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  1. Thank you very much πŸ™‚ They are travelling next week and I'm worried that besides spa there is no other place to go to enjoy hot tubs or pool because contrary to other ships there is no hot tub covered... πŸ˜•
  2. Thank you for your words! We were in Edinburgh for Christmas in 2018 and loved it (I mean...really loved it). Such nice people and nice food πŸ™‚
  3. Thank you very much for your answers.πŸ™‚ I was talking about the cruise shuttle provided by marseille port. It seems that even with that shuttle it's a pretty long walk πŸ˜‰ because they will stay in marseille one day before the cruise, near a Metro station, I was thinking of travelling to metro station Joliette and then walking to the cruise shuttle stop. But the information provided by google maps is that they have to walk all the way back to the beginning of the street to enter one private area to catch the shuttle 😏
  4. Hello! Is the cruise shuttle from Marseille old town to the cruise port working? if not, do you know how much is a taxi or tvde car from old town to the cruise port? Thank you πŸ™‚
  5. hello! My parents will cruise aboard Costa Diadema, short cruise, departing from Marseille to Lisbon. I have a couple questions: - Is the indoor pool heated? - What are normally the theme nights? Thank you
  6. My parents are not that kind of persons. If after 70 cruises this is the first one they didn't like so much... that's their opinion and their personal experience. They loved the crew and the staff. But, for the first time in their history of cruising on various companies and around the world, some things happened that were not to their liking.πŸ˜• All the messages they received at the cabin were in English, the menus everywhere too, the program too. It had never happened to them. Even after asking in Spanish, they only received it in Spanish once, then everything went back to the same. Imagine that you sail aboard a ship where everyone speak one language that you don't understand.Even though, having contacted Celebrity, they said before the cruise that, "of course there would be things translated as the ship would have many Spanish passengers on board and was sailing in Spain." Did not happen.πŸ™„ Regarding the ship, it is a personal opinion of course: they are used to ships with lots of color and vibrant and cheerful decorations, this one was more sober. Probably the taste of the major part of the passengers, not their taste. They also missed activities such as dance classes, for example. They are 70 years old but very young for their age and enjoy fun activities.πŸ˜„ Also regarding shows, it has to do with their taste, again: they like shows where something more happens than just someone singing and/or playing a musical instrument for 1 hour. But once again it's their opinion. It would also be mine because I also appreciate another type of experience. In the same way that I understand those who don't like mega ships or ships this or that. This isn't being Negative Nancy, it's having an opinion, that can be opposite to yours, based on things that happened, I don't think I offended anyone when I shared it. They had no idea what to expect because i booked the cruise for them...but probably the passengers that chose the cruise on purpose will love it!You will enjoy it for sure! 😊
  7. Well, right now I can't convince them doing another celebrity cruise, my "teenager parents" insist that it is for an old crowd πŸ˜„ We have one transatlantic booking aboard Oasis of the Seas
  8. I was surprised because they cruise alot and they never complained before.They thought the ship had a very sad decor, very formal and sober, old-fashioned, they missed a more cheerful and appealing environment. They said that the shows consisted of one person singing or playing an instrument and as they are used to big Royal Caribbean productions they were disappointed. They thought there was little to do and the only reason they weren't more bored was because they were traveling with a group of 6 friends. Regarding the food, they found a lot of spicy food. My mother was sick and the doctor had to ask the kitchen directly for different food because he was aware that a lot of the food was spicy. I was really surprised because i was thinking that celebrity would be the ideal for them ( they are 72 yo) but they said that they prefer ships with more activities, parties and things going on ...and that they are too young for celebrity πŸ˜… The other persons traveling with them shared the same point of view and said that prefer other kind of experience.
  9. They had a safe trip, thank you...but after more than 70 cruises with different cruise lines, that they loved... it was the first time that they were disappointed with a cruise. πŸ˜„ They even said that will never cruise with celebrity again πŸ™„
  10. It was a pleasure follow your trip! My parents are right now at the airport waiting to return home πŸ™‚Safe trips!
  11. It's great to follow your adventures! And the pictures are lovely, seems that the weather looks better.πŸ˜€ I love cadiz, we will be there by the end of our transatlantic next year. I got feedback from my parents and they said that the shows are nothing to write home about, but they are enjoying themselves because are travelling with family. (and now I'm hungry because of your pictures!)
