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Snore42

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    New York, NY
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    Regent, Silversea, Seabourn
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    Kotor

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  1. You can make special requests for meals or a dish to be "always available". Regent will do all they can to try and get the dish you want or try to acquire a special food item. For us, we love pomegranate and make a special request for it, last year in the Med our butler started storing them in our room when he realized the ship was running out and wasn't going to get any more. We've also requested special dinners either in our room/balcony or outside by the pool (before they started opening the pool grill for dinner). On some cruises, they also offer going into town with the head chef to go food shopping, which is always a special experience. With Regent (and other luxury lines) if you have a request, they will try their hardest to make it happen.
  2. We are currently booked on this cruise as well with our extended family (16 of us including the kids). We will miss not doing a xmas cruise this year, so that savings justified the extra costs for this one.
  3. The Carnival webinar was applicable to all their lines (including Seabourn). As other posters have mentioned, all passenger cruise ships are going to have to live under the same rules, regardless of price point or ship size. Agreed that some brands/ships will be easier to implement these new rules than others though.
  4. FYI - Last year on Voyager, our muster station was in Horizon lounge and we did not have to go outside. This was in Athens and weather was perfect that day. Also on Explorer last year, our muster was in Pacific Rim.
  5. I'm amazed Regent is still selling space for the 2021 World Cruise.
  6. I only caught the tail end of it, but Jim Cramer on CNBC yesterday morning said something about US cruise lines now planning to not start their operations until Q2 of 2021. NCL he championed as being able to survive this, based on FDR's previous comments of financial sustainability. Any one else catch this yesterday, maybe they can elaborate on everything he was saying?
  7. Don't forget FdR will leave with a very nice package, while loyal Regent customers will be left wondering what will happen to their deposits...
  8. Coincidentally Dr Gottlieb is now on CNBC doing an interview.
  9. There wasn't a purpose in the first place, other than to reassure you that you were part of the "First cruise to cancel from Regent". Sounded pretty insecure if you ask me...
  10. We've had hits and misses with butlers on Regent, but overall they've been a benefit. What we've learned is that the butler becomes your first point of contact for anything you need. Tours, dining reservations, setting up anything special in the room, or issues along your voyage. Special things our butler has done for us have been: - Securing a larger table for us and our new friends at Compass Rose, at a set time. - Coordinate a galley or bridge visit - Getting special food request together. We like pomegranate, but forgot to put it on our pre cruise request card. Our butler not only was able to get the ship to stock it, when he saw the ships inventory was getting low, he put the last two whole pomegranate in our fridge so we wouldn't run out. - Last minute specialty dining reservations as well as coordinating a private meal outside on the top deck. - When we've forgotten something in the room (reading glasses or our special hot sauce 🙂), we've asked a crew member to call them to get this for us. - Giving us feedback on things to do while in port, although we ask all the crew for their recommendations. Many ports, the crew has visited many times and have heard feedback from other guests on what was good or must be missed. When you do get a room with a butler, just don't be shy about your requests. They will do their best to get you exactly what you want.
  11. We were on Explorer over xmas. The service was hit or miss from our experience and from others we spoke to as well. I know the hairdresser who was very popular, was leaving Regent due to frustration with the change over in management. I had two massages with two different people. The first massage was good enough, that I signed up for a second. The second one was a waste of money, if I hadn't been using onboard credit I would have caused more of a fuss about it. I was told by my Fiancé that the facials are now a waste onboard. They stopped doing extractions recently, something about a passenger being injured? Maybe things will change for the better as the new team and management refines things. I don't think making the change over so close to a sold out xmas cruise was best though.
  12. 784/785 are the safer choice. I did like that the 1200/1201 had more direct sun on the balcony, but the wind and motion play a big factor in risking going with 1200/1201.
  13. 1201 living room IS bigger, just looked at my old pics of that room. The dining table in 784 is smaller, holds 4 people. I’m sure the butler can bring in a table for 6, but space is limited. They should remove the single chair in the corner and move the dining to that area. Right now in the 784 layout, the dining area blocks the entrance to the balcony. The chandelier in either room is VERY dangerous. Many a heads have been hit on it. Multiple butlers have told me they and customers have hit their heads on them. Not sure if this is getting changed on splendor.
  14. There is a dining table that has seats for four people. It's small. We had dinner outside, just us, one night and it was a lot of fun. We did want to have a larger service and our butler (Ravi) said that wouldn't be a problem to make it for 6 people, we just ran out of time to plan that this trip. There certainly is enough space on the deck for that many people or more. The winds most of the time were non existent, there were some points where the wind was pretty strong though.
  15. Overall we were happy with the suite. I do wish that the back part of the balcony had glass or a railing to see through. We ended up spending the majority of our time on the side balcony, since it did have a view. Yes, it is a king size bed, the bedroom is quite spacious. I'd prefer that they give some extra space to the living room though. The furniture in the living room felt a bit oversized for the current space.
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