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  1. When I was in Copenhagen 4 years ago, i bought a HoHo ticket that also included a boat HoHo. I enjoyed both tours by land & canals.
  2. Awesome Mudhen, look forward to meeting you onboard. Won't be long now. 😎 We booked via a travel agent; so far no upgrade for us.
  3. It's at the OLD SAN JUAN CRUISE SHIP PORT.
  4. Thanks from me too - all great info for our upcoming August sailing!
  5. That is bizarre! Yes, it could be a group booking.
  6. I am a bit of a Puffin fan. In preparation of our upcoming Iceland cruise, I came across a couple disturbing articles about the declining populations of puffins, not just in Iceland, but also in Alaska, Norway and the UK. On Heimaey Island, thousands of puffin chicks have died of starvation. A team of UK researchers is investigating the phenomenon, in which global warming and fishing appear to be the causes. Even though, puffins are on the endangered species list, in Iceland puffins are hunted for their meat, and are still served as entrees in some restaurants! https://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/icelands-puffin-population-is-plummeting-heres-what-tourists-can-do.html https://www.icelandreview.com/nature-travel-2/puffin-chicks-starving-iceland/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48447394
  7. I am a bit of a Puffin fan. In preparation of our upcoming Iceland cruise, I came across a couple disturbing articles about the declining populations of puffins, not just in Iceland, but also in Alaska, Norway and the UK. On Heimaey Island, thousands of puffin chicks have died of starvation. A team of UK researchers is investigating the phenomenon, in which global warming and fishing appear to be the causes. Even though, puffins are on the endangered species list, in Iceland puffins are hunted for their meat, and are still served as entrees in some restaurants! https://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/icelands-puffin-population-is-plummeting-heres-what-tourists-can-do.html https://www.icelandreview.com/nature-travel-2/puffin-chicks-starving-iceland/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48447394
  8. We booked it - the 8/6 departure! LovesToRead & milepig, thanks so much for the info on your past cruises in Iceland. I'm a bit of a puffin fan.....did you see puffins anywhere on the cruise? Other than Heimaey Island, are there any other ports where things are walkable and close to the ship?
  9. Yes, it's two bottles per cabin.
  10. Well, I pulled the trigger and booked the Star Breeze 8/6 'Around Iceland' cruise; I ended up booking with a travel agent, while all my past Windstar cruises were booked directly with Windstar.
  11. Mudhen, my husband and I have the 8/6 Star Breeze Iceland cruise on hold right now; we sailed the Star Breeze a couple times and also on the Star Pride; most recent one was last year. One thing we love is the size of the cabins. As far as alcohol, the beverage packages are pricey, so for us, we just buy individual drinks; I'm mainly a wine drinker and was pleased with the choices. LovesToRead, a question for you. With the Iceland weather cool and perhaps rainy, I expect that people will need to be inside more than on the decks for viewing. How crowded was it inside? Was there enough seating in the Yacht Club for example?
  12. Hoping for some experienced advice on flights from Reykjavik, for a cruise currently on hold, a Windstar Star Breeze Iceland cruise. I was hoping to fly out of Reykjavik the same day as disembarkation, which is scheduled for a 7am ship arrival. As far as safe flight departure times, the cruise line told me to get an afternoon flight. I need to use Delta, and their latest flight departure is 10:55am. With a 7am ship arrival, I was thinking a 10:55am departure would be possible. I don't know how long the clearance process takes for a ship in Reykjavik, but the ship is small, only 200 or so passengers Looks like it's about an hour drive to the airport. We have Global Entry and TSA-PreCheck but I guess that's of no help in the Reykjavik airport in order to speed up the clearance process. Anything else we could do in order to expedite the process at the Reykjavik airport? So what do you think? Is a 10:55am KEF flight departure doable for a 7am scheduled ship arrival?
  13. Right now I've got an Iceland Windstar cruise on hold until tomorrow, and am debating whether to finalize the booking directly or to use a travel agent. That's why I posed the question about upgrades via an agent or booking directly. Wolverine, sorry to hear about your cancellation - best of luck to you.
  14. I'm curious if passengers who book directly with Windstar receive more upgrades than people who book via a travel agent. For those who have received a Windstar cabin upgrade, did you book directly with the cruise line? Or via a travel agent?
  15. Here are a few articles on Vedanta Cruises: Grupo Vidanta Launches Luxury Cruise Line Vedanta Cruises https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/grupo-vidanta-launches-luxury-cruise-line-vidanta-cruises.html Vidanta Has Mastered the Art of the Resort — so Now They’re Launching a Cruise Line Vidanta Resorts Is Testing Out the Waters With Mexico’s First-Ever Luxury Cruise Line https://observer.com/2019/03/vidanta-resorts-is-testing-out-the-waters-with-mexicos-first-ever-luxury-cruise-line/
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