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    Figee17 Guest

    Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    We have booked a cruise on the Celebrity Infinity for July of '09 to Alaska. This will be our first trip on Celebrity (and to Alaska) and chose Concierge class for all the added amenities they claim comes with it. Also, the price difference was so little from a regular balcony cabin, it was silly not to.
    I was wondering if the amenities that they claim come with the "CC" class actually happen or if its worth it. (We're not changing our reservation now, so thats not a problem, but I am curious).
    Is there a noticeable difference with the "Early embarkation and debarkation"?
    Do you actually get "Daily fruit selection
    • Fresh-cut flowers
    • Daily hors d'oeuvres" ?

    Thanks for any info you can provide for this skeptic!

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    BSeabob Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    Yes you get what they say but sometimes the timing of delivery is not convenient. The hors d'oeuvres for example . They are tiny and cute and we did enjoy them with a pre drink, drink in the cabin but you need to work out with your room "Guy" how and when they arrive.

    Your third sentence covers it really for us if the price is right would go with a CC and that is it. CAbins are generally the same and actually the history of the CC program was to make the less desirable cabins and area's seem a bit better than they really were. Under noisy deck etc. So caution is also needed still although the newer ships don't seem to have many negative area's.

    You will enjoy Alaska and in all likelihood =X= as well. We do.

    Have fun planning and if you have any Q's let us know I suspect you are leaving from either Seattle or Vancouver ? on the Mercury or Infinity or are you doing a one way on the Mille ?

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    Figee17 Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    We are sailing round trip out of Seattle for economic reasons (we are using reward miles to fly there). We would have loved to do a cruise tour but don't have the money or the time at the moment. I am sure we will be back to Alaska in the future.
    We are looking forward to trying Celebrity, as the lot of us have tried Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and many NCLs (plus a few defunct cruise lines as well). We are booked on deck 9, which is of some concern to us (noise from above and blocked views?), but I believe we'll manage just fine. We've had some "interesting" cabins before, so I am sure we won't have a problem with these.
    Thank you for the info...we are really looking forward to our trip. Do you have any recommendations for shore excursions? Unfortunately some in our party are NOT fans of small planes and helicopters and our budget is on the tight side anyways.
    Thanks again!!!

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    BSeabob Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    Juneau ..Check out the city bus anyone will tell you where to catch it. About an hour or so going around the complete valley. With a transfer you can go a bit Northwest too. Staying on the main line you get to within 1 mile of Mendenhall Glacier... if the weathers good you can walk to it easy. Bus rides to the glacier are available right onthe dock and are pretty cheap too.

    Ketchikan. You dock right downtown and you can walk to a few tourista things. City Bus here will take you around also.

    Sitka. Walk through town (East I think anyways follow the shore to the right :) ) and into the Park enroute you pass a fish hatchery..depends on when you are there what's happening. donation only. Other side of park and a bit north is the Raptor center. Cost is a not too bad if you haven't experienced the birds.

    Love the Infinity I'm sure you will. Deck 9 is not too bad unless you get right under the Buffet where they run the chairs up and down for cleaning. It does have a bit of an overhang which will limit your sun (it's Alaska anyways right !!) It'll keep you dry. At the glacier the captain will turn the ship if ice allows and youwill eventually get a view from you balcony but sometimes it's not equal so I recommend planning on getting out on deck.
    Enjoy your planning.

    Flying or driving to Seattle ?

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    Figee17 Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    Thank you for all of the great advice. We are flying to Seattle by using our skymiles. We wanted to use skymiles, so you can see how a one way cruise would not work for us. We have a good friend who lives in Seattle and we are spending one day on each end of the cruise there so she can show us around.
    We can't wait to experience Celebrity, we have always wanted to try it!

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    BSeabob Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    Enjoy !

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    CAPinBoynton Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    Figee17, if you would like to see what the inside of the Infinity is like and where you will be going in Alaska, go to <http://www.thepreismans.com/> We have been on the Infinity twice (both times with BSeaBob) and enjoyed the Concierge Class. I hope you enjoy our review.

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    salathe3 Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    The information provided by users is wonderful! Thank You!
    We are booked on Celebrity Infilnity July 03 leaving from Seattle 2 adults and an 11year old. Concierge class room. We chose the room with the help of American Express. It has just enough room and a balcony. Thanks to
    users we are learning how to make the most of the ammenities in the cc room. RSeabob and CAPinBoynton seem very educated on cruises so I hope to hear back!
    How is the Infinity for kids? We are smokers...will it be difficult on this ship? Is it as formal as people are saying? Any suggestions on land excursions? Thanks again!

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    BSeabob Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    Quote Originally Posted by salathe3
    The information provided by users is wonderful! Thank You!
    We are booked on Celebrity Infilnity July 03 leaving from Seattle 2 adults and an 11year old. Concierge class room. We chose the room with the help of American Express. It has just enough room and a balcony. Thanks to
    users we are learning how to make the most of the ammenities in the cc room. RSeabob and CAPinBoynton seem very educated on cruises so I hope to hear back!
    How is the Infinity for kids? We are smokers...will it be difficult on this ship? Is it as formal as people are saying? Any suggestions on land excursions? Thanks again!
    see your separate post for answer

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    Parrot Mom Guest

    Re: Concierge Class on Celebrity?

    [large]We have cruised Celebrity three times trans-atlantic and only once with out a CC category and at my age.. I love the rose in the bathroom and the desk the arrangements of flowers btw the little arrangement can be bought to take home), the stationary.. the fruit is fine.. you can tell the room steward which fruits you p refer.. I think next time I'm going to see if I can get a cheese platter instead of the stale appetizers.. We sailed last time on deck 8..near the library on the Constellation... and our room steward was incredible.. the cruise before was not CC and left much to be desired.. I finally went to the Pursers desk to have something replaced. The steward on the Connie.. did something I had never seen before.. each night a napkin was put at the side of our bed where our feet would be..our luggage was put away promptly after we unpacked.][/large] I wouldn't cruise Celebrity without that category anymore, especially if the price is right

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