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About msears101

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    Syracuse, NY
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    Hiking, Wine, Gardening, Travelling
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    Tahiti, France, United Kingdom, Hawaii

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  1. They moved the dry dock from Singapore to NZ? Where in NZ?
  2. If you are on the MSY Wind Star, the specific ship, - note that it is a small ship. I have taken it across the Atlantic. It is not for everyone. I loved it. There were only 30 guests of us out of a possible 144. Internet is $525 for unlimited. $120 for 500Mb. When I crossed the Internet was VERY spotty in the middle. I am sure it is better now, but it is never a guarantee. There are no specialty restaurants like there are on big ships. There are two restaurants. They are free. It is indoor vs outdoor. There are also nights when the restaurants are closed and there is only a Deck (Buffet) BBQ. Their biggest boat only has 150 cabins. You can bring three 750 ml bottles of wine per stateroom for cruises more than 8 days. All the info on on their website.
  3. There is a treadmill. There is no other place to run on the ship. There is no jogging track.
  4. I have not seen the email. Care to share or summarize the email? I am curious as to what they do if you are denied boarding? Refund your money? Give you two aspirin and try again tomorrow at the next port? Lucky for me, my normal temperature is about 97.1
  5. The Itinerary on windstar's webpage will list when it is planned to be open. It is a blue check mark. No check mark means the platform will not be open. It can be closed for weather or sea conditions as anytime. It is always closed when docked. Waves and current will cause the bridge to close the platform. Enjoy your cruise. Hanging out in the water behind the boat is one of my favorite things to do on Windstar.
  6. I received a letter and it was accurate. I have made sure to keep all my cruises on record and verify them before each cruise just in case it mattered for upgrades, I wanted make sure my record was correct. I wonder what kid of perks they will give us? Two bags?
  7. Was it a letter or an email? I will make sure I watch the appropriate inbox.
  8. Welcome! There is no sign up sheet. I have never seen a long line to wait to use the water equipment. It is a very relaxed place. Most people tend to float and go swimming off the back of the ship. Windstar is a very relaxed environment, and there is no need for a sign up sheet. All the best. Enjoy your windstar cruise.
  9. I just got back from French Polynesia a couple of months ago. I have T-mobile, and my wife has ATT. We had coverage everywhere even in remote Atolls. Internet in French Polynesia is not fast anywhere. All solutions and info above,is very good. Just depends on what works best for you. Enjoy your trip.
  10. I will echo what many have said. When it is rough it is quite an adventure. Keep your wits about it and listen to the crew they are VERY eager to help. I have seen 80 year olds navigate it just fine with help from the crew in very adventurous conditions. The boats are not fancy, they are tight, cramped, stink like diesel, but I chose those boats over a crowded pier, or having to wait in a line for a tender. I love the sailboats. The gangway is normal and is designed to move for safety. They certainly could have better tenders, but there is limited space on smaller vessels - and these do double as life boats. The tenders are 1% of the cruise. I have long forgotten about it by time dinner comes around or the sailaway happens. The sailing vessels have a different shape and have less room for some things like tenders. The Star clipper tenders are basically the same.
  11. How do you identify which TA's are top sellers of Oceania Cruises?
  12. Exactly right. This is a great description.
  13. I do not know for sure. I did not hear any complaints of VAT being added to the bill in Tahiti which is under EU jurisdiction. Gratuity (service charge) is definitely added. Milepig is a very reliable source. I would trust it 100%
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