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  1. I just read this https://tripinsurancestore.com/how-primary-and-secondary-travel-insurance-medical-coverage-works/ from the tripinsurancestore dot com because I had the same question Primary or Secondary.
  2. Im new to the whole insurance for a trip. Ive been reading its hard to get the pre-existing condition waiver. However, most of the policies Im receiving quotes for have the pre-existing waiver included if you buy within 24 hours, 14 and/or 21 days. I just had to do deposit & final payment all on the same day due to buying on Feb 10 for a cruise April 11, 2020. So my assumption (which I will call and confirm before I buy) is that if I buy in accordance to what Im reading for this Worldwide policy is, as long as I buy the insurance within 21 days, the pre-existing waiver will be granted. Am I reading this information incorrectly - Is that what others have typically found to be the case? TIA
  3. Whatever Chase covers: For me, it will be buy a GeoBlue Plan, purchase the Worldwide Trip Protector Plus plan and use the card for a piece of the trip. For approx $122.00, that should cover it and is worth the next level of piece of mind. Thank you to everyone on the forums who share, as I had no idea how to go about getting insurance, what was needed and where to start looking. --- So thank you, thank you, thank you for making others lives much easier by sharing your experiences!!
  4. hi @ LDVinNC From the specific example provided, on the phone, by the benefits administrator, it would be the entire cost of the trip. From what I read in the guide she sent me, under evacuation (as an example) it says any portion of your trip charged you would be covered up to $100,000. I have not read the entire guide yet. This should be the most up to date guide, as I just received it via email on Feb 11, 2020. Here is the link to the guide she sent https://www.chasebenefits.com/sapphirereserve2 Hope its ok that I have attached it here as well. Hope this helps Roberta Sapphire_Reserve 2-20-2020 Benefits Guide.pdf
  5. Hi @ iamtrustworthy Is there any policy that pays 100% on Cancel for Any Reason, if you cancel your trip for a non covered reason? Thank you
  6. I just spoke to Chase regarding my upcoming trip with Chase Sapphire Reserve and was informed, if any part of the trip is paid for with the CSR card the travel insurance will be in place.
  7. Is this a specific policy with an insurance or a company? Im currently looking to buy insurance for my upcoming cruise but there are so many companies, and so many different policies.
  8. Sorry if I missed it - what cruise line (s) was this itinerary on? Thank you Roberta
  9. We visited The Keg restaurant on Granville island. If you have an opportunity to go to Grandville island on Saturday morning and then stop in the keg for lunch That would be a great day. It was for us! The food was very good. atmosphere was great and the people were very friendly. Hope that helps... And I wouldn't have wanted to misse Granville Island being in Vancouver.
  10. Just came back from Victoria on a cruise, May 2019. Victoria was amazing!! We rented a car - Budget on Douglas. They were fabulous! Picked us up at the cruise terminal. Went to Butchart Gardens (there were 8 of us, we were there 90 minutes - 2 hours tops and we were good with that amount of time) Went to the Butterfly Garden (you can find great discount tickets online for this), and it's right down the street from the Butchart - An 8 year old, would love this place IMHO Returned the rental car - Probably should have kept the car while we did Murchies, but our next mode of transportation was fun... Did the PediCab ride - We had 3 pedicabs for our tribe of 8. Got driven around from Empress Hotel up Government Street to Murchies Tea. The apricot breeze (bought 2 oz) & peach champagne tea (bought 1/4 lb), as well as their draw string tea bags are awesome. And to our surprise reasonably priced. Went by the wooden street - Waddington Alley Took Pedicab back to cruise ship $40 per person - about 1.5 hours or so - great narrative about the whole area Had an unbelievable time all with the help of martincath & aerosop81 from here on cruisecritic - so hope sharing our experience helps pay it forward for you... Enjoy! Im off on a land based trip to Juneau (2 days), Petersburg (7 days) & Anchorage (late afternoon early evening) in 12 days - I am soooo excited.
