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mspjerry

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    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Interests
    My dog, wine, travel, golf, snorkel.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Crystal, Silversea
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Galapagos

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  1. I was on her 2019 from Fort Lauderdale on a reworked itinerary that no longer included Cuba. I really enjoyed the size and passengers; plus great water activates off Belize, Roatan, Cartagena, San Blas, Darien rainforest tribe, and Costa Rica. I was on the Silver Galapagos for my first Silversea experience in 2014. Then the Silver Discoverer along Indonesia in 2018. Both gone now. November 10, 2021 I hope to be getting on board in Puerto Williams, Chile for another 18 nights of Falkands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.
  2. Based on the coordinates from Marine Traffic and Google satellite images, the Wind is moored at Remontowa Shipyards. https://www.remontowa.com.pl/ I have not found any reports detailing the scope of their involvement 'updating' the Wind.
  3. Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea, is Poland's largest port. There is a large shipyard there, which is where the Solidarity Movement forced the Communists to make concessions in 1980. In Silversea's May 22, 2021 Resumption of Service announcement, they show the first voyage of the Wind to be Nov 20, 2021 from Buenos Aries. In the cabin description they allude to cabin feature changes that will be made in the 2021 updates: PLEASE NOTE: SUITE INFORMATION REFER TO THE SILVER WIND POST THE 2021 EXTENSIVE DRY DOCK, AND WILL THUS ONLY APPLY TO ANY VOYAGES STARTING FROM JUNE 2021. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE SHIP CONFIGURATION FOR VOYAGES PRIOR TO MAY 2021 PLEASE REFER TO THE DECK PLANS. SUITE DIAGRAMS SHOWN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY. FINAL FEATURES, MATERIALS, FINISHES AND LAYOUT MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN SHOWN. Perhaps there will "Hotel Work" will be performed outside of the Ice Class hull strengthening. We can only speculate, but that is fun to do, too.
  4. The Silver Wind is underway today, with a reported destination of Gdansk, Poland. Cheers to the Wind. Arrival is expected June 1, 2021. The link at Marine Traffic: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:369215/mmsi:308814000/imo:8903935/vessel:SILVER_WIND
  5. Someone inside Silversea told me it sounds like the Wind is still on for conversion to 'ice class', and sooner rather than later is the 'inside' talk. Only time will tell us what is really going on. She did go out to sea for a 8 hour cruise on 9 March, just like on 18 February; maybe to keep things lubricated and have an active log book. July looks to be a time I can hope to see some US cruise activity again -- yes, I mean 2021. lol I sure hope it happens. I have had both my vaccinations, tested negative for Covid over the weekend, and in 2 days will be landing in Mazatlan, Mexico. I will manage to get back my place there, in Teacapan, Sinaloa, to pay taxes and other bills, and play around in the sun. Minnesota is blessing me with a few inches of snow today just so I will not forget what winter is here. Have a happy Paddy's Day. 🍀
  6. In an email about Grand Voyages, toward the bottom was "Grand Amazon". This is what I copied: "What are the advantages of offering this itinerary on the soon-to-be refurbished Silver Wind? It’s going to be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the expedition capabilities of the ship. She’s an incredible vessel: she was the second ship that was built for Silversea, and, like her sister Silver Cloud, she’s perfect for expedition cruising. Silver Wind can accommodate a large expedition team of 28 staff members, as well as a large fleet of Zodiacs." " It is wonderful that Silversea continues to move toward the 'moving target' of resuming cruising post Covid. It also appears the refurbishment of the Wind will happen. This itinerary will be after the 2021-22 Antarctica season, departing April 4, 2022. FYI: I was fortunate to have received my 1st dose of Moderna last week. March 11 is my appointment for the 2nd dose. I plan to go to my place in Mexico, south of Mazatlan, the 3rd week of March. My dream of travel seems to be a reasonable hope 12 1/2 months after canceling my last trip. I hope others have also been fortunate enough to able to get theirs. I also emailed my SS Consultant to let him know advances are being made. Their lives must have been so difficult through all of this too. I hope it cheered him a little, and brightened that light at the end of the tunnel. Keep smiling behind the masks.
  7. DCCruiser57 I found it on their main home page, scrolling down until you see a listing of their ships. Then I scrolled right until Silver Wind appeared, and clicked. It brought me to the description I copied. The link is: https://www.silversea.com/ships/silver-wind.html It could have been typed by someone in error, or could have been recently been updated based on a new schedule.
  8. Over the last two weeks I noticed August Muse cruises in Alaska have been removed from their site, and have also removed the August 29 cruise from Seward to Tokyo for 13 nights. They finish in Vancouver July 29 and resume in Tokyo September 12, 2021. That would give over 5 weeks drydock and save cash in the first quarter. Could be their plan. BTW, CruiseCritic does still displays the August cruises, but does not have pricing on them.
