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    Washington State
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    The world!
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    www.whereissafarigal.wordpress.com, https://www.youtube.com/user/samuels5731

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  1. On Queen Elizabeth in 1962 we were able to have fresh oysters, but alas, I have never had them again at sea since then, although it does sound like they could do it :)
  2. I do hope that things are back to normal by 2022 - but until then I agree we can read cruise blogs and dream on :)
  3. We will try to use frequent flyer miles to fly home business class - then we can take 4 suitcases for free, although we usually need at least 5. At least that way I can drink champagne all the way home, so it seem quite so awful! I'm glad you enjoyed my blog - not going anywhere this winter unfortunately, but it does mean we can put future cruise credits towards 2022 :)
  4. We are also considering QV 2022 Ft Lauderdale to Southampton. It is really annoying that there is no convenient QM2 sailing this year at the end of the cruise. Somehow flying to the west coast from Heathrow after 97 blissful days on QV just doesn't excite me!
  5. We got a nice upgrade so that's good. Interestingly enough I only found out about the switch on Cruise Critic, so I checked my voyage personaliser, and there was the ship change. No email from Princess yet :)
  6. Thanks for this information. We are booked on the November 20th 2020 sailing, but with the issues of flying to Chile and Argentina, and questions about whether or not it will be safe to cruise by then, we are also thinking of canceling and transferring to 2021. I will hold off for a few days and see if there is any news.
  7. We used to use our frequent flyer miles for the one way trip as it tended to be so expensive to buy a one way plane ticket., but lately we have been using Cunard Air, and have been very happy with the choice of flights offered, the rates for premium economy. and you get frequent flyer miles too. Hopefully this will not happen again, but on my husband's flights to attempt to join the QM2 in Hong Kong this year, he had to change his booking to Singapore, and then Perth, and fly home from Perth instead of New York. I think it was easier dealing with Cunard Air than it would have been
  8. Great idea - we can't be on our ships, but we can live vicariously. In and amongst other travel videos I have several Cunard videos. Some don't have sound tracks because they were removed and I have not had the chance to make new sound tracks. Wish we were on board again! https://www.youtube.com/user/samuels5731
  9. We are on the November 21st sailing, and like you the thought of being on that cruise keeps me going! Silversea says that the cruise is still on. I contacted the Palumbo shipyard in Malta where the refit is scheduled to be done, they did get back to me, but really were only interested in whether or not I was a ship's broker, and failed to answer my question as to whether the dry dock was going to be done as scheduled. I have contacted someone else in Malta, to see if they can find out for us.
  10. Follow up..............Coincidently I just got a call from Cunard Guest Relations responding to an email I had sent previously, saying that they were aware that I had requested a refund and they were working on it. It is taking longer than expected. So yes, my refund will be on its way :)
  11. I was very excited this morning when I received an email from Cunard asking me to register for access to their Asset Bank. Yay here's our refund from our interrupted QM2 voyage in March I thought! I registered with high hopes, but alas, it was not to be. I am a travel advisor and it is a "bank" of photos and other goodies we can use for marketing.The wait continues........... :)
  12. Thanks for the replies. We do tend to sail on Cunard, and have been reluctant to try anything else in recent years, but the opportunity arose to try Silversea in November, and so IF we actually sail it is interesting to learn about the differences. I must say I am pleased about the truly all inclusive aspects of Silversea, but I do think I will miss afternoon tea in the Queens Room, and the guest choir. Maybe they will serve Milky Way Martinis in the equivalent of the Commodore Club if there is a similar venue on the Silver Wind.
  13. I booked through the US. I requested a refund for the QM2 World Cruise Fremantle to Southampton segment, and FCC for the Southampton to New York segment. I have received my 125% FCC for the crossing already. I have not received the refund, but was told that Cunard would not process the refund for 60 days - and that the 60 days may not be until 60 days after the official, rather than actual end of the cruise (April 18th vs March 15th). Let's see if anything happens on May 15th!
  14. Thank you both :) Unfortunately the My Cunard site no longer works for this voyage, but the link to the form did work. Yay! Hopefully there will be a refund in the not too distant future!
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