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  1. I can't believe I am feeling this way about X. Over dumb movies. Last year we were only doing 1 cruise in Feb (RCI-NOT my favorite). Round about Nov I couldn't stand it, I had to do another. So I looked and looked and found a great deal on a 2 week Christmas/NYE cruise on HAL. We had never cruised on HAL before. As I look back and remember, there were some things about that cruise that I absolutely loved, I know, I am a broken record about 1 of them. HAL so outshines X in these areas I am seriously thinking that a switch might be what we need. 1. They have a laundry package for $7 a day that is awesome 2. They have the best movies (free of course) I have ever seen on a cruise. And a huge assortment. We were on it for 2 weeks and I think I may have missed 1 or 2 and I watch a movie each evening (while my husband is on the balcony). 3. The evening entertainment is the best. They have BB King venue which has classical music in early evening and R&B at night. And they had a classic rock area and dueling pianos. As a lover of music, I was very happy. Just like anything, it was hard going on a new cruise line. You get used to a product and that makes you feel comfortable. But honestly, if X is going to play the bean counting game, I think it may be time to start looking elsewhere. And after this cruise on X in Nov we will be Elite +, dang.
  2. We had Cranston in Michael's Club on Silhouette. (11/17) Nice man. Sorry he won't be on Reflection.
  3. Well, I am sort of upset. While I didn't think the movies were particularly good in the stateroom, they were better than nothing. Thank goodness we will have unlimited internet. Prime and Netflix here we come. As was already asked above, any way to plug the devices into the TV? PS We did a 2 week holiday cruise on HAL. The movies were amazing. And of course, the unlimited laundry package at $7 a day per cabin.
  4. I see you've cruised on Disney. It was a long time goal of mine to cruise with Mickey at the helm through the Panama Canal. Mickey did not disappoint. It really was a special cruise with characters all over the ship throughout the transit. And the response from people viewing the ships when our DCL ship came through was priceless. DCL is usually quite pricey, I'm sure you know. But our PC cruise was actually a bargain, even compared to other cruise lines. I vote Mickey.
  5. My personal favorite hurricane or power loss tip is to buy a USB fan. Some of our wireless speakers are also power banks and we have some other power banks too to keep phones charged. Being able to have a breeze during a power outage makes all the difference in the world.
  6. There are also a couple of S1 angled balconies on deck 12 near forward elevators, formerly Aqua suites on Refl. We have one for our cruise in Nov. We were torn between that one and the S1 corner on deck 12. We will try that one next time!
  7. I'm glad it all worked out for you. Congratulations!
  8. I hope there are not too many difficulties! Have wonderful cruise.
  9. I have a grasp of what our idea of a 'steal' for a cabin is, but I'm not sure anyone else would agree with me or not. Here is what what we have gotten that I thought was a steal: circa 2010 5 nights in a RS on Century for $1000 pp not including any perks (including no Michael's Club or Luminae) or fees. Not a lot was given back then for a RS other than a great suite and butler. 2012 12 nights in a S2 on Silhouette for $2300 pp (same as above no perks (other than the 2 specialty dining) or fee)s. 2015 (or whatever year Reflection began) $799 for C2 with all 4 perks, 7 nights. 2016 7 nights in a RS to Bermuda in July on Summit, $3000 pp no OBC, no grats, yes internet and prem bev pkg and of course unlimited specialty dining, MC and Lum. the next to were pretty OK deals: 2017 12 nights in a S2 on Silhouette for 3K pp including the 4 perks 2019 11 nights on Reflection, no perks S1 $3000 pp Happy hunting!
  10. Oh how I wish X did laundry like HAL does. We are Elite and get the 2 free bags and I would be happier to pay the $7 a day per cabin for the great way HAL does their laundry. Nicely pressed and on hangers. Or in a nice straw basket, neatly folded. I know I repeat myself on threads like this but I am hoping that X gets the hint.
  11. Did we miss our free bags of laundry while on a 14 night Holland America cruise? NO!! (and I am very frugal) $7 a day per cabin gets you unlimited laundry. And there's more! It is returned (beautifully pressed) either hanging on a hanger or neatly folded in a straw basket wrapped in tissue with a gold seal. Celebrity, I would gladly give up our Elite benefit for this service!
  12. I used to say Bah Humbug, I can certainly stay in a cabin that is not a suite! Now, not so much. It's that quality vs quantity. Cruise more or suite??
  13. They (Yardbirds) sound fantastic. What a band! Thanks for the music.
  14. I hope I am not reading your post correctly. Do you mean to say the the suites doubled with the new ship Reflection (and not refurbed Reflection)? We are nervous about what you mentioned, Luminae being crowded due to so many suites. You confirmed our fears, sadly. Is there a better time to eat there when it is not so crowded? Sorry OP, to hijack your thread. Thank you for all of the pictures you took. I really dislike the RS (lack of) color. It looks like it was fashioned after the movie Pleasantville, before the color came. But then again I wasn't in love with the previous RS color schemes before the refurb. Other than the lack of color, it is a wonderful suite.
  15. I remember your original thread. Thank you for following up with us! I'm glad you enjoyed X.🙂
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