Hello JMCS. I have just reserved with my brother and sister-in-law. Are we the only 2 out there? The cabin selections have become very limited. Anyway, we are looking forward to a wonderful time, I hope. This is my first Celebrity cruise. It's been so long since you posted your message, I hope you haven't jumped ship! Catch you later.
I glad you're still with us. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I know what that's like. At times I've had such a bad flu that I didn't even care if was going to kill me. I hope you're feeling better now. It may take a couple of weeks before you get your strength back. Hang in there and think of basking in the warm sun.
I'm alone in my cabin so I just took an outside, but all they had was on the Continental deck (Steerage, bottom forward). That won't be too bad I hope. My brother and sister-in-law have something in Concierge Class. Maybe I can squeeze on there deck. Or else I'll just have to be social and mix. I don't mind that in the least. I loved my last 2 cruises on the QE-2 and there are only 30 private balconies on the entire ship. You could buy a car for the price of one of those!
Have you checked on our cruise at cruisecritic.com? There are over 30 people going on our cruise who have signed up there. If you register there and go to the Celebrity's Roll Call Forum you will find us already beginning to discuss organizing small groups for private tours (which I prefer to the ship's excursions). You'll find smaller groups get better tours for less money if you haven't tried this before. Also, because we have more than 25 people registered for our cruise at Cruise Critic, Celebrity is hosting a complimentary private party for us. If you register, Celebrity will send you an invitation. It's a nice way to get to meet everyone who you've been posting messages with. Usually the Cruise Director hosts it and sometimes the Captain or other ship's officers drop in. Give it a try and it should be easier to coordinate excursions all at the same forum. One lady has had great experience with a snorkel boat operator in Grand Cayman. My brother and sister-in-law had a great time snorkeling at some beautiful natural park near Cozumel. I've found some operators in Aruba with a good reputation. We'd like to snorkel at those ports. I think I'd like to see the sights in Cartagena rather than spend another day swimming. I'd also like to get a look at the Canal locks and see how they work. It's funny, I've been to 7 Caribbean islands already and all of these are new to me.
Let me know what you think. As you can see, I enjoy snorkeling. I've never seen much of any cultural interest on a Carib. island except for Old San Juan. Bermuda is just wonderful, but it's not anywhere near the Caribbean.
Originally posted by Don3323:
Have you checked on our cruise at cruisecritic.com? There are over 30 people going on our cruiseDon
Again thanks Don. I have joined the cruise critic forum.
These forums are such a great outlet for those of us who can't wait for our cruises. We can't gloat to our less fortunate friends so we have no one to share our excitement with unless we want to bore them and watch their eyes glaze over. Here we have a captive audience!
Hi j, What is your first name anyway? I expect to see you over at cruise critic soon and registered for the party! I just posted a long winded letter there recapping our port ideas. Take a look and join in. You certainly can't go on and on about your plans with people who won't be coming or you'll soon find that you always get their answering machine when you call :-). Some people at the forums have lost track of how many cruises they have sailed on. It is addicting. I think I would live on a ship if I could. When I hear people who have been on 30+ cruises with plans for 5 more I have to admit I am green--and not from seasickness either!
See you over there. Let me know if you have any trouble finding us. I'll introduce you.