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As previously explained, the OBC is automatically...
As previously explained, the OBC is automatically applied to the balance on your account, not to any specific individual item.

If you use a credit card for your shipboard account, you don't need...
The simple answer is that OBC can be used to pay...
The simple answer is that OBC can be used to pay for anything that you can charge to your seapass card.

They like to advertise that you can use OBC to pay for this or to pay for that, but in...
Oh, I agree. It is definitely worth the extra...
Oh, I agree. It is definitely worth the extra $15. The problem for many Americans is not the $15 but the fact that there are far fewer global entry interview locations in the USA than pre check...
Thanks for letting us know this. It can make a...
Thanks for letting us know this. It can make a big difference for family members with health problems who have trouble standing in long, snaking rope lines but refuse to use a wheel chair.
Every...
You could wait until final call on the 2nd day...
You could wait until final call on the 2nd day and be last off, to avoid the lines and crowds getting off the ship. That is what we like to do when we are not in a hurry to get off.

When the...
LOL! Not much to figure on a day when there are...
LOL! Not much to figure on a day when there are only 3 cruise ships in Ketchikan.

Carnival Legend at berth 2 actually got what is considered to be the "best" berth, right by the Welcome to...
This reminds me about a guy who described having...
This reminds me about a guy who described having a butler on a cruise ship like having a wife who will bring you drinks and snacks, sew on a loose button, polish your shoes, and make appointments for...
We have only needed to use the services of the...
We have only needed to use the services of the concierge on a ship 3 times out of all our cruises. We were not staying in a concierge class cabin any of those times, but in each instance the...
Definitely the Eclipse. Solstice has the worst...
Definitely the Eclipse.
Solstice has the worst itinerary of the 3 Celebrity ships that do Alaska cruises, and Solstice received the least desirable berthing positions at the Alaska ports.
The biggest drawback of those deck 11 aft cabins...
The biggest drawback of those deck 11 aft cabins to us is not so much the noise above as the obstructed views below.

We can wear earplugs to block out the sounds from above, but we haven't found...
I hope she gets it too. I have been a fan of...
I hope she gets it too. I have been a fan of bighairtexan and her great sense of humor ever since the time she told us why her screen name is bighairtexan....
This is seldom a problem at other public venues...
This is seldom a problem at other public venues where people who occupy seats come and go throughout the day, such as public libraries, malls, airports, food courts, parks, or medical waiting...
I can't comment on Norwegian Haven Penthouse...
I can't comment on Norwegian Haven Penthouse Suites, never having stayed in one, but I have stayed in a number of Celebrity Sky Suites.

What Celebrity calls a "Sky Suite" is not really a suite...
Miniskirts are fine in the dining room in the...
Miniskirts are fine in the dining room in the evening. Shorts are not. So if you prefer to go bare-legged, just wear a miniskirt or kilt.

The dress code does not specify any need to shave your...
I have always heard that to avoid seasickness, it...
I have always heard that to avoid seasickness, it is best to be low and center on the ship, at a location where you have access to fresh air and can see the horizon.

That certainly seems to be...
No, it is not a ripoff because nobody is forcing...
No, it is not a ripoff because nobody is forcing me to participate in the Captain's Club and I am not being charged a membership fee to belong.


I don't always approve of the way that the...
Easy answer -- Take whichever you prefer.
Easy answer -- Take whichever you prefer.
One thing we found quite interesting was learning...
One thing we found quite interesting was learning that the upcharges vary not only by cruise, but also by the booking method you use.

It was a surprise to learn that they charge more for the...
Yes. When you get your luggage tags at the pier,...
Yes. When you get your luggage tags at the pier, just pick up a handful of extra tags, peel off the backing, wrap them all around your beverage carton or case to hold it together, and check it in...
Go Best typically comes with 4 perks bundled into...
Go Best typically comes with 4 perks bundled into the price they charge you for it.

It may be worth it for one person and not for another, depending on which perks you want, the amount of the...
It is the same as they do at the airport, where...
It is the same as they do at the airport, where you clear US immigration in Canada before you board your flight to the US.

Then when you land in the USA, you walk right off the plane with no...
But is there anyone at all who likes those auto...
But is there anyone at all who likes those auto posts?

As far as their source, I vaguely remember that last year someone posted an explanation of how they are generated. Will try to find...
I believe it actually stops at the Aqua level, as...
I believe it actually stops at the Aqua level, as many book A1 at the A2 price.
No, because this option is not applicable across...
No, because this option is not applicable across supercategories.
Inside, ocean view, veranda, concierge, aqua class and suites are all different supercategories.

So if you book ocean view,...
We are not fans of the class segregation either,...
We are not fans of the class segregation either, but it looks like Celebrity is heading more and more in that direction, with their exclusive lounges and dining rooms, and now even private deck areas...