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  1. Seabourn is also blocking my VPN, even when my VPN is using a server from my home country. I have to turn off the VPN in order to access the Seabourn website. For those that do not know what a VPN is used for, here is a brief summary. For more info, just Google “VPN benefits” What Is a VPN, and How Does It Work? When you switch it on, a VPN creates an encrypted tunnel between you and a remote server operated by a VPN service. All your internet traffic is routed through this tunnel, so your data is secure from prying eyes along the way. Because your traffic is exiting the VPN server, your computer appears to have the IP address of said server, masking your identity and location.
  2. The Government of Canada just recommended this morning to avoid all non-essential travel and banned all cruise ships over 500 people (includes passengers and crew until July). The Health Minister just said all travel outside of Canada is considered high risk. The Prime Minister’s wife tested positive for Covid after attending an event in London and the PM and family are now in self isolation for 14 days. We had an international land trip booked to leave at 9am tomorrow, which I just cancelled. We were afraid of not being able to return home, even if we were healthy. Luckily the airline gave a refund even though we were less than 24 hours prior to departure! Next I need to cancel out hotel. Fun times! Stay safe everyone!
  3. Thanks for posting the video of this suite type. This is very helpful. I would not be unhappy in this suite as it only looks marginally smaller due to the removal of the tub. It is definitely not 60 sf smaller as the reviewer had posted. Perhaps the anchor noise is a bit of an issue, but I don’t see why this suite would be a problem as a minimum guarantee suite.
  4. The V1 suites on Ovation/Encore are different than on the other 3 ships. They are smaller. I have not stayed in one of these suites and agree there is limited information available. The only information I have seen is a CC member review (dated Feb/19) of suite 707 on Encore (same as 706 on Ovation). This reviewer was very unhappy with this suite and states the suite is 60sf smaller than a regular V. So if you are brave go ahead and read that review (it is very negative). Consider switching suites (may not be possible), but I would call your TA and try. Otherwise enjoy your cruise and realize that sometimes picking a guarantee suite assigns you to the least desirable suite/location.
  5. Regarding Montreal traffic....I don't live there but travel occasionally for business. Construction has been a total disaster for the last 12 months or more, and it will probably go on for another year.They have done a mass demolition of the major highway (including bridges/overpasses) between the airport and downtown Montreal. If you are travelling at peak times then leave extra time for travel. If off peak (mid day/early afternoon) then you are fine. I would not recommend Uber as the construction and detours have confused them (or their route technology), the local taxi drivers are experienced and operate on a flat fee to the airport (usually $40 CAD).
  6. This sounds more like my experience on Silversea, not Seabourn. On SB, the officers are usually present and greet you personally upon embarkation and disembarkation. The CDs are always visible. On SS, the CD would not even acknowledge us, was mainly invisible except for introducing the evening show and stood around in his casual dress (jeans) on disembarkation day ignoring departing guests (it was only the sommelier who was standing alone at the bottom of the gangway to say goodbye....she looked like a lost sheep all by herself).
  7. Luggage storage is available at the cruise terminal: BAGGAGE CHECK SERVICE Inside Terminal 1 Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cruise passengers $5 CDN / luggage http://www.port-montreal.com/en/access-to-berths.html (click the "map and information" link)
  8. Hi Lynn, in a Penthouse Spa suite and being on the stern of the ship, would you not get a better and more panoramic view which would include a bit of a port view, a bit of a starboard view and the whole beautiful view from behind? If it were me, I would not want to give this up for a solely a port side view.
  9. Falmouth Harbour Antigua is a MUCH better location for SB to dock (likely tender) in Antigua. It is a big yachting harbour with many super yachts etc. It is also right next to English Harbour which (IMO) is a far more interesting place than the capital St John's, which gets very busy if many larger ships are in port at the same time.
  10. Sarahjane, for the video of the Penthouse Spa suite, just go to YouTube and search for “Seabourn penthouse spa suite”. The Sojourn will not come up, but the Odyssey does. The suites should be identical. The video I saw was from a travel agent who does many online video ship tours. I am surprised your TA could not find this information as all it takes is a simple google search. We spend the Holidays in Nevis, and can see the ship when it’s in both Nevis and St Kitts, so we will raise a “cheers” to you all. Enjoy the cruise, Seabourn does a much better job than SS in the Caribbean (who does nothing special like Seabourns caviar in the surf, or the beach party).
  11. Haiti is not safe, on land or by visiting by sea. There is civil unrest with tourists (brave enough to visit) needing to be evacuated. The government is unstable (and corrupt) and the local people suffering terribly. Beautiful it may be, but safe it is not. I would travel to Cuba in a heart beat before ever risking my life in Haiti. Luckily, my country allows me the freedom of that choice, should I choose to make it,
  12. Hi, there are probably more 220 outlets than 110 which is what we were using. There is a 110 at the desk area in the living room, and another by the mirror directly across from the bed. But you had to unplug the clock to use it. I don’t recall what is by the bed but if there are any it would be 220 outlets.
  13. Thanks, I also forgot to mention that smoking was not allowed anywhere on the outside deck of La Terrazza. It was only outside of Panaroma that was entirely a smoking zone.
  14. Les, the airline was Air Canada. Their customer service is terrible. I am still waiting for refund of he fare difference, god only knows how they will calculate it. They offered small additional compensation and basically said not to contact them for anything else as it would not change. Our TA prearranged the visit is it to the Spirit and our name was on a list at the gangway. We just gave up our Wind key cards and they handed us a visitor pass to board the Spirit, so it was easy. I didn’t like leaving my key card because it had my name and passport number printed on it (is this unique to SS??). But it was securely held. Enjoy your cruise
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