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Old 03-17-2007, 09:29 AM
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I'm beginning to think that it's the luck of the draw re: age with one exception, Carnival. We have cruised on Celebrity twice, once we had a nice mix of ages (it was spring break week) Last Jan. 28th to the Eastern Carribean was an assisted living cruise. After changing tables twice just to get people that enjoyed wine, conversation, etc. we finally got to talk with some people our age. (65 and 56) Note that I was one of the youngest, mentally and physically, on the cruise. Those crew members that would talk admitted that Jan/Feb is heavy seniors because of their desire to escape the cold weather. Additionally, Millenieum is pretty beaten up but I understand it's going in for refurburshing. Bon Voyage
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:21 PM
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Jelly: "assisted living cruise" is a great description. Now that's an adjective!
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Old 03-17-2007, 07:02 PM
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GC if you go celebrity you will be pleasantly surprised. A step above RCI without all the bells and whistles. Speaking of bells and whistles, not so many ship announcements that you only hear half of anyway. Very classy cruise line. Especially Millenium Class.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:43 PM
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Thanks for the Celebrity endorsement.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:40 PM
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I am a little surprised that Celeb doesn't get more attention here. They are considered "upscale" and from my experience, they are.

I haven't been on the Navigator as Sonny has given both thumbs up on the food, but "X" had better food, and better shows than I had seen on RCI.

I would sail RCI in a heartbeat but Celeb to me is like RCI kicked up a notch with about half the number of children as an RCI. I don't need no stinking rock wall, skating rink or wave pool, and I definitely like the champagne on embarkation and at the introduction of senior staff. Plus, Navy blue is a very cool color for a ship.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:44 PM
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Uh oh, "upscale" may eliminate me since I'm kind of a jeans and tshirt guy! Someone might get offended when I do my armpit rendition of "Born Free!"
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:26 AM
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Heck no, just change "Born Free" to Tchaikovsky’s "Serenade for strings!"
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Music to my ears; goin' cruisin' with Chef Ken and free entertainment to boot. Oh yes, Chef Ken, I forgot the champagne upon arrival; thought it was just part of my ongoing cruising dreams. It also reminded me of the quote from the Celebrity service adviser when I asked how Celebrity compared to RCI and she stated, "we are a step up from RCI". I, however, would go RCI first.

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Chef Ken,
Just wanted to say I have a blast reading all of your posts! Thanks for the entertainment!!!
Sonny could get paid for PR and you could get paid for entertainment through RCCL!!
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Thanks for all of the advice, guys! I appreciate it!
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