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  1. I was in the same jeep as Wayne...agree that there were some frustrations, but we were some of the few who got to actually mingle with hundreds of penguins totally up close! I feel so blessed!! I think our local guy was really just a driver and not a guide...we all had to ask him questions or he was silent. Very nice guy, though.
  2. My current ship said absolutely no, but off-the-record suggested emailing Princess corporate and request. They said it was successful for someone.
  3. What a blessing to get onto Easter Island...despite all the tendering chaos! That small indigenous pineapple was so sweet and juicy!
  4. Still Platinum, Elites and Suites currently on the Island. My cabin is right around the corner from Explorer's so I often go for a light dinner.
  5. Definitely DON'T get a connecting room or by the elevators...I had one and it was the worst room EVER!! (I think it was 4021). The people next door weren't noisy but I could hear everything they said and their tv. During disembarkation at ports, everyone is walking down the halls...crowded and noisy.
  6. I went on the Princess 6 day/5 night Galapagos islands and Machu Picchu overland tour..FANTASTIC!!! Machu Picchu was the most majestically beautiful place on earth that I've gone to...totally worth all the travel and cost. There were only 22 of us and Princess did it first class...in a beautiful boutique hotel in the Galapagos (came with seals and iguanas wandering around) and a 500 yr old former monastery in Cusco where we each had 2 room suites with 1.5 baths and a walk-in closet! Guides were excellent too. The traveling was pretty exhausting, though, as we took 5 flights in 6 days plus trains, buses and ferries!!
  7. I've eaten alone in both the GDR and specialty restaurants...no big deal. Just tell the hostess that you're a party of one. I always take something to read during dinner if I'm alone...they don't care. One thing I usually did was to ask that my whole dinner be served together at the same time...I rarely order an appetizer so usually got a salad and entree. Since it all came out together, I didn't have to wait between courses.
  8. Thanks...glad you enjoyed it. Waynetor (who did a world cruise on Oceania) is also on this South American cruise and started a Live From thread...I'll probably add to it occasionally. You can find it on the Princess board. So far I'm having a great time! There are quite a few solos and our Cruise Critic roll call solo members have been eating dinner together every night (16-25 each night)...it's a fun group and several have sailed Oceania before and some have done world cruises too.
  9. I've had lots of positive feedback from our 2019 ATW Live From thread...sorry to hear she didn't enjoy it.
  10. I'm currently on the Island Princess ship...we're one day ahead of the Insignia (both of us are going to Cartagena, Panama canal and Puntarenas). On our sea day before Cartagena (Saturday 1/11) it was so rough...64 knot winds, 11 gale force. One of the roughest rides I've had in a long time. It felt so good to get to Colombia.
  11. Waynetor, Glad you started a thread to follow our cruise! I started a thread for the 2019 Oceania 180 day world cruise and it was very active. I did get a chuckle that this thread title says it's a 59 day cruise...guess we added an extra day!🤣 I'm definitely not a Princess MTP (114 days on 10 cruises), but I've done 199 days on Oceania in just 5 cruises! This itinerary sparked my interest over a year ago but I didn't book until last April. I'm happy to get out of winter for a second year in a row! I arrived in Ft. Lauderdale today too. My hotel room is literally right across the road from where the Island will be docked in the morning! Will be fun to wake up, sit on the balcony and watch it arrive. I might not write long posts but will make some contribution to this thread...and add pics too. Look forward to meeting you and your wife tomorrow!
  12. Wish I could see the itinerary...I'm not home to get it. Darn....
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