  11. Stunning pictures, thank you for sharing. When you went to the promenade deck for the day of glaciers. Glacier Bay... Were you able to see these glaciers right from the ship or was this a separate excursion you took. If so what excursion, if you don't mind me asking. Thank you
  12. For me, I love visiting street/farmers markets where I can chat with local folk, eat local, and find unique local items. I dont like to shop, I love to eat!!...lol I wont be visiting Robson street other than to pick up the City passport book that may or may not be worth anything. But for the few bucks I paid for it, all is good. On our way out of town on Day 2, we will pay it forward and give the City Pass book to someone we pass by or say hello to and is staying in town longer than we... The plan is: Drop luggage off at Canada place or use porter genie (probably Canada Place) 4 hour tour with Best Vancouver Tours (9-1), Friday May 10 - We should see (Gastown, English Bay, Lookout, Granville Island, Stanley Park, the typical attractions etc) Take train from Waterfront to Airport - hotel will pick us up there Check in, rest a bit Turn around and go back to airport, take train to waterfront & hop on sea bus to N Vancouver to the Shipyard Market that starts for the season, that day. Train back (note to self, check to see what time hotel shuttle stops or 24/7) Next day: Hop on train, get to Stanley Park (may or may not do the horse drawn carriage). Depends on how much we see of the park on our tour the day before Factory Restaurant for lunch (cant remember the full name of it) or Go Fish or some suggested local place that is a greatest hole in the wall Granville Island - Here we do/see/go where ever we want We have entertainment.com digital membership & City Pass book for discounts. Possibly do West Coast Sightseeing Hop on Hop off OR head to the Cannery area to see the Village OR back to Richmond for some Dim Sum OR check out a few of the Dumplin Trail restaurants So whatever floats the rest of the groups boat, as my boat is full with the above schedule...LOL I think Ive got transportation cost down while in town. False Creek Ferry we will do a day pass, as we have buy 1 get 1 coupons. So $8 pp for a day pass. Plus I enjoy seeing the city from the water perspective. The fares are this?-- Day 1 1 zone $2.50 fare to get from waterfront station cruise stop to airport to be picked up by hotel Then afternoon: /2 zone $3.75 fare (if we are going before 6:30 pm which we probably will) Then back on seabus & train for 1 zone $2.50 (after 6:30) = $8.75 2nd Day – 1 zone for all lines & sea bus $2.50 per 90 minutes of travel. Hope I got the fares right, as it took me a bit to get a grip on the zone stuff. -- Next day, pick up rental car at airport and drive to Seattle for the next stop. Sound like a plan? p.s if we were going to do the suspension bridge we would go to Lynn Canyon vs Capilano. I personally will pass on both. Heights are not my friend 🙂
  13. Hello, Is Lonsdale Quay and Granville Island two different places? If so, is this how I get to both places... Sea Bus to Lonsdale Quay to go to the Shipyard Market False Creek Ferry to Granville Island TIA
  14. @Aesop081 - the time you mentioned is the meet and mingle for the cruise. Its on May 7 @ 10:00 am in the Adagio Bar. Do you want to meet there, spend some time meeting others then take it offline to enjoy lunch or coffee where it would be quiter? Im interested in learning, what are you going to do in your city pf Victoria when we port? I think its fun your coming down to LA to get on a ship, to take you back home. @martincath - thank you also for your input. There is nothing like the gift of invitation to spend time/reading/learning from those who live where you are visiting. I am so appreciative. I just looked online at Hatley Castle, that is a beautiful real castle looking building. Altho Ive never seen a real, real castle. Not yet anyway. I will someday when I visit Scotland. The Craigdarroch is more for the rest of the group. One of our participants, in the group of 8, is a senior and in no way going to be able to make the stairs at Craigdarroch. I will stay with her on ground floor & visit the gift shop while the others do the self guided tour. Any other suggestions on what we should take off our long list above or add to in place of, I am all ears! Thank you
  15. Aesop081 Thank you so much for your help. Your offer to share all about Victoira, is gracious. Please let me know where and when we should meet on the ship and we will be there. The whole tribe of 8....LOL Take care & talk soon, Roberta
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