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milepig

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    Chicago
  • Interests
    History, Food, Local crafts, art, villages
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Windstar
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Too many to list - Tahiti, Med, Europe, Scandinavia

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  1. Your cabin will be ready, but it may take a little while for your bags to come. We get checked in, drop our carryons in the room and then head for lunch. Generally by the time we're done eating the bags will have arrived.
  2. Yes. We just booked Singapore to Tokyo in May 2022, taking advantage of our credit and the June promotions. I guess we’ll decide in early 2022 to bail for only $200, if things are still ugly. Everything down to that huge long air trip the way things are now gives me the Willie’s. But hopefully things will be much better 2 years from now. To the comments on Venice/Ravenna. Ravenna is too often overlooked. It’s quite amazing and still close enough to Venice for an easy trip. And, I know many disagree, but those ships disgorging thousands of passengers just don’t belong in Venice. I’d actually love to sneak in now and see Venice without the throngs of tourists.
  3. Thanks. Can I ask about the process? Did SS contact you one day out of the blue saying "these are the flights we propose"? DId they just book them? Did they offer a chance to discuss options first and then make a proposal? How far out did this all happen? If you used a TA were they involved?
  4. All good to hear. I will be prepared for when it comes time to book. The only time I’ve had economy mixed into itins I’ve book we’re indeed for short hops, usually in cases like a regional jet where there IS no business class. This may be what they’re protecting themselves for. My TA was also encouraging so I’ll just sit back for, oh about 18 months.
  5. Thanks for the detail. This cruise is a fair bit out - just under 2 years (using up a credit) so too soon to plan specifics, or book anything myself. I was aware of the inter-asia connections, so my hope is that SS would count the entire ticket, so ORD-SIN is one itin and all in Business, and not by each leg. If my TA doesn't have a firm answer I may decide to cut out the airfare and do it myself, even though the price is good. Some of those inter-asia connections can be long! I wouldn't fly UA international under any circumstances, and especially now,
  6. Thanks to both of you. A domestic leg would be managable but not international!!
  7. So sorry if this has been answered, Cruise Critic is very hard to search! For the first time ever, we're doing a booking with Business Class airfare included, since our TA explained why in this case it was a good deal. On my confirmation for the full cruise I saw this fine print: Business and Premium Economy Class air upgrades are capacity-controlled, apply to international flights and do not apply to U.S. domestic or intra-continental flights within North America, Europe, South America, Asia or Africa, in which case economy class will be substituted. The mention of “Premium economy Class” as a possibility frightens me, but I think is a generic phrase since it also mentions “upgrades” and we're actually booking Business!! Please tell me that we’ve booking actual Business Class with no possibility of getting Premium Economy instead!! That's a huge difference for Chicago to Singapore! It also sounds like a flight within the US will be economy class? I've asked my TA as well, but you folk often have the full scoop on such things.
  8. Thanks for the information and that is indeed a deal. We bought some in a market in Spain when we were on a walk about with the ship's chef, and he took us to the places he uses for such stuff.
  9. Just have to ask. Buying saffron at a knock-down price sends my scam shields up. How did you determine that is was as advertised?
  10. Without saying anything about my opinions, why are you so obsessed about a physical location. What an obsolete concept. Everything in the world is moving to virtual with no fixed address. A street address these days is meaningless.
  11. Can’t edit so replying to say that should have been “option BAR” not bad.
  12. Actually it’s hidden but it’s there. When you pull down the option bad and select a unit type a box pops up that shows the starting type. click on view all listings and then choose a residence type to see the info. many show as sold.
  13. So happy for you and that I could help a bit. I don’t know if it’s unique to WS, but they don’t say “sold out”, cruises just disappear from the schedule. I am so jealous, we’re stuck here in Chicago where I say “every day is a Wednesday”. It just goes on and on and trip after trip is cancelled.
  14. Is you booking still showing on MyWindstar?
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