Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Celebrity
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 07:45 AM
HappyCruiser383's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon - Southern
Posts: 584
Default Pool parties??

I've been on a few Carnival cruises and I think I'm ready to venture out to other cruise lines. I realize that Carnival has the fun ships but I picture the other cruise lines as having elevator music at pool side.

We're thinking of the Celebrity Infinity, California/Mexican Rivera in April. We're the active, fun type of people. Will we be disapointed on the Infinity? Please tell me that there's a fun atmosphere by the pool (our favorite hang out).

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 09:34 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 224
Default

We have not been on the infinity but have cruised Celebrity since 1992.
There are not a lot of activities poolside. The band does play for about an hour around noon. Otherwise there is canned music. On some Celebrity cruises, there was maybe one afternoon where there was water games, and another where there was drink mixing demo. There really isn't a whole lot going on poolside. We cruise Celebrity for their laid back atmosphere - it is truly a restful and relaxing cruise. There are activities that go on - but they are not in your face.
The announcements are kept to a minimum - once a day around noon, the captain gives the temp, location, speed, etc., and the cruise director will announce the activities (the only time activities are announced). Any other announcements are regarding wildlife sightings (dolphins, whales, etc), or informational (ship is cleared so you can proceed ashore).
From what I have heard from others who have cruised different lines is that Celebrity is among the most formal of the mass market lines. The dress code is to be observed in public areas in the evening (except for the casual dining boulevard - pool deck). We have seen people turned away from the show because they changed after dinner.
The food is very good with everything made on board with the exception of the sugar free ice cream.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 09:41 AM
HappyCruiser383's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon - Southern
Posts: 584
Default

Thanks Daysatsea. I sure wish Carnival would have longer cruises. I chose the Infinity because it's 11 days out of northern California. Two weeks (B2B cruises) is just a bit much for us.

Is the canned music pretty boring? Do the bars have 'get up and dance' king of music?

I appreciate your input!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 224
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyCruiser383
Thanks Daysatsea. I sure wish Carnival would have longer cruises. I chose the Infinity because it's 11 days out of northern California. Two weeks (B2B cruises) is just a bit much for us.

Is the canned music pretty boring? Do the bars have 'get up and dance' king of music?

I appreciate your input!
I never really noticed the canned music as it is just background - so I guess it is like elevator music.
There are only two dance floors - the Rendez-vous lounge where ballroom type music (fox trots, rumbas, cha chas, swing, etc) are usually played by a duo and a lounge on deck 11 forward which usually has the feature band playing as well as DJ. This lounge serves as the disco. On most of the cruises we have taken the disco is usually dead by 1 or 2 am (depending on the demographics of the passengers). There is usually a quitarist in the evenings at the aft bar on the pool deck. There is a pianist or quartet who plays in the Cova Cafe. The martini bar is above the rendez-vous and you get the music from the rendez-vous. During the daytime, those lounges are quiet places to read or relax.
If you are looking for a party ship, I would say Celebrity is not what you are looking for - especially on a longer cruise when school is in session. If you are looking for a relaxing adult experience where you are pampered to no end, then Celebrity is for you.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 10:44 AM
HappyCruiser383's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon - Southern
Posts: 584
Default

ok, i'm convinced. Celebrity is not for us. We're casual to the point where we usually eat at the buffet all week. We also enjoy the live bands at the pool. Thank you for your help. I'm sure that we will still want to try Celebrity one of these years though.

