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    High School Hockey Town. USA
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    Some place no one else has ever been

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  1. miched

    1. Late Port Days. 2. Tipping

    We asked the host in Michael's about the TIP breakdown in the auto grats. She provided us with a printed sheet. We asked how how we could use SBC for the Butler and Cabin attendant. She said she could provide us with a form and we could add extra tips on it. She then added that when adding a tip anywhere it is put into a pool that is shared by that group. If we give them cash they can keep it for themselves. This was from the host host and we didn’t ask about the sharing part. We just wanted to know how much each got. I know there has been a lot of discussion about sharing/pooling tips and tips in general. Just something to consider between giving them money directly or adding to the receipt. She also said many will share all of the extra monetary tips if they are working at the same bar and etc. happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Olives on X

    I have had some of the stuffed olives and it basically depended on the bar and BT. The BTs are opportunists and many will say they are only given to their favorite, special or best customers. πŸ€‘ πŸ™„. It seems now that many are cutting out the little things to cut cost and by doing that they are also lowering their standards and class. Happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
  3. miched

    1. Late Port Days. 2. Tipping

    You say it is your first time on Celebrity so apparently you cruised before. Tit and dine like you did on your other cruise(s). You will find that Celebrity isn't much different when it comes to those things. Personally I would look into the current status of safety in San Juan. Things have changed since the hurricane and not for the better. You many not want to be out very far from the ship in the late hours. I know every city has the same problem but why risk it and ruin a cruise? happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Favorite Drink ON CELEBRITY?????

    Louie XIII and Red Bull Drink up. πŸ₯ƒπŸ·πŸ»πŸΈπŸ₯‚πŸΎ
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    It appears as if they now offer unlimited drinks instead of three being loaded on your card. Drink up 🍸🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ·πŸ₯ƒπŸ»
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    Our solution to lack of footrest on EDGE veranda

    I look at this as a opportunity for Celebrity to offer foot stools and hanging curtains for rent as a precruise purchase. This will allow them to help further maximize their profits. Tables will also be provided with room service for an added fee to cover handling. The tables will be removed after two hours. By them doing this all bags will be searched and anything that looks as if it can be used as a foot rest or curtain will be confiscated until the end of the cruise. This will be to prevent unsafe material and conditions that may jeopardize safe operation of the ship. Happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Our solution to lack of footrest on EDGE veranda

    Caribbean Chris Was your bed by the balcony or bath? If by the balcony did it present any problems that you would have preferred it by the bath. How was the Spa, in room shower and Blu? Did you utilize the open window much? thanks happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
  8. miched

    Edge Marketing to Millennials

    The only market they will be attracting are those that have the money that like to foolishly spend on a overpriced product. I think most baby boomers are too smart and a little tighter on their hard earned bank account unless they are trying to not leave any behind. Happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
  9. The Edge was overpriced when rolled out. A few weeks later the prices were doubled and never went down. They now increased the prices again but added 4 β€œfree” perks. The targeted market of new younger cruisers would be the only ones that they will fool and apparently that targeted market isn’t biting or not interested because the price is even too high for them. The cruises that were all sold sold out now have many cabins available because it is after final payment, but they can’t lower the price because they would just be resold to many of those that canceled and basically reward them for doing that. Happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Infinity AQ1 Cabins (aft 5)

    We were in 1140 in Oct 2018 the cabin is great. There were two loungers and two reclining chairs with footstools on the balcony. When and if it rained we were protected because 1/2 the 14 ft deep balcony is covered. There is a staircase in the hallway next to the cabin that goes down to the bar and buffet and up to the roof top terrace. Very easy to get a drink or a few snacks to enjoy on the balcony away from the crowds. We spent a lot of time on the balcony. We didn’t notice much noise from the bar or terrace. It was only a 4 day cruise and I think everyone had a drink pack and got their money worth of drinking and partying. It was a little younger set than a normal X cruise and there were a lot of groups that I guess decided to take a cheap cruise that had a open bar, food, and entertainment and no tomorrow. Happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Infinity verandas? Just windows?

