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  1. are you saying if you want to use their $199 premium upgrade you also have to pay the deviation fee? and, is the $199 each way? sounds like a bargain until you add that all up--$575 for a round trip upgrade?
  2. my preference for Delta international flights is their seating configuration--often 2-4-2. United and American and others are often 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 which are quite tight.
  3. Well from Ocenia's website, to be technical, they call it "OLife Choice" (air + choose an amenity) or they say "OLife fare with Airfare". you can also do "OLife" only which is choosing an amenity without air. I think you are splitting hairs that few care about. saying "olife air" is certainly faster, although it may be ambiguous if you mean airfare only or airfare with the amenity. at least for US websites, it is very easy to find cruise-only pricing aka "no OLife".
  4. I generally prefer to book my own air, in particular to control the aircraft and seating arrangements I get. I'm concerned, however, that air prices are climbing in anticipation of an increased ability to fly. It seems like pricing overall is higher than pre-pandemic. OLife pricing generally has airfare to Europe still around $1000 of the price you pay, which may work out to be a good deal if air prices remain high. Anyone seeing or suspecting the same thing? I would ignore OLife with air but wonder if I'd be wise to book it. My TA says you can always drop the air prior to final p
  5. Just curious how much it cost for the taxi for the day?
  6. I had booked a C1 in Feb 2022 on Infinity. Looks like that one has not been reclassified as SV. I looked at a Jan 2023 cruise and even the day it came out all the aft cabins were booked. I found that odd and even checked to see if they were available as SV (that was over a month ago). Today as I check there is the "black box" with several of the aft cabins available. I'm wondering if my Feb 2022 will be reclassified (and repriced?) as an SV, although with none available it's impossible to tell what pricing might be.
  7. Speculation--Celebrity sells smaller ships and SilverSea becomes the only small ship option of RCCL. Do the smaller ships still fit the future of the Celebrity brand? Can they be operated profitably in the future of cruising?
  8. the "revolutionization" was supposed to happen in November 2020 but was put off. is there any information that it will still happen before 2022?
  9. Last sale in the summer prices remained the same and I was able to get a B2 veranda for the price of an inside cabin. saved several thousands of dollars. who knows what Monday will bring?
  10. I had looked into some of those ships. so far all I could find was about 3x what Celebrity has. also not sure my wife would be up for the expedition excursions, so a "drive by" might be all we could hope for at this point. I still have a year before final payment to keep looking though!
  11. got a brochure in the mail promoting the black friday sale, with "up to" 4 category upgrade. fine print says the sale runs 23 Nov-2 Dec. the brochure didn't list anything I'm interested in, but last time they had a 4 category upgrade sale there were some good prices. I guess we'll have to wait until Monday to see which cruises will have those sale prices applied.
  12. we are doing the Antactica trip. on average, they are more than the around the horn trips. I had priced it out back in October, then prices went up, so I went ahead and booked in case the All Inclusive made the prices go up even more. final payment isn't due for a full year still--I think we'll be cruising by 2022, but I figured I'd book and lock it in but have a full year to cancel. and I can still take advantage of the cancel within 48 hours for a FCC if I wanted to extend beyond final payment and still wasn't totally sure about going.
  13. looks like all South American sailings of Silhouette in 2022
  14. we were booked on the Silhouette in South America in 2022, but all itineraries now show Infinity. when I called to rebook, they had both cruises still showing...
  15. had booked a cruise for 2022 the other day. today, the ship had changed from Silhouette to Infinity, and the All Inclusive had started. rebooked from a VS to a C1, added the Elevate package (pay $168 get $200 pp shoreex) and ended up saving $1400. not sure if better pricing is from the ship change or the new All Inclusive but I'll take it. there is an option to make the booking refundable, it was $658 total for the booking. the other day the non-refundable pricing was about $2000 more.
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