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Jlhalldc

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About Jlhalldc

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Washington, DC
  • Interests
    Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Cunard, Regent, Oceania
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. True. Except for the Navigator, or as it's affectionally called, the Navibrator. The aft vibration is legendary.
  2. Only in non-US destinations and when not already included by Regent. Our TA is affiliated with Virtuoso and has gotten us some incredibly memorable and amazing hotels in Sydney, Venice and Monte Carlo. It's not cheap but is cheaper than going through Regent, and they usually have a bit of an incentive (upgrade, free lunch, etc.)
  3. If you change your mind and want to switch excursions, you must call Regent -- cannot do this online. But I have to give props to Regent -- I got through to an operator right away and they were able to do this quickly. Needed the "Booking Number" and the changes were made on the spot. Others may know this already, but thought I'd share my experience.
  4. I just encountered this very problem on our upcoming transatlantic on Splendor in April 2022. Realizing folks sign up for excursions early, I made the mistake of *waiting* until 8am to book my excursions and the tour of Alhambra was already full. My TA told me to go ahead and sign up for it AND a back-up and if someone drops it, we will automatically get the wait-listed excursion. The Regent site did indeed allow me to wait list, then book another tour. Pleasantly surprising. For the second half of our back-to-back, I got up at 2am(!) and booked and secured all of our preferred exc
  5. Circle Australia on the little Navigator in January/February of 2020. Amazing scenery, friendly people and amazing Regent service. The "Navibrator" gets a bad rap (even the Captain teasingly named her that). Loved her small size -- facilitated meeting many interesting passengers and created a sense of community. Yes, she vibrates aft and only has one restaurant, but the personal attention to detail is just as good -- if not better -- than any other ship. Loved this relaxing trip with many At Sea days to enjoy lectures and be pampered aboard. We have 3 more planned in 2022 on Explo
  6. Circle Australia on the little Navigator in January/February of 2020. Amazing scenery, friendly people and amazing Regent service. The "Navibrator" gets a bad rap (even the Captain teasingly named her that). Loved her small size -- facilitated meeting many interesting passengers and created a sense of community. Yes, she vibrates aft and only has one restaurant, but the personal attention to detail is just as good -- if not better -- than any other ship. Loved this relaxing trip with many At Sea days to enjoy lectures and be pampered aboard. We have 3 more planned in 2022 on Explo
  7. A standard blue blazer is plenty for any "formal" needs, if that's your thing.
  8. Booked my excursions yesterday at 8am on the first day possible -- one year out from our TA cruise on Splendor. Hilariously, one of our choices (Alhambra) was already sold out. Guess I should have stayed up until midnight to book 🙂 With 12 months to go, I suspect the excursion for which we've been waitlisted will open up. All that said, book excursions ASAP. Regent folks are an efficient and organized lot.
  9. Since you're new to Regent, be aware that excursions fill up VERY fast, so book them as soon as they become available. People have been know to stay up and book at midnight in order to get their choice of excursions. Because they are included, people book them far in advance of other cruise lines such as Celebrity. Congratulations on "upgrading" your cruise. We still book on Celebrity occasionally, but we have fallen in love with Regent's service and the its all-inclusive nature.
  10. Try the “Ports of Call” category. Not sure where Indonesia would be listed. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Fortunately, we took this cruise in Jan.-Feb. of this year. Perfect timing. Enjoyed it immensely.
  12. What fun to watch and how wonderful that the crew is being well taken care of. I was very concerned for the staff during this tough time. And her fun-loving posts are great PR for Celebrity...particularly the video/photos of them cleaning via "all hands on deck."
  13. Thanks for posting about your cruise....love reading about the Navigator. We were skeptical about sailing on her after reading all of the reviews -- but we loved her. Sure. she vibrates and is quirky, but her small size encourages meeting fun fellow passengers and her crew is outstanding. We were on the Circle Australia 36- day cruise, which was just before yours. Here's a link to our review, if interested: https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=679452&et_cid=3317225&et_rid=235542030&et_referrer=newsletterPopup_control
  14. Thank you to everyone who provided good advice and tips on our Circle Australia cruise. We had a terrific time and met some fun fellow passengers -- something that Navigator's small size encourages. She is a fine ship, quirky but charming and luxurious. If interested, here is a link to my review of the voyage: https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=679452&et_cid=3317225&et_rid=235542030&et_referrer=newsletterPopup_control
  15. Thank you to everyone who gave us good advice before our 36-day Circle Australia cruise. We had a terrific time on Navigator and loved meeting so many fun fellow passengers. Her small size encourages meeting others. If interested, here's a link to my review of our trip: https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=679452&et_cid=3317225&et_rid=235542030&et_referrer=newsletterPopup_control
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