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  1. When we were on the Millenium to Alaska last month we were allowed teams of 6 for Trivia. Yes, people created teams among fellow passengers.
  2. We were also on the Millenium and just disembarked yesterday. We decided to take the ships bus which included a tour of the island. It was very reasonably priced & a nice tour. Our flight was not until 3:10. We get to the airport around 12:30 in a rain storm. Had to get our luggage off the bus in a slight rain. Then stood outside in the long line for about 30 minutes. Delta flights were told finally to check in. To our surprise our flight was delayed one hour and twenty minutes. The massive crowd at this very small airport was incredible. Due to this our last flight of the night to Tampa left about 10 minutes before we got to the gate. Now another long line. The Delta rep. got us on the first flight out this morning at 7:15 am. Provided us a hotel room that we arrived at near midnight. Then had to wake up at 5:30 this morning for the long trek back to the Delta terminal. We were told by another stranded passenger that the airport was destroyed by Irma four years ago & this is why SXM cannot handle all the traffic yet. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the cruise, but our flights to and from were all nightmarish.
  3. We are coming to a day prior to boarding the Millenium in June. Then due to lack of flights home, we are staying in St. Maarten one day after getting off the ship. I understand the testing & insurance prior to arrival. Getting off the ship is my confusion. Do we need a new PCR test & new insurance before disembarking?
  4. Can anyone help me? We plan on flying to St. Maarten the day before our cruise, then staying an additional day in St. Maarten when getting off the ship. Do we have to pay twice for the medical insurance? How do we get tested early enough to provide the test & required paperwork prior to getting off?
  5. Does anyone know how it works if you stay a day or two before the cruise in St. Maarten, then a day or two after the cruise in St. Maarten? How will it be possible to get the PCR test done at least 2 days in advance so you can provide the necessary proof? Also do you have to for St. Maarten insurance twice?
  6. We repriced today & saved $216, plus got the specialty dining. Did not have to cancel & rebook.
  7. For business reasons I must leave my phone at home. What will happen when I cruise Medallion?
  8. Now what? I just read where the port authority has cancelled all passenger vessels until 2021. Is this really true???
  9. Yes. We just booked the Silver Whisper Transatlantic sailing Sept. 8, 2020 from Barcelona to New York. Very excited to try something new. This is our third attempt to cruise this year. Praying this cruise will not be cancelled like the rest.
  10. We are brand new to Silverseas & quite excited. My question is: does Silversea honor our past passenger status with Royal Caribbean?
  11. With the entire Princess fleet down for 60 days I am wondering where all the ships will be? Anyone know?
  12. We have a similar situation. We have booked Staybridge Suites on Bath Road near the airport. Right next door is a Holiday Inn. Just google Heathrow airport hotels.There is a free bus at the airport to transport us to the street the hotel is on & back to the airport. I believe it runs every ten minutes. Feel much safer being near the airport on the day we fly home.
  13. We will NEVER fly through O'Hare again. We flew from London to O'Hare, then had to go through security to get our US flight home. We have Global Entry. However, we nearly missed our plane as it took three hours snaking through security with a lot of upset people all around us. Then add insult to injury had to claim our luggage & walk it 5 feet to recheck before racing to our flight. We were the last ones to board before they closed the door.
  14. After reading this column, I checked our exact flights on the American Airlines web site. Our flight Tampa to London (one way) this coming July is $1006.83 using EZ Air. Today American Airlines wants $10,098 flexible fare for our same exact business class flights. WOW!
  15. Came home from the Baltics via Amsterdam last August. It is the longest, biggest airport we have ever been to. Makes JFK, Atlantic & LAX seems small. Signage is not great either. So allow ample time.
  16. Thank you for letting us know about the Marriott Moxoy. I just changed our reservation from the Premier Inn next door to the Marriott. Even saved a little money for a much newer hotel. Love the advice we get through Cruise Critic.
  17. We also are sailing out of Southampton on the 23rd on the Island Princess. We are taking the National Express bus from Victoria Coach Station to Southampton. Have used them previously. Suggest you try Trivago.com and pick a hotel near Victoria Station. To get from Heathrow to Victoria Station is easy. Take the Picadilly Line underground, change at Hammersmith (no need for stairs as you merely cross the platform.) to the Piccadilly Line. If staying in Southampton suggest Premier Inn West Quay which is walkable from the bus station in Southampton.
  18. Last minute as in did on line check in 24 hours before our flight.. Only got boarding pass for first leg of flight with a partner airline. Told we need to get boarding pass at airport prior to boarding Virgin. Get to airport to find our seats were changed. There was no equipment change either time. Still do not know why this happened, but have read our case is not an isolated one with Virgin. Loved our flying experience with Virgin both times, but no longer want to take the risk of being moved around again.
  19. We have flown Virgin twice. Both times (at the last minute) our seats were changed and not at all what we booked. You may not get what you think you are getting when you get on the plane. That said I ended up with a middle seat and had no problem talking to my husband who had a window seat across from me. The foot stool was comfortable we ate our meal together this way. Just don't like the way Virgin seems to routinely change your seats.
  20. We are spending the night at the Best Western In Dover. Anyone with suggestions for dinner?
  21. As long as you booked them at the same time, you will automatically check in for both & get both boarding passes.
  22. If you have never been, you are missing a wonderful adventure. My hubby did not care about going to Cuba, but now raves about our visit there.
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