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  1. Hello All, Looking at booking a Celebrity Cruise and don't know whether to take the Classic Beverage Package (inc alcohol) as a perk... Have looked, but cant find the cost of the package if you book it on the Cruise Planner after booking the cruise or onboard. Hopefully one of you friendly cc'ers can help me out. TIA
  2. Not sure which ship the cruisers are on. From Oasis, you had to take your bags on bus to Bayside ( where they took your luggage) and swap buses... ( it may be different with ships and time of the year I guess..) They were only offering one route that day and a nightime option which was of little use...
  3. Did this a few weeks back from Oasis. There was a meetup at 8.15, was advised by RCI someone would meet us post customs, that didn’t happen but got directed to where the Brown bus parks on the bus lane... Got tickets from RCI to put on luggage, kept part of it to identify bags at pickup which is by Bayside. It is a hoho goes past the port and, South beach, Ocean drive, Lincoln drive, Wynwood walls, little Havana. The 1st tour guide wasn’t great tbh, got off and back on at Wyndham and 2nd guy much better.. You are advised to be back at Bayside a ½ hr before your scheduled departure. Worked well, and we were on the way to the airport a little ahead of 5pm departure. You can easily spend some time at Bayside and the neighbouring park. There were also folks who were doing this to leave from FLL, but they had different numbers to us, so don't know, but assume it was the same process ( but you should check..) with maybe a little more lead time for the airport.. Hope this helps…
  4. I have made reservations in the planner for 3 nights for earlier than 6 30 all confirmed.. but note on the RCI app that they now say MTD to be advised on board. Made show bookings as well for this evening's around these bookings...
  5. Soz meant to mention that, I reserved a few early dinners online a while back for 5 pm ,5.45 and 6pm.
  6. I have MTD booked for 8th Dec a few nites on 8th Dec cruise. The reservation is showing up my cruise planner... Wondering if this will change when on board to later times...
  7. Following along.. will be boarding when you disembark... Have always enjoyed your 'lives'... interested in your view on the revamped Oasis and any handy hints and tips.. Happy sailings.
  8. ,Am trying to check in for my cruise in a fortnights time.. All ok, until I come to this question .... Will you be in the U.S for longer than 8 hours after departing the ship ? Ship arrives at 6am and flying back to Europe travelling on an EU passport at 10 pm the same day (16hrs). If I answer yes, I have to provide a street address, city, zip code etc. Planing on spending the day in downtown Miami and heading to the airport around 6pm, so won't have a hotel address. Answering no is technically wrong.. Has anybody encountered this before and what did you do ?Also anybody got an email for the relevant RCI department who may be able to answer this ? Tks
  9. Hello All, Am hoping this is just a rumour and all sailings still going ahead, have been looking forward to this for months... I was unable to locate the tweet mentioned above.. I have booked the Dec 8th cruise including transatlantic flights and hotels directly with RCI. In the event of a cancellation will RCI refund all monies including flights and hotels ?? Tks
  10. Following along. Enjoy. It has been a while since I cruised RCI 2013. Back then there was a champagne reception on Captains nite, a welcome back party for repeat cruisers and an extra event for Platinum and above. Am I correct in assuming this is now all combined into this one event ? Sound like most of the cruise was invited to this event. We used to get booklets in the cabin with offers depending on your level and I understand that they were to be move to your seapass card. Do they still exist or a thing of the past. Happy sailings and tks
  11. Hello, Tks for all your posts.😊 Following along after reading one of your earlier reviews this year. From that link, I also read a wonderful review you dedicated to Trainman whom I used to follow when we were regular RCI cruisers. Keep enjoying and I hope you will do a review on the revitalized Oasis, I think boarding when you will be disembarking in Dec... One ques have the 3 day dining package and thanks for the post on 150 as am considering that as one of the 3 for Oasis. The menu seems more limited than previous, your thoughts is is still as good ? I sometimes struggle with too much food and then wish I had been able to eat it when am home and cooking. Do you think the specialties would allow a take away desert for a midnight feast on the balcony ?
  12. Hello Thanks all for the replies. Am considering a day pass at resort pass website/day room at hotel or RCI excursion with luggage storage and airport drop off. Direct flights only go Wed, Fri and Sunday so coming in two days early and hope late the day of disembarkation. Anyone have the new 150 Central Park menu and thoughts on the experience. Normally book a spa treatment and wait for the onboard specials, are these still offered ?
  13. Cheers Bob, is what i hoped for re room setup, your hints and tips are great. Like the suggestion re a day hotel will take a check on this. I just don't want to be booted out at 7am as long day and long flight home. So, better I cancel this when I pay the balance ? I just don't know how flexible they can be with such a larger number of guests on their options to the airport, how can I request a latest departure ? My initial thoughts were leave the luggage at MIA and then train back in and go to Bayside and the park and Birkell where we stayed last year and maybe a hoho that we didn't do Have found a wonderful Peruvian restaurant but after a a week of over eating will decide on the day
  14. Tks Bob and Clarea, Am sure we can forgo the last mimosa after a week on board. I did follow your guide when booking a balcony room. Did I get it right 8616, bed by balcony or wardrobe .. Lol..
  15. Hello all, Am getting excited now, 1st time back with RCI since 2013 and two with Celebrity in the meantime. Have sailed Splendour (twice) our 1st and no longer in the fleet, Vision, Navigator, Adventure, Voyager and our favs Brilliance and Serenade. Now going on one of the big ladies Oasis after her 165 million drydock on 8th Dec. Excited to see the changes but can’t compare as haven’t sailed her before. A little disappointed no Wonderland and champagne bar going to be replaced by bionic bar and rooms may or not be redone, but going with an open mind and heart. A few question to all my helpful cc’ers ( have been taking notes on all the posts so I don’t forget). Got a deal on the 3 night package so it will be Chops, 150 and Giovanni’s I think ( love sushi but don’t think it is a good deal..). I understand that the Celeb chef is mo longer linked to 150, have searched for new menus and reviews but no hit. Would appreciate if someone could share experiences and menu and how it compares from last year. Lowly Emerald and will be one point away from Diamond after this cruise. I seem to recall a Captains champagne reception 1st formal night and two parties one for repeat cruiser and one for Emerald, Platinum etc. Does that still happen? On last day is there still a service breakfast menu in the MDR and does the drink package cover a final mimosa, they brought this out on our Dec cruise with Celebrity a nice little farewell but could probably do without if they cut the beverage package off. When is it terminated do you know ? We have a late flight back to Europe from Miami eve of 15th think 10 pm or thereabouts. Booked the RCI xfer 14 euros, plan is to leave luggage at the airport and head in to Miami and leave again at 5/6ish. I don’t want it to be a v v long day, do you know when the bus shuttles go ? Would I be better trying to get a late disembarkation (and how can I assure this) and taxi/Uber to airport ? Reading the revised plans it seems like new staterooms on deck 14 I think .. Does this mean that the tubs over the edge will be gone and will there be some place on that deck for non-suite guests to enjoy a sea view. Our itinerary has been revised due to propulsion problems with Allure, same ports just different days and times. Looking at San Juan, the excursion says 10am, but we don’t get there till 1. I had a webchat with RCI but not much help, should we just book and assume the time will be updated to reflect docking or just wait??? Tks in advance and any other hints and tips most appreciated
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