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About ColonyGirl2

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Interests
    Traveling everywhere, bridge, mahjongg, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Viking, HAL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Vancouver, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg

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  1. Have to jump in here with our experience. We booked our first Seabourn cruise for February, 2022 on the Quest. When it came time to book our flights through FlightEase, I did, but after booking I lost access to everything connected to our booking. Different browsers, devices, the app on my phone--didn't matter, got an error message. This went on for over 3 weeks. Calls to Seabourn gave me garbage about revising the verandas on Quest and no one with bookings on Quest was having access. Hooey. Since the problem started with FlightEase, I asked my TA go in and cancel my flights (since
  2. If the ship is leaving from Ushuaia, then no difference. If it is leaving from Santiago (San Antonio) then you want port side for the Chilean fjords.
  3. I booked flights using Flight Ease for our February, S America/Antarctica cruise even though I wasn't happy with them. I thought if they were Flexible fares, I could go back in and keep searching until I found something I liked better. Now I seem to be completely locked out of my booking and I can't access any part of it. I can log in, but as soon as I click Manage My Booking, Flight Ease, or Book excursions, I get an error message. Three different devices and 3 different browsers and the phone app all give me the same error. Using my husband's account, same error also.
  4. Ooops. Now I have the same problem on HAL. At least I now know it is not just me.
  5. I have been getting the Forbidden message on Seabourn for about a week. I clear cookies and then get in briefly but as soon as I click on a cruise, I get the Forbidden message. No problems with Holland. I am using Safari on a Mac with Cox wifi.
  6. We took the VO Russia & the Baltic cruise in 2019. It offered 3 days in St Petersburg and we booked a 3 day Grand tour with Alla. Our guide was Angie. Alla did a great job and Angie was the best guide we ever had-- very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor. The. Hermitage was wonderful but really everything we visited was. We saw everything on our "to see" list and more. Much better than anything Viking offered, as their tours were all one and done, so you had a morning tour, returned to the ship and then an afternoon tour. We left each morning at 8 and returned at
  7. We originally booked in July of 2019 while on board Viking Sky. They gave us the $200 pp past guest at that time. When we went to reschedule, they dropped it to $100. We had a current brochure that offers a double past guest discount so they honored that, and went back up to $200 pp. I think you have to quote the brochure, as they didn't offer it until we did. It is a new January 2021 brochure that we just received. It also quotes free air fare but that is for very limited sailing dates.
  8. Update. We were able to get the double past discount! The airfare was not free as the "fine" print said that was for one sailing only. We were still able to secure a discounted airfare and I am happy with the results. We will be paying a lower fare than our 2021 price,, though we did drop from a DV3 to a DV6. Glad that it is settled and looking forward to to our future cruises. The first one is in November 2021 and I hope that will be a GO!
  9. There really is no transfer over. It is basically a cancel and rebook so I don't think it is that. The fine print is always a problem. Especially when it is too fine to be found
  10. Do you know where we would find the EBD in the brochure? When we originally booked we got $200 pp for a past guest discount. They now are offering $100 because it now has been more than a year since our last travel. The double discount should make it $200 again. There is no qualifying criteria listed for either the doubled discount or the free airfare.
  11. Has anyone booked or have any information on this promotion? We are booked on a British Isles cruise this August and are looking at our cancellation options. Our TA called Viking yesterday about rescheduling the same cruise for August 2022. The new price would result in us paying more for a DV6 than our currently booked DV3. Not happy with those results. I have a current Viking brochure that lists the same prices I see on line for this cruise, but it clearly states a double past guest discount and free international air from most major airports, including ours as addition
  12. We did the HAL (Zaandam) cruise that you describe, from Santiago (San Antonio) to BA this past January. We really loved it and found Antarctica to be a magical place. We did have close up penguin encounters in Puerto Arenas (Magdalena Island) and in Stanley, FI. Both of those were wonderful but I really loved the scenery in Antarctica. We also saw a lot of whale activity. I knew I wanted to go back. We are now booked on a 24 day Seabourn Cruise in February 2022. It also starts in San Antonio and ends in BA but includes South Georgia. The Quest is a bigger ship (450) than a lot
  13. Hi All, Would like some advice from the experts here. I had a Hold on a cabin for a 45 day cruise in February 2022 that would expire this Wednesday, Nov 25. On Friday I decide to go ahead and pay the deposit which was huge because it was 25% down. The promotion was $1K OBC and 900 minutes of wifi per person (2). Fast forward to today and now the deposit has dropped to $500 per cabin. The promotion is still $1K OBC but no wifi. My TA says he can't do anything but cancel and rebook resulting in loss of the wifi. Is this typical of the way Seabourn works? I o
  14. I am just about to book my first Seabourn cruise. Why do some people have $400 referral coupons and some $250? Obviously would prefer a $400 but on the Seabourn site it says $250. Does it have to do with sailing dates? Thanks, Cathi
  15. Yes, Ford's Colony. Good guess, but I guess the Williamsburg address helped. We retired here 5 years ago and we love it, but are suffering from social withdrawal right now. Thanks for the info on the cruise length. I want to go to South Georgia and DH wants to see the Amazon so I guess we should be okay. I never heard of Manaus before but it looks interesting.
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