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  1. Really enjoyed your review. We will be on our first Celebrity cruise in January, on the Silhouette with a sunset veranda. I’m so excited!
  2. We have a Celebrity Silhouette cruise coming up in January. We started cruising in 2001 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and have cruised with Disney, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. This will be our first time on a Celebrity ship and I’m already so excited. Reading reviews is something I really enjoy doing, and I’m just hoping that now we are finally able to cruise again people will start sharing their experiences. Also, if anyone can share a link from their past Celebrity cruise reviews I would love to read them.
  3. We have never stayed in a suite on cruise ships. I love suites in hotels but just can’t justify the cost of one on a ship. We do stay in balcony rooms though, I love having a balcony and do spend quite a bit of time on it daily.
  4. On our last cruise, Oasis of the Seas 2 years ago, we were given the choice of morning service of the room, evening service or both. We were happy to choose just evening. I have always hated the morning service. So we will gladly pick just evening service on our Silhouette cruise. We don’t mind making our own bed in the morning and with just the two of us we have no problem in reusing bath towels.
  5. We had an aft balcony room several years ago and loved it. We have one booked for our January Silhouette cruise and I’m so looking forward to it. I love being able to see both sides and where we’ve been, the room is quieter as there isn’t the foot traffic like other staterooms. I’m hoping the balcony has a lounger, if not I hope I can tip my room steward to bring one. Love having room service breakfast on the balcony, and being mesmerized by the ship’s wake❤️
  6. I agree. But just for fun I checked the hotel I mistakenly booked for 40,000 points per night and they are up to 167,000 points now. So, I’m very glad I booked it in January! Paying with money it’s almost $400 per night.
  7. Somehow I made the mistake of booking the Doubletree Biscayne Bay in Miami for our Celebrity Silhouette cruise in January which leaves from Ft. Lauderdale. We have a bay view room with balcony for 40,000 points each night (2). I looked into the Hilton Marina but a similar room there is a whopping 202,000 points per night. We’re keeping our original booking, which was done this past January when the pandemic was still raging.
  8. I would have preferred to have it remain where it was.
  9. Yeah, not going to do that when the first night for that type of room is 202,000 points. Second night even more. We’ll keep our Miami room.
  10. The hotel in Miami is the Doubletree Grand on Biscayne Bay and we have a room with a balcony facing the water, it has 5 or 6 restaurants right on site. My jaw just about dropped to the floor when I searched for a similar Hilton in Ft. Lauderdale and saw the points difference. Maybe it’s because I booked the Miami hotel in January when the pandemic was bad, now things are opening back up so the hotels are charging more.
  11. I made a mistake and booked a Hilton Hotel in Miami for 2 nights before our cruise leaves out of Ft. Lauderdale on January 4th. I thought it left out of Miami. Oops. Decided to see about changing hotels. We are booked on points, 42,000 points per night. To change to a similar style room in Ft. Lauderdale is 167,000 points per night. Yikes! Thinking we should just keep our reservation in Miami then drive to the port. How long of a drive would that be and what would you do if you had made the dumb mistake I did in booking a room at the wrong port?
  12. Another vote for Allianz. Had a claim once, submitted it, had a check for the full amount less than 2 weeks later.
  13. Our last cruise was 2 years ago on Royal’s Oasis of the Seas. I have wanted to try Celebrity, and we have an aft balcony room on the Silhouette booked for January. I’m having my first COVID vaccine on Thursday and second one next month. I do pray cruising will be somewhat back to normal, and ours isn’t cancelled. My husband doesn’t really want the vaccine but said he would if it’s required for the cruise🙂
  14. The cruise is 14 months away. I am hoping the vaccine is out soon and things get back to normal over the spring/summer. If not we can cancel, or postpone.
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