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Jeff, Dirty little secret: I had no problems on...
Jeff,
Dirty little secret: I had no problems on the WC streaming from Netflix and Amazon Prime. For technical reasons I do not understand, I assume because the "home" account is in Fort Lauderdale,...
Yeah. Read the small print. Unless you are in a...
Yeah. Read the small print. Unless you are in a high end suite, you get 1 free hour a day. OK for some people, I guess... but if you are still working and need more time than that, not so free....
At our last Venetian Cocktail Party a couple of...
At our last Venetian Cocktail Party a couple of weeks ago some demographics were mentioned, one of them being that the average age of a VENETIAN member is 55. For what that's worth...

I have found...
All of your comments are much appreciated. I do...
All of your comments are much appreciated. I do already have a quote on purchasing or renting a scooter through SS, but taking into account a 4 month rental, DH seems to think a purchase is the...
Thanks, TC! I have already had occasion to...
Thanks, TC!
I have already had occasion to practice. An admitted "need for speed" persona (Go, Granny, Go!), as a retired health care professional (and a REALLY REALLY nice person LOL) I am...
Mobility Scooter
Can anyone on SS forum give any insights on mobility scooters? Unfortunately I will probably need one for the WC 1015. Storage when not is use will not be a problem, as our suite is large enough that...
Anyone on Discoverer Now?
Greetings from the Explorer! Can anyone on Discoverer give me a brief overview of your available internet plans?
When we were on Discoverer in July it seemed the plans had changed. Can't remember...
Will pass it on to my TA, she can query SS. We...
Will pass it on to my TA, she can query SS. We have just arrived in Figi to board the Explorer in 2 days for a month or so. Not going to worry about the gorillas right now. But thanks for the...
Even though 10 April shows as "At Sea", the...
Even though 10 April shows as "At Sea", the Whisper will be anchoring off Luanda and offers 2 shore excursions that day.
Well, Fletcher, for what they are charging for...
Well, Fletcher, for what they are charging for that excursion they better produce at least a guy in a monkey suit. It is a land trip, off the ship for a few days. I just checked and it is still on,...
Agree that St. Helena and its inhabitants are...
Agree that St. Helena and its inhabitants are fascinating. Never thought we would visit there again, but there you have it. We are still talking about St. Helena 6 years after we were there.
OTH the...
I had a couple of items like yours, the butler...
I had a couple of items like yours, the butler took them to the laundry and made sure they were hand washed and line dried. Visual of him standing over the laundry person supervising LOL
Gotta love...
There is full laundry service on board, but no...
There is full laundry service on board, but no dry cleaning. Pressing is available (for a fee, I don't think that is included if youhave earned free laundry).
Trip Insurance
Picking brains again, fellow SS cruisers!
If you do not use SS travel insurance option, who do you recommend?
Have never bothered to think about it much, we usually use them. But this WC has opened...
Just to clarify, the $300 OBC was on the...
Just to clarify, the $300 OBC was on the Expedition cruise, not the upcoming WC.
OP Here
In my instance the CRUISE FARE was $67K. I have the invoice in my hand. We did our own air, there (usually) are not "excursions" per se. We have had free laundry for years now. I can't comment on the...
Being from FL I can relate to the nasty feeling...
Being from FL I can relate to the nasty feeling of muggy weather clothing! FYI, there is laundry (no self serve) on board. But NO dry cleaning available. Keep this in mind when packing. I did not...
Suit cases fit under the bed. One of the...
Suit cases fit under the bed.
One of the things I love most about expedition cruising is not having to worry about wearing the same things numerous times. After all, we're "roughing it".
Have fun!
Thank you, Jeff. Duly noted.
Thank you, Jeff. Duly noted.
Response
Appreciate all the insight. I am not "looking" for anything, but had gotten used to (or taken for granted, it seems) some kind of thank you from our previous TA (who sadly, passed away). For example,...
TA Client Appreciation?
I would like to poll you all, informally, on what is usual, customary, or even expected, from your travel agent as appreciation for your bookings?
Right now I am very disappointed with what our...
Boots On Discoverer?
Can anyone tell me if they have the odd assortment of boots left onboard by previous passengers? They did when we were on Explorer, so wondering if we have to bring our (heavy) Wellies.
Thank you!
Because of our travel schedule, we have for years...
Because of our travel schedule, we have for years gotten our absentee ballots. If you are home during an election, you can vote in person. I believe you can request these online. Check out your local...
We enjoy LT, Hot Rocks, or ordering room service...
We enjoy LT, Hot Rocks, or ordering room service directly from the MDR menu on formal nights.
We're booked! And on the waiting list to upgrade...
We're booked! And on the waiting list to upgrade from the Verandah... so feel free to change your mind if you are booked on the 2015 WC in a bigger suite. :)