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  1. That's not true. The sale started in December and the drinks packages still remain at the sale price right now. This is on the Solstice Sydney to Hawaii Transpacific on April 12, 2019.
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    Edgeification of current ships

    What strikes me most after watching the video is the lack of colour. The revolution seems to be all about muted and washed out rooms and public areas. It all seems very bland.
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    IV--Would You Book or Book Again?

    I was replying to Diver who was talking about the bed on their Princess cruise.
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    IV--Would You Book or Book Again?

    Did you ask for a different mattress? Surely they would have spares or could get one from an empty room, if there happened to be one.
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    Edge/Revolutionized Ships---Hmmm---$$$$

    Well the positive is they have not done away with the Sky Lounge (Cosmos lounge) thank goodness! I read somewhere that the balcony cabins can't actually be changed to IV cabins due to the structure of the ship so hopefully that is the case as those IV 'balconies' have got to be the biggest ruse I've come across in a long time.
  6. . Does anyone know what is involved in the edgification of the rest of the Celebrity ships, especially with regard to the staterooms? I'm interested to know if the current regular veranda cabins are going to be refitted with Infinite Verandas. I'm really hoping they aren't as I love being outside of my cabin and would very much like to know what the plans are. Anyone able to enlighten me?
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    One category upgrade

    I agree with awhfy. Place your cabin of choice on hold via the website. Then call tomorrow to organise the pricing.
  8. We booked a future cruise while on board in September. We got the fare including grats, $200 USD OBC, wifi for 2 and a classic drinks package each. We were also able to book a Concierge cabin with a huge balcony and midship for $200 pp less than a regular veranda. It was a great deal and too good to pass up. We also only paid $100 pp deposit.
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    Solstice Sailings unable to viewn choosing staterooms.

    Yes, I had the same problem on Tuesday. It only shows the list of cabins available and the deck plans are blank. I ended up loading the deck maps from the Cruise Critic site in a new browser window and then just clicking between the two to check the location of cabins. It was annoying but it helped.
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    Hotel near Honolulu airport?

    For your transport to the port from your hotel look into Johnny cab, Charley's taxi or Hawaii 23. They all have prebook and set price options which are much cheaper than just hopping in a taxi. We have used Johnny cab before. They were on time for pick up and we paid the set amount in cash on drop off. It was easy to arrange and we will be using them again next year.
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    What bar do you mostly frequent?

    Sunset bar for a late afternoon drink and then World Class Bar pre and post dinner/show. We loved the WCB on the Eclipse. Terrific cocktails, excellent staff and great people to chat to. On our previous cruises on other S class ships we have always been Martini Bar snobs pre cruise but we found the martini's to be too inconsistent. Often way to strong or out of balance so we started going to the WCB and found our favourite bar.
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    Eclipse sailings 2020 / 2021

    I did the same thing. We are booked on the TP from Sydney to Hawaii next year. It is over $2500 dearer to do the one in 2021 than we have paid. Wow! Glad we are going next year.
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    Booking future cruises on-ship?

    We recently booked a future cruise while onboard. We were able to book a concierge cabin for cheaper than a regular veranda. It included gratuities, a classic drinks package each, wifi and $100 USD pp OBC. It was too good to pass up. $100 pp deposit each which is fully cancellable and transferable.
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    Just back from Tahtitian Treasures on Solstice

    Thanks for the review. We are doing this cruise in the opposite direction next April and are really looking forward to the sea days and Tahiti.
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    Silhouette-- Cabin 1600.

    We had 1598 which is next door to 1600 on the Equinox last year. I too was concerned about the noise but we found it to be absolutely fine. One afternoon we did hear a little music coming down from the pool area but that was it. We were not woken by chairs scraping or anything like that. Also, we loved the overhang. It did not disrupt the view and we loved having the shade. It's horses for courses with regards the sun/shade situation.