    Is it better to have the bed by the bath than the bifold doors in a IV cabin? Thanks. happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Time to book on Edge? Go Best Sale on 2019 sailings

    7 day cruise in AQ is $8564. No thanks. I booked the cruise when it rolled out and got the cabin next to it for $3700 with two perks and I thought that was over priced. The ship was sold out and it appears that a lot have canceled when final payment was due. Thanks for the the heads up. happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Driving to Fort Lauderdale and Hilton Marina

    I have used hotel shuttles in the past and don’t like them. Sometimes you have to sign up in advance and are assigned a time. Everyone hangs around the lobby and it is a cluster fuster when they start loading. It is worse if they don’t assign times as everyone makes a mad dash for the shuttle and if it is full too bad, you wait for the next one. On the way back you also have to wait for the shuttle to pick you up and get full. Parking in the off site lot is more convient, less stressful and faster. That is my experience and opinion. Others also have their own. happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
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    Driving to Fort Lauderdale and Hilton Marina

    Here is the link to book your reservation. It is best to prepay and get the discounted price. They are very professional and even give you a few small bottles of water when leaving, plus you earn credits for free days. I have used them many times with no problems. In the drop down menu select Ft Lauderdale-cruise. Also join the frequent cruiser program to get the free days, there is no cost for it. https://www.bookparkngo.com/ happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…
  15. miched

    Luminae Wishes....

    What the Butler does depends on what they want to do and what you ask. Some will do a lot and others may tell you that they can’t (won’t) do it. They automatically get $4/day pp as part of your daily $18/ day pp gratuity. The suite attendant $3.59. Dining $9.39 and housekeeping $1.52. If you feel they deserve more than that then TIP extra. First time in a suite we didn’t use the Butler at all. It was our fault and not his but he got $8/day for doing nothing. We rarely seen him. He offered to keep our fridge stocked with any beer, water and etc that was in the drink pack. We really have a hard time with someone doing a lot of stuff that we can do ourselves. I don’t need him to make reservations acting as a relay when I can call myself. We we never in the cabin for the afternoon snack. Don’t need a escort into the theater to sit in a area that I don’t like. On the other cruise the Butler was just too helpful. He seen us carrying a coffee back to our cabin and demanded that he carry it for us. He asked what it was and we told him Americano and he said that he can and will deliver it in the morning for us. The next day he was standing at our door with a pot of coffee as we were leaving to get our Americano. He said he had the Americano for us. It wasn’t. It was just a pot of coffee. Every morning he would deliver that regular pot of coffee. He keep our bar stocked with any beer I wanted. He seen us going back to our cabin with a drink. Asked what it was and told him a Woodford Old Fashion. He again demanded to carry it for us and said he would get them for us. We came back to our cabin later in the day and there were two covered glasses of straight up Woodford Bourbon sitting on the table and every day after. It was almost as if we couldn’t leave or go back to our cabin without him seeing us and wanting to do something. I asked if he does parties on the balcony and said sure let him know and he will do it. We didn’t ask if there was a extra charge for the food and beverages for those parties as we weren interested in hosting or doing one. We gave him and extra $10/day but really don’t think he did $18/ day of service. He was almost a pain that we wanted to avoid. He said that he really like it when they use to have the daily treat cart that they came around with every afternoon as he got to interact more with the passengers. The passengers now have to go to Michael’s around 4:00. Don’t know how it was as we never made it there. We have also learned from others that if you don’t feel that your Butler is giving the service that they should within reason to talk to the suite manager. If possible they will change the Butler if there really is a problem. I am sure if you do do a search you can see a lot of what people have their butlers do. We just not high maintenance or need much. It was a nice experience but unless the price is in reason we are happy with AQ or a regular balcony. And the way the prices are going when the balcony gets too ridiculous our cruising days will end. Hope this helped Happy cruising πŸŒŠπŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ…