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About bennybear

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    Holland and Princess
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  1. Thanks for the heads up! Saved a lot! Hope next year is better!
  2. Deb, I am sorry to hear the news but glad you are with them and they are home. All the best in the coming days!
  3. I injured my knee last fall and the ship’s doctor walked me off to the port agent to be transported for an ultrasound. So maybe usual protocol, but who knows in this situation.
  4. We have unfortunately had to cancel several trips for various reasons, but fortunately most times insurance has covered us. I realize this is unprecedented but I am amazed by those who don’t have travel insurance. Acquaintances just took a huge hit on non refundable business class air.
  5. My DH used the chat feature after logging in and we were able to cancel two cruises within 5 minutes, and we have a copy of the chat transcript. Super simple. Don’t know if that works if you used a PCC.
  6. I love Michelin Green Guides, I can spend many happy hours perusing them! I much prefer them to Rick Steve’s books as you can get off the beaten path and see some amazing things that are not overrun.
  7. Another book I really enjoyed was Eric Newby’s Love and War in the Appenines. He hid at La Foce during the war, an estate we visited in Tuscany.
  8. And maybe actual screening and testing before boarding of passengers may eliminate the nasty cruise crud and spread of influenza...... looking for a silver lining. I am one one who regularly gets the flu shot, but became very ill with influenza on-board an early season Alaska cruise that had recently repositioned from Downunder and brought the new variation with it.
  9. Thanks! Enjoyed Driving Over Lemons and The Kite Runner. Reminds me to read A Fine Balance!
  10. We are so glad we got to visit Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Slovenia last fall on the beautiful Koningsdam with wonderful friends!
  11. Love St Petersburg! Because we had visited before, Viktoria of SPB tours arranged a behind the scenes tour of those fountains! It was really interesting to see how they worked.
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