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Live on Reflection: 14 Nt Exotic Southern Caribbean (Jan 4)

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3 ship day today at Antigua

 

 

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Doing jet skis today

 

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4 hours ago, Danwes said:

 

We are on a 10 night ultimate Caribbean too! Departing 29th Nov.

 

As someone else has said, no bar behind OVC, on reflection. The sunset bar is different too. It's not against the wall, its round, and seems to be larger to compensate for no bar beneath it. (see below)

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The slushie bar on the Equinox is called 'Slush' and I believe it isn't on the reflection.

Thanks for the picture, it looks lovely.

 

Ooh, not happy about the slushees, are they available at the pool bar, or just more conventional frozen drinks like daiquiris, margaritas, etc?

 

The Nov 29 is the sailing that we are on, 11 long months

 

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Cruise Critic gathering in Tuscan

 

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We are leaving Antigua under sunny skies!

 

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~1200 Elites and above are on board. Happy Hour at 530pm is packed at the Sky Lounge

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20 minutes ago:

 

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21 hours ago, jonsmom said:

I am sailing Celebrity first time in April - what are those divided thingys?

 

Here are some photos that should answer your question.  Yes, those are loungers that are ticked inside the divider thingees. 

 

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Posted (edited)

Btw, the sunset photo is one of Montserrat, the island that got nailed by a volcano in the 1990s

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2 hours ago, mahdnc said:

20 minutes ago:

 

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This is an amazing picture.  I may take it and tell my friends I took it!  lol

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Loving your review.  We sail on her in March so looking forward to more of your posts & pictures.

Would love to know if a bar server named "Taz" is on the ship as he was so nice to us when we were on Silhouette.  He was always at the Martini Bar.

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6 hours ago, Arno. said:

Cruise Critic gathering in Tuscan

 

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Arno,

Thanks for taking the photo and it was nice to meet you.  Based on the name tags that were handed out, there were about 173 people that showed up for one or both of the CC parties. Compared to 213 registrants, that's a pretty nice turnout (81%). 

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10 hours ago, wishuponasea said:

Did you organize the Pub Crawl with people on your roll call? That sounds like fun!

 

The credit for the pub crawl goes to Cruise Critic member sykimball1498 (Samantha). She and her husband, Pierre, are very nice people.  

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On 1/6/2019 at 7:56 AM, ipeeinthepool said:

 

If this is the same as Royal, the one down side is that you cannot punch holes in these cards to card on your lanyard 

 

On 1/6/2019 at 4:40 PM, DebNJoe said:

We had them on Royal last month.  Holes cannot be punched in those type of cards, it would make them unusable.

 

I've seen several passengers with holes punched in their SeaPass card (like cruise stitch). 

 

While getting change today at Guest Relations, I asked if they punched holes in the new RFID cards. He said that they did and offered to punch mine (i declined because I don't need it). 

 

I asked if the hole renders the key useless. He said that it does some times and that they have to check it to see that it still works before giving the key back to the passenger. 

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I'm glad to hear this. Hopefully they can punch a hole in my card when I am on the Reflection next month.  

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I usually wait until the second week to play blackjack at the casino. Today I strolled through there just to check things out because the casino seemed to be busier than normal. 

 

I was a bit surprised at what I saw. It appears most of the tables now pay out a natural blackjack at 6:5 instead of the traditional 3:2 (a trend that I've seen in  Las Vegas). Tonight there was:

 

1. A single deck game, $5 min, 6:5 for a natural blackjack. Two players at the table. 

 

2. A multiple deck game, $5 min, 6:5 payout. There were two tables and they were full. 

 

3. A multiple deck game, $15 min, 6:5. No players

 

4. A multiple deck game $50 min, 3:2. No players

 

5. A multiple deck game, $100 min, 3:2. No players. 

 

So you now have to play at the $50 tables or higher to get the traditional 3:2 payout for a natural (2 card) blackjack. 😔

 

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9 minutes ago, DebNJoe said:

I'm glad to hear this. Hopefully they can punch a hole in my card when I am on the Reflection next month.  

 

Alternatively, you can put your RFID SeaPass card in a clear plastic sleeve and attach the sleeve (with a hole in the sleeve) to a lanyard. 

 

Your key can remain in the sleeve when you use it to unlock your door (i tried it).

 

I'm not sure how it works for purchases though. I think your folio number is manually typed in when a purchase is made, but I could be wrong about that. 

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7 minutes ago, mahdnc said:

 

Alternatively, you can put your RFID SeaPass card in a clear plastic sleeve and attach the sleeve (with a hole in the sleeve) to a lanyard. 

 

Your key can remain in the sleeve when you use it to unlock your door (i tried it).

 

I'm not sure how it works for purchases though. I think your folio number is manually typed in when a purchase is made, but I could be wrong about that. 

I plan to have a plastic sleeve with me, just in case 😊

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Posted (edited)

We are passing the lights of Dominica as we make our way to Barbados tomorrow.  Very clear skies with Orion directly overhead! Good night 🌙

 

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Good morning. Barbados pops up over the horizon to greet us!

 

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We do not dock until 0900. We visit Barbados today and St Lucia tomorrow even though we sailed past St Lucia last night  

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11 hours ago, mahdnc said:

I usually wait until the second week to play blackjack at the casino. Today I strolled through there just to check things out because the casino seemed to be busier than normal. 

 

I was a bit surprised at what I saw. It appears most of the tables now pay out a natural blackjack at 6:5 instead of the traditional 3:2 (a trend that I've seen in  Las Vegas). Tonight there was:

 

1. A single deck game, $5 min, 6:5 for a natural blackjack. Two players at the table. 

 

2. A multiple deck game, $5 min, 6:5 payout. There were two tables and they were full. 

 

3. A multiple deck game, $15 min, 6:5. No players

 

4. A multiple deck game $50 min, 3:2. No players

 

5. A multiple deck game, $100 min, 3:2. No players. 

 

So you now have to play at the $50 tables or higher to get the traditional 3:2 payout for a natural (2 card) blackjack. 😔

 

 

 

 

My husband enjoys playing blackjack when we cruise but has pretty much stopped playing on Celebrity because of this change.

It'll be interesting to see if they change back to 3:2 on the $5 and $15  tables after a few nights of no players with the 6:5 .

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Among the passengers aboard Reflection include some Harley enthusiasts with their motorcycles that they brought with them to ride on all the islands!!!

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Posted (edited)

Got on board a Calabaza boat today!

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We had the motocycle club on my January 2018 Silhoutte cruise.

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A very popular tour with Cruise Critic members, Calabaza is running 3 boats today. We are on the Calabaza. Her newer sister (Calabaza II) is in the photo. 

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The 3rd boat (below) is rented for high demand days like today.

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