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Lisah101

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About Lisah101

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  • Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Interests
    Porsche, AZ Cardinals, adventure, U of L and Syracuse
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    love HAL and Celebrity but excited to try others!
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Barcelona
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    www.lisaterreberry.com

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  1. LOL, I was just thinking - I have an eyebrow pencil where the top doubles as a pencil sharpener. Might come in handy on the cruise!
  2. A91F9CDA-A3C4-4286-B03D-669C2184DFB8.heic
  3. We must be on different cruises. I've NEVER had a hard sale on any cruise line outside of the art auctions. They've always been very gracious and supportive and we spoke about the details of the watch or whatever we were purchasing. I've never had a sales person mention the sales tax benefit in the shops including the times I made purchases at the Apple store. Not saying a sales rep doesn't say it from time to time, I do not think it's an organized effort or one I've ever encountered. But then, I make sure I know the laws and customs rules when traveling so I can make educated decisions.
  4. You are confusing sales tax with Duty tax, they are two separate items. It's always up to the individual to know the laws and customs. Ignorance of the law has never been defensible.
  5. I thought onboard purchases meant you don't pay sales tax. That doesn't release you from the US Duty tax which limits how much you can bring into the US includes the value of goods purchased while outside the US.
  6. A LOT depends on what you say when you call. I've supported call centers before and you have to be very specific. Please don't give them a long story or some sort of "why I need this". Most agents don't care, they just want to get the call done and over. They are often rated on how quickly they managed their calls (AHT - average handle time). Do your homework and locate an available room in the same category on your sailing. Call them back and say.... for xxx reservation I've been assigned room 7234 but I'd like to move to room 8473. (room numbers are made up, please don't check them for accuracy). I booked a GTY room on the Infinity Panama Canal and did this exact same exercise. They changed my room without complaint.
  7. Blu menus are available on the app for your sailing - I just looked. Under Main Dining there are tabs for the main dining room or Blu, just click on Blu
  8. Also a vegan and found no non dairy cheese. They did have almond milk available for my granola though so that was nice!
  9. We've done this before - take the suitcase onboard but we usually wait until after the rush to board. It's so easy to just walk on with no lines, go straight to the cabin, drop off stuff and not worry about anything getting lost or broken. No elevator issues either if you board later in the day.
  10. It's a great way to give your kids a little spending power without letting them go crazy if you can attach it to their account. I've also done this for friends who are cruising and called it "have a drink on me". Also, if you have parents or others cruising with you it's a nice gift.
  11. I have an Iphone and know you can download the app today if you want. Once you enter your Captain's Club info, if your cruise doesn't show up, you can add it using your reservation number. The info before the cruise it limited but venues and times are open. Menus and activities usually don't show up on mine until closer to the cruise itself. Either that or I notice I'm seeing the menus for the current cruise on that ship and not my cruise. At least it's something!
  12. I don't pack slippers as we can keep the cabin warm enough to not need anything other than a pair of socks. I also don't pack a bathrobe as they provide one in all cabins. I agree on the dressy clothes, keep it simple and follow the one shoe pair rule. If you want to dress for dinner, bring outfits that match one pair of shoes (I have either black or brown) so I pick which ever I want for that cruise. Shoes take up a LOT of luggage space. I have one pair of walking shoes and one pair of dressy shoes. Once in a while I'll slip a pair of flats in if I have extra room but that is it!. Also agree on the toiletries, I have travel size bottles and fill up what I need from home if there is a product I can't live without. You don't need nearly as many clothes as you think.
  13. The Equinox is one of the ships supported by the mobile app. I'd download the app to your phone which will show you hours each venue is open by day. You can even look up the MDR menus.
  14. This is what I received on the Infinity Panama Canal cruise last month - read the VERY tiny print at the bottom - no drinks at World Class Bar, Restaurants or room service. I thought this was universal but assume in extenuating circumstances, ships can change the rules at their leisure but it's very rare. FE9A057B-D44F-432F-8B1C-38424196A50B.heic
  15. Another option is to get off in Ft Lauderdale and take the shuttle to Key West. There are several companies that run shuttles. I did it last year with my sister. They aren't' equipped to handle large amounts of luggage but if you don't want to drive, it's another choice. I do agree with others though that you need it approved ahead of time from Celebrity. Don't just get off and not tell them or wait until you are onboard to ask.
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