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  1. Regatta took a little ride out and about on Saturday, lol. Backed in again and still in Port.
  2. Does the Encore have the Observation Lounge like on the Bliss?
  3. the Bliss has the very best Observation Lounge included, huge, has all other Haven amenities. think the Joy has the same set up!
  4. I would suggest getting a room in the Haven Proper, meaning not ones that are not spread out over the Ship, but do have complete access to the Haven. with little ones, having your room adjacent to the Haven will be more convenient than walking from other decks and going back and forth from room to Haven. think they have 2 bedrooms on one of the 2 decks that the Haven is actually located. ENJOY
  5. thankfully haven't had the need to board up here in Astoria, but closed down once again for all dining, gyms, all the limits on gatherings. urggh, keep looking at cruses online for a year from now, keep my spirits up, lol. just got to have something to hope for. will keep an eye on the Regatta😎🤞
  6. Just to let you know, Regatta still in Astoria. I only see her in daytime. But going to find out if she lights up at night. She moved in and out recently, changed position for parking here. Hoping some local group will get it together to give crew some special Christmas cards, etc. Ship looks lonely, want to cruise again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. No cruises IMO going for a very long time, do not invest anymore money and have to wait for a hopeful refund. Wish it wasn't so, but don't have a crystal ball, but we still got a rough road to get through before we get back to our very favorite vacation, CRUISING!
  8. We have the Oceania Regatta parked in Astoria, only 93 crew members onboard. think there is room for another Ship, would like to see the Jewell here, good revenue for our Port,. Not that far from Long Beach, ???? who knows!
  9. love everyone's optimism about sailing in the next year!!! we all need to have something to look forward to.
  10. Hi tech options, sure doesn't sound fun times. Cruising will definitely change, but hopefully not taking away the experience of being pampered and enjoying the amenities. No problem with wearing masks while roaming the Ship and at shows, really prefer this, as we always seem to pick up a cold onboard. Not Having a personal dining experience, would be a real downer to the trip. Keeping everything crossed that within a couple of years we will be able to have one or two last cruises before we are too old to go, out and about by ourselves, lol, in the older category, but fortunately have
  11. Yup, regatta parked in Astoria, saw her up close today! Going to be hard looking at a Cruise Ship everyday and not going cruising on any line for ever it seems like. Will do drive bys , honk and wave to let crew members know we care about them.
  12. Hasn't made it here yet as of 2pm. Was concerned our "local" powers to be may have cancelled its arrival. Will hopefully see her tomorrow!! Hopefully the Trolley that ORV is referring to will be up and running, has not been since Covid. urggh. the picture of the Cannery Hotel is in Astoria, you will see it from your Ship.
  13. oops, the buses were pre covid. have no idea, if they will run now. But am pretty sure the Market will be open, it was this year
  14. alcpa1, if you make it to Astoria May 21, there will be local buses, at the Pier to take you downtown to the Market. $2.00, I think. Market opens on Mother's Day each year. Even this year it was a scaled back version, hopefully 2021 will have many more vendors back.
  15. yes , indeed, the Regatta is to arrive in Astoria on Thursday. We have cruised many times but never on Oceania. Will see the Ship almost daily and wish wish we were going on a cruise. 93 crew members onboard, they will be able to get off the Ship with restrictions of course. We will honk and wave frequently.
  16. Pre covid- one way pdx to cph, via Iceland , Oct. 2019, we boarded a NCL ship, disembarked in New Orleans. No restrictions for anything. But that was pre covid. Iceland air
  17. Depends on which Ship you are sailing on. If a Ship with the Haven, the concierge desk will be in the Haven area. Non Haven ships usually, the Concierge will have an area outside of the Specialty dining venue that you will be entitled to for breakfast and Lunch. You will have "special area" for shows, though sometimes selecting on your own is better. You will have priority disembarking at Ports (of course pre covid). And have a "special" area for boarding the Ship, with snacks, coffee, water, etc. and your Butler will escort you to your cabin. Sure I forgot something, but hopefully other
  18. the forward Observation Lounge is really a Special Place, I think the Bliss has it also?? not sure, we have been on both, but in the Haven on the Bliss, it has its special observation lounge, sooo nice and uncrowded.
  19. Know that feeling! getting older by the day,lol. Hoping for a return to normalcy before I expire!!
  20. Definitely AFT! 9 and 10 better, but if only 8 available, think it is better than forward WITH THE WIND FACTOR.
  21. know idea how. But thats one of many reasons no cruising for a very looong time I fear. Maybe 1000 passengers on a 5000 capacity ship.
  22. I would not make final payment and hope to get deposit back. Personally dont think any cruises going anywhere unfortunately for a long time to come. I keep hoping to wake up to good news, but think we have a long road ahead of us to be back to taking wonderful cruises again. good Luck
  23. Mertziek, On the October Cruise from Copenhagen?? Yes, that was quite a Hurricane, but wish we could go through it again. am sure we saw you in the Haven? wonder how Daniel and Patrick (bartenders) are doing, they were so great. so was the Cruise.
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