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DeepFreeze63

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About DeepFreeze63

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    near Washington D.C.
  • Interests
    Zoos, hiking,Internet, grandchildren, travel,
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

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  1. "How were you able to book the Titanic and Pub tour in Belfast? They are too close together according to what we are finding...we are on the May 4 Lisbon-Southampton cruise. This will be our first Regent experience." Can't remember the details (6 years) but I sometimes try to get a 2nd excursion, if I'm back early to the ship, by seeing if there are no shows at the check-in in the theater. The Titanic museum was right in the Harbour area and the pub was an afternoon (on a Sunday but packed with locals). The pub was of interest to me as I had a grandfather from Belfast. Otherwise, the Titanic was more interesting.
  2. I don't know anything about on-ship dental capabilities BUT the reason we only cruise with Regent is that on each of the 3 times we needed significant medical attention on Regent, the care was terrific (but expensive). In the middle of a TA from Monaco to Rio, DW tripped and punctured her calf with her high heels (heels no longer packed for "Formal Optional" night). Immediately after I called Reception, the Doctor (and a group to cleanup all the blood) were at our cabin. Then every day for a week at sea, she got Doctor's attention, an intravenous (spell?) and a new dressing. Contrary to our initial worry, it healed without the need for cosmetic surgery. Also luckily, we got the $5500 bill paid in full by insurance.
  3. We expect so, BUT follow our joint blog (soon Mr. Rumor will "set the table") where we will try to answer Spendor-related questions..
  4. Don't obsess over this; Compass Rose is a sensational venue with a terrific range of options. As mentioned above lunches in Prime 7 and Chartreuse on Explorer are unbelievably fun.
  5. How did I know? Was I able to get into Pacific Rim? If so, Thai beer and miso black _________.
  6. We did Southampton to Southampton including Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Belfast, Wales and Dublin 6 years ago on the Voyager. We follow soon after your cruise - this July on Explorer from Copenhagen to Reykjavik. It will be our 18th Regent cruise and 6th on Explorer (our favorite ship). There is "always" a shuttle to/from town unless you dock in town. They generally start soon after arrival and run about every 1/2 hour until an hour before ship departure. We always share a dinner table. Terrific meeting the interesting Regent cruisers. We like the tables for 6 best; tables for 8 are too large for our conversations. As an educated quess, your cruise should be maybe 60% American, 20% Brit, 10% Canadian/Aussie/Kiwi plus a dozen other nationalities. We've always had a delightful mix on our Regent cruises. Excursion experience: Edinburgh - we did the city & castle and enjoyed it (despite the crowds at the castle). It was our first visit to Scotland. On our July visit, we will do the 8 hour (unusual for us) excursion that goes to the Royal yacht and another castle. Kirkwall - A world-class archeological opportunity. Please consider the "Archeological Wonders" excursion; if you're into this, consider the extra-cost "small group" tour. Belfast - Our cruise docked just across from the then new Titanic exhibition. The Titanic excursion was GREAT! We later did the Pub excursion which was delightful. Wales - I don't remember if we visited your stop in Wales but our port was great fun just walking around the small town and meeting the people. Note: we reserve excursions in every port even if we expect to "stay in town". Dublin - The "City Highlights" excursion was enjoyable and informative. We stayed in town after the tour and had a great time. Have a wonderful 1st time experience on Regent.
  7. If the Regent site is working, you can increase determing availability by 1) using "starboard" and "port" rather than "Either" and 2) using a specific deck level rather than "All Levels". Also, it seems that Regent holds back offering 3-person cabins on-line to later in the reservation process.
  8. I'd say "Amen" BUT you are late to the table. Many of us have been complaining about the Regent website for years. It gets modified; yet, never seems to stay fixed. It never appears that the site is monitored and maintained from a user perspective. It looks attractive but has significant functional defects. I just tried to determine the remaining cabins on the Splendor inaugural cruise - a tedious, unsuccessful effort!
  9. Yes, very different, lighter and very interesting. DW, a carnivore, loves the Prime 7 luncheon sliders and really messes the napkins. I love the crab cake or the empenadas. We both love the quiche or the "French ham sandwich" in Chartreuse. these luncheons are part of why Explorer is our favorite ship. Having a light lunch (with wine) in front of the beautiful art is FANTASTIC!
  10. I've gotten through @ 8:30 EST Mon-Fri; I've never tried on a SAT.
  11. Great review! DW is interested in doing this; I've been lukewarm. You hit on the items of interest and of concern for me. Again thanks
  12. Voila! I just got a Regent email. My "wait list" has cleared; I am now reserved on it; my original choice was removed. All is well.
  13. We'd love a copy of THE map. Thanks, Jim C clarkjamesr@ aol.com
  14. Thanks for doing this. Reading your adventures will be a lot of enjoyment to many of us. Have a fabulous time. Jim & Mary
  15. I do our "must haves" first; then check to make sure that those reservations are listed in our Account. Then, with pressure over, I do the rest. Seems like there is always a bump in the road, so relax - everything has always worked out OK for us. Any troubles that I can't resolve, I call Regent in the morning. As others have said, check your Account once in a while as sometimes new excursions/times are offered without announcement.
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