Have you tried RCI? Could that be a happy compromise for us?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 224
Default

We have cruised Celebrity exclusively so I can't answer your question about Royal Caribbean. I didn't mean to scare you away from Celebrity, but I don't want you to be disappointed in your vacation.
We have taken 7 day or longer cruises on Celebrity mostly during non-school vacation times. Summer vacation cruises of 7 days in the Caribbean (which Celebrity no longer does) seem to have a little more activity than winter cruises, cruises that are longer in length, or 7 day Alaska cruises. However we have taken one two day cruise on Celebrity that was strictly a party atmosphere and we felt that we had been transported to a different line. I guess everyone was trying to get their money's worth out the cruise. People were 5 and 6 deep at the bar, the disco was so packed that they couldn't admit anyone else into the lounge until somebody left.
Celebrity is a great cruise line but it has its own niche in the mass market line. If you are looking for a party type atmosphere then you will want to go with a party type ship. If you watch the commercials on TV, you can see what kind of passengers the cruise lines are trying to attract. Celebrity's ads are laid back talking about quality of service ("I was a king", "my butler served me tea every afternoon").
From the ads that I have seen lately, I can see that Carnival is trying to change their image from a total party ship to one that appeals to families (the Christmas ads featuring a wrapped up cruise ship) as well as empty nesters (the older couple enjoying a dining experience).
A good travel agent will help you find a cruise line that meets your needs. Also there is another message board where there are rollcalls and you can find meet the people who have booked the cruise you were thinking about.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 02:07 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 492
Default

we have always had a great time on Celeb & love to hear the diff types of music esp party or reggae band--but it is not a real party type of ship (Good for us) except when parties are scheduled--did have one improptu fun afternoon on Summit when the party just happened & the band stayed & played but that isn't the norm..
from what you describe I think you will be happier on Royal--more partying-- a generally younger demographic (also more children) but a downside is they now also play rap music on the canned tapes--really annoyed us! Have not yet done the Mex Riviera trip so maybe leaving from W coast you will get a party crowd on celeb--also depends on time of yr...we are doing same trip on merc next yr---but not expecting a party just a great cruise exerience...!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2006, 09:58 PM
HappyCruiser383's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon - Southern
Posts: 584
Default

daysatsea and hcat, Thank you so much for your input. I've also read that RCI has a fun, family type crowd. Now we're just left with deciding which one! Maybe I could just quit my job and shut down the business so I would have time to try all of them!!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: vancouver B.C
Posts: 249
Default

Hi,Happy cruise 383...
From what I've read so far: Royal Carribean Cruises lines will do the trick for you !!! A nice upgrade from Carnival. Quite a bit more ''lively'' tha Celebrity, more up to what you seem to be looking for.

Happy sailings, whichever line you pick
Cheers
CG
__________________
Past waves and happy memories: SUMMIT, MERCURY,DAWN PRINCESS, ISLAND PRINCESS X 2, REGAL PRINCESS.

Nest up: CENTURY June'08....B2B Norwegian Fjords/Artic/NorthCape & Scandinavia/Russia

TIME TO BOARD YET ??
CLAUDE G
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 02:47 PM
HappyCruiser383's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon - Southern
Posts: 584
Default

I think we've decided . . again! RCI, Voyager of the Seas. I'm a little chicken to try new cruise lines as Carnival has us spoiled.

Here goes nothing . . . <pinching my nose and holding my breath>
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 224
Default

Have a great cruise!!!

Do keep Celebrity in mind for when you need a break from the hectic pace. You will be pampered to no end starting with a glass of champagne upon boarding, white glove escort to your cabin, waiters that bend over backwards to make you happy, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 12th, 2006, 04:48 PM
MaryLou's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: A small suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,798
Default

I believe you would have a wonderful time on RCL. They have your typical pool activities.....hairy leg contest, belly flop contest, etc. There always seems to be something going on poolside.
__________________
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 15th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 492
Default

I think you are making a good choice. Try to get a group to go in on a horse for the races---had a ball doing that on Brilliance...didn't win but best decorated horse!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 18th, 2006, 08:48 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 193
Send a message via Skype™ to scapel
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyCruiser383
ok, i'm convinced. Celebrity is not for us. We're casual to the point where we usually eat at the buffet all week. We also enjoy the live bands at the pool. Thank you for your help. I'm sure that we will still want to try Celebrity one of these years though.

