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pdaniel

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  1. Such a great response to a stupid post!
  2. We loved SALT on Moon. Are there plans to expand this to Spirit to replace Indochine?
  3. Lois, Thank you so much for your review. We experienced the same excellent level of service on the first 2 segments. We were completely “blown away” by the Moon. The minor protocol inconveniences were completely overshadowed by the superb experiences onboard. If I may add just a couple of additional highlights for future cruisers. Silver Note was exceptional. It is the perfect venue for dinner or an after dinner espresso martini. The entertainment onboard of Natalia, Charlie and the Silversea singers was terrific. Also, do not miss Vicki’s show. Entertaining, emotional and extremely well done. P.S.- Do not miss the late evening pool dance party!
  4. Were the positive cases caused by unvaccinated children onboard? Didn’t Crystal initially sell this as 100% vaccinated crew and passengers?
  5. We are on the first two Moon cruises. Agree with spins on the 2nd leg. Did not witness this on maiden voyage. Sadly, I also leave it there. Hopeful, this is not the new norm…
  6. Agree. Should have noted my observation was made inside the restaurant during dinner. It looked like some type of baseball cap.
  7. Promised to leave Spins thread, however, Didi and Kim in Silver Note are excellent (especially accompanied by espresso martini by Mary Beth). Hats in La Terrazo were observed and pointed out to management. Was told there is nothing they can do to enforce dress code. Too bad… Good news! Fernando back onboard!
  8. Gladly… Julian- restaurant manager Dale Tayfun Rodrigo Raisa Mehdi Ben Oleksander Emman I do not have passenger nationalities nor do I care to ask. Great mix of interesting people regardless of where they call home. I will discontinue future posts (rarely post anyway). We are seasoned, critical travelers presenting our honest perspective. Sorry for confusing my posts with a “Panglossian” board or interrupting a brief kerfuffle.
  9. A recap from another intransit perspective. Vacated suite at 8 and had a delicious, leisurely breakfast in Atlantide restaurant. Went directly to the lovely air conditioned comfort of Panarama lounge where we could sit inside or out for a couple of hours. We were then informed a little after noon to disembark the ship to the uncomfortable process described above which lasted less than hour. We were then onboard to the excellent service and sea bream for lunch in Alantide. When we returned to the suite our room temperature was warm for a brief period of time but never hot. It quickly returned to the comfort we have enjoyed the entire cruise. We are so thankful to be sailing on the luxurious Silver Moon. Yesterday was a minor, required inconvenience imposed upon Silversea. Obviously, it may be much too soon for some to be sailing again under these new protocols. Our overall experience has been terrific and the fellow passengers we have met have been understanding and respectful.
  10. Could not agree more. We are staying onboard for the next segment. Best mix of superior service from crew and respectful passengers we’ve ever sailed with before. Everyone is so appreciative of being here.
  11. Spinnaker is correct. The COVID test is a rapid antigen test not PCR. Sorry for posting the incorrect information.
  12. You are required to carry proof of vaccination, complete Hellenic PLF form and before boarding pass PCR test at pier. In addition, some are randomly PCR tested at airport (I was one of the lucky ones). I know it sounds awful, but after you are onboard experiencing superb service it becomes a very small price to pay. Come join us! We are having a blast! P.S.- Sorry forgot to add. These are requirements for US passengers…
  13. Probably a good call if WiFi speed is a critical part of your cruise experience. We were on the Edge last January and Explorer on February 22nd. The internet speed was terrific on Edge and unusable on Explorer. We are currently on Silver Moon and WiFi speed is excellent. We love Regent but WiFi speed is consistently bad.
  14. We are also onboard the beautiful Silver Moon. We flew over on Delta direct JFK to Athens using SS air. I was selected randomly for PCR test at the Athens airport. Our driver met us in arrivals and proceeded to take us directly to the pier. We were again tested and onboard sipping champagne before 2. Terrific service! Over 2:1 ratio of crew to passenger. We are also on second segment. Have heard there are fewer passengers on that leg. Works for me! Even with new protocols, this cruise is spectacular and exceeds expectations.
  15. I have no problem rewarding excellent service with a generous tip. If you think you’ve had a tough year, imagine what the staff has endured. WHY TIP? C’mon man...
  16. . I recall when the cameras arrived from PBS to film their documentary, you welcomed them into your suite and agreed to be filmed?
  17. We gotta get together. I’m in Asheville and would love to buy you a Wicked Weed Beer. We can Chill, talk about cruising and have a few laughs about our manic masked marauder…😉
  18. Honesty, no bashing here. I enjoy reading your posts. You seem like good folks to cruise with and hope we do some day. We love Regent and are Platinum with them. Many of us are appalled by condescending, pretentious posts putting others down. Treating others with dignity and respect is what we would like to see from everyone, including our most “privileged” poster. Just one person’s opinion...
  19. CruisetheCs- “What difference does it make if she or anyoneelse new to the Regent board posts on this board?” Because there is only one opinion that matters on this board and it must be the “last word”. (Hiding behind the mask)
  20. “SusieQft is new to the Regent board and is still learning” What a pretentious post!
  21. Great post! Of course Regent does “bumps”. Free cruises, free upgrades, cheap “upsells” These are only available to certain prolific posters... Serious question. If your spouse was 90 would you be the first to go on a cruise?
  22. Agree. Maybe our most prolific poster will focus attention there so we can ignore them or abide by their promised retirement from this board and we all return to civilized, respectable posts and fewer arguments. (not bashing... just hopeful) “Imagine”...(John Lennon)
  23. In order to differentiate Regent from the Silversea version, we should call our “watercooler” sticky, Travelchat!
  24. Flossie009, It is so refreshing reading your posts, along with Marc, pappy, and SusieQft. You present positive, factual content to this site. You are extremely helpful to experienced cruisers and newbies. Thank you for posting knowledgeable, perspective analysis and insight instead of hypocritical and ignorant opinions.
  25. Excellent advice. Book a cruise that will be cancelled. Get the 125% FCC and transfer to a more expensive cruise. That’s almost as good as getting free cruises, generous upgrades, and exclusive upsells back in the good old days...
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