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  1. I'm currently on the Summit. There's a big meeting here with the CEO. 😮 Captain's on the left (including Capt Kate of the Edge), hotel directors on the right. Capt Matt of the summit is on the mic. His hotel director is next to him. Also, internet is HORRIBLE on this cruise!! 😞
  2. How easy is it to get an Uber from the Pan Am pier to the airport when the ship docks at 6am? i'd rather pay $5 than $25 for a taxi but my flight is at 9:45am. (solo with 1 carry on)
  3. im on Celebrity and will be disembarking at the Pan Am pier on Nov 2 at 7am. im solo and have 1 carry-on luggage. rather than a $25 taxi to the airport, i heard Uber costs like $5. is it possible to get an Uber at the pier or do i have to walk a few blocks away then get an Uber? (There's a huge long line of taxis at the pier, so can Uber cut that line?)
  4. wait.. what? u left the ship at 6am and got to the airport at 9am?! um.. my flight is at 9:45am. (ship docks at 6am) should i change it??? (im doing walk off and 1carry-on luggage)
  5. 21day Panama canal: EMBARK New York (New York); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Los Angeles (California); Victoria (British Columbia); DISEMBARK Seattle (Washington) Only 7 ports. :o (im not counting the ending port as one) so 3 sea days per port. most panama canal transits are port heavy. wonder why this one isnt? also, im assuming its going to Canada because it cant go from LA and end at Seattle w/o a foreign port?
  6. I will be on Summit & silhouette. Just out of curiosity, how many doctors and nurses on those 2 ships?
  7. i know how that feels. there are 2 sushi restaurants near me: 1) all you can eat for $20 2) the other has a $10 cover charge but most items are $1 and the rest are $2. also comes with free miso soup and appetizer, which i would have ordered anyway. both restaurants have similar items, quality and service. i have eaten at both. for the one with $10 cover charge, i had a $18 bill (+ tax/tip). throughout the whole meal, i was keep count of my costs. the $20 buffet was more enjoyable. the $2 savings wasnt worth the effort. for celebrity's alcohol surcharge: 1) if you're below breakeven then dont get the package. 2) if you're above breakeven (ie: 1+ drinks a day above breakeven), then get the package 3) if you are at breakeven, still get the package. you're on vacation. i find keeping track of costs isnt worth the mental effort if you're around breakeven. for a 7 day cruise: 7 x 3 drinks/day = 21 drinks for the week for breakeven. i say if you estimate 21 +/- 10%, then get the package. ie: 19-23 drinks for the week
  8. ahh..thx for the info. so a sail plus is $210 more for 2 perks for a 7day cruise, so avg of $105 more per perk. 105/7 = $15/day per perk alcohol surcharge = $14/day thus $29/day more for alcohol. so that 'free' $59/day classic beverage package is actually a 59 - 29 = $30/day discount. so basically a 1/2 price discount but another way to look at it is do you drink MORE THAN $29/day worth of alcohol vs the no perks cabin price. $29= 3 drinks a day, so to be ahead you need to have 4 drinks a day. :o Else it's cheaper to get the no perks cabin and paying for each drink
  9. thx. how much is the avg increase in cost between the no perk cabin and 2 perk cabin rates?
  10. "The cost of purchasing a standalone beverage package has not changed; this $14 per person, per day, cost only applies to passengers who selected the beverage package as one of their free perks during a promotion." how much is the beverage package for a 7day cruise if bought outright?
  11. "The cost of purchasing a standalone beverage package has not changed; this $14 per person, per day, cost only applies to passengers who selected the beverage package as one of their free perks during a promotion." how much is the beverage package for a 7day cruise if bought outright?
  12. "The cost of purchasing a standalone beverage package has not changed; this $14 per person, per day, cost only applies to passengers who selected the beverage package as one of their free perks during a promotion." how much is the beverage package for a 7day cruise if bought outright?
  13. it looks like Celebrity is taking a page from NCL's playbook in squeezing more $ from us passengers. on NCL, you can select the drinks package as a perk but pay 20% tips. the drinks package is priced at a laughable $100/day if bought outright! :o so the passenger pays $20/day in tips for a 'free' perk. How much does the drinks package costs normally for Celebrity? and where does this $14/day fee goto? tips for the bartenders or straight to Celebrity's bottom line? Celebrity now has 3 cruise fares for the same cabin: no perks, 2 free perks or 4 free perks just like NCL, you're basically paying for your perks. and just like NCL, on top of paying for your 'free' perks you're paying even more $ in the form of $14/day. calculate the price difference between the no perk cabin and the 2 perk cabin with alcohol perk's $14/day extra fee. what's the overall cost per day for the 'free' alcohol perk? For NCL, the price difference between a no perk inside cabin and an inside with a perk is at about $50 for a 7day cruise. that's $7/day. so $20/day tips + $7/day = $27/day extra a person is paying for alcohol. breakeven is 3 drinks a day.
  14. what Celebrity should have done for the Edge class was to build both regular Verandas and infinite Verandas. maybe 50/50 mix with the IV in the front of the ship to keep the aerodynamics.
  15. yes! when i was on the Edge in a IV cabin, i thought of it more as a ocean view with the window that opens. i even created a thread about renaming the IV to deluxe oceanviews in that windows open. and just remove the useless French doors. so the Edge wont have any regular Veranda category. Just sunset verandas. but then Celebrity probably cant price deluxe oceanviews as high as IV because the public perception is that verandas is more fancy than oceanviews, even deluxe ocean views. thus are willing to pay a premium for it. it's all about pushing the envelope on generating more $$$ with minimizing customers dissatisfaction. in this case, the IV failed...
  16. What happened? link? i was planning on trying MSC next year since i've reached Platinum Plus on NCL and Elite on Celebrity.
  17. i was on the Edge a few months ago in an IV cabin. i liked the clear veranda doors. whats the point of making it frosted??? you cant see outside to the ocean!
  18. with all of FDR's effort to increase the bottom line, ncl stock price is back to $48. :o has rcl and carnivale also dropped? or just ncl?
  19. andy's been with ncl for 30years. now he's leaving. the press releases doesnt mention retiring. whats going on? what major changes are coming next year that Andy disagrees with?
  20. i wish the title cruise director is changed to Entertainment Director. when i first started cruising, I thought Cruise Director meant he's in charge of everything in the hotel side of the ship. then i found out there was a hotel director and the cruise director works under him. then after seeing what s/he does, i slowly understood that the cruise director is in charge of entertainment. then i thought why Cruise Director instead of Entertainment Director? is it because of the Love Boat tv series back in the 1970s? (i had this thought years ago.)
  21. that pic was 2016. it got changed to shrimp, scallops, mussels and asparagus.
  22. i keep water bottles in my pants pocket when i do excursions. i dont see these paper water cartons lasting in my pocket. 😞 wished ncl copied celebrity and have aluminum water cans. :o
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