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Whispering Around The World 2019

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Following the suggestion of LauraS I am starting a new thread about our grand adventure for 2019. Myster and I plan to be aboard the Whisper when she sails from San Francisco on January 6, 2019 around the globe to London Greenwich. Fellow adventurers are warmly encouraged to chime in with their 2 cents ( 2.06 cents with current inflation :)). Once the ship sails my posts here will relate directly to the Silversea and/or the Whisper experience. Snippets of the personal hijinks of Myster and Mysty will be posted in the Cooler.... my usual stomping ground. In the meantime folks are welcome to post comments and/or questions about the planned adventure.

 

For those interested, we did the SS 2016 WC sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Venice. I kept a blog of our adventure and it can be found here:

 

https://mpworldcruise.blogspot.com/2016/01/pre-cruise-miami.html

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Thanks so much J! Life is short (and so am I). Trying to squeeze in as much goodness as we can as we slide down the slippery slope of the hour glass. :)

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Wow, good for you! Nothing like a last-minute WC to get the excitement building. As you may recall, we're on a big adventure of our own in January 2019. But I suspect that we'll be in different hemispheres.

 

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We are joining you mysty. We start with 9 days in San Francisco (after a few days in Sydney and Auckland) and finish with a week in Paris and 12 days in London so it is a long trip for us. My longest cruise before this one is 33 days and when we tell our friends about 133 days they tend to glaze over and look shocked. We are also being joined on the way by a couple of friends for different segments. We look forward to meeting you and, if I have it correctly, only 138 days to go!

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Looking forward to meeting you turtlemichael! Your pre- and post- plans sound awesome!

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How fun, mysty! We'll try to leave the Whisper ready for your adventure as we're on the cruise bringing her to San Francisco. Just a tinge of envy, but we are looking seriously at the 2020 WC. We'd considered the 2019 WC but decided to see how the transition to RC ownership goes before committing to that long of a cruise (and that much money!)

 

Hope all goes well for you! Looking forward to reading your reports.

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Thanks MLeh! We actually booked in May of last year. Recent developments are a little concerning and we are hoping for the best. :) WC 2020 looks awesome!

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HI Mysty, wow......you are going around the world? How AWESOME:D…..one day maybe I will be lucky enough to do that kind of cruise.

 

Hope you have a fantastic time:)

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Hi Mysty It was a great pleasure to meet you before and I wish you a great voyage. If you can a picture each day would be nice.

 

joe

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Thanks Stumblefoot! Yes....living the dream and we know how really lucky we are to do so! :)

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Greetings from Taormina, where we’re currently aboard Whisper. She is a lovely ship and we’re very envious of your world cruise.

 

We are looking forward to our world cruise in 2026 when we retire. Until then we love following along on blogs like yours and doing as many shorter cruises as we can.

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Thanks Badgerdee! Best wishes for the 2026 adventure! Enjoy the rest of your current voyage! :)

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Mysty & Myster, congrats on a great adventure, some very nice ports. I have to ask, how would you begin to pack for something like this? Granted, free laundry helps, but 132 days .... Yay, you are going to Sandakan, we were there in April, had a great time, and perhaps one of the best tour guides ever. Very jealous that you are hitting 1 port in Madagascar too. Alas, it's hard enough to get two weeks off for vacation in a row, guess I'll have to wait until a fortunate lottery win or retirement (with a lottery win). Trip of a lifetime Mysty, well done.

 

Jan

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Jan, it really doesn’t seem fair that M and M had a 115 day world cruise in just 2016.

 

She should take less luggage and smuggle wifey and me on board ..... :D

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Congratulations to you and I look forward to reading your posts.

 

Thanks for sharing your previous blog.

 

Keith

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Thanks Jan! I have already started with packing lists. I took the ones from 2016 and pared them down substantially. I did over-pack for that trip and I hope I do a better job for this one.

 

J...we are two very lucky bumpkins! And we know that! :) I think I could manage to cut down the contents of one bag if you and Mrs J could contort enough to squeeze in.

 

Thanks Keith! Your advice was extremely helpful and much appreciated when I was planning for the 2016 adventure. Really looking forward to a second kick at the can! :)

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Thanks DW! Myster and I are getting excited now. 138 days to sail away. Lists are in process and to-do list has been tackled. So far I think I have things under control (wait...is that laughter I hear from the universe?).

 

On another note....how are you feeling these days? On the road to recovery?

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JP...the port listed is Nosy Be/Komba on April 8, 2019. We were excited to see that after reading your trip report. :)

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Hmmm, I am under 5' tall, I think I can fit into a carry-on if tempted. The other half is pushing 6', he can stay home, plus he travels plenty for work. Although, I am sure J & wifey would take far better pics, so I will give up my spot in the carry-on bag. That is wonderful that you've been able to do a WC before. Are these ports different from the first one? I looked at the list for 2019 and 2020 and was really surprised at how different they were - 2020 would be very challenging on the packing since it was hitting Antarctica as well as the warm ports. Some day .......

 

Jan

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Gee Jan...if I left half of Myster's clothes behind we could fit you into another bag. No need to displace J and Mrs J. :) This cruise will hit 52 ports of which 37 will be new to us.(most of them on the second half of the cruise). I'm researching options for what to do in the various new ports as well as what to do in the ports we have visited before. For me the planning is half the fun.

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I'm looking for some information on the logistics of contributing to the Crew Fund. From various posts it seems it is not possible to add the donation to your ship account. Can the donation be charged to a credit card?

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