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aheape1979

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About aheape1979

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    South Carolina, USA
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Disney

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  1. "Do or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda I promised information on our vendors/ tours, and I'm delivering on that promise! Yes, Princess took a while to refund us, as did some vendors. I was patient, knowing that we weren't planning a vacation this summer anyway with the pandemic. We did not completely settle with all vendors and insurance until the beginning of September! Great Vendors- I plan to rebook with them • Guernsey: Walking Tour with Annette Henry- Annette was great and cancelled with no issues. • Dublin: Early entry to the Book of Kells a
  2. We are sailing earlier in the season, so I guess that helps us. Our cost is down $800 from what we originally booked back in 2018, but that fare had gone down a total of $1300 by last March. So we are paying $500 over what we would have in 2020. HOWEVER...we were able to snag one of the two window suites. We don't have a balcony, but have over 700 sq. feet and full suite benefits. For $500 more....I'll take it! We were in a mini for 2020. We've sailed the Regal before, and the Sky is very similar. So I think we will be happy. Now I get to hope and pray that we are able to sail in
  3. That was our 2nd potential date, but it didn't work with one of the girls' events this summer. I wish we were able to sail together. Our roll call group was great! 😞
  4. We are back!!! We were finally able to work out refunds with Princess and our additional travel insurance. I'll work on posting that information AND.... We are booked for May 14, 2021!!! I don't want to get my hopes too high, but am excited that we found an alternate date that works for our work/school/childrens' schedules. We won't have a Regal Experience, but will enjoy the new Sky Princess!
  5. Everyone hold tight.... I will be posting information about which businesses/tours have been amazing to work with...and some that haven't. No need for those of you planning a future trip to risk getting stuck with poor customer service too!
  6. After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel our June 9 sailing. Our pre-cruise hotel has closed through June 14, and I just don't see things calming down enough for international travel by then. We have a backup date for July 27, but I have begun to seriously doubt that any cruises will be sailing by then either. Oh well, we just have to trust that everything happens for a reason, and if need be, we will wait and cruise in 2021!
  7. “Hope is the thing with feathersThat perches in the soulAnd sings the tune without the wordsAnd never stops at all.”― Emily Dickinson Finding Positivity in the Unknown There is so much unknown right now with the Corona virus, including whether ships will even be sailing in June. I haven't cancelled tours, hotel reservations, dining plans, or air yet. There will be time for that later. I probably won't begin that process until we are about 30 days out. I hope all of you following this thread are staying healthy, practicing safe social distancing, and loving your frie
  8. I'm still planning on going in June, but I also have a room booked in July on the Regal just in case cruises aren't sailing by June. Overkill? Probably...but it makes me much happier to have a backup plan!
  9. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide The new Princess Plus program! When we originally booked, we had the basic fare. As time passed, we were able to upgrade that with free gratuities and an OBC. When Princess announced its all-inclusive deals a few months ago, we looked at the cost, but determined that it wasn’t worth it for us. THEN, Princess Plus was announced. Of course, I had to compare prices. Here are the extras I was already purchasing: Internet- $75 for one device (but we could rea
  10. I have the magnetic hooks, but haven't gotten a clothesline yet. Thanks for the advice.
  11. Thanks for the input! We are supposed to take some time in Cobh too. We are taking a small group tour (paid for), so I'm glad it includes Cobh. We live in a small town, so I love the charm of them!
  12. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ~Tom Bodett The 3-month mark is here! In just 3 short months, we plan to sail on our BI cruise! We are still booked, and Easy Air is still set up. I’m hopeful that the Covid-19 crazy will have calmed down by then. We are both in our 40s, with no major health issues to deter us. My hope is that a month from now, we will see that the incidence numbers have settled/turned downward, and people will not be afraid to travel again. So m
  13. A few latex gloves and Imodium are in my first aid/medicine kit too. Good ideas.
  14. “I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty.I've got whozits and whatzits galore. You want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty.” ~Ariel Another Amazon Box? I admit it…I may have a problem! When going away for almost 3 weeks, I want to be prepared! I want to be organized! I don’t want to have to spend $10 for a package of bandaids. When we went to Hawaii a few years ago, I did the same thing. We used almost everything and didn’t have to make any crazy purchases while we were there. A cruise environment (especially in another country) makes me want to be sure I have what we need
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