Riviera
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  1. What about Cap’n Crunch? Nobody calls him Captain Berries!
  2. Thank You! I was confusing Holland America, I think, where we actually could buy a physical gift card to "swipe" for each purchase. Appreciate the quick reply! πŸ‘
  3. Do they have "physical plastic gift cards" to use....or is it just a credit on the room bill? Thanks!
  4. The only issue is......THEY APPEAR TO BE INHABITED BY GHOSTS!!! 🀣
  5. Hello All! When purchasing On-Board Credit online through the Celebrity Bon Voyage Department, is there an option to order for different cabins during the ordering process? I was hoping to buy some for all 3 of our booked cabins in one transaction, but made it to checkout page and didn't want to proceed until I found out. Otherwise, I suppose I would need to do 3 separate transactions? Also, will they give each room a physical "gift card" to use for purchases, or is it just a credit on their bill? I'm wondering how the other cabins will know we are surprising them with some credit to use (without me having to awkwardly explain it to them) ?? Thanks so much! πŸ™‚
  6. Let us know what you find!!
  7. Ask before you book on the ship! The courses are listed on the show menu and are prepared and "timed" to be served at different points in the show....which leads to the next "tasting". The meal started out with a salad, but I don't recall if they offered a vegetarian entree or not! We loved it!
  8. We did it on the Breakaway earlier this month. What a fun addition to the programming! It's about 75 minutes long, and you eat your lunch (salad, rolls, steak, and shrimp) while the musical is being presented. Within the musical script, you will be told which of the 5 wines to taste, how to "sniff, swish, and spit", and all about the characteristics of the wine you are tasting. With the dessert course, a 6th glass of sparkling dessert wine is served to coincide with the finale of the show. It was cute and well done! Sharp-eyed cruisers will recognize the performers from the "Rock of Ages" cast! I fun way to spend an afternoon! And for those of yo not used to drinking 3 or more glasses of wine with lunch...ENJOY YOUR MID-AFTERNOON NAP IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING!!
  9. Guest Services Desk as soon as you board. GOOD LUCK!
  10. I agree! Having to schedule dinners and shows so far in advance - just to be able to actually get them - takes some of the fun out of a vacation for me, too! Don't worry about not having all of your dinner reservations finalized before the cruise. You can always cancel, make, or change them on the ship! We are just off the Breakaway Transatlantic, and we found there to be openings in most restaurants every night by checking the lighted touch screen boards all over the ship. It's easy to see what's available and reserve a table at any of them! (I can't speak for Teppanyaki, as we would never go there anyway, but I see some folks posting that this fills up quick if you really want to go there!) We managed to get into everything we wanted with no trouble at all. The only time to book in advance is if it is for a special occasion....or you simply must be someplace on a specific night. FULL DISCLOSURE: While we GOT every meal and show we wanted, there are still venues on the Breakaway that ALWAYS required waiting in line for an hour - even if you have reserved seats! (I'm talking to YOU, Headliners, Breakaway Theater, and Speigel Tent!!!) 😠 HAVE FUN and ENJOY YOUR CRUISE!
  11. It was an amazing crossing and re-entry into NY! About midnight the light rain stopped and the air cleared up so we could see the lights from the City very clearly. Shortly after passing under the bridge, we got great shots of the Statue of Liberty and the City skyline on the way to the Pier. Sailing in or out of NY is always a "goose-bump-inducing" experience, but the (very) early morning entry was spectacular! We were at the dock and safely secured by about 2AM -- just enough time to catch 4 hours of sleep before breakfast and disembarkation!
  12. Just one copy per cabin will work! All the info for BOTH guests is in the bar code they scan on the Cruise Docs! HAVE FUN!
  13. BREAKAWAY = NO STRAWS! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I didn't have time to read through all of the posts, but we just got back from the Trans-Atlantic cruise and wanted to confirm for the Breakaway. Incidentally, we knew this ahead of time and brought our own straws. We were the most popular folks at the bar as we freely shared our paper straws with anyone who asked! (They are so cheap and easy to pack and carry!) The severs at dinners almost always noticed and commented about the straws to us, saying what a smart idea it was to research and bring our own. I could tell they were tired of having to explain the "no straws" policy to diners every day! HAHA!
  14. I can't speak for your experience of 3 years ago, but we are just off the Breakaway Trans-Atlantic and our experience was that Cagney's and LeBistro were both excellent! LaCucina had just (the very day we dined there) instituted a new "less Olive Garden-ish" menu that we thought was an improvement, but heard others complaining because there was no lasagna or chicken am on the menu. Incidentally, our meal at LaCucina was our least favorite of the 4, but also the most expensive if actually paid for "a la cart" with cash...which would not have been worth it! Also....Don't worry about not having all of your reservations finalized before the cruise, as we found there to be openings in most restaurants every night by checking the touch screen boards all over the ship. By scanning your room key, its easy to see what's available and reserve a table at any of them! HAVE FUN!!!
  15. PayPal is the way to go to avoid this situation in the future. I was a late-comer to using it, but it’s really the easiest and best way to go! Once your transportation or tour is arranged, the first (X) number of people to pay via PayPal get to go on the tour. Others miss out. If they are serious, the money is in your account the same day....then you can post about any available spaces you might still have left for others. GOOD LUCK!! Sent from my iPad using Forums
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