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Vancouver B.C.
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Originally posted by crzndeb
Donna,

I cruise solo, and was on the Spirit last year to Oz. I sprung for a balcony and the final price went down 1000k by sail date. I had $600 OBC on this leg alone.

I won't do a balcony this time, but will probably do a 4K..I figure when a couple sails, it still comes out of the same pocket, but they pay tips, excursions, and everything else for 2, so paying the cabin alone for double doesn't bother me to much. My total bill still ends up being a lot less than most couples. LOL
Did you find that you used the balcony cabin much on the Trans Pacific Deb?
I have a one time upgrade from OV to balcony as my Diamond perk but wondering about it. I do like the 4Ks too.

Have checked into using miles for the one way flight back and have enough based on this years levels anyway. Coach is okay if it is free LOL.
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Originally posted by maryann2
That is interesting Dennis that they do not stop in Hawaii. Especially as Dianne says 50% of guests were from Australia and New Zealand.
The tentative schedule has 14 sea day with the first stop at Puerto Vallardo..Dennis
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Originally posted by maryann2
Did you find that you used the balcony cabin much on the Trans Pacific Deb?
I have a one time upgrade from OV to balcony as my Diamond perk but wondering about it. I do like the 4Ks too.

Have checked into using miles for the one way flight back and have enough based on this years levels anyway. Coach is okay if it is free LOL.
I flew back last time using miles too, but I cashed in a bunch and flew business/first class. Wow! I'd previously done the flight in coach. What a difference! I hope to do the same thing this time too.

Can't remember how much time my friend and I spent on our balcony. I like balcony cabins, but I never spend as much time on them as I think I will. If I do the B2B, the cruise to Oz will be my 50 milestone. Since I'll be traveling solo this time, that 50% OBC will be nice. I may have trouble spending it all !

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Originally posted by nonna5
We have been hearing SOON since May.

Even though I think from what I have heard that the itinerary is not what a lot of people are expecting.
OK then...sooner than later!
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Originally posted by ShotoJuku
OK then...sooner than later!
The longer they hold it the better the prices will be. They will not sell out this cruise and neither did they sell out the Spirit. We got lots of OBC on the Spirit and expect to get it on the Legend. Two days before the Spirit sailed they offered to upgrade all Diamond guest to a balcony. We declined as we were next door to our cruising buddies in a 4D on deck 7 and we love our location. Dennis
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I'd love to sail from LA! 23 days though... yikes... looks like we may not be doing a back to back in January, because we are certainly doing the TP on the Legend.
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Nikki,

I did a B2B2B on the Spirit repo and it was 35 days. That was a bit long for me, but 23 (22) should be about right.

But you definitely have to like sea days, because there is going to be lots of them.

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Hurray for sea days!!!
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I've got the itinerary but no prices.. Yes they've added Mexico and noumea

Yippee !!!

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Originally posted by abbey1609
I've got the itinerary but no prices.. Yes they've added Mexico and noumea

Yippee !!!

Dianne
Any word of the Panama Canal transit itinerary?
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Originally posted by ShotoJuku
Any word of the Panama Canal transit itinerary?
No sorry...phoning from Australia I try not to spend too long on the phone but it took some time to get confirmation of the itinerary which I posted on the other board going.. It might help if we can combine them or just use one

Maybe I might start one on the legend board

I didn't think of that leg as I would only be doing the 2nd part ... It's about time they settled it all but pricing now would be good

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Originally posted by abbey1609


...I didn't think of that leg as I would only be doing the 2nd part...Maybe I might start one on the legend board...
I guess you can't do one part without the other so hopefully both parts (or three) are posted soon? There already is a Panama Canal Transit Roll Call thread; can you guess who started that one?
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Here's the itinerary for the imagination Canal transit in January!

• Miami, FL
• Fun Day at Sea
• Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
• Montego Bay, Jamaica
• Fun Day at Sea
• Cartagena, Colombia
• Panama Canal Transit
• Fun Day at Sea
• Puntarenas, Costa Rica
• Fun Day at Sea
• Fun Day at Sea
• Fun Day at Sea
• Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
• Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
• Fun Day at Sea
• Fun Day at Sea
• Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA

Of course this is a 16 day cruise instead of 13. My vote would be to drop Grand Cayman, Puerto Vallarta & a day at sea!!
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Originally posted by wmowan8485
Here's the itinerary for the imagination Canal transit in January!

• Miami, FL
• Fun Day at Sea
• Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
• Montego Bay, Jamaica
• Fun Day at Sea
• Cartagena, Colombia
• Panama Canal Transit
• Fun Day at Sea
• Puntarenas, Costa Rica
• Fun Day at Sea
• Fun Day at Sea
• Fun Day at Sea
• Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
• Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
• Fun Day at Sea
• Fun Day at Sea
• Los Angeles (Long Beach), CA

Of course this is a 16 day cruise instead of 13. My vote would be to drop Grand Cayman, Puerto Vallarta & a day at sea!!
I say skip Miami!!!! Just kidding, I know we start in Tampa.

I suspect that they may elect to skip Jamaica and Columbia, and increase the knots on certain sea days in getting to some ports faster thereby closing the gap from a 16 day (Imagination transit) to 13. I like Imagination's 16 day itinerary better, however I can use the "spare" 3-days in the LA area at the end.
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Originally posted by ShotoJuku
I say skip Miami!!!! Just kidding, I know we start in Tampa.

I suspect that they may elect to skip Jamaica and Columbia, and increase the knots on certain sea days in getting to some ports faster thereby closing the gap from a 16 day (Imagination transit) to 13. I like Imagination's 16 day itinerary better, however I can use the "spare" 3-days in the LA area at the end.
Bad idea! They can skip Jamaica and Grand Caymans, but Cartegena is on my list of places I want to visit. John
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Agreed, John. A Cartegena visit would mean we've set foot on all continents excepting Antarctica. Hope it doesn't get cut.

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I did Cartagena on a Canal transit a couple yrs ago and loved it.

Don't have my map in front of me. Is Tampa on the Gulf Coast? If so, I would imagine that Jamaica and Grand Cayman wouldn't be part of the itinerary. And then one of the sea days could be cut.

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Originally posted by TravelerK
I did Cartagena on a Canal transit a couple yrs ago and loved it.

Don't have my map in front of me. Is Tampa on the Gulf Coast? If so, I would imagine that Jamaica and Grand Cayman wouldn't be part of the itinerary. And then one of the sea days could be cut.

Karen
Yes. Tampa is on the Gulf but Grand Cayman is a logical port insofar as it navigates more towards the direction on the canal.
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Originally posted by TravelerK
I did Cartagena on a Canal transit a couple yrs ago and loved it.

Don't have my map in front of me. Is Tampa on the Gulf Coast? If so, I would imagine that Jamaica and Grand Cayman wouldn't be part of the itinerary. And then one of the sea days could be cut.

Karen
Hi Karen! This cruise looks great! Anyone else around from the Splendor?
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Originally posted by JWGrayson
Bad idea! They can skip Jamaica and Grand Caymans, but Cartegena is on my list of places I want to visit. John
Hi John, You mean there is one place you haven't been?? Hope you guys are doing good! We'll be in Cartegena for the 2nd time this fall. We're doing a t/a from Copenhagen to Miami then Boston to San Diego (through the Panama C.
Hope to see you on the Legend next year!
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