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Rob the Cruiser

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    travel, cooking, wine
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    South America

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  1. I have so many favorites that I would probably list half of the items being offered. But, for the most unusual dish - seared lamb chops for breakfast! The first time I saw it on the breakfast menu, I thought it was a typo. They are incredible.
  2. Politicians don't make rational decisions. They are guessing. They are intoxicated by how easy it has been to control our lives.
  3. Let me be clear. I agreed with your statement "we will cruise again when there is no requirement to wear masks or social distance". I didn't state that you would be "fine".
  4. That's our thinking as well. To us, cruising fantasyland. Wearing masks, social distancing, etc. is the harsh reality of the steps we must continue to follow indefinitely. If it takes another year to get back to "normal", that's fine with us. If it's five years, that's fine also.
  5. Agreed. We're satisfied with Copa for our Denver - Buenos Aires flights. Business class seats are like domestic first class but there's a connection in Panama City, so we weren't subjected to 14 continuous hours of torture. The "Copa Club" for frequent flyers and business class is spacious and as nice as any I have visited. Edited just now by Rob the Cruiser
  6. DW and I have visited Buenos Aires three times and never encountered "bums and con people everywhere". It's a fabulous city. The only victims we ever encountered on a cruise were those who ignored advice to leave their jewelry in their cabins when going ashore.
  7. Don't let other people tell you what to think. You are who you are. If someone doesn't like what you have to say, they can ignore you.
  8. DW and I were on that cruise also. While I sympathize with those who have disabilities, storing mobility devices in the hallways was dangerous. Add the housekeeper carts in the morning and the hallways became an obstacle course.
  9. Were you afraid of being trampled by hundreds of passengers behaving as if they hadn't had a meal in days?
  10. It never snows in Colorado Springs...in July.
  11. We are Elite Plus on Celebrity. Although we enjoyed our cruises on Celebrity, we feel that Oceania takes the cruise experience to a much higher level. Looking at the comparison from a different perspective, here are a few things that Oceania doesn't have: Agressive photographers. Roving staff members trying to sell/upgrade drink packages, shore excursions, specialty dining, etc. "Art" auctions. Massive shopping promotions. Crowds or long lines. We were shocked to find that the food in the Grand Dining Room on Oceania is as good, if not better, than similar dishes served in Blu aboard Celebrity. Imagine having lamb chops cooked to order at breakfast. When I first saw lamb chops listed for breakfast I thought it was a typo. As soon as you are aboard, head straight for Waves and order this: SURF & TURF - Grilled Florida lobster medallions, sliced black angus filet mignon, tomato, toasted ciabatta, roasted garlic jus, remoulade dipping sauce. The dish also includes truffle fries.
  12. The longest we've done is 37 days. We loved every minute of it. In fact, we tried to extend the stay for the next itinerary but it was sold out.
  13. All specialty restaurants are smaller and more intimate than main/grand dining rooms.
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