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  1. Have not seen any information on it. Have been looking for which ones will. Going to keep looking but if nothing comes up before my Nov. 2021 cruise I will call Celestyal. Stan
  2. Good idea; but when I had checked the Costa site and Costa roll calls it looks like the Neomantica has been deleted. Only saw a note that the Neoromantica had been sold. Stan
  3. Anyone have any information to share on this ship's physically - restaurants, lounges, cabins, etc? I know it will be based on when it was part of Costa. But since Celestyal states they are not changing anything except the name, logos, etc. I figure there should not be any differences in the physical aspects. Any positives or negatives on the physical layouts, etc? Thanks. Stan
  4. My personal opinion. Our first and last river cruise we were in a standard cabin on the lower deck. You have already mentioned a pro which is the price. Some people like the water level view looking the swans in the eyes. Some cons (at least for me since I am a light sleeper) - 1) if on the middle of the river side there might be some wave "lapping" noise from other boats on the river; 2) noise going through the locks; 3) might not like the water level view. My wife and I were fine with the cabin size. Our next scheduled river cruise is the May 2021 Romantic Danube. We have opt
  5. Glad to hear you know you have a cabin and one you seem to be happy with. I heard from my agent also with a cabin number. Based on what I can see I have asked the agent to see if he can get me moved 1 or 2 cabins to get away from a bathroom and some stairs. Because of being on the B2B it has to go to Greece to make sure there are no conflicts. So, I am waiting! Stan
  6. Emailed my travel agent and heard from him today. We also have been transferred to the Experience. He is trying to find out what cabin we have been moved to and how it lines up with our previous cabin on the Crystal. Stan
  7. That is what I thought. I have not received any notice yet. Will have to check on Monday. Stan
  8. About a month ago I did an extensive search for any website that shows the floor plans of the Celelstyal Crystal cabins. Never found one. Also, did not find any websites that had an additional pictures other than what is on Celestyal's website. There are several you tube videos that are about the Celelstyal Crystal including some cabins. Actually found one for the SBJ, S, and SB suites but not for the GS suite. My TA used to work for Celestyal USA and he does not know of any available floor plans. So, for me I had no luck. If you ever come up with any, please share.
  9. Thanks. Good sized group. Talked to my agent last week about one of our travel couples who are interested in this cruise. They did book it. He told me there are a lot of groups booking the cruise, especially the first week, because of the number of the ports or excurions that are religious oriented. Look forward to it. Just hope the virus situation is taken care of by then. We have a river cruise booked for May 2021 and I am beginning to have my doubts about that one the way things are in the states. Stan
  10. Hi Gayle. Curious as to how many are in your singles group that are traveling with you. Thinking about private excursions and how many passengers are required for them. Don't know if you guys are thinking about any private excursions or f you are just going to do the included. Stan
  11. Hi Sandi. Glad you are hooking up with Gayle and that there will be a group of singles there for you guys to hang out with. As I mentioned to Gayle above if you come across any interesting excursions please let us know so that we can also check them out. I know many of them require a minimum number for an excursion to take place, But you might have enough in your singles group to make the minimum. Stan
  12. Gayle, forgot to ask you about your opinion of Celestyal. I have read all of the reviews I could locate. Like most reviews of anything they are some good ones, bad one and middle of the road ones. I take it you were satisfied since you are going again. A lot of the negatives I read were related to the food not being up to par and the cabin sizes. I feel some of these may have been comparing them to some of the newer ships with several restaurants and newer cabins. Knowing the history of the ship we hopefully know what we are getting into as far as the ship. But you can't beat the price.
  13. Thanks for your reply Gayle. My wife (Karen) and I have been to Athens (me twice and her once). We are going a few days early and hope to schedule a trip to Delphi. This will be her first trip to the remaining ports. I have been to Thessolonica and Phillipi previously. Many trips to Atlanta and was in Pensacola 22 weeks for Navy training. I have not checked on Istanbul independent tours yet but the Celestyal tour seems to cover all of the major places. Will have to check on independent tours and see how they are in comparison. As far as Jerusalem, I have found one tour from Asdod port
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