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Fogfog

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    Mostly Near the Atlantic unless we are in the Mts for a break
  • Interests
    Travel. Cooking. Historical Drama Series. Martinis. Wine. Bocce.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent, MSC Yacht Club, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Baltics

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  1. We loved the Meraviglia that said Haven't sailed Divinia. Have you sailed Seaside before? If you loved Seaside--folks who like Seaside better --because of the pool area on Seaside being much much bigger and there are many on deck cabanas for rent... and the YC dining and lounge are connected internally VS Meraviglia- smaller YC pool area, 3 cabanas--2 of which are for RS only, so the 3rd is rented/arranged between the rest of those who want to rent it... YC dining and lounge are accessed via crystal stairs in hall or elevator
  2. TY Haven't been on the boards to look. We have enough shares to manage the shareholders discount (IF they keep it in the coming year/s)
  3. Did yall see the news re RCL and this https://www.cruisehive.com/royal-caribbean-owned-cruise-line-files-for-reorganization/40250
  4. OK with the various news from CCL and MSC... Do we have any more timely news from RCl and Celebrity for fall sailing?
  5. I mis posted for Greenland..this is regaring SAGA ICELAND We booked and paid in full in July 2019 for a tour in Aug 2020 Terms/conditions are that the payment is fully refundable We cancelled the tour in March 2020--and have a chain of email whereby Saga agrees to fully refund us. Then they never do-- They send a "screen shot" of a "refund" yet VISA states that SAGA never did the transfers in the banking system and it is just an "admin" internal screen shot Then SAGA ignores additional emails AND takes down their website We have the booking docs with the terms to be fully refundable...and the email chain Still SAGA has claimed to "comply" with the terms and conditions (to VISA) -and yet has still not refunded us (its' June) So we will be sending supporting docs. DO NOT BOOK with SAGA. They do not honor their terms/conditions.
  6. This was for our ICELAND tour. I will repost.
  7. We booked and paid in full in July 2019 for a tour in Aug 2020 Terms/conditions are that the payment is fully refundable We cancelled the tour in March 2020--and have a chain of email whereby Saga agrees to fully refund us. Then they never do-- They send a "screen shot" of a "refund" yet VISA states that SAGA never did the transfers in the banking system and it is just an "admin" internal screen shot Then SAGA ignores additional emails AND takes down their website We have the booking docs with the terms to be fully refundable...and the email chain Still SAGA has claimed to "comply" with the terms and conditions (to VISA) -and yet has still not refunded us (its' June) So we will be sending supporting docs. DO NOT BOOK with SAGA. They do not honor their terms/conditions.
  8. The big box TAs gave better deals with the main lines The specialty TA for Regent was a rec from someone who sails Regent OFTEN (super highest loyalty) and rec. the TA as good. So we thought we'd give it a go. The Regent sailing isn't til 2021 so time will tell if he's as good as they said. The TA that handles Regent and other lux brands does not handle the main line lower brands
  9. Hi Bermuda I dont think its the agency--as we can book MSC online with them-- We had gotten her in the initial booking when we called the number-- We wanted to get the same cabin for the B2B and had some other things to attend to. we were trying to be nice, loyal and make sure she got the coin... I realize MSC can be a pill.. but this is 2 YC B2B fares -- we'd be losing cash back not using her.. Am going to look for a new TA and see what they can do
  10. TY everyone I appreciate hearing your thoughts on the TA--- I suspect it is a "side" job and she's not committed to the agency etc We were trying to be loyal--assuming she got commissions and this is a B2B YC like our last one We'll be looking for someone new/new agency for MSC sailings... We use someone different for Regent ...and another still for Celebrity and Azamara and NCL...
  11. Sooo we are looking at rolling the dice on an MSC booking late summer/early fall The TA who had previously booked our B2B in YC has suggested that instead of going through her/them--that we booked directly with MSC because "if" they cancel--she believes it will be easier to deal directly with MSC Here's the rub-- we miss out on some of the "deal" on the TA webpage AND it means I have tackle the change without the benefit of a TA's help Thoughts? Is this lazy of the TA and are we better off looking for someone who wants the biz? Or is the TA correct and dealing directly with MSC will be better? Honestly we have another sailing booked with another line--and that's through a different BIG TA ...that one has been unreachable by phone for weeks--so to get the adjustments to the rate, with our loyalty number added etc hasn't been done yet... We just can't get through by phone and there is no email option!! Thoughts?
  12. I think Divinia arrived into the Med, yes? near Gibraltar? Someone told me that the EU is going to block US folks from the EU "because of covid" (((which is laughable given per capita--given world-wide travel) like wth Anyway-- does anyone have a gut check on when we sail (carib) or med/
  13. Doesn't it SHOCK you that people are so cheap, so greedy- to stuff snacks and minis in their bags???!!! We didn't eat/drink anything from our minibar and felt guilty about the nightly snacks for YC We didn't go to "tea" and we didn't eat from the snacks at the YC bar or YC pool bar... mind you--we make good use of YC dinner! It is shocking that people want snacks and minis of gin?! And then BRAG about it? WTH
  14. Good move We probably should have bought like you did with RCL We did a lot of rearranging and when many were running around like their hair was on fire-- we made changes and bought some serious investments-- major FANG and others We did put a tiny bit into RCL when it was at the bottom... not all the lines...
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