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  1. Seems pretty common sense to me. Probably should have been following guidelines similar to these all along. Anyone sick with something that has the potential to be contagious should not be allowed to board. As for the chronic conditions, assuming they are not contagious then that's up to the traveler. Just my 2 cents
  2. As soon a they are able to cruise I would go. Assuming prices acceptable
  3. Refueling after a great snorkel adventur in Bonaire
  4. You cancelled a November cruise? I would have waited until final payment. Who knows when a vaccine will be available. So sorry you had to cancel.
  5. That was our first time there and yep, brought our own snorkel equipment. Forgot who we used for the car rental but I put a review on the Aruba and Curacao boards. We also went to Klein Bonaire (the little island) for snorkeling. We used Woodwind and they were great. By far the best water/coral I've ever seen. But I'd trade it all for the turtles in Curacao. When we go back we will probably do it on our own as they have a ferry that drops people off at the island. I like to rent a car if feasible and Aruba and Curacao are easy to get around. So for the price of a cheap excursion we can explore the island and snorkel all day. These are by far our favorite islands. I can't wait to go back. Oh and we were in Curacao on a Sunday too so late afternoon shopping was non existent. Keep writing…... Duane
  6. Loving the review. Great writer and great pictures! Thanks for taking the time to write it. The ABC's are my favorite islands. I am surprised that you didn't snorkel on any of these islands. These 3 islands have the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. On Aruba and Curacao we rented a car and went snorkeling/sight seeing around the island. On Bonaire we took a snorkeling tour which was out of this world. On Curacao we snorkeled with the turtles up North. Best time in the water ever. I can't wait to go back. Almost booked the April cruise.... glad we didn't. Looking forward to the rest of the review. Thanks again!!!! Duane
  7. Yes we did. As other folks have said Woodwind is very good. The reason we did is my wife was more comfortable doing it this way. Next time we will take the ferry. Woodwind didn't have enough water time for me. You can't go wrong either way. enjoy
  8. Call or email Celebrity and ask them to add the beverage package to the web page. happens all the time. Once it is on the web page you can upgrade if you want. I had the same issue and also with my OBC. email is: CelebrityRRS@celebrity.com enjoy PS wait and do it just before the cruise as they often times have upgrade sales.
  9. It's a little strange filling up at least when we did. It's the gas station he recommended just down the street. You pull up to a booth and you can't see in. You tell them how much you want to pump and they put up a number in the window for which pump to go to. Never saw anyone. We didn't ay by credit cars, thinking they only took cash so we guessed at the amount. It's a great island to drive around. make sure you go North and do the turtles first as it can get crowded.
  10. Maybe we just don't care as much or they don't approach us as much but it's never been a bother. A quick no and it's over. Guess I don't see it in the same light as others. Certainly not enough to come on Cruise Critic and complain about it. I'm on vacation and it will take a lot to bother me.
  11. We didn't have any fee in October. I think they do charge though from say 11PM - 5AM or something like that. We use room service at least once a day, sometimes up to 3 times. Love it. I think it goes back to when I was a kid and wasn't allowed to order room service in a hotel - lol
  12. Fist of all, thanks for the review. Loved reading it. Would like to try Crystal some day. In regards to the above, I have to agree. I hear this a lot but have never been able to find a luxury line for close to what I pay on Celebrity. I'd love to but have never found it. But, we are not suite people so I am sure the price is closer if we did. We don't want to spend that much on a cruise as they are not our main vacations. This last cruise was 10 nights in a 1A balcony and we paid right at $3,000 total (all in cost) and that included the drink package and $300 OBC so the comparable cost is $2,700. That's $270 per night for 2 people with drinks. And I know the experience isn't the same but the cost isn't close either. I hope some day I can find a closer price comparison as I'm still looking. Just not willing to spend a lot on a cruise. Thanks again for the review, it was great!
  13. I guess it's all in what you expect and how you use your balcony. I know a lot of people that say they hardly use the balcony but like seeing out and the occasional ocean breeze. For them, this is probably ideal. Then there is the other camp (like us) that use the balcony quite a bit. We pretty much live out there. On a sea day, most of our day is on the balcony. On a port day we have breakfast out there then when we get back it's out on the balcony until dinner. About the only time we don't use it is in the evening and when we are off the ship. So as we use it a lot, the IV isn't for us. whatever you choose, enjoy. You're still at sea!
  14. Huh? I personally know at least 4 people that did the ferry and loved it. The snorkeling is basically the same spot as we saw the ferry when we were there. You just have to walk up the beach. Most amazing place to snorkel. Now this one was one snorkel stop with WQoodwind. I think they also have a 2 stop but this one went to the other side of Klein Bonaire and that was it. enjoy
  15. The longer the better. The ships are much more the same than they are different although I am partial to the Equinox. But I'd still go for the 11 nights. Actually I would probably compromise and take a 10 night Equinox to the ABC islands (if it's available in 2021). enjoy
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