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  1. The World also has a food and beverage charge. Several years ago it was $40,000 per year and has probably gone up. Use it or lose it.
  2. Go over to the Celebrity board and find the thread “Live from the first cruise in the pandemic.” Interesting reading.
  3. We did a similar itinerary last year on the Seabourn Sojourn. I have been to Alaska 15 times including twice on our own boat from Vancouver. Many cruise lines advertise the Inside Passage but really don’t do it. Seabourn did and the scenery is spectacular! The cruise into Misty Fiords is beautiful and the ship anchors there for several hours while the zodiac excursions are carried out. You cannot get off the ship so if you want to explore further you will have to purchase the excursion. Sitka is a great port with lots of history. Docking is not always guaranteed so tendering is a possibility. September is a great month to go because the salmon are spawning and it’s only a short walk from town to view them. Inian Islands is set up strictly for the zodiacs again. You cannot get off the ship. Alert Bay is a tendering port and quite frankly quite disappointing. Once you get off the tender you have to wait in line to be checked in by the locals. (Not fun if it is raining) You also have to check out before getting on the tender to return to the ship. Once you get past the local authorities it’s about a two minute walk to a park that has a lot of totem poles. There is nothing else to see so unless it’s a sunny day and you want to go for a walk... Wrangell has a first class museum at one end of town and the petroglyphs at the other. No real need for a paid tour as everything is in walking distance. As someone suggested, you can Google the ports to see the attractions. You can also email the Visitor Bureau’s in the larger ports and they will send you info. Once on board, Seabourn gives you a brochure on wildlife as well as a paperback copy of cruising in Alaska. They also give you a light weight parka so there is no need to pack a jacket. Just bring sweaters for layering. If you are into shopping some great deals can be had in September as all the shops are closing for the season. The cruise you are looking at is unique because it does Hubbard as well as Glacier Bay. Hubbard is a one glacier view and if it is misty or foggy you might not see too much. Glacier Bay has many glaciers that gives more options for viewing should weather or ice hamper conditions. We were booked on a 12 day Seabourn to Alaska in May which of course was cancelled. Depending on COVID, maybe we will see you on board.
  4. ONCruiser, I think we might have been booked on the same cruise and we both received our refunds at approximately the same time. I highly doubt I used your travel agent and I did not, nor did my agent ever call Seabourn. So maybe they might be refunding according to specific cruises. I am grateful that we did not have to wait as long as some of the others but I still feel their pain!
  5. I just checked my credit card this morning and have been fully refunded for our cruise 5/31. BTW, I am not located in the USA. Thank you JPH814 for all your hard work in maintaining this refund roll call.
  6. Cruise 5-31-20 Rec’d email from Seabourn 4-14-20 advising cruise cancelled Requested full refund 4-14-20 Having doubts a refund will ever be issued, I filed a dispute claim with CC provider 5-5-20
  7. Does anybody know if you have to subscribe to Word Press to be able to comment on Captain Mercer’s blog?
  8. Does anybody know if the hair dryers on the Soujourn are the ones mounted on the bathroom wall or are they the hand held type?
  9. I think I acted too hastily as we have already made final payment and from what I have read regarding the referral coupon, it must be submitted before. So please disregard my request.
  10. We are doing our first Seabourn cruise next month, September, to Alaska. can anyone help out with a referral coupon. Many Thxs.
  11. September is a great month to go. The salmon are spawning and Creek Street in Ketchikan is solid with salmon. There is also usually a few seals putting on a show while helping themselves to the buffet. The creeks and streams in Sitka are also full of spawning salmon and if you are a shopper, many of the seasonal stores have huge sales to clear out their merchandise before the end of the cruise ship season. I never figure the weather to be a factor. Been there 13 times and have had hot temps in May and September and chilly, rainy days in the middle of summer. Just be prepared for everything.
  12. Apparently if you are allergic to eggs you should not have this shot.
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