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  1. Thank you. I'm going to give it a try for 5 of them in the next few months. FCC's are issued in the names of 3 adults (son, daughter, dil) and 2 teenage grandkids.
  2. I have 10 open FCC's for family members from two different cruises when I reserved and paid deposits on 3 cabins for each cruise - it's my kids, same last name as mine for all. We cancelled them under CWC. I'm beginning to think my family will not want to get on a ship before the FCC expires. Grand total of the 10 is $1250. Have you helped any clients with situations like this? I have plenty of cruises I could apply the amounts to if they would allow me to use them for myself.
  3. You did a super job reporting! I enjoyed it a lot - Thank you!!!
  4. On Serenade's Boston-Florida repo in fall 2019 there were 3 bookcases near the pool tables and each one had three or four shelves of books. With cruising just re-opening, and with Covid concerns, it might be different now. Have a great time!
  5. I'm the opposite of you and really enjoyed the south, including Tasmania. What highlights did you particularly enjoy on the northern route?
  6. Bon Voyage and Happy Birthday to Marvelous Mary!!! I'm on Allure b2b in November and look forward to hearing any info you pass along 🙂 I hope we can trash again soon!!!
  7. Were you at the downtown pier or the Point Seraphine pier across the bay from downtown? Your comment must mean you were not allowed to go outside the port gates, is that correct?
  8. Do you know ahead of time which nights Amphora will be open so as to coordinate with specialty reservations?
  9. Thanks so much for your extremely helpful posts @caymancouple And @sb44 you make a great point about the raising of the sails accompanied by Conquest of Paradise providing a great moment to reflect on our blessings, especially after surviving huge challenges. This will be my third time on the yachts and I find them fabulous, but sail away doesn't offer the magic sound of the sails flapping in the wind.
  10. I remember the first time we heard it in 2003 sailing from Athens. Our first impression was how serious and dreary it sounded in contrast to the excitement we were feeling. I agree with your comment, but I know some may not.
  11. Thank you for the excursion list. And most important, Happy Birthday yesterday!
  12. Thanks for the update! Glad you're having such a wonderful time. Did you order your WS departure Covid test ahead of time?
  13. Too late to edit my first comment, but you're right the email does say Oct30, 2022, so I can see why you'd be concerned for your 2023 sailings. Personally I'm assuming the email date was a typo and should have been Oct30, 2021. Everyone I know who received it had sailings from fall 2021 to spring 2022.
  14. Too early to know, but I've heard June 2022 as the current estimate for when travel to/from Australia will be permitted. If that materializes, ships could arrive there for itineraries in fall/winter 2022-23.
  15. We're excited to read your news reports and tips about the sailing. Bon Voyage!
  16. Yes, unless they do a trans-Pacific from Singapore to Seattle. Guess we have to wait and see.
  17. Just got a cancellation email from Royal for my April 26, 2022 booking on Quantum from Honolulu to Vancouver. "Our original plan for Quantum of the Seas was to begin offering sailings departing from Brisbane, Australia beginning October 30, 2022. However, we’ve decided that Quantum of the Seas will remain in Singapore instead. Unfortunately, this means your sailing will be cancelled."
  18. My late husband John had health struggles during the cruise and rested in the cabin a good part of the time. We finally left the ship early in Trapani, the day after Agrigento to get him home. On boarding day I think we had three couples get together and you and I learned we were both retired from AA. Hope all goes well for your flights today.
  19. Thank you for the helpful info, Ginny. Glad to see you and Jack are enjoying lots of cruising. We were together on Wind Surf around Sicily in October 2016. Happy Travels!
  20. Hi Lori and Raul ! I miss you guys. That Black Sea itinerary looks fabulous! My daughter Molly and I are booked on Star Breeze from St. Maarten in three weeks. Our cabin is the normal Oceanview Suite and not a balcony, but a couple on our rollcall have upgraded so I'll get photos of theirs for you. This will be my ninth Windstar and I'm sure you'd be pleased with the product. Six were on the sailing vessels. Our first try of the yachts was 2016. John and I did a Caribbean itinerary on Star Legend and my sister and I did Hong Kong to Bangkok in 2018, again on Legend. I love the oceanview suites. They're huge, with a wonderful "living room" area next to the large window (the ov cabins they've added with the stretching switched to put the bed by the window), a spacious bathroom and large walk-in closet. Much like a JS on RCCL. With the port intensive itinerary in the Black Sea, you can give some thought to how much you'd be on your balcony. Anyway, I'll get photos of each. Here's a review of Star Breeze, but I wish it had more cabin pix. Live From Star Breeze: What is Better on the Reimagined Cruise Yacht (cruisecritic.com)
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