Have you tried RCI? Could that be a happy compromise for us?
Happy Cruiser,
Celebrity offers alternative casual dining just about every night. This is particularly on a formal night for people that do not like formality. You eat up on deck 10 where the buffett is. You get up and get your salad at a salad bar, but your dinner is served. It is really quite pleasant and very casual. Probably not shorts and slippers.
There is always a balcony and room service and you just about could eat in the nude.
__________________
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 21st, 2006, 05:56 AM
JeanS's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,494
Default

Dayatsea,

Are you serious?? Celebrity will actually TURN people away from the after dinner show because they changed after dinner?? We usually DO change after dinner because we like to be comfortable on our vacation, and who wants to be uncomfortable on their VACATION??? We get dressed up for work in the real world, and for the formal nights, I would have a REAL problem (and believe me, they would too!!) if they tried to deny us entry to the after dinner show....after all, they have taken our money!!!

I truly find that hard to believe....
__________________

8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 22nd, 2006, 06:46 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 224
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeanS
Dayatsea,

Are you serious?? Celebrity will actually TURN people away from the after dinner show because they changed after dinner?? We usually DO change after dinner because we like to be comfortable on our vacation, and who wants to be uncomfortable on their VACATION??? We get dressed up for work in the real world, and for the formal nights, I would have a REAL problem (and believe me, they would too!!) if they tried to deny us entry to the after dinner show....after all, they have taken our money!!!

I truly find that hard to believe....
I personally have seen someone turned away from the show on a formal night because they were not appropriately dress. The daily does state the evening dress code is required (Celebrity's bold) in all public areas except for the casual dining boulevard. Will they turn you away? - probably not. Could they turn you away? - possibly.
We cruise Celebrity for its ambiance and service. Before our first cruise, our TA asked us a lot of questions about our likes and dislikes and based on our answers recommended Celebrity. Celebrity is quite upfront about its dress codes and even give suggested dress. They do not state it as a must in the info but say it is requested. If a friend has a party and requests a certain dress, you would follow it. Requested dress is a polite way of saying what type of dress is appropriate.
It is only in the past couple of years that Celebrity has listed the word required in the daily. In the past it was just listed as evening dress code.
__________________
CARIBBEAN
Zenith-6/92, 6/93
Century-Maiden Voyage-12/95
Galaxy-11/99
Horizon-Adults only-11/02
Century-1/04
Millennium-12/05
Century-1/09

Mercury-Alaska-6/00
Millennium-Transatlantic-9/01, 10/03, 11/05
Zenith-Special Caribbean 11/06
Back to back Millennium 28 days - Mediterranean 11/18/07, Transatlantic - 12/2/07
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old January 22nd, 2006, 07:54 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default

daysatsea,

I personally have seen someone turned away from the show on a formal night because they were not appropriately dress.

Good. It's about time!

The daily does state the evening dress code is required (Celebrity's bold) in all public areas except for the casual dining boulevard. Will they turn you away? - probably not. Could they turn you away? - possibly.
We cruise Celebrity for its ambiance and service. Before our first cruise, our TA asked us a lot of questions about our likes and dislikes and based on our answers recommended Celebrity. Celebrity is quite upfront about its dress codes and even give suggested dress. They do not state it as a must in the info but say it is requested. If a friend has a party and requests a certain dress, you would follow it. Requested dress is a polite way of saying what type of dress is appropriate.
It is only in the past couple of years that Celebrity has listed the word required in the daily. In the past it was just listed as evening dress code.


This change is a sad reflection of the societal failure to teach socual etiquette in our schools and in oruhomes so that successive generations would learn it.

There are at least a couple points of social etiquette that are relevant to this subject.

>> 1. It is the prerogative of the host of a function to prescribe the attire for that function and the obligation of ALL guests to conform.

