Thanks for your reply about meetings on Regent. Hmm, specific questions. I'm not sure I know what to ask. Do you have any 'do's' and 'don'ts'? This will be our 1st cruise. How much/often will we have to dress up? Did you tip even though on this line you don't have to? Were there any hidden costs? We're looking for probably the Carribbean in Dec or Jan. How are excursions. Would you recommend doing the 'group' thing or going off by ourselves?
Thanks again Marc. I'm new to the fellowship and everyone has just been great.
Caribbean is usually always country club casual with at most two informal days where men need to wear sports coat (no tie). No tipping. In 2007, all alchohol (except premium brands) will be included. In 2006, free wine and drinks at dinner only (along with the many parties). Shore excursions have always been reasonably priced. Regent also tries to keep crowds down; e.g., at Stingray City boat is no more than half full so there is room to move around.
I have done Caribbean on Mariner, Diamond, and Voyager. All three wonderful. If you go over Christmas and/or New Years, it is a fantastic experience.
They are members of Alcoholics Anonymous. These are people who have real problems controling their use of alcohol, admit it, and seek help in the form of group meetings. Alchoholism is a disease. Many with it should never even take a single drink -- because they cannot stop.Some others are able to be helped to become occasional or social drinkers, and not abusers. It is an organization that has helped a lot of people.