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  1. Hi Shelia, Yes, would love the information on both the hotel and the pub. My daughter is married to a Brit although she lives in US now . We have been to England a few time and love the pubs there ( especially the fish and chips). I enjoy reading your posts on CC. We used to live in FL but relocated about 10 years to GA. I miss some things about FL. but not the hurricanes. pat ( aka Snorkle lover).
  2. Thank you, jhenry, I found it. Looks like it is Hotel Westbury Mayfair. It looks lovely although like anything it could always change. I also looked at the Intercontinental and that also looks wonderful. Right now I would be happy with a Motel 6 since we haven't been anywhere in over a year.
  3. We are booked for a cruise in September 2021 ( Splendor) that starts in Southhampton. Does anybody know which hotel Regent usually uses for a one night pre stay prior to the cruise leaving? Just hoping in a year from now, cruises will be sailing. Thank you
  4. Pcardad, Sorry but I should have been a bit clearer. The cruise I am referring to is September 22, 2021. I agree the next six months for cruising is very doubtful. However, this cruise is a year away!! Are people getting cold feet??
  5. I just happened to take a quick peek on the Regent website and found something a bit worrisome. A few days ago ( maybe a week) our Splendor Cruise leaving on September 22 ( London to Barcelona) was completely Wait Listed except for one category that I believe said Available. Today I looked again and now there are 4 categories that say Available. Two of the categories being the Concierge D and E. Has anyone noticed anything similar happening in upcoming 2021 cruises?
  6. Thank you both Latserrof and ABoatNerd for your comments and insights. The good news is that our final payment for the Sept. 2021 cruise is not due until the end of May ( and perhaps they will give us more time) . A lot can and may change between now and then. However, if things are not looking a WHOLE lot better we may cancel. So, in the meantime, I am considering other options.
  7. ABoatNerd, I spend way more time reading on this board than I probably should but I did find your comments interesting. We are booked on the Splendor in September 2021 but I am beginning wonder if this cruise will compare, in any way, to the one and only wonderful cruise we took on the Explorer ( in the Med) in 2018. We also had two RSSC cruises canceled for 2020. Granted Regent ships are on the small size compared to the mega ships that can haul around many thousands. However, looking at the total number of passengers and crew it seems the Splendor, when fully booked, can carry about 1,300. That being said ( hopefully I won't be chastised) I am beginning to think that other modes of travel might be better for us ( being young at heart but in our 70s). The average number of people on a European river cruise is 150 ( not sure about the number of crew). I think the average for a land tour is 25 to 80 depending on the company and the type of tour. Right now I am musing on the subject. We are looking forward to sailing on the Splendor next year but the reality of this cruise being such a different experience keeps cropping up in my head. Will all modes of travel require masks in a year, how will social distancing work ( on a ship elevator, on a bus)? I am desperate to travel ( in 2021) and have something to look forward to so any thoughts would be appreciated.
  8. Absolutely agree with Marc since we were also thinking about reserving one of these excursions ( evening dinner/tour of a Chateau). Thank you VJMAZZ. The excitement is starting to build since we are able to reserve our excursions next month.The itinerary looks wonderful and the weather should be good. We are hoping against hope that this cruise will go since we had two canceled this year.
  9. Alainciao, Yes indeed, dinner at the chateau sounds delightful. Since we can reserve our excursions in September, I plan on doing my research and using my free time ( of which I have a lot these days) to decide what we would like to see/do in each port. The planning and anticipation is such a big part of traveling and we have quite a long time to do both for this cruise.
  10. Flossie, That sounds like a very sensible idea to me and we just might go ahead and do that. I think I will just be as positive as possible and start looking at the excursions which we can reserve next month for the September 2021 cruise.
  11. Crruiseluv, Which cruise did you cancel ...the May 31 on Navigator?
  12. Doubts are beginning to arise ,in my head, over the viability of our cruise ( London to Barcelona) in September 2021 actually sailing. That being said, I am thinking of moving our deposit to a March 2022 Tokyo to Tokyo cruise, if there is availability. I am not sure if we could even do this. Anyone else feeling doubtful about the later part of 2021 being cruising as it once was? Sure wish I had a crystal ball 🤣 lol!
  13. Hi alainciao, We are also booked on the Splendor cruise in September ( London to Barcelona). I need to look at the excursions, dinning at French chateau sounds wonderful. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this cruise goes.
  14. 1982 CruzStart, I apologize because I do not know how to quote a response and reply so I really messed up. Your trip Vancouver to Tokyo sounds wonderful and I agree about only having one flight, we also prefer a direct flight. We are hoping that we will be able to have a direct flight to London and a direct flight back home from Barcelona. Time will tell. We also loved the Explorer and are excited to sail on the new Splendor. Yes, Splendor definitely has low knots on her. Fingers and toes crossed for a better travel year in 2021.
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