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Aquadesiac

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About Aquadesiac

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  • Location
    Missouri
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Hawaii
  • If you have a personal or hobby CRUISE or TRAVEL BLOG, include the url here:
    http://2016southpacific.blogspot.com/ Looking for Bali Hai...
  1. Aquadesiac

    Anyone interested in planning from the ground up for 2021?

    Thanks, Go Bucks! I will re-check Oceania with your thoughts in mind. Before our WC on Princess, I binge-read Erin Erkun's TwoToTravel blog. They were in an aft-facing balcony cabin for their WC on Oceania and her photos are drool-worthy. She has an artist's eye and a poet's soul. Great reading for anyone considering a grand adventure!
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    Anyone interested in planning from the ground up for 2021?

    Thanks, Roadtripper. I suspect we'll do fine. I just need to bring the bling, I guess!
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    Anyone interested in planning from the ground up for 2021?

    Thanks for the tip, Scrapnana. I wonder if we're already booked if we can take advantage of a reduction in fare... Probably have to give up any perks we'd get for booking early. BermudaBound20, my trepidation about Cunard is the sense that I may not be cut from fine enough cloth for the line. It seems to be the only line that is serious as a heart attack about their dress code and judging from some of the roll call threads I've lurked on, it's ruthlessly enforced. It's easy enough for men to follow the code--wear a jacket & tie, pack a tux--but what constitutes formal wear for women seems to be open to interpretation and contains a lot of gray area. I want to respect the vessel's rules, but fret that my fashion sense will be woefully wanting. I guess we'll see next summer... Heidi13, I think you're right. Oceania does offer free wifi, but as with any floating system, it's spotty. Since I blog on our trips, a reliable wifi connection is important to me. Since we're early risers, I found pre-6AM to be the quickest on the Pacific Princess.
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    Anyone interested in planning from the ground up for 2021?

    You all are singing my song! I"m always dreaming of a world cruise. We were blessed to be on the Princess 2018 earlier this year and had one amazing adventure after another. Can't wait to go again, but doubt we'll ever see a sale price like we got on that trip. All told, we spent less than the tricked out new pick-up my DH had his eye on. (Bless the man, he was willing to pass on the truck for our WC.) So I'm prowling the websites, looking at itineraries and prices, thinking that 2021 is probably when we can manage another expedition. But I was thinking 2020 when I stumbled across the Princess sale, so we'll keep our options open. Several people have talked about how all inclusive fares are a better deal than they may initially seem. Our problem with that is that we are not drinkers. Because of that I'm not sure it would be a savings for us. That said, the Regent itineraries are calling to me. We're taking the 21 day QM2 to Norway out of NYC next summer partly to get a feel for the ship to see if we'd enjoy a longer voyage on such a formal ship. The Pacific Princess had 3 or 4 formal nights per segment, but men weren't required to wear jackets every evening.
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    2016 30 day South Pacific Cruise Blog

    Hey Mr. N! Guess you could say we are small ship devotees since we started with the petite Dolphin. Earlier this year we did the World Cruise on the Pacific Princess, another diminutive lady. It was almost beyond words, but I managed to find some. I blogged about it at RoundTheWorldWriter! Hope you and your missus continue to enjoy the waves!
  6. Though you might like to see how we made cabin 7009 home for 94 days on the 2018 World Cruise! Enjoy!
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    WC in 2021

    I have looked with longing at the Viking itinerary, and the all-inclusive nature of the fares does make it more attractive. But we are not drinkers (some of my meds won't work and play well with alcohol and the DH has maybe a glass of wine a month), so we'd be paying handsomely for something we won't use. But Viking's emphasis on cultural immersion and the fact that they have a recommended reading list to go with their ports of call makes me think I'd really enjoy the ambience on board. Let us know how you like it!
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    2018 Pacific Princess World Cruise Blog

    My pleasure. Some people collect key chains or Christmas ornaments at each stop. The blog is my souvenir of our world cruise. If others have enjoyed my posts, I'm delighted!
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    WC in 2021

    What an adventure we had on board the Pacific Princess for 94 glorious days! We're still thinking of another WC in 2021, but if the opportunity presents itself earlier, we would't say no!
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    Planning for a world cruise!

    Will be boarding the Pacific Princess in a few hours for our trip around the world. I'm blogging about our trip at RoundTheWorldWriter if you'd like to come along!
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    2018 Pacific Princess World Cruise Blog

    Can't wait to meet you too! We'll be joining the ship in LA in just 9 DAYS!!!!!
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    2018 Pacific Princess World Cruise Blog

    One of my dearest friends does not travel. She hasn't spent a night away from her own home in decades, but she's very excited about traveling vicariously with me. She's adamant that I have to "share!"
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    How many days until your next cruise??? Part 2

    9 days till we board the Pacific Princess for an AROUND THE WORLD cruise! If you'd like to armchair travel with us, I'm blogging about our adventures at RoundTheWorldWriter! Happy journeys!
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    How many days until your next cruise??? Part 2

    17 days till we board the Pacific Princess in LA for a 94 day cruise AroundtheWorld! Can't shake the feeling that I've woken in the middle of someone else's lovely dream!
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    How many days until your next cruise??? Part 2

    36 days before we board the Pacific Princess for 94 days around the world!
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