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How many in the group?
How many in the group?
"Honey! It's time to go to bed" "I can't go to...
"Honey! It's time to go to bed"
"I can't go to bed yet"
"Why not?"
"Somebody is WRONG on the Internet"
I'm getting pretty bored with Regent threads...
I'm getting pretty bored with Regent threads constantly being hijacked by the O cheersquad too. It's not even subtle.
To be fair, the Destinations staff probably have...
To be fair, the Destinations staff probably have the toughest job on the ship with some VERY demanding guests. I know I couldn't do it so that's why I don't work in that environment. Getting guests...
While I agree that having to get up, dressed and...
While I agree that having to get up, dressed and breakfasted early in the morning before setting off on an excursion does somewhat defeat the whole point of a relaxing vacation, a later departure...
Agree with all these points. The Navigator's...
Agree with all these points. The Navigator's public spaces are too small and/or in the wrong place. We found La Veranda to be cramped and overcrowded at breakfast - many people have to "overflow"...
We were on the Voyager last Christmas...
We were on the Voyager last Christmas (Bali-Melbourne). The ship was tastefully decorated with a large tree at the bottom of the main staircase (also decorated with festoons and swags) and other...
Best cruise we ever took? Regent Voyager Great...
Best cruise we ever took? Regent Voyager
Great service and staff, delicious food, wonderful entertainment and really GREAT fellow passengers. We had a ball.

Worst cruise we ever took? Regent...
Holy wall of text! Unreadable. Make paragraphs...
Holy wall of text! Unreadable. Make paragraphs your friends.
I'm puzzled. If you received inadequate or...
I'm puzzled. If you received inadequate or inappropriate treatment then surely as a doctor yourself you could have discussed your concerns with the attending physician on board? Having said that I...
Chefs on large mass market cruise ships creating...
Chefs on large mass market cruise ships creating many thousands of meals per day on strict budgets simply don't have the resources to create a wide range of interesting and varied menus for...
Perambulator is from the Latin (ambulare = to...
Perambulator is from the Latin (ambulare = to walk). Lots of "modern" inventions are given Latin-based names to give them dignitas ;)

Many American words have roots in "old" or arcane English...
Worrying about seasickness often ensures it will...
Worrying about seasickness often ensures it will happen! The often rather dramatic and gruesome portrayal of seasickness on film/TV doesn't help either. It's true that most people DON'T suffer,...
This. As I recall the lower decks are extremely...
This. As I recall the lower decks are extremely cramped with steep stairs (almost ladders) and totally inaccessible to wheelchairs or scooters or even people with limited mobility. Installing lifts...
It's a great pity when poorly trained or...
It's a great pity when poorly trained or inefficient staff cast a shadow over the whole experience. It may seem like nit picking or unrealistic expectations but we know exactly what it's like to be...
Any kind of cruise with an infant whose needs...
Any kind of cruise with an infant whose needs must always come first can be a frustrating, limiting and exhausting experience for both parents and child so provided you are prepared and willing to...
It may also be worth pointing out that Australian...
It may also be worth pointing out that Australian dollars are not accepted in New Zealand and vice versa. Totally different countries.
Ive never understood the mad panic to get off the...
Ive never understood the mad panic to get off the ship. Sure, they need the cabins vacated early so the stewards can get on with turnaround but there is no reason why we can't enjoy a leisurely...
One person's "negligible" is another's...
One person's "negligible" is another's "intolerable". All ships vibrate to some extent: it's physics! If you know it bothers you then avoid aft cabins.
Sailing into Sydney Harbour and seeing THAT view...
Sailing into Sydney Harbour and seeing THAT view of the Opera House and the Bridge for real instead of on postcards is pretty special.
Voyager - London-Stockholm June 2013
The Roll Calls for the various segments of this UK/Baltic cruise are very inactive for some reason so I'll ask here. Does anyone know who the Captain and Cruise Director will be on this trip?
She actually wishes to cancel some 200 days...
She actually wishes to cancel some 200 days before departure date! I've now looked closely at the APT terms and conditions and it says the deposit is lost if cancellation occurs 100 days OR MORE...
Agree. It's almost a form of blackmail to force...
Agree. It's almost a form of blackmail to force people to book another cruise with a company they no longer like or respect. She shouldn't have to book again under duress but this horse is well and...
Unfortunately for her claim (but fortunately for...
Unfortunately for her claim (but fortunately for her!) she has no health issues to speak of and certainly nothing to warrant cancelling on those grounds. She wouldn't be comfortable submitting a...
Maybe it was naive to think that cancelling 8...
Maybe it was naive to think that cancelling 8 months prior to departure would be straightforward or maybe her agent should have explained it more clearly before she signed on the dotted line instead...