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  1. 18 minutes ago, berkeleykel said:

    I will book when it (pretty please) comes to the Med. Not flying 8+ hours with kids for a cruise. Unless I can get a steal of a price on the Ultimate Family Townhouse at some point, which might be worth flying to Miami for.

    I think I have a better chance of Icon spending a summer in the Med. 

    Probably the next icon class ship. Not this one. 

  2. 15 minutes ago, twangster said:

    Given the time between leaving the shipyard and going into service I'm curious if they plan to add some of the slide superstructure once it's cleared the Great Belt bridge.  

    They may sail it out partially completed and finish it at a wet dock, sort of like they did with Wonder but to a more extensive degree.  

    Wouldn't be surprising.

  3. 2 hours ago, Carlos A. said:

    A few years ago I remember seeing a lot of threads speculating and people saying that an Oasis class ship wouldn't fit under Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge...

    I wonder what happened... 😉

    I actually wouldn't until they made some minor modifications to lower the smokestacks.  They had them down to move it from the shipyard, but the intent was to lock them in the up position after that, which they did.  So they had to "unlock" them and I'm sure they added some automated system to raise and lower them.

  4. 7 hours ago, alandw48 said:

    I had planned a cruise in September on the Odyssey of the Seas. Unfortunately, I had open heart surgery a few months ago, and won't be fit and fully healthy until the end of the year. I had requested my $500 deposit back, but was told NO............I'm a senior citizen on a fixed income and $500 means a lot to me, but apparently not to them. I can't believe how unsympathetic and greedy this company is. Once they have your $$$$, don't expect any help. If you cruise with them, it's at your own risk if anything unexpected happens to you. FIND ANOTHER CRUISE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I'm sure your (nonexistent) cancelation insurance will cover it.  Get well soon.

  5. 15 hours ago, Shay said:


    Hubby and I had a great time with Bernard’s Tours today. Thanks so much for this recommendation ❤️.

    Definitely something to do at least once.  We did it and then did it again the next time we were there with our family.

  6. 6 hours ago, Kathleen said:

    Is there specialty dining packages on Celebrity? Are they similar to RC: Italian, steak house, pub type etc. ? 

    Yes, similar.  But not the same.  They are wonderful.  And, yes, packages are offered. Tuscan Grille - Italian grill, Murano - Continental French, and Le Petit Chef - animated dinner are the offerings on Eclipse. All are worth it.

    6 hours ago, Kathleen said:

    How is Luminae? We’ve always enjoyed CK on Royal.

    THE BEST! Better than CK.

    6 hours ago, Kathleen said:

    Any suggestions for things we should do on ship we might miss being newbies, like favorite bars or lounges. We enjoy sitting and talking over cocktails. Thanks to all in advance.

    Martini Bar is the place to be.  Sunset Bar, outside at the back of the ship above the buffet, is fantastic.  They often have a guitar player or small band out there.

    Celebrity is GREAT.  Still feels a lot like Royal, just a bit elevated.

  7. 1 hour ago, trueblue83 said:

    Regarding Maho beach being a tourist trap, I couldn't care. It's something I always wanted to see and this will probably be my only time there in my life. Some things are inherently touristy but still worth seeing.

    If you've never been, it's worth it. It's fun! And the prices at the bar aren't insane.  Sure, higher than other places, but not break the bank expensive.  Have a snack and a couple of drinks.  After all, you're on vacation!  😄 

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