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  1. Thank you for all the great feedback. Just curious, would it be worth 300 to you to avoid customs at JFK? This what is holding me back from making the reservation. I keep hoping the Paris flight will drop but I might wait to long. Airline prices seem to fluctuate so much.
  2. Yesterday I thought I had option of coming home either thru Paris or JFK for same price. But today the only option for 605.00 leaving at 12:10 is going thru JFK with 1HR & 50 Min layover. The price goes up to 753 to go thru Paris. If I leave at 10:30 I can go thru Atlanta for 613. But 10:30 seems very early to make a flight since we are leaving the same day we arrive back in prot. I really wanted to go thru Paris to avoid customs until we get back home.
  3. Thank you for all your feedback. I didn't book my flights today. I hope the good price doesn't disappear tomorrow. I'm having a hard time making up my mind on the return flight because for the price I was quoted I have to fly into JFK and have either 2 hour or 4 hour delay. I'll think about it more tomorrow.
  4. Yes, our cruise starts and ends in Barcelona. We are planning on going to Barcelona few days ahead of the cruise. But we were going to fly home the same day the cruise ends. Do you think we can make a flight leaving at 12:25? Otherwise, we'd have to stay 1 extra day.
  5. For the flight leaving DTW at 8:36 PM there are 2 options for connecting in Amsterdam. We can either have 2 hour layover or 4 hour layover so we can get to Barcelona at either 2:30 pm or 4:30 pm. I'd like to get there by 2:30 but it might be worth having the 4 hours so we don't have to be so concerned if we are running late. For the flight coming home there are not too many options on Delta departing at 12:10 or 12:20. There are more options departing at 10:05 am but I think that might be hard to make same day as leaving the ship. So if we go through CDG we only have 1 hour 45 min. If we go through JFK then there are 2 options to either have 1 H 50 min layover vs a 4 hour layover. The 4 hour layover would make it a long day and we wouldn't get home until 9:20 pm but then again we wouldn't have to worry so much about being late. I appreciate your suggestions because we haven't had much experience travelling abroad. Thanks
  6. taylortime05

    Simple Pleasures On Board

    Thank you! It had a lot of great tips. I would be happy if I either didn't gain weight or only gained 2-3 lbs.
  7. I'd love to experience 1st class but 14,000 is little too pricey, lol! There is an earlier flight leaving DTW at 8:30 pm going thru AMS. We could still work almost an 8 hour day. So I might go with this option. This is same cost as the 10:30 pm flight. There is another option coming home that leaves Barcelona at 12:10 pm and has connection in JFK. Arrives JFK 12:10 and leaves at 3:05 and arrives in Detroit at 7:16. This might be a better option because there is more time between flights and it puts us back in US. I'm sure JFK is a crazy airport though. Thanks for your feedback.
  8. The airfare is much higher on Delta if booking directly. 1500 PP round trip vs 605 PP round trip. Below are the flight times. We do have to change planes. Celebrity Air has some type of arrival guarantee so they will assist in rebooking another flight if their are travel delays with flights. DTW AMS 10:45 PM 12:30 PM next day AMS BCN 2:15 PM 4:25 PM BCN CDG 12:20 PM 2:15 PM CDG DTW 4:00 PM 6:40 PM
  9. I am going to book my airfare soon because the prices seem reasonable. I've never been to Europe before. We are still working so cannot take too many vacation days at one time. I also have not had time to do a lot of research on what to do in Barcelona and how many days are needed. My question is pretty trivial - should we plan for 2 or 3 full days pre-cruise? I'm trying to decide if we should leave Wed before cruise arriving Thursday afternoon giving us 3 full days (Fri-Sun) to tour Barcelona. Or we could leave Thurs and have 2 full days to tour Barcelona (Sat-Sun). I was not sure if there was anything major that we should see would be closed on the weekend. Also, we may never be back to Barcelona. Do we need 3 full days to really get to experience it? Appreciate your feedback. Thanks
  10. We are taking our 1st non-Caribbean cruise next year to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We will be on 12 Night Reflection in Italy & Greece next September. I have been watching airfare and thru Celebrity we can fly from Detroit to Barcelona on Delta for $605 for economy seats with 1 stop. Is this a good price for airfare? Should I book it now or wait? I have heard about people getting great deals on business or 1st class. This seems like a reasonable deal. Appreciate your feedback.
  11. taylortime05

    Question Air Fare to Barcelona

    We are taking our 1st non-Caribbean cruise next year to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We will be on 12 Night Reflection in Italy & Greece next September. I have been watching airfare and thru Celebrity we can fly from Detroit to Barcelona for $605 for economy seats. Is this a good price for airfare? Should I book it now or wait? I have heard about people getting great deals on business or 1st class. This seems like a reasonable deal. Appreciate your feedback.
  12. taylortime05

    Simple Pleasures On Board

    We are on the Dec 7th Reflection.
  13. taylortime05

    Simple Pleasures On Board

    We have reservations for 1st night at 6 PM. That was only time we could get or very late. Do you know what time sail away is? I'm wondering if I should move this to later. Don't want to miss sail away.
  14. taylortime05

    Simple Pleasures On Board

    Sounds like a good plan. We have the beverage package so I know I will be having some adult drinks. However, I won’t have more than 2-3 and I will stay away from overly sweet drinks.
  15. taylortime05

    Simple Pleasures On Board

    We are on the Reflection on Dec 7th. I am so excited but also little anxious because I do not want to gain any weight. I’ve lost about 70 lbs but gained 20 back. We are in Aqua. Can you share any tips on how you lose weight while cruising? Thanks
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