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    Omokoroa, Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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    Arts and the occasional sport
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  1. Thanks Terry. Btw loved your Solstice/Australia and NZ review from some years ago.
  2. Thanks folks, points very well made. Decided to hold off for now. We have a fcc with Celebrity which might be our safer option at the moment.
  3. Hi, New to Silversea and thinking of paying in full now for a Dec 2022 cruise.. I'm ok with the cancellation conditions, but concerned about what would happen if the case of insolvency given the current global situation. A quick search on travel insurance suggests that they don't cover insolvency to the value of the cruise. Any thoughts appreciated.
  4. So good to see folks are thinking about the fantastic Celebrity crews who look after us. I felt quite tearful thIs morning thinking about what this means for their livelihoods.
  5. I agree. Loved how their press announcement on the Connie redeploy headlined it as expanding their global offerings. Tampa, that sought after global destination 🤣
  6. Agree Chemmo pricing in Europe on Celebrity is ludicrous. I wish the website had a filter where you could search by lowest price stateroom category "worldwide". Does any clever person know of a quick way of doing this?
  7. Hi Jim, I feel like I'm spamming you with off topic Qs 😂 We have booked a B2B - Singapore to Japan and then Japan to Vancouver on the Eclipse in April 2021 (immediately post revolution 🤞unless they change the date again) . Interested in your comment about being unsure on doing the Japan crossing again? Would you still recommend a one-time experience? I know you had a lot of weather issues. Many thanks, Kym.
  8. Suite looks great Jim. How's the sliding door between the bedroom and lounge? Be nice if they did that on the Solstice class refit. Btw, did you say you are on the Eclipse late 2020? Did you know that the Dry dock has been pushed out to 2021? Thought I'd let you know.
  9. Thanks Jim. I thought that was the case. We too are keen on a safari and then cruising back to Australia. Happy cruising.
  10. Hi Jim, looking forward to another of your reviews. Apologies for being off topic, but did you ever book the Azamara cruise to Africa? I recall that you mentioned it in a previous thread? Celebrity offerings in that part of the world are somewhat limited. Txs.
  11. Interesting thread. I may have got the wrong end of the stick, but I was told that in addition to scoring staff, the survey scores are also used to define what type of guest you are. From memory, guests providing scores in the 8 to 10 range are likely to be "promoters" of Celebrity. Guests providing mid range scores are "passives" and guests providing lower scores are likely to be "demoters" of Celebrity. Suggests that good old fashioned word of mouth marketing still holds value?
  12. We are just off the Solstice transpacific. Couldn't figure out why there was a gap in the Eclipse sailing dates when looking at booking a future cruise for 2021. I guessed that a delay in the dry dock had occurred and this was confirmed by the future cruise staff. The new itinerary was a plus for us so we booked B2B Singapore to Vancouver. I feel for the others who booked on the previous schedule and intineray. Based on our experience the Solstice transpacific will not disappoint!
  13. Suspect the Eclipse will be more X-cie than the Solstice once it's been edgified or revolutionised.
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