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  1. If your cruise is May 2023 and you choose 1618 we will be next door. Did this cruise 10 days after 09/11 on the Mercury and it was my all time favorite cruise. The itinerary was the reverse. It was quite somber and the cruise had been sold out for over a year. Due to 09/11 it sailed at less than 50% capacity. We were in the penthouse suite. 2 days before the cruise ended we were offered (due to so many cancellations) to stay in the penthouse suite for the next 11 night cruise ending in San Diego for $200pp. Sadly I was away from work for over 2 weeks already and could not do it. So lookin
  2. As a bit of an observer now, but a long time HAL cruiser with over 20 HAL cruises under my belt I will weigh in. This post won’t be applicable to everyone so please don’t flame me. I’ve never sailed in less than a Neptune Suite and several times in a Pinnacle suite. Then I discovered the Celebrity Suite experience and it was all over with HAL. There is simply no comparison. The HAL experience even in a Pinnacle suite is so severely lacking compared to the Celebrity suite experience. it all depends upon what is important to the cruiser. Covid pricing has been crazy on all lines
  3. We had the absolute most amazing experience at the Chef’s table on the Summit in June of 2019. Chef Daniel Boulud was actually on the ship and our host for the entire experience. Amazing food and unforgettable evening!
  4. Absolutely as long as I was in the Penthouse Suite on an M class ship
  5. I would love to hear responses. Love the Penthouse on the M class ship. Have sailed in it 4 times with 2 more booked. Thinking about a big splurge to sail in this suite. Huge expense and love the size of the M class ships. The S class ship Penthouse is not interesting to me. Small verandah after being spoiled by the M class.
  6. We spent 26 nights in PS 6147 and never had a problem with the suite being serviced when we wanted it done. Granted, we only had room service breakfast twice, but it seemed as soon as we went to Luminae in the morning the cabin attendant was in the suite. Every once in a while they were still inside if we did not linger over coffee. No big deal. We just lounged outside on that magnificent verandah. Just tell your butler what you want and he will make it happen.
  7. We had the 10 night 05/25/2021 Summit cruise booked. It was, of course, cancelled. We had $2,700 on deposit. Our TA connected with Celebrity. I don’t know whether or not it helped that we were booked in the PS and have 3 more cruises booked in the PS on future cruises. However, today I was notified that the $2,700 was credited back to my American Express. Not at all what I expected but I happily accept the “timely” refund.
  8. I think that Celebrity is intentionally trying to push us to the 2021 shorter Bermuda itineraries as opposed to allowing us the option to L&S to the 2022 longer itineraries. Then they can dramatically increase the prices they “get” for the longer 2022 Bermuda itineraries. Just another fine example of taking care of the loyal customer base.
  9. The OP has been keeping up. The problem is that Celebrity has not been communicating. As an example, All 9 or 10 night cruises on the Summit in May and June magically disappeared 2 weeks ago. Celebrity is just saying that they are all sold out. How can one keep up with no communication?
  10. Great. My 11 night on Connie next year over Thanksgiving out of Tampa likely gone too. Gee, if the hull is bad maybe they can sell a “not to miss/exclusive shore excursion” to sink as we sail under the Sunshine Skyway bridge. But, hurry, book today and you can have private pole dancing on the Penthouse suite verandah as we sink. Rest assured, your butler will make it a truly memorable experience for you and your friends and family! Book today under this special non-refundable offer.
  11. I have been checking everyday to check on the schedule of the Summit. 2 weeks or so ago my 10 night cruise on the Summit set to depart on May 25th 2021 disappeared as did several other 9 and 10 night cruises. Of course, not a word from Celebrity, and when my TA finally talked to Celebrity they stated that the cruise was “sold out.” Yeah, right, four 9 or 10 night cruises in May or early June of next year suddenly all sold out overnight. Well, if that not bad enough.... Now I see that Celebrity is deploying the Summit at various times for 2 or 3 or 4 night cruises to the Caribbean. H
  12. It is absolutely appalling that Celebrity has put you and so many of us in this horrible position. It preys upon our hope for a cruise vs our need for straightforward and honest communication from loyal customers. All of this is kicked to the curb with a kick in the ass to make our final payment to give them cash flow and put us at the mercy of FCC’S which may or may not be used based upon their parameters or hoping for the ephemeral refund. I get that this industry is in a horrible state of flux. That does not negate the obligation to do the right thing by their loyal customers. I simply
  13. So I guess that explains why all so many of the longer Celebrity cruises that do call on ports in the US are suddenly “all sold out?” Sorry, I don’t mean to be sarcastic. But, some honesty from Celebrity would be much appreciated. Just saying “honestly we don’t know” as opposed to “your sailing is still scheduled, it is just sold out. Tell your client it is fine.” That’s what they told my TA this week.
  14. Not really the point IMHO. The point is that this is until November of 2021. They have at least communicated with their passengers and told those that are booked on longer than 7 day cruises that they will communicate with them whereas Celebrity is using the cover of “all sold out” of still taking bookings......
  15. Well, doesn’t this say it all. And doesn’t it explain why so many Celebrity cruises longer than 7 days have “suddenly disappeared” from the website. All Celebrity says is that “all of these cruises are sold out” amazingly overnight. At least HAL has the courtesy to announce this and inform their booked passengers that they will be communicating with them regarding the future of these cruises. Mwhymthey may not have good answers at least they are honest. Come on Celebrity, we are not stupid. Be honest and transparent with us!
  16. That has become their standard answer for any cruise that is suddenly MIA. 4 May/June Summit cruises all 9 or 10 nights suddenly sold out in one day and became MIA. HMMMMM......
  17. My TA just talked to Celebrity and they told her that ALL of these cruises are completely sold out and that is why they have disappeared from the website. Hmmmmmm.....
  18. I am the OP. My TA talked to her Celebrity rep. The rep had no answers. She said it could be that all 3 sailings in May sold out in one day. Yeah, right! She said it could also be an IT problem. Well, that figures. I suspect it is not. She has no other information but said as far as she knows these sailings are still a go. Yeah, right.
  19. I am booked on the 10 night Summit out of Bayonne. There were 3 -10 night cruises available in May. Today they are all gone and there are NO Summit cruises available anywhere for May. And, Celebrity says I cannot have access to my online account right now. Does anybody have any idea of what is happening?
  20. I’m just curious “Happy Cruiser”. Have you even sailed since the Hoppenization of Celebrity? My recollection is that you were supposed to do so in that glorious Penthouse Suite on Summit but then did a “lift and shift” due to Covid. I have “happily” shared my first hand experiences of the revolution. Do you have any that you would care to share since everything seems so horrible.
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