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  1. I enjoyed the review. We will be traveling on the Victory I (sadly not in an Owners' Suite) next summer on the Great Lakes itinerary. We had originally booked Pearl Seas for this itinerary but we got a huge discount on Victory due to water levels preventing our June/July Mighty Mississippi trip on the AQ from going north of Memphis. We diverted over to the Tennessee and Ohio, ending up in Cincinnati. Anyway, I believe the excursions are not included on the 2020 sailings, so we will likely stay on the boat in some ports. We too love the hop-on, hop-off system on the AQSC and are not fans of long bus tours. I hope the lunches are better than you experienced.
  2. I went into the personalizer and changed traditional dining to anytime and, magically, it now says club class. So we are all set. Thanks.
  3. We'll be on the Island Princess in a few weeks. We have chosen a suite this time. I understand that we are eligible for Club Class dining, but in our cruise personalizer it shows that we have chosen early traditional dining. I see no option on the screen for club class. Do we simply show up at the club class locale and tell them our stateroom number and they will seat us? Thanks.
  4. If they do it like they do on the American Queen, your table will be pre-assigned. If you are traveling with friends, and the reservations are linked, they will likely put you together at a table for 4. Traveling alone, they will assign you randomly.
  5. I think that is an excellent, informative article. Thanks for the link.
  6. We are not elite, but will be in a full suite. We are not hard liquor drinkers - DH does not drink at all and I drink wine. Can you ask for the hard stuff to be swapped out for wine?
  7. I first learned about this change from this forum then went searching the citi site for the information. They certainly did not shout it from the hilltops...
  8. Lots of folks on this forum have reported their experiences with travel insurance. If you scan through the forum, you will find lots of stories. I do agree with GC that working with an insurance broker is the way to go. Cost cannot be generalized - length of trip, destination, ages of travelers, etc. all enter into the cost equation.
  9. We used it once. We have a Citi Double Cash card that we used to make a deposit on a cruise. The deposit was about $400 and was non-refundable. Due to a medical issue we had to cancel the trip - fortunately before final payment. Provided all the required documentation and got reimbursed within about 3 weeks. Had to call a couple of times to see what was going on but it generally went smoothly.
  10. Your Medicare supplement policy gives you $50k coverage - note that is a LIFETIME limit, not per trip - so it appears you have $120k in coverage. That is more than a lot of policies provide. With MedJet assist, it seems you are in good shape for a Caribbean trip. Next time you might want to buy coverage within the timeframe to cover pre-existing conditions (usually about two weeks after the first payment you make on the trip) and also get primary coverage to avoid finger-pointing between carriers.
  11. Thanks, toofar! Did your trip go as scheduled or did they delay you a week? i thought they were all messed up for a while after we got off in Cincinnati instead of Red Wing on July 15. We saw Joyce Cobb, too, and thought she was great.
  12. Toofarfromthesea...would like to hear how your trip went. We were on the June/July Mighty Mississippi and could not get to Red Wing.
  13. That is indeed a tricky question. If you bought the insurance through a broker, I suggest you call them for assistance. (That is why we always buy through tripinsurancestore, so we have someone we can call).
  14. Even if insurance would cover you if you changed to (plan to) join the ship at its next scheduled port, how could you be sure that the ship would proceed along its scheduled itinerary anyway? The cruise might be cancelled or re-rerouted and then you would be stuck with reservations to a place the boat will not be visiting.
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