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    Odessa, FL
  • Interests
    Volunteering, Philanthropy, Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Seabourn, Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Western Mediterranean

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  1. If you ask the maitre d', in the main dining room, he will have any meal prepared especially for you, as long as they have the ingredients on board and enough notice (usually 24 hours).
  2. Thanks for answering my question about availability. We love caviar. As for how to eat it, for you newbies: it’s all a matter of taste. My wife loves it so much she’ll eat it straight from the jar. I prefer all the accompaniments except capers. She loves it with champagne. I prefer a couple of chilled vodkas. Our daughter doesn’t really like it any way she’s tried it! My advice: Try it several ways and see what suits your palate. There’s no wrong way, except I suppose with ketchup or tarter sauce! 😆😆😆 And even then, who are we to judge?
  3. Is caviar avaliable on Silversea cruises? We hope to be sailing Athens to Athens in April 2021 aboard the Silver Spirit, if the pandemic is under control. I assume caviar is not complimentary, as it is on Seabourn, otherwise Silversea would promote it. But is caviar available for purchase? Does anyone know what grade and price? Anyone have an actual menu? Thanks, in advance.
  4. I've dated myself with that gaffe! How long has it been since Regent was Radisson?
  5. I'm a six time Seabourn cruiser and am due to board a ship in Australia on March 22. I believe this will probably be our last Seabourn. I expect high end cruise lines to be better than this. Silversea and Radisson are much better.
  6. We actually just agreed with each other. You just didn't realize it. You can justify paying £3K and cannot justify paying more. That's pretty much what I said. "If you cannot justify such a big jump in price for Queen's Grille, then it is not for you. ." Don't forget, I'm American. You're British. We don't speak the same language.
  7. Perhaps the difference in when refunds are coming, etc. has more to do with where the client lives (Australia office of Seabourn may be processing refunds more quickly) or what credit card the client is using. Just supposition on my part.
  8. You will be fine in a dark suit. On my last cruise, I think there was about a 60-40 split. The majority wearing dark suits!
  9. Absolutely you should be frightened. We have set fire to many cruise ships over the years and actually sank two. For your safety and my sanity, Please never cruise with us. 😁
  10. At almost every table in the Queen's Grille, even a table for two, it is possible to chit chat with diners at other tables. We had a table for two and found ourselves conversing every meal with another two top on one side of us and an eight top on the other. The good thing about that was when we wanted to be alone in our conversation, we just didn't talk to the other tables.
  11. If you cannot justify such a big jump in price for Queen's Grille, then it is not for you. QG is best enjoyed by people who are not concerned about the extra cost. They want the experience, no matter the price. The extra cost won't bother them. It is quite an experience. I enjoyed my 10 day cruise in QG immensely. You will still enjoy the cruise and the food in the Main Dining Room. You will also enjoy knowing you paid substantially less than Grill customers. Don't give it another thought. Or conversely, if you have to think about the cost, you won't enjoy the Grills.
  12. Sure, I'll weigh in. Seabourn is awesome because tipping is not expected. That much being said, if my cabin steward goes above and beyond what is normally expected of a steward, I'll leave a little something extra at the end of the cruise. On one cruise, we hosted a cocktail party in our cabin that the steward helped with. She got my wife an extension cord for the room because it didn't have enough outlets to support a cell phone charger, a curling iron and blow dryer at the same time (something my wife desired). And she shined a pair of dress shoes without me asking
  13. There are a couple of nice wineries you can visit from Brisbane and I believe I researched a koala sanctuary where you can interact with the animals. I'd check Trip Advisor and do a search for Things To Do in Brisbane.
  14. If you like Caviar, it is available at any time, in any location, except the Thomas Keller restaurant. Just ask your server. You may even pre-order it as an appetizer for dinner each night. Seabourn sells The Retreat as a semi-private exclusive retreat with complimentary food and beverages. In fact, all food and beverages are complimentary on board (except premium wines) so The Retreat is generally not very popular. There are plenty of places on board where you can find privacy and solitude for no additional cost. You may order off the menu at any dinner, ahead of time,
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