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GeorgiaPeach51

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    Georgia
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    granddaughter, jogging
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    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe

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  1. We are on the Edge in November and your review is so helpful. Thanks so much for taking the time to post in so much detail. Appreciate you!
  2. Cricketgirl, Looking forward to your review. We are on the Edge November 1 so I am eager to read every review that appears. Thanks for taking the time to do it. Regarding getting sick from planes.... I NEVER get on a plane without antibacterial wipes. I wipe the tray, the screen, the buckle, the window shade raiser thingy, the armrests, and the air vent where you touch it. When I get to the hotel room I wipe the handles of everything, the REMOTE, the phone. You get the idea. Got sick heading out on a trip once and learned my lesson. I don‘t care what people think. I dont get sick when we travel. You can buy boxes of the wipe packets on Amazon. BTW, i I also use them to clean hands after touching and holding menus. We go to restaurants and wash our hands before sitting down, then touch those nasty menus that are never cleaned and covered with germs. So now we order and then everyone inconspicuously uses a wipe to clean our hands again. I promise I’m not a germophobe! Just trying to not get sick while traveling. Joanie
  3. Thanks, vtcruising! If anyone would know, it would be you! I’m very happy to see that they have kept the lunch menu. It looks wonderful, and if you say the words lobster bisque to my husband his head snaps around like a dog who sees a squirrel! We we will be in an IV and will report back on your room tracker when we return. Thanks for responding! Joanie
  4. We will be on the Edge for the TA November 1. We were looking forward to the Bistro...the menu for both breakfast and lunch was very appealing. But I just read a link posted by vtcruising that said they were doing away with the two original menus and now offering a brunch for $39 pp twice each sailing. Apparently the previous menus didn’t appeal to people. so, does anyone know what the Bistro will now offer other than the brunch? I know it is the location for Petit Chef in the evenings. The brunch sounds very unappealing to me...you can get the same stuff in various places all over the ship. Same old, same old. It would seem that they would offer something other than just two brunches...can’t believe they would let the venue just sit, but I can’t find the new menu anywhere, so far. The website seems to show the same French-based menu as before....but no breakfast menu. We are really excited about the Edge. First time on a new-to-us ship in about 10 years. Like many of you, we know the X ships as well as our own houses! It will be fun to be wowed when we board. I promise to report back on our thoughts. Joanie
  5. Thanks, AtSea, for the correction. You are right. Makes a difference when the start day occurs since you’ve got a year to maximize it. We did the same, used it in a year we had a lot of travel. Our policy lapsed in June, and we are starting again in October for an Italy, Barcelona trip, then using it again next August/September for a trip to Scotland. I agree that it is reasonable. We haven’t had to use it yet, thankfully, but the reviews are good. Joanie
  6. Hi, Rumpymuffin. We had one of the Trekker plans. I’m not at home to look it up. I believe it was $250,000 med evac...which was and is our primary reason for GeoBlue. It covers travel for a year, starting from date of purchase, so it covers multiple trips. You have to have primary medical insurance. Joanie
  7. For what it’s worth we pay for all travel expenses with Our Chase Sapphire Visa. In our opinion it does a good job covering travel mishaps, cancellations, trip interruptions. Then we use Geo Blue to cover emergency medical.
  8. We have only booked Aqua once, and worried about the noise above on the pool deck. At the time there were a fair number of cabins to pick. So after studying the layout above us, I picked a cabin that had the hair salon above...how noisy could that possibly be, right? Every morning, oh dark early, BUMP! BUMP! BANG! BUMP! The seemingly endless parade of towel carts and who knows what other carts woke me every single morning...through earplugs. Lesson learned. 😬. Good luck. Hope you end up with something quiet. Joanie.
  9. Thanks, CorgiNole and King of Cool....we did go for it. Booked a regular veranda since the PHs are all booked. We are excited to try O, and we love the itinerary for this cruise...big fans of sea days. Hard to find a TA in September, so this cruise is perfect for our purposes. I will post to let you know what we think when we get back. Thanks again to all who posted! Joanie
  10. Vtcruising, I can’t thank you enough for all the helpful information you are providing to the CC community. It has been so long since we have been on anything other than a Celebrity S or M class that I had forgotten how much there is to learn and do and plan for with a new ship. Just want you to know that I really appreciate you! Joanie
  11. 😊. Sorry! FYI to all who responded, we have booked a regular veranda cabin and for sure, if Oceania passes that litmus test for us, the next booking will be on a larger ship and in a PH! I’ll let you know our thoughts after the cruise. Thanks for your help! Hope to meet some of you some sunny day! Joanie
  12. Well, after all this, according to our TA every PH in every category is waitlisted. Not sure of our next step...but disappointed. Thsnks for all the quick and helpful responses! Joanie
  13. Hi, all, I used the laborious search function and found the info below from Dr. Hemlock: “On the other hand, PH3 8000 is on the opposite side of the ship from the above noisy 8001. Crew do not use that corridor to go forward; only officers. Above your head is the computer and/or games room, neither of which involves noise or foot-traffic.  We've sailed in 8000 twice out of eleven cruises, and it's our favorite location of all. 8002 next door is also nice, but then you do have other guests on both sides of you which doubles the potential for late-night loud TV entertaining you through the wall. 8004 is about as far aft as you can go before you're underneath the pool deck with its attendant scraping of lounges, etc.” Perhaps that will help others who have reservations re the pool deck. We are waiting for a return call from our TA to see what is available. I’m startled that two categories of the PH are already waitlisted for this cruise! Speaks to the popularity of the PH over the balcony cabins, I assume. The cruise is 14:months out! Sent from my iPad
  14. Thanks, Classiccruiser. That’s quite a vote of confidence! Do you by any chance have input re the deck 8 PHs and noise from the pool deck above?
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