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The Wood Duck

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About The Wood Duck

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    landscaping, beer
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Regent, Crystal
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Kotor Montenegro

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  1. The Wood Duck

    Coffee Coffee Coffee

    We just return from a 21 night Mediterranean cruise on the Crown. The coffee in the Horizon and main dinning rooms is not close to being called coffee. Do as we did, we purchased a French press at the first port along with some ILLY coffee. We would make our coffee using the supplied hot water in the Horizon. Problem solved!
  2. The Wood Duck

    Princess, don't make me nervous!

    seems to be down again:(
  3. The Wood Duck

    How many ships are in port the same time as mine?

    Try this site for world wide port schedules http://www.cruisemapper.com/ports
  4. The Wood Duck

    Crown Princess - Mediterranean Cruise Athens to Barcelona

    Thank you for posting your report. My DW and I are on the Crown 09/01 for 21 nights. We really appreciate your effort and candor.
  5. The Wood Duck

    Medication change prior to departure.

    I was covered medically for 21 days by my Visa and needed to cover the remaining 5 days. That would have cost about $30cdn. Manulife coverers situations like this, my cost was $197cdn for the full 26 days.
  6. The Wood Duck

    Medication change prior to departure.

    Change was from Valsartan to Telmisartan
  7. I was notified by my pharmacy that one of my medications was being recalled by Health Canada The med carried a slight risk of cancer over the long term and was changed to one that is now approved. Due to this change I notified my medical insurer, My prearranged policy would not cover in the event of an illness related to the medication ( high blood pressure). My cancellation insurance informed me that I would not be covered due to the fact that I was still able to travel. The risk was too great to travel with medical insurance limitations. I was able to find a company (Manulife) to cover my medical for 26 days, however, there was a $160cdn premium for this coverage. Beware of the fine print.
  8. The Wood Duck

    Athens wild fires

    Does anyone know if the resent wild fires are affecting the port of Athens?
  9. The Wood Duck

    travel Insurance for Canadians

    Our Visa card (TD Infinite) covers out of country medical insurance for 21 days if you book your vacation/travel using the card. This applies to all people booked up tp 65 years of age. The card covers above 65 years coverage for 4 days. You can top up additional days as required if needed.
  10. The Wood Duck

    Can you use OBC at the ships casino?

    My TA had to buy casino credits separate from our OBC. :ship:
  11. I was hoping to put about $4000 on the OBC for our 21 night cruise, online only allows 1000 at a time.
  12. Does anyone know if there is a limit to the amount of OBC one can purchase. My personalizer allows for a maximum of 1000 OBC's to be purchased at one time, for longer cruises this amount would fall short.
  13. How true, one needs only to listen to 70's rocker Frank Zappa sing the song "Broken Hearts are for ..." on the Sheik Yerbouti album. The lyrics define "Corn Hole" in a less dignified manner. :evilsmile:
  14. The Wood Duck

    Transfers from Rome to cruise terminal.

    Thanks for the info and Great Review link, very helpful:D
  15. The Wood Duck

    Transfers from Rome to cruise terminal.

    Are private transfers allowed to pickup drop off ship side?
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