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  1. Kelly as we were getting off in Aruba we saw staff escorting another staff member with luggage to a private vehicle. All were masked. We assumed that the positive case was a staff member. I also agree with you about personal hygiene teaching. It never fails while I am eating that I hear someone blowing their nose! NASTY and RUDE!
  2. This term showed up on a comped cruise instead of the usual Blue Chip term. Has anyone seen this or know what the difference is...if there is a difference?
  3. Hello all. Finished the 14 day Celebrity cruise. Weight up 3.5 pounds. I will actually take that considering all that I consumed in 2 weeks😀. Wonderful cruising again! This weekend lifting weights again as I am taking are of my little 20 pound bowling ball grandson. That should help as we are getting ready for a 9 day Oct. 8 cruise. Sorry gotta go...baby calling. Susan
  4. We have booked several casino comped cruises but have not received a move up invitation to bid on any of them. Good luck with yours.
  5. Called Blue Chip this morning g to get our numbers. We kept our present tier but all points were reset to zero with the earning period increased until Dec 2022 as you stated.
  6. Totally agree with Eden. We sat at aft window with a full moon shining in. Awesome! Service and food both wonderful .A nice duo singing on open level above us. Nicest night of the cruise.
  7. I don't have the number but good luck. We got an offer for free balcony last week. Can't get through on the number. Today we get on the Edge and the offer expires on 9/13. Gonna ask on the ship if they can book it. If not I guess we missed this one. Has anyone ever booked through Blue Chip while on ship?
  8. Good morning Belle. Thanks for the start. Up early today. We start our drive to Fort Lauderdale! This week I was down only 0.3 pound. My dream in April was to be in the 140s. Leaving today at 153. That is down 25 pounds from the start. I can wear my cruise clothes! Sure, I need to loose more....but...it's cruising time!😀 We have like 14 booked for the rest of the year and through May. Yesterday we got a comped veranda offer from Celebrity and we are actually trying to work it in. The madness needs to stop! But it is what we enjoy and we are retired and able. One day we may not be able to...so we are going to go while we can. I will still drop in all along but probably not as frequently. In May I know I will be back after all the weight I gain back. Thank you all for the support and good luck with your continued success.....Susan
  9. Got ours in mail. Have to be ordered after 20 days but before 10 days out. At least that is what we have read in the past.
  10. Hello all. Dh test was negative so we are with grand again. The 3 month old is almost 4 month now and is as sweet as ever. Jo we had a Carnival get canceled this last week. We got 2 "free" from Hard Rock that we had not booked so now have 3 Carnival cruises to book. It will have to be next year. We are diamond with Carnival and now live closer to Mobile so booking will be easy for little short cruises. We just booked a rapid test for Wednesday. If we turn out negative we will be ready to cruise for 14 days on Celebrity Edge on Saturday! So excited! I am already packed so I know I can't splurge on food because I have to fit into them. Everyone have a nice Labor Day! Will be back later....Susan
  11. Happy belated birthday Belle! You share your birthday with my nephew who turned 50 yesterday. My weight stayed the same this week. Oh well....packed and ready to go on first cruise and dh has stared having sinus issues. He had PCR done yesterday just to make sure. Won't know results for a day or two. I sure hope we don't loose a 14 day comp cruise due to popping a positive test. After waiting for a year and a half that would be very disappointing. The good thing is that we were vaxed and hopefully he won't get extremely ill even if he does show positive. Hope everyone had a good week and the next is even better!
  12. Thank you for the concern Izena. We are unaffected other than a little rain. Prayers for so many that will be affected...Susan
  13. We booked one out of the blue. Really liked it. Became members of Blue Chip Club (their casino group). These were all offers emailed to us. We love the nonsmoking casinos. We have done scads of Carnival Corp.cruises but Celebrity has been better with their offers.
