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Guaranteed Cabin "Worth booking"

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Just been look at Bolsover's web site and there are some very nice savings to be had by booking a Guaranteed Cabin with Celebrity Cruises.

Quite supposed just how much cheaper these cabin are, you will get very little choice other than which grade of cabin you will get, and there will be no drink package?

Not a problem if you are in the Captains club and qualify for the Free Drinks party each night. The Food and entertainment will exactly the same .

Maybe worth a look....Davybe

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The captains club drinks are from a VERY limited menu and are only available between 5pm to 7pm. This Elite benefit isn't bad obviously but people should understand the limitations before choosing to book a guaranteed cabin. 

All guaranteed suites will allow access to Michael's Club which serves premium alcohol and other beverages during it's opening hours regardless of Captains Club status so you don't need to be Elite or above to blag free booze! 

Interestingly if you book a guaranteed room in the US you can request a change of cabin once you have been assigned your room. In the UK you cannot do this. It would be nice if Celebrity UK caught up with the levels of service offered to passengers making reservations in the US. Perhaps BCC could lobby them and get them to make the change? :) 

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On 11/2/2019 at 4:24 PM, MJ75 said:

The captains club drinks are from a VERY limited menu and are only available between 5pm to 7pm.

That's interesting as Elite on Celebrity and Diamond on RCI are interchangeable. As a Diamond member of Crown  and Anchor Club on RCI you get the Diamond Club from 5pm -8pm each evening and it can run even later, the drinks menu is certainly not limited and neither are the available snacks. 

 

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13 hours ago, Oldworldtraveller said:

That's interesting as Elite on Celebrity and Diamond on RCI are interchangeable. As a Diamond member of Crown  and Anchor Club on RCI you get the Diamond Club from 5pm -8pm each evening and it can run even later, the drinks menu is certainly not limited and neither are the available snacks. 

 

As well as free drinks in the Dianond Lounge RCI also load 3 free drinks per Diamond member onto their cruise card, and they allow you to charge MDR drinks against these.  The only time we did Elite with Celebrity we also had a free drinks package so never needed the Elite drinks, but at the time from reading their terms they seemed more restrictive than RCI.

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On 11/6/2019 at 9:42 AM, Oldworldtraveller said:

That's interesting as Elite on Celebrity and Diamond on RCI are interchangeable. As a Diamond member of Crown  and Anchor Club on RCI you get the Diamond Club from 5pm -8pm each evening and it can run even later, the drinks menu is certainly not limited and neither are the available snacks. 

 

The Elite status is also interchangeable with LCV on Azamara at an equivalent level. However all three lines have subtle differences. Personally when sailing on RCL I found the Diamond Lounge to not offer any high end brands of alcohol. I also thought the room was far too small for the number of people trying to get in there. However as we pretty much always have a beverage package it's not an issue. 

There's also the possibility of claiming Gold status on MSC cruises if you're an Elite member on Celebrity. It is a completely separate company to RCCL but they now allow you to register with their loyalty status as long as you can provide proof of your status with Celebrity or other lines for that matter. The main draw being a 5% discount on the cost of your cruise... 

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7 hours ago, MJ75 said:

There's also the possibility of claiming Gold status on MSC cruises if you're an Elite member on Celebrity

It gave me 'Black' status.

 

7 hours ago, MJ75 said:

I also thought the room was far too small for the number of people trying to get in there

Which ship are you referring to. The Diamond Lounges for example on Anthem and Ovation are quite large.

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Celebrity also loads three drinks onto your card to be used each night during the "Happy Hour" times as well as unlimited drinks in the lounge.  They are somewhat limited in choice, but we found that bar tenders will often substitute similar drinks once they get to know you.  We enjoy the drinks and snacks n the lounge where we can meet other frequent cruisers, but picking up a glass of wine on the way into the show or the dining room is an advantage too.  We rarely have a drink package because it doesn't represent value for us.

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1 hour ago, smtcan said:

Celebrity also loads three drinks onto your card to be used each night during the "Happy Hour" times as well as unlimited drinks in the lounge.  They are somewhat limited in choice, but we found that bar tenders will often substitute similar drinks once they get to know you.  We enjoy the drinks and snacks n the lounge where we can meet other frequent cruisers, but picking up a glass of wine on the way into the show or the dining room is an advantage too.  We rarely have a drink package because it doesn't represent value for us.

That's good to know, if we can ever afford Celebrity prices again, maybe once Brexit is sorted Sterling might recover sufficient to make that possible, who knows.

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On 11/7/2019 at 10:04 PM, Oldworldtraveller said:

It gave me 'Black' status.

 

Which ship are you referring to. The Diamond Lounges for example on Anthem and Ovation are quite large.

It now only offers Gold. They made changes some time ago. 

Independence has a lounge way too small for the number of people in there. 

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