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About muggo11

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Interests
    art, blackjack, reading, theatre
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Carnival
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  1. Me, too! Muggo. . .my brothers and close childhood friends still call me this. Followed by the day of my birth. Which is also my favorite number!
  2. We took this segment in 2019 and were so pleased with the experience. Our first and won't be our last Cunard cruise. The gin bar is a trip. And watching the ballroom dancers every evening was a staple. And, of course, teatime. And the library is unparalleled among ships.
  3. Hmmm. . .booked on June 3 Sydney rt WC on Sea Princess. Fingers crossed.
  4. Yes, Cunard. No transfer of loyalty rewards but shareholder benefits and OBC also competitive. We then flew, using points, on Emirates via Dubai for a 36 hour layover, thus circumnavigating the globe. An amazing journey. We would sail Cunard again in a heartbeat. And we have 18 cruises under our belts with Princess!
  5. We sailed on the Queen Victoria from San Francisco to Sydney last year. Glorious 18 day trip and at a price competitive with Princess.
  6. Thanks, all. After some research and reviews (many from the RV community), we went with PostScan. So far, so good. We have a Seattle private mail box address while living in a short-term rental south of Seattle. Service is simple and ez to use. $25 a month for mail to both my husband and me. Forwarding mail costs extra but only rarely needed. I just file scanned contents of most mail. And have them recycle (e.g. throw away) any junk or catalogs. And now I will never have to change my address ever again!
  7. Yup. Booked two Carnival freebies (aft balconies!) for march and May in Sydney Australia in 2021. It is a gamble but the cruises are terrific and I am only out $400+ each for the two for two of us. . What will be, will be. It is all COVID-willing. Live your life. Live your life!
  8. As we look to launch our life of international nomaddery (COVID willing), which virtual mail services work well? We would like to have a Washington State address.
  9. Cigna looks terrific. Bookmarking this to get. How far in advance should we purchase?
  10. Thanks. Yes we DO plan to live outside the US for 4-5 months of time between cruises. We also need to change our Medicare Advantage policy and will look at emergency coverage while overseas for the various alphabet plans.
  11. Thanks, Steve, **We plan to establish residency in Washington State this coming August. And will back there when needed for as-needed medical care, which will be. . . **a Medicare Advantage policy, probably with Kaiser or maybe USAA. Still exploring/comparing options and plans. **dates are more or less set for each location (the 3 cruise dates are definitely set—*June-sept 2021, *Dec-2022 and *Jan-Feb 2022). Travelling back to Washington State MAY not happen between each location and cruise. It depends on our health and my husband requires a medication by injection every 3 months (we are exploring access to the medication in foreign countries). I am guessing by your questions that going back “home” between trips has implications for the kind of insurances that are advisable? Thanks.
  12. I am retiring and we are on our way to being International nomads. Starting in January 2021 and through 2022 we plan to take three cruises and live for a few months in Sydney, Como and Montevideo for a few months each. What recommendations do you have for year-round or individual travel insurance? I plan to get Med-Jet as a back-up as well. I am 67 and my husband is 72 and other than bouts with cancer, are mobile and in good health.
  13. Fingers crossed for our dream WC on Sea Princess June of 21 out of Sydney. We shall see.
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