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About kowhairob

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Auckland New Zealand
  • Interests
    Travel , Food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity ,Seabourn
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

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  1. Totally agree about the Retreat , its flies in the face of one ticket , one class .
  2. We found Johns music unintrusive in the Tk grill with the ability to have a conversation without having to raise our voices .
  3. Thats actually very very exciting to think that you can redeem your free nights on the expedition boat .
  4. We were on the Encore in October and we had an Indian Feast prepared for a group of 6 . Absolutely sensational and we could see and hear the other guests talking about our meal , we had at least 3 people ask how we got this meal and they all said that they would do something similar .
  5. The September sailing in my opinion is the best option as far as the itinerary and timing is concerned . It ticks off a lot of great ports and it doesn't include Santorini which is overcrowded and a pain in the butt with the tender situation and the cable car or donkey options. My vote is option 3 !
  6. Visit with us is one of my Favourite Cruise You Tube Vloggers, Rich has a melodious English voice and is very impartial . Check out his channel , you wont be dissapointed.
  7. We did Athens to Singapore on Seabourn Encore October 2018 and the only country that required a visa was India . It was a pain in the backside , however its mandatory . Go online and do a mock application to get an idea of the forms/information required .
  8. Exactly our reason for this trip and its timing .
  9. We are booked on this trip through a US TA and the price was $US3999 plus taxes of approx $600 and $500 OBC $US287.5 per night pp . The prices have risen by $US300 since booking in May 2019 . Your price is still very good at $A437.37/ $US300 per night all up and i personally would look at booking at this rate as i can't see it getting any lower . ( I have been known to be wrong! )
  10. Oh well I will stick to my Rusty Nail and let my wife tell me how good or bad the new champagne is . Too be honest the NF was a dependable drink with a lot of nice notes .
  11. We are Celebrity fans after trying Princess a few years ago we found the Celebrity ships to have a better upmarket vibe and found our fellow passengers to be very friendly and lively as well . We have recently sailed on the Solstice and still enjoyed the layout and crew and food , it will be getting an upgrade Sept 2021 . Details below. Celebrity Solstice will receive additional suites including a Reflection Suite and several Signature Suites; all cabins will be outfitted with RFID locks, the line's high-speed Xcelerate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. Additionally, Michael's Club will be transformed into the Retreat Lounge, exclusively for the use of suite passengers; and a suites-only Retreat Sundeck will be added, as well. The ship's Oceanview Cafe buffet restaurant will be redesigned in an open, marketplace style; Cellar Masters wine bar will be transformed into a gastrobar; and the photo galleries will be converted to digital spaces.
  12. We have never had a bad room , particularly if your on the Encore or Ovation . Playing the Guaranteed Room game is an opportunity to get a better room than what you've actually paid for . Sometimes you hit the jackpot , sometimes not . As Tillylovescruising has correctly stated , if you want a specific category/room then you have to pay extra for it .
  13. Fabulous Photos , I'm enjoying your blog so much that it will be a shame when you disembark and we will no longer get the notification from Cruise Critic telling us you've written another blog .
  14. Wec have always booked Balcony Guarantee on Seabourn and have never been disappointed , you are going to one of the most amazing part of the World so your cabin should be the least of your worries . Enjoy the Excursions and the fabulous Seabourn Ships, fellow passengers and Crew .
  15. We have sat at the Martini bar and had 8 Martinis , gone to dinner and numerous wines and finished with Gran Marnier and expresso and not a word was said . As long as your well behaved and not making a nuisance they will continue to serve you . That said after that night we had an alcohol free day the day after .
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