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Old January 22nd, 2003, 05:24 AM
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Default A few questions from a UK based cruiser

Hello

Hoping someone can help with a few questions regarding my upcoming cruise aboard the Constellation on March 8th.

1) I'd like to eat in the specialty restaurant, when is the earliest I can make a reservation for this ?

2) I'm staying in San Jaun before the cruise, and I'm wondering when is the best time to board to avoid queues etc.

3) On informal nights, is it expected for men to wear a jacket and tie ?

4) Any links to sites providing info on ports of call and alternatives to Celebrity's excursions ?

5) My return flight on 15th March departs San Juan at 10.15am, when is the earliest you can disembarke ?

Thanks in advance for your help
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: A few questions from a UK based cruiser

i hope i can help on a few points. First off i would go to Celebrity's web site you might find a lot of what you are looking for there. I think the earliest dinner reservations are 4:00-4:30 pm in that range. What are your ports-of-call? we can make some suggestions if we know where you are going. Informal attire usually means nice slacks and a collard polo-type shirt for dinner. Semi-Formal would be jacket & tie. The cruise ships have specified embarkation times, check with your Travel Agent on this one. The ship will get you to the airport in plenty of time for your morning flight, i would suspect that you would be off the ship by 7am no later than 8am.
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Re: A few questions from a UK based cruiser

Thanks for your response !

Here is a bit more detail:

I'm not worried about at what time I eat in the speciality restaurant, I'm more interested in finding out out how I can best ensure I can get a reservation at the restaurant as I understand the get booked v. quickly.

Calling at St. Croix, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua & St. Thomas

I believe Celebrity has formal, informal and casual evenings. I'm happy with the dress code for formal and casual, but was looking for ideas on informal ! (Still need a tie etc?)

Scheduled to leave San Juan at 11pm, but I've heard people boarding as early as 11am, is it worth boarding this early, or would it be best to arrive around lunchtime, or mid-afternoon ?

Thanks
alja
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 12:11 PM
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hmmm now you have got me thinking that "informal" just might mean a sportsjacket and tie?? San Juan is a great city, take the time to do a little exploring since you aren't leaving until late at night. You can hit the beaches if you want, take a walk through Old San Juan - head out to the fort and watch the other ships come in. Hit the hotel casinos. Regarding the specialty restaurant your best bet would be to visit the Maitre'D' right away after you board to make your reservations. When in St. Thomas the overwhelming favorite thing to do is to take the water taxi over to St. John's island and spend the day at the beach.
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