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  1. alexandra cruiser

    Explorer Feb 1-17 Buenos Aires to Santiago Live

    I was on same cruise,,,but have not read all the posts yet. But we really enjoyed it,,,,just have one thing to warn those on next cruise on Explorer...be very careful of steps in Constellation Theater...I tripped 2 times and saw many others do same.Not marked well and easy to miss. Loved the doorbells,,,so handy. Also, anyone booking this in future,,,DO NOT book flights on Copa Air,,,we,along with 4 other Regent cruisers ,,,were stuck in Santiago for extra nite due to cancellation of our flights...very poor communication and handling of whole thing. Got home 2 days later and just angry and exhausted....so BEWARE. Have been flying MANY yrs.and worst experience EVER.
  2. Odd, says it on web for the new ships.That a a deal breaker for us. LOVE the b fast comfort of room service.. Anyone else have same exp??
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    American Cruise Line’s new ship

    I too am interested in this ship,,,anyone done a review of Oct. sailings? Just ordered brochure,,,
  4. See they have breakfast room service,,,does it inc. full hot breakfast or just continental? Is it for every room category?
  5. Did post this on roll call,but for those not listed that our on this cruise,,or even past cruisers,could you post daily blog with pics about this itinerary?? With new format am some how not able to find reviews ,,, Would really be appreciated. Have this one booked for next yr. and interested in all details re ports,shore exc.etc. Thanks in advance.
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    Oceania vs. Crystal

    Thanks for that info re BTO,,,will look more at C,,but also see you must make dining time choice,,,not open dining. Do you have to make reservation for time before ea.dinner if you want to choose,,as they say.?Then is a full hot breakfast avail.in all cabins on C?? I hav e asked for brochure online 2 times and NONE sent. Odd way to deal with potential new customer,it seems.Guess I ll try calling.Do like they sail out of Miami sometimes,,,can just drive down.Need to explore my options since O doing away with tubs in all but 2 ships..boo.
  7. Yes, that was it. Ended up doing O tour there and area much more interesting to us than the Santiago one. We were really looking forward to it,,not sure WHY it was cancelled,but got email before we left.
  8. We went on the O tour of town, along with visit to bar with dancing and music. Had to do this because the tour I wanted to falls and hike outside town cancelled. Of the 3 ports we visited,it was my least favorite. Glad we had guide due to amount of poor people begging in square and on streets,felt sorry but they were aggressive and a nuisance.Would stick with O tours there, as 2 groups arranged for a guide,that we heard of,,and they never showed.Just our experience,of course. q
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    Oceania vs. Crystal

    I wanted to TRY Cyrstal,but DH refuses to dress up for dinner,and C has formal nites.So now go on Regent ex.when O has itinerary on Marina or Riveriera,,,with the larger cabins and tubs.Wonder if C will ever relax the dress code,,,would love to give it a try.PS..forget about me getting DH to change his mind...Went on Seabourn and made such a fuss about a sportscoat,which he wore on FORMAL nite,they never told him NO to entrance.BUt all other men had suits,at least.MEN"""'''
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    Question about which ships go to South Pacific

    I took the Marina last Feb.around S.Pacific islands and had no problem getting to even smaller islands,as they just stayed offshore and take small boats back and forth.Would NOT go on smaller ships,just because of lack of tub in cabins.Also rooms much smaller ,with less extra rest.onboard,etc. I m glad I went and area beautiful,but looked very similar to Hawaii to me. Plus, airfare and all other expenses much hi er.Just a real treat to see all the world,an experience like not other and am so grateful to be able to do it. Have been doing this 30 yrs now and still MORE to see.
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    Question About Pre and Post Regent Hotel Stays

    I always take the air and hotel cash credit,,,find I can do better on my own and prefer to pick my own air times,carrier,seats,etc. Same with hotel,,,like to choose my own.The cost is less important to us ,,than convenience.Hate to wait for ALL the passengers to board bus,etc.Faster and more comfortable to take our own taxi.Nice to be given this choice,and know others prefer all inc..Same when leaving ship,,,take taxi when WE want ,not group time.
  12. I really hope Regent will address your problems and send you an apology. Wish it was taken care of while you were onboard. Surely, you being Asian should NOT be a concern,,,anywhere or anytime.Let us know if you get satisfaction. Sorry you didnt enjoy your cruise,,know its a big expense and not having a great experience is very sad.In the past,Regent has always been one of the top of the line cruiseships.
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    Just returned from Sirena to cuba

    Since you brought up bathrooms,,,ugh,,,I ended up using bus one. Tried the ones avail.on O tours and AWFUL..Tried 2 on different days, and just AVOID them.The worst was tour when we heard a great choral group,,feel so bad for the people that MUST use them daily.Asked guide and said,,,sadly, its common. Also, no AC in most locations,so dress acc.I m from FL and felt right at home.EVen with warnings on ship,,,many had probs with it. One bad one was on tour where cuban band perf.in bar,,with dancing. So now you know
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    Just returned from Sirena to cuba

    I had read from past posts that MOST will take american dollars,,,and found it to be TRUE.Did not change any money, and all took it gladly.From small markets,to horse and buggy,to O tips on buses,etc. In all the 3 ports we went to,had NO problem at all.In fact, seemed glad to have it.But you will get change in CUC,,so bring small bills.GLad I didnt waste my time or money,,just a HINT.
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    Attention,,,those on Oct.28 cruise with Canary Islands and past ones

    Thanks for good advice and info,,will keep it in mind. Good idea to ck.roll call,,maybe someone will do an ongoing post with pics,.Only reason I can take O on this one,,,is one of the large ships with tubs,haha. Plus, like the Lisbon to Barcelona route.Plus, 4 Canary Islands visited.