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Old June 7th, 2002, 08:02 AM
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Hello, I am cruising the Inside Passage on the Celebrity Mercury in August and I can't seem to find many cruise reviews. If anyone has cruised on the Celebrity Mercury to Alaska I would love to hear any thoughts, suggestions, or comments that you have!

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Old June 10th, 2002, 12:31 PM
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We just returned from our Alaskan cruise on the Mercury and had a wonderful time. We found the ship to be very comfortable. I had read about problems with vibrations in aft cabins, we were on the penthouse deck cabin 1121 and didn't feel any. Our cabin met our needs with plenty of storage and a nice size shower. I have also read complaints about communication problems with staff because of the different nationalities. Yes, there were some communication problems but my husband and I were not bothered by it. We found the restaurant and dining room staff to be wonderful hard working young people and we enjoyed talking to them. The food was great and the shows well done and very professional. We are in our late 50's and have cruised once before with RCCL to the Panama. We would certainly cruise on the Mercury again. Helen
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Old July 3rd, 2002, 03:01 PM
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I just got back on the Mercury in June. I love the Mercury ship the best because I love to dance. I am a single mature woman and I had the best time ever on the Mercury. Everybody gets on the dance floor to dance, I mean all ages. They have a 50's-60's theme dance. I wore capri pants, white shirt, white socks, dark glasses, pony tail hair style. A gorgeous man asked me to dance and we danced all night.
They also have a Western dance night. Everybody loved doing the line dances.
On formal nights you must go the Navigator Club and around 12 midnight most of the celebrity dancers will be there dancing with all of us. Even if you don't dance, you will love watching them dance. They are such beautiful girls that everybody sits there watching them with their mouths open. The Celebrity Shows are fantastic. Don't miss any of them. They have great singers and dancers.
The ship has lots of activities to chose from during the day.
The ship is kept very warm so take cotton clothes to wear inside the ship. Everybody dress super casual during the day. But at dinner time people love to dress up even on casual dinner nights.
If you love health spas. You must use the Thelassotherapy pool. It feels like you are in a Palm Springs health Spa. The place is kept warm so you never feel cold. I used it almost everyday. Check it out on your first day to see if there is a charge for you to use it. They also have free lectures that are fun to attend. If you have anymore questions, you can e-mail me before July 13th. I will be taking my two teen grandchildren on the Ocean PRINCESS. My first time on a Princess ship.
Sea you. Lucy
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Old July 3rd, 2002, 03:16 PM
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I forgot to tell you. You must choose early dinner because of your senior parents. I don't think they will enjoy finishing dinner around 10:30 P.M. It is not the waiters' fault, it is the cooks fault.
If you choose late dinner time you will not be able to change for early time because there will be a waiting list of 200 people wanting to change to early dinner time on the cruise.
Don't let your travel agent talk you out of early dinner time. Most of them love late dinner time because they like to take a nap before dinner. Remember, if you decide to stay with late dinner time, you will probably end up eating at the "Alternate Casual Dining" most nights. That is what happened to me because my roomie was a senior who wanted to eat early instead of late dinner with our tour group. I missed out of some fun stuff because of her. I didn't want her to eat alone.
Breakfast and Lunch time is open seating in the dinning rooms. This means you can eat at a flexiable time. Plus, you also have a choice of eating at the buffets which are really good. Sea you. Lucy
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