>> 2. It's customary for a person in authority to "suggest" rather than to "order" or "command," but a "suggestion" by somebody in authority conversely carries the same absolute expectatoin of conformance as a direct order. The captain of the vessel, who prescribes the evening dress code either directly or by delegation to a subordinate, is a "person in authority" for everybody embarked in his vessel.

Enforcement should not be necessary because there should be complete conformance without question. Alas, the boorish have made enforcement necessary -- and we all will pay for it in the form of higher fares to cover the cost of additional staff.

Norm.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old January 22nd, 2006, 09:09 PM
JeanS's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,494
Default

Excuse me, "Norm", but people are board are not "guests", you have not been invited to a party by a host you know personally, you are PAYING to be on this ship.

And I think the CREW's time on ships would be much better spent getting parents to control screaming out of control kids and people who put towels on lounge chairs that they are not using than worry about what people are wearing on their VACATION....

Relax!! sheesh....
__________________

8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old January 22nd, 2006, 10:55 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 147
Default Jean...

You just don't get ...Do you.

Dave
__________________
Most recent cruises:
Celebrity Century - CocoCay 01/12/06
Celebrity Mercury - Mexican Riviera 03/17/06
Celebrity Mercury - Alaska 09/08/06
Celebrity Century - Freeport 01/04/07
RCL Monarch OTS - Ensenada 01/11/07
Celebrity Zenith - W. Caribbean 03/23/07
Upcoming cruises:
Azamara Quest - CocoCay 10/24/07
Celebrity Century - W. Caribbean 01/03/08
Celebrity Galaxy - Mediterannean 06/09/08
Celebrity Millenium - PNW 09/19/08
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old January 22nd, 2006, 11:36 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default

Jean,

Are you serious?? Celebrity will actually TURN people away from the after dinner show because they changed after dinner??

They didn't usta havta, but then riff-raff who had no clue as to social etiquette started showing up onboard and interfereing with the line's contractual obligation to deliver the product that it advertised, and for which other customers had paid.

We usually DO change after dinner because we like to be comfortable on our vacation, and who wants to be uncomfortable on their VACATION???

Obviously the overwhelming majority of Celebrity's customers enjoy getting dressed up for formal evenings, because that's one of the resons why they choose Celebrity rather than other cruise lines or land resorts.

In a nutshell, you sign up to dress appropriately for the formal evenings when you book a Celebrity cruise -- as we all do. Nobody is forcing you to book on Celebrity. There are many other alternatives out there.

>> Norwegian Cruise Line advertises a "Formal Optional" policy.

>> Oceana Cruises is prescribes casual attire every evening of every cruise, with no formal, semiformal, or informal evenings.

>> Windjammer Barefoot Cruises is even more casual, allowing shorts and T shirts any time.

>> MV Paul Gaugin of Radisson Seven Seas Cruises offers "all casual" cruises in the "luxury" segment of the market.

>> Several of the lines with smaller vessels like CruiseWest and American Canadian Caribbean Line, also prescribe casual attire for the entire cruise.

If you want a casual cruise, book a line that offers a casual cruise. It's that simple. Yer pays yer money and yer takes yer choice. By booking on Celebrity, you sign up to dress appropriately for formal and informal evenings.

Excuse me, "Norm", but people are board are not "guests", you have not been invited to a party by a host you know personally, you are PAYING to be on this ship.

Celebrity applies the term "guests" to paying passengers. Of course, "guests" in hotels also pay for their rooms.

And I think the CREW's time on ships would be much better spent getting parents to control screaming out of control kids...

That's not much of a problem on Celebrity. In six cruises with Celebrity, I have knowledge of only one incident in which children were causing a disturbance. When a passenger whom they were disturbing approached the parents, the parents snapped at the passenger to but out, and that the children were fine doing whatever it was that they wer doing. The passenger whom they had disturbed then reported the incident to the staff at the shop's Guest Relations desk. Security apparently checked their videos, found the relevant segment, and summoned the offending parents to meet with the chief security officer and the chief passenger services officer. The behavior of the children suddenly changed pretty dramatically. Nobody would tell the passenger who reported the incident what transpired in the meeting, but one of the security people hinted that "we can put people off the ship in the next port" (with no further obligatoin) for disruptive behanvor. It's the passenger who reported the disruptive behavior who recounted the story.

