Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

cruise kitty

  • Content Count

  • Joined

Everything posted by cruise kitty

  1. <my snip above> If it's for a medical reason, wear what you need to wear... you probably won't see anyone else wearing them, but that really doesn't matter. Enjoy your cruise & take care of your legs.
  2. wow, noticed this thread, & did a little freak out. We were originally booked for the April 2021 suez canal cruise, but those were all cancelled. Booked May 2021 on the Connie to replace that cruise, with lots of OBC as compensation, I was a little worried that our cruise would once again be cancelled, but it looks like nothing has changed on ours :) We're just two booked in an S2.... It does show that there are those supposed "sunset suites" but there are showing sold out..... which is weird because they were never actually offered....
  3. We had an overnight in Reykjavik , rented a car ahead of time, & picked it up literally steps from the ship (Celebrity Reflection) believe that the operator was Europcar. Day 1 we drove the Golden Circle, & managed to avoid all the giant tour buses. Day 2 we headed to Blue Lagoon rather early as we'd reserved a package there. I wouldn't hesitate to self drive again. Akureyri we booked with Saga. Wonderful tour day, & we had a few hours to explore the town & church on our own at the end of day.
  4. Hope everything went ok for you today, Lois. :)
  5. I enjoyed Reflection, mainly I think, because we were in a suite. We went to the buffet one time...incredibly crowded & hectic, also dined in Blu once, definitely not the same quiet, relaxed experience as on the other S class ships. Actually loved the smaller Sky Lounge, never been a fan on other ships as it seemed a little empty & under utilized, on this trip, it was full each night during scenic cruising (sun wasn't setting till after midnight, & then rising again a few hours later) I would definitely go on Reflection again, but I'd make sure I was in a suite, or just book Specialty restaurants each evening. It's amazing that a couple of extra hundred people or so can make such a difference, but it's quite noticeable.
  6. I'm no medical expert, but clear sounds good to me :) Hope you have a nice healing weekend.
  7. So glad that I found this thread again, & good to hear that things are going well Lois. Sending good thoughts your way :)
  8. Thanks for coming back & reporting the actual outcome. Usually on threads like these we're all left hanging & wondering what happened. BTW: Still hope you'll get a passport ;)
  9. Yes, Instagram, style bloggers, it all seems to have made trends travel much more quickly. & yes, I see a lot of the faux fur vests around here... mostly on teenagers but I have to admit I wouldn't mind one to wear with jeans & boots :)
  10. Bleh, what a way to spend a holiday weekend :( Pain meds scare me too, but I think your body is better able to heal itself when it isn't stressed by pain.
  11. Thank you, especially for the "On the ground" style report :) I feel that in the last few years, most people from relatively large cosmopolitan cities tend to dress in a similar way, excepting of course, climate differentials... it seems like a big change from 10 to 15 years ago, there was a very distinct "Rome" style, "Paris" style, "Barcelona", & so on.... Nowadays it seems that what I see on the streets of L.A. isn't that different from what I see in London. Hope you had a fantastic trip & happy Thanksgiving ;)
  12. What good news :) & a very Happy Thanksgiving to you
  13. Hi, there's actually an official name for it: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-can-motion-sickness-persist-even-after-your-cruise/ In my case, luckily it only lasts about a week & is not debilitating. Your wife may want to try taking motion sickness medication for a few days after she disembarks next time to see if it helps. P.S. : I am not a Doctor, nor do I portray one on TV :)
  14. So shocked & saddened to hear this. She was such a positive contributor to this forum. She will be greatly missed. RIP & condolences to her family.
  15. I just saw your post Lois. I know your surgery was yesterday, sending good thoughts your way for a quick & easy recovery. Good that it was caught so early, but like you said, a shock for sure.
  16. I"m one of the lucky ones who doesn't get sea sick, but I consistently get land sick after cruises or sailing... lasts about 3 or 4 days, Bonine helps.
  17. Sounds like your group will probably have a great time whether or not you can all eat in Blu together :) That said, Blu isn't open for lunches, so you all could lunch together.... one of the best aspects of Blu is their breakfast (in my opinion) so you should definitely try that on a few days.... A nice solution might be to try a specialty restaurant on one night or two for all four couples to dine together. Best solution would be for them to switch to Aqua, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that there will be a price drop or offer up for them
  18. Hi there :) when I called the Captain's Club, I definitely was offered more options. For the cruise I booked the nonrefundable deposit fare saved almost $1000, so definitely worth calling in. I know that some aren't fans of the non refundable, but when I book, I'm pot committed lol :) Already in obsessive research & planning mode ;)
  19. Hi there :) I've done a whopping total of one Caribbean cruise so I hear you.... not really into sand & bugs, but I still had fun. I'd pack for heat & humidity so what you're describing sounds perfect. If your knit dresses are a lightweight knit, you'll be fine.... if they are a more heavy weight, I'd brink something lighter. Basically I lived in linen shorts w/tanks & tees & sundresses. Definitely need at least two swimsuits & coverups. Nice thing about Carib was that there were a few ports where I walked off for about 20 minutes in the morning, decided it was not my cup of tea, & then spent the entire day lying on chaise in the shade binge reading :) Enjoy!
  20. Hi, where I live in Los Angeles they are $100 to $120 the first time, & then 50 to 60 for fills as long as you go every three weeks. I'm still keeping mine up & love them. :)
  21. Thank you for posting this! Woo hoo! Booked the Connie 13 night Med/Adriadic for May 2021! This replaces my redeployed/cancelled by X Suez canal cruise, so I have a ridiculous amount of OBC as compensation. As upset as I was at the time it was cancelled, I'm pretty happy with the outcome :) Thank goodness for nice cruise critic members who keep us all updated :)
  22. I"m a little late, but hope you have a wonderful time :)
  23. Hi there, We did the Reflection, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland in May.... it was surprisingly the most casually dressed group of cruisers I've ever experienced. (we were in Luminae, but obviously you see people walking around the ship) We've done about 10 cruises on Celebrity in the last 10 years all but one in Europe ( I know, lots of people are on X way, way more than us) but I was really surprised at how casual people were. this may have been due to the fact that most of the ports in May were pretty cold, we did Scotland & Ireland pre cruise, & experienced snow & sleet... so most people were packed & dressed for expedition type ports... gore tex boots, down vests, & waterproof hats were deriguour... (Except in Cobh (Cork) where quite a few people had to buy shorts & tees for the day in port) That said, on the "chic" nights we did see a few blazers. It was completely different from any European cruise I've ever been on, including TA's on Celebrity One of the best Itineraries I've ever been on :) so enjoy, & if you like dressing to the nines, please do so! Hope your cruise was as great as ours.
  • Create New...