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  1. Ok, so now we have to take a taxi from our hotel to the Baha Mar. Will Crystal then provide transportation to the pier after the antigen test is completed?
  2. I did not receive any printable luggage tags with my cruise docs. Will they be available at the port?
  3. Cruising out of Barbados last year Windstar did not provide fins nor did the tour operators on some of the islands. Something about the fins damaging the coral?? Is this the case in some areas of French Polynesia?
  4. I feel the same way. I have cruises booked for July and August this year. I will gladly accept whatever testing, mask and excursion restrictions that might be in place in order to get out on the water again. Have you booked anything for this year, Petoonya?
  5. Thank you! This is very helpful.
  6. Question about the ferry to/from Tahiti/Moorea. I found the Aramiti website and I can purchase tickets ahead of time but they are good for any day/time so I am not actually reserving a spot on a specific ferry departure. Is there a way to reserve a particular departure time? Do the ferries get crowded enough that we might have to wait for the next one? We will be in FP at the end of August, 2021 which is close to our Labor Day holiday, so could be busy. Any options besides Aramiti (don't really want the added expense of flying to Moorea)? I understand that things are different post-covid, just
  7. I have the same problem. I thought it was just me!
  8. I remembered that I'd printed a list of the available shore excursions for our Tahiti trip back in April. I compared the list to what is available to me to purchase today. I purchased an excursion for Bora Bora for 8/31. I had 6 to choose from. Today there is one I could select and this one excursion conflicts with the excursion I already purchased. Seems weird, guess I won't know till I get on the ship if the excursions are truly sold out.
  9. It’s been awhile but I think that My Windstar will show me all excursions that are available to book. I’m open to correction if that is not other’s experience.
  10. Thank you for your kind words, FLbeachbaby. My first experience in FP was on a chartered sailboat with good friends 25 years ago. I don’t think I can top that experience. I wasn’t looking to return to Tahiti but then Windstar dropped their price by half last year and I had to jump on it. I am ready to appreciate the new and different experience of being on the Spirit and I know we will enjoy whatever this trip has to offer. So much better than being stuck at home for the last year and a half!
  11. I'm booked on the August 26, 2021 7 Day Dreams of Tahiti. When I called to make my final payment the agent I spoke with reiterated the Mandatory Excursions Only policy. I booked my shore excursions for this cruise 5 weeks ago and was curious to see if the prices had gone up. Having just checked, I see that not one of them is available now--all sold out. As others have said, I would book your shore excursions NOW knowing that you can always cancel them later if the policy changes.
  12. For some encouraging words and nice pics re Spanish Wells, go to the July 17-24 Roll Call and look at post #133. Nyloc, a Bahamas resident, posted this well before the itinerary change was announced.
  13. What a wonderful thing to say! We will be on the Spirit in late August and you are giving me such a great visual image to keep me going until then.
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