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    Toronto On. Canada
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    Princess, Celebrity, RC, Holland,
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  1. On the Sapphire, Alfredo’s was free with a set pizza menu. When I went the second time during the cruise, I placed an order for a pizza with the toppings I wanted with no problem. I like the pizza poolside but I thought the Alfredo’s was better.
  2. I have stayed 3x at the Premier Inn Waterloo (Westminster). The Premier Inn is a chain of hotel. It is a basic hotel, I only sleep and have breakfast so it is fine for me. I have stayed in a Premier Inn in London, Southampton, Dover. There is is a Premier Inn County Hall a block away from the Premier Inn Waterloo. Premier Inn Waterloo, front door is street level, has A/C, used to be a hospital. Premier Inn County, has a couple of stairs up to the front door, no A/C, back onto London Eye/Thamas river. I had a twin room, 1 double and a single bed, tv, desk, chair, wall mirror, kettle, small open cupboard, bathroom - the bathtubs in Britain have a huge step into the tub (when only 5’2” it is huge step) with a glass (I would say about 1/4 of the tub) near the faucet instead of a curtain or sliding door like in the US/Canada, towels (no face clothes), shampoo/conditioner. No ice machines like US/Canada, when I returned each day, I would go to the bar and ask for a glass of ice, no problem getting it. The front staff were very friendly and gave us directions, even looked up information on their own phones each day. You use your room key to operate the elevator. There were a small bar and restaurant in the lower floor. I took the breakfast Meal Deal each day. Breakfast - coffee/tea/juice, cereal, bread, scrambled eggs, British bacon, sausage, mushrooms, fried tomatoes, hash browns, can’t remember the rest. When you exit the hotel, - right - there are stores, restaurants, Waterloo tube station, Waterloo train station, bus, taxi. I have walked from the train station to the hotel. - across - walk through a plaza to the London Eye, Thamas river, walk 1/2 block to the Main Street (can’t remember the name), restaurants - left - walk 1/2 a block to a Main Street, pass the Park Plaza Westminster hotel Main Street - HOHO, regular bus, taxi, Westminster tube station, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, pubs, restaurants, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, small Tesco grocery store (for snacks) I would book a room early with Meal Deal and watch the price, cancel and rebook. When it got close, I would switch to the non refundable and save more.
  3. On our last cruise, I had some soda, and large water bottles left over. I asked the cabin attendant if he could have it, he said “yes” so I left it for him.
  4. phabric


    Lucky for him. I am lucky to win $0.25.
  5. Presently I have 20 cruise credits. I have a 14 day cruise booked for Oct which shows I will receive 2 cruise credits when I complete this cruise. This cruise can be taken as 7 or 14 days. When will I receive the loyal bonus, on the first 7 days or the second 7 days?
  6. I was on the Symphony in January and will be on again August 2020. I found in the MDR the table and chairs were very close together that it was hard to move. I found no problem finding a lounge chair around the pool. Yes, entertainment was great and many places to eat. A huge ship so a lot of walking.
  7. I fine it hard when I cruise solo. I put my stuff on a chair and I am in the water for 1/2 hour or more. I hope when I come out no one has moved my stuff. No one knows where I am, in the water or have saved the chair. I have seen where a couple had 2 chairs in the sun which they sat in and also 2 empty chairs in the shade. He kept coming back to check on the shade chairs for over 2 hours. A elderly couple were looking for chairs, I mentioned to them about the shade chairs, they went to the pool attendant and he removed the items.
  8. Maybe Celebrity is going to be like RC Symphony with 6,680 passengers and 2,200 crew.
  9. I will be following. I have done 4 roundtrips to Alaska. I have been thinking of a Connoisseur Cruisetour.
  10. I am following along. I am interested in what you did at each port?
  11. On another cruise line, I was a ship with my elderly mother who could not remember alot. We had put a Canadian flag on the door. One day, she decided to go back to the cabin by herself. She know the deck number but not the cabin number. She saw a cabin attendant and told him my cabin had a flag on the door and he knew the cabin and helped her back to it.
  12. I have used a Christmas decoration that is a glittery peacock that I attach to a magnet on the door. I had so many people as I was leaving the cabin, say they liked it as they knew which hallway to take as our cabin was opposite the elevator.
  13. I have a 14 day cruise booked with 1 booking number. It can be sold as 14 or 7 days. I emailed Captain Circle and gave them my booking number and asked the question 1 or 2 mini bar set up and was told I would get 2.
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