  9. She is again moored in France. This was just copied from Silversea's website: Break new waters with Silver Wind. A major upgrade in December 2018 will saw Silver Wind looking better than ever. A second refurbishment in summer 2021 will see her benefitting from a strengthened to ice-class hull and will make her one of the most adaptable ships in our fleet. Still timelessly elegant, still luxuriously relaxed, her improved cruising versatility means she is able to whizz from the Polar Regions at the ends of the earth to the iconic ports of the Mediterranean with fluid ease. So whether you want to get up close and personal to penguins in Antarctica or laze on the golden sands of the Caribbean, get ready for a wealth of diverse destination experiences, in traditional Silversea comfort. Guests capacity: 274 Crew capacity: 239 Built: 1995 Last refurbishment: 2020 Tonnage: 17,400 Tons
  10. I took a look at "marinetraffic.com" today and found the Wind is leaving Barcelona again and headed to Marseille. I do not have any ideas for why it returned to Barcelona after being moored for several months. The environment for cruising has not been getting any clearer after 8 months of pandemic. We can hope the vaccines may offer a means of controlling the virus. Stay Safe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Position Received: 2020-11-27 15:35 UTC 1 minute ago Vessel's Local Time: 2020-11-27 16:35 LT (UTC +1) Area: WMED - Balearic Sea Current Port: - Latitude / Longitude: 41.28466° / 2.25321° Status: Underway using Engine Speed/Course: 14.6 kn / 65 °
  11. Oct 7, 2020 updates on sail dates, and canceled cruises: Silver Cloud: • E4210319021 - Silver Cloud will set sail on March 19, 2021 Silver Wind: • WI210614014 - Silver Wind will welcome guests once more from June 14, 2021 Silver Shadow: • SS201204014 - Silver Shadow will commence service once again from December 4, 2020 Silver Spirit: • SL201201018 - Silver Spirit will set sail on December 1, 2020 Silver Muse: • SM201220016 - From December 20, 2020, Silver Muse will resume sailing Silver Whisper: • WH201209009 - Silver Whisper will commence service once again from December 9, 2020 Silver Explorer: • E1210209015 - Guests will cruise on Silver Explorer again from February 9, 2021 Silver Moon: • MO201208015 - Silver Moon will set sail on December 8, 2020 Silver Dawn: • DA211109010 - Silver Dawn will commence service from November 9, 2021 Silver Origin: • OR201205007 - From December 5, 2020, Silver Origin will resume sailing
  12. On September 23, 2020 Silversea updated their set sail dates: As of today’s date, this list is accurate. However, please note that the situation is constantly changing and we cannot guarantee that the voyages shown below will indeed sail on the date shown. We are monitoring the position daily and will keep this page updated. • E4201201010 - Silver Cloud will set sail on December 1, 2020 • WI210614014 - Silver Wind will welcome guests once more from June 14, 2021 • SS201204014 - Silver Shadow will commence service once again from December 4, 2020 • SL201201018 - Silver Spirit will set sail on December 1, 2020 • SM201220016 - From December 20, 2020, Silver Muse will resume sailing • WH201209009 - Silver Whisper will commence service once again from December 9, 2020 • E1201221014 - Guests will cruise on Silver Explorer again from December 21, 2020 • MO201208015 - Silver Moon will set sail on December 8, 2020 • DA211109010 - Silver Dawn will commence service from November 9, 2021 • OR201205007 - From December 5, 2020, Silver Origin will resume sailing
  13. Unfortunately, I saw this today on the Seabourn site: SEATTLE, August 31, 2020 – Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, announced today that it will cancel additional voyages for three cruise ships in its fleet as a part of its pause in global ship operations. The announcement applies to Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn Encore, and Seabourn Quest with each ship having a different “effective through” date. Specific details are as follows: Seabourn Ovation: with its operations pause effective through January 3, 2021 Seabourn Encore: with its operations pause effective through January 6, 2021 Seabourn Quest: with its operations pause effective through May 10, 2021. Guests who are currently confirmed on one of the affected voyages on Seabourn Quest’s Antarctica, Amazon, Panama Canal, South America and Transatlantic cruises scheduled between November 7, 2020 and April 25, 2021, will automatically be re-accommodated in the same suite on the same voyage during Seabourn Quest’s 2021-2022 season, at rate paid, within 30 days, as well as receive a shipboard credit that is calculated based upon voyage length. The shipboard credit is $300 per suite for voyages up to 20 days in length and $500 per suite for voyages of 21 days or more.
  14. I just check the Silver Wind location and after 11 hours in Barcelona, she is sailing at 11 knots to a reported destination of Marseilles. I don't think Marine Traffic deceived me, but it does add more to the mystery. I would not expect it to be converted to Ice Class until 2021, if capacity is needed then, saving the $60 DCCRUISER mentioned for operating capital. They could still do cosmetic upgrades up until June 2021, then if the industry is strong enough strengthen the hull 1 year after original schedule.
  15. I believe the UK staff for SS go to the office at least one day a week. If they owed me I would call each day, and the next week call at a different time in the hope of finding a phone that is answered. In my isolation I would have the schedule to permit me to do it. Good Luck.
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