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HS2BS

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    CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY
  • Interests
    WEATHER, CRUISING, TRAVEL
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. We renewed our GE cards last month(both expire in October), mine went right thru but my wife’s requires an on site visit(both early 70s). Hal
  2. My wife also has mobility issues, we have been to all these islands many times.Since Bonaire has been mentioned many times and Bonaire cruisers. There tent is at the end of the vendors lineup which makes it a long stretch already. Then they will direct you to their cart location which is four more blocks down a road without sidewalks. - So here is what I do, leave about 15 minutes before my wife’s departure and get the cart and then bring it back to “near” the dock. Park it and go get my wife in a ship’s wheelchair, when returning do the opposite. (Do bring your handicapped plaque from home, m
  3. We stayed at the Hyatt House in the late summer of 2019 and found it to be clean, comfortable and had the nicest breakfast and seating area. Location wise it was perfect, across the street from the Space Needle and Chihuly gardens(glass)walking distance to a number of eating place that have been in diners, drive ins and dives. All of the tour buses start and finish opposite Hyatt, including hop on hop off. The hotel had two cars available to pick up and drop off near the hotel, including the market and pier. Hal
  4. The local government in the Falklands has decided that no large cruise ships will be allowed as of last Friday, 6/18/21 https://polarjournal.ch/en/2021/06/08/no-large-cruise-ships-for-the-falkland-islands/ Do you think cruise lines will have second thoughts about round the horn cruises if the Falklands is eliminated? We are booked on the Diamond Princess for 3/5/22, and this was one of the primary reasons to book this cruise. Hal
  5. We were booked on the June 5 sailing of the Millennium, but due to medical reasons we cancelled the last week in May. The cruise fare will be returned as a fcc for the full amount, and the air, booked thru Celebrity, will be refunded to our credit card. Hal
  6. 5/21/21 We received a bid offer today for the Millennium for the June 5 cruise. Outrageous minimums! Hal
  7. I wonder how many crew members since arrival in St. Maarten on April 27th have experienced symptoms of COVID-19? Celebrity is again cutting their time schedule close, most of us have waited till a completed inspection of the ship was done by port/health/Coast Guard/etc before any egress to the ship. Assuming everything is cleared and inoculations( J & J) and provisions are completed by Wednesday, that leaves a little over two weeks till passengers are on board. Hal
  8. The Millennium is/will be in TX to get the crew vaccinated with J & J - wouldn’t it have been easier to hire a medical team and fly them to St. Maarten? So that give the crew just slightly over the recommended time period for effectiveness, Celebrity needs better planning for our safety. (Though the J & J vaccine didn’t work very well for the Yankees!) Hal
  9. Celebrity has the Millennium sailing out of St. Maarten, beginning 6/5 - would not be hard to shift it to a US port by July.
  10. We booked as soon as booking opened, 2A for $1699 + there special air - fine but, there special air dropped to $half of what we paid on Flights by Celebrity. Could not get an adjustment. Hal
  11. Cruise with confidence would work for the cruise portion, but not the airfare. Booking with “Flights by Celebrity”, ment having to pay fully for the airline flights, because of the short time between the opening of booking and sail date. That means that a two hundred dollar penalty from the airlines (United down, Jet Blue return) per person is in effect unless Celebrity cancels that cruise. Hal.
  12. So what happened to the “pent up demand and record breaking bookings”? Even with a “all passengers and crew vaccinated”, inside and ocean view cabins could be problematic if any out break were to happen. A better solution to Celebrity’s booking situation would to reduce balcony prices to a more reasonable price and issue OBC refunds to existing booked guests. Just to make a small correction to grandgeezer, as of yesterday(4/26/1), there were 276 vacant balcony cabins out of 536 available = 27% occupied. [No A1 cabins are shown except the accessible on deck 9] I never comp
  13. I just went to the Celebrity site and can also confirm that foggyphils is correct. This just shows that Celebrity can not be trusted to keep their word. When I booked for 6/5, it was a stated fact that only balcony cabins would be used and bookable. Looking at the number of cabins that have been booked; which is less than 40% as of now, why would Celebrity risk the rath of those who booked under that consideration? Could this be another situation that will blame the IT department or is this the only way Celebrity can fill their quota. I’m sure the CDC will not allow this to happen when
  14. How do you smoke and wear a mask? Hal
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