  14. Hi All! This week was wild. My sweet dil got sick last week and tested positive for covid. Thank God she had been vaccinated. It was a mild stomach issue and coughing. Anyway we got to keep the 3month old grandson for 10 days! Now I know why God does not let old women have children. He is a chunk of love but Very heavy. Doing all the weight lifting I did loose 1.5 pounds this week. He went home yesterday. I called them and told her I needed to borrow him for one more week for another good loss! During the week we got another casino offer from Celebrity and booked Another cruise. We now have our first on Sept 11. Time to start packing......Susan
  15. We do Holland, Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity. Celebrity has been the nicest to us. We now have 9 complimentary balconies booked with Celebrity. All Caribbean but who cares😁?
  16. Hello all! Had gained a pound last week. Lost it and one more with it. I will take it! We are going to have dh knee scoped next week. We want to get it better hopefully before cruising. I cruised several years while needing hip replacements. I don't want him to be in pain while cruising. My hips are both replaced and pain free for several years now. We are getting older but I have always believed if you can get things fixed...do it. Another reason to work on my weight. It is something that I can fix. Have a good week....Susan
  17. Hi Guys! Belle I'm sorry to mess up the no gain week. We went out of town and just now back home to weigh. Up a pound😞. Did enjoy our time though. I would say back to work now but today we leave back out to take care of the Grands. Will enjoy that too but have to behave more around food. Wore masks all last week to protect ourselves before being with the grandchildren. We had had a cruise book for August 7 on Celebrity but I had canceled it early in the year. I wish now we had gone on it. I am so afraid future cruises are in limbo. I would feel so much safer on a ship! They are 95% or more vaccinated whereas the county we live in in Alabama is only about 25%. I just don't understand. Oh well...hope everyone has good week. Glad to hear surgeries are being recovered from....Susan
  18. Reminded me of a cruise on Maasdam. We were having a predinner drink and a gentleman and his wife asked to sit with us. After talking for awhile i got the impression that he was with the ship. He had no nametag on. I asked and he replied that he was the cruise director! This was on the 5th or 6th day. I replied that we definitely spend too much time in the casino 😁! He had his wife on the cruise and was off duty at the time. My dh still laughs about my embarrassment.
  19. Jan sometimes the hardest thing to do is step on the scales when you have been off of them for awhile. You're on to the next phase. You know you can do it. We all know how it feels to gain . It has been a lifestyle of ups and downs for me. Good luck and keep coming back.
  20. Good morning! Just back from walking. It is getting warm in south Alabama this morning! Down 1 pound this morning. Did not weigh last week so I will take 1/2 pound a week x2. Especially since we went to Biloxi and I did not behave😁. Yesterday I "shopped my closet". I have sizes that range from 10 to 16. The 12s are fitting now! Usually when we cruise I have a hard time lining up enough outfits that I can get into. This time I will have a hard time deciding which ones I want to take! Take you all for the support.....Susan Oh and Izena...glad things went well. Thanks Belle for getting us going.
  21. Welcome Craxe11. I found this forum during covid. My weight was going up and up. The reason I keep posting is that everyone does their own thing. Some count calories, some do WW, carb management, etc. I am on Nutrisystem but no one has an agenda to push onto others. All you will get here is encouragement and what i needed...a sense of accountability for actions. Just as an extra i have found a few new friends along the way. Good luck with your journey. We all want to get into our "cruise clothes"!
  22. Hi guys...Have been tied up. Went to Biloxi and paid my "dues" for playing cards. Then stopped and got 3month old grandson and had him for 3days. Did not weigh last week due to our outing. This morning I sneaked a weigh and I did not do too much damage. Carrying a 14 pound baby around helped. I'm thinking about buying a bowling ball and tote it all day😁. Izena hope all goes well with surgery. Ombud so sorry about your fur baby. Hope he heals quickly. Belle thanks for the continued motivation. Talk Thursday....everyone have a good week....Susan
  23. Thank you for the reply and explanation.
  24. Very interested if you make it to Jaime’s. Since Steve sold Tropicana (?) would like to go back to Jaime’s if he is open. Also confused about dining. We do set time at traditional seating. Are there more than 1 dining rooms for this? If so how do you determine which one to go to? Are you set to go to the same one each night or can you try others? We will probably throw in a specialty dining too but I know how to do that.
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