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Silver Spectre

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    London, but not in the EU (still living in hope)
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    Bridge
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    Silversea
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Seychelles

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  1. Silver Spectre

    Muse menus

    Kaiseki
  2. Silver Spectre

    Muse menus

    Atlantide
  3. Silver Spectre

    Muse menus

    Indochine
  4. Silver Spectre

    Muse menus

    La Dame
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    Live Whisper 18 - 31 Oct.

    How many days until you next reach land TTS?
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    I think the frustration of not having CC coupled with no communication has turned people off, plus the bugs, removal of some features, and learning the new quirks. Hopefully most will return over time.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    The process of getting off the ship was a little convoluted but we still made it by 9am and on time. A nice bus ride to the airport, taking 45 minutes, and then the fastest ever business class checkin, through security and into the lounge.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Arrived in Muscat, waiting to find out what the local authorities wish to do with us before we are allowed to leave the ship. Yesterday’s passport collection arrangements were changed at mid-day, so something must be afoot.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Had a nice dinner with Vicki last night and another excellent Trivia this afternoon. One of the topics of conversation was guest behaviour and guest complaints. All of the obvious ones came up, drunks, bores, snobs, children running amok and of course the hated smokers, however the worst offenders were deemed to be pipe and cigar smokers who persisted in lighting up on the pool deck instead of using the Humidor as per the very explicit rules. Almost all being middle aged or older men who refused to be told or have any consideration for their fellow guests.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    One minor grumble about La Dame. It is an experiment with two sittings in the evening, 6pm or 9pm, and almost impossible to persuade the M.D. to let you eat at 8:15 or 8:30. This was just about ok on short Med cruises when they were trying to squeeze more guests in, and it was open for lunch, with Kaiseki closed. On a long cruise like this it makes no sense, but HO wants to run the experiment for at least a couple more cruises. I asked Paolo to open Kaiseki for lunch and thankfully he got permission to terminate the La Dame lunchtime experiment and Kaiseki was open for lunch from the first day and for good.
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    Live Whisper 18 - 31 Oct.

    Apologies, Mark Elovitz, World Affairs Expert.
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    Live Whisper 18 - 31 Oct.

    Definitely, although we are currently afloat, we are already getting excited about it. Our current affairs lecturer, Mark Elovit, will be onboard for the Capetown to Lisbon leg and the one before, along with his lovely wife.
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    Live Whisper 18 - 31 Oct.

    I trust he has learnt to be a little more diplomatic with his views, when on his first trip with the Wind a couple of years ago he upset most of the Americans onboard with some rather unsavoury comments about their politics and culture.
  14. Silver Spectre

    Silver Wind refurb in November 2018??

    Hope you are are enjoying your voyage, and thanks for updating us. I assume the previous voyage problem was fixed well enough not to impact your schedule.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Hi Terry, we did not get off in Salalah as we have been there before. There is a very strong Customs Union in place so no taxis in the port, instead there was a shuttle from the ship to the port gates, about 10 mins, and you were not allowed to walk anywhere on the dock. For us it was just not worth the effort to take the shuttle so we had another sea day. We were only at dock from 8am to 3pm. The Internet is still extremely slow so currently no photos and not really worth posting backfill without them. For Muscat we are lucky enough to have an early afternoon flight back home so will take the ships transfer direct to the airport. Those who have late night flights are generally headed to a 4 or 5 star hotel for the day.
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