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  1. I'm trying to make sense of a Summit Canada/NE itinerary in Oct 2022 which leaves Boston at 6 PM and arrives in Portland, Maine at 8 AM, BUT there is a day at sea in between. You can drive a car from Boston to Portland in less than 2 hours, and other sailings leave Boston and arrive at Bar Harbor (north of Portland) the next day. So does it make sense to have a day at sea between leaving Boston and arriving in Portland? Seems that the ship would just be taking a very slow "journey to nowhere" for a day.
  2. Since our Sept 10, 2021 Canada/NE sailing is a 12-day itinerary... and similar sailings in 2022, the "one week before or after" was interpreted by our Celebrity rep as the prior & next sailings. The one closest to Sept 10 was fewer days, the one before was also few days and the 2022 one immediately following was sold out of our cabin category... so the only option was the Oct 3 sailing. This is why the rep had to request an "exception" which I assume will be approved. If not, we'll just take the refund and be done for now.
  3. Celebrity has also added a new "Sailings on Hold" section to the Travel Alerts portion of their website, and it includes both a list of sailings "on hold" as well as FAQs which give more details... including Lift & Shift.
  4. Additionally (to my postings above), Celebrity added the following statement to the "Travel Alert" section of their website. Friday, February 12th, 2021 The Government of Canada has recently announced continued port closures for all cruise ships through February 28, 2022. In order to comply with these closures, Celebrity Cruises has placed all sailings with an embarkation or port of call in Canada, on hold while we explore itinerary options. While this news is certainly disappointing, we certainly respect their decision and appreciate that they have their own set of COVID-19
  5. FYI, the email I received above is due to our 2021 Canada/NE sailing, but I believe it is the same email sent for 2021 sailings. Perhaps someone with a 2021 sailing could confirm.
  6. Here is the complete text of Celebrity's email. Note that there are no details of the possible "Lift & Shift"... just a comment about it being to the same destination. When I contacted Celebrity to do this, the rep had some specific requirements to follow (e.g., within one sailing before & after the same date as 2021), and since I could only be accommodated by moving two sailing ahead, he had to request an exception from "above" (who I'm not sure). He didn't expect to contact me with a final answer for about a week, but did add a temporary reservation on the new sailing to hold our
  7. Just received the Celebrity email re: options... e.g., hold awaiting more info, Lift & Shift, refund, 125% FCC). Given the requirements of L&S, the Oct 3 sailing was not normally available, but our Sept 10, 2021 sailing wasn't compatible (2021 is 12 day; 2022 is 10 day) and next sailing doesn't have the same suite level we have reserved (a Celebrity Suite). So the agent was able to do a temporary reservation on the Oct 3 sailing (which has CS available) and is requesting an exception from management. May take up to a week to hear back, but worth a try.
  8. Nothing confirmed, but just looking at possible options given how likely it is to be canceled. We should be hearing from Celebrity very soon.
  9. Not really. We still have a choice to make: book the Oct sailing or push our plans out yet another year (with maybe a different cruise in between). So this is why I am interested in thoughts re: Sept vs Oct for this itinerary.
  10. Unfortunately, the Sept 21 sailing is sold out of our desired cabin (a Celebrity Suite which we had reserved on the canceled 2021 sailing)... and it also conflicts with another planned occasion.
  11. We're considering a Canada/NE cruise in 2022... now that our 2021 sailing is in the process of being canceled. Is there a significant difference (e.g., weather or other) between these Canada/NE cruises in September versus October? Is October getting "too late"? Comparing two sailings on Celebrity... a mid-September versus an early October cruise (same 12-day itinerary), I note the September sailing looks to be more booked than the October sailing.
  12. I realize that this Oct 2021 cruise was canceled, but we're considering one in 2022. Is there a significant different (e.g., weather) between these Canada/NE cruises in September versus October? Is October getting "too late"? Comparing two sailings on Celebrity... a mid-September versus an early October cruise (same itinerary), I note the September sailing looks to be more booked than the October sailing.
  13. Looks like a number of cruise ships moored near the Bahamas are moving out of Isaias' path.
  14. Looks like the Celebrity ships moored near the Bahamas are moving out of the way of tropical storm ISAIAS.
  15. The article is about ports closed/open to cruise ships only.
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