Jump to content

Spif Barwunkel

Members
  • Content Count

    608
  • Joined

About Spif Barwunkel

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Florida Peninsula

Recent Profile Visitors

838 profile views
  1. I am not an unhappy customer, or camper, but I will play one on this forum thread, to ensure my post is not removed and I am not bothered, bashed or bullied. Especially at this Thanksgiving season, I will be thankfully unhappy. - I am thankfully unhappy because, over the years, not once has Celebrity sent me a turkey for the holidays. I have, however, met many turkeys when cruising. Hardly a consolation, and..... -Being Captain's Club Elite, not once has X or any fellow passenger treated me as an elitist, and..... - Never has a ships captain saluted me in pa
  2. Perhaps I should clarify my topic thread opening statement. "US" includes me and you and Celebrity too. Some give and take, here and there is healthy and necessary, although to some not always equitable. And to that I would ask, if it's good for you and me, is it okay if it is not necessarily good for Celebrity? I have cruises booked on other lines as well as X. including one booked two days ago. Comments on this Celebrity thread would certainly be pertinent on any other cruise line forum.
  3. But as intelligent people, surely you realize that stock prices and shareholders are an extremely important part of the business equation, as are executive salaries. Take those away, hard to survive.
  4. It seems the further away from our social norms this virus takes us, the more impatient and ornery and unreasonable many folks become. As a cruising coterie, how fortunate we are if the only thing we have to worry and complain about – as Covid-19 rages on - is our cruising status and the recognition that we think should go along with it. Now, with Celebrity unveiling its new marketing strategy, more feathers have been ruffled, more feelings hurt and more lines drawn in the sand. All in the name of “what’s in it for me”. Where do you think that will get us? You see, it’s not about
  5. Without making more of this than should be, if current plans, schedules and ship repositioning continue to evolve as intended, when Infinity arrives in South America for sailings in 2022 she will indeed have a revolutionized look and feel.
  6. Information and advertising on the X site regarding Infinity, strongly suggests a new wardrobe and a more luxurious presentation.
  7. And when Infinity begins her sailings from South America in 2022, it will be the revolutionized version of her former self.
  8. When Infinity takes over 2022 cruises from South America, she will indeed be a revolutionized version of her former self.
  9. It seems ships are being jockeyed for different positions. Infinity will now be doing the 2/13/22 Antarctica cruise. We booked passage yesterday.
  10. Is there really a need to defend income, spending habits, travel arrangements and most of all age to one another. I think not. I'm just a smidgen older than boomers, as defined by current numbers. Whereas some might think I have become irrelevant, I would beg to differ. I don't apologize for growing older, because sooner or later everyone will be where I am and I will be, well, somewhere else. In the United States you must 18 to vote and 21 to drink. Until Celebrity posts a notice on their website that reads "you must be less than 50 years of age to apply for passage", I'll disreg
  11. I brought this over from another thread. Ii fits better here. Quite a long-delayed knee-jerk reaction, though in some ways predictable. Perhaps through your enthusiastic hard work you became too popular with the CC community and less popular with RCI. Not every business appreciates a non-employee currying favor by providing- -dare I say - "guarded" information. Although I believe it's overkill, it is indeed their action to invoke. I guess "Who's Not Onboard" is out of the question.
  12. Quite a long-delayed knee-jerk reaction, though in some ways predictable. Perhaps through your enthusiastic hard work you became too popular with the CC community and less popular with RCI. Not every business appreciates a non-employee currying favor by providing- -dare I say - "guarded" information. Although I believe it's overkill, it is indeed their action to invoke. I guess "Who's Not Onboard" is out of the question.
  13. In February 2020 we booked the following Celebrity cruise, age demographics and economic status and marketing strategy notwithstanding. We were fortunate to get a really great deal, in our minds, but unfortunately this cruise will not go with a departure date of April 19, 2021 from Lisbon. 11 Night Portugal, Spain & France Cruise on Silhouette, disembarking in London. Our typical veranda cabin on deck 8 mid/aft. All four perks including premium beverage package. Total cost - $4150.00 including taxes and fees with a $50.00 deposit Today’s cost on the websit
  14. Naturally, the primary consideration is pricing and if the cost is nestled nicely within the parameters of your cruising budget, a trip on a ship from the X brand would definitely be a worthwhile expenditure. Don't be concerned with inclusions offering perks that you might not take full advantage of, there will be other amenities within the same offering that you will enjoy. Wherever you cruise, Celebrity itineraries are fantastic. I would refer you to January 2022 cruises to the Southern Caribbean on Equinox from Ft. Lauderdale. The 12 night version seems to fit what you are looki
×
×
  • Create New...