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Forum: Seabourn July 24th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,085
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,382
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,637
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,637
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,312
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,312
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, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,832
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,486
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, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,486
Posted By diebroke
My Regent Baltic tour was in August 2009 on the...

My Regent Baltic tour was in August 2009 on the Voyager.
My Seabourn cruises were in 2008 & 2010, both on one of their small ships.

I thought the Regent tours were o.k. - probably the same...
Forum: Silversea Cruises February 1st, 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,016
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, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,486
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, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,908
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
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, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,569
Posted By diebroke
I HATED the rug buying experience (I am terrible...

I HATED the rug buying experience (I am terrible at bargaining) but we LOVE the rugs we purchased. We made a relatively significant investment in carpets in Istanbul. I am certain that: they are...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By diebroke
Either they didn't study it or I didn't pay...

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 it must be linear so a 3rd language would...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By diebroke
Thanks Paul. Unfortunately, I had to look it up...

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 Christmas, I received a Rosetta...
Forum: Seabourn January 4th, 2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,786
Posted By diebroke
I think well-behaved people of any age are just...

I think well-behaved people of any age are just fine on Seabourn.
The need for supervision does not seem to be a function of age. The operative phrase is well behaved. It appears from another...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion December 31st, 2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By diebroke
Go for it Granny. We're all entitled to our...

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

I see that we have now been labeled as Familiar Faces. Still trying to decide if that's a good thing. The only place...
Forum: Seabourn December 16th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By diebroke
Scary. Would likely self destruct shortly after...

Scary. Would likely self destruct shortly after implementation.
Forum: Seabourn December 16th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By diebroke
I second your nomination as Chief Trouble Maker

I second your nomination as Chief Trouble Maker
Forum: Seabourn December 15th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
Posted By diebroke
How about "Person"? (That will distinguish us...

How about "Person"? (That will distinguish us from our pets who may choose to post.)
The good news is that now that I have successfully achieved the giant leap from Beginner to Passenger, my posts...
Forum: Seabourn December 10th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,754
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,040
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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