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  1. This tracks with our experience in Beijing a few years ago. The first two days were crystal clear with very low pollution. We saw very few masks. The third day had more pollution and more masks were being worn. The pollution on the fourth day was terrible. You could barely see the buildings across the street. Most everyone we saw was wearing a mask. Dave
  2. Assuming a Covid-19 restriction has not made it unavailable, there is a coffee machine in the Coffee Connection area on the Mariner, Voyager, Explorer and, I believe, Splendor that is available 24 hrs a day.. I'm not sure about the Navigator. Dave
  3. Peggy, my guess is that the Navigator is going into dry dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genova. Dave
  4. According to CruiseMapper, the Navigator is heading to Genova. Dave
  5. Voyager’s current position: Dave
  6. The Voyager has now exited the Suez Canal and is in the Mediterranean enroute to Livorno. Dave
  7. In addition to Shippy’s recommendation to use Google, you can click on Cruise Critic‘s “Cruise Deals” link at the bottom of each page. I find that using an Advanced Search is worth the small, extra effort. It’s a quick and easy way to go. Dave
  8. As far as I know, Regent has been consistent on the issue of the use of FCC’s. There are two possibilities: 1. The cruise is canceled by the passenger pursuant to the Regent Reassurance program. In this case the FCC may only be used to book a new cruise. 2. Regent cancels the cruise due to their voluntary suspension of cruises through July 30. In this case the FCC maybe used for either previously booked or new cruises. The FCC may be applied to multiple cruises if desired. I think the confusion may have arisen because posters are not always specific about the reason for the cancellation. Dave
  9. You’re partially correct. 😀 The $175 deviation fee covers a deviation both to and from the cruise. So you can make your reservations in both directions at the 270 day mark for one deviation fee. You can let Regent suggest the deviated flights or specify flights you would like them to book for you. I always give my TA several flights I am interested in. I suggest calling the Regent Air Desk a few days before the 270 day mark and they will tell you which airlines they have a contract with for your city pairs. Hope this helps. Dave
  10. Thanks for posting the article. I guess my speculation that the Splendor was heading for the East Coast was not correct. Maybe she is going to stay on the West Coast this year. I wouldn’t mind some Hawaii round trips from LA or San Diego. Regent could also do some round-trip cruises to nowhere from those two ports. Dave
  11. Good summary Jackie. However I don’t think time zones are your strong suit. 😂 3 PM PDT is 6 PM EDT. CNBC will probably repeat the program later tonight. Dave
  12. I just saw that Seabourn has cancelled all its cruises until October or November depending on the ship. (https://www.seabourn.com/en_US/news/pause-global-cruise-operations.html) What will Regent do? Dave
  13. As Essiesmom correctly reported, the Splendor is headed to Puerto Vallarta. Obviously, it is ultimately going to pass through the Panama Canal and not return to Los Angeles. The Navigator has completed its Panama Canal transit and is heading NE at 16 kn. Two days ago while in Costa Rica, the Navigator disembarked three Costa Rican crew members. Dave
  14. The Splendor is on the move. It is moving along at about 10 kn on a SSE heading about 75 to 100 miles south of Ensenada. It might be headed to the East Coast via the Panama Canal or simply on a maintenance run. I will keep track of it for the next few hours to see if it continues on its present course or begins to turn to a more northerly heading back to LA. Dave
  15. Jackie, just take a look at the Voyager roll calls for the February 12, March 1 and March 13 cruises. All of them were cancelled in February due to the coronavirus crisis in Asia. The February 12 cruise was cut short and the other two were cancelled before they began. Dave
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