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  1. Another difference is I believe Insignia had an Artist Loft added in the corner of Horizons especially for the World Cruise. Not telling you off though. Just adding to the confusion.
  2. We were there on a B2B on Marina 3 or 4 years ago. It was the port stop after we left the NZ, Bay of Islands area. It was a great trip although it was extremely hot. Got on in Sydney and 32 days later flew out of Papeete.
  3. Oceania is about as good as it gets on cruise ships in many people's opinion. It sounds like cruising might not be for you though as most people in the know agree that Oceania simply can't compare to fresh ingredients prepared in a small setting. Being a dumb country boy I find it quite enjoyable. Not as good as the farm and Southern country cooking I grew up with, but still pretty good.
  4. Here's what I know about Scotch, I like it, it's getting way too expensive lately, and I'm not a fan of the Islays at all, and I have tried them more than a few times. Some of my favorites, (pretty much any age) Balvenie, Glenmorangie, Abelour, Glenfarcas, Glenrothes, Glendronach, Oban, Macallan, I tend to also like the Cask Strength bottlings, but you have to be real careful drinking those. Also, I'm a heathen, I prefer my scotch over rocks. My money, my way, I know what the experts recommend.
  5. You do have to be 26 or over and have proof of health insurance. Like the joke my friend tells: When Gary Busey healed up from his motorcycle wreck he said, "I got half a mind to quit riding motorcycles".
  6. Our state(Missouri) just passed a law where you don't have to wear a helmet. The state just south of us, (Arkansas) has had an helmet optional law for years. We're big Red states here in the southern Midwest, gotta protect those personal liberties. I see it as a Darwin thing, except when they affect me.
  7. I have to agree, there are so many ports that are easily DIY. Some of our best memories are doing ports on our own. Of course private tours have also been a mainstay and I"d hate to be told we couldn't do that.
  8. Which line is this that is starting in Aug and not allowing private tours?
  9. One concern would be if they use those boats at the tender ports, that is if your itinerary has tender ports. Frequently in these situations they start getting the tenders ready early, and there is quite a bit of noise if you are close to the winches and the winch motors. Not to mention the workers and other general noise in unhooking those and getting them into the water. Just something to think about.
  10. I think most of this is pretty much as expected. It's becoming more and more obvious that it's going to take an effective CV vaccine to get cruising started again.
  11. Well I've never heard of such, really? Have you tried dictating to them the price you'd prefer to pay also? Does this work with credit card companies also?
  12. Actually we can read that.
  13. I've tried to buy some Tori Richards shirts but they tend to run a bit small and I run a bit large.
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