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    Seabourn, Silversea, Seadream

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  1. Just got off the Le Champlain transatlantic. The open bar covers a lot. Champagne - Henri Able, quite nice, a choice of white and red wines, spirits, cordials, etc., all of which are name brands you would recognize. There are special cocktails and top shelf brands of spirits that they charge for, but I didn't see anyone ordering those. Unless you are very brand specific on something, you should find the open bar offering sufficient for a nice time.
  2. PBfromDC

    Open bar

    Cool Cruise is correct. Alcohol - spirits, wine, champagne are included and the brands offered were quite nice. There are up brands available for purchase. On our Le Boreal trans-Atlantic last year I would estimate the average age to be in the mid-50's, perhaps a little older. It was an active and lively mix of passengers 2/3 French, 1/3 Americans, Germans and other nationalities mixed in. We had three sets of musicians - a woman who played classical piano (most often in the Observation Lounge before and after dinner), two young couples that would alternate in the main lounge (a singer and keyboard or piano player). They helped to create festive evenings. Very enjoyable.
  3. We're doing a trans-Atlantic on Le Champlain in April. We are in a basic cabin. Will post a review when we get back.
  4. Just made final payment for Le Champlain April 2019 Trans-Atlantic from Cayenne, French Guiana to Lisbon. Looking forward to the new ships! Anyone else joining us? Perry
  5. Thank you all for your replies. Love the smaller ships which is one of the reasons the Braemar appeals to us. The cruise we are looking at is from Barbados to Southampton.
  6. How welcome would a male couple be on a Fred Olsen Cruise - thinking about fellow passengers, not crew. My husband and I are American, in our early 60’s, well traveled, and not wild partiers. Looking at a March 2020 trans-Atlantic cruise on the Braemar. Thank you for your comments.
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