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  1. What you receive for a special occasion may depend on the relationships you have with Senior Officers. I was on one cruise where there were several Zeniths, including me who were celebrating birthdays. The Captain invited each of us to the Bridge where we were met by the HD and CD and were presented with a lovely cake. My DW was given a ship model from the HD for her birthday. On our 50th anniversary were were treated beyond special. I will be on a cruise for my birthday in a few weeks and will not say anything. As said the usual celebration is a small cake served at dinner and a song by waiter choir. Anything beyond usually requires the purchase of a celebration package.
  2. Actually "creatures" exclude "humans", but I still bring her and that precludes bringing anything else.
  3. I bring my DW. As all humans, she is a "Creature" and she gives me much comfort. Since I bring her there is little or no space for non human creature comforts.
  4. Captain Manetas is always called by his surname. Capt. Tasos is always called by his first name. They are both great Captains. I plan to book a cruise when Capt. Tasos is there. Been too long since I move seen him. Equinox is in good hands!
  5. Sometimes the price of transfers is set by Celebrity, or the Port Authority, or a private bus company. If one investigates options prior to their cruise they are less likely to have complaints after the cruise. Cruise Critic is full of information on Ports of Call and transportation. Roll Calls are also a great source of information!
  6. You obviously don't know the people who serve as CC Hosts/Hostess. They would say "thanks", pocket the tip and give you nothing that you weren't entitled to.
  7. I did indeed misread their post. They will not receive Elite benefits on the 2nd part of the B2B.
  8. Prefer kids to adults who drink too much or break rules by smoking in non smoking areas. I always report smokers, but that's another thread.
  9. You will receive Elite benefits on the second cruise if you earn the points following the first cruise. Just tell the CC Host/Hostess early during the first cruise so that they have time to check. This happens many times.
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    B2B question

    I walk to Bayside. Just leave the port area wand walk on the Bridge.
  11. Orator

    B2B question

    You can take the shuttle to the port entrance and walk to town. Train station is a sort walk, just follow those carrying luggage. You can get a train to Rome, but be sure to get back in time to the ship. If you are a high stress person you might want to stay in Civitavecchia You will use the Transit Pass to reboard. You will be instructed where to pick up your new Seapass card .
  12. Orator

    B2B question

    Remember that on Celebrity a B2B is treated as two separate cruises. Any non refundable OBC will be lost since and any refundable credit will be refunded. You will need to create to register for internet using a different user name. The information of other posters is spot on. As indicated you will receive specific directions and transit passes in your cabin toward the end of your first cruise.
  13. No cause for concern. Just go to Guest Relations and ask the time and place and just show up. Usually, but not always held the first sea day in the morning.
  14. Unless you have lots of OBC that is non refundable take the advice to book a private tour. I took the Celebrity 2 day bus tour since I had lots of OBC, but encountered large, large crowds at The Hermitage. People on private tours reported little or no crowds. One couple told me they had access when the Museum was closed to visitors. That alone is worth the extra expense!
  15. If in any doubt just send it in and let Celebrity decide. Many, including me have reported unexpected surprises.At one time they denied credit if you received anything from Celebrity. Now they are granting the difference between what you get and the shareholder credit.
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