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  1. If you want a mattress topper or even dinner reservations.
  2. There is a dessert bar and salad bar. IMO the meats are overly seasoned - too salty for me.
  3. Yes. Itineraries and ship porting tend to follow an annual cycle. Rates will be different. Ships will be re-deployed as newer ones enter the fleet.
  4. Nice ship. Solstice is first of its class. Mid sized by today's standard and a little smaller than the new Edge class (smaller than Freedom class). Its been through its "Revolution" upgrade but the suite Retreat area is still decorated like Michaels club (old name). Its a different feel than RC, Princess, or NCL - a bit slower paced. First, Celebrity doesn't have toys, so less for kiddos if there going also. Just pools and hot tubs. There is a Solarium area (16 and older) with a some quick and healthy menu/drinks. You won't see pool events like biggest belly flop or even VP tourneys. No large promenade, but there is shopping and areas of around the clock entertainment and guest activities. Like most Celebrity ships, the martini bar tends to be the primary hangout for guests. The bar tenders put on a good show at night. Focus is on dining, entertainment, and relaxing. On the upper deck there's a real grass lawn and you can play bocci, put, or just lay on the grass and watch a movie. Its smaller than a Freedom class ship. Easy to get around. Has a 3 level main dining room and a buffet. Specialty restaurants and bars, spa and workout area. Solstice has been a Pacific mainstay with west coast, Alaska, and even Hawaii and south Pacific itineraries in past years. Its a relaxed venue.
  5. Luggage handling has become very reliable. The times we've used it, our bags made it with us. Its lower risk if you don't have tight connections (or direct flights), but if you're uncomfortable, it is also possible to do carry-on for a 7-day Caribbean (very casual). We carry-on most of the time because we hate the waits at destination.
  6. I'm aware of the port cams. Many ports have them. I was specifically curious about the webcams they used to operate on OoS. It would toggle between neighborhoods, Central Park, Boardwalk, Promenade and another venue. Its wasn't video, but just snaps of the area.
  7. Maybe there was an $18/pp/day deluxe drink package offered and they shut down the site to clean all evidence.
  8. I wanted to make a final payment but wasn’t up yet
  9. Been a down a lonnnnnng time.......Maybe tomorrow
  10. Same problem. Cannot sign into Royal or Celebrity webpages.
  11. The times we've been there yes. Seating around the pool area goes fast and folks seem to camp around the pool all day.
  12. The Captains Club event for higher tier levels (Elite and above) offers a limited drink menu during specific hours, so not really a benefit we even partake; hence, we always book drinks as part of an inclusive package, so not been an issue. We do like the complimentary laundry service on the 7 night or longer trips. With 2 people, each Diamond/Elite, you get a bag each after the 3rd night.
  13. I guess weather could influence such a decision, but we wouldn't know that until we're sailing. And they couldn't reschedule unless there is room on the island. Lots of demand from many ships and it can get very crowded. All such factors would need to be considered.
  14. We are in the peak of the season. Actually been a quiet year so far.
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