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  1. My husband and I sailed Aquaclass on Edge in February and would book it again. We used the Thermal Suite a few times, mainly for the heated loungers. We noticed that the Thermal Suite was busy during embarkation and the first two sea days, but the crowds dropped off later in the cruise. We also found that early morning and dinner time / evening were the best times to take advantage of the space. I had planned to try the 4 main dining rooms but Blu's food and service were so enjoyable that we dined there every night. There's also the added benefit of having the option to eat breakfast at Blu instead of the buffet, which is a more relaxed experience. I quickly grew accustomed to my three-course breakfasts (pastry, fruit, entree) and having my coffee topped up after a few sips - haha. I just wish they were open a little later for those of us who like to sleep in once in a while. I also had my doubts about booking AQ but watched the prices and upgraded from a veranda to AQ when the AQ price matched the cost of my veranda. As our sail date approached, the price continued to drop and we ended up with what I feel was a very good price. I can't say whether or not you'll get that lucky, but I definitely recommend Aquaclass especially if the price is that close.
  2. My husband and I embarked on our first cruise the day after we got married and the staff on the Edge went out of their way to celebrate us. During our first night in Blu, our servers presented us with a beautiful (giant!) cake and sang "Happy Honeymoon to you." We also received chocolate covered strawberries in our room. All unexpected but very much appreciated gestures. We have so many happy memories from that cruise and can't wait to board another cruise when it's safe to do so.
  3. Thank you for the great advice, everyone! This will be our first cruise and we’re obviously very excited.
  4. My husband and I got married in Fort Lauderdale this weekend and are boarding the Edge today. I’m too excited to sleep so I thought I’d see if you folks could help me clear up a few things that I can’t seem to find answers for: 1. What is Celebrity’s policy on bringing fresh flowers on board? I’d love to enjoy my bridal bouquet for a few more days if possible but if it’ll be confiscated, I’ll leave it behind. 2. We bought some groceries for our stay in Fort Lauderdale and have a few apples and bananas leftover. Can we bring them on board? I see the Celebrity website says we can’t bring refrigerated items but don’t see fruit listed. Thanks in advance!
  5. Thank you to the OP for asking the question! While I love a good steak, I get super excited about steakhouse sides and appetizers. It will be nice to try a few different options. To those of you who have eaten at Fine Cut, what were your favorite appetizers and sides? I will likely order a smaller steak, and my fiance was blessed with a great metabolism and a healthy appetite, so I think we can manage a reasonable variety. EDIT: Maybe an equally important question is... What would you skip?
  6. So happy to see a new blog from you guys! Looking forward to your updates.
  7. Thank you for your review! I'm booked for the same Edge itinerary in February and cannot wait.
  8. This is consistent with what I've seen on my sailing. With the $1239 price, you do get the additional $200 OBC that you wouldn't in the "Best Rate" offer.
  9. Got the price reduction that I was hoping for. Thank you to the OP @mikkelhansen for the heads up!
  10. I've made multiple changes to my non-refundable reservation to match the current best available rate and haven't had to cancel or re-book. That said, I booked directly through Celebrity and they've made these changes very easy so I'm not sure what the process would be with a TA. I'm nearing an hour on hold with X right now to apply savings from this sale... If all goes well, I'll see a $675 price reduction based on today's rates. Fingers crossed. My final payment is due Monday.
  11. If I understand your question correctly... I went to the Celebrity website, searched for my sailing based on date/destination, then clicked Book Now. When I got to the "How many guests" screen, I entered the promo code "TARGETOBC" that the OP mentioned, and I followed the prompts as if I was creating a new booking identical to what I have already reserved. The final price was the same as my current reservation but included an additional $200 OBC so I called X and requested the change. I'm not sure if there's an easier way but it's the method I've used to monitor prices over the past few months. I hope that helps.
  12. @hcat It seems like it would be worth looking into for your suite. I called before I saw the terms you posted (new indiv bookings only) so I'm surprised they added the OBC to my existing booking. I suppose it depends on who is on the other line. I have all 4 perks and just double checked... The only thing that changed on my reservation is the OBC. I'll have no trouble spending an extra $200 🙂
  13. Thank you for sharing @hcat - I tested the code on a mock booking for my sailing (Aquaclass - Feb 2020) and it worked. I called X and was able to add an extra $200 OBC to my reservation.
  14. Good question. At the time I booked a regular IV so no bottle of wine would have been included when I was speaking with the agent. Prices have some down so I recently upgraded to AQ so I suppose there will be wine in the room regardless. 🙂
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