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bkbarrym

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    Toronto, Canada
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    Celebrity
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    Europe

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  1. They should put a proper mirror above the desk like the other staterooms and shift the TV over to the left and put it on a swivel mount.
  2. They used to have the news on the stateroom TV and this too has stopped. Can't blame this on printing paper. Just straight cost cutting. Easier to justify dropping the print versions when the content is still available on your TV.
  3. If your bid is still pending the latest notification would be 48 hrs. before sailing.
  4. Maybe the system identified Sydney as in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. We received this email for our June cruise that sailed from Newport R.I. to Sydney, N.S.
  5. For our June New England/Canada cruise on the Summit the main gangway for port excursions was usually deck one mid ship. When staying in the newer OVs on deck 3 it's easily accessed by the midship staircase or elevator near the foyer. There was also another gangway further forward. The computer lounge is on deck 3 port side next to the mid ship elevator by the foyer/guest relations ahead of the new OV cabins. For our stop in Halifax they did set up a gangway near this area.
  6. We have had better luck with full tables of 10 on past Mediterranean cruises and thoroughly enjoyed the company of our tablemates. More recent cruises sailing the Caribbean and New England our larger tables were less than half occupied. Last December on the Equinox we had a table for 10 in the centre of the MDR and most nights we were the only ones there. We always take late seating. Maitre D said early seating on Carribean cruises more popular and opposite for Mediterranean cruises.
  7. Your remaining credit balance when boarding will be converted back to USD at the "same" locked in rate in reverse. Using your example above the $38.41 CAD would convert back to $29.05 USD (0.7564).
  8. Perhaps X should just set reasonable prices to begin with and reduce the number of games they play with their pricing. Last cruise we had multiple revisions to our invoice. This system and constant repricing must drive a lot of traffic to their call centres and increase their customer service costs.
  9. Yes. The gratuities will draw from any OBC balance you have.
  10. You should still be able to modify or cancel the "pending" bid.
  11. I'd say at least 30 days out. We received our invitation to bid earlier than that 45-50 days before sailing.
  12. We just walked off the ship. No visa required.
  13. Long time to go without an acknowledgement or response from them. Do you plan to follow up?
  14. Summit needed a refresh/update. Think you will be pleased with how things turned out.
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