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Forum: Seabourn July 25th, 2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,711
Posted By diebroke
So, I am with Granny on this issue. We don’t know...

So, I am with Granny on this issue. We don’t know the truth, only hearsay, & to become so emotional over hearsay seems bizarre to me. I’d rather risk my blood pressure worrying about our...
Forum: Regent Seven Seas Cruises March 28th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,031
Posted By diebroke
I know a little bit about marketing but nothing...

I know a little bit about marketing but nothing about cruise ship marketing.

I think there are 3 possible scenarios from Regent’s new concierge class.

1) The new concierge class is a failure...
Forum: Regent Seven Seas Cruises February 18th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,453
Posted By diebroke
I'm just saying it's theoretically possible that...

I'm just saying it's theoretically possible that a specific Regent cruise could come out less expensive than a similar Seabourn cruise if you included Seabourn air, hotel, & transfers and a Seabourn...
Forum: Regent Seven Seas Cruises February 18th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,453
Posted By diebroke
I would predict that if you compared it to a...

I would predict that if you compared it to a non-sale price on Seabourn, include Seabourn air, hotel, transfers & did an excursion in every port, you might get a better deal on Regent.
I am one who...
Forum: Seabourn February 16th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,306
Posted By diebroke
Ordering room service on Seabourn is easy. No...

Ordering room service on Seabourn is easy. No advance notice is needed. It is delivered course by course to your suite.
I don't want to get started on formal optional. Regent has the same policy.
Forum: Seabourn February 16th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,306
Posted By diebroke
If the price of a Seabourn cruise is close to the...

If the price of a Seabourn cruise is close to the price of a mainstream cruise line when you include the costs of all the extras, I think it is a no-brainer to pick Seabourn. The only risk is that...
Forum: Seabourn February 16th, 2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,988
Posted By diebroke
I have only sailed on the small ships & have...

I have only sailed on the small ships & have never noticed residual smoke in the suite or in any indoor venue. I am fairly sensitive to it & annoyed by it.
The only problem we have experienced was...
Forum: Regent Seven Seas Cruises February 1st, 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,694
Posted By diebroke
You do get the impression from Regent's all...

You do get the impression from Regent's all inclusive philosophy that they assume their typical client is not very bright, not very travel savvy, and/or lazy.
If they have really increased their...
Forum: Regent Seven Seas Cruises February 1st, 2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,694
Posted By diebroke
How long ago were each of these cruises,...

How long ago were each of these cruises, especially Regent?

How good are the included Regent tours?[

My Regent Baltic tour was in August 2009 on the Voyager.
My Seabourn cruises were in 2008...
Forum: Silversea Cruises February 1st, 2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,946
Posted By diebroke
I did this itinerary with Lindblad/National...

I did this itinerary with Lindblad/National Geographic. I suspect the PA II will be more on the luxury side for food & wine, but Lindblad's expedition staff were magnificent.
I do not know the ice...
Forum: Regent Seven Seas Cruises February 1st, 2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,694
Posted By diebroke
My random thoughts follow but first a qualifier....

My random thoughts follow but first a qualifier. I have sailed Regent only once for 7 days (Baltic) and I have only 2 cruises on Seabourn (14 days Istanbul – Venice & 21 days Kobe – Hong Kong)

On...
Forum: Seabourn January 10th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,487
Posted By diebroke
I did KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN, NAGASAKI, JAPAN, BUSAN,...

I did KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN, NAGASAKI, JAPAN, BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA, YEOSU, SOUTH KOREA, INCHEON (SEOUL), SOUTH KOREA, DALIAN, CHINA, XINGANG,CHINA, BEIJING, CHINA, SHANGHAI, CHINA, XIAMEN, CHINA, & HONG...
Forum: Seabourn January 6th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,265
Posted By diebroke
Excellent points. Thanks for clarifying. My...

Excellent points. Thanks for clarifying.
My airline of choice does give me 6 free international upgrades per year. I agree with your point that the difference in fares and comfort between coach &...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,721
Posted By diebroke
You would be amazed at how many people LOVE the...

You would be amazed at how many people LOVE the rug buying experience.

I HATED the rug buying experience (I am terrible at bargaining) but we LOVE the rugs we purchased. We made a relatively...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,935
Posted By diebroke
What did they say about 3rd language? Either...

What did they say about 3rd language?

Either they didn't study it or I didn't pay attention because there is no possibility I would be able to learn a 3rd language in my lifetime. I would assume...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,935
Posted By diebroke
- you are quite the bon mot Thanks Paul....

- you are quite the bon mot

Thanks Paul. Unfortunately, I had to look it up before I knew how to feel about being called bon mot.
Before long though, I will be fluent in all things French. For...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,935
Posted By diebroke
Another of my pet peeves is posters who include...

Another of my pet peeves is posters who include an advertisement as a part of their reply. (I have no idea how I did that & have been unable to fix. Maybe it will get me a discount in my CM...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,935
Posted By diebroke
I would like to know how you feel about children...

I would like to know how you feel about children (under 30 and well behaved/supervised) on the Seabourn or really in general.

I think well-behaved people of any age are just fine on Seabourn.
The...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion December 31st, 2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By diebroke
Granny, I think Danny is too old for you.

Granny, I think Danny is too old for you.
Forum: Seabourn December 16th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By diebroke
:p:p Granny is a glorious beacon of light :p:p ...

:p:p Granny is a glorious beacon of light :p:p
now that sounds just perfect!

Go for it Granny. We're all entitled to our delusions, especially at our age.

I see that we have now been labeled...
Forum: Seabourn December 16th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By diebroke
Can you imagine what kind of board wars that...

Can you imagine what kind of board wars that would bring up?

Scary. Would likely self destruct shortly after implementation.
Forum: Seabourn December 16th, 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By diebroke
I am now a MEMBER....diebroke is still a JUNIOR!!...

I am now a MEMBER....diebroke is still a JUNIOR!!

I second your nomination as Chief Trouble Maker
Forum: Seabourn December 15th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By diebroke
Diebroke - if you have better suggestions I will...

Diebroke - if you have better suggestions I will change them. I originally had something else but I was over-ruled.


How about "Person"? (That will distinguish us from our pets who may choose to...
Forum: Seabourn December 10th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,122
Posted By diebroke
Granny, Thanks for offering to put in a bid on...

Granny, Thanks for offering to put in a bid on Oprah's jet. I think I'd rather have a new one than a used one. (I'm sure the newer ones are greener.
I promise that if I get a private jet for...
Forum: Seabourn December 8th, 2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,810
Posted By diebroke
Speaking of names, I predict no prizes will be...

Speaking of names, I predict no prizes will be awarded to whomever came up with "Junior Member" & "Beginner" as names for people who join this forum.
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