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  1. We've been in a Navigator penthouse and also an F2 on Explorer - which as has been noted is the same as the Splendour. Like Wendy noted above, we're pretty low maintenance and really couldn't find much for our butler to do although he was more than willing and helpful when we asked for anything. We've found that room service is excellent so if you want canapes in the afternoon, just pick up the phone. The F2 on Explorer was terrific value in my opinion - very large suite and good sized balcony with a good layout. The Splendour/Explorer ships being newer are really impressive and although they
  2. Our experience was that it was simply first-come, first served so I suspect the poster's situation was it was full at the time and they didn't care to wait or return later. We normally went right at noon once the specialty restaurants opened and were successful every day. Lunches were uniformly excellent - enjoy! Rob
  3. Interesting. We are lowly "Silvers" and don't currently have anything booked with Regent but also received this email today. If and when we can ever cruise again it will be a nice perk. Seems odd for them to announce this at this time though as it certainly won't spur people on to book a cruise right simply because laundry will be free. Judging by some of the responses it has already been poorly received by some of those who have earned the perk in the past. Hope this Covid situation improves sooner than later so we can all get back to celebrating cruise talk and Regent in particular!
  4. The websites and videos of the ship scrapyards and beaches in third world countries are so depressing.......particularly when you see what's left of some of the ships you've sailed on!🤕
  5. Bill - no need to apologize. I was pretty sure I recognized you from your photo but I didn't stop over myself either. We really did enjoy the F2 and will look forward to booking another one when we decide on the right itinerary. Hopefully we can connect in future - I'll hold you to that drink round!!! :) Meanwhile I'll live vicariously through the exploits of others on this Board!
  6. Bill - yes we were and I think I saw you at the CC meet and mingle but didn't get over to introduce myself. Next time for sure.....:) We started by booking a G2 but based upon your advice and others', we stepped up to the F2 and were really glad we did. As you said, everything about the cabin was terrific and met our needs to a tee. We found the motion we did experience in the cabin was very pleasant and kept us aware we were on a ship versus a land-based hotel room. Overall it was a terrific trip and we loved the Explorer and all that it offered. Can't wait for the next trip!
  7. We just came off Explorer and had an F2 - 807 which was well forward. The most soundproof and stable stateroom we've ever had. Considerable movement at times for the first two sea days as we left Miami due to high winds but the stateroom was no worse we found than down the hall at 859 near the centre elevator bank. I wouldn't hesitate to take a forward cabin on this ship in future. Cheers, Rob
  8. We returned from the Explorer this past Saturday and my wife had a nail repair and manicure. She thought the service was fine - the manicurist was very friendly and personable but found the service quite different than she is accustomed to on land. There was no soaking of the nails or hand massage and no undercoat under the nail polish. (I'm quoting her as I haven't the foggiest about the subject!!!) Service was professional and competent but just not what she was expecting - although her nails did look lovely!! Cheers, Rob
  9. We also disembarked the Explorer on Saturday about 9:40 and were in no rush as we had a 4:00 flight booked. I am pretty sure we were actually docked at 7:00am so I have no idea exactly what transpired to delay disembarkation. When we booked our flights I realized there were eight ships in port Saturday and faced with a choice of a 12 noon flight and the 4pm we went for the later flight as based upon past experience and what we had read about the Miami port situation, I thought in case "stuff" happens, I didn't want to be stewing and worrying about making an early flight. Frankly I can't i
  10. We were slated to sail from Terminal J on January 8th (currently en route back to Miami on Explorer) and ended up embarking from Terminal F. No big deal as an earlier poster pointed out, there are large signs indicating which ship departs from which terminal on the way in. Rob
  11. Currently on Explorer and in my cabin on an I-pad. I can’t comment on last week or even last year as our last Regent trip was in 2015 on Navigator. I have found internet speed to be fine - not as quick as at home but easy to log in and email/perform searches etc. I don’t post photos however so can’t comment on that aspect but otherwise service has been good enough to meet our needs. Cheers, Rob
  12. Thanks for the suggestions. BNBR - you raise a good point that almost everything is within 10-15 minutes of the airport so we won't restrict our search to that area and will check out the ones you both have mentioned. Cheers, Rob
  13. My wife and I are flying out of FLL after a cruise docking in MIA in January and our flight isn't until 16:00. We expect to be off the ship around 9:00 and had planned to Uber to FLL - store our luggage and Uber to a nearby restaurant for lunch and to kill some time. No interest in organized tours - just want to be close to FLL so we can check in a couple of hours before flight time. Would appreciate any suggestions - we aren't looking for gourmet - just some good American food in a comfortable restaurant. Many thank! Cheers, Rob
  14. Great idea FlyerTalker - will let them know! Cheers, Rob
  15. Thanks to both of you for this info - will pass it along! Cheers, Rob
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