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  1. Back in time those wealthy people who could afford a Penthouse, often had classic education. Think about Jeeves and Wooster
  2. Something that I do not get: I purchased a classic Aria full face, size L/XL. My wife tried it and loved it. Well, almost - she felt like it was too large. When I looked for a smaller size (M/L), the classic was mostly out of stock but then the newer model, Aria QR just came in and I ordered the QR. The QR seems to be a more sophisticated model as it has Go pro and also you can quickly un-buckle the belts. BUT, it somehow is harder to breath😢 Even if you do not attach the snorkel, the QR requires more effort to breath than the classic. Does anybody knows why? Is it possible to mitigate? The QR fits ideally to her face.. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hello LauraS, I wonder where the Q&A topic is now? The link does not work any longer. I am curious because my particular question, unlike all the others was not answered by Lisa. Yet, I believe Celebrity decided to pick my idea and implement it on three ships (and get a lot of additional revenue). Thanks, voyager
  4. You are considering the refundable fare option, correct? Then you can make the no-risk reservation with air2sea, obtain the booking code and then attempt to check your actual flights on Delta. If you don't like what you find, you can cancel the reservation.
  5. Goofysmom99, This is in line with my observations. But, even the choiseair web (aka CruisingPower) is not consistent. I mean, if I use generic choice (no preferred time and no preferred air carrier), I get prices that are reasonable to choiceair (~25% of official fare for oneway business). But, if I specify the time window that covers one of these reasonable flights, the price jumps ~150%, but still below the official fare! And if I specify the carrier, the price becomes exactly the official fare, and the same you can get with FlightsbyCelebrity. Very close to your $1500-> $3500 --> $5000 example.
  6. I agree that something strange is going on with Flights by Celebrity and also with other RCCL-branded flights. While last year, there were aplenty of flights (one-way business Europe-US) at very reasonable prices (<$1,000, i.e., ~20% of the published fare), nothing like that appears to be available for practically entire 2020. The flights available right now for 2020 (May-October) are practically the same as the published fare, the only advantage of X's flights would be the delayed payment. Perhaps we all need to start annoying Flights by X and have them strike a better deal with the air? Flights by Princess, for example, still show very attractive fares for 2020.
  7. The Cyber Monday sale may not include Fall 2021: http://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Celebrity/General_Info/Flyers/CEL_The_BIG_Deal_Offer_Nov.pdf
  8. You get a better room service menu for breakfast in C*
  9. It looks like the public is more tolerable these days than eight years ago:
  10. Very informative review! May I ask, why did not you use room service for early breakfast? Thanks
  11. Thanks for your review! Did you try the room service for breakfast? If so, could you use the concierge-class list? Also, a bit ridiculous question, but anyways - do you think the bed from the main bedroom can fit into the other room (if the furniture from that room is removed)? If this were possible, your bed would be by the balcony..
  12. On our recent 15-night TA, I paid to our butler $140 in the middle of cruise, after which his service has significantly improved; we then utilized him for several in-room breakfast/afternoon meals. I also left ~$80 additional to the room steward, towards the end - he seemed to be happy. We utilized the concierge/assistant concierge several times; however, there were some misunderstandings. When I left them $60 the last night, they seemed to be positively surprised, and they also thanked me the next morning 🙂 Go figure
  13. Can you add this perk for an existing reservation that has a non-refundable deposit and is far away from final payment? In principle, it says for "new bookings only" but you know what I mean:)
  14. Allie322, thank you for your balanced review. May I ask you, why did not you use the free shuttle by Hertz to get to the terminal?
  15. Thanks for your review! How was the embarkation on your cruise? Which time did you arrive in port? Do you think the embarkation for the next cruise was delayed because of the customs mishap? TIA
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