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Kelly28

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  1. Kelly28

    Day trip from Malaga Spain to Tangier Morocco

    Thank you, that was very helpful. Have a good evening!
  2. Hi, anyone out there who has stop on a cruise and done a day trip from Malaga to Morocco on the ferry? Thanks Kelly Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. Sorry about that and thank you[emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. Hi, we have a stop I Malaga on the Celebrity Eclipse. Has anyone done a day trip to Morocco? If so did you do it with a tour company? Thanks! Kelly Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Fleetwood Mac Cruise on Equinox 2018

    Does Celebrity ever have band cruises in the Mediterranean? Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. Will Celebrity be extending the perk promotion? Right now it is only good for cruise dates before April 2018 and I booked for September 2018?? Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Istanbul by night

    Hello, we are going to be docked overnight in Instanbul and we are on the Equinox Celebrity. Does anyone know if the ship brings on local entertainment? Thanks, Kelly
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    Luggage Tags

    My husband and I are sailing on the Equinox in September. I just finished my on line check in and requested my luggage tags. Here is the response I received only minutes ago, "Your ship luggage tag request has been submitted for processing. You can expect to receive these tags by mail within several business days. Please print a copy of this confirmation page for your records. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.". Kelly
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    Santorini, independant trip

    [quote name='lovestx']I don't remember the name but it was one of the three that Rick Steve's has in his book (and I can't find that book right now, sorry to say) on Cruising the Med. The restaurant was in the part of town closest to the center point and you walked down from the promenade/street to get to it. It was very good but I am sure there are other good restaurants in Oia. Have a wonderful trip![/QUOTE] Thank you soj much for responding. I have the book so I will check it out :)
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    Santorini, independant trip

    [quote name='lovestx']We returned from our FABULOUS Equinox trip to the Eastern Med and cannot rave enough about what a great trip it was. Only disappointment was that we had strong winds in the Greek isles and they closed the port of Mykonos for two days. Our Captain detoured to Crete where we had a nice town/beach day. But I had really wanted to see Mykonos and visit the St. John resort. Oh well. Here's the info from our Santorini day. I tried to keep good mental notes so I could share info here: Tender tickets were going to be available at 10 a.m. We got in line at 9:30 a.m. and I would say there were 30 to 40 people in front of us. Some folks got in line at 7 a.m.! They started giving out tickets at 9:55 a.m. We got Tender #7 and were told it would leave at 2:30 p.m. We probably anchored at Santorini (which was so cool!) around 1:30 p.m. We missed the call for our tender (just after 2 p.m. I'm guessing) as the announcement cannot be heard in your room. So we went down and got on the next tender at 2:15 p.m. We were at the top of the funicular at 3:05 p.m. The funicular line was quite long (almost back to where we got out of the tender) but it probably only took 20 to 25 minutes to get through it). Our entire group of 23 people were incredibly on time and all made it over before our 3:30 meeting time. Too bad that the NST bus driver was about 10 minutes late but it was o.k. Had a great trip over to Oia, walked around the town, had drinks (it was hot) at the very southern end of the walk, did some shopping and then had a lovely dinner overlooking the water. Oia is as charming as everyone says and it was even more so as the evening wore on and the other four boats who were in port departed. We arranged to meet our NST driver at 7:30 p.m. for the return trip to Fira (about a 15 minute drive). Got a bit lost looking for the cable car station and found a bit of a line for the ride down. But at 8:00 p.m. at night, it only took 15 minutes to get to the front of the line, ride the cable car down, catch the tender and get back on the boat. We found that many people did not eat dinner in Oia and had dinner on the ship. We truly enjoyed our dinner looking out over beautiful Oia. Hope that's helpful to future planners. And I had considered doing the hike and, upon seeing how long it really was once we got there, I am glad we arranged for the bus. It was hot on Santorini and it would have been a long slog with teens in tow![/QUOTE] Thank you for the great review. We will be on the Equinox in September and plan on DIY in Santorini. Would you recommend the restaurant in Oia? If so, what was the name of the restaurant? Thank you, Kelly
  11. Hello, Has anyone out there attended a Turkish bath in Kusadasi? We have a 1/2 day tour booked and we are thinking perhaps a bath in the afternoon would be interesting???? Any ideas? Names of places? Close to the port?? Cost?? thanks, Kelly
  12. Kelly28

    Bosphorus Cruise

    [quote name='iancal']Yes, several times. A number of these boats leave from the Galata Bridge area. Some are narrated, others are not. They leave fairly often. Galata Bridge is very close to the cruise dock...you can walk or hop the tram. Very inexpensive and very enjoyable. We also took a ferry over to the Asian side and walked around a little.[/QUOTE] Thanks for the info. Did you take the ferry in the evening? Did you need your passport to get onto the Asian side? Kelly
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    Just back from June 11th Equinox

    [quote name='MarieLill']There were day 1 discounts...I think 20% off if you ate in one of the specialty restaurants the first night...but can't be positive because we weren't interested in booking. Santorini was very easy since we got there at 1:30. We anchored in one place and all the ships tour people got off first, then they started general tendering. We had tender ticket number 8 after being in line about 30 minutes before they started handing out tickets. Later our room steward left priority tickets in our room since we are Elite members (didn't realize this before hand). Since only 2 out of our group of 9 are Elite, I asked our room steward if he could get us 7 more tickets and he did. We ended up missing the announcement for priority and left with groups 1-8. There was about a 5 minute wait for the cable car. Once on the top, we had arranged with a tour company to pick up our group and take us to Oia...this worked out great! Our guide showed us a great restaurant to have dinner with beautiful views and then picked us back up at 7:30, took us to the black sand beach then back to Fira. There was a line to get back down on the cable car, so we went to the restaurant right there by the cable car entrance, had a drink and watched the sunset. The last tender was at 9:30 and we went down at 9:00 with no line.[/QUOTE] Thanks for the tips as we are doing the Med. on the Equinox in September. Would you mind sharing what the name of the company was that drove you to Oia and what the cost was? Also, what was the name of the restaurant and did it have a patio overlooking the water? Last question, how was the sunset from Fira? Thank, Kelly
  14. [quote name='Shooraq']Ellen remembered the name! It was Skala Restaurant.[/QUOTE] Thank you so much....I have it noted :)
  15. [quote name='Shooraq']I can't remember the name - shame on me! Usually I take a photo so I can remember and add it to my photo captions. But I didn't. I'm asking my friends who we had lunch with if they remember the name. I will let you know if I come up with it. But I did think the restaurant was fine. Was it the best? They may have been better, most likely. But it worked for just ordering appetizers and not spending a fortune. And yes, we did select dining. 6pm is too early for dinner and 8:30 is too late. I like eating at 7 or 7:30pm, so I choose select dining, then pre-reserve dining time for one of those times. Then if I need to adjust on the ship, I can do so. Works great and I will continue doing it that way whenever possible.[/QUOTE] Thank you so much for the quick reply and useful information. I am anxiously awaiting the review for Myknos:)
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