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  1. On one ship that had the craft beer there was an event listed in the Daily Paper. It was advertised as a Craft Beer Seminar about their beers to start at 8:00. We got there and nothing was going on. When the server came to us I asked about it and the reply was there was no seminar. I showed her the paper and the reply was what beer did I want to know about. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  2. As earlier posted they do straight pours when making the martinis. Even though they do a straight pour they are very accurate In the amount. One BT did a demonstration. He was making me a drink and did a free pour then poured it into a measuring glass. He said they they count while pouring to get the right amount. He also did another while talking at the same time. It comes from training and experience. the martinis at the martini bar does use all premium spirits in their menu list. The glasses are larger than what is served at other bars. if you have a premium package and get a martini at any other bar they will usually make it with call spirits and served in a smaller glass. You need to ask for a premium liquor and they will use it. They wonโ€™t make any of the fancy premium martinis that you get at the martini bar because they donโ€™t have the ingredients and they are unique to that bar. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  3. It isnโ€™t served on the ship. You may be able to find it in a duty free liquor store and it might be in the duty free liquor store on board. happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  4. It has to be a better package because you are paying more. Years ago Ziebart charged $29 for a lifetime rustproofing. Business wasnโ€™t very good so they raised the price to $59 and promoted it as a new improved product and were swamped with customers. The reasoning was that at $29 people didnโ€™t think it was very good but at $59 it had to be. The new improvement? They drilled another somewhere to apply the rustproofing. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  5. There is something to consider. If you donโ€™t need a accessible suite and someone does prior to the cruise you just may get bumped up to a higher category. As with any guarantee it is a risk of what you will end up with. happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  6. We had a 14 day cruise booked and we needed a few points to move to Elite. I wanted to be Elite on that cruise. We booked a short cruise prior as side by side because we wanted to be able to get into that Green Door that was at the time Michaelโ€™s Club that was closed in the morning for the Elite Breakfast and evening HH. Before the cruises they started to offer the 4 perks. Both of our cruises qualified and we were able to get 2 perks on each cruise. We were Elite on the 14 day cruise. Did it change our life or anything. Not really. We enjoyed that short cruise but with the drink pack being Elite really didnโ€™t amount to much as we were sailing in AQ and had breakfast there everyday. If you donโ€™t have a drink pack there are some advantages but really not worth the extra cost of going on a short cruise unless you want more cruising time happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  7. So they could stick you with the service fee if you booked a cruise with the Classic as a perk and then canceled the cruise since that booking was serviced/modified. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  8. I ssen that happen and feel sorry for those passengers. It can very easily happened by mistake. Luminae was made from a part of the MDR. People could easily think it is a entrance to the MDR by just making a wrong turn. There is a sign but it isnโ€™t always visible as passengers will be standing in front of it. When you check into Luminae they will ask your name and cabin, then the computer will also show your picture. The same at Michaelโ€™s Club an etc. when they swipe your card your picture will appear. The card color probably doesnโ€™t mean anything except to maybe impress the card holder and fast recognition by the employees in those areas. If you lose a card and go to GR they will issue a new one and deactivate the old one. It will have a different folio number but tied into your account. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  9. Actually it is a card that I found and was trying to find the owner. Never did. I thought about turning it in but decided to keep it and now proudly display it on a lanyard every time I cruise. ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ™„ Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  10. That was you? Small world. ๐Ÿค— Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  11. We asked a few times and were told no. The host / manager said that they are restaurant and not a bar. We did notice that the BTs at the WCB make the drinks for that area. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  12. This is what it looks like. Great stuff. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  13. It is a completely different offer according to one of the posters. It is $59/day pp for any guest traveling with someone in RS and PH suites. They then get a lot of the amenities of those in the suites. According to the post it is family or friends. Who is a friend? I am just showing how someone in a PH or RS could offer it to all their roll call โ€œfriendsโ€ that are willing to pay $59/ pp to show how ridiculous that program is. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  14. For all of you Bailey, and bourbon lovers try Bourbon Cream that is made by Buffalo Trace. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  15. Your post is right on. Reading many posts people always talk about how great it use to be when cruising I will go back to when we took our first cruise in 2000. There were no perks and no SBC. We sailed on many cruises with pay as you go and then at the end of the cruise put money in a envelope for the gratuities. We hated the latter. Then the cruise lines started prepaid gratuities. Thank you for that and then some TA paid them as a perk for booking with them. Fantastic as that was a good savings. We loved Carnival and Princess as that was what we started with and were happy with. There were no drink packs but if you sailed with a large group you could arrange for a group drink pack if there were like 3O or more and every one had to sign up for about $39/day. No way would I drink that much. We had now been 35 cruises without a drink pack.and didnโ€™t have much of a bar bill We then started sailing with X. I don't t think that drink packs were offered. We sailed enough to become Elite and were finally allowed to go behind the Green Door (Michaelโ€™s Club HH) . The first cruise that we were Elite was the first one where we had a drink pack as a perk. Had that package ever since and it actually cause me to start drinking every day. I now have 3 to 4 drinks every day. But the point of post is we cruised many times without a drink pack. Never spent much on drinks on board as we would have drinks in port if we wanted for a cheaper price and maybe took a few bottles on wine on board or bought a few during dinner. Would also buy some buckets of beer and maybe daily drinks specials that were two for one. . Once that package became a perk the prices of the drinks also increased to make people think the drink pack a bargain especially as a โ€œfreeโ€ perk. Now it is as if it is a requirement or right and people are getting upset because of the additional fee. Celebrity got us hooked on it and is now pulling in the line. Mission accomplished. Is cruising like it use to be that much better? If it is then the drink package shouldnโ€™t be a issue. Do with out it. