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Ski Mom 2

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About Ski Mom 2

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Minnesota and the Florida Panhandle
  • Interests
    Traveling, shopping, reading, drinking wine!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Windstar
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. We loved Valetta. Totally doable on your own. It's a beautiful town with lots to see. We love to walk, drink some beer and wine, eat, shop and perhaps a bit of sightseeing. We had no plan in Valetta which was par for the course for us. We stumbled upon The Bar where Oliver Reed drank the night before he died while filming The Gladiator. Lots of English folks drinking a pint. We saw many restaurants and finally choose one with lots of locals and it was delightful. They were getting ready for a festival so there was a lot to look at too. It was very pretty too and I would love to return. We also watched the shooting off of some cannons which was fun.
  2. We were suppose to stop in Sorrento but the seas were high and with no room in Naples, we were sent to Salerno last September. We had reserved a local tour in Sorrento but due to the fires at the time and some road closures, they were unable to come fetch us from Salerno. We hooked up with 2 other couples and after walking off the ship, found a bar where we met a lovely gentleman that had a friend who was a taxi driver. He called him up and he agreed to take the 6 of us to Ravello for the day. We had a lovely time but I could have stayed in Ravello longer. We were docked in Salerno until very late at night so once we returned after our trip to Ravello, my husband and I set out on foot to explore Salerno. We ended up in an area filled with bars, restaurants and shops. We found a place to sit outside and have some wine, meat and cheese and watched the locals go by. Afterwards, we walked on a large boulevard with all the locals heading home. The church bells rang out and we stopped for some gelato before heading back to our ship. It was such a nice surprise and totally unexpected. We do like to wander on our own, drink wine, eat well and do a little shopping and perhaps some sightseeing as well. I would think you might be able to find a ferry boat to somewhere. I don't remember seeing them but we weren't looking out for them like we did in Amalfi.
  3. Valetta is very easy to do on your own. It is a beautiful city and we had a delightful time exploring on our own. Found a fun bar, cute shops, and a delicious restaurant for lunch. I would love to return and explore more. Our departure was a bit hairy. The waves were crazy and going out was interesting to say the least! But the sunset was one of the most spectacular we have ever seen!
  4. We found a terrific apartment on AirBnB that put us right in the middle of things. We love having the extra space, walked all over and took an Uber whenever we wanted to go far.
  5. There was a rep on board Wind Surf last September helping folks book their next cruise. Our friends were looking at Asia at the time. I'm sorry I can't remember his name but he was very fun and outgoing. If we had known what our next trip would have been at the time we would have booked on board for the extra savings.
  6. Sorry for the double post. I don’t know what happened and I couldn’t figure out how to delete one!
  7. We booked our flights to leave on Monday late afternoon so we could see Aruba. We have never been there and it was one of the reasons we chose this itinerary so it was important for us to stay. I have booked a short tour on Saturday morning to see the sights of the island and on Sunday we will have a beach day before heading home on Monday.
  8. We booked our flights to leave on Monday late afternoon so we could see Aruba. We have never been there and it was one of the reasons we chose this itinerary so it was important for us to stay. I have booked a short tour on Saturday morning to see the sights of the island and on Sunday we will have a beach day before heading home on Monday.
  9. I see that now. I think the original email I received only said it was valid for 2019 sailings. Now I'll have to call to see what my options are. Thanks for the heads up!
  10. I thought the incentives were on bookings for 2019 sailings, not 2020. I’ll have to go look again.
  11. This is what our cruise documents from WS said for our September 2019 cruise out of Lisbon: PORT OF EMBARKATION: LISBON CRUISE TERMINAL | LISBOA PT
  12. Fantastic and congratulations!! I've got my fingers crossed for our January Wind Surf cruise 🙂
  13. If you book on the Wind Surf I highly recommend the Suite category versus the bridge suite. It is twice as big as the regular cabins (they use to be two rooms and they took the wall in between down). The best part of the suites is that they have 2 BATHROOMS! After cruising for 25 days last September my DH and I can both agree that saved our marriage 🙂 On a side note: when the Wind Surf goes in for some upgrades in November, they are putting back in many of the walls and converting many of the suites back to two rooms. You can see that on the web site.
  14. We are on a Star Collector cruise in 2020 and the price remains the same. However, the individual cruises that make up the Star Collector have gone down $100 each. But I agree with avalong, I check the rates every week!
  15. If you go to the deck plans of each ship, at the bottom of the page they list those cabins with a 3rd berth. Wind Surf: 117-140 plus all suites Wind Spirit and Wind Star: all cabins except 101 & 102; all suites Star Pride, Star Breeze & Star Legend(currently): Classic Suites with 3rd berths — 05 and 06, Balcony Suites with 3rd berths — 204-205, and 222-223, Ocean View Suites with 3rd berths — 112-115, 200-201, 300-301 I think I got all those right but I would check to make sure. They triplets 3rd berths change after they are reconfigured and they list those cabins as well.
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