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Old July 12th, 2001, 10:37 AM
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Default maintaining the integrity of t-pool environment


I too, am very pleased with the email that Celebrity sent out regarding the reversal of the t-pool charges. However, I questioned what they meant by "Although the fee has been discontinued, we will continue to maintain the integrity of the AquaSpa environment in which these pools are located, to ensure that our guests continue to enjoy the serene and relaxing atmosphere that is essential to a truly fulfilling spa experience."

Therefore, I emailed Mr. Keesler back this morning and in asking him exactly how they are going to do this and keep the pool from
being overrun with children. In less than an hour I received a response and here it is:

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We are leaving in place the physical changes that we have made to make the area more private. This will allow us to monitor
children who should not be in the hot salt water pools and keeps a lot of the traffic through the area to the outside of the pools. I think you will enjoy this change and will find it more relaxing.


Regards,

Bob Keesler
Vice President
TGS, Hotel Operations & Concessions

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I am very pleased with this news and thought I'd share it with everyone.

andrea
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Old July 12th, 2001, 01:33 PM
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I totally agree with you. It sounds as though they feel that the physical changes that were made will enable them to better enforce the rules that have always been in place. I feel enforcement of the "no children" rule will be a very good thing. Hopefully there will be one place on the ship where it will be "adults only".
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Old July 13th, 2001, 04:47 PM
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I hope this works better than the reality of how the age rules are NOT enforced at the outdoor hottubs..a favorite hangout of seemingly orphaned children. Have not been on the Mill. class ships but on Mercury the T-pool is just the right size for no more than 15 max or so at a time so you can move through the various stations in a spa type environment & relax/renew.. You could use the pool for free 1/2 hr. before your spa session & also use the steam rooms etc. A daily fee was $15, discounted on port days if you just wanted to use the T- pool or you could get a week long pass. I understand about false advertising and that those promised it for free should get it for free but in the long run I would rather pay for an exclusive service whihc is just not big enough to accomodate all those who will go for free. & others who will park their children there during their massage! I know this will be an unpopular view but it is MHO.. Some are willing t pay extra for the better restaurant & I am willing to do so for the peace & serenity of the T-pool! I believe the atmosphere & cleanliness will be compromised.
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Old July 13th, 2001, 04:56 PM
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I just caught up with the last few days postings having been away at a non-internet location & had not read all this before my prior posting. Hooray on the contractual/$$ issue but unless the T-pools are much larger on the newer ships, the sheer numbers of posters prove that the T-pools will be crowded, create a swimming pool (rather than spa atmosphere), and hopefully not but predictably, a less sanitary environment.
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Old July 14th, 2001, 09:55 PM
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The pools ARE much larger on the newer ships, and don't compare at all to the ones you're accustomed to. And as Anne Campbell and others have pointed out repeatedly on this board, not only are they larger, but they're positioned prominently on a public, open deck, include a lounging area and even a buffet restaurant for light meals. They do not compare at all with the pools in the spas in the older ships. Only thing that's the same is the name, which has been part of the problem. I really think you should hold your fire until you actually see one of them on the Millie class ships. I think you're likely to change your mind.

As for overcrowding, we were on the Millie in the fall, on a full ship but with very few children aboard (school had started). The pool was free at that time, of course. Far from being overcrowded, we were surprised at how relatively empty the pool area was. More than once I was in the pool literally by myself for a period. I know this has changed during the recent kid runs since school let out, but if they ban the kids as they have vowed to do, there's evidence that the area does not become overcrowded. Again, you have to understand that it is a very large area.

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