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  1. In addition to the sit down "High Tea" they have self service afternoon Tea daily in the Ocean View daily. They have a collection of tea sandwiches, small deserts and scones and jam. If traveling in a suite they also have tea daily in the Retreat. On the M and S class the butlers serve it while on Edge it is self service.
  2. For many that do not purchase a drink package the free 5-7 PM drinks could amount to quite a savings depending on how many drinks one has.
  3. The answer would be variable depending on both when you booked and length of cruise. For new bookings it is now usually 90 days for cruises over 5 days. My agent charges my credit card on the final payment date directly to Celebrity. Q. What is Celebrity's cruise or Cruisetour cancellation and refund policy? A. The cancellation charge policies set forth above vary for single occupancy or for the third, fourth or higher occupants in a stateroom or for groups. Consult your travel agency or call Celebrity Cruises® for further details. Select fare programs require the payment at the time of booking of a nonrefundable deposit. That deposit amount shall not be refunded at any time after it has been paid. Change fees will apply to bookings for which the deposit is nonrefundable. Cancellation of Cruise or CruiseTour. Cruises that are cancelled prior to the sail date, and CruiseTours that are cancelled prior to the first day of the CruiseTour, may be subject to a cancellation charge. The amount of the cancellation charge shall be determined as shown in the table below and shall vary depending on how far in advance of the sail date (or first day of theCruiseTour) the Operator receives notice of cancellation. For Cruises Booked Before April 16, 2018 For 1 TO 4 NIGHT CRUISES IF CANCELLATION IS MADE (including Holiday Sailings) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per person) 75+ days No charges (except for Non-refundable Deposit amounts ) 74 to 43 day Deposit amount 42 to 29 days 50% of total price 28 to 15 days 75% of total price 14 days or less 100% of total price - No refund For 5 NIGHT CRUISES OR LONGER IF CANCELLATION IS MADE (including Holiday Sailings and Cruisetours) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per person) 90+ days No charges 89 to 75 days Deposit Amount 56 to 29 Days 50% of total price 28 to 15 days 75% of total price 14 days or less 100% of total price - No refund For Cruises Booked On or After April 16, 2018 FOR 1 TO 4 NIGHT CRUISES (including Holiday sailings) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per Person) 75+ days No charges 74 to 61 days 50% of total price 60 to 31 days 75% of total price 30 days or less 100% of total price - No refund FOR 5 NIGHTS OR LONGER CRUISES (including Holiday Sailings and Cruisetours) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per Person) 90+ days No charges 89 to 75 days 25% of total price 74 to 61 days 50% of total price 60 to 31 days 75% of total price 30 days or less 100% of total price - No refund In the event of a cancellation of a Cruise or CruiseTour, any applicable Taxes/Fees or Fuel Supplement charges shall be refunded. For bookings made outside of the United States and Canada, a different cancellation policy may apply. Contact your local office or travel agency for details. Cancellation notices are effective when received by the Operator. For Passengers who have booked a CruiseTour and desire to cancel their tour portion while retaining the Cruise, refunds of the CruiseTour Fare (including any applicable supplement charges) shall be made in accordance with the following cancellation policy. Guests who convert their CruiseTours to a cruise only booking within forty-two (42) days of the start date of the tour segment of the CruiseTour will be subject to a cancellation charge. The amount of that charge varies depending on the location of the CruiseTour and/or its length. For the specific amount of the charge, visit Our FAQ section. The cancellation charge policies set forth above vary for single occupancy or for the third, fourth or higher occupants in a stateroom or for groups. Consult your travel agency or call Celebrity for further details. Cancellation by the Passenger after the Cruise or CruiseTour has begun, early disembarkation of the Passenger for any reason, including pursuant to any provision of this Ticket Contract, or “no-shows” shall be without refund, compensation, or liability on the part of the Carrier whatsoever. If Carrier received payment via credit card, the refund will be made to that credit card. If Carrier received payment from your travel agent, the refund will be provided back to that travel agent. Carrier reserves the right to offer promotional cruise fares or other offers that may modify the cancellation policies set forth above. For cancellations of air flights, hotel stays, transfer services, shore excursions, pre-purchased amenities, CruiseCare, pre-booked services (such as spa, photography or wedding services) and pre-booked arrangements such as specialty dining, see the applicable terms and conditions for any applicable cancellation charges
  4. I also hope you have a smooth crossing. The last couple of years have had rough seas. You definitely want to be cautious of taking a Northern Crossing. While I have heard of some calm northern crossing my experience has been the opposite. I've also heard that the closer you are do dead center of the ship both up and down as well as front and back the calmer the ride.
