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Sabbycat

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    Canada
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Azamara and Oceania
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Istanbul, Rome

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  1. Hi all, I have been away from Celebrity for about four years, instead cruising other cruise companies. I do have a fondness for Celebrity as it was the first line I ever cruised on, and so it is nice to be coming back. However, I did not miss the web site, and it feels like it has gotten worse with so many of the things I click on resulting in "bad gateway" result!!! 😡 With being away for several years, I have forgotten some specific details with respect to Celebrity, and so with that said and after about 5 hrs of search on both this site and Celebrity's for some answer
  2. If you are only comparing food you are correct. But O and X are two totally different types of cruise lines, which to me cannot be compared as they are totally different. I have posted about this a lot lately and stand by it. I found their food in all venues to be the best at sea - hands down - granted I have only sailed Celebrity, Azamara and Oceania. But it was second to none. Additionally, Oceania is a luxury type cruise line; Celebrity is not. Your onboard experience in your stateroom and within the public spaces is not build for a luxury type experience. The passe
  3. Great summary. To me you cannot even compare the two lines as they are like apples and oranges. It is like comparing a Mercedes-Benz and a Toyota. You cannot compare because it is not a fair comparison. I think if you are looking at cruising Oceania you need to consider your reason for the cruise. Is it about the destination or the ship; as Oceania is more about the ship experience, with their ship offered shore excursions not being as good as Celebrity's (except for the one point that the group is generally much smaller, because the ship is smaller.) Celebrity has mor
  4. Actually I disagree with your assessment that they would even have to compete with either of these lines. While the closets competition is probably O, Az is vastly different cruiser demographic/type, and quite different in ship experience. In terms of luxury and overall experience, O does take the lead over Az. But, O's passenger demographic is skewed so much older and less mobile, in comparison to Az. I find the passengers on Az are much younger and limber and therefore, make for much more adventurous ship mates! This is particularly important when it comes to bookin
  5. Have to agree about the closest competition. O gets the edge on ships with their new build ships only. Their older ships are the same as Az. When I sail O, it is only on the new builds. They are amazing. But with that said, Az is my favorite line, and will continue to be. I am an optimist on this purchase. With all that said, in terms of luxury and overall experience, O does take the lead over Az. But, O's passenger demographic is skewed so much older, in comparison to Az. I find the passengers on Az are much younger and limber and therefore, make for much more adventurous ship ma
  6. Why? I changed an existing reservation from December 2020 to December 2021. I would have been annoyed had they not allowed me to do so. Plus, avid cruisers want to cruise, and most are figuring 2021 is a good time to book. So let them. It is good for the cruisers and the cruiseline. We cannot say what will happen in 6 months, so let there be hope. Sent from my CLT-L04 using Forums mobile app
  7. I expect the postponement of the refurb probably has something to do with the fact the dry dock is probably closed and it's workers laid off from work until covid-19 gets better. Can't go into dry dock if there are no workers. Sent from my CLT-L04 using Forums mobile app
  8. Is the removal of table all balconies. Dh and I often have breakfast on our balcony. Sent from my CLT-L04 using Forums mobile app
  9. Why don't you take a look at the millennium class stateroom chart at the top of the X cruise board. Sent from my CLT-L04 using Forums mobile app
  10. Anytime it is a sale with a low price and/or multiple perks it will be a NRD. It is like this with many cruiselines, not just Celebrity. For example: Oceania always has their half price with many additional booking options; these fairs are also always NR. The industry is moving this way, more and more. Ready the actual booking fine print. We booked one yesterday and I figured it would be a NRD because it was a discount off the cruise price plus all four perks...reading the fine print confirmed this.
  11. Anytime you are booking a cruise that is a sale and/or includes perks, it will generally be a NRD. I booked one yesterday, and we looking for that clause in the fine print before booking. Cruiselines are doing this more and more these days. (including Az and Oceania too)
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