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  1. Easy guess. We're in Governor's Land.😀 BTW, we went to Antarctica in 2009 with Regent on the expedition ship Minerva. Our favorite cruise. We did get to South Georgia and we also think that was the highlight.
  2. Colony (as in Ford's?) We have been on 41, 40 and 45 day cruises. For us to continue to be happy and excited on a long cruise, it depends largely on the ending ports. If we are excited about the upcoming ports then we are happy. On the 41 day (Sing-Venice) we were excited til the very end because we had never sailed into Venice. On the 40 day it was Auckland-Hong Kong) again HK a port we were excited about even though we had been there before. On the 45 day (London-Montreal) we did get bored because the Greenland/Northern Canada portion of the trip was so repetitive with many sea days. We were looking forward to Montreal but not quite as much as the other ending ports. Of course, being a little bored for ports did not ruin the last part of the cruise! The 40 day was on Regent, other two on the Quest.
  3. Also glad this thread was started. We are (still) looking at one of these dinners..I suppose the alternative (with $560 to work with) is to book a highly rated restaurant in Bordeaux. Not Michelin as I haven't seen the value there but I'm no food expert. It bothered me when I looked at the du Tertre menu and saw their reference to the 1855 classification. The way they wrote the menu it seemed to imply they were the 1st growth which was Chateau Margaux. (and 3 others). I'm also no wine expert but I have too much time on my hands nowadays and I looked up the 1855 classification. du Tertre was in the 5th growth category. 39 Chateaux were rated ahead in 1-4. Kirwan was a 3rd growth behind 15 chateaux. Of course, the best info is from BillB who said the wines were excellent. Searching the web both wineries 2009 red bordeaux go for anywhere between $45 and $100, rated in the low to mid 90's. I'm going to book one and then ask on board about the details of the evening. If it's a large group, no go. It better not be chicken! I just had another thought. Why not stay onboard, book Chartreuse or Prime 7 and spend $560 on wine!
  4. HI snorkle, That's what I'm doing for 22 Sept21 on Splendor. Too soon to give up. Dinner at the chateau in Bordeaux!
  5. All about Food, I want to dine with you! Love your attitude. And, why not? We have booked the Sept 22, 2021 cruise on the Splendor. London to Barcelona. In Bordeaux we spend two nights and each night you can dine in a chateau on a Choice Excursion (extra$$). You love French, right? Stan
  6. Z on a health kick! This will replace all the news on coronavirus! Stan
  7. papa, I loved this idea so just tried to use WIFI calling . I turned wifi calling on and got this message, "To allow WIFI calling on this account, call Verizon." So, apparently, not all Verizon accounts have this capability. I didn't call as I'm pretty sure I was going to hear that I would need to upgrade my plan. My guess is you must have unlimited data which would cost me $24 per month.
  8. It’s 11am today. I have to go back to room to find location but will let you know.
  9. When evaluating a recent upgrade offer, I think I noticed that some Penthouses have a larger veranda with a large lounger. I would definitely want one of those.
  10. Yes, the Sojourn had the problem but the Quest also, perhaps not as bad. I wasn't on the Sojourn but got off the Quest in August and there were several areas where the decking was coming up, so much so that they had pots arranged to guide you around it. So, I wonder if it's been fixed.
  11. Thanks for letting us know about the Quest's condition. Have they fixed the decking around the pool?
  12. Spent 40 nights in 663. There is some vibration but it did not bother us. Like most ships it is most severe at top speeds which is not necessary most of the time.
  13. Thanks, TC for the great thread. I'm getting interested in Crystal but I hope you can shed some light on the dinner seating situation. I've heard that open dining does not work that well on Crystal. Your thoughts or will that come in your later review?
  14. We disembarked Quest in Montreal after 45 days and I am very much still on board and wondering what is happening as the ship is scheduled in to Halifax tomorrow morning. Anyone on board who can let us know what's happening? Thanks in advance.
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