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Strenz

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  • Location
    Orleans MA
  • Interests
    Opera, cooking,reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Windstar
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. As Milepig said on, off as you like. They make it very easy. Happy Sailing.
  2. The Bistro is as formal as Amphora, Candles less formal than both but never blue jeans, on BBQ night I have seen shorts. These are all lovely restaurants with a lovely atmosphere still informal but nicely casual. Not jeans and shorts. Sorry, that is how we have treated it. Happy Sailing.
  3. The thrust of the French article was about design. The French government is trying to encourage the building of fuel efficient, sailing vessels. The sizes are up to 180 cabins. They are looking at 3 designs the largest is 180 cabins, 4,400 sq meters of sail, masts 90 meters high. The goal is to keep their industry alive and to improve the environment. The article was mostly about design and not cost. Of course it would be costly but dreaming is good. I hope WS keeps the sailing ships in good order, we are great fans of them and really like them better than the motor yachts. For us the motor yachts while lovely, they are all similar to other small ship companies and do not offer the uniqueness that the sailing ships do for us.
  4. We had rep on with us on the early January cruise I asked about a cruise going to Malta on the Surf in 2020. She said she did not know of any but would call Seattle and they said there was none and they were not going in 2020. I was heart broken because I could not go this year. Voila after the 60 day reservation deadline for my cruise, the cruise appeared. I reserved it but did not get the extra 5% off. Aggravated but I really want to go on this cruise and have for years and I wanted the sailing ship. Over the years typical of Seattle wrong info. Happy we are going would have appreciated the extra 5% off because it is expensive.
  5. We shopped there and it was a sour experience: we thought very expensive, he would not educate us on quality, he was arrogant, we felt that he viewed us as not wanting to spend a lot of money and we were ready and wanting, he was dismissive. Really rude. We walked out. We are not shoppers so we buy quickly we were ready and waiting. We are truly easy,friendly people, we speak French. We loved Tahiti with WS truly the only way to go. Our WS experience was thrilling. Happy Sailing.
  6. We are not fans of Aruba but that is us. We dislike beaches where there are hotels on top of hotels, the downtown is far too commercial for us. We are not shoppers unless it is an outdoor food market. We are more Gertrudes at Jost Van Dyke. We need authentic to place. This trip sounds Windsurf magical for us. Look forward to meeting folks onboard. I can not find the Roll Call. Ski Mon 2 so looking forward to meet you and new-cruiser too. Happy Sailing to us and everyone stay in good health.
  7. That must have been some crossing. For someone who lives with terrible weather, New England, I have great weather and sea karma when traveling. Hope you do not get sea sick. Happy Sailing.
  8. Poor people that missed their flights. I have never heard of that with WS. Must have had trouble at sea or something. My experience they really keep to their schedule. You never know! Happy Sailing
  9. I must be crazy our only time on the motor yachts we were offered an upgrade to a balcony for $200 per person we grabbed it. Granted we had a great initial rate for the cruise but we thought $200 pp was a bargain and we enjoyed every second. Happy Sailing.
  10. Hi, If the ship docks at 7 after the ship goes through customs. Around 7:30 you can start to leave. Generally speaking they like all people off by 9. I have been on 25 cruises with WS and have never experienced anything different. Happy Sailing.
  11. You have time, small airport, ship not far away from airport, you can get off at 7:30. Tell reception you need to get off ship first. There will be plenty of taxis waiting for you. I have horrendous time anxiety this would not bother me at all. Happy Sailing.
  12. Been sailing my entire life. Sea sickness is misery. I tell people to do this. Cabins: mid ship, and on the lowest level, it is there you feel the less movement. Drinking not a lot of liquids, eat salty snacks if do drink Stay outside in the middle of the ship look towards the horizon Drugs I bring them all for my friends wrist bands, behind the ear patches, ginger, Dramamine, what works is individual. Good Luck and Happy Sailing ( I think the Sailing ships have less movement )
  13. We have only done the trans ocean cruises under sail and we crossed the Pacific on the Spirit. We love it. You need to like being with yourself and you need to be able yo keep yourself entertained. We loved the tranquility, we love gazing out over the water. There are some games during the day. My husband loves to watch movies I love reading. Crossing the Pacific ( 19 days ) we created some art work. We too love the noon announcement. Totally peaceful, cut off from the world, quiet, relaxing. People are very nice, nice conversations etc. Very different experience not for everyone. Happy Sailing.
  14. Mine went up in the sale! I reserved two cruises in 2020 the minute I got off the ship in January. Both have gone up since then and have not gone down. It has to be capacity controlled. Right now I am thrilled with our costs. The cruise in late 2020 I am watching like a hawk ready to jump on a lower price for it is a costly one. Happy Sailing.
  15. I have really only seen well behaved children on WS. Not many but the ones I have seen the parents have spent a lot of time with them and they appeared happy not bored. I agree with Ski Mom 2 those fortunate children. The children would love the Caribbean with all the water activity. I hope they have a great time. I would never discourage children on a WS cruise. Just make sure they know what the ship offers and what it does not offer. Happy Sailing
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