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  1. It was a pleasure meeting you and David on this voyage. You are definitely one of best Live bloggers on CC. Your beautiful pictures and unbiased commentary were fantastic, and I looked forward to checking your posts each day. Safe travels, and we hope to see you again on a future adventure.
  2. If you don’t use the bathtub, you can also gain extra storage by requesting a tub cover and clothes rod above the tub. They will provide a plywood cover over the tub, and that is great for storing luggage and parcels. The clothes rod is great for coats and extra clothing. This needs to requested in advance.
  3. They will pick you up from the airport, since you are not in a hotel.
  4. Same as any other city. Regent will provide transfers via bus. Private transfers (limo or van) can be purchased via Regent. Each airport has its own requirements for ticketing and security times. Typically 2-3 hours for international flights is recommended.
  5. The only way to arrive early and get the transfers would be to use Air Deviation via Regent, and purchase the pre-cruise hotels via Regent. In that case, you would get the transfers. If you fly independently, you will not get a transfer to the hotel. If you take the included hotel via Regent, a transfer to the ship would be included.
  6. Yes. If you fly with Regent included air, and use the included hotel, you will have 2 transfers. Both are usually on buses.
  7. Yes, if you use the included Regent air program. If you take the air credit and buy an airline ticket on your own, then the transfer is not included. However, you can purchase a transfer in advance. Transfer is usually via a bus.
  8. This happened to our daughter on her last cruise. She was Gold on her pre-cruise land tour, and therefore had no special benefit. When she got onboard on Day 1, she became Platinum immediately. Destinations gave her a refund on the discounted amount on each prepaid shore excursion that she had booked prior to the cruise.
  9. Not sure what you mean by "events". If you are talking about the pre- and post- cruise land tours or hotels, you get the 10% discount as Platinum, or 25% as Titanium.
  10. What you are looking for is called the "Welcome Home Offer". It is similar to the onboard booking savings. It is a credit, or discount, on your cruise fare. The amount varies by cabin category and voyage length.
  11. Posted by JMARINER, on thread RSSC Navigator Refurbishment 2016 I do not know where you got that the hull was built in the 50's? How is your Russian? Спущен на воду 23.08.1991 (Launched Hull August 23, 1991) This is what it was supposed to end up looking like. "She started life as AKADEMIK NIKOLAY PILYUGIN a warship for the Soviet Navy. She was laid down Admiralty Yards of St. Peterburg in 1988 as a warship with an ice strengthened hull and was to be fitted with powerful satellite antennai to monitor NATO Navy's. Before she was completed the Soviet Block collapsed and building was suspended. In 1997 she was sold and re-named BLUE SEAS, then she was towed to Mariotti's yard at Genoa Italy for conversion to a cruise ship" "The Seven Sea Navigator packs in four main engines, two to port and two to starboard, each a Wärtsilä 8L38 (specs) designation, manufactured in Finland and developed 5,280bhp – in total, an output of 21,120bhp. Propulsion is by way of fixed-pitch propellers. Her service speed is registered as 17.5 knots " If you look closely at the Russian shipyard photos of 1991 you can see the distinctive square a area around the anchors. One assumes that Radison bought it cheap. The upper decks were completed by the Russians but none of the spy equipment was ever installed. Mariotti yard cut off almost everything from the waterline- deck 3 and up. This is supposed to be a pic from Russian mothball area in St petersburg c 1991+ This is the ship in Italy before reconversion. You can see the squared off back end at the water line that is/was supposed to be fixed. J
  12. Private Internet Access (PIA) works fine on all 4 of the ships. I have never been denied access to using this VPN. However, the slow data speeds are even slower using the VPN. But you can then access all of the blocked addresses onboard, including YouTube, the Apple Store, and the like.
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