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  1. When our cruises got cancelled last year we just rolled our deposits into the WC 2023. We have done a lot of the ports but Easter Island, Papua and New Guinea and the Andamans have been on our list forever so happy to do them all.
  2. Cannot wait to cruise but unfortunately may not have my second dose before the final payment so have to hold my horses. I booked Silversea for december but hope to go on Crystal before that!
  3. Smart casual for me...dreading formal.
  4. If we get our vaccines we will look at this seriously. Just need a bit of room service and a different four walls. Also love being on the ocean. Can sit for hours on the balcony feeling the ocean breezes with my iPad!
  5. Most luxury lines know your names before you board or as soon as you board....they have sheets posted below deck with names and photographs. Crystal for example has a sheet with your preferences....so I get the hypoallergenic pillows, my preferred Evian water and the like. My water in the dining room is the temperature I like....a pillow for my back and a blanket in case I am cold on the ready. Regent btw is casual and even Crystal has optional formal. On Seabourn you can dine on formal nights in the specialty or casual restaurants so that is not really an issue.
  6. I have been on both Regent and Seabourn and 13 times on the PG so perhaps my input being valid will put things in perspective. The ship...old ...cabins small except for B and above which are equal to entry level on Regent ships. The food in the Specialty restaurants is good everywhere else is nice but nothing special. Nowhere near Crystal for example. the Staff....I cannot say enough about them...just wonderful love them all. Service I will have to give Seabourn the nod with Crystal, Regent and PG equal. All this being said would go on the PG at the drop of a hat. I
  7. I have terrible Crystal withdrawal....would love to go on these cruises.
  8. We used the Helicopter to Monaco to join the Mariner. They allowed us to bring plenty of luggage as far as I recall. Was nice and convenient and they dropped us at our hotel from where we could see the Mariner sailing into the Port the next day. Wonderful memories...
  9. For those who are looking for a world class Safari would suggest &Beyond. They have some very nice properties and will arrange small private planes to move you to save time. Also their lodges have their own airstrips so no time wasted driving to and from. Since we are three they chartered a small plane for us to go from point A to B thus maximizing our safari experience.
  10. We have taken one O cruise years ago and didn’t care for the food- quality of food product but things may have changed. Also, found the demographic not to our taste. In the past we have loved its sister company regent(and hoping to retry them soon on either splendor or explorer) We recently in February went on seabourn odyssey loved everything about it except the food. We found all the ice creams too sweet, food in the main restaurant inedible and no where near as good as crystal or even mainstream line. The only exception was Thomas Keller restaurant(good quality produce)and some
  11. Thanks, Wes. We have grown very comfortable cruising with Crystal for the last 6 years. But i do see your point regarding their cabin size. If the 2023 Regent itinerary suits may jump ship. We are homebound with everything cancelled except for a Splendour cruise next Sept.
  12. Why, Wes? We are booked on the 2023 WC with Crystal. All itinerary driven for us.
  13. We have a couple booked including the 2023 world cruise.
  14. You have the choice to arrange this on your own. We usually do.
  15. Very sad to hear this...knew he wasn’t well. The last time we had him was a couple of years ago in South Africa. A very perfect gentle knight indeed. His cheese plates were works of art placed from mild to strong to enervate the palate. His crepe suzette was fabulous . He loved his Gorgonzola and his Viognier but was happy to share a glass of my daughter’s Caymus or Dom taking it back to his ‘ office’ to drink later on. In Mozambique he carried back a huge jackfruit from the market for my daughter and was so excited that he was able to find one for her that he came to Preg
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