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  16. How many days? At 7 days it would be $18.57 /day pp at minimum bid. Chances are you will get a cabin in a bad location if accepted. Look at the unsold cabins the benefit would be dining in Blu for Breakfast and dinner, plus the Persian Gardens. The few times we werenโ€™t in AQ we found that the breakfast in the MD was actually better with the same pastries, juices and a larger selection on the menu. We also liked the MDR dinner menu and always had a table for 2 for Breakfast and dinner with great food and beverage service. The only reason thatโ€™s we would sail in AQ was because of the price point and the extra perks offered. The other times not in AQ was because we couldnโ€™t justify the big cost difference plus we would get a large balcony on the slant. Go go with your gut feeling and want is important. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  17. Back in Aug I started a thread that upset many because the title was Celebrity will Started Charging for the Gratuity on the Drink Package. My TA said that the $11.80 per day that is the gratuity on a the drink pack will be charged if chosen as a perk starting at the beginning of Sept. It was proven wrong with false info as it didnโ€™t start in Sept and thankfully wasnโ€™t the gratuities. The change with choosing the drink pack is actually a service charge of $14 per day and I think took effect Oct 10. Completely different than the info given me. I should have known that it wasnโ€™t true as no one else knew about it. He just sent me another email a few days ago about another change along a fantastic price on a cruise. I didnโ€™t book it as we canโ€™t sail on every bargain he sends us. I havenโ€™t seen anyone else posting the info about the change and so I wonโ€™t start another thread that will also prove to be false. I wonder if he just makes things up to create business? Other than the false info he provided back in Aug he has been reliable and provides great service. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  18. Your cabin or balcony????? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ When In a Suite we enjoy both and use our Butler. They are always willing to accommodate you within reason for drinks and eats. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  19. Fantastic Book a inside and become friends with those that are in a Royal or Penthouse suite for the cruise you are on. Even better if if someone has one of those suites and invites everyone on their roll call to take advantage of the perk Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  20. This was in Aruba in a duty free store near the dock. The sticker has a price of $55 Apparently it is considered a premium vodka when not sold in Costco. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  21. I know the feeling of doing doing things after having a few drinks. Never do anything involving finances and asked my financial advisor be sure and follow up before following anything from me that seems rather drastic. A good friend that didnโ€™t realize what he was doing called his company that handled his 401 and told them sell everything because he wanted out of the stock fund. They asked if he wanted the cash and he said yes. They sold everything in his 401 and sent him the cash. He ended up with a very large tax bill plus it messed up his SS and Medicare. What he wanted to do was sell everything in the stock that he held and not withdraw everything. We will probably meet in Michealโ€™s or Luminae. I signed up for the M and M but from past experiences for us they are a waste of time. I am easy to recognize. Always have a smile, usually my wife is with me and may have something relating to Michigan State, Red Wings, Montrรฉal Canadiens, or wearing a really faded out Detroit Tiger hat that has a Labatts logo on the side. It came in a 30 pack of Labatts cans. The promo worked as I bought it for the cap, but it was a good deal, a free cap and 30 cans of beer for $15.99. Am also enjoying a beer as I write this but not Labatts. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  22. Why should I be any different that other posters on this forums that are always giving โ€œsecretsโ€, other advise, and tips that beat the system or a loop hole. I seen stuff posted about ways convert non refundable SBC in the casino and shortly after that was changed. Seen info about a loophole in the drink package and it was shortly after changed and etc..... People on here need to realize that there is nothing to be gained by making public learned information that benefits them. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  23. We are probably on the same cruise. We have a aft SS and donโ€™t see any value in moving up to a Celebrity suite. The Celebrity suite has a separate bedroom that doesnโ€™t give a view of the water. For the minimum bid of $350 pp we canโ€™t justify it or want it. The same goes for the Royal $500 pp and Penthouse. $750 pp both are too much extra for not much in return except for a larger area that we really donโ€™t need. Considering that unlimited specialty dining is included, we could also also buy a 8 day dining pack for less but we are satisfied with Luminae. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  24. No not really but I am sure that X might because others are doing it. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  25. There is a little clause about paying extra if the price of fuel increases to over $XXX per barrel. I donโ€™t think it has ever been put into effect but is a โ€œhiddenโ€ possible add on. How long before they start charging a service fee for processing our tickets like many venues are doing? I think that the straw for many will be charging a resort fee. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
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