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habenicd

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    Chattanooga, TN, USA
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    Star Clippers
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  1. We have just begun to look at this cruise as well. We are looking at the east bound version and the two days at sea after embarking in Singapore are high in our "pros" column. Also, the orangutan excursion in Kuching. As I gather information I will share it here.
  2. We just returned from our 7th Star Clipper cruise, and even with the current and ongoing problems discussed in other threads on this board, we had a wonderful time.
  3. Everyone involved is posturing and drawing lines in the proverbial sand. The lawyers need to sit down and hammer out a deal and be done with it.
  4. So, we were to board Royal Clipper in Cannes on August 10th. We received no advance warning of the change in embarkation location nor to the ports of call. We were concerned when we arrived in Cannes, by private car from Nice, to not see any masts in the bay off the pier. We had seen the Royal Clipper off Monte Carlo on the 9th during our own day trip up there from Nice. We had no idea they were disembarking there. It was only upon finding the Star Clippers agents in Cannes at the pier that we were told about all of the changes. We along with many other passengers felt that we had wasted time and money on an hour drive from Nice to Cannes just to turn around and drive 3 hours back to Savona. There was little to nothing said aboard about the underlying problems other than we were going to be skipping French ports in order to avoid the minor chance that the ship would be seized. There were many back to back sailings guests who were not happy about repeating the ports they had just visited. So I wonder what is happening this week as the ship was to make several ports in Croatia on its way to Venice... Upon our return home I emailed my long time travel agent to see if she had heard anything. Her response was no and that I should write a letter and send it to her to pass along to Star Clippers. Based on klapka's most recent update, I will be sending a letter to my travel agent to pass along as she suggested. There were so many first timers on this cruise I hope they do not get a bad taste in their mouths after this.
  5. Let's hope they figure out the contact issues and begin to schedule sailings.
  6. We did the Singapore to Phuket trip in Nov. 2017, so we have not done either the North or South Phuket roundtrip, yet. However, the dive master on board, during our trip, told us that the Northern route is just a bit better if you are a diver.
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