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  1. DW and I were status matched on MSC, Celebrity Elite to Black card over a year ago. The biggest benefit was a meal in a Speciality restaurant. Yes, there was a model of the ship cast in chocolate, we each got one and the cabin steward wanted one back not realizing we each had Black status. We left the ship with the two. Beyond that, there were some token benefits. MSC has a “sunset clause“ on all their status levels, you must travel at least once in three years on MSC or you lose status. If you are going for a status match, do it a month or two before your MSC cruise.
  2. On the Summit now, my comments may duplicate other posters. Last week in AQ deck 11. This week, deck 8 inside. Last week two garbage cans, this week only one in sleeping area, bathroom one is missing. DW separated the two piece bedroom one and now we have one in bath. Power outlets better setup in inside cabin, we have power both sides of bed. The AQ only had power on the balcony side. Used CPAP and needed ship extension cord. Bathroom shelves more limited on inside. further note, out of San Juan X-ray of bags at boarding is done by land side security firm rather than by ship, they seem to be more vigilant. Also, on boarding, my CPAP power cord was identified on X-ray as extension cord, a look showed otherwise.
  3. In the same boat with the Jan 9 Infinity. On Summit now and had brought it up to Future Cruise staff 2 days ago that no communication from Celebrity. Yesterday received phone call at home, seems that there are 2 replacement cruises in Jan and 2 more in April. My problem is that we are also on Jan 13 Infinity. Deal with it when we get home.
  4. On a sailing on the Summit last year, the extent of changes was explained but with respect to cabins, it was to be a total gut of all passenger cabins to the metal and not a modular replacement. since posting, WonderMan3 had indicated modular which is different from what was relayed to me.
  5. I'm in Canada. Booked Majestic Princess for Feb/2020. There are no drink packages offered on-line, but wine-750ml and liquor-375ml can be ordered now. There was a Sip n Sail promo that ended 2 weeks ago and replaced with 3 for free - $200 per person OBC, paid gratuities (booked in North America) and minor upgrade within category to category. The price dropped approximately $1,500 Can. from one promo to the next on the balcony.
  6. The Summit is in drydock in The Bahamas for 5 weeks from Feb. 16 - March 23, 2019. Once the Feb. 10 - 14, 2019 (mentionned earlier) 4 day cruise disembarks in San Juan, there is up to a 2 day sail to The Bahamas. After drydock, there is the March 25 - 30, 2019 - 5 day cruise followed by the 7 day cruise on March 30 (both mentionned earlier). There are two buffer days after refit while the Summit sails from The Bahamas to San Juan and most likely will have various trades aboard. We are booked on both March cruises. I would expect some loose end after the refit offset by clean and re-vamped finishes.with new beds and furniture. I have no doubt the Summit will be ready and will be looking forward to seeing the changes. (As a point of note, the full crew for the most part will stay onboard during refit and will have varied duties).
  7. We are both elite and with Celebrity there are expectations that are met. We make use of the Tuscan breakfast, it is relaxing; the laundry, our last cruise with two cabins, this was handy. The internet is used and we partake in the 5 - 7 time even with a drink package for the first hour only due to dining time. Zenith will not happen, too big of a gap. For us, if we had a drink package, we make use of it, but would never buy it directly. Been on the MSC Seaside Yacht Club last month, while good itself, there were unresolved issues and the ship/line is not for us. One has to look at the total package and not be confined to Celebrity unless it benefits the cruiser. We are turning into last minute cruisers vs. outlandish pricing when booking ahead.
  8. Thanks, done. I should add, other than the noise/AC issues, good cruise, service and staff as expected. Probably our 10th time on ship.
  9. Ship: Summit CABIN #: 3142 DECK #: 3 CLASS: 06 AREA: Aft, next to aft elevators, great location and no foot traffic past door BED NEAR: Stateroom Door QUIET?: No BALCONY/Porthole view: Good, but window gets dirty/salt sea spray BALCONY/Porthole size: Large round windows WIND A PROBLEM?: No SOOT A PROBLEM?: No PROBLEMS/COMMENTS: First: Lots of noise at night starting about 1:00 am and on and off until 3:30 am - dishes, metal trays, pots and pans being moved/stacked. Afternoon, it the noise from a commercial ice machine being emptied. The sound resonates past cabin 3144 next to this one. Second: The AC was minimal at best. Ongoing problem all week with April 14-21/18 cruise. The kids sweated most mornings. Three years ago did not have these issues. Above comments also apply to 3144.
  10. Ship: Summit CABIN #: 3144 DECK #: 3 CLASS: 06 AREA: Aft, next to aft elevators, great location and no foot traffic past door BED NEAR: Stateroom Door QUIET?: No BALCONY/Porthole view: Good, but window gets dirty/salt sea spray BALCONY/Porthole size: Large round windows WIND A PROBLEM?: No SOOT A PROBLEM?: No PROBLEMS/COMMENTS: First: The aft wall is shared with the galley. Lots of noise at night starting about 1:00 am and on and off until 3:30 am - dishes, metal trays, pots and pans being moved/stacked. Afternoon, it the noise from a commercial ice machine being emptied. Second: The AC was minimal at best. Ongoing problem all week with April 14-21/18 cruise. We sweated most mornings. Three years ago did not have these issues. Above comments also apply to 3142.
  11. We have previously cruised on the Summit and had cabins 3144 and 3142 without issues. For those familiar with the layout these are the newer cabins ranging from 3112 - 3144. The first day it was noticeably warm in the room and warmer the next morning. DW who likes it warm and I cooler found the room hot. This was for 3144. DD and friend in 3142 had the same issue. Apparently there were AC issues for the whole bank of cabins in the 3112 - 3144 range. The new issue was the galley noise which along the common wall with 3144. We listened to the stacking of plates, metal trays, pots and pans and the ice machine from 1:30 am to about 4:30 am. Limited sleep combined with a hot room. In the afternoon, it was the ice machine again, and I have to imagine one huge machine. After numerous discussions, we lived with warm rooms, noise and limited sleep. There were no empty cabins for us to relocate to. If booked in these rooms, consider moving.
  12. We were on the April 2-9 sailing as well but moved to the April 14 - 21 sailing. The dates of April 9 - 14 we’re always a mystery. This cruise effectively disappeared and I for one could find no reliable info. No info. on a charter which it probably is in some form. The mystery opened up somewhat last night and today. At 11:59 pm April 9, the Summit was still in San Juan (this is at least 3.5 hours late leaving). There was a JetBlue flight getting in after midnight from EWR but over 3 hours late. There was an indication that Philipsburg was the next port of call. I went to bed, so the Summit left after midnight. For the last hour this morning (April 10 10:00 am, the Summit has arrived in Philipsburg and is docking.
  13. YC did appeal to us, but on this cruise it failed to deliver a complete package which we expected. A shaded area on the YC pool deck would be great to just lay back, there was none. In retrospect, we perhaps should have had an interior cabin with a Fantasia experience, the outcome for expectation may have been higher but at far less expense.
  14. Thanks. What smell? DW sometimes brings up "smell" after I have used the facilities. Other than that, I did not smell anything in my travels on the ship.
  15. Thanks, I have passed your comments to DW. DW works with a Filipino lady and through email had the wording. An alternative would be to ask just about any staff of the language you want. Keep it short and write in English or just communicate what you want to say.
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