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NYDee

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    cruising, gardening, art, theater, music

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  1. We enjoyed it very much on a previous cruise. We collect blown glass and now have a piece created by my husband. When I saw it would be available on the 4/10/19 cruise I booked it and prepaid. Last week I received a call from Celebrity telling me it would not be on Equinox and my payment was refunded. The person calling did not know if it would be available on any future cruises on any ship.
  2. We have Cabin 10469, April 2019 and Cabin 12259, April 2020. Please post and thanks. My signature is NY Dee, but left NY for sunny Florida 10 years ago.
  3. We live in Florida. Temperature this morning when we got up 30 - degrees on out thermometer. .
  4. Interesting. When and if my loyalty status doesn't matter on RCI brands I will start trying other brands. And definitely not pay for perks with a club card. We usually book a suite for the perks so in a way i am paying for them.
  5. We returned from The Reflection last week. The first full day our Butler brought the "treats" and asked if we preferred to have them delivered to our Stateroom or go to Michaels Club. We preferred Michaels Club since we rarely eat them with so much food everywhere and didn't want another intrusion while in our Cabin. We had on of the best butlers on this cruise. His name is Vishnu.
  6. We are on the same cruise. Hope we enjoy the Reflection this time. Our experience during the inaugural year on her was less than satisfactory. With all the recent positive comments we decided to try again. Our favorite Celebrity ship is the Eclipse with the Equinox a close second.
  7. The website is Theme Cruises - Alternative Life Style.
  8. I just Googled "Celebrity theme cruises 2017." A website appeared with lists of ships with theme cruises. I quit counting at 25 for Celebrity! Most are life style. Sorry I didn't get the URL
  9. We just returned from Allure. Momma Mia ran for 2.5 hours and with the clapping afterward and introduction of performers it was even longer. It was a great show. Almost as good as the theater productions we have seen. Highly recommend it. Consider the 5:30 pm show. Reservations fill quickly for this show.
  10. We were on the April 3 sailing. We were told we could leave anytime after 6:30 am. We could get continental breakfast in Suite Lounge. We left early and enjoyed not waiting around for others.
  11. We had MTD on 4 previous Allure Cruises and enjoyed the experience. These were before dry dock. They have moved MTD to what I think may have been the Schooner Bar. During the cruise just completed (4/10/16) we went only the second night. It was crowded, loud and unpleasant. The place was chaotic. After this we ate either in specialty dining or the Suite dining. We booked the main dining on our Allure cruise next year.
  12. The 2014 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards were published in the August magazine. Of the 12 ships given an "Award of Excellence." Celebrity Ships main restaurants won an 10. According to the magazine "Our basic award for lists that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers along with thematic match in both price and style." There were only 2,791 of the awards to restaurants world wide. The winning ships are the Summit, the Soltice, the Century, the Silhouette, the Millennium, the Eclipse, the Reflection, the Constellation, the Equinox and the Infinity. The other 2 awards went to Oceania.
  13. I have rr.tampabay.com and my husband has ix.netcom.com and RCI recognizes both of them.
  14. Our favorite ships are RCI's Allure and Celebrity's Eclipse. We have sailed Radiance class many time in the past and loved the open views and the ship in general. We sailed the Brilliance February 2014 and agree about the age of the passengers. Most everyone we met were from Florida and our age or older. This was fine with us, we are post retirement and now living in Florida. On the Brilliance we spent more time enjoying our favorite "activity" on cruises. That is sitting on our balcony (aft) with a glass of wine and watching the sea go by. (You can't get that on land based vacations!) The cruise had a more relaxing environment than the mega ships. We enjoyed the "Oasis" upgrades. And since the port is only an hour and a half from home, and the price was very good we enjoyed it enough to book another on it next January. We are also booked on the Allure in May and the Equinox in November. If you are looking for a relaxing cruise, Brilliance is for you. If you want a more hectic, active cruise, it probably isn't. Like they say, variety is the spice of life.
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