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  1. dgbg100106

    dgbg100106 Missing the Tag Fiary

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    :confused3, you go the last one they had, the last one for her?
     
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  3. TifffanyD

    TifffanyD DIS Veteran

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    Yes when I went they had one pineapple charm left and I got it for her! Hopefully they will get more in tho :). It says Hawaii (one of the state charms) and I will give it to her on our trip!
     
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    So, I have been lusting, yes lusting after the Aqua Class cabins, but I have told myself, that it was just not worth the money.
    David and I have discussed it a lot over the years and we said that when we did the TA we would go for the Aqua Class since we have so many days at sea.
    So the Aqua Class is about $900 a person more expensive and there is no way I can justify this. So keep your fingers crossed that the cost goes down, since I signed up for the alert system, I want to see the price go down and get Aqua Class…..
    From the Celebrity Website: Aqua Class Staterooms
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    AquaClass
    These veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the exclusive and chic specialty restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa® Relaxation Room (on Solstice Class only) and Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.
    All staterooms include:
    Services
    • Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
    • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
    • Daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets
    Dining
    • 24 hour complimentary room service
    Amenities
    • Robe
    • Complimentary tote bag
    • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
    • Water/wine glasses
    • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
    • Hair dryer
    Stateroom Features
    • Private mini-bar*
    • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
    • Private safe
    • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
    *Additional charges apply.
    In addition AquaClass staterooms include:
    Services
    • A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa® treatments
    • Daily delivery of bottled water and tea
    Dining
    • Exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary breakfast every day
    • Upgraded room service menu
    Amenities
    • Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room (Relaxation Room on Solstice Class only)
    • Aromatherapy diffuser
    • Pillow menu
    • Additional bathroom amenities, including shower gel, facial spray and lip balm
    • Plush Frette® bathrobes
    • Slippers
    • Oversized 100% cotton bath towels
    • On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga
    Stateroom Features
    • Hansgrohe® shower panel
    • Fog-free mirror
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    Blu Restaurant
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    Blu.
    Intimately elegant, yet fresh and modern.
    As an AquaClass® guest, you can enjoy Blu, your own exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. If the concept of "spa restaurant" causes you or your significant other to think you'll never see a steak or a rich dessert on the menu, that is definitely not the case. The cuisine at Blu is simply an imaginative way of preparing popular dishes without fussiness or pretense. Tender steak is served with a flavorful truffle vinaigrette instead of a heavy béarnaise. We call it "clean cuisine."
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    Inspiration
    Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and the cool blue colors one experiences in Greece.
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    Cuisine
    Clean, crisp flavors and inventive cuisine. Personal service, inviting surroundings and natural light are all part of the fresh and clean aspect of Blu.
    Insider Tips
    • Exclusively for AquaClass guests
    • Dinner menu changes daily
    • Open seating
    • Suite guests welcome upon availability
    • Don't miss the table side muesli and delicious smoothies
    • Blu features open seating and reservations are not required. Since Blu offers flexible dining between 6 PM and 9:30 PM every evening, you're free to dine at the time of your choice during those hours.

    MENU
    • Breakfast \
    CONTINENTAL
    "Our Way"
    Seasonal Melon Fruit Plate with Berries
    Fresh Grapefruit Half
    Blu Parfait with Granola, Low-Fat Yogurt
    and Blueberry Compote
    Eclipse Parfait with Muesli,
    Strawberry Yogurt, Fresh Fruits and Mint
    Daily Selection of Yogurts and Cereals
    Sliced Vine Ripened Tomato, Cucumber,
    Radishes, Salami and Cottage Cheese
    Muesli – Prepared Tableside
    Fruit and Cheese Plate
    Cold Cuts and Cheese Combination
    Smoked Salmon Plate, Capers,
    Red Onion, Chopped Egg

    BAKERY & GRIDDLE
    Freshly Baked Danish, Croissants and Muffins
    BLU Berry–Pecan Pancakes or Vanilla
    Buttermilk Pancakes, Choice of Vermont
    Maple Syrup, Wild Berry Compote
    French Toast with Muddled Fresh Berries
    Toast – Wheat, Rye, White,
    English Muffin, Bagel

