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  1. Definitely agree with the orthotics or some type of insert. And remember that you will not be wearing these boots for more than a few hours a day- maybe 2 or 3 at the most. You must take them off once you board the ship after being on land. The boots provided by the ships are wonderful- super warm and waterproof. I usually only wore one pair of wool socks and my feet never got cold. No way would spend the money to buy them or take up packing room in the suitcase.
  2. Interesting. I too loved the zodiac cruising. I will check this all out.
  3. I went to Antarctica three years ago with Lindblad/National Geographic and am booked to go back in January. It was an amazing expedition- small ship (140 passengers), twice daily landings and talks given by world renowned scientists and National Geographic photographers. We had a big mix of nationalities and ages. I can't recommend this line enough- if I won the lottery, I would take every trip that Nat Geo offers. It is such an expensive trip that it is wise to do as much research as possible. And if you are prone to seasickness, be sure and talk to your Dr. as the crossing can get pretty rough.
  4. Call your local/ largest hospital and ask if they have a travel clinic or someone who advises on travel med/ inoculation needs. The CDC site is a great place to start but most large hospitals have travel clinics that are very knowledgeable and up to date on what is needed- not always required but highly recommended Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. I agree that the sailings from Europe differ greatly from the Caribbean sailings. I was on the September 1st Fjords sailing and in general, the passengers dressed a bit nicer ( not fancier) than on the more tropical trips. You will see everything, but will probably see more men in slacks and dress shirts/blazers than you might on tropical sailings. There were some tuxedos and ball gowns but those are so much easier to pack if you are driving rather than flying to the port. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. The pier at Geiranger is such a great solution to tendering. It was not a very long walk. The tender line for the other ship in port was at least 100 people long. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. We will be in Alesund on the Celebrity Silhouette and would like to have lunch somewhere local in Alesund. Needs to be walking distance from the cruise port. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Thank you for all the replies! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. We are on the Millennium Feb 16 from HKG. Board on the 16th but depart on the 17th. Will the safety drill be on the 16th or 17th? trying to figure out tours in HKG but don't know when we have to be onboard for the drill. Will obviously check in and drop off luggage but would like to spend the afternoon and evening touring. Celebrity could not answer this question when I called. Thank you!
  10. Do the BLU menus change daily or is it the same menu every day?
  11. We will be carrying off our own luggage but are confused as to whether we should go to the Theater ( designated area) or Qsine ( Elite waiting area). We need to get off as quickly as possible and wonder if it is better to be on deck 4/theater vs deck 11 Qsine. Do they escort Elites off? Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Lindblad/ National Geographic will match you up with a roommate on their Antarctica expeditions. I went as a solo two years ago and paid the solo price but there were solos who had been paired up w other solos thus paying half the price. It is a very expensive trip but very, very worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. I travelled to Antarctica two years ago w Lindblad/ National Geographic. We too had a wide mix of ages and Nationalities. Truly an amazing trip. Only negative is that I am dying to go back! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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