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  1. I found they varied from really good to pretty bad. It is hard to actually glean what you will get from the descriptions. Also found the description could change on the ship as well as the rating for mobility. There were anywhere from 15 to 30 people. The buses are nice enough, but some tours are just getting on and off, every 15 to 20 minutes at different sites. I was on a similar cruise ( different line)as the one you are taking and used Tours by Locals in most areas. There is no comparison. With 2 to 6 people you can make your own itinerary, spend time on things you like. Rege
  2. It was pretty miserable, with thousands of screaming people and children on the dock and environs. We did manage to walk to a restaurant we liked in the past and have a nice lunch and drinks. Really hot and very high humidity. It was nice to be off the ship after 5 days at sea, but I’m not sure it was worth the effort. We probably should have done an excursion, but have been to San Juan and other parts of the Island several times. The only worse port experience I remember is years ago in the Riviera Maya area. I forget the name. Basically a giant shopping center in the middle of the jungle
  3. My husband, who was in the Jeep with TC, was also really annoyed. He is pretty low key so know he wouldn’t have said anything. Regarding cell phones on tours, 90% of passengers use them to take photos, so it would seem an impossible rule. I realize you mean talking on them ...., The amusing thing, is the 4x4 excursion we were on last week, also had a German couple( different couple) in the back seat talking constantly on their cell phones. They also managed to spill a Coke all themselves and the floor of the Jeep. It was mildly annoying but the top was off on the jeep and so nois
  4. I agree the tours you pay for on Oceania are outrageous in price and often exactly the same sort of thing as Regent. I was more thinking of private or limited tours you book yourself. Many of the roll calls consist of people looking for tour shares. Tours by locals is a great company and have wonderful guides and vehicles. Usually limited to 6 people. The cost is usually much less. Of course there can be duds on any excursion. They are excellent about refunding tour cost if the port is canceled. I’m finding the bus tours to be some amount of fun, but if you are slow , there is barely
  5. So nice to meet you and Dennis last night. Hope we can have a dinner. I promptly forgot you suite #, but ours is 867. Possibly on one of the sea days? I know there is a lot of discussions about the excursions. My frustration has been not really knowing what to expect. The rating system is useless in many cases. We have had a few we really liked; the one with the camel ride and the one where you are pushed downhill at top speed in a flimsy wicker basket, were unique and fun experiences. I think most people could do them. I will admit that the thought of not having to do so muc
  6. We had a vacation house in a resort area, that we rented seasonally. We had to upgrade the internet several times, or it simply would not be booked and rented. It is a very high priority for most people. It is a little shocking that on such a new ship, it doesn’t seem to have thought of as a priority. It has seemed to Improve in the past few days. Who knows why. It was a really low bar.
  7. Hi TC, we have found the internet to be better outside our suite, good tip. The net continued to be much better than on the first leg of this cruise. I’m a terrible typist and actually type really fast on my phone. Years ago it would take me minutes to text a simple line, but I’ve become much faster. We were sitting on the table next to you last night at the P7. At least the boxes checked, dinner with an officer and British husband. I thought it would be rude to introduce ourselves as you were having a nice conversation. It is a little strange the would not alert y
  8. The internet seems to have taken a big leap forward today. That’s a big plus. Previous cruise it would last about 5 minutes and slowly die. Today I’ve been on for over an hour and though quite slow, I have uploaded several photos, messages etc with no problem. They also put a door closure thing on the bottom of the closet, so no longer sliding back and forth. TC I’m wondering why you you use the ships computer instead of a personal device? I’m only using my iPhone 11 for all internet related things. Usually , I bring an iPad, but it seemed superfluous. Does the internet work better
  9. We have had many rough days and nights, with ports canceled and the schedule revamped. The closet door slams back and forth unless you wedge something under it. Several people have mentioned their shower doors are slamming back an forth. We have not had that issue. Our toilet completely quit functioning ( not a clog issue) and had to be removed and new parts put in both in the bath and outside. It took several hours, but we were out most of the time.
  10. Hope certain things have improved by the time you get here. A huge communication problem with WiFi and the tv. Dinner in every restaurant took from 50-65 minutes to get the main course, after appetizers. Last two nights have been a big improvement . Many excursions have issues and considering they return 2-3 pm. the only thing available is the pool grill. Very small selection available at that time for non meat eaters. The service in that area has been not the best. Today I was sitting for 20 minutes and not offered water or a drink. Not the first time. Everyone knows you and I
  11. One was opining it may have been my fault for complaining. Poster did apologize as misstated what they meant.
  12. I am also on your cruise. Internet connectivity has gone from bad to terrible. It is like something from the 90’s. Where is the “luxury” in not being able to connect with family and friends about urgent matters or posts. Perhaps they could have spent some of the millions on the atrocious art ( which looks to be bought by the sq ft in some warehouse) on having a modern communication system. Every other cruise line, even tiny Windstar has been better. It’s a shame as lovely ship. We have had luck with our Skyroam hot spot while docked. I’m expecting we will just disappear for days off t
  13. I agree. There has been so much vitriol about the excursions, I have tried to be ultra careful. It has definitely taken some joy out the activity. Regent is a very nice cruise line, but not quite the heaven on earth that many who regularly post would have you think. I think for many people ( myself included ) private small tours are a better answer. It’s too bad the excursions are not an option, as are several other things, like the BC air, precruise hotel and transfers etc.
  14. What an amazingly negative post! I explained in detail and mentioned a Regent rep was with us and I did talk destination desk. I wanted to have the best info so as not to be an inconvenience to others. BTW I have been on several other excursions since that one. 3 were rated a 2 walker and I had no trouble with them. Today I did a 3 walk rated tour, as was a 4x4 excursion. I drive a 4x4 vehicle and could not see anything in the description or video that would cause a problem. The tour itself was very good and never left paved roads. The walking involved was less than 1/3 mile. The only smal
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