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About BigRedFan

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    theater, ballet, arts, travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, NCL,
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Croatia, Arctic, Antarctic, Africa, Asia

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  1. I was on the Spirit itinerary that was sailing Dec 6, 2022 from Singapore to Sydney that was canceled. I have been waiting to see what would be replacing the time frame since my original booking was a B2B sailing with the Sydney-Auckland sailing. Today I was able to book the newly available sailings Nov 26, 2022 Honolulu-Papeete and Dec 8, 2022 Papeete- Sydney to come before my Dec 22, 2022 Sydney-Auckland cruise. I will keep my fingers crossed.
  2. I enjoyed your review and your wonderful attitude. I was scheduled to be on the following cruise out of Cape Town to Singapore. It was the beginning of several planned trips that were all canceled. Now hoping that 2021 will allow us to begin to sail the seas again.
  3. I received the notice and it referred to my Singapore to Sydney cruise being canceled, but for the 2nd leg of what was to be a B2b it is not canceled. So, I am wondering when the Spirit is actually going to be in Australia?
  4. I just received notice that my NCL Spirit Dec 6, 2022 cruise has been cancelled!!! It was the 3rd attempt at an Australia itinerary that fell through.
  5. I too have a 10 night out of Venice scheduled for Oct 2021. I am hoping hat all will be well to cruise again by then.
  6. Wonderful review. This is the itinerary I am hoping to book once sailing begins again.
  7. Just booked this cruise, and I too have my fingers crossed that we will sail :) Genzi
  8. I just got off the phone with my airline (United) and had no trouble at all moving the cancelled Australia flight back into a travel credit. The only restriction on it was that it had to be booked by 5/27/2021, a year out from when I purchased it. They refunded my extra charges for my upgraded seats back to my credit card. I read on the United site that Australia flights are limited to 450 passengers arriving from ALL flights! United has maintained one flight to Sydney and it only carries 50 passengers. Once they arrive they must quarantine for 14 days.
  9. My Apr 4, 2021 & Apr 15th, 2021 have also disappeared, but I have not received an official notice from Celebrity yet.
  10. I have sailed on the Jade and really enjoyed it. I am booked for the same itinerary you are on but in 2021 on the Jade. I find the Specialty Restaurants to be a better deal than MDR. My favorite is LeBistro; always exceptional service and food. I love the aft facing cabins! Most likely you might here chairs being moved in the am. You will enjoy this itinerary.
  11. Her sister ship the Sun Princess was eventually sold to Premier Cruises and rechristened as one of the Big Red Boats. We sailed on 3 of the when our children were small. They were great vacations.
  12. My 1st sailing was on the final sailing of the French Line DeGrasse from LeHavre to New York in 1953. The only photo I have is of my father holding me looking out the window.
  13. What a lovely surprise to see her again. My husband and I sailed on the Jupiter for our honeymoon in 1980. What a wonderful memory.
  14. :) An Aviation Martini is an older recipe that has a bit of mystery to it. It uses creme de violette which for many years has not been available; once it returned to production this classic martini has returned. https://www.thespruceeats.com/aviation-cocktail-recipe-760055
  15. I hope to smell the sea air, enjoy sunrises and sunsets, be mesmerized by staring at the wake of the ship and yes try to get to the Martini Bar for an Aviation Martini. Hope this will all happen in 2021! Scheduled on a B2B Australia NZ Polynesia to Hawaii on Solstice. Fingers crossed.
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