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  1. Madman, yes I would hope that in any eventuality, guest who were affected by these cancelled and ill-fated cruises would get the very first consideration. Still doesn't mean I would want FCC. Nope.
  2. I continue to agree with MaryLovestoTravel. This seems very negative and underhanded. Again, especially when for many high risk people, lives are at stake. They did what they did. There continues to be no justification. The presence and appearance of unequal unfairness is never a good thing. No hindsight here, at all. And, I am not assuming that in all cases that we can trust a company or the pilot.
  3. Well, maybe I will post something more positive, during the current situation! I see that the Regal will be moving to the West Coast and doing Alaska next year. I enjoyed the Regal. It will be doing an Inside Passage without Glacier Bay. (which we have done). This includes the Endicott/Tracy Arm Fjord area, before docking a Juneau after noon. Right now there are no shore excursions offered for this. I have heard about the smaller boat tour of Tracy Arm, that is sometimes available from the ship on other cruises. Does anyone here have any idea if this will be offered, but maybe just has not been listed yet? That would be the one reason that I might like to do this particular cruise.
  4. Hello, When I was on the Regal, I was impressed with the tons of free flowing hot water and plenty of soap and towels! Both in the restrooms, the hand washing station at the buffet. We had absolutely no questions or issues about the food and dining. All seemed okay. Now, the pools, not as sure about that one.
  5. Just wanted to mention that there is a major nation wide insurance company that may offer specific cruise policies that can be purchased until final payment. Cancel for any reason policies can be expensive, but this could possibly be an option. Try to search on specific CRUISE insurance policies.
  6. Seems that way. That is why we won’t be booking concierge. We are used to the Sanctuary!
  7. Here is how it went with us for Anytime Dining. We did the buffet one night, and two of the specialty restaurants. So we knew we wouldn't have to have a specific seating each night! Okay, so here is our tip. When we did show up for Anytime Dining, usually early in the evening, but not right at opening, yes, it was hard to get a seat. Once the tables are filled, you pretty much might have to wait until the first people are done. BUT, here is the thing. On the larger ships (we were on Regal Princess) they did mention that we could go down to Allegro which is usually set seating, but was never full. I guess with the new dining times, too many people did not want to get down there that early? So anyhow, we headed down there. There were very few people! No crowds, no overwhelmed waiters. It was so nice! Our server was Dan Lee and he was great. Since that dining room was not packed, he actually had time to talk with us, offer suggestions, and give really good friendly service. We mentioned that we would be back and ask for him the next night! So, for those who are sailing soon on the newer and larger ships, this might be something that would work.
  8. When I try this, it simply takes me to my Gold Card Account. It doesn't give any message or anything. Just takes me to my account. It doesn't show on my available offers. I had added some offers to my card, too. So, maybe it should give me more offers by tomorrow? Anyhow, I heard about the Oceania one too. Does anybody here know about that one? Is there a back door for that offer? I tried putting 'oc' and 'oceaniacruises' there in the place of wlcl, but that didn't work. I tried!
  9. I think the bottled water that you can pre-order and will be in your cabin is still pretty cheap. We did this on our cruise on the Regal. When we sailed on the regal, it was decent Spring Water, but I think I have also heard that sometimes it is filtered processed drinking water. Maybe that depends on the ship, or the departure port? I like Spring Water, so we were happy. Always had plenty of water with us when we wanted! And, I did bring bottled soda, as I am not big on cans. Could always get a glass of ice for that too!
  10. Thanks again everyone! I have gotten a lot of good info and feedback.
  11. I looked up videos of “Santorini April”. Some showed Athens as well. Some were in shirtsleeves, and at times jackets. The wildflowers were blooming on Santorini!!! If course people would be posting nice video, not 60’ rain????
  12. We were in E405. The balcony is deeper! Mid-ship location. Can't miss. The possible cons might possibly be... There is a light just below on the promenade that stayed on, and is not covered, so that it does also shine up towards your cabin. The blue lights on the SeaWalk will also cast a slight blue glow. (some were not lighting! They need to fix that.). I had no problem with that at all. There is now a small square little stool/table, instead of the three legged round one. Unless you are also considering another cabin for a specific reason, E405 is great!
  13. I posted a report too! It was a great cruise. And, man, what a storm that morning at St. Maarten. They shut the gangway down for a while so we didn't make our planned excursion. I too would skip Sabatini's after our visit there. And, def. skip the lobster at Crown Grill. Dining, and the so-called 'crowded' buffet and dining rooms was interesting... the two dining rooms off the Piazza were busy!!! We did notice that. Well, they forwarded us down to Allegro, for a table for two. Quiet and nearly deserted. Amazing!!! The best wait staff we had onboard was there, Dan Lee. Many others seemed to be like detached plate deliverers. : ( Anyhow, on my birthday, Dan Lee gave us great service with a smile, and brought the birthday cake, and sang a little impromptu Birthday Song, since he knew were very tired after a day on the Island and didn't want the whole production. So sweet!!! Even went to the buffet in the evening, and it was quiet!!!! We saw the Entertainment staff. The director and Dan Falconer and a couple of others, stop there and have a bite to eat, and nobody was around to walk up and talk the them and interrupt them while they relaxed. And, it wasn't like it was really late, either. Maybe it is all in the timing and knowing where to go when!!! It was a great cruise!!!! The bartenders were sometimes unfriendly and just bad. The old bed in our cabin was also so bad. We did have the round bar soaps! Yes, it is time for some carpet and some treatment for rust. And, when they have the busier popular events in the Piazza at night,, they really need staff out there to make sure everything goes smoothly with the crowded guests. There was a real situation one evening, when a family/group decided they could block the whole side of the Piazza and hope nobody could get thru to the dance floor so they would have their own special front row view from sitting in their chairs that they had dragged over and lined up. That kind of situation and possible confrontation is just not good. Ohhhhh, we ended up doing the Circle Island tour and saw all the around St. Maarten/Sint Maarten. The French side is not in good shape at all. It makes the Dutch side look wonderful!!! The highlights were Orient Bay Beach even in the bad weather, and definitely Maho Bay, in the sunshine. That was a real experience!
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