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  1. 1/05/2021 cruise canceled on 11/02/2020. Requested refund 11/02/2020. TA indicated that refund will occur within 60 days. TA also advised that insurance would not be refunded, but could be transferred to a future cruise within 12 months.
  2. If you’re looking for ships with retractable roofs, you might consider Viking. All of their ocean ships have them, and Viking is more comparable with O. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. We are booked on Voyager “Cape Town to Rio” January 5, 2020. A post on the roll call for this cruise is claiming that Regent has voluntarily cancelled this cruise, as well as all remaining 2020 cruises. I have asked for a source. Has anyone else received a travel advisory update? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. April Fools Day. Love your sense of humor . Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. Our last cruise was San Juan R/T ending March 12, 2021 on Viking. About 10 days out of 22 were on the Amazon with 4 or 5 ports. We had a blast, but I must say that the Amazon was a little bit of a dud. Even with binoculars we saw very few animals. Mostly birds. Manaus is as far as cruise ships go. Lots of history there and some decent excursions, but there was a stern warning given regarding danger and crime. Very third world. We did take a boat ride to a native tribe which was fun, but very touristy. No visa required for Brazil. If you port at Devils Island you are supposed to have the yel
  6. You’re not bad, but Oceania has never given us a cap for reaching a new level. We have totes for every day of the week, but no caps. When they start cruising again I think I’ll demand to speak to the captain and ask about my caps. I must confess though that they did give me a tee shirt (long sleeve, really nice) for answering correctly a complicated question about garlic. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. When did they start giving away caps? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. It has been reported that Crystal has stopped paying their creditors. I learned this from a Regent post that had a link to the Points Guy or something like that. My tech skills are limited or I would include the link here. I’m sure there are some (with skills) that can provide more info on this. Sorry for the apparent bad news, but I felt you should be made aware. Bob Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. The only military acronym that comes to mind for me is “snafu”. Wish I didn’t have to put it to use so often. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. I’m not a “foodie”, but I love quality food. You mentioned French food as one of your favorites so at considerable risk I will offer my opinion. IMHO Jacques on Oceania is better than Chartreuse on Regent. Totally subjective. Having said that, I would choose Regent over any cruise line I have had any experience with. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. I think Lady Mom answered your question. I didn’t intend to open another discussion comparing the two lines (that’s been done). But when you add BC to Oceania the cost jumps quite a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. If you are paying out of pocket for business class upgrade, you may want to consider Regent. They include BC for international flights as well as a few other costs. Sometimes the per diem cost is not that much more. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. Thanks everyone for the South Africa info. It remains on our bucket list for the future. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. Thanks Army & cwn for all the great info. I mustered all of my tech skills and took screenshots of your posts. I’ll print them out and put them in our file for later reference. Hopefully not too much later. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Army, Debbie Downer has been in our midst for months now so no need for you to be sorry. Thanks for the additional info. Eventually we are determined to make this trip. Seaknot, Thanks for the link. In a perfect world BA would let us know in a timely manner that our seats no longer exist in their fleet. Guess we all know that it’s not a perfect world. Bob Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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