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skleeb

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    Maryland
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    trivia baseball grandkids my email is hoghaven@hotmail.com
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    carnival viking
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    St. Thomas

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  1. Original poster here. So, guess what? I'm going to try both! Next year. March transatlantic on SS, Ft.Lauderdale to Lisbon, than a QM2 tandem(back to back) in October NYC to Southampton and back. Oh, boy, looking forward to comparing and enjoying both! Can you tell I love seadays???? 😆
  2. Thanks for this frank review. Pretty sure it is the least complimentary of SS I've come across. Comfort as a solo is high on my list.So,back to the drawing (planning) board.
  3. I have one scheduled for March 2021 that I paid for last year-hope all systems go by then. With my future credit I received, I will probably book another one-going to check those deals out now! I am in Poolesville, right down the road from you, practically!
  4. Thanks for this response.I looked at the Grill's room to compare.It looks lovely, but expensive, as I would have to pay double the price as a solo. SS has trips with a good supplement percentage for solos. I also am a fan of smaller ships. Looks like I will go with SS. Where are you in Maryland? I'm in Montgomery County.
  5. Yes, I see that now. The single rooms are only 178 sq. ft. Pretty small, but I don't usually stay in my cabin much. On an eastbound crossing in July, the cost is almost 3,000 US dollars .Off topic, what is the general rule for tipping? I know on SS it is included.
  6. You are right, SS has some great deals on rooms that are not double the price(as is the case on some lines). Going to compare with the solo rooms on Cunard.
  7. These responses are so insightful and most helpful. Thanks for taking the time to answer my original query. Seems the all-inclusiveness on Silversea is quite appealing. I like the idea of one payment for everything without an adding machine going on in my head on the Queen.(That's just how I would roll). Wasn't aware of the 'class system' on Cunard. What is it? As for solo travel, I know Cunard has several rooms set aside for singletons on the QM2. Anybody tried those rooms? That could be a plus for Cunard. Thanks again!
  8. I had been booked on a cruise on both of these lines this coming year. Since they were both cancelled, I have a chance to re-book. Any opinions either way of your favorite(if you have tried both, of course)? Cost, anemities, activities, atmosphere? Single female, 60ish. Thank you.
  9. Can any of you enlighten me on any/all differences between the two experiences? I had one on each line scheduled this year that have been cancelled. I haven't travelled on either before(well, except for the original QE in 1967), so I'd like to know how they stack up against each other in price, food, amenities, etc.Thank you.
  10. Sorry, but why are you fuming? Do we miss something if we cancel first? New to this so please do not take offense.
  11. So, if a lot of people cancel a cruise(say 1/3 or 1/2), will the ship still sail? My transatlantic crossing begins March 27. We only hit 2 ports in 15 days-Madeira and Lisbon.Seems likely SS would not cancel that one. Please, oh please!
  12. Starting in Ft.Lauderdale? Have you signed up for the meet'nmingle?
  13. Well, you both talked me into it. Thanks!
  14. What is the difference between a sauna and a steam room?
  15. Curious about the business class air fare. I will be on a T/A next Marc. I already have free air fare and good single supplement price. My representative offered business class on the way back for about $500. I'm thinking it would be worth it, since I'm already getting a good deal from SS. Barcelona back to Ft. L. Have you done it? Is it worth it?
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