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  1. In the past, I've only purchased around $20 worth of Euro from the ship just to have some local currency for incidentals. I use the Bank ATM in Europe, at usually no cost or transaction fees. A couple of times there was a small fee, but my bank reimbursed the fee.
  2. This was available pre-covid, even before Royal came out with the coupons. It's on your seapass.
  3. I actually got notified the day of or one day after on my last bid.
  4. Agree. I've never taken my picture ahead of time.
  5. Talk with the Maitre'D, and he will find you a table to eat at the 2nd seating or my-time dining.
  6. There's a 110V outlet in the bathrooms above the mirror for electric shavers. Can't use it for high wattage appliances such as hairdryers/curling irons. I use it for my waterpik. My electric toothbrush will hold a charge for around 2 weeks. If the battery runs low, just recharge it in the stateroom for a few hours during the day.
  7. There's one pier in Mykonos, so the first ship scheduled to arrive will dock there. There will be a ferry for a cost that will take you to/from the downtown area. If you are unlucky and have to tender, the tenders dock in the downtown area. We've been there several times and always docked. After you are finished walking around the downtown area and checking out all the ships, grab a taxi for a few euro to take you up the hill for lunch. The taxi stand is to the left of the town. There's a locals restaurant up on the top of the hill called Oregano (Pronounced when you ask the taxi to take you there -- Restaurant Or-E-GONE-O). They have a full menu, and if you look inside you can see all the daily specials. Get a seat out on the patio. There's a small supermarket across the street if you need any goods to take back, and a viewing point of the town and harbor. There's a pathway for you to walk back down into the town. It's an easy walk.
  8. It was on Solstice a couple months ago.
  9. Disconnect won't work. You have to logoff. If you try to logon to a different device without logging off, you will get a message saying you have exceeded the number of devices, and it will not let you logon.
  10. If you purchase one package, you have to physically "logoff" one device to logon to the other device. You can have as many devices you want, but only one device can be on line at a time. If you purchase one package with two devices, you use the same username/pin, but only two devices can be on line at a time. In the case of you and your wife with the 2-device package and both on your laptops at the same time, if you want to switch to your iPhone, you have to "logoff" your laptop, then logon to your iPhone. You can't just shut down the device. You have to physically "logoff" for this to work.
  11. I would choose 1634. They both have the largest balcony and bed by the balcony. I prefer to be up on a higher deck. There is no lighting out on any of the balconies.
  12. I would go with 1251 as it has bed by the bath, which we prefer. It's located near the aft elevators where all the action takes place -- up to the lawn club/sunset bar, down to dining/martini bar. The only difference a connecting cabin makes on this class ship (except Reflection) is the stateroom door opens into the stateroom. Non-connecting, door opens out into the alcove.
  13. The staff usually won't say anything to those ignoring the designated smoking areas for cigars. When we were on Solstice a couple of months ago, some folks were encroaching onto the bar area, and the head bartender back aft chased them back over to where they belonged, on the port side only.
  14. In the past, we've always sailed Celebrity with the AI package, beverage, grats, & internet. We've always tipped the beverage guys1$ a drink, and have always gotten great service and good pours. Funny thing, when you walk up to the bar, your drinks are prepared as if you were the next in line. We give the sommelier cash tip at the end of the cruise. Our next three sailings we have no packages so will just pay the required auto tip on our drinks, except for those who give extra pours. 😁 During the 5-7 happy hour, will tip the bartender/server1$ a drink.
  15. You have to do the math. We got it once because it was on sale and we had a lot of tender ports on our cruise which gave us front-of-the-line privileges to get off and on the ship. I wouldn't get it again.
  16. I was always under the assumption that the tip was included in the price of dining in a specialty restaurant, especially since the costs per person is high. I think that's the reason a lot of people didn't when the dined in the specialty restaurant. I think that's the reason they added the 20% when booking.
  17. Don't they charge for pizza on Odyssey's Italian restaurant?
  18. Bed is by the bath/door. Near the forward elevators.
  19. I suppose it would depend upon the costs. What is the difference in $$$ between the guided and on your own? If the difference is a lot, you could take the "on your own" and get a guided tour when you arrive from one of the local vendors. You would definitely need some sort of guided tour to get the most out of your visit, whether it be a physical guide or an audio guide once you get there. I would assume they would provide audio guides at a small cost along with your admission.
  20. You must have misread my post. I was talking about initial embarkation from a U.S. port, which the OP was referencing. No one was talking about Bermuda Customs, yada, yada, yada.
  21. It depends on the port. They wouldn't take it from me at Tampa, so I ended up carrying it on board, which was a PIA. 😉 In Europe we bring on those 6-pack 1.5 liter water bottles.
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