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    Greenville, SC
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    Any Regent cruise

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  1. Explorer 929, Penthouse C, I think. Good location, quiet. Great bathroom and super shower. Small closet, but fine for 14 days. Balcony not as large as the other Penthouse we have been in. Table, 2 chairs and a lounge chair. Would definitely recommend. Internet was not bad, considering all the complaints on this cruise.
  2. Mary, thank you for the wonderful review and great pictures. We are on Explorer now and have booked 2 segments of the Mariner 2021 World Cruise, Dubai-Barcelona. I look forward to reading your blog for your experiences at some of the same ports we will be going to.
  3. Bonnie, I passed on your regards to Prakash, which led to a great conversation about his life plans and that he is getting married in April. Sometimes we have a butler, sometimes not. He is by far our favorite! Jan
  4. We also had dinner in Compass Rose tonight with John as our waiter. We requested his section specifically as we had sailed with him on the Circumnavigation Australia cruise earlier this year. As Jackie said, service was excellent as was the food.
  5. Will do so this evening. He is very intuitive and thoughtful. He will be leaving Explorer for Splendor in January, quite an honor.
  6. I agree with you, “Papa”. Regent is about the total experience, and we really like that experience. We are on this cruise also. Our experience has been quite good from efficient boarding to an excellent butler (Prakash) and cabin stewards, to good restaurant service with some familiar faces. I know tours can be hit or miss, but we have had 3 good ones, not crowded and run efficiently. Internet has worked pretty well for our needs, but I agree Regent needs to improve to keep up with the competition. Thank you, Jackie, for all you are posting and for taking the time to download pictures of menus, activities, etc., that takes a lot of patience 😊.
  7. Jackie, Hope we get to meet and wish you a safe trip to Lisbon. We are in Lisbon now enjoying much nicer than anticipated weather, eating delicious food and drinking great wine! Looking forward to boarding the Explorer on Saturday.
  8. For Tokyo, i would suggest you look at the Hotel Okura. It was torn down several years ago, has been rebuilt, with many areas duplicated from the original—like the beautiful, peaceful lobby. It is next to the US Embassy and easy walking distance to some interesting areas of Tokyo. For Sydney, the Park Hyatt on the Quay. Last year Regent used the Four Seasons in Sydney, and we thought it was fine. Do not know what hotels Regent uses in Tokyo.
  9. Thank you, Stumblefoot! Roll Call for Silver Cloud shows date of January 10, and I couldn’t get the link you posted to work. Have wanted to go to Antarctica for a long time. Everything fell into place this Fall. We look forward to meeting you onboard! In the meantime, we leave for a Regent TA on the 19th.
  10. We are on the January 4 Cloud cruise and have rented boots. However, my husband saw boots at Dick’s Sporting Goods this week for $17 that would work well.
  11. We just got Euros in small denominations from our local AAA office. You order what you need and are notified when they arrive at the office. Turnaround this time was about 24 hours. An option if convenient.
  12. Thank you, Rachel, just the information I was looking for. I am looking forward to meeting you as I enjoy your posts on the Regent board. I am very excited, a trip I have wanted to do for a long time!
  13. Best advice for cold weather gear for Silver Cloud expedition cruise, January 4? We have lived in the South for 20 years so will need to purchase some clothing and ?other items. TIA.
  14. This trip will be our first expedition and Silverseas cruise experience. I am looking for advice on clothing and any other items we need to consider. We have lived in the South for 20 years so will need to purchase some cold weather gear. TIA.
  15. Shauna certainly had a wonderful birthday. My best wishes to her. I love how Regent goes all out to make celebrations memorable as are the people they are for 🎉!
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