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  1. I am not on board, having disembarked also in Montreal. Looking at Quest's current position, it seems that it visited Halifax one day early, and has now departed and is on its way to Saint John. It would be a rough ride.
  2. We were on the AO in August, doing the Three Rivers. They did warn the passengers that, because the ship is using water from the river, and it may sometimes have sediments. However, I never encountered any brown water, nor sediments for the whole cruise. As an Odyssey club member now, Mary, you will be provided with a big bottle of water in your statement every day. Together with the water supplied on the tours, we had too much water. We actually had to tell our steward not to give us any new bottles if there was a large unopened bottle of water in the stateroom. As for Richard, he is great. But, unfortunately, I think he has left. I remembered reading about his leaving in one of the passengers' comments that VTA used to carry on their own web page. In one of VTA's web page update, they have removed the link to those comments. Maybe Shar can comment on who the current Cruise Director is, because she is on the AO right now.
  3. In 2016, we took a cruise from Montreal to Boston, and then a Greyhound bus from Boston back to Montreal. The bus ride was comfortable and relaxing. It was never full. My wife and I seated separately, and we never had any other passengers sharing the seat with us. When we cross the Vermont-Quebec border, there were about 10 passengers, and half of them were from the HAL cruise. My wife and I decided if we were to do the Montreal to Boston cruise again, we will take the bus back to Montreal again.
  4. I do not expect the Odyssey booking discount will apply. But, how about the on board benefits, such as free wifi or one free bag of laundry?
  5. RS is already advertising their 2020 VTA offerings. But their website seems to be tailored only for US clients. Shar, I hope you can find out more information during your upcoming cruise. For example, does the Odyssey Club benefits still apply during the RS charter? Enjoy your cruise, which is coming up really soon.
  6. In a CC review of a 2016 VTA cruise, the reviewer embarked on Colombo: https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=528268 The reviewer wrote: "Embarkation at the port was the easiest ever. The taxi took us right up to the ship, we checked and within 5 minutes were in our room." I hope your embarkation is just as easy, and enjoy the cruise.
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