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  1. Been on Equinox twice and enjoyed it a lot more than any of our cruises on any RC ship. Just seems like a step above. If you will be having young children, maybe Symphony of Seas would be better... Otherwise, definitely go with Equinox.
  2. If you have drink package, all beverages are included. If not, you will need to pay extra for alcohol. Waiters are very good at making suggestions for wines that will work within your package. Extra tipping is always an option, but tip is included in the price, so extra is not necessary but again appreciated for outstand service.
  3. I know I will be in the minority, just another perspective. From your description of yourself and your kids, I think Celebrity will be a great experience for all. I found over time, my wife and I "outgrew" RC. Having said that, I really wasn't impressed that all with the Edge. Enjoyed the experience on Equinox so much better. Had much more traditional feel to it and a beautiful ship with lots of interesting places. Plus, Murano is probably our most favorite dining experience in cruising. The Edge is nice, just a little too different. Lots of live music everywhere on Equinox, didn't really find that as much on Edge. If you have a choice, take a look at the Equinox itineraries. Good luck and Happy cruising.
  4. I know, especially during peak months, cruises are usually sold out. I was just wondering how common it is to offer last minute rates on unsold cabins right before cruises? If so, is there a special place on their website or somewhere else to look for these? Also, if they do offer them, usually how good are the deals. Thanks in advance.
  5. Was hoping some of you Celebrity vets can help with this. I booked a cruise and was supposed to be getting 3 perks, Classic Drink pkg for 2, $300 OBC, and pre paid gratuities. I don't see anything on the booking or invoice, but there are some weird codes which may reference the above. Can anyone verify? They are: BEVCLINGRAT1 PROMO2C 12N GRAT STD 12N The $300 OBC is showing up on my account on the website avail to use for purchases, so I know I have that. Just wanted to verify the other 2. Thanks
  6. I was on the Equinox a couple of years ago and there was a lady who was a retired college professor who presented a historical lecture each day. I thoroughly enjoyed each one of them--my wife, not so much. Topics ranged from Caribbean history, pirates, one about New Orleans, etc. We are booked for another cruise on Equinox coming up and was wondering/hoping, they still provide this type of event.
  7. Exactly my situation. Between the GC, the 2% bonus and the cash back on the stores credit card, was hard to pass up. Did have issues accessing my booking on X's website, but I think that is more a function of X having a less than stellar website, than the outside booking agency. Thanks for all you guy's input.
  8. Usually I book direct with the cruise line, but came across a deal with a large box retailer warehouse club that offers a gift card for booking with their travel service. Would like of know of any advantages/disadvantages of not going through the line directly. I am concerned about level of service in making changes, accessing booking etc. Anyone run into issues using this type of travel service?
  9. Thanks for the responses. Just seemed off that an arrival time was required, and why it is on boarding pass. As for dining, no big deal, just glad I wasn't stuck with late assigned. Thanks again
  10. Hi, was hoping someone can clarify. Just booked a last minute cruise for this coming weekend. 1st time I booked this late. When I was going through the online check-in, it asked for preferred boarding time. Only option avail was 1:30-2:00. I am platinum and according to the website I should have priority check-in and boarding. My boarding pass does have me listed as PRIORITY, but has 1:30-2:00 check-in time splashed across the top. Do platinum still get to board behind diamond and weddings, or has something changed? Thanks for any input. Also, it assigned early dining. I keep trying to change it to anytime, but won't let me. I assume AT is full? What are chances of changing on board?
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