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    Scotland, United Kingdom
    joined May 2010
    post 6/7
    cruiser #1456
    7 Nt 7N RF CANADA (YQB) CHARTER BNG PKG

    I am booked on Celebrity Reflection on the 7th March 2015 and the above comes up in your description of the cruise.  What does this mean?  It's sailing from Miami so curious about it!

     

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    joined Jan 2013
    post 3/17
    cruiser #13116
    Re: 7 Nt 7N RF CANADA (YQB) CHARTER BNG PKG

    Ignore the coding you see.  Celebrity Cruises is running charter packages from 6 Canadian cities in 2014-2015.  Celebrity ran a similar package from 3 Canadian cities earlier this year in the winter months.  The coding you see refers to YQB - Quebec City - Canada.

     I went to the Celebrity website and a cruise for a normal booking is shown.  Additionally, there are the same March 7 Reflection booking reference for some of the Canadian cities but also shows as all cabins Sold Out.  Probably these Celebrity charters should not be up on any website as it is internal to Celebrity only.  Bookings can only be made directly through Celebrity or Canadian travel agents

    This is a business decision of Celebrity and we have these packages from Ottawa - YOW also, the charter package includes a direct return flight from Ottawa to Fort Lauderdale, transportation from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) airport to Port of Miami, cabin, gratuities included and the classic drink package and is priced in Canadian dollars.  The package is attractively priced, good for the person who prefers a package or for those seeking a direct flight.  (Other than Montreal/Toronto, direct flights to Florida from Canadian cities are extremely limited to less than the number of fingers on one hand.)

    The good news is you will be on the ship with a number of Canadians but they will not be part of an organized group other than they met for the first time on the airplane. 

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    Scotland, United Kingdom
    joined May 2010
    post 7/7
    cruiser #1456
    Re: 7 Nt 7N RF CANADA (YQB) CHARTER BNG PKG

    Many thanks for this information.  It really is appreciated and I can now settle knowing that the cruise isn't going to be cancelled since X seem to be doing that with a few these days as charters are taking over.  I haven't even booked or looked at flights from the UK to the US as I was convinced that the cruise wasn't going to happen.