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About Heartfelttraveler

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    Georgia USA
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    Oceania, NCL, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Galápagos Islands, Mediterranean, French Polynesia

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  1. We are planning to vacation in October 2020 to FP and December 2020 to Antarctica. We will be 64 and 73. We will take the required and suggested precautions. We will also take masks, gloves, Lysol wipes, and a pump bottle of Lysol. we are hoping these trips are not cancelled.
  2. Take a look at Windstar Cruises. Their ships have a swim platform on the back of the ships with water toys, stand up paddle boards etc. it is not open in every port. None of the cabins on the sailing ships have balconies. The first sailing in the Caribbean is November on a sailing ship. There is little evening entertainment, no casino, and very few to no children. The food is excellent.
  3. Thanks for the info. Surprised at the high prices.
  4. There must also be a charter on the Wind Surf on October 8, 2020. There is a gap in itinerary dates. Wish I know who they are. We board on the 15th and would love to know who is on before us.
  5. The 72 hour test window does not bother me. I read the information and it said the test needed to be done within 72 hours of the flight in order to board. Not 72 hours of landing in Tahiti. And this gives me some peace of mind that my traveling companions are healthy, at least from COVID-19. And hopefully people will be more inclined to wash their hands after using the bathroom, thus stunting the spread of Norovirus. Some cruise lines will probably still have cases of BoozeFlu, but that is not communicable:) And maybe the excursions will become smaller, but Windstar's excursions are already pretty small.
  6. MLockhart - Where are you flying from? If your gateway airport is Atlanta - Delta flies R/T nonstop to Buenos Aires and has some great pricing. Also, they have some pretty good cancel/change protection to book during these uncertain times. If you are willing to take the risk, Latam has even better pricing. We booked last spring/summer for December 7 sailing (actually leaves December 8 with one night precruise) and are still planning on going. We booked our airfare on Latam R/T from Miami last January at a really good price. Although Latam has filed reorganization bankruptcy, they are still flying, And hopefully will still be flying in December. Argentina and Hurtigruten may still require a COVID-19 negative test prior to sailing. Here in Georgia, that should not be a problem. We went to an Atlanta Mall Saturday to the Apple Store (Computer problems) and they only had one entrance open. Also, had to have my temperature taken to get into the store. I am guessing international travel will require even more. Safe Travels no matter what you decide.
  7. You do not say where you live, but from the 9 hour time difference I am guessing it is not the US. The Windstar Cruises website has a listing of their worldwide offices at https://www.windstarcruises.com/our-company/world-offices/ And here is the list if the link above does not work for you. ARGENTINA Discover The World - Argentina TEL: 54-11-5274-1600 Charlier@discovertheworld.com.ar AUSTRALIA Travel The World TEL: 61-2-8296-7077 sussanaht@traveltheworldgroup.com.au BELGIUM Discover The World - Belgium TEL: +31-(0)-202410168 andre_vandersluis@discovertheworld.com BOLIVIA PACIFIC REPS. LTD TEL: 562-2334-7000 cruceros@pacificreps.cl BRAZIL Queensberry Viagens E Turismo TEL: 55-11-3217-7100 m.jensen@queensberry.com.br CHILE PACIFIC REPS. LTD TEL: 562-2334-7000 cruceros@pacificreps.cl CHINA BJ Newayer Travel TEL: 8610-8644-666 alan@newayer.com COSTA RICA DISCOVER THE WORLD TEL: 507-301-0404 ventas@discover.com.pa COLOMBIA Crusalia S.A. TEL:50-78365475 OCASTILLO@CRUSAIIA.COM CYPRUS Century Travel TEL: 35770000970 dan@centurycyprus.com CZECH REPUBLIC Discover the World TEL: 420-223-312-186 jana_mitkovova@discovertheworld.biz DENMARK BELLA VISTA TEL: 452-020-0400 jbs@BellaVista.dk FRANCE Compagnie Internationale de Croisieres TEL: 33-1-4575-7894 V.RICHER@unoceandecroisieres.com GERMANY Unlimited Cruises TEL: 49-06103-70646-0 info@unlimited-***** GREECE DISCOVER THE WORLD - GREECE TEL: +30-210-9690-167 dino_frantzeskakis@discovertheworld.gr HONG KONG Sightseers (HK) Limited TEL: 852-228-506-168 linda@sightseers.com.hk HUNGARY Discover the World TEL: 361783-3083 istvan.kuti@discovertheworld.hu INDIA STIC Travel Group TEL: 91-124-459-5300 richa@sticgroup.com INDONESIA Discover The World TEL: +62-21-521-2129 belindasin@discovertheworld.com.sg ISRAEL Arei Travel Wholesalers, LTD. TEL: 011-972-3528-4010 zeev@arei.co.il ITALY GIOCO VIAGGI s.r.l. TEL: +39 010 55 531169 clagioni@giocoviaggi.com JAPAN Seven Seas Relations TEL: 81-90-2157-7070 operator@windstarcruises.jp LUXEMBOURG DISCOVER THE WORLD TEL: 316-2-214-37-37 andre_vandersluis@discovertheworld.com MACAU Sightseers (HK) Limited TEL: 852--228--506-168 linda@sightseers.com.hk MALAYSIA DISCOVER THE WORLD TEL: +60-327-3-2715-2277 vivianku@discovertheworld.com.sg MEXICO Central De Cruceros De Mexico SA DE CV TEL: 5255-5250-6223 bph@cruceros.com.mx NETHERLANDS Cruise Travel Nederland TEL: 31-3-41-37-1137 pauline.mak@cruisetravel.nl NEW ZEALAND Francis Travel Marketing TEL: 64-9-489-1363 susan@francistravelmarketing.co.nz NORWAY AUSTRALIAREISER TEL: 47-23-31-77-00 martin@australiaresiser.no PANAMA DISCOVER THE WORLD TEL: 507-301-0404 ventas@discover.com.pa PARAGUAY DISCOVER THE WORLD- ARGENTINA