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  1. I have also been missing you, Jeff, and Sophie as well. Thank you for letting us all know that you are fine! I hope you will touch base occasionally. Many of us enjoy your posts!
  2. If I make a reservation when the new itinerary first comes out, is it possible to get the onboard booking credit for an already reserved cruise? We are not cruising until January.
  3. If you happen to be applying for or renewing a US passport, there is a box to check at the top of the application for a passport with twice as many pages - no extra charge.
  4. Are you going FLL to Lima on the shadow, January 24, 2020?
  5. Consider trying Bonine rather than Dramamine. It’s longer lasting dose, and doesn’t make you drowsy. It’s over the counter where the Dramamine is.
  6. Thank you so much for your wonderful reporting. I read every entry and loved following along!
  7. Thank you for sharing the link, Misty. They are inspiring!
  8. We have just reserved suite 625, as the most midship suite still available on the Shadow. It will be the most forward location we have been in. On sea days, did you notice motion a lot in your 626? My husband is very susceptible to motion sickness, so I am wondering if you think that might be a problem. I have especially enjoyed your report of your cruise. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your insights!
  9. We used Harv and Marv’s, small boats - we were only 4 onboard. They were WONDERFUL! https://www.harvandmarvs-juneau-whale-watching.com/
  10. Was the gentleman who fell possibly Alec, from the UK? We sailed with him and it seems to me he often was on world cruises. He was delightful. If he was the person who fell, I do hope he is able to rejoin you. He has many stories to tell!
  11. We Loved Harv and Marv’s whale watching tour in Juneau. It was a small boat, 6 max, and we saw many whales and lots of other wildlife. Our captain was wonderful, and shared lots of local information.
  12. Your travel agent may already have your box. If your agent booked the cruise, the box may have been sent there. I would ask for the agent to forward to get it to you.
  13. Sometimes you can board as early as 11 AM. We have always been able to board by noon.... but your suite is unlikely to be ready before 2. We usually have a leisurely lunch on board and by the time we are finished, the suite is often ready. Reception will store your carry on items if you wish.
  14. We stayed at the Hotel Elysee pre cruise in September, and liked it very much. Ir’s a small “boutique style” hotel. Included in the rate is a nice continental breakfast, and evening wine and cheese, I think it was from 5-8 PM. Across the street is Cellini, a small Italian restaurant with very good food for lunch or dinner. We walked to the theater district easily, and it was an easy cab ride to the Manhatten cruise terminal. We also did this 911 tour: https://911groundzero.com/. It is an extensive walking tour of the area, with a pre or post independent visit to the 9/11 museum add-on possible. Our guide was there on 9/11, and her stories of that day are unforgettable. The tour is supposed to last about 90 minutes, but she was with us for a little over 2 hours. I will say that after our time with her, we did not spend as much time in the museum as we had thought we might. There are lots of recovered items to look at, and MANY videos from that day, as well as reports of survivors and of families who lost loved ones. If you were “glued to the tv” on 9/11 as we were, you will have seen many of the videos. If time is short, I would suggest skipping the museum and taking this tour. We learned so much from her that we would not have known had we spent time in the area independently.
  15. Lois, A friend recently returned from an AMA Duoro River cruise. They had traveled with AMA several times before. They were disappointed in this cruise. River level was fine, but tours were all long bus rides away, 1-2 hours. She said that because the river is in a deep gorge, the towns did not develop on the river banks. Just wanted to share the info with you as you are considering.
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