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  1. Excellent. I'm hoping to replace my very large Waterford martini glasses that were damaged when a hurricane filled my home with 8 feet of water in 2017. When the water subsided 6 days later, several crystal glasses were broken. Glad you're having a nice time. You obviously have more energy than I do.... Continue to enjoy.
  2. YES. Good, Bad, and Ugly. I mention, by name, the folks who wait on me. I point out items that can be corrected. And the UGLY part should be self-explanatory. After 87 cruises, I have a lot to say....
  3. Read and understand the fine print is my advice. You will only get Captains Club points based on AQ class, not the 8 points for a sky suite. That alone makes it a NO for me....
  4. It indeed IS one of the best sky suites. The suite is next door to the PH. You get a separate tub and shower. Bathroom is HUGE. You might want to enjoy this suite BEFORE Kelly Hoppin gets her paws on it.... A lot of folks, myself included, are horrified with the Hoppinization of these beautiful suites. QUITE DISTURBING.... Have a fabulous sail!!!!
  5. You hit the nail on the head: VAGUE, if any answer at all. I get more traction and a better response by putting my questions on my post-cruise comment forms. I make a WORD document for each cruise, adding comments and questions until the cruise is over. No need to remember; or forget to address something. Then, I simply COPY and PASTE in the SMALL BOX; and wait for the responses to come flooding in.... Heck, I already have a page of comments for my October Equinox cruise. I'm very disappointed in LLP, but not surprised. This was a total waste of time and effort.
  6. I don't think LLP understood your comment. You're looking for B2B, or roundtrip cruises, not airfare, right? BTW, ChoiceAir DOES NOT have the most competitive fares, as LLP touted. Nor do they have many of the most direct flights either.
  7. A "FUN" option? Really?? Perhaps you've never seen a Royal Family Suite or a Presidential Family Suite on Royal Caribbean ships.... That's what they were called in 2011, at least. RFS had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; PFS had 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Perhaps I'm sailing on the WRONG cruise line....
  8. I'm not interested in the Edge, and even if I was, those single cabins are TINY!!! I have been sailing in suites since 2010. Last November, I sailed solo in a penthouse. And yet, my butler and the people who took care of me only got ONE set of gratuities. THIS should be a very easy fix. Just keeping the profit you make from solo travelers is just plain WRONG> I know it. YOU know it too. The single supplement doesn't need to be 100%. I know it. YOU know it too. Perhaps Celebrity doesn't need my business anymore.... I guess you don't
  9. Thank you so much.... I'm enjoying a cocktail, pretending I'm in Michael's, while reading your thread.
  10. I hope you will write about the tours you take. I haven't booked any for next August, mainly because I wanted to see if someone would critique some of these tours and tour operators. Thanks in advance for doing this. I'm enjoying following along.... BTW: who is Suites Manager; and Michael's Club Concierge? AND, Is Dharma still a butler on Silhouette?
  11. I'm not a big fan of Tuscan either. Their eggplant parm is awful. I pretty much stick to Luminae also, as my cabins on M-class ships include unlimited specialty dining. I have been known to dine in Sushi on Five and LPC on occasion.
  12. This thread was very informative for me. I will be doing the NJ-Dublin_Boston in August 2020 on Summit, in a PH with two fellow cruisers. I cannot wait to experience the Hoppinization of those once lovely penthouses. I will try to reserve judgment until then; but I have already begun writing my post-cruise comments. I'm getting ready for an Equinox cruise in October; then Antarctica in January. When I set foot in Boston on August 30, 2020, I will be Zenith. I probably should've kicked Celebrity to the curb years ago, but I have too much time invested in them to not reach Zenit
  13. You will enjoy that RS on Silhouette. It has a guest bathroom. Plenty of storage too. If you get Dharma as your butler, he is fabulous. I had him in November when I was in the starboard side PH. And if Richard is the Suites Manager, he's fantastic too.... Unfortunately I will be doing my Iceland/Greenland/Dublin B2B on Summit; but in the PH, which has an 1150 sq ft veranda. Also unfortunate that Kelly Hoppin has destroyed that beautiful interior with her minimalistic design. I look forward to following your journey as I plan mine
  14. OMG: that space needs some SHADE....
  15. One more question, if you don't mind. Are there Alcoves at the Lawn Club that can be rented? Can you PLEASE take a picture of one for me? I'm not a SUN person either....
  16. OMG, thank you for offering. I'm in a CS on the October 4-14 Equinox sailing. Finding someone in a suite on these boards is not so easy. Here are my questions: 1. YOUR take on the Suite Retreat: too much sun; not worth the effort to get there? 2. Michael's Club: who is the concierge you're sailing? 3. Luminae: who is the Restaurant Manager? Who is the sommelier? You can either post or email me. My email address is shown below my post. Enjoy your cruise; but moreover, ENJOY THE SUITE LIFE!!!!!
  17. I simply call the Captains Club (800-760-0654; don't press any options, just wait on the line for a LIVE person), give that person my reservation number and sail date, and indicate that I'd like to purchase OBC. THEY do the rest. Takes all of 5 minutes.
  18. On the last night of your first cruise, you can walk into the liquor store onboard and buy as much booze as you want, and take it with you to your cabin. It'll be yours to enjoy during the second cruise. Shop personnel assume that everyone is disembarking the next day.... Just sayin'
  19. Have a fabulous cruise!!!! I'll be doing the NJ-Dublin-Boston in August, 2020, on Summit. There will be three of us, hoping we can get some bucket list items knocked off our lists.... We will get a double dose of Iceland and Greenland. I will follow your journey closely. We are all excited; and our cruise is still a year away.
  20. AMEN to that.... The butler I had on Silhouette this past November, was way beyond exceptional. I was sailing solo in one of the penthouses, and he made it his business to ensure that the moment I stepped out of my cabin, it was cleaned. If I was having a party, he would begin the setup the night before. He and the Suites Manager, along with the Michael's Club concierge, bent over backwards, something I neither demanded nor expected. A couple who attended several of my parties was in a RS on the other side of the ship. They commented that they saw more of my butler than they s
  21. Yes, Celebrity should talk to him, but YOU need to address this issue on your post-cruise comment form. I've dealt with most of the shoreside concierges, and they are indeed a disappointing bunch. Even their supervisor, Ashley, is just plain AWFUL. My SSC in October, Zoe, had the audacity to send me paper luggage tags with handwritten cabin information. I'm in a RS, for goodness sake!!!! I swear, I don't think these folks have any clue about how to treat those who spend so much. I just tell them to pretend they have contacted me; I'll do the rest, when th
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