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I’m having a fabulous time so far. The crew is...
I’m having a fabulous time so far. The crew is wonderful, food is outstanding, scenery is fantastic. And I get to do this for ** 5 ** more weeks!! This was a good choice for my second-ever cruise. ...
So you're saying that a "ship-wide" search isn't...
So you're saying that a "ship-wide" search isn't really a "ship-wide" search?
Well, let's see if we can reason this out. 1) he...
Well, let's see if we can reason this out. 1) he didn't show up for a medical appointment. 2) someone reported him missing. 3) "a ship-wide search confirmed that the passenger was absent" (from...
You’re in Bellingham? *I’m* in Bellingham! I...
You’re in Bellingham? *I’m* in Bellingham! I had no idea you were local! You’ve been incredibly helpful in advice that has assisted in planning my first RSSC trip.

That cruise leaves out of...
I think our 2018 Voyage of the Vikings Roll Call...
I think our 2018 Voyage of the Vikings Roll Call has managed to strike a great balance between social activities/planning and private excursions/planning. It's a large Roll Call -- 184 members, 141...
Thanks for the well wishes! This will be only my...
Thanks for the well wishes! This will be only my second cruise ever (the first was 14-day Alaska out of Seattle last September on the Amsterdam), a birthday present to myself. I leave home on Monday...
I've thought about that, and the best I can come...
I've thought about that, and the best I can come up with is the quality of the sliced ham and turkey (super flavor, not anything like I get at my local supermarket, even if purchased at the deli...
Oh my, that club sandwich!! That was my...
Oh my, that club sandwich!! That was my introduction to HAL room service cuisine on my first cruise ever (last fall, 14 days to Alaska on the Amsterdam out of Seattle). It was literally the best...
My experience is from Holland America -- I...
My experience is from Holland America --

I opted for Anytime dining after discussing it with my Personal Cruise Consultant -- the thought of possibly having to endure 14 days of meals with...
Thanks, that's good to know! I'll watch for the...
Thanks, that's good to know! I'll watch for the invitation. I specified in the specialty restaurant reservations that I'm willing to share a table, too, so I'm always up to meeting more people...
All th "i"s are dotted, all the "t"s are crossed ...
... and I think I'm ready to go.

I'll be taking my first-ever Regent Seven Seas cruise in September-October this year. The final fare payment was made 2 months ago, specialty restaurant...
I understand your concern -- a lot of docs...
I understand your concern -- a lot of docs prescribe antibiotics when they really aren't needed and wouldn't do any good anyway. Long term, it can lead to serious problems as you describe above.
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Bingo! Assuming that handwashing and sanitizer...
Bingo! Assuming that handwashing and sanitizer can prevent all common communicable illness is a huge assumption -- not everything is transmitted via touch.

I took my first cruise ever last fall...
Not sure how to answer -- I haven't cruised RSSC...
Not sure how to answer -- I haven't cruised RSSC yet, but I'm booked on the "Serene Sunsets" 29-days cruise from Vancouver to Miami via Alaska and the Panama Canal, September 12 - October 10, 2018 on...
I just did my stock fax last week -- submitted...
I just did my stock fax last week -- submitted the fax at 1:10 PM; received the email confirmation at 2:04 PM (less than an hour). And Alberta Quilter's direction for the new website is spot on if...
Whoops! I did it again ...
... booked another cruise on HAL. ;)

I just booked "Voyage of the Americas" -- March 15 - May 2, 2020 -- on the Koningsdam, 48 days. Embarks in Ft. Lauderdale; ends in Vancouver, BC (perfect! I...
They used to, but I just checked and it looks...
They used to, but I just checked and it looks like it is no longer available. I downloaded it months ago but didn't use it much because it wasn't very good -- difficult to navigate, and the only...
If you're not doing a specific seating...
If you're not doing a specific seating (early/late) and doing "open dining" where you can eat whenever you want, you should have no problem requesting a table for 1. I was told I didn't need to make...
I was surprised to find that the single...
I was surprised to find that the single supplement for a Concierge Suite on Regent Seven Seas was only 40%, which makes it comparable in terms of total price to Holland America for a similar suite...
Thanks, Sheila -- I'm sure a scooter is in...
Thanks, Sheila --

I'm sure a scooter is in my future. I'm currently at stage 3 emphysema but I'm not yet on oxygen although I'm tested every year to see if I need to start using it. And I'm...
Great write up! I'm booked on the QM2 in late...
Great write up! I'm booked on the QM2 in late 2019 for a B2B: r/trip New York --> Hamburg, followed immediately by r/trip New York --> Quebec (total 33 days). I especially appreciate your take on...
I'm very new to cruise travel, so I'm still...
I'm very new to cruise travel, so I'm still figuring things out. I have some physical limitations and I know that a lot of excursions will simply not be possible for me -- and I'm perfectly OK with...
This may seem like a dumb answer: After you paste...
This may seem like a dumb answer: After you paste the URL into the Optioin 1 window and click on "Upload," are you clicking on "Save Signature" afterward? I had the same problem and that was the...
I've really enjoyed reading your updates during...
I've really enjoyed reading your updates during your trip and also this wrap-up.

I'm booked on the Mariner for my first RSSC cruise this fall: "Serene Sunsets" -- 28 nights Vancouver to Miami...