    THE "CRACKED" EGG
    Two Farm Fresh Eggs,
    Prepared to your Liking
    Omelet Your Way – Whole or Egg White
    Selection of: Virginia Ham, Tomato,
    Spinach, Smoked Salmon,
    Sweet Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Scallions,
    Mushrooms, Cheddar Cheese, Provolone,
    Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomato, Parsley
    Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Frittata

    BREAKFAST SIDES
    Bacon, Sliced Ham, English Back Bacon,
    Baked Beans, Breakfast Sausage,
    Roasted Tomato, Sautéed Mushrooms,
    Steamed Tofu

    JUICES–SMOOTHIES
    Fresh Orange, Fresh Grapefruit
    Cranberry – Prune – Apple
    BLU Berry Blast – Pomegranate Juice
    and Wild Berry Yogurt
    Citrus Obsession – Fresh Orange Juice,
    Banana, Yogurt and Soy Milk
    Strawberry Swirl Bananas – Soy Milk
    and Non Fat Plain Yogurt
    Mango Madness – Mango, Peach Purée,
    Passion Fruit and Yogurt
    Dinner:
    APPETIZERS
    Grilled Tamarind Glazed Quail
    Cinnamon Pickled Carrots, Tabbouleh Salad
    Chilled Seafood Napoleon
    Cucumber Carpaccio, Saffron Vinaigrette
    BLU Cheese Soufflé
    Candied Anjou Pear and Port Wine Reduction

    SOUPS & SALADS
    Chilled Avocado and Lemon Soup
    with Poached Shrimp
    Sweet Yellow Corn Velouté
    Chile Oil, Cilantro and Chorizo
    Baby Spinach Salad
    Roquefort Cheese, Bloomed Craisins, Toasted Pecans,
    Prosciutto and Black Pepper Emulsion
    Marinated Tear Drop Tomatoes
    and Bocconcini Salad
    Basil, Argan Olive Oil and Balsamic Syrup
    Daily alternative dressing / vinaigrette

    SALAD ENTRÉE
    Grilled Salmon Filet
    and Endive Watercress Salad
    with Basil Pesto

    ENTRÉES
    Orecchiette Pasta
    Porcini Mushrooms, Vegetable Pistou and Basil
    Blackened Ahi Tuna
    Forbidden Rice, Baby Bok Choy, Spicy Onion
    and White Sesame Seed Vinaigrette
    Roasted Chicken Breast
    Green Lentil Blini, Wilted Spinach
    and Tomato-Garlic Emulsion
    Pan Seared Filet Mignon
    Celery Root Purée, Green Asparagus,
    Cabernet Confit Shallots and Olive Oil Beef Jus
    Daily Vegetable
    Baby Poached Vegetables and Lemon Oil

    CLASSIC FAVORITES
    Broiled Atlantic Salmon Filet
    Roasted Airline Chicken Breast
    Grilled New York Strip

    YOUR SOMMELIER RECOMMENDS
    White: Condrieu, M. Chapoutier "Invitare"Rhône Valley
    $132.25
    Red: Pinot Noir, Byron, Santa Maria Valley
    $53.00
    By the Glass
    White: Pouilly Fuissé, Roux Père et Fils, Burgundy
    $12.00
    Red: Château Castera, Supérieur, Médoc
    $9.75


    Drinks:
    COFFEE
    Single Espresso
    $3.00
    Double Espresso
    $4.00
    Espresso Macchiato
    $3.00
    Cappuccino
    $4.00
    Caffè Latte
    $4.00
    Caffé Americano
    $4.00
    Caffé Mocha
    $4.00
    White Chocolate Mocha
    $4.00
    Caramel Macchiato
    $4.00

    LATE HARVEST & FORTIFIED WINES
    Barton & Guestier, Sauternes,
    France 2007 (750ml)
    $7.00
    Château Coutet, Barsac,
    France 2004 (750ml)
    $11.00
    Far Niente, Dolce, Napa Valley,
    California 2005 (375ml)
    $20.00
    Château Y'quem, Sauternes,
    France (375ml)
    $248.00