TEL: 54-11-5274-1600 charlier@discovertheworld.com.ar PERU Pacific Reps TEL: 562-2334-7000 mwatkinson@pacificreps.cl PORTUGAL Un Mundo de Cruceros TEL: 35-121-032-9444 geral@unmundodecruceros.com PUERTO RICO First Class Services, Inc. TEL: 787-722-8536 mtoste@firstclasspr.com RUSSIA Via Maris TEL: 7-495-565-3457 elena.k@viamaris.ru SINGAPORE Discover The World TEL: +60-327-3-2715-2277 jimmykwan@discovertheworld.com.sg SOUTH AFRICA Cruises International TEL: +27 11-327-0327 reservations@cruises.co.za SOUTH KOREA Cruises International TEL: 082-2-319-0900 sales@cruise.co.kr SPAIN Un Mundo de Cruceros TEL: 34 93 412 51 37 or 34 91 542 76 63 comercial@unmundodecruceros.com SWEDEN Fijiresor & Australienresor - Sweden TEL: 468 676-9790 rod@australienresor.se SWITZERLAND Delphi Reisen AG TEL: 41-44-718-48-88 nnoser@delphitravel.ch TAIWAN Trans Pacific Express TEL: 886-02-2521-6833 haltpe@ms22.hinet.net TURKEY Golden Bay Tour TEL: 90-212-232-8800 serkan.demirtemel@goldenbaytour.com UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DISCOVER THE WORLD -DUBAI TEL: 971-4-44-65703 cruise@discovertheworld.co Uruguay DISCOVER THE WORLD - ARGENTINA TEL: +54-11-5274-1600 charlier@discovertheworld.com.ar VENEZUELA Representaciones High Class, C.A. TEL: 5-82127E+11 anavas@rephighclass.com WEST BALKANS Discover the World TEL: 381-11-243-50-64 nikola.dudukovic@discovertheworld.rs goran.jokic@discovertheworld.rs
  8. Google Translation. Édouard Fritch and Dominique Sorain will discuss together, this Friday morning at 11 am, the resumption of international flights from July. The president of the country is clearly in favor of a control system at the entrance of the territory which will allow tourists to stay in Polynesia without confinement. "Today, if we want to save the economy, we have to open the country," he said. And already this Friday afternoon, the President of the Country confirmed that Polynesia will again be connected to the world, from July. "We are currently checking the conditions that would allow us to receive tourists as early as July since we have decided to open the sky. "And Edouard Fritch is in favor of a control system, which remains to be specified," so that tourists can return home without confinement. "As he recognizes," what would be the point of locking yourself up in a hotel room? " "The obligation to test yourself before will be unavoidable, and arrived here, I think we will have to do other tests on these people who come from abroad, on the 2nd day, 3rd day, 4th day, I don't know yet, ”said the president. No specific date yet: "When the companies are ready," says the president. These are not non-profit companies, they are not going to steal if they do not have enough to do business. Everyone is talking about visibility. The visibility is there, I told them: July 1, fly, go ahead, but it's not enough. They want to know what will be the journey of the tourist who comes to French Polynesia. "It will also be necessary, says Edouard Fritch, to put in place a pedagogy aimed at a part of the population that fears new arrivals. The president therefore joins tourism professionals whose voices have been swelling in recent days to demand a rapid return to normal. “At some point, elected officials, the government must take risks. Calculated risks, that is, but risks that remain risks. Today, if we want to save the economy, we have to open the country. " For the time being, due to the closure of the United States to most European nationals, even in transit, Polynesia will have to rely only on North American visitors. It remains to precisely define the date of resumption of flights, and the health control procedures that will be applied to visitors. The press conference held this morning at 11 am, to follow live on Radio1 and FaceBook Live, should provide some details.
  9. in February 2019 - Taxi airport to IC about $15 USD. IC to port about $15. Port to the airport $20. We actually stayed at the IC pre and post cruise and loved it. getting a taxi was easy.
  10. Petoonya - are you a T-A? Just curious.
  11. We are staying four nights pre cruise in Moorea. We will have a car. we plan to go to the Lagoonarium, Belvedere lookout, maybe jet ski. Do you have a suggestion. Last time we were there we did the photography expedition with the cruise line. i was thinking when the ship is there we would stay on the ship and use the swim platform and all its goodies.
  12. We are planning to book the drift snorkel through Windstar. (I did it February 2019 with Oceania and loved it.) Tried to book today but Windstar took the excursions dow. Will try calling them tomorrow. I hope this is not a sign of cancelled cruise.
  13. Looking for information about this island. We plan to book a morning snorkeling excursion. Would we then go to the private island? Do they food and drinks there? Are there bathrooms? Do they bring the water toys there? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  14. Which Princess date were you on for FP. We rebooked a seven night on Windstar with four nights pre cruise in Moorea and three nights post cruise in Tahiti.
  15. When I booked our Windstar Wind Spirit October 15, 2020 cruise I made the statement that I would not book any other pre or post cruise lodging before final payment. Maybe not even until September. (Already had 10/13-15 and 10/22-25) I also put a bunch of VRBO (22) as favorites for 10/11-13. When I sent the list to our traveling companions and we went to discuss, there were only nine lift that fit our criteria. Yep, I booked our last lodging. Hoping that this is a viable vacation.
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