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  1. NCLH announces new ships coming in the next 7 years, including a new Regent ship: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/22539-norwegian-cruise-line-holdings-orderbook-update.html
  2. I have received both refund and FCC for the canceled 3/1 cruise. Have already booked a replacement cruise in 2022. All was taken care of through my TA.
  3. Dear Valued Guest and Travel Partner, In an abundance of caution and as a result of the uncertainty surrounding port entry and berthing availability in various destinations in Asia, we are canceling your upcoming voyage previously scheduled to depart March 1, 2020. Regent Seven Seas Cruises will provide a full refund of your paid fare in addition to the previously communicated 25% Future Cruise Credit. Please advise our Reservations team or your Travel Advisor that there is a credit in your name when you reserve your next Regent voyage. In order to ensure you have received this important communication and to begin processing your refund, kindly email Regent Seven Seas Cruises at RSSCresv@rssc.com with your booking number and the subject line “Message Received”. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in China and continue to update appropriate actions as necessary. Cruise ships in the region are subject to the scrutiny of local port officials who have sporadically closed ports to cruise ships or to guests of certain nationalities. The decision to cancel this voyage, while difficult, was made to ensure the safety, security and well-being of all our guests and crew, which is our number one priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we manage through this evolving situation. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of canceling your voyage, and we hope to welcome you on board another Regent Seven Seas Cruises voyage in the near future. Sincerely, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  4. Now it's almost right. They are missing March 2nd.
  5. My guess is that they will be using a device that connects to your phone via bluetooth, which can be used without any cell service.
  6. Just give me a basket of "Salt Sticks" and I am a happy camper! (If I remember correctly, pizza is also listed in the room service menu.)
  7. Here is the full letter that I received via my TA. We have the back-to-back Hong Kong to Bangkok cruise: Dear Valued Guest and Travel Partner, We would like to inform you of an exciting itinerary enhancement to your voyage aboard Seven Seas Voyager’s March 1, 2020, 26-night Asia itinerary, Eastern Gems, sailing Hong Kong, China to Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand. The voyage itinerary has been modified and the original turnaround port of Shanghai, China in the middle of your voyage has been revised to turnaround in Tokyo, Japan. As a result of this change, the itinerary was updated to include calls to Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan; Kagoshima, Japan and Osaka, Japan and visits to Xiamen, China; Kyoto, Japan and Nagasaki, Japan were subsequently removed. With these changes, your reservation will automatically be updated, and no further action is required. The updated itinerary for your voyage: DATE DAY PORT ARRIVAL DEPARTURE 1-Mar-2020 Sun Hong Kong, China 1:00 PM Embark 6:00 PM 2-Mar-2020 Mon At Sea 3-Mar-2020 Tue Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM 4-Mar-2020 Wed Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan 8:00 AM 4:00 PM 5-Mar-2020 Thu Okinawa (Naha), Japan 8:00 AM 2:30 PM 6-Mar-2020 Fri At Sea 7-Mar-2020 Sat Kagoshima, Japan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM 8-Mar-2020 Sun Miyazaki (Aburatsu), Japan 7:00 AM 6:00 PM 9-Mar-2020 Mon Osaka, Japan 1:00 PM 10-Mar-2020 Tue Osaka, Japan 5:00 PM 11-Mar-2020 Wed Shimizu, Japan 12:00 PM 8:00 PM 12-Mar-2020 Thu Tokyo, Japan 8:00 AM 13-Mar-2020 Fri Tokyo, Japan 4:00 PM 14-Mar-2020 Sat At Sea 15-Mar-2020 Sun At Sea 16-Mar-2020 Mon Ishigaki (Sakishima Islands), Japan 10:00 AM 7:00 PM 17-Mar-2020 Tue At Sea 18-Mar-2020 Wed Hong Kong, China 8:00 AM 9:00 PM 19-Mar-2020 Thu At Sea 20-Mar-2020 Fri Ha Long Bay, Vietnam 7:00 AM 5:00 PM 21-Mar-2020 Sat Chan May, Vietnam 11:00 AM 8:00 PM 22-Mar-2020 Sun At Sea 23-Mar-2020 Mon Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 9:00 AM 24-Mar-2020 Tue Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 4:00 PM 25-Mar-2020 Wed At Sea 26-Mar-2020 Thu Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 8:00 AM 27-Mar-2020 Fri Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 8:00 AM Debark We are deeply committed to offering a seamless and unforgettable luxury vacation, and are delighted to enhance this voyage with the additional calls in Japan. However, if you prefer to sail on another voyage or decide to request a refund of your cruise fare in full, please call your Travel Advisor or Regent Seven Seas Cruises at 1.844.473.4368 by Wednesday, April 3, 2019. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Seven Seas Voyager. Kind regards, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  8. As for the power portion of your question, there are only a few plugs (both US and European) in the cabin. I always either bring an extension cord, power strip, or more recently, this "Power Cube" (from Amazon). The one pictured has 4 outlets and 2 USB ports. It comes with 4 interchangeable wall plugs: US, UK, EU and AU sockets ,
  9. We also had 3 general questions about an upcoming 2020 cruise and the Miami office said we had to go through our TA. Our TA called and was told "we have to contact the correct department and get back to you". Even after she called 3 times over 3 months, never a call back. We told our TA to give up and we would try to get the answers when we got aboard our current cruise. So the day after boarding on the Mariner, I went to the Cruise Consultant to ask him the same 3 questions. He had answers for us within 2 days. Too bad it had to take us 6 months and getting aboard a ship to get answers that Miami should have been able to answer. The Cruise Consultant apologized as he said that Miami should have known the answers and returned the calls to my TA.
  10. We are currently in 1003 on the Mariner. Your suite will be at the end of the hallway with a door that the officers use to get to their suites and the bridge. They are very quiet using the door. We stayed in 1002 for our South America cruise this past January/February and had no problems with "feeling the waves". We have seen inside 1001 and it is a very nice suite.
  11. Forgap, John Hook is Ray Solaire's real name.
  12. Wendy, I just get a package of "refills". Those packs are the strips only.
  13. Wes, We took that excursion back in 2014 and was one of our favorites. It had rained the night before, but was clear for our walk. They gave us a backpack (to carry our lunch) and a walking stick, which I used because the trails were a bit muddy. Hope the weather holds up. Bill
  14. I have used Command Strips on several cruises on the ships. I have never had a problem removing them. They did not hurt the walls/wallpaper. I just get a package of the small strips, without the hooks.
  15. Wendy, The walls on some of the ships used to be metallic, but I don't think they are anymore. At least on our last cruise, magnets did not stick. It may be the wallpaper is keeping magnets from sticking. I have been bringing small Command Strips to put up my map. Both sides of main cabin door are metallic. Bill
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