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Old 06-15-2005, 04:38 AM
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Just returned from an enjoyable Mediterranean cruise on Galaxy for which I will do a full review later.
One early hiccup was that we found our booked cabin 5073, an inside on Plaza Deck, had a huge floor to ceiling pillar that made it impractical for it to be configured as a queen (as booked) unless one occupant climbed in over the other. There was no access from either end, only from one side. If arranged as twins they had to be set up in an L shape. We complained and as the ship was not full we got moved to 9237 on Vista Deck.
Our single travelling companion also had a pillar in 5069 and our cabin steward said that many of the inside cabins near Guest Relations on Plaza deck were the same. She was also moved to Vista Deck. We always book insides these days as it allows our retirement income to fund three cruises instead of two in better cabins.
If the ship had been full and we couldn't be moved I would have been very angry as this sort of problem ought to be properly described in the brochure deck plan. It is stretching the truth to say in the brochure that "all staterooms have twin beds convertible to queen size, except where noted" when access is so problematic and is not noted.
So beware of booking inside cabins 5044 to 5073 on Galaxy if you want a queen bed that doesn't involve a lot of climbing. Mind you if you like twins and you and your partner want to enjoy a fantasy of pole dancing you will be in your element!!!
A photo is available of the cabin if anyone wants to see it.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:29 AM
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I just talked to someone who was on that cruise. They told me that the ship was very worn, and in need of refurbishing. what did you think? We like Celebrity very much, but they are getting very pricy and I don't know if it is worth the extra. I can take 2 cruises on another line for the price of 1 Celebrity,this make's no sense to me.
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Old 06-16-2005, 04:59 AM
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We returned Monday from a 10 night Mediterranean cruise on Galaxy, our first time on the ship. The ship was in superb condition. Yes if one looked closely you can see scuff marks and the odd small torn carpet join in the public areas but nothing to complain about, just normal minor wear and tear. Our cabin was spotless. As usual the crew were busy painting at every port and cleaning continuously. Can you tell it is 9 years old, not really in my view. Can you tell it isn't brand new, of course. No ship stays brand new for many months.
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RCCL Nordic Empress 2002
Regal Empress 2002
RCCL Legend of the Seas Apr 2006
Saga Ru** June 2006
P&O Arcadia July 2006
Carnival Miracle Oct 2006
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by FloridaKeith:
Just returned from an enjoyable Mediterranean cruise on Galaxy for which I will do a full review later.
One early hiccup was that we found our booked cabin 5073, an inside on Plaza Deck, had a huge floor to ceiling pillar that made it impractical for it to be configured as a queen (as booked) unless one occupant climbed in over the other. There was no access from either end, only from one side. If arranged as twins they had to be set up in an L shape. We complained and as the ship was not full we got moved to 9237 on Vista Deck.
Our single travelling companion also had a pillar in 5069 and our cabin steward said that many of the inside cabins near Guest Relations on Plaza deck were the same. She was also moved to Vista Deck. We always book insides these days as it allows our retirement income to fund three cruises instead of two in better cabins.
If the ship had been full and we couldn't be moved I would have been very angry as this sort of problem ought to be properly described in the brochure deck plan. It is stretching the truth to say in the brochure that "all staterooms have twin beds convertible to queen size, except where noted" when access is so problematic and is not noted.
So beware of booking inside cabins 5044 to 5073 on Galaxy if you want a queen bed that doesn't involve a lot of climbing. Mind you if you like twins and you and your partner want to enjoy a fantasy of pole dancing you will be in your element!!!
A photo is available of the cabin if anyone wants to see it.


I'm wondering if you would still have your booking number?? Celebrity is telling me there is no poll/pillar in room 5073....I'm booked in that room for March 06'and I need a little help convincing the TA so I can get a room change...
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:34 AM
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I'm sorry...My room is #5060...I still wonder about the poll/pillar in the room??...Did every room behind Guest Relations have have a pillar in it??
 
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