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#1
Dallas, TX
95 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
We're still 50 days out from when we leave - but how long before the cruise should we expect to get the cruise package with all the documents? Yes - I'm excited and can't wait.
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Sara & Carolyn
#2
Toronto, Canada
900 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
I received mine just over 3 weeks before my departure, which would have been about 3 1/2 weeks before the "normal" departure date.

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Nomi



AmaDara, Vietnam and Cambodia, 2017
Aegean Odyssey, Istanbul to Venice, 2015
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#5
Toronto, Canada
900 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
As I said before, mine arrived about 3 1/2 weeks before. I would expect your documents in early November.
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Nomi



AmaDara, Vietnam and Cambodia, 2017
Aegean Odyssey, Istanbul to Venice, 2015
Bike and Barge Holland, Bruges to Amsterdam, 2014
Uniworld, Vienna to Basel, 2011
Uniworld, Tulips and Windmills, Antwerp to Amsterdam, 2010
#6
Dallas, TX
95 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Just received notice that we should receive our AMA Cruise Documents Monday, Nov. 13. Can't wait.
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Sara & Carolyn
#7
San Diego, CA
258 Posts
Joined May 2011
We are on AmaStella Dec 6 and ours arrived early last week.


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HAL Eurodam (Pacific Coast) 5/18
RCI Freedom (W. Caribb) 2/18
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets/Danube 12/17
Celebrity Millenium (Alaska) 9/17
RCI Explorer (British Columbia 4 nt) 5/17
RCI Serenade (New England/Canada) 10/16
NCL Pearl (Pacific Coast) 4/16
RCI Adventure (S. Caribbean) 1/16
Star Princess (West Coast Getaway) 11/15
RCI Serenade (Scandanavia/Russia) 6/15
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RCI Rhapsody (Alaska) 7/13
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#8
Seattle, WA/Delray Beach, FL
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Joined Feb 2007
We are on AMAStella December 13, and just received our docs today, November 15.
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Tara
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#9
under the Texas sun
91 Posts
Joined Apr 2016
twincheryl or TravlGrl, since you are both sailing on AmaStella next month, could you do me a favor if you have time?

I have a question about what I call the two "sideways" cabins on AmaStella - 333 and 334 on Violin Deck. I have one of those booked next year, and I am curious how the room is oriented.

If you have time, would you be able to ask the CD or stateroom attendant how they differ from the other CB cabins next to them? For instance, do the beds face the french balcony door in cabins 333 and 334?

If you don't have time, or don't want to, thats OK ! Enjoy the Christmas markets, and enjoy your cruises!
#10
San Diego, CA
258 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by peach section
twincheryl or TravlGrl, since you are both sailing on AmaStella next month, could you do me a favor if you have time?



I have a question about what I call the two "sideways" cabins on AmaStella - 333 and 334 on Violin Deck. I have one of those booked next year, and I am curious how the room is oriented.



If you have time, would you be able to ask the CD or stateroom attendant how they differ from the other CB cabins next to them? For instance, do the beds face the french balcony door in cabins 333 and 334?



If you don't have time, or don't want to, thats OK ! Enjoy the Christmas markets, and enjoy your cruises!


I would be happy to do that... will post when we are on the ship.


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Celebrity Eclipse (British Isles) 8/18
HAL Eurodam (Pacific Coast) 5/18
RCI Freedom (W. Caribb) 2/18
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets/Danube 12/17
Celebrity Millenium (Alaska) 9/17
RCI Explorer (British Columbia 4 nt) 5/17
RCI Serenade (New England/Canada) 10/16
NCL Pearl (Pacific Coast) 4/16
RCI Adventure (S. Caribbean) 1/16
Star Princess (West Coast Getaway) 11/15
RCI Serenade (Scandanavia/Russia) 6/15
RCI Radiance (Alaska) 7/14
RCI Rhapsody (Alaska) 7/13
RCI Majesty 6/12
#12
Seattle, WA/Delray Beach, FL
7,654 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Originally posted by peach section
twincheryl or TravlGrl, since you are both sailing on AmaStella next month, could you do me a favor if you have time?

I have a question about what I call the two "sideways" cabins on AmaStella - 333 and 334 on Violin Deck. I have one of those booked next year, and I am curious how the room is oriented.

If you have time, would you be able to ask the CD or stateroom attendant how they differ from the other CB cabins next to them? For instance, do the beds face the french balcony door in cabins 333 and 334?

If you don't have time, or don't want to, thats OK ! Enjoy the Christmas markets, and enjoy your cruises!
Yes, I'm copy/pasting this into my travel folder. Will follow up!
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Tara
GO HAWKS!

Celebrity S-Class cabin spreadsheet

Videos
Liberty of the Seas Video of the Ben & Jerry's "Sweet" - Feb 2013
Freedom of the Seas Video of the Ben & Jerry's "Sweet" - Sept 2008
Does the cruise ship wait for you? Passengers missing ship - Feb 2009

Upcoming
AmaStella, Christmas Markets on the Danube, December 13, 2017

Empress of the Seas, Cuba, July 23, 2018
Celebrity Edge, February 10, 2019
#14
Chicago, IL
2,040 Posts
Joined May 2000
AMA Cruisers - please post as much DETAIL as you can about your cruises. I, and I'm sure many others, would be especially delighted if you could share menus, the daily programs, and the excursion details. There is a woeful lack of this kind of detail available and it sure would be appreciated. Thanks - an addicted planner!
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#15
Dallas, TX
95 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
I'll try and do this on our cruise. We're leaving in two weeks. We'll do a pre-cruise for five days in Prague before getting on our boat in Nuremberg. Then we'll do an additional day in Budapest and another four days in London.
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#16
San Diego, CA
258 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by peach section
twincheryl or TravlGrl, since you are both sailing on AmaStella next month, could you do me a favor if you have time?



I have a question about what I call the two "sideways" cabins on AmaStella - 333 and 334 on Violin Deck. I have one of those booked next year, and I am curious how the room is oriented.



If you have time, would you be able to ask the CD or stateroom attendant how they differ from the other CB cabins next to them? For instance, do the beds face the french balcony door in cabins 333 and 334?



If you don't have time, or don't want to, thats OK ! Enjoy the Christmas markets, and enjoy your cruises!


Ok... I spoke to an officer about your cabin. Not very good news. He was quite up front about those and the two next to them being smaller cabins (same size as those on the lowest deck), over the engines with possible vibration issues... and suggested that you might want to change cabins to the same category on cello deck. We happen to have 226, 227, and 228 right now and they are great (but definitely small).

He did not provide information about the layout and I hesitated to ask because he was so adamant about those being undesirable. I am trying to do a day by day review of our cruise, so you might look for more cabin detail in that.

Hope this helps... and just remember that even on large cruise ships you get totally differing responses about cabins and people’s experiences. This was just this guy’s opinion and you may not feel the same way. I will continue to walk that way and maybe the door will be open and I can get a view inside.




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Celebrity Eclipse (British Isles) 8/18
HAL Eurodam (Pacific Coast) 5/18
RCI Freedom (W. Caribb) 2/18
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets/Danube 12/17
Celebrity Millenium (Alaska) 9/17
RCI Explorer (British Columbia 4 nt) 5/17
RCI Serenade (New England/Canada) 10/16
NCL Pearl (Pacific Coast) 4/16
RCI Adventure (S. Caribbean) 1/16
Star Princess (West Coast Getaway) 11/15
RCI Serenade (Scandanavia/Russia) 6/15
RCI Radiance (Alaska) 7/14
RCI Rhapsody (Alaska) 7/13
RCI Majesty 6/12
#17
San Diego, CA
258 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by twincheryl
Ok... I spoke to an officer about your cabin. Not very good news. He was quite up front about those and the two next to them being smaller cabins (same size as those on the lowest deck), over the engines with possible vibration issues... and suggested that you might want to change cabins to the same category on cello deck. We happen to have 226, 227, and 228 right now and they are great (but definitely small).

He did not provide information about the layout and I hesitated to ask because he was so adamant about those being undesirable. I am trying to do a day by day review of our cruise, so you might look for more cabin detail in that.

Hope this helps... and just remember that even on large cruise ships you get totally differing responses about cabins and people’s experiences. This was just this guy’s opinion and you may not feel the same way. I will continue to walk that way and maybe the door will be open and I can get a view inside.




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Sorry, was unable to edit the earlier post.

Was just able to see in the cabin 333. I, personally, don’t see it as any smaller than the others in that category that we have. As you look in the door, the head of the bed is on the left wall parallel to the french balcony slider (just like my cabin). The bathroom is at the foot of the bed with a decent amount of space between the foot of the bed and the bathroom. I did notice a bit of vibration up there that we don’t feel in our cabin... but nothing horrible.


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Celebrity Eclipse (British Isles) 8/18
HAL Eurodam (Pacific Coast) 5/18
RCI Freedom (W. Caribb) 2/18
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets/Danube 12/17
Celebrity Millenium (Alaska) 9/17
RCI Explorer (British Columbia 4 nt) 5/17
RCI Serenade (New England/Canada) 10/16
NCL Pearl (Pacific Coast) 4/16
RCI Adventure (S. Caribbean) 1/16
Star Princess (West Coast Getaway) 11/15
RCI Serenade (Scandanavia/Russia) 6/15
RCI Radiance (Alaska) 7/14
RCI Rhapsody (Alaska) 7/13
RCI Majesty 6/12
#19
San Diego, CA
258 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by annmarz
When I was recently on the AMAStella, I was told those cabins were smaller than the ones on the bottom deck, which we had. I sure wouldn't want anything smaller than what we had!


Haha... we are in french balcony cabin on cello deck and these cabins give new meaning to small. I’m glad I am in the cabin by myself... can’t imagine where you would store things for two people!


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Celebrity Eclipse (British Isles) 8/18
HAL Eurodam (Pacific Coast) 5/18
RCI Freedom (W. Caribb) 2/18
AmaWaterways - Christmas Markets/Danube 12/17
Celebrity Millenium (Alaska) 9/17
RCI Explorer (British Columbia 4 nt) 5/17
RCI Serenade (New England/Canada) 10/16
NCL Pearl (Pacific Coast) 4/16
RCI Adventure (S. Caribbean) 1/16
Star Princess (West Coast Getaway) 11/15
RCI Serenade (Scandanavia/Russia) 6/15
RCI Radiance (Alaska) 7/14
RCI Rhapsody (Alaska) 7/13
RCI Majesty 6/12
#20
under the Texas sun
91 Posts
Joined Apr 2016
Originally posted by twincheryl

Was just able to see in the cabin 333. I, personally, don’t see it as any smaller than the others in that category that we have. As you look in the door, the head of the bed is on the left wall parallel to the french balcony slider (just like my cabin). The bathroom is at the foot of the bed with a decent amount of space between the foot of the bed and the bathroom. I did notice a bit of vibration up there that we don’t feel in our cabin... but nothing horrible.

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Twincheryl,

Thank you so much for the stateroom feedback while you are on your cruise! You are so kind to take the time. I was really curious about the layout. I'm following along on your review - good info already!

I can live with the smaller cabin, as I am traveling solo. The price was right, for a solo in a french balcony. I'm optimistic that the vibration may lull me to sleep at night. Our sailing is currently sold-out, but I will be happy in that room, or in any room!!

Thanks again, and have a wonderful cruise