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  1. Thank you KKMIAUSA for the information re docking location, that is good to know. And your experience re the Hallowe'en celebration. Still pondering, "To dress up, or Not to dress up". That is the question. LOL. However, from Isklaar, I take it that the sail-in (and out?) was still wonderful, which to be honest, is what I am most looking forward to. I appreciate the heads-up on the weather as well. I am preparing for some rough seas with Gravol+ginger and the wrist bands. Crossing my fingers for smooth sailing, but at that time of year and that area, definitely should expect some pitching and rolling.
  2. Yes, you are quite right Isklaar. It's the Montreal to Miami cruise on the Quest. Leaving Montreal on October 25th, arriving in Miami on November 6th. The highlight for me will be NYC, sailing in and out of Manhattan harbour, where the ship will overnight giving us 2 days to see something of The Big Apple. I'm also looking forward to Charleston which I've visited once before and found it absolutely charming. So a return visit will be enjoyable for sure.
  3. Wow! The 10% single supplement is very rare. The lowest I have received is 25%. Worth checking into for those of use like me, who sail solo. I call myself a "soloist" by the way. LOL!!!
  4. Thanks everyone! This is good to know, and great to see a pic of some of those in costume. I'm still debating with myself as to whether or not to dress up. October 31st will be a sea day, but the very next day, we sail into Manhattan harbour. So, I'm thinking maybe The Statue of Liberty???
  5. Hello everyone! I have cruised with SB now three times, and have three more upcoming cruises. Needless to say, I love Seabourn! For the first time, I will be on a SB cruise on Hallowe'en, and was wondering if anyone who has happened to be onboard on Hallowe'en night, can tell me whether or not there is any sort of costume party. Or, if staff members are dressed up, and encourage passengers to dress up. Thanks for the feedback, in advance.
  6. Just copied the text below from an Associated Press piece today (June 4): โ€œCruise ships as well as recreational and pleasure vessels are prohibited from departing the U.S. on temporary sojourn to Cuba effective tomorrow,โ€ the Commerce Department said in a statement to The Associated Press.
  7. Hello folks! Unfortunately, I cannot use my referral coupon for you, since my next cruise with SB this October/November is being taken with a first-timer with SB (my cousin) and therefore I am not allowed by SB to get the $400 referral credit for my cruise. โ˜น๏ธ Otherwise, I would happily send in my coupon for you both. Hopefully, someone else on the board will be able to help you.
  8. My two cruises on Encore & Ovation (Med & Norway) were absolutely lovely and made quite a SB fan out of me. So much so, that I did another in December, and have two more booked. That said, the one aspect that completely mystifies me is The Retreat. I wandered up there several times during both Encore/Ovation cruises and it was vacant or almost so each time. SB was really making an effort to get passengers to try The Retreat on the Ovation Norway cruise and offered us champagne to hang out in the cabanas for several hours on embarkation day. I did go up for the champagne (duh!), but still could not understand how it was really any better than my suite balcony and/or the pool/whirlpool areas of the ship which were included in my cruise fare. SB does seem determined to make a go of The Retreat concept, and so far has not backed away from it. I do wonder, however, how long it can last based on what I have seen regarding its occupancy. I suppose only time will tell.
  9. Hello, everyone. My sincere apologies, but it appears that I cannot share the Referral coupon that I have for my upcoming cruise in October/November 2019. I checked the back of the coupon and read the following language, "This program is not applicable to...or first time guests sharing a suite with a Seabourn Club member." I called SB directly and spoke with an employee who told me that since I am travelling in Oct/Nov with a first-time SB guest, I cannot use the Referral Coupon for this cruise. A bummer for sure, but I do apologize.
  10. Yes, no sushi restaurant on the Three Sisters ๐Ÿ˜. As a sushi fan, I did really miss this spot on Odyssey last December. I also really enjoyed the quiet and peaceful ambience found there. I'd happily do without the casino as I am not a gambler, and reconfigure the smaller ships to incorporate the sushi restaurant into their deck plans. I speak only for myself, of course!
  11. I do so agree with you Markham on the whole concept of The Retreat. I heartily dislike it as it flies in the face of Seabourn's values, or brand, as you note. Once the passenger has paid their fare, they are free to enjoy all common areas on the ship at no extra charge. Obviously the spa and beauty salon are exceptions, but in my mind, they are not common areas per se. I would love to see SB either get rid of The Retreat entirely and put something else in its place that is free for all to enjoy, or simply open up The Retreat as-is to all.
  12. Thank you Hank for letting me know. Very glad to hear that you have a referral coming your way. So my offer stands. Any first-time Seabourn cruisers out there who would like a referral coupon worth $400 US? Sailing before October 2019? Let me know! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  13. Hello, Hank! I do have a referral coupon for a 1st time SB cruiser. Are you a first-timer? Please confirm and I'll email you at the email address you gave in your post: hlitner@comcast.net. Cheers! Maggy
  14. My recommendation as well Mr. Luxury. Consider it an opportunity for each of you to enjoy what you most enjoy. You are not, after all, joined at the hip with your partner. Spend an hour or so enjoying the sushi at the lovely sushi restaurant on board while your partner enjoys the Colonnade, the patio grill at lunch, or room service. Then you can each share your experience with the other! How lovely.
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