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  1. Mushroom soup, usually offered on the first night, is superb. Also love the breadsticks, ice cream (rum raisin, peanut butter, fruit sorbets), creme brulee, most lamb dishes, cookies from Al Bacio. Wish I were aboard right now!
  2. We have not ever had a cruise ripped out from under us. Did have one on day 2 of a 15 day cruise announce that we would not visit any of the 3 ports in Mexico. This was 2009 after the H1N1 health threat. Hard to argue about that though. Went to San Diego for 1/2 day, Catalena Island for day and arrived in San Francisco a day early and got to tour SF and then sleep onboard before disembarking on our scheduled day. We were on that cruise too, Sam. Very disappointing to miss the Mexico ports. The H1N1 threat eventually turned out to be of little consequence. Our overnight in SF was magical though, warm and clear with a full moon. Unusually good weather for San Francisco.
  3. What?? You and Iain are sailing again?! Leaving us behind in soggy Sunnyvale 🙂 You're going to be Zenith Plus soon!! Bon voyage Betsy PS: How well I remember those two typhoons
  4. Yikes! Missed the boat (figuratively and maybe literally) for sure. Considering the Apex transatlantic in 2020. I compared a mid-price balcony yesterday/today. The price is up $540 pp! Thought about phoning the big box yesterday to book and didn't follow up. Sigh.
  5. Heads up! Some Medicare plans DO cover urgent and/or emergency medical treatment outside the US. Our Advantage coverage is worldwide. YMMV.
  6. We self-disembarked when we were ready to leave and stood in the taxi line for a few minutes, as chemmo mentioned above. If you don't do a tour, such as agathasmum suggested, it's easy to get a taxi. Bon voyage!
  7. For those of you who use Chase Sapphire Reserve as your insurer, please study the Guide to Benefits, last updated 8/26/18. Information regarding emergency evacuation and transportation and repatriation of remains is found on pages 12 through 16. Also check out following section beginning on page 17 regarding the emergency medical and dental benefit. I have found information about Chase Sapphire Reserve insurance to be inconsistent on this forum. Google for the benefits brochure, download it, and study every word. The benefits are quite generous. Bon voyage Betsy
  8. A useful resource for you may be https://www.rome2rio.com/ which will show you options for the information you need. Bon voyage! Betsy
  9. Same here. We were in 3112 a couple of years ago. Great cabin. The extra square footage is sort of a "vestibule" and is relatively useless, but the huge round window is amazing. Also we loved the location, sort of off the beaten path. Bon voyage wherever you end up. Betsy
  10. Hey, Happy Cruiser! Bonifacio (aka Boni) is one of our very fave servers too! Nice to know he's still with =X=. Please tell him Betsy and Mark said hello. He'll have absolutely no idea who you are talking about. Betsy
  11. Thanks 2Long. I'm on a Mac and am familiar with taking a screen shot, which may be the same as "snipping" on a PC. However, it seems to me to be more convenient to click the number of the post and print it or send myself an email to include in my relevant travel file. Hoping that capability will return when the dust settles in the new version.
  12. Oh wow! This is quite a change from the former version of CC. It used to be possible to click on the number of the post in its upper right hand corner (this post should be #4) to bring up a page with only that numbered post. So easy to print out the one page. Too bad that capability no longer seems to be available. Betsy
  13. Let's not leave out Hyperion Knight, a wonderful classical pianist we heard on the Millennium several years ago. His website indicates he's abdicated Celebrity for Seabourn.
  14. Thanks so much for the link to the three parts thread. That's where I'll start the research. You're correct dani, it is an expensive cruise, so I do want to do it right. We're aboard the Millennium at the moment. Is there anything I need to be aware of if we decide to book on while on board?
  15. Just getting started planning a cruise to the Galapagos. Any information you can provide would be helpful. Which ship? Which route? Which season? Any tips? We're seasoned =X= sailors who have no clue about the best way to organize this trip.
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