Anyone know when this is to happen next year? We just got off a fabulous 2 week trip on the Zenith to the Southern Caribbean and were told by the Cruise Director that both the Zenith and Horizon were to be upgraded next yesr to have their ameneties more closely math the Mille class ships.
In San Juan we took a water taxi and cab to the Bacardi rum distillery and enjoyed an educational tour (I had no idea there were so many types of rum). After the tour, we were given drink tickets that we allowed of tastes many different rum concoctions. We were going to tour the fort afterwards, but were afraid our 70ish and 80ish moms would not hold out. We heard that alot of the fort was off limits due to security reasons.
In St. Thomas we did some shopping and quickly exited downtown back to the ship before it got crowded. Then we were off to a catamaran snorkeling tour of Buck Island. This was ok, but the same type of trip we did a year ago in Aruba was far superior.
In Barbados we enjoyed their independance day parade, as the whole town shut down for the day. On the other day on this lovely island, we did a snorkeling with the turtles and shipwreck tour-great crew and very attentive. They turned the boat around to fetch my mother in law's hat that blew off plus one of the crew members escorted my 82 year old mom on her first snorkeing adventure. This Indiana farm girl does not swim well nor does she like putting her face in the water-so this was a major feat by a wonderful guy.
In Grenada we shopped at the local's market for hand made leather sandals (a bargain at $20) and many spices, since Grenada is after all, the spice island. We were thanked many times by local strangers for liberating them from the Commies and were invited to return to visit. This was quite heartwarming.
In St. Martin, we took a local bus to Marigot ($2.50/person) where we caught a water taxi to Anguilla where we vanned to one of the 10 best beaches in the world on the other side of the island from the water taxi dock. It was stunning and hardly anyone on the beach. This was a good move for us since Phillipsburg has around 6 to 8 ships in port that day and the town was crowded.
In Coco Cay-our favorite island, we simply lounged around, walked, waded, and enjoyed the snorkeling.
If you get Saad as a waiter on board-you will be pleased-he's top notch and always accommodating. Enjoy!!!!
It's nice to hear that they are going to refurbish them. I went on the Horizon to Bermuda in May and was very disappointed in the ambiance. The cabin hallways looked like a hospital. Bright carpet, paint and some nice artwork can really make a difference.
I just came off the Summit. Great ambiance! Everyone should try this ship at least once. Art deco.... but tastefully done.
Although I though the Horizon dining room food was better than the Summit's food, I'm glad to hear they are going to refurbish the Zenith and the Horizon.
I might just give it another chance. I would love to go back to Bermuda and Celebrity has the best itinerary for it.
We used Blaire at Cruise.com (for about the 6th time for a great deal). We paid somewhere around $900/pp after the Captain's Club coupon discount. It certainly was the best cruise I have ever been on. Celebrity has softened some previously rough edges and it certainly is an improvement. They keep exceeding my expectations after 8 cruises with them.
What catagory were you for the $900?
Also can you tell me how much the discount was for the Capt Club?
This will be our first time on X and I just wondered about their past cruise discounts.
Doesn't X give you a good deal if you book your next cruise while on board?
Thanks in advance for any help.
21 days 'til Zenith, can't wait!