...and people who put towels on lounge chairs that they are not using than worry about what people are wearing on their VACATION....

I have personally observed Celebrity's deck attendants picking up towels and personal belongings that passengers have left on lounge chairs before then departing from the pool area for more than a few minutes.

This is an area where there's an obvious need for some common sense. I don't have a problem with people leaving their belongings on a lounge near the pool while they are in the pool or its spas, or while they make head calls or get beverages and a burgers, or whatever, from the bar or the grill in the pool area. I do have a problem with people who leave their belongings for extended periods while they go off to other activities.

Norm.
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2006, 12:01 AM
JeanS's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,494
Default

Dave,

I think you just answered your own question!!! YOU just don't get it. We could just agree to disagree, and I'm more than willing to do that, but I'm not sure that you can......

Happy cruising, everyone, whatever you make it to be!
__________________

8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2006, 01:38 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 492
Default

This is always an unfortunate thread that recurs but I stand with the dress code observers. That's what this particular cruise experience offers (& it does offer alternatives on nights you just can't hack it) so maybe it's not the experience for everyone out there!
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2006, 03:23 PM
HappyCruiser383's Avatar
Senior Member
Yeoman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Oregon - Southern
Posts: 584
Default

What happened to the pool party subject??

Without going into too much detail, this is why I'm doing the research that I'm doing. We are casual, 'have a good time' kind of family. I don't want to be somewhere that requires a dress code for everything. There are many different cruise line and dinning options to choose from. We chose Royal Caribbean for this trip. Yes, we will adhear to the dress codes in the dining room but will probably not frequent the dinning room too much. People should adhere to the dress codes in any situation. Of course, there are allways those that insist on doing 50 MPH in a 25 MPH zone!

JeanS, I agree with you on the cruiseline staff policing out-of-control kids. That should be higher on the priority list IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2006, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 147
Default happycruiser383...

it allwent off topic around jeans comment....

"I would have a REAL problem (and believe me, they would too!!) if they tried to deny us entry to the after dinner show....after all, they have taken our money!!! "

Sorry.

Its also a bit of my fault, I love to jump in on these things.

As for the pool party stuff, Celebrity does not do a lot around the pool. They have a band that plays occasionally but really no activities. Most enjoy just laying around and soaking up the sun, relaxing in the hot tubs, or taking an icy plunge into the salt water of the pools..Bbbbrrrrrr.

I have found the most active line is Carnival with the hairiest this or that contest, shooting hoops, stuffing fruit into your bathing suit...picking up spoons underwater...etc. RCCL does some of these things also if I can remember correctly ( I haven't sailed on them recently).

I'm sure you'll meet some nice people and have a great time on which ever ship you choose..! Whetherit be Celebrity, RCCL, Carnival or another line.

Remember these are just sounding boards for peoples gripes mainly, and a handbook of what to get away with and how to do it. THats my gripe.

If everyone simply followed the rules and used common sense and respect we wouldn't have these all out word wars.

Sorry again for your topic getting lost in the thread, as I said I apologize because I was one of the culprits.

Dave
__________________
Most recent cruises:
Celebrity Century - CocoCay 01/12/06
Celebrity Mercury - Mexican Riviera 03/17/06
Celebrity Mercury - Alaska 09/08/06
Celebrity Century - Freeport 01/04/07
RCL Monarch OTS - Ensenada 01/11/07
Celebrity Zenith - W. Caribbean 03/23/07
Upcoming cruises:
Azamara Quest - CocoCay 10/24/07
Celebrity Century - W. Caribbean 01/03/08
Celebrity Galaxy - Mediterannean 06/09/08
Celebrity Millenium - PNW 09/19/08
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2006, 08:54 PM
JeanS's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,494
Default

Thank you, Dave, you bad boy you!! Now I might even invite you to my table if you could resist the absence of my sequined evening gown!

