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  1. Here is Cruise Critic's article on the eruption: Cruise Passengers Injured and Missing After Volcano Eruption in New Zealand
  2. Here is Cruise Critic's article on the eruption: Cruise Passengers Injured and Missing After Volcano Eruption in New Zealand
  3. Here is Cruise Critic's article on the eruption: Cruise Passengers Injured and Missing After Volcano Eruption in New Zealand
  4. Alert Cruise Critic member @Jamietravelstheworld just posted in the Australia & New Zealand forum a link to this article about the White Island Volcano, which erupted Sunday [actually Monday already there]: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/new-zealand-volcano-erupts/?utm_content=bufferf2659&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m&fbclid=IwAR3CfxLvsgq4L0Jy1a5US_u25xICeSEHnGRBkmrKdBn8R9YyHMs5_883x1c Note that Ponant's "Best of New Zealand" sailings are scheduled to call at White Island on Jan. 22, Jan. 26, Mar. 14, and Mar. 28 of 2020.
  5. White Island is a stop on Ponant's "Best of New Zealand" Itinerary with calls scheduled on Jan. 22, Jan. 26, Mar. 14, and Mar. 28 of 2020. Thanks for the heads up. I will cross post this in the Ponant forum.
  6. Thanks, I'll be waiting for your report! I guess at bottom I'm worried because I don't see how it pays them to run these tours for only 2 people at the group rate they charge. But I reassure myself that if there is a problem we can surely find someone to take us, even if it will cost much more. But CJays gets such great reviews that I would really prefer to go with them as planned.
  7. That's not the way I would want to end any trip, and thankfully I have never had to accept such an early flight. It would definitely make me think twice about the itinerary if I couldn't figure out another way to get home at a decent hour.
  8. Thanks for this review. I'm getting concerned about my booking with CJays for March. I'm on a very small ship and it's the only one in port that day – no other vendor would take our reservation. CJays immediately sent an email that the tour was booked, but it said "We will send you a confirmation invoice for you to retain and present when we meet you." – that was back in August. A month ago I email them again to say we were looking forward but hadn't received the confirmation yet. When did you get your confirmation?
  9. There are several river cruise companies in Europe that do not own their ships, but manage to maintain a top rating for service [Tauck in particular]. If Uniworld can deliver the expected Uniworld standard, does it matter that they don't own this ship?
  10. If this is meant as an attack on my post [which is how I read it], you need to provide some details about how 'almost all river cruise companies' have had class action lawsuits that they have lost. I'm not aware of any. But if you re-read my post, you will see that I wasn't raising this as an attack on Scenic [I specifically said "I'm not making any judgement about the merits of those lawsuits"] – but rather as a legitimate reason why Scenic would be charry about providing details about anticipated docking times.
  11. I think that was a unique itinerary for Crystal Mozart [which of course is no longer in 'their' fleet]. I wondered why no one else copied it, as IMHO Vienna demands much more time than a river cruise port stop (even the 1.5 day 'overnight' stops on a few itineraries). But I'm sure that Budapest has fans who will say the same...
  12. It may be relevant that Scenic has been sued twice now for failing to deliver the cruise as promised. I'm not making any judgement about the merits of those lawsuits – just suggesting that the more detail you provide, the more fodder for future lawsuits.
  13. New article on Cruise Critic: Uniworld Expands River Cruises to Peru's Amazon in 2020
  14. That still doesn't answer the question whether the Brightline luggage-to-cabin service is as good as checking it in the YC tent. Those bags get expedited handling to the cabin.
  15. Make it a mini-skirt and call it a 'kilt.' But be prepared for social media body shaming unless your knees [and let's not even go anywhere near your 'j*nk'] are worth looking at...
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