Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
CC Help Michell

Silversea Water Cooler: Welcome! Part Five

Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, jpalbny said:

Davey, is that a late posting, or an early breakfast drink?

 

On our way to Santiago. Almost midnight. Flight delayed but only a little, so we still have plenty of time to make the final connection in Santiago. Late dinner coming soon! 

Hehe a late posting JP. 

Happy travels. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dave,

 

If you ever get a chance to got to LHR T3 Qantas has a new lounge there that you can use if you are on BA that has a Gin Bar with loads of really nice stuff. 

 

image.png.686f68e314a852e23929e5b54c56ceb4.png

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings Coolers!

 

We are in San Fran!  Much warmer here than home but others are finding it chilly.  🙂

 

Lois...thanks for the funnies!

 

J..your rib eye looks yummy!  And DW I am loving the Ginuary concept!

 

Up at 3:30 am this morning.  Myster is still softly snoring.  Time to start the day!

 

Have a great one all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Spins, good to see you again:classic_smile: hope you are doing well.

 

Mysty, I LOVE San Francisco.  So many good restaurants!:classic_biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad you made it safe and sound M. 

 

And on the 5th day of Ginuary my true love gave to me

 

The Seville sunset. 

Tangueray Sevilla and Fentimans Clementine Tonic.

 

Bonne Voyage to all my WC friends. 

Hve an amazing time. Xxxx

DF8D723B-08D9-44D4-949C-0F1170EB2FBD.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings Coolers!

 

Wonderful start to our adventure last night!

 

Safe travels Mr & Mrs J!  Have a great trip!

 

Loving the gins DW!

 

Have a great day all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, UKCruiseJeff said:

Thanks both .... 14 hour flight is a long way for a few bowls of decent noodles ..... 🙂

 

But worth every minute of it  I’m sure. Have a great time Jeff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi from Atacama! I have 4G cell service for now. Having a great time and eating far too well for our own good. The altitude isn't bothering us. Today we were up over 15000 feet and within 2 miles of Bolivia. Amazing here.

 

Back to Santiago tomorrow and then on to Patagonia! Glad to hear that M is safely in SF and J is enroute too.

 

20190105_093234.thumb.jpg.87a902fb94fd298827079ffe691db051.jpgMoon Valley 

 

20190105_115608.thumb.jpg.45f29e81f00451a4dc3df6a9419d84b0.jpgMars Valley

 

20190105_185818.thumb.jpg.717dde58f296532052d91c4c91bee67c.jpg

Catarpe Valley Overlook

 

20190105_201348.thumb.jpg.0386f1c8f1ee76edbbcb1e4634febe20.jpg

Sunset colors projected on the Andes 

 

20190106_100038.thumb.jpg.b01a2a80f07bc04073550099c1b31562.jpg

Driving along the Altiplano

 

20190106_121208.thumb.jpg.f94d558193635c3464457babc7ab3f82.jpg

Geysers and Andes 

 

Edited by jpalbny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks like nice luggage Jeff. What brand is it?

 

I purchased new bags - large checked & carry-on - for my upcoming, 'round-the-world odyssey including the Cloud, 'Cape to Cape', as my (not that old) Sampsonites had been completely destroyed by Asian (mostly China Southern) luggage handlers.

 

My new bags are Conwood - BAYMAX (never heard of them). Made in... Vietnam, China??? (it doesn't say). The girl at the 'Lug' store (Vung Tau) says they are "good", others I was looking at, she said were "no good" (of course, the Conwoods are more expensive... LOL). The tags say "Shell material is made of injection molded polypropylene, a highly impact-resistant plastic that is strong, lightweight,flexible, and moisture resistant. They have a 2-year guarantee. We'll see... :classic_rolleyes:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jp,

 

Oooooh. I'll be on the Bolivian Altiplano at the beginning of March as I make my way: Lima - Cuzco/Machu Picchu - La Paz - Santiago, to start my Cloud 'Cape to Cape'. Getting excited (I haven't been excited about a cruise in years), doing research and booking tours/day trips. :classic_biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings all, and a wave in passing to Mysty.  I hope she finds the Whisper in good condition.

 

We made it home at midnight yesterday from our Panama Canal cruise on the Whisper.  The weather in San Francisco was horrible - pouring rain and windy - which had all the flights landing slower and thus taking off late.  Our luggage was left out in the rain by the baggage handlers and upon arrival we discovered all our checked clothes had received an extra 'rinse' cycle courtesy of mother nature.  So today has been deciding which can just hung up to be dried out, and which need to be completely laundered again.  My husband isn't too thrilled with his good suit being soaked, but we're hopeful a good cleaning will be all that is needed.

 

One note:  If you ever end a cruise in San Francisco, don't take the Scenic Tour Airport transfer.  Possibly the worst tour I've ever been on in my life.  The woman was an idiot, and instead of getting to the airport at 1:15 pm, as advertised, we actually arrived at domestic departures at 1:50, and international departures after 2 pm.  Fortunately our flight wasn't scheduled until 5 pm (and didn't actually depart until after 7 pm), but there were some domestic passengers who had to do a run to catch their 3 pm flight.

 

As pertains to the cruise itself:  I hope Mysty will take some pictures and post them.  The ship is looking lovely.  The new furniture in the suites is a bit bigger than the old stuff, which makes the suites seem a bit smaller, but that is compensated for by the fact that it is all very comfortable!  The new beds were top notch.  I'm fairly sure the room attendants were emptying the vacuum cleaner bags after every room for the first few days, as the new carpets were shedding quite copiously.

 

Being the 'shake down' cruise after the refit, there were some obvious issues.  The pool didn't get filled for the first few days while they worked on some final repairs.  Handrails were missing in a couple of areas, but were soon replaced.  Automatic doors didn't open automatically

 

There were a lot of new staff who joined the Whisper in Fort Lauderdale, and service suffered while they got to know their new roles, general ship procedures, and learnt to communicate with others.  This was cleared up after a few days however, and towards the end of our 17 days on board you wouldn't know the newbies from the old pros.

 

I'm sure the World Cruisers will appreciate the hard work we put into the whip everything into shape for their arrival.

 

For this traveler though:  that's the last time I'll book at cruise immediately following a refit!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings Coolers!

 

Thanks so much for the whipping into shape for the Lady Whisper MLeh!  Your efforts are much appreciated.

 

Loving the Gin days DW!  And enjoy the LPGS J and Mrs J!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/7/2019 at 2:26 PM, MLeh said:

For this traveler though:  that's the last time I'll book at cruise immediately following a refit!

 

In all of the reading I've done on CC over the years I think one of the greatest pieces of advice I've received has been not to take voyage on a ship immediately before or after a refit, or a new launch.  Thanks for reconfirming that bit of advice again for us all here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter Now for a Chance to Win a 7-day Cruise for Two
      • Q&A with InsureMyTrip
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...