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  1. You can post in it.... something like ‘Hi, I’m looking forward to this cruise and am joining the Roll Call.’
  2. From my own experience, starboard would have afforded the best view. Really, I cannot predict what the captain will do; going on deck will provide great views no matter which side the Cape is on.
  3. Ahh... now there you go! Only problem with this is that it is not what we did on our last cruise to the Horn.... we went about it in a CW direction.
  4. If you’re going to circle something in a clockwise direction, the thing (Cape Horn) will be one the starboard side (centre of the circle).
  5. US. Bring a couple of simple adapters; you are are unlikely to need a converter for the things you will be plugging in for recharging.
  6. I’m all in favour of a good road trip and don’t wish to be disputatious but I would like to know what you think is too expensive or inconvenient for flying from LA to YQB? Air Canada is offering a one way flight LAX/YQB on September 20 for 243 CAD. For two people I don’t see how you can beat that by flying to Albany, renting a car, paying for gas and hotels and meals for three or four days.
  7. I just returned from an AMA cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam. I’ve never been on Viking but looking at their website, there is nothing missing on what they include in their cruises that AMA includes. As Jazzbeau pointed out, AMA does provide a variety of excursions that Viking my not; I really couldn’t say and I’ll bow to him on that one.
  8. I suppose that could happen but I think it’s unlikely. I’ve traveled extensively in Canada over the winter and have seldom had significant issues, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver.
  9. Have a look at Business Class fares on the Air Canada site. May be able to get a round trip for about 6800 USD. There will probably be a long layover in Toronto on return but Business Class may provide accommodation for the night.
  10. Give them some USD, GBP or Euros. They’ll manage quite nicely.
  11. Depends where you cruise is going. If Caribbean, it will suffice. Despite what jmcathome says, it is NOT the same as a passport book.
  12. I’ve bee to Russia a couple of times and had zero need for rubles. USD and Euros and CC will get you through nicely. As for washrooms and the like, if you are on a ship or arranged tour (SPB for example) they will be taking you to places where facilities will be available w/o charge.
  13. All very nice what a ship owner’s point of view may be but I’m thinking the authorities are more likely to consider Article 6 of the CEVNI European Code for Inland Waterways when it comes time to report on the contributing factors to the incident.
  14. Larger vessels do not have the right of way! The circumstances under which two vessels meet, cross or overtake may allow for some communication and agreement between them regarding each other’s intentions and who may make allowances (or not) on what they will do. Although nothing, really, has come out on this specific incident (other than a very brief video clip) there has been no suggestion that anything special or unusual was agreed upon prior to the incident. Just because the two ships were approaching the bridge at nearly the same time means little other than suggesting the Viking ship ought to have slowed down substantially to permit the sightseeing ship to make its transit safely.
  15. Typically, an overtaking vessel (Viking) is obliged to stay out of the way of the vessel being overtaken. Also, vessel being overtaken is to maintai its course and speed. So, the investigation will be looking at that among a number of other things to determine what exactly took place.
  16. You can make it. Walk off as early as possible with your luggage and take a taxi. You might very well be at the airport by 0800. Me personally, I wouldn’t do it as there is next to zero wiggle room on this. As far as trying to allow for delays in ship arrival, port authority activity, traffic problems and goodness knows what else may mess up your plans that’s all a bit of a mug’s game. None or all of these things may happen and you have no idea how much cushion is enough if you start thinking that way. Just go with the published schedule and be prepared to live with the consequences of shaving things a lttle close!
  17. Try MEDOC Travel Insurance from Johnson. You may already have a link with Johnson through your employer’s extended medical plan.
  18. Hopefully, Yasna’s crew mates won’t be reading this and forming the impression she may be spreading gossip about the way they live.
  19. You can use remaining punches for specialty coffees. Whether they’ll give you a drip coffee or tea... maybe or, more likely, not.
  20. Princess cruise from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro over Christmas and New Years. Glaciers, penguins, parties, Santa, good weather.... everything we looked forward to came to pass!
  21. Probably a little warmer on that route than the one from Southampton to NY. You should anticipate temperatures in the mid 60s. So, if it’s sunny and you’re out of the wind it ought to be quite pleasant to lounge around the pool.
  22. Guess what, news articles are often opinion pieces with the authors’ own biases and agenda underscoring whatever is being submitted for publishing (or broadcast).
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