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  1. That's the thing! What if the p trap is dried due to lack of use for some time? That's how SARS was spread in that housing complex in Hong Kong back in 2013. I'm just worried!โ˜น๏ธ
  2. I have limited knowledge on how drains work on cruise ships. If anyone knows more please chime in. Does anyone know if the floor drains in stateroom bathrooms could be a potential danger? I've seen posts complaining about odours in stateroom bathrooms and others suggested pouring a glass of water into the floor drain and the odour stopped. I just found on Wikipedia about how SARS was spread in a Hong Kong housing complex Amoy Gardens. Many people there contracted SARS without having contacts with anyone who was sick. They later found out the culprit to be the bathroom floor drains for spreading the SARS virus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoy_Gardens My thoughts are with the passengers on Diamond Princess.
  3. Any idea how often do they offer pickleball play time each day?
  4. Thanks chipmaster! My concern is not the tour gets cancelled due to bad weather. It's the not so bad weather but cloudy enough that all you can see is clouds up there. In that case, I'd rather do something else instead. I see your point of limited helicopters capacity. Maybe I'll just book it and hope for the best!
  5. Hi! Due to the uncertain weather in Alaska in September, I wonder if I should wait till the day of before booking a helicopter tour in Skagway. Does anyone know if there are helicopter tours offered at the port? If so, do they charge the same as the Cruise Line or more? Also, we're going to be there all day. Should we book a morning tour or afternoon tour? Thanks.
  6. Sounds good! Thank you Ryten! I've never played pickleball before but I do play other racquet balls. Hope it can me pick up this sport easier.
  7. I've read that all HAL ships now offer pickleball playing. Can anyone tell me if they are dedicated pickleball courts and open almost all the time or the courts are used for other sports at different times? If they are shared, how often do they offer pickleball playing? Especially on Westerdam. Also, are paddles and pickleballs supplied? Thanks!
  8. Northern lights?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ When was it? Where was the ship at the time? Did you see them accidentally or was there announcement about it?
  9. Just wish that someone can give a live report on this cruise. ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm mainly interested in the sea conditions of the 5 seas days while crossing the Pacific. How calm was the water? Was the weather cold? I would obviously love to know other details about your cruise. Anyone? Please? ๐Ÿ˜€
  10. Thanks! I'll ask for it then. :)
  11. Does anyone know if lactose free milk is available on Celebrity Cruises?
  12. Since the ships seem to have a don't bring food onboard policy, can we bring foods that are sealed and packaged onboard the ship? We plan to buy Hawaiian local foods such as those macadamia nut products, fish jerky, dried seafood, and other edibles to bring back home. They will be in unopened manufacture sealed packages. Our only opportunity to buy is before embarking. So we'll have to bring them onboard.
  13. I plan to attend the Silent Disco (10pm) at least once. Will time be tight if I have dinner at 8:30pm that night? Do I need to get to the Silent Disco before 10pm to be sure to get a headset?
  14. Thanks Dreamcruise27! They are very useful! ๐Ÿ˜Š (I posted a reply last night but somehow it disappeared!)
  15. I was hoping someone would have previous years' on similar route. I found some other routes' Celebrity Today. Looks like the main shows are 7pm and 9pm. Our dinners on cruise were usually 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes long. Is it safe to assume regular dinners onboard Celebrity cruises main dining room take about the same time?
  16. I can't seem to find the Eclipse's Celebrity Todays for the 10-day Hawaii cruise. We usually have dinner around 8pm. Does anyone know if reserving 8pm dining is safe to avoid missing or rushing to the Shows and other activities? We plan to go back onboard before 6pm on all ports. Does anyone have copies of this itinerary's Celebrity Todays? Thanks for your help!
  17. I bought those crappy plastic "waterproof" boxes on the cruise. They lasted one to two uses. When you started trusting them, that's when they failed you! I then looked for better quality ones similar to Dry Pak in luggage and travel stores. Again, fooled you a few times and you learned your lesson after that! That was years ago and I've never bothered to search for "waterproof" bags ever since. Thanks for the info. I'll try to see if I can find the aquapac. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. :)
  18. Actually for all water sports. We always only try to bring only the basics when going ashore (ID, 1 credit card, phone - not waterproof, some cash). We tried the so-called waterproof bags and boxes. They are never 100% reliable. So we tend to take turns going into the water and one of us will be watching our belongings at the beach. It's just not much fun if someone is always left behind when the rest of the group is having fun! Just want to see how everyone else does it.
  19. I have seen pictures of fruits provided in CC cabins. Are apples, oranges, and pears all the choices you can request? Can you ask for other kinds like papaya, mango, melons and berries? As for the canapes, if you can ask them to change to specific types (I know you don't have a menu to choose from), can anyone suggest some that are light and not as filling as cheeses and other fatty items? Hope I'm not being too demanding! ๐Ÿ˜•Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  20. The problem is the cabins of interest right now are on port side. We are booking 2 side-by-side cabins
  21. Hi, sorry if this has been asked before. I find the new system really hard to search! I need to find out quickly because I'm about to book a cabin on Deck 9 or 10 mid/aft port side. Can anyone tell me if those balconies will be affected by the smoke from Deck 5's smoking areas? My husband and I are both allergic to cigarette smoke. Thanks so much!
  22. Thanks all! It won't be a big deal if my daughter is not allowed to drink onboard. She's only a light drinker. It's our family ritual to drink during dinner and talk about our day. Just something nice to have. Looks like I shouldn't pre-purchase the wine package because the number of bottles I order depends on whether she'll be drinking or not!
  23. I would never want any crew to bend the rule for me nor would I ever want to do anything illegal. That's why I'm asking if anyone who's been in similar situation had the forms or waivers available to them. I've heard one case that it is doable. I just want to know more cases to confirm it. ๐Ÿ™‚
  24. Hi, I'm pretty sure the duty free shops should be open on Eclipse's Honolulu to Vancouver cruise. Just wish someone who was on this itinerary to confirm for me. If not where would you suggest me to buy the duty free liquor beforehand and have the ship store them for me until I disembark? Does anyone know if the duty free liquor prices onboard is better or worse than places on land?
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