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Forum: Cruise Cuisine September 4th, 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Marc
One night on our Silver Explorer cruise last...

One night on our Silver Explorer cruise last month they changed a normal dinner to a buffet as they were anticipating lots of coming and going from the dining room due to animal sightings. One item...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 4th, 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Marc
Paul, food is good; destinations is a disaster;...

Paul, food is good; destinations is a disaster; FDR's son is in charge of destinations. They took way too long to start Seven Seas Explorer; I think that delay really hurt them.

I still...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine September 3rd, 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Marc
Just got off a cruise on Silversea Silver...

Just got off a cruise on Silversea Silver Explorer and had foie gras on a number of occasions; usually double orders. Of course, the liver meatloaf on the lunch buffet one day was not that well...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 3rd, 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Marc
I am a Regent loyalist who strongly supports the...

I am a Regent loyalist who strongly supports the purchase; just wish that Del Rio was jettisoned in the process. NCL and Regent were the first two lines to do away with fixed seatings and also...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 3rd, 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Marc
Linda, not yet. We sail from Dubai in November...

Linda, not yet. We sail from Dubai in November with stops at two other Emirates following. We are spending one night on one of the "palm" island chains before we sail. Will report back when we...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 4th, 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By Marc
I'm Marc, 56, and have been with Cruisemates...

I'm Marc, 56, and have been with Cruisemates since 2000. My wife, Arlene, and I have been on a lot fewer cruises than Ray but feel lucky that we have cruised when we can. We have cruised all seven...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 6th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Marc
Paris, I know it is not a port city but that is...

Paris, I know it is not a port city but that is what I thought of when i saw the topic of this thread. Rome and Tokyo would also be great if i needed to choose an embarkation port.

Marc
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 6th, 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Marc
Bruce, I am surprised at your post. :confused: ...

Bruce, I am surprised at your post. :confused:

Even I who have had cruises adversely impacted by need for medical evacuation and have had flights return to Ireland when heading home would not...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 8th, 2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By Marc
There is a new Dunkin just east of Madison...

There is a new Dunkin just east of Madison Hospital on 72; just a few miles from Athens. Just past the new IHOP.

Marc
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By Marc
Dave, sometime we should meet for a coffee at the...

Dave, sometime we should meet for a coffee at the Athen's Cracker Barrel; we really like that one. Of course, we have been on a diet for two months so haven't stepped foot into a Cracker Barrel. ...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 5th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 640
Posted By Marc
I used to work at Sambos. Have spent plenty of...

I used to work at Sambos. Have spent plenty of time in Denny's. Still go to IHOP frequently and Waffle House from time to time. Denny's is a couple miles away and has a good AARP discount.
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 26th, 2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Marc
This itinerary is really good advice. I lived in...

This itinerary is really good advice. I lived in Israel for a short while in 1980 just after travel to Egypt was opened up. Those that took a trip on the Nile enjoyed their trip a lot more back...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 7th, 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Marc
I cruises Montreal to New York and then down to...

I cruises Montreal to New York and then down to Fort Lauderdale in 2011 on Regent Sevens Navigator. I think the ship was larger than you are interested in, 490 pax, but it was great. Many Canadian...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise April 21st, 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By Marc
Looks an awful like an article I saw in the Huff...

Looks an awful like an article I saw in the Huff Post. :)

All good advice.

Marc
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 3rd, 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Marc
Hong Kong to Singapore is one of my favorite...

Hong Kong to Singapore is one of my favorite itineraries. Not familiar with Diamond Princess; however, our two days in Saigon were fantastic as we sailed up the Saigon River and docked in town. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 17th, 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Marc
I strongly agree with Paul; some wonderful sites...

I strongly agree with Paul; some wonderful sites to see and traveling by cruise ship is the way to do it. I would recommend a cruise with an overnight in Aqaba so you have plenty of time for Petra...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 15th, 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Marc
Take a regular taxi, not a water taxi in Venice;...

Take a regular taxi, not a water taxi in Venice; relatively fast and cheap. Rome I would either arrange for a car/limo or take taxi to airport. Long trip but fast. Real question is why you are not...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise March 15th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Marc
331 days out although sometimes partners are...

331 days out although sometimes partners are earlier than later. As PM you can change for free so book outbound 331 days in advance and then return when it is available. On my last flight I did it...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise March 15th, 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Marc
None except the three days in London I asked for....

None except the three days in London I asked for. I also have to spend one extra day in Cape Town. I have been successful twice now in getting both open jaw and stopover on same trip.
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise March 14th, 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Marc
Truth in advertising, I am still PM on Delta so...

Truth in advertising, I am still PM on Delta so better agents and shorter wait on phone. Did it all in one phone call that lasted about 20 minutes.

I never try to do online; they keep saying they...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 14th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Marc
In Mykonos, I would take a tour of Delos; one of...

In Mykonos, I would take a tour of Delos; one of the oldest set of ruins in the Mediterranean. Then, if I had time, I would sit in one of the cafes along the harbor in Mykonos order some lamb and a...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 8th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Marc
I found another interesting itinerary on Silver...

I found another interesting itinerary on Silver Wind:

Voyage 2511 | Silversea Cruises (http://www.silversea.com/destinations/plan-voyage/?voyage=2511&year=2015)

Venice to Istanbul including an...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 1st, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Marc
My wife always crochets on planes; not a problem...

My wife always crochets on planes; not a problem bringing the hook.

Have fun!
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 1st, 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Marc
I have done this and similar itineraries on...

I have done this and similar itineraries on Regent Seven Seas Cruises; here is one itinerary that might meet your desires:

Mediterranean Cruise | Rome to Istanbul | ANCIENT REVERIES | 10 Nights...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations February 13th, 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,190
Posted By Marc
Interesting that this old thread got resurrected....

Interesting that this old thread got resurrected.

Annie, after a long cruise Dubai to Cape Town, we are going to spend three days in London over Christmas. You say it is "too manic;" sounds...
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