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  1. Nope, the number Fain keeps mentioning - even before Singapore - are indeed the TUI Cruises sailings... or at least the majority of them (around 75,000). And they are neither short nor cruises to nowhere! The 3/4 night cruises to nowhere were the sailings they started with in summer 2020. After a few weeks - in August/September 2020 - they switched to Greece, Canary Islands etc. - up to 14 days with stops and excursions. MSC started much later... So your info is more than just outdated.
  2. 👍 Maybe you had it confused with the Lawn Club Grill. Silhouette and Reflection are the only ships featuring the restaurant instead of the glass show. Personally I much prefer the Grill 🙂 Like I mentioned in a previous answer, we decline the upgrade to an A1 on S class and book one of the A2s under the Persian Garden. No overhang, nice and quiet and a good location for the Spa and gym. We just booked one for another Japan cruise in 2022. Looking forward to it!!!
  3. it‘s only Reflection, so only one ship, and it’s not an extra deck. I always thought so, too. However, it’s not an added deck but just a different layout - staterooms on one more deck. Count the decks on the deck plans, the number is the same.
  4. It’s a requirement by local authorities, not the cruise line. And Greece has had this requirement since cruising started there last summer - they won’t change it anytime soon. FYI: Celebrity don’t have the requirement on their St. Maarten cruises.
  5. On S class the A2s are actually better than the A1s. Which is why we decline the free upgrade and usually choose one of the A2 staterooms forward. The ones under the salon or Persian Garden are nice and quiet.
  6. You will find enough people willing to do exactly that... 😉 Some of them saying and thinking: I am vaccinated so why would I care...
  7. Some hotels offer transfers. Maybe you can share a ride after connecting with people on the RollCall. Japan is the land of trains. Traveling between Tokyo and Yokohama by train is easy and inexpensive. You can take a cab to Yokohama station and then take the train to Tokyo.
  8. Some ports still use their own, sometimes larger tender boats. Despite the fact that the new "launches" are pretty neat. It might very well be that not all of them are a perfect fit for the Magic Carpet tender platform. So exceptions can occur. But it´s definitely not a new general policy.
  9. They usually do... but why would you fly the same day?!
  10. Don´t place you bet on that conclusion! I am not going into the problem IF those cruises will be doable for Americans or not. So far they are not... let´s see what happens. However, I can tell you that Greece had and has the regulation that excursions need to be done in a "bubble concept" - cruise line tours only. It was part of the agreements to allow cruising again in Greece. Regardless of Celebrity. I can say so out of our own experience. We sailed on a cruise to Greece under the Covid-guidelines already with TUI Cruises. I reported here when we did. The seco
  11. Sorry, I know it’s been posted before... but I can’t find it. Looking for the email-address to write to if points didn’t show up on my account... Thank you and Happy Easter!
  12. Deal with the countries they are visiting! FYI: when cruises started in Europe last year B2Bs weren‘t possible at first. The rule was relaxed after the first weeks/months.
  13. We are still booked on the Holy Land cruise on Reflection September 2021... not betting any money on it though.
  14. why go through Brexit if being on the continent is all that counts... 😂😂
  15. Celebrity keep saying this - what else would they say if they want to sell the cruises... however, the restrictions are EU restrictions. Greece alone can’t simply open the border alone.
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