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  1. We have done three Pacific Coastals. Twice in Sept and one in Oct. Weather was good for all three. These are the best months in the Pacific NW. We are 3/3 for getting down the Columbia River into Astoria. Wouldn’t worry too much about hurricanes. We don’t. May get some rain but generally it’s pretty nice.
  2. Hank... thank you for sharing the addition clarification of Geo Blue coverage on Hawaiian Cruises from a US Port. Your response was exactly as we were told twice by GeoBlue. We totally get it that they offer no coverage while in the Islands. Mary Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Mustgo, I called and spoke with a different representative at GeoBlue and they reconfirmed what we were told yesterday that our GeoBlue Trekker Choice policy definitely covers us while at Sea. There is no coverage while in the Hawaiian Islands which we already knew. I guess the technically could occur between Islands. How far off shore between Islands is considered International waters? Do we reach a International Waters between the two ports on the Big Island? Probably not there. Our own health policy covers us in Hawaii. Mary[emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. To clarify the coverage on GeoBlue to Hawaii from a US Port we called GeoBlue this am. The representative told us we are covered in International Waters on a cruise to Hawaii. She told us we are covered no matter where we are going or coming from once in International waters. We have a Blue Cross Medicare supplement that covers us while in the Islands. Mary [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. Mustgo. We have a question regarding the response you received from GeoBlue regarding their Trekker policy. I totally understand why any medical care received in the Islands would not be covered nor would evacuation to any of the Islands be covered as that would be covered by the Coast Guard and your own insurance would cover at a hospital there. Our concern now is over a cruise that departs from Vancouver BC over to the Islands. We do not understand why medical care if needed while onboard the ship by the ships physician would not be covered while you are in transport while at sea in International waters. Would you be able to expand more as to their explanation for this. Can you share who you spoke with at GeoBlue? Thank you Mary Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    How To Split Up Stateroom Cost for Insurance

    To Clarify myself a little more. The two kids were carried under our policy. There was not a separate charge to insure them. We simply insured for the total cost of our stateroom and cruise for all of us since we were all on the same reservation number. In order to do this the kids need to be booked at the same time you book and not added later. If you add them later you need to insure them separately. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    How To Split Up Stateroom Cost for Insurance

    We insured a cruise this last June for four of us in the same stateroom. This is what we were told. Two were for kids. If you are all on the same reservation you insure for the amount of the two adults. All would be covered. There was not a separate amount for the children. If there was an insurance claim it would be for the entire amount. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. We have been to Astoria twice on cruises this last couple of years and it was very much running after Labor Day. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    B2b2b question on Muster Drills

    Our curiosity with a 2400 departure? Have not noticed on documents a time we need to be on board. With that late and five sea days ahead not planning to race to be on at 11:00 for lunch and sit around all day. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. We have never done a b2b so am wondering how that works with the Muster Drills. Is it mandatory to do one at each embarkation? For a cruise that embarks at 2400(second leg) of our cruise what time do you need to be on board and when would we expect Muster Drill to occur? Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. I wouldn’t count on driving to Depot Bay to go Whale watching. Not only is it a three hour drive on a normal day throw in a little traffic and maybe an accident and pretty much guarantee you will not make it back to Astoria. You might just as well keep your rental car and drive it to the next port. [emoji51] We sometimes see whales off Cannon Beach. But don’t go there specifically looking for whales. It’s a bonus if you see some. Cannon Beach is a very nice beach town with a number of good restaurants and nice shops. It’s an easy drive from Astoria. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Thanks everyone for help and suggestions. We are in the middle of a Europe land based trip traveling on our own. In the end what we did was purchase a yearly GeoBlue Global Trek policy. We needed something that would cover for medical for pre existing conditions just in case something came up while traveling. We will also be able to use it for a 45 day cruise and land trip this fall. We were most concerned with medical coverage. Even if we decided to get trip coverage now that we have made final payment on the cruise it still would not cover us on anything pre existing. The pre existing is not anything life threatening but I have had major foot surgery in the last six months and was under a physician care for a number of months. I would sure hate to slip or miss a step on cobblestone streets and injure an ankle. Mary Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Ships Tours.

    We do both. For us it all depends on the port and how easy it is to arrange a private tour ahead of time and find other cruisers from our Roll Call who want to join us. Another point is how much work and coordinating we want to do. There are some really good values in splitting the cost of a private tour with a driver as opposed to a big ship bus tour. Sometimes it is just easier to join a ship excursion if the coordinating with a private tour company gets to be too difficult and expensive. I recently stopped negotiating with a company as their price was significantly higher than what I was getting through other local companies. You do have to compare apples to apples though. We really do not like to do the bus tours as those make us a bit crazy!! If we can find an excursion through the ship that involves sailing on a small catamaran to a neighbor island in the Caribbean we will do that and also smaller catamaran sunset sails. For us they all have their time and place. We have never had to worry about being back on time as these private companies livelihood depends on getting their clients back to the ship on time. CC members are pretty frank and honest when talking about companies!! Their reputation is at stake. For cruisers who would worry excessively and not be able to enjoy a private tour for fear something would happen and they would miss a ship I don’t think it is worth the stress for them even if a private tour is cheaper. I think you have to do what you are comfortable with. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Captains Club phone number

    Thanks on the Math will take a look. Each of our other ones a veranda balcony converted to 3 pts per credit and a 7 day was 21 points. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Need Captains Club phone number. We were looking over our cruise history at our Captains Club points and some of our early cruises have not been converted to the new system. Does anyone have the Captain Club phone number so we can call them. I have tried to do this with email but that is not working. I would really like to talk to them. A 14 day cruise in a veranda still has only 2 points!! Thank you. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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