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  1. Yes. They just said that it was on the webpage correctly and I should try re-entering his details etc. I did all that they said but nothing has altered his Xpress pass or cruise documents. I might have a chat to the Captain's Club desk onboard.
  2. My issue is that my partner's Xpress pass and checking documents etc show he is "preview" when he is the same status as me which is "Select". When I look at his page online it shows the same membership points as mine and same sailing history but try as I might, Celebrity can't fix it! I mean it's not a big problem but I've phoned and been transferred from one person to another, I've emailed and had dumb replies. It's kind of just the principle of it all (and my OCD nature) 🙂
  3. We use the stairs on cruise ships - what do people do in this situation! How can the block an entire staircase?
  4. I'm so glad to read this. We embark Reflection on 29th for 10 nights so I'm assuming it will be either decorated or in progress. That will be be fun to see it all transformed.
  5. That seems more reasonable to me. I don't think we've ever spent time at any one bar so haven't tipped a barman. I'm sure we will tip our room steward after our next trip and maybe a few others but just smaller amounts than others have tipped. It's hard coming from a complete 'non tipping' culture - it really doesn't come naturally to us. We know we have to tip for service while in US and that's not an issue... you never know - we might tip our barman on the next trip 🙂
  6. OK, I am absolutely gobsmacked (astounded) at the additional tips mentioned by some here. We always pay the auto-tip but that's it. We've never tipped a barman or a waiter etc. Mind you we hardly eat at the MDR and if we do we never get the same staff. We did tip a butler years ago when he did go over and above for us and also a room steward on a recent short cruise. I'm blown away by the amounts given over and above the auto tip.
  7. On the Celebrity webpage for Concierge Class they no longer state Tote Bags as part of the room amenities. Mmmm... hadn't noticed that until now. Actually only suites state that you get a Tote bag now. https://www.celebritycruises.com/nz/things-to-do-onboard/staterooms/concierge-class-stateroom
  8. With all this talk I've upgraded to premium for both of us. I just decided that it would make everything easier - my husband can try all the different beers, we can have nicer wine with dinner and I can get a few yummy cocktails 🙂
  9. We recently sailed on Emerald Princess and I have never been so disappointed with a buffet before. It had the new "World Fresh Marketplace" setup and was relatively small for a ship's buffet - I seriously struggled to find anything that I wanted to eat that was tasty! Sure it looked great but it completely lacked delicious hot food selections. Compared to other lines I've cruised it would put me off ever sailing Princess again. We found the MDR food to be good but we are very casual cruisers and find we'd rather just eat in the buffet for the majority of our cruise.
  10. OK, CC question. I had a boarding time of 11.30am but then upgraded to CC - can I just board at any time now or do I still have to wait until 11.30am? Do you get a set boarding time when you are CC? Thanks.
  11. And the tiny balcony tables? I hope they order bigger tables as well 🙂
  12. Slightly off topic but what water is available on the classic package? Is there a water similar to a Pellegrino?
  13. Hi, there is also a forum here for Rome - you could try asking there as well. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/464-italy-ports/ Another option for you is to join the roll call for your cruise on here. You can meet others on the same cruise and you can organise a group shuttle/bus which cuts the cost down. We have done this in the past and it has worked well.
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