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JC in CA

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    Santa Clara, California
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    fostering puppies, cooking, quilting
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  1. There is a review for 1081, but not the others, on the Suite Guru post on this board. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E5nMQZ0NjNb7DvUER9jBGH2AUlMw9VuaDa6lPDzIZS8/edit#gid=264249254 And the entire post is here
  2. Yes! That is it! Sheese- can't believe I missed it ! thank you!!!!
  3. cabin guru ? nope - that's not what I remember. The one I remember had specific suites - but number- and then comments about them. And it was on cruise critic.
  4. Ok- maybe I am dreaming this up - but, wasn't there a post at the top of this forum with all of Regent's ships and each cabin listed? People were able to make comments as to their experience in that suite - noise, vibration, etc. I can't find that post - does anyone know what happened to it? Jerie
  5. thank you! We have been on the Mariner once before - through the Panama Canal in 2019 - loved the ship and crew! Someone posted a video review of this cruise (Jan 2020) - just looking at it now. Very tempting......
  6. Would love to be on a cruise.... instead we are thinking of what we might want to do in the future. The San Francisco to Papeete 5 Jan 2022 has caught our attention. Has anyone here taken a similar cruise? Your thoughts? Specifically on the Pacific Ocean crossing - rough, cold, enough to keep you busy on board? Thanks for any information! Jerie PS- San Francisco is our homeport - we are just 1 hour south.
  7. We were 1st time Regent cruisers and booked a Concierge suite on the Mariner for our 2019 Panama Canal Cruise. We did not use Regent Air because we wanted to use our local airport. (Did not make sense to us to drive 1 hour when we could have someone easily drop us off 10 minutes away!) We did receive a credit against our final payment for using our own air. Because of this, we had to arrange our own transport from airport to hotel and then at the end of the cruise from ship to airport. The reasons we felt concierge was the way to go for us were: -earlier excursion selection (got all of our 1st choices) -earlier reservation date for Prime 7 and Chartreuse (did not get the dates we wanted - but did get dates early in the trip as we wanted.) -location of room -staying at the Beverly Wilshire was an amazing treat - but also worked out quite well because we were able to start our cruise off the first morning by meeting some really nice people who we continued to run into on the ship for the next 2 weeks! Yes the cost is more, for us it was we were pleased with the decision. Jerie
  8. I had similar concerns prior to our 1st Regent cruise this past fall. We felt ABSOLUTELY comfortable! We did have 2 dinners (a shared table in Chartreuse and a dinner with the General Manager) where our dining companions wanted to make sure we knew how many nights they had been on Regent and not in a good way. Otherwise, everyone we met was welcoming and really nice! There are going to be "those sorts" everywhere. We felt that the Regent experience was very nice!
  9. Prior to our Panama Canal Cruise out of LA Sept 29, 2019, Regent used the Beverly Wilshire. We did not check in until 8:30 PM and they were out of king beds. We were put in a Junior Suite with two double beds. This was fine with us. It is a beautiful hotel, and quite extravagant! We found the buffet breakfast to be fine. There was a selection of pastries, yogurt, fruit, eggs, potatoes, sausages / bacon. Upon check in everyone was given their boarding groups for the bus. The desk was closed by the time we arrived, so we picked ours up the next morning. The representative told us that they expected to be ahead of schedule and to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to our time. The bus pulled away from the hotel before the assigned meet time! Arriving at the port, there were quite a few people in the terminal and we were again given a boarding group number. There was plenty of seating; however no beverages / snacks of any sort. We waited 20-30 minutes and were then called. We were grateful that they had us sit and wait to be called rather than stand in line to wait!
  10. This will only be our 2nd Regent cruise - which puts a check in the concierge column Departing from NYC - lots of choices for pre cruise stay - which puts check in veranda column We prefer to depart from San Jose, CA (10 min drive) rather than SFO - so air deviation or booking our own depending on how prices work out. Will also want at least business class - we are both tall and will potentially have 3 suitcases. with the stock mkt going crazy today - check in concierge column.... Thank you!
  11. Papaflamingo, Would love to hear of your experiences!!
  12. Thanks Flossie! Exactly what I was thinking! Hoping to hear of anyone's experience tendering in Greenland! Doubt we would use a butler - so we have narrowed down to E or D - eliminated F after looking at cabin placement- all aft. So glad to have this forum and so many experienced Regent folks to help! Jerie
  13. Thank you Ladys Mom - it looks like an incredible cruise. Note taken about lots of layers! I had forgotten the difference in internet between the levels, good point. Jerie
  14. Hello, We have Greenland on our "really want to see" list and are seriously considering the May 31, 2021 NYC to Iceland cruise. I was reading on the Princess boards about a cruise of theirs that visits Greenland and how difficult it is for many people to get off of the ship due to the very small dock and the ship having to tender. Thinking that a small ship like Regent Navigator is the only way to go (besides the wonderful Regent experience!). I'd love to hear from others who have been on a Regent cruise that has stopped in Greenland. Would you recommend it? What excursions did you take? We are also debating Veranda E or Concierge D. The cabin sizes are exactly the same. There is a price difference of $700 per person. I have read about vibration in aft cabins, so would want mid or forward, which either category would give us. I'm having a difficult time justifying an additional $1400 for the two of us to get the pre-night hotel stay in NYC, transfers, and earlier excursion / Prime 7 reservations. Our first Regent cruise this past fall was on the Mariner through the Panama Canal and we did book a Concierge suite. We enjoyed staying at the Beverly Wilshire and meeting other passengers at breakfast that morning. We were also pleased to book all of our 1st choice excursions. thanks for any info! Jerie
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