  5. On Edge the outlet would be on the Left side. Have to say not much of an "End Table"
  6. No the outlets are on only one side of the bed. The USB's are on the opposite side of the bed. All the cabins I have been in the outlets are on the right side of the bed while laying down. I wish they put outlets on both sides but if the distance is too far for your cord just ask for an extension cord.
  7. You are pretty accurate. I was on a B2B on Edge. First cruise they had Elite Cocktail hour in The Club as well as 5-7 most bars or dining rooms you could get unlimited drinks from the CC Menu. On the second cruise, which was a TA, there were 2,100 Elite and above so they did it in both The Club and Eden as well as the free drinks through out the ship. I've never seen Eden so packed.
  8. You will have no problem with the B2B. As others have said you just pack up what is in drawers and the Stateroom attendant will move both the suitcases and hanging items to your new cabin while you take care of immigration. Your stateroom attendant will also coordinate with you so you can move the items from your safe to the new safe as soon as the previous occupants leave their room.
  9. I've done a number of TA's and the Southern Crossing is generally the calmest. Some have been so smooth that you hardly knew you were aboard. This crossing was rougher than most and we experienced 7-18 Foot waves during the crossing. Most of the winds were coming from the north so the predominant movement was from Starboard to Port Roll. While not the roughest cruise we have been on it was far from calm. Just out of Toulon where we were hit with gusts up to 80 MPH and 20 Ft waves, the movement was pronounced and I got a little queasy. I took 1/2 of a Bonine and it did the trick. No additional meds were required for the remainder of the cruise. As a side note a number of the crew reported they were feeling queasy also. When I first started sailing I was very susceptible to motion sickness. I found that if I took a motion sickness pill the evening before the cruise and one the morning of the cruise It would calm down my inner ear and would not experience any discomfort. I didn't need to take any more for the remainder of the cruise. I guess over the years I got accustomed to the seas and no long affected (most of the time). Maybe others here can jump in and let you know what they use to prevent discomfort. I see many with patches but have never personally used them.
  10. Thanks for the pictures and the explanation. It was one of those things I was thinking about after I got home.
  11. Yes that will become active when open for checkin. Once checked in you swipe that screen to Left and you will then see your Boarding Pass. Another non-intuitive feature is you go to the bottom of that screen and you will see your Folio and it updates near real time if you charge anything.
  12. The app is a bit wonky but after you use it for awhile it is easier to navigate. If you already checked in you can not do it again on the app. You will find your boarding pass by clicking the right hand Icon that looks like a head (circle over square box) and then swipe left. On this page you will also find where you can check in if you haven't already.
  13. We really enjoy it if just overnighting or even for one day pre-cruise. It is nice to get off your flight and just walk a short distance and your at your hotel. When we were there it appeared that Celebrity was using it for their per-cruise hotel. They had a Celebrity Concierge in the lobby and had shuttle buses to the port.
  14. Generally you are correct except Reflection is supported even though it has not gone through revolution. It's listed under supported ships. Maybe someone who has sailed Reflection can update us on whether it works.
  15. On a B2B last month, I did the first cruise on the Web and then when I went to the App it was there for the cruise and I was able to use the App to check in. On the second cruise I completed it on my Iphone but screwed up loading the photo. I was unable to correct using the app but was able to replace the picture on the web and all was updated on the app. Just my experience.
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