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KathiB

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    We live in St. helena, in the Napa Valley, just north of San Francisco
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    David is into golf and Kathi is a singer/actress...sings Irish Trad as well as Opera.

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  1. We are heading to Tahiti Tuesday and will spend 2 nights in Papeete before heading our on our 11 night Windstar Tuamotu and Society Islands cruise. We have been checking the weather and the highs during the day are mid 80s and at night the high 70s. I talked to a friend today who was in Tahiti last year and he commented that it would be cool this time of year. We are all packed and I have prepared for warm weather...one cardigan and light rain jacket but otherwise planning for warm, tropical weather. Will I be unprepared for the weather?
  2. We are heading to Tahiti Tuesday and will spend 2 nights in Papeete before heading our on our 11 night Windstar Tuamotu and Society Islands cruise. We have been checking the weather and the highs during the day are mid 80s and at night the high 70s. I talked to a friend today who was in Tahiti last year and he commented that it would be cool this time of year. We are all packed and I have prepared for warm weather...one cardigan and light rain jacket but otherwise planning for warm, tropical weather. Will I be unprepared for the weather?
  3. I have the same questions so maybe bumping this up will get a response!
  4. Thanks for that info. I am pretty confident now that our tour with Bruno at Raiatea will be on the 12 passenger boat. He said specifically if just the Windstar ship is in port that will be the case. I am thinking of adding the drift snorkel through the ship on our day in Tahaa as it sounds like you cannot get enough of that. Then afterwards they drop you off at the motu where the picnic lunch will be served. Anyone thinking of doing that morning snorkel through the ship at Tahaa?
  5. To add a bit about Bruno's tour... We will be in Raiatea on the Wind Spirit July 7, 2018. I booked Bruno's excursion months ago based on the reviews. In the past few days I have been reading some of these negative reviews about a larger boat. I emailed Bruno yesterday about my concerns. They replied right away and said that on that date they plan to use the 12 passenger boat as advertised. I hope that's the case. I really think if he needs to occasionally use a bigger boat that he should add that info to the website or inform clients ahead of time.
  6. Hi Dandee. I posted a question to you on another roll call thread just now before I saw this. I have read many of your posts about the Heiva i Tahiti in Tahiti. We will be on the Windstar sailing July 1 -12. After the cruise we will go to Bora Bora July 12 -15, but we will be back in Papeete for 2 nights July 15 & 16. We will be staying in Papeete and would love to go to one or two of these performances. I looked at the links you provided and I do not see any information on buying tickets. Maybe it's too early? Could you please let me know how you bought your advance tickets? I speak just a very little French so I am having trouble understanding the websites. I do not see a calendar of events, prices, or how to buy. Any advice is welcome! Thanks. Kathi
  7. I should have mentioned we are two ladies, in our 60s, and want a relaxing place without too many crazy goings on...drinking games, hundreds of kiddos. Heard about Hemingways...anyone been there?
  8. We will be in George Town on a cruise ship Tuesday, Feb. 13. We are going scuba diving (booked privately) at 8:30 and will likely be done around 12:30. Our ship leaves at 3:30. We would like to fill the time between 12:30 - 2:30 at a beach restaurant not too far from the port. Not sure where our ship, RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas, will be tendered. We want to enjoy every minute of Grand Cayman and not just return to the ship after diving. We are not interested in shopping. Just a nice beach with some food and drink. We would like to be either walking distance or a short taxi ride from the ship's dock. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  9. KathiB

    Diving Cozumel

    We will be in Cozumel in Feb. on a cruise. We will be diving with Tres Pelicanos. My husband and I were on Cozumel for 10 days on October and we dove with Tres Pelicanos two different days. We did 2 tank morning dives. Our bottom time was 45-50 minutes each time. Depending on the dive spot we were at 40 - 90 ft. We had a great time with this very small operator. One time it was just my husband and I and the other day just one other person. The great thing about Tres Pelicanos for our cruise is that we get into port at 10:30am and many dive shops I contacted could not accommodate us. Tres Pelicanos will be doing a 1:30 afternoon 2 tank dive with us. We will take a taxi to their shop by 1:00 and be on the boat by 1:30. Our ship sails at 7:30pm so we have plenty of time. They are very good about working with your schedule. Also their prices are fantastic. $75 for the 2 tank dive, with an extra $19 if you need to rent all the equipment. Less than $100 for a 2 tank dive is fantastic. Just email them at dive@trespelicanos.com.
  10. We have decided to go with Epic Divers. They will pick us up in a van either on the westside, or if the weather dictates it, on the southside. They were very helpful when we talked on the phone about our experience and expectations.
  11. Would it be possible for one person in the cabin to get the deluxe beverage package that includes the Voom internet and for the other person to just get the deluxe beverage package without the internet?
  12. Thank you all. As for internet, I don't plan to stream any movies or TV, I just want to be able to email and possibly post some photos for my family and friends on Facebook. I am thinking I really do not need internet everyday and can probably get away with buying it every couple days for a total of maybe 3-4 days. As for drinks I think with specialty coffee, a couple drinks by the pool or before dinner and wine with dinner it might make sense. I am assuming we can buy internet on a daily or hourly basis? Thanks.
  13. We are sailing on the Rhapsody on Feb 11 - 18, Western Caribbean. I am looking at the cruise planner and the internet for one device is $15.99 per day. The Deluxe Beverage Package with the one device internet is $55 a day. They are saying this is 25% off the onboard price. Does that seem like a good deal? I have never purchased a drink package before but am considering it this trip since it will be warm, tropical, and my sister and I will be traveling together and will enjoy our drinks by the pool and wine at dinner. Just not sure if I should just get the internet for $15.99 and pay for the drinks as we go. Any advice is welcome!
  14. Capt BJ, Thanks for the info. I was not aware of winds on the west side during Feb. and March. Can you recommend any operators that have operations on the north and east side as well as the west?
  15. harris, Thank you for the recommendation. I will definitely email him. We decided not to dive at Mahahual this time. Diving at Grand Cayman and Cozumel only. Going to enjoy a beach day at Mahahual since every other port we have an activity planned. Can't wait!
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