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10 hours ago, Redking said:

Suite looks great Jim. How's the sliding door between the bedroom and lounge? Be nice if they did that on the Solstice class refit. Btw, did you say you are on the Eclipse late 2020? Did you know that the Dry dock has been pushed out to 2021? Thought I'd let you know.

 

It slides very nicely but it is frosted and if the drapes are open it floods the living room and bedroom with light. 

 

Yes we are on Eclipse so I guess we will miss the Revolution.   I will have to check the schedules.   The reason we booked and cancelled a previous cruise was the dry dock was in between our two cruises.    I will have to stop by Future Cruises and see if they have released the Hong Kong to Singapore cruise we originally wanted.

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9 hours ago, calicakes said:

I appreciated your positive/friendly comments on my live blog.  Looking forward to following along.  I'm curious, do you have any desire to try another cruise line?  After our last cruise, I'm now curious about a line with better food. 

Good seeing you.   Really enjoyed your blog.    We are somewhat hooked on Celebrity.   With the Zenith perks it makes it difficult to go elsewhere.   We may try Azamara -  have heard really good things about them.

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7 hours ago, hcat said:

 

I had the same reaction...I'd ask them to remove some of the clutter..too much furniture.( tripping hazard).  I  think the sleeping  area seems closed in, esp if doors were closed.  Will be following to see how it works out!   

 

Decor colors are nice and balcony looks inviting,,,, if you can get to it past the clutter!

 

 

 

Actually it doesn't feel cluttered while actually in the suite.   There is plenty of room to roam around.    The things they could do without are all the pillows and the Tree Trunk little tables, but they are tucked out of the way.   The balcony is really comfortable.

 

One thing I really like is the whole wall is glass which gives a lot of light and open feeling.  

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35 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

 

It slides very nicely but it is frosted and if the drapes are open it floods the living room and bedroom with light. 

 

Yes we are on Eclipse so I guess we will miss the Revolution.   I will have to check the schedules.   The reason we booked and cancelled a previous cruise was the dry dock was in between our two cruises.    I will have to stop by Future Cruises and see if they have released the Hong Kong to Singapore cruise we originally wanted.

Thank you Jim. Hope you have success with the HK Singapore cruise.

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Glad you are happy with the CS..light and bright with a means to block it, is good.  Careful with the rocker...guess they were not all removed.

 

We will have a Sunset Veranda on EDGE...We .had an AQ Class IV last time. It was small except for  the bathroom but we enjoyed it.  

 

Can,t wait to hear more about your impressions of EDGE!

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5 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

Good seeing you.   Really enjoyed your blog.    We are somewhat hooked on Celebrity.   With the Zenith perks it makes it difficult to go elsewhere.   We may try Azamara -  have heard really good things about them.

I’m assuming you read wonder mans review of msc. Any desire to try that line. They status match.

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5 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

They have the Rocker in the Celebrity Suite still not sure of the other ones.   I've hit my toe a couple times on it.  

That rocker would have to go!

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On ‎10‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 9:16 AM, vtcruising said:

We were told that there is a lot of donkey excrement to avoid by our tour guide (and can be slippery due to that). Is that true? We waited for the cable car in the hot sun for about an hour, but had some great people watching. 🙂

I'll jump in here really quick...We were there in June.  We walked up the hill with the donkeys (hot and really hard - but proud that I made it).  After our wine tasting, we then walked down the hill back to the ship.  Lol...really great wine tasting... Much easier than the walk up.  You do have to make sure and give the donkeys the right of way.  And be careful of the 'soft rocks' as you are walking (donkey poo).  Some of the walkways can be slippery.  If it had been rainy, I don't know if we would have walked down.  But I'm so glad we did the walk down.  We took our time and took tons of pictures of the amazing views.

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On 10/20/2019 at 8:39 AM, WrittenOnYourHeart said:


As I said above, you can walk the path yourself. It’s all downhill, so not really that bad. Definitely beats an hour and a half wait for the cable car.

Jim, I would advise making sure you do so while it is still light. We starting walking down at sunset and it was like someone flipped the switch. It was very dark and, because it is the path the donkeys use, it can also be very very slick with dung. I saw some pretty serious injuries because of slips.

Have a wonderful time!

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On 10/20/2019 at 9:16 AM, vtcruising said:

We were told that there is a lot of donkey excrement to avoid by our tour guide (and can be slippery due to that). Is that true? We waited for the cable car in the hot sun for about an hour, but had some great people watching. 🙂

It is totally true. And it can be challenging, especially at dusk.

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7 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

Tour of Mt Edna. 
 

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Brilliant photos..with  a bit of help from nature. Really enjoying them.

 

Thanks for  posting the easy to read dailies...so much to do on board. That's why we are going back...7 days was not enough! We may even check out the EDEN show .

 

Wonder how the acoustic guitar in Grand Plaza will mesh with Martini bar area noise?

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18 hours ago, hcat said:

Glad you are happy with the CS..light and bright with a means to block it, is good.  Careful with the rocker...guess they were not all removed.

 

We will have a Sunset Veranda on EDGE...We .had an AQ Class IV last time. It was small except for  the bathroom but we enjoyed it.  

 

Can,t wait to hear more about your impressions of EDGE!

 

I was thinking that the CS may have looked cluttered due to the way I shot the photo.   I used Panoramic to get more of a wide angle view.   So far finding things very comfortable and spacious.    The things I like are two entries into the bathroom, the electronic thermostats, lights and Drapery Control that can be operated from your smart phone.  There is a huge amount storage and even a coat closet at the entry.  

 

I will list a couple unusual things that aren't necessarily negative but unusual.

 

There is no telephone in the living room (one in the bedroom and one in bathroom) also the phones don't have the display on them with the time of day.

 

The TV's are pointed in the same direction close to one another so often when you turn on or off the TV they both turn on or turn off.

 

There is no hooks in bathroom for towels.   There are two on back of door for bathrobes.

 

The end tables in the bedroom are very small.   

 

I'll come up with more as we go along.

 

 

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16 hours ago, calicakes said:

I’m assuming you read wonder mans review of msc. Any desire to try that line. They status match.

 

I did read his wonderful reviews of his B2B on MSC.     I think he raised as many questions as he answered.    It seemed that he had some mixed feelings.   After his review I backed off the idea of trying them but good possibility that if they had a good itinerary I might.

 

How about you?    Would you try them?

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16 hours ago, awhfy said:

That rocker would have to go!

 

It is actually very comfortable and I guess after the first day we learned and haven't hit our toes again.  There is plenty of space to move it out of the way.

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13 hours ago, tcmagnum said:

I'll jump in here really quick...We were there in June.  We walked up the hill with the donkeys (hot and really hard - but proud that I made it).  After our wine tasting, we then walked down the hill back to the ship.  Lol...really great wine tasting... Much easier than the walk up.  You do have to make sure and give the donkeys the right of way.  And be careful of the 'soft rocks' as you are walking (donkey poo).  Some of the walkways can be slippery.  If it had been rainy, I don't know if we would have walked down.  But I'm so glad we did the walk down.  We took our time and took tons of pictures of the amazing views.

 

10 hours ago, LisaLeone said:

It is totally true. And it can be challenging, especially at dusk.

 

I've taken notes and will make sure we are not a victim of slip sliding away. 

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Hi Jim , lovely pictures of mt Edna it looked sunny and hot up there hope you enjoyed that tour 🌞your suite looks good, are you going to eat in le petit chef ? I have seen a video on YouTube about it and it looks a lot of fun it's a shame we don't have any land based restaurants here in the UK that does that .

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