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  1. We are booked on the June 26th cruise out of St. Maarten. When we booked we got a confirmation email with the price, but we didn't get the usual invoice attached. I'm not sure why we didn't get the invoice. Definitely different this time, and we've always booked online. Even when I paid the balance, I didn't receive an update. Normally, when a payment is made, a new invoice is emailed out. Something has changed.
  2. We have a 12 night Equinox Cruise booked for September 5 2021 out of Fort Lauderdale. I have very little confidence that it will actually sail. We booked the cruise directly through Celebrity. I have gotten numerous calls from a Celebrity employee offering to help with further arrangements, such as dining packages, shore excursions etc. Do they know something I don’t know or are they looking for revenue? I almost called them today to ask what’s up? I would think they would look at the reality of the situation and think this is a waste of time?
  3. One of the members of the group we cruise with always talks about "Getting his cruise on". He usually gets this feeling after a few drinks on embarkation day. I think it's the whole - take a deep breath and relax - the vacation is starting and were here to have fun.
  4. The second page of the link below has some of this information. A person who spent time in St Martin over the winter describes their experience on filling out the forms and what needs to be done. I did notice that someone also asked about "Source of the Swab" . I don't think that was ever answered. The post does give pretty extensive information on arriving in Phillipsburg and what happens. We are on the June 26th cruise out of Phillipsburg. I don't have much confidence that Celebrity will outline every step of the process before we go. I'm more confident that people on this
  5. When I booked our cruise out of St Maarten for June 26th, I thought that we would not be required to only take Celebrity Excursions. I thought I read that we would be able to explore on our own. However, today I read this on the Celebrity website. While Ashore Initially, guests will only be allowed off the ship in all ports on one of our curated shore excursions. These curated experiences will extend the highest health and safety standards. Most experiences are outdoors and guests will be encouraged to stay with their group. Buses will be at reduced capacity and will be sanit
  6. Good Afternoon, We booked a cruise out of St. Maarten yesterday and I was sent emails on the total price for the cabin and for air fare. When I went in today to pay the balance the numbers didn't match. I called Celebrity and they said that the tips had been charged to our invoice. Since it is part of the promotion it should be deducted. I paid the balance minus the tip amount. Just take a look as you go to pay your balance. Make sure you are inadvertently paying for the tips since they are included in the promotions.
  7. After seeing the news about Celebrity starting up cruises out of St Maarten in June, it made me wonder if that is the only cruise that will be going this summer. Will they ease back into cruising slowly or will they go full throttle once the CDC lightens up the restrictions for US departure ports? Anyone else have similar thoughts?
  8. My group of 5 cabins are some of the unhappy customers. We were all booked on the April 2022 Edge 10 night cruise. We were not give an alternative sailing on the Silhouette since there are no April 2022 Silhouette sailings. We were offered only to rebook at prevailing prices. The deals we booked onboard in Feb 2020 are gone. No extra perks, no extra obc. New prices are much higher. We’ve been exploring HAL and Norwegian as alternatives.
  9. Twice I’ve won something. On our 25th anniversary cruise my husband and I won the not so newlywed game and we got dinner for two in a specialty restaurant. The other time I won the spa drawing for $500 on embarkation day. Both nice prizes.
  10. We recently got off a cruise to the southern Caribbean on the Summit. The cruise was very enjoyable. While on-board we booked a future cruise. We decided on the NRD because the total price was almost $1000 cheaper and we were only putting $100 per person down. I was asked to sign a paper understanding that the deposit was non refundable, but there was more to the deal than the deposit. Any money that I pay towards the cruise above the deposit will be given back as Future Cruise Credit, it won't be put back on my credit card. So if I cancel before the final payment and I've paid $1000 towa
  11. We are sailing on the Summit on Feb 15th. Is Qsine completely gone? Does the LPC play every night in place of Qsine?
  12. I don't see the option to upgrade on my cruise planner today. It was there yesterday when I upgraded. I don't know if I don't see it, because I already upgraded or if it's no longer available. I paid $75.60 for the week to upgrade from Classic to Premium package.
  13. My husband and I are cruising in less than 3 weeks on the Summit. We have the Classic Beverage package as a perk. When I log into my account there is a promotion of 10% off the upgrade to the premium package. We always upgrade, but usually we do it on board. The 10% off price that is showing is $10.80 per day. I thought that was the normal price? Am I confused? Is $10.80 per person per day a discount? Thank you.
  14. Since you are onboard right now. Can you tell me if the MDR has an evening with Lobster and Beef Wellington? I don't see it on the phone app for the week of Feb 15th when we cruise next month. Thank you.
  15. We are sailing on the Summit next month - 2/15. I was checking out the menus on the Celebrity phone app. I don't see lobster on any of the nights at the MDR. Has anyone sailed recently on the Summit to know if Lobster tail is still served in the MDR? It used to be on the last Chic Evening. Thank you.
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