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    Santa Barbara, California
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    Regent, Crystal
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    North West Passage

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  1. Do you understand how this rule works? Regent Corporate in Miami makes the rule. But on t he ship is is up to the staff to have to enforce it. Usually they will let most things pass unless someone is wearing frayed or full of holes Levies. The rest of the time it is another passenger that make the judgment call and complains to the staff. Then the staff is "put in the middle" as to enforcement. Often the staff member is some low level bar or restaurant server who is stuck dealing with an unpleasant (for the) conversation. So when you say you have seen this or tha
  2. AFAIK only AA fly's direct between MIA and Nassau. But other airlines have (had) direct flights from other east coast cities. Southwest fly's from Newark, Delta from Atl and JFK, Jet Blue from Boston and FLL. United from Newark. And there are others. J
  3. FYI California will start inoculations for those 16+ on April 15. With the new J&J vaccine now widely offered one could be potentially fully protected by s soon as May 13. Certainly untold thousand of 16+ teenagers could travel by July. I think Keith is right, children under 16 will not be approved until summer or fall. J
  4. For decades the Cruise line have required the "yellow fever" Vaccine card for travel to certain countries. No one ever sued over them. How would a covid card be different? Additionally, the Cruise lines have always had the discretion not to board (and to forcibly debark) any passenger they deemed too ill or infirm. They don't allow pregnant women to board past a certain stage. They can make up almost any rule they want concerning the contract in this regard. There is no constitutional right to cruise!! (My DW would argue that point 😉 ) J
  5. Have any of you heard anything about when Crystal might release the 2023 -> Crystal Endeavor schedule. Right now on the website it only shows until January. I thought that the new schedule was to be released last month. J
  6. From what the CDC website says, there are very very few people can not get the vaccination. Furthermore, why would call this "discrimination?" Do you think that these requirements are ones that the Cruise Lines particularly want to put in place? What would you have the Cruise Lines do? CDC Contraindications of Covid vaccine. J
  7. Connections at BA at Heathrow are notoriously bad. I would suggest that you plan to stay in London a few days to get over the jet lag and then fly down to Cape Town as the the LHR- CPT is north-south and only one time zone difference. J
  8. The United States and most maritime nations consider the inside passage to be an international strait, which means that foreign vessels have right of "transit passage." Thus it is not subject to the term "Canadian Waters," if the ship is indeed just transiting. The same is true of the Saint Lawrence seaway. J
  9. This is part of an email that my Travel Agent sent me. It was from a Cruise trade organization. J ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ March 1, 2021 ""The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently sent a letter about the negative impact of that ban to Canada’s ambassador to the United States. That bipartisan letter was signed by U.S. Congressional representatives Peter DeFazio, Bob Gibbs, Sam Graves, Salud Carbajal and Don Young. Finding a Solution Current U.S. law does not permit fo
  10. I am not sure I completely understand what you have written. You called Regent and they transferred the call to a 3rd party, independent, travel agent? I have never heard of Regent doing this and I am sure that other Travel Agents would be P/O to learn of this practice. Are you sure you were not calling some online booking agent masquerading as Regent? Also, if they charged you over the phone for more that you agreed, dispute the amount with your credit card company. They should reverse the charge immediately. J
  11. Sadly, none of these Cruise lines have itineraries that go down to the Ross sea. All of the above cruise lines depart from South America, only go down to the Peninsula and a few barely cross the Antarctic Circle. Ross island is much further south, about 750 south of the Antarctic Circle and only about 850 from the South Pole. This is why I was so excited to have booked the original Endeavor trip. J
  12. Although they have special section in the Galley, it is not dedicated for only gluten free foods. They prepare other "special" meal in that area too, Kosher, Vegan, Plant Based. etc. J
  13. They will try to accommodate you. However, if you have Celiac disease, I wouldn't trust them. The Chef's source lot of pre-packged ingredients from many places and have no way to be certain that the ingredients are 100% gluten free. They do carry some certified prepackage breads/rolls. J
  14. Thanks. I read the press release letter of Jan 21, 2023 from that post. I don't think it could be in 2023. Crystal shows the Endeavor still in South America/peninsula/Falkland route until February 6, 2023. By that date I think it would be too late in the season to sail back to Ross Sea/NZ. It would be great if they did! But I think the best I could hope for would be in late 2023/2024 summer season. J
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