Jump to content

ChucktownSteve

Members
  • Content Count

    5,189
  • Joined

Everything posted by ChucktownSteve

  1. Gurig, you're really tilting at windmills. It's their sandbox therefore their rules. When you booked, was the SV more or less expensive than CC or AQ? Just because they lowered the price of the other cabins to try to fill them due to having more capacity that doesn't mean they'll change the points rule. You knew the points for the cabin before you booked. I too prefer the aft view and wouldn't switch either regardless of club points. Sounds like you're trying to get to Elite.
  2. There's a lot to be said for paying my dues, being retired and having successful portfolios Now that's what I call enjoying a cruise. However even when I was running two small businesses simultaneously, I used cruising to GET AWAY from work. I appreciated them not being able to reach me. Plus I had good people who stayed behind.
  3. Gotcha. Since February, have you checked the price for reductions or promotions? I saved $700 on a booked S1 aft Edge suite for this January because they were having trouble selling in the days of Covid because people probably weren't doing lift and shift to January 2021. I originally booked in June this year and now the price is almost double. But OTOH a Panama Canal cruise is very popular so it may not have gone on sale. They really play with the rates based upon availability in the different cabin classes. Obviously there are fewer SVs than AQ and CC which is why AQ
  4. It really depends upon when you book. Sometimes better cabins are priced lower and sometimes higher. Lift and shift has really raised the price of cabins as less became available.
  5. Morale is not relevant? I believe it lifts the spirits of the future passengers and the crew. At least it did for this future passenger.
  6. That is your opinion but it is not necessarily based in fact. Right now Europe is undergoing a larger surge in Covid cases and has surpassed the United States in Covid Deaths. https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases United States: 225 735, Europe: 255 149 deaths. It's not your fault. You're probably not getting this information from the scare tactic media you watch. (*United Kingdom: from 3 October 2020, due to a technical issue, COVID-19 cases from 24 September to 1 October will be reported by British authorities in the coming days.) Reported cases United
  7. WOW!!! Talk about spectacular. Thank you for sharing.
  8. I have not had the butler experience yet but hopefully will in January. I was wondering if the better butlers are assigned to the higher suite categories or even within the sky suite levels? Or is it the luck of the drawer?
  9. Good. Y'all stay home till they cure Covid-19. You'll feel more comfortable and there will be more room/less crowding for us who don't mind some inconveniences to be able to enjoy being at sea.
  10. OMG I hope not! I don't want Azamara dumbed down to Celebrity's level. Azamara already includes the basic liquors, soft drinks and gratuities. Their service is far superior. Celebrity would certainly have to elevate their level of service to be considered an all inclusive quality line.
  11. I most look forward to the views we get looking aft with a morning Americano coffee just enjoying life. We have aft cabins booked on Edge 1/2021 and on Quest 12/2021
  12. According to crew, Pina Colada kept making the round trip several times during the season. Here's another pic of her with my DW enjoying her Cafe al Bacio Americano.
  13. We did the Summit to Bermuda in 2016 in aft AQ cabin 1138. We lucked out and didn't face another ship because we were docked bow to bow. Great view! I hope yours has the same docking. The pigeon is Pina Colada who hiched a ride on our balcony the entire way over. She'd drop down to the aft bar for snacks then back to our balcony.
  14. Yeah I believe (not) that the house investigation will be truly apolitical and will result in the unfettered truth. After all what has any of their previous investigations actually proved or accomplished?
  15. Painful is a perfect description of the microphone static. The produced video pieces had exceptional sound though. You'd think a company as large as Celebrity would invest in quality microphones and not use the built in mics of their desktop or laptop from a distance which cause room echo in addition to the static. I wonder if the 5 CC points was worth the hour log torture. (fat finger hit the 2 key accidentally)
  16. If you need a cruise fix and don't care about the ports, AZ has the Quest going out of Miami for a 13 night 12/2021 in the Caribbean. You can drive there and can get a veranda for the cost of an inside.
  17. Nextariel, Push comes to shove, I'd always opt for Azamara over Celebrity if the price is a decent value. The quality of service and food is far superior. I prefer the R class ships because they're more intimate You also dock closer to port activity because some ports require the larger ships to berth farther away. In St. Petersburg we docked across from the Hermitage while the larger ships were docked miles away. AZ's price includes basic liquor and gratuities, the Azamazing evening plus White Night. When available I book the P1 aft. It's an incredible
  18. IMO it doesn't matter whether your bed faces forward to backwards. You're still traveling the same direction as the ship. 😊 Does the OP get seasick while on deck looking aft over the wake?
  19. I an glad Jim posted his thoughts. It confirms my recent cancelling of our SEA mid June AK cruise. After all the turmoil going on there, I don't wish to be exposed or contribute to their economy. Plus in our case, flying across country, It almost became a no brainer. I would have preferred sailing out of Vancouver but the DW wanted SEA. We previously had a Vancouver sailing we couldn't make a few years ago because American Air never sent our plane to pick us up then rescheduled our replacement flight to arrive after the ship sailed. Maybe we're just not destined to see AK.
  20. We're booked on the Edge for a mid January '21 seven night cruise in the Caribbean. Just about at final payment. If the cruise goes, we're on it. This will be our first S1 and the first time on Edge. Even if we sail around for 7 days with no ports, I'll be happy to be on the ship. If the cruise was longer, maybe not so much.
  21. I feel very fortunate. I cancelled our June '21 cruise but it only took six days for the deposit refund to hit our credit card. Guess they caught up with the demand?
  22. You're about eight hours too late. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2762219-official-all-november-cruises-auasia-until-may-2021-cancelled/ And that's how you post a good subject line.
  23. True the T&C are at the bottom of the email in 7.5 pt type which I can't read even with my glasses. 10.5pt type As a welcome gift, please enjoy a special discount of up to $200 off your next new sailing with us. We'd love to help you celebrate your next birthday or any other special occasion. To redeem this offer, simply give us a call at 1-888-283-8993, or contact your travel advisor, and mention promo code "BIRTHDAY". 7.5pt type *Promo code is required to get this offer: Birthday. Birthday Savings offer applies to
  24. Well I signed up for Celebrity email promos. What a hoax. They say to use the promo code "Birthday" for up to $200 obc however when my TA request it be applied to my January sailing, she was told that it doesn't apply to the new ships Edge and Apex. Don't waste your time. Just another case of dangling the carrot and finding ways to keep you from using it. Why would the new ships be restricted from the birthday gift?
×
×
  • Create New...