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    Northern Virginia
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    reading, needlework, travel, food
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    Any place is fine with me.

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  1. We have done two Christmas Market cruises. Both on AMA. One on the Rhine, Basel to Amsterdam. There other on the Danube, Vienna to Germany ( I can't remember the city). Both cruises were great, but I preferred the Rhine. Maybe because it was my first one and everything was new. I prefer Viking. I think their food is better, but i liked AMA's itinerary better. Be prepared to buy an extra suitcase to bring all of your treasures home.
  2. We stayed in 8002 on Insignia. This cabin is right next to a door that some of the crew use. I found it to be noisy early in the morning, when people were opening and closing the door and talking in the hallway as they met other crew members using the door. I have a problem with motion sickness and found it worse with the location of this cabin.
  3. Thanks Redtravel. I am hoping by the time we sail (Aug '21), we will be able to change cabins. We are on the Waitlist, with fingers crossed. All levels of the category we like are waitlisted now. When I booked I had a choice of four adjoinings or one obstructed view. We had an adjoining cabin on a Princess cruise once, and I swore never again. The steward tried to block the noise through the door, but it didn't work at all. Thanks for your thoughts. Thanks for your thoughts.
  4. Thank you for your replies. The adjoining cabin was the only one left in the category we wanted. I am on the waitlist to change to another cabin. Hopefully, one will become available, if we actually sail in August '21. We experienced an adjoining cabin once, and don't want to do it again.
  5. Has anyone stayed in an adjoining cabin on Sirena? We took the last cabin (8022), but asked to be waitlisted. All other categories we ae interested in are waitlisted. We had a bad experience in an adjoining cabin on a Princess ship. We could clearly hear the occupants' conversations and what they were watching on TV. I would like to know how much noise comes through the door. Thank you!!
  6. Our Copenhagen to London cruise for August 2020 had all categories, but one, available yesterday. Today, they are all waitlisted. I am hoping this means the cruise is about to be cancelled and we will be able to receive a refund instead of FCC's. Waiting for word from our TA.
  7. Our August 22, 2020 cruise's final payment was due yesterday. Not a Grand Voyage. It's a 22-day cruise. We asked our TA to contact O and ask if it would be possible to push back the date. We were hoping for maybe a month. Their answer was a plain and simple NO. Not sure if a month will make any difference right now. We decided not tie up a large amount of money at this uncertain time, so we cancelled. If things get better, we might reschedule.
  8. Thanks everyone for your input. I appreciate your thoughts and recommendations.
  9. Has anyone tried these? If you did, I would like to know how it worked and if you think it is worth the price. I currently use the patch along with the cloth wristbands, and add Bonine or Dramamine when needed. Thanks!!
  10. I am looking for suggestions on cruises in the Galapagos Islands. We are not interested in land trips to Machu Picchu. I am not sure where to start in my research. Should I look at the bigger cruise lines, or try to find smaller companies. Any suggestions on where to look for smaller cruises? Thank you for your help.
  11. Hi. I am a brand newbie on Disney with a few questions. On Pirate Night, do people dress as pirates? Should I buy some pirate dress ups for my grandkids? I am assuming that the dress code is very casual. What do adults wear to the dining room during dinner seatings. Thank you for your help.
  12. Has anyone done this excursion from the port of Flam, Norway? Oceania is offering it, but without a lot of explanation. I would appreciate any thoughts about this tour. Thanks!!
  13. Thank you, everyone, for your responses. No one really answered my question though. I really don't feel like I have to explain myself, but I will anyway. We consider excursions to be part of the total cruise price. I like to keep my OBC's because it feels like "free" money. That way, I can go to the salon and spa, play bingo, etc., and not feel like I am wasting "real" money. Simple as that! Excursions=real money. Bingo=free money.
  14. When I booked excursions online for our last cruise, they were automatically (or at least I think they were) deducted from our OBCs. I like to save our credits for onboard. Did I miss something? How do I book excursions online and pay for them with a credit cards now that we can use OBCs? Thank you for helping this techno dummy!
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