  12. They speak Portuguese but can also speak and understand Spanish, and normally is easier to find Spanish speakers than Portuguese ones😊 fortunately Celebrity is taking care of them now, I believe it was a misunderstood. The problem was mainly during dinner because they had no idea what food was listed at the menus! πŸ˜… Thank you
  13. Thank you very much, you are very kind 😊 I spoke with Celebrity regarding to this situation ( specially during dinner time when they were provided with only English menus) and they will try to help them 😊 Once again thank you for your reports, I'm enjoying it very much, like if i was aboard with you 😊
  14. My parents and more family members are aboard with you. 😊 They just told me the itinerary change. They are enjoying but unfortunately contrarily to other ships they can't find crew speaking Spanish ( we are Portuguese), specially for dinner, so they are struggling trying to understand what's going on πŸ˜… Because of it I'm afraid that they will not enjoy this cruise as much as the others. Thank you for your report, I'm following it with interest πŸ˜‰
  15. We went to several MnM and there were more than 100 persons attending. We thought that was lot of people but reading all the posts maybe it was not enough.
  16. Oasis was refurbished by the end of 2019, right now I prefer the Oasis comparing to Allure for instance...but my favourite ship is Wonder, with the best of all the oasis class (in my opinion, of course) πŸ™‚Personally we were not that impressed with labadee, but understand the idea of days to just relax.
  17. Thank you once again for all the replies!
  18. Thank you very much for your answers πŸ™‚ I'm getting conflicting answers about lots of things, but I can have one ideas what to expect. For instance aboard Royal caribbean we can have lemonade and ice tea during all meals, but i was reading that we can't ask it at MDR in Celebrity, except for breakfast. Can anyone clarify? Thank you
  19. We had terrible weather yesterday in Portugal ( we were even advised to stay at home and work from home). The ships couldn't leave the ports, the delay was because of it.
  20. Hello again. Thank you very much for your inputs! :)
  21. My parents (72 and 70) never cruised with Celebrity but are familiar with other cruise companies. They will cruise for 10 days aboard Infinity departing Lisbon at the end of october. I'm trying to help them preparing the cruise. Could you please help?πŸ˜‰ They are not familiar with apps, so they will not have the app in their phones. How can they do the health check and muster drill? Are there language ambassadors? They don't speak english but understand italian and spanish, in other cruise lines they get help from ambassadors speaking different languages. Are the menus at the MDR in paper or electronic ones? Do they provide paper "cruise compass/daily activities"? Are there ice cream machines like in Royal Caribbean? Do they have to book the shows? Do you see any detail that is really different from Royal caribbean cruise lines that we should be aware? Thank you!!!!!πŸ₯°
  22. We are 45/50 and we tend to avoid celebrity because we value fun, itinerary, activities and spectacularity more than food and time to relax. We always travel as a couple, without children but we don't mind children or families (well, on our last cruise to Asia there were 800 children on board, but that rarely happens!) We've done quite a few cruises with different companies and we usually choose according to the itinerary but we've always said that we're going to leave the celebrity cruises for when we're in our 70/80s .... It's interesting to read that this company is now trying to attract younger people because honestly we haven't felt the appeal yet πŸ˜„ Anyway, I booked a celebrity cruise for my parents and friends (late 70's) this year and I confess I warned them that this cruise would be focused on older people and a little different from what they usually do (they've been doing RC Oasis class lately) . Let's see if they like it πŸ™‚
  23. Thank you for your reply. I believe we will be in Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (Spectrum of the seas Royal caribbean) I was checking the times and it only works during the ship’s stay, so I presume it will open only until 7pm. We would like to stay until later in singapore,but if there is no other place to leave this is one option πŸ™‚ Thank you!
  24. Hello! We have a late flight the day we arrive to Singapore. Could you please advise one place to leave our luggage. We don't want to go to the airport as soon as we leave the ship 😊 thanks
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