    Dessert:
    We are proud to present our Chef
    Patissier's fabulous Dessert Menu
    Gingersnap Basket
    with Fresh Strawberries
    and Mint Diplomat
    Coconut Crème Brûlée,
    Roasted Pineapple
    and Curry Meringue
    No Sugar Added
    Guava Ice Parfait
    with Exotic Fruits
    Ice Cream
    Vanilla, Chocolate, Rum-Raisin
    or Cherry-Brandy
    Guava Sorbet
    Plain Low Fat Frozen Yogurt
    Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Vanilla Lychee
    No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream

    CORDIALS
    Baileys Irish Cream
    $7.00
    B&B
    $7.00
    Drambuie
    $7.00
    Frangelico
    $6.00
    Sambuca
    $7.00
    Grand Marnier
    $8.00
    Extase XO
    $12.00
    Patron XO Cafe
    $7.00
     
  7. bellanotte10

    bellanotte10 Now bring me that horizon

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    aqua class looks GORGEOUS! i'm hoping the prices come down for you!
     
  8. TifffanyD

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    Ohhhhhhhhhh for that long of a cruise the $900 might be worth it!!!

    What is your price limit to upgrade to it?
     
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    Me too, I want to do it so bad, :)
     
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    With the price we already paid and an additional $900 per person. Is a little much for me, I could do $500 a person...
     
  11. TifffanyD

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    siiiiiiiiiiiigh
     
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    I want it.. doesnt it sound wonderful
     
  13. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    You're really selling this cruise!

    I hope the Aqua class room comes down in price for you.
     
  14. tiggrbaby

    tiggrbaby <font color=deeppink><marquee>We must work harder

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    Lovely pics of the two of you!:hug:
     
  15. TifffanyD

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    Yup... Love the restaurant
     
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    I am so excited about this cruise... But only 26 days until my Feb cruise :)
     
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    Thanks so much!!
     
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    So I have been looking at tours or things to do in Madrid our first stop on the trip in Nov/Dec...

    Full Day Tour of Toledo and El Escorial – from Madrid NOV 20
    Price: 99 Euros
    Duration: Approx 8 hours
    Itinerary:
    - Personal pick-up at the start of the tour - from the hotel
    - Drive to Toledo. Some of the famous sights we will see on this tour include the famous Cathedral, Church of St Tomé (with its famous masterpiece by El Greco); the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca; the Museum of Victorio Macho and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
    - Proceed to El Escorial to visit The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real built by King Philip the 2nd. The Renaissance complex combines a palace and monastery, and features a wonderful collection of art. We will tour the complex, including the Pantheon of Kings and basilica, and hear the history of Spain as we wander this great complex.
    - Personal drop-off at the end of the tour - to the hotel




    Avila and Segovia Full Day Tour - from Madrid NOV 21
    Price: 99 Euros
    Duration: Approx 8 hours
    Itinerary:
    - Personal pick-up at the start of the tour - from the hotel
    - Drive to Avila. In Avila, you will discover the 88 towers, 9 gates, Romanesque-style churches, gothic palaces, and one fortified cathedral.
    - Proceed to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, most famous for its incredible Aqueduct, a relic of the Roman Empire. We will have time for lunch in one of the many restaurants in the city after which we will explore the Alcazar, a stunning 11th century medieval castle set on a rocky outcrop and a favoured royal residence for many Spanish kings. The fairytale castle is said to be the inspiration for the famous Disney Castle...
    - Personal drop-off at the end of the tour - to the hotel


    I really don't know if I want to book a tour or just try to do this on our own, but I really like the idea of them picking us up and dropping us back off.
     
  19. usnuzuloose

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    The upgrade would be wonderful if you could get it at the price you want. I love the itinerary. That restaurant looks great along with the food. Figures I would be looking at that while only having some yogurt for breakfast..
     
  20. t_daniels

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    That restaurant...yum....
     
  21. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Brandi -Those days look great. I prefer to try things on my own; but that's me. Is that 99 euro's each?
     

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