And just for futher "discussion", I called Celebrity and they said the dress codes were a "guideline". Although I hate to admit giving in, I wouldn't want to see shorts or jeans in the dining room on formal night either! *GASP* What am I saying?!?!?

So there are not many poolside activities?? I hope there are things to do, as we will be at least 3 days at sea on our way to Hawaii....I love to read books, but would rather do it as a choice!

Enjoy!
__________________

8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old January 23rd, 2006, 09:10 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 224
Default

Yes there are things to do - especially on sea days. There are trivia contests, cooking demos, dance lessons, movies, lectures, etc. There just isn't really pool parties like the original poster was asking about.
__________________
CARIBBEAN
Zenith-6/92, 6/93
Century-Maiden Voyage-12/95
Galaxy-11/99
Horizon-Adults only-11/02
Century-1/04
Millennium-12/05
Century-1/09

Mercury-Alaska-6/00
Millennium-Transatlantic-9/01, 10/03, 11/05
Zenith-Special Caribbean 11/06
Back to back Millennium 28 days - Mediterranean 11/18/07, Transatlantic - 12/2/07
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oak Park, IL
Posts: 147
Default JeanS

Truce?.......

Can we agree to disagree just a little? ( even though I'm right )

Dave
__________________
Most recent cruises:
Celebrity Century - CocoCay 01/12/06
Celebrity Mercury - Mexican Riviera 03/17/06
Celebrity Mercury - Alaska 09/08/06
Celebrity Century - Freeport 01/04/07
RCL Monarch OTS - Ensenada 01/11/07
Celebrity Zenith - W. Caribbean 03/23/07
Upcoming cruises:
Azamara Quest - CocoCay 10/24/07
Celebrity Century - W. Caribbean 01/03/08
Celebrity Galaxy - Mediterannean 06/09/08
Celebrity Millenium - PNW 09/19/08
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old January 24th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default

Jean,

And just for futher "discussion", I called Celebrity and they said the dress codes were a "guideline".

In this context, a "guideline" carries an expectation of conformance. The double yellow line down the middle of a road is a guideline, too.

Norm.
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:47 PM
JeanS's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,494
Default

Norm,

You consider the yellow line down the middle of the road to be a "GUIDELINE"?? Hmmmm....I'd like to see you try to explain THAT to the cop who pulls you over for driving on the wrong side of the road!!!!

Time for a refresher course in driving!!!
__________________

8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old January 25th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default

Jean,

You consider the yellow line down the middle of the road to be a "GUIDELINE"??

Yup, it guides me down the road very nicely. I just keep it about a foot or so to the left side of the vehicle (except when driving in places like England, of course...). :-)

Hmmmm....I'd like to see you try to explain THAT to the cop who pulls you over for driving on the wrong side of the road!!!!

See, that's exactly the source of your misunderstanding. I know that this might seem like a radical concept to you, but I actually conform to the guidelines and thus don't get into trouble.

Norm.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
amazara, carnival, cruise, etiquette, formal, forums, nude, parties, party, pool, poolside, quest, social

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sail Away Parties gone? Gail4cruising Carnival Cruise Lines 1 March 11th, 2010 10:18 AM
70's parties, Country Ho-down, White Linen and PJ parties san007 All Things Cruising 2 October 15th, 2006 01:23 AM
Good food ,nightlife and young crowd pool parties Captgene First-Time Cruisers 2 January 23rd, 2006 01:19 PM
Most idiotic placement of a children's pool, and pool polici Cindy Travel Gripes! 4 January 29th, 2003 10:31 AM
Toga Parties Mermaid Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 October 15th, 2001 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:11 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1