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  1. Celebrity ecli[pse docked in Valaparaiso this year.... some ships are still using Valpo but most have moved up the coast unfortunately
  2. just if you are interested, here is the first blog I wrote on our first trip around the horn, the series after this first post starts in Rio and finishes in Santiago in 2014, it gives you an idea of the ports and our experiences there, also of our circumnavigation of Hornos Island, (Cape Horn) http://roscoesseafever.blogspot.com/2014/01/rio-de-janeiro-city-of-contrasts.html Can thoroughly recommend it its a terrific experience. oh...and just my two cents, I like Starboard as you can see the land, which especially after Montevideo is really interesting, thought if you want to be on the island side to circumnavigate Hornos Island in my experience we have always gone anti clockwise, so you would want to be port, in addition..... through the chilean fjords, we found more glaciers on the starboard side.... Hope you do it, report back and let us know.
  3. I disagree Budget Queen, Ive sailed around the horn twice now, both times we did full circumnavigations of the island, and both times it was a magnificent experience.. this was the first time, 2014. http://roscoesseafever.blogspot.com/2014/02/parque-nacional-de-cabo-de-hornos_1.html
  4. you can blasé about some things Auscruiser but not the Titanic, its over 100 feet longer than the Mauritania and far more luxurious
  5. have replied to you on the other thread where you asked these questions Hilux... R
  6. Had this state-room for the last half of the South American Cruise this year, it is pretty amazing but please don't tell everyone, I would love to have it again. It was bigger than one of the Q's I saw this trip and it has a good layout, much better than the normal p's which i find to be narrow and badly configured. Best advantage to me is the forward facing window which i spent quite a bit of time staring out of, and it was a great stateroom to have a party in. You can find pics on my blog https://butarewethereyet.blogspot.com under the Fort Lauderdale entry. Happy to answer any other questions...regards Roscoe
  7. thanks hattie, im now ensconced in a hotel at heathrow with fingers crossed for today flight. Ive updated blog and will probably continue on it while im waiting for my next step which is hopefully to Doha then onto NZ. I heard there were about 300 getting off yesterday and the majority were waiting to get off on the 28th. Neil has a full program for the entertainment and the ships company said that things would continue as normal as if the ship was still at sea, I did note however that the shops were shut...because of course it is in port. If you were on the starboard side though you got a lovely view of Cowes so i guess you could convince yourself you were still at sea. Those left onboard can be forgiven for staying as long as possible cos its dangerous out here! Im Still a fan of Cunard, they really went the extra mile and it shows the ships attention to detail that have meant all three ships have made land with their reputations intact. I hope they are able to weather this storm as I hope we all are.
  8. thanks guys Ive had some nice comments on the blog, we re currently sailing up the solent towards southampton. My last chance is a flight tomorrow back to nz but there are lots of variables that could get in the way. Up to $20 k in flights already that have been cancelled and airlines are only giving credits. So guess the next flight trip to a cruisee will be way up the front.! good luck to everyone to save safe. regards Roscoe
  9. 1100 still here and the atmosphere had changed but its bouncing back now.... parties have started......i tried to beat my record of attendees tonight....but you'll have to read about it ..lol
  10. Im only reading this quickly as we have only just got internet back and will read it more throughly off line but in my mind Cunard has done a brilliant job of looking after us here on the Queen Victoria and should be commended. One thing in particular that is noticeable is that the crew on board have unreliable futures and yet they still come out from behind the green door each morning smiling and giving us the best service they can. Cunard has to juggle a fine line between their shareholders and maintaining their customer base in a very different world and I think them for looking after us here.
  11. thanks Daisybel, Im not sure which one you mean but have just moved again in Fort Lauderdale into the 5002 which is at the front of the ship. jsut updated blog again our internet has been intermittent but seems to be back to normal
  12. Damn I love those piscos!! We drank the last four shots that we found in the commodore club ages ago!
  13. hi just an update that will be announced onboard later, we are arriving in southampton on the 26th, we can stay onboard till the 27 and then disembark. I think we onboard got off lightly. Thos getting off in hamburg will now be flown there instead of getting the ship there. Thankyou for your concern, staying on board is the best decision for me, I can get home to NZ easier from England than America, al my travel plans are still in place and I have good insurance which will kick in if I need it. I have updated the blog, please remember that I write a bit tongue in cheek and it is not intended to be disrespectful. We are in an an interesting time and for me, this has just been part of the adventure, I am aware that some people have had a rough time and are disappointed by what has happened and I hope that they all get home safely and all intact. Best wishes to everyone, I have booked for next year, I wanted to show support for the Ship her crew and Cunard. here's to the next cruise. Roscoe
  14. lololol thanks Hattie, those posts really made me laugh and your response was apt..... come on guys get a grip...this is unprecedented, in my mind Cunard has responded appropriately and is doing Im sure all it can to resolve any issues that it has to deal with. Patience is a virtue and Im sure in the end it will all come out in the wash. I wish all those in Perth the best for getting home safely, its a great city, I hope you can all make the best of the situation and are home before too long.
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