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    Salzburg, Austria
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    Seaburn (previously Silversea...)

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  1. Mauzak, same procedure. Book and pay on-line. Visit SB Square and they will handle it all.
  2. Not operational on the Quest right now neither.....
  3. The cruise consultant on board has them...😍
  4. Here are some of the non Antartica itineraries between July 2021 and April 2022 to wet yr appetites
  5. Mid September 2018. Weather was perfect. Ports still a bit crowded so. Guess July crowds will be more and Temperatures a bit higher. Assume excursions will be similar if not identical as they are handled by local suppliers. We looked up the excursions Silversea did several years ago when we visited some of the same ports and the ones on SB last year were identical.
  6. "favourite" can mean many things... From an itinerary pov we loved Anchorage to Tokyo, Dubai to Monte Carlo and an all around the Black Sea cruise. Also Istanbul to Venice. Interesting ports, scenery, routing, cultural exposures. From a wonderful, relaxing vacation pov 14days Greek islands from Athens to Athens. Lovely ports to stroll around. No need for excursions. 100% stress free. Have not done Antartica, but you asked for variety.
  7. Lirio, we are on the same cruise and have just started a roll call for it. If you want to join, please check the roll call section in a couple of days (as it takes up to 48h for a new roll call to appear....). Best regards, MJN1
  8. Cojomo, we sofar never got that info from SB, but also never asked. You can usually find where ships dock on-line, like http://www.olp.gr/en/cruise-greece/cruise-programme The taxi will drop you off right at the baggage drop off point.
  9. We found the yellow taxis to work just fine and they have a fixed rate from the airport to Piraeus port. The rates are posted at the taxi stand outside the terminal and are all inclusive, i.e. luggage and tolls. I think the current rates are Euro 50 or 54 and if you give him 5 or 6 Euros extra this is a very generous tip!
  10. Raphael360, there are also regular buses from KIX to Kobe (e.g. the main downtown Sanomiya station): www.kate.co.jp/en/timetable/detail/KB The ferry is subject to weather conditions. The bus is subject to traffic conditions, but runs frequently and is very reliable.
  11. Just to clear up a potential misconception: there is no way to spend 1hour (and even less 2) in a taxi in Kobe. Also Kobe airport is a very small airport with few, primarily internal Japan flights. So if you really landing at Kobe (and not at KIX - the international airport south of Osaka) the trip to either terminal where cruiseships usually dock in Kobe should be 15 to 30 min and max. 30 $.
  12. Stumblefoot, It is per person! 2015/16 the per diem per person for a SilverSuite was $ 740 on the Shadow and < $ 1,000 on the Wind. Pretty steep increases considering inflation and number of new ships in MHO.... Just wondered if this is what is happening across all SS cruises or just an aberration.
  13. We have not been on a SS cruise since Feb 2016 for various reasons, but a) miss the crew and b) thought a 10 days London to London crusie on the Wind in May 2019 would be one of the last chances to (again) experience the iconic TowerBridge departure/arrival given the uncertainty of the future plans for this vessel. And while we know that there are only a few Silver Suite on board of this ship, we were a bit shocked to see the per diem price: US$ 1,358.50 (before the TA discount). Is this the "new normal" for Silversea for this suite category?
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