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Old March 7th, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Smile Roll Call! Who's on the Apr 11 Ultimate Caribbean Equinox Cruise?

It's my first cruise and my 50th birthday.

God help me.



I'm more than excited! Would love to hear from others.. we've also planned a week of road tripping around the Keys afterwards.

A huge question I have not seen posted yet..

Is cruiseship tap water terrible? Is the ice freely available and good?
So many little things to find out before going.. I'm a bit flustered by it all.
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Just ask your cabin attendant for ice each day, they will be happy to keep your ice bucket full...As for the tap water, perfectly fine...
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Old March 7th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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I am happy to say that my DW and i will be on that cruise.

The water on the ships is very good, and there is plenty of ice available.

This will be our 9th. cruise with Celebrity and our 15th cruise overall.

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SusieDee,

I see that you are a new poster.

I want to welcome you aboard Cruisemates, and please stick around there is a lot of usefull information here and some fun as well.

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If nobodyelse is going on this cruise, we will have the whole ship to ourselfs.

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Send me a ticket-I'd love to join you!
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Old March 13th, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Send me a ticket-I'd love to join you!
I wish I could.

I am sure that you would be a fun couple to have aboard.

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Well hello travellers..

We decided today to try to upgrade to Aquaclass, but there are none available.

It sounds like this is going to be a full ship.. is this the case usually?

I wonder if sometimes there are people who can't make it at the last minute and then the upgrade opportunity opens up? Maybe we can get upgraded if a room becomes available?

Our agent did mention that one of the Penthouse staterooms was still available.. for an additional $13,000

Does Celebrity ever offer one night stays in any of the super deluxe rooms that are not taken? Wouldn't it be awesome to enjoy a huge gorgeous room with a private hot tub for a night?
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It sounds like this is going to be a full ship.. is this the case usually?
More often than than not, the ships are full. This sailing is quite nice, so I am not at all surprized that the ship is full.

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I wish I could.

I am sure that you would be a fun couple to have aboard.

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Not as much fun as we used to be It's the age thing. We're seriously considering the Silhouette in Jan. but can't seem to find any hotels in Newark that shuttle to Cape Liberty. Might have to spring for $20 per day parking at the cruise terminal-Yikes!
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We're seriously considering the Silhouette in Jan. but can't seem to find any hotels in Newark that shuttle to Cape Liberty. Might have to spring for $20 per day parking at the cruise terminal-Yikes!
Maybe getting a taxi would be cheaper and easier than if you parked at the pier.

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I've just come across a hotel in Newark where we can stay pre-cruise, leave the car for 12 nights and get shuttle service to and from the cruiseport for $300. Sounds a bit steep I know but considering that all the decent hotels are at least $100 plus $5 to 8 per night to park and then $40 cab fare each way to the port, it looks pretty good! Just to leave the car at the cruiseport would cost $240. I don't understand why these cruise terminal parking facilities don't have a weekly rate or different rates for different lengths of cruises Sorry-I'm way off topic!
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I've just come across a hotel in Newark where we can stay pre-cruise, leave the car for 12 nights and get shuttle service to and from the cruiseport for $300. Sounds a bit steep I know but considering that all the decent hotels are at least $100 plus $5 to 8 per night to park and then $40 cab fare each way to the port, it looks pretty good! Just to leave the car at the cruiseport would cost $240. I don't understand why these cruise terminal parking facilities don't have a weekly rate or different rates for different lengths of cruises Sorry-I'm way off topic!

You are not off topic. Information related to cruising is allways good.

We are staying pre-cruise at the Rodeway in Ft. Lauderdale, where they let you park free for up to 14 days.

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We stayed at the Rodeway pre-criuse in Jan.prior to sailing on the Connie. An older hotel but very clean and comfortable. Nice on site restaurant for dinner. We did however have a few problems with the shuttle and check in. I'll be interested in hearing what you think of Izzy, the manager. Have a wonderful cruise-hard not to on Celebrity!
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We had no problems at the Rodeway.

Izzy is quite a character. I had a nice talk with him when we came back from our Allure cruise.

We ended up having lunch at the restaurant with friends that drove from Miami to see us.

A cruisemate that I stay in touch with told me that Izzy is vice president of a group that owns 8 hotels.

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April 11th is getting closer. :o 8)



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One week from tomorrow we will be on that cruise.

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Well the time has come and we are aboard the beautiful Equinox.

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Well, it has been a wonderful cruise.

Great entertainment, the food was excellent and we had a very enjoyable cruise.

Now comes the sad part, as we have to get off the ship tomorrow.

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