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katmu

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  1. Thank you notamermaid. That actually helps. The cruise I'm looking at leaves from Vilshofen the middle of the month so I feel a little better about it. I know that obviously it's too early to predict but that's why I purchase trip insurance, and I'm a go with the flow (pun??) type anyway. katmu
  2. Hi- I'm looking to book my 1st river cruise on Ama on the Danube in November 2020. I'm wondering if some times of the year are better or worse for high/low water issues? Due to a large project at work, I'm somewhat limited when I can take a longer trip this year so that's partly why I'm looking at later in the year.
  3. Hi, I'm also a ocean cruiser looking to do my first river cruise with Ama this coming November on the Danube. Are certain times of the year more likely to have water issues than others? We have a large project at work this year so I have several months, including a good part of the summer when I can take an extended trip so that's why I'm looking at November plus I tend to like visiting Europe during the low season. I'm ok with the cooler temps as I'm from Minnesota.
  4. As someone with a bit of a mobility issue now, believe me I'm aware of how heavy my bags are. On that last cruise where I packed what I thought was a lot for me my 1 bag on the way there totaled 35 lbs. and 36 lbs on the way back. I can't imagine trying to manage a 70 lb bag plus a 2nd roller bag. I'm hoping to go back to a carry-on size for the Mediterranean cruise plus an underseat size backpack.
  5. I have not stayed at the Hotel Bucintoro as my son and I were booked to stay there 2 weeks after I had a bad accident and fractured my leg really badly so we had to cancel our trip to Italy. Of all of the hotels that we had to cancel, the Hotel Bucintoro was the best. They gave us the option to rebook at a later date and use the amount we had already paid towards a new reservation. Some of the others did not. Very nice people.
  6. I’m planning to wear either dresses than cover my shoulders and are at least slightly below knee length or Capri pants if not full length pants. The weather in early May won’t be quite as hot as if I was sailing in July or August. i also discovered unfortunately on my last cruise that some people tend to stare at the scars and lympadema wrap I have to wear on my right leg so I may want to keep my leg covered.
  7. These were a couple of the specific bar menus. Of course, I forgot to capture which ones along with the pictures but I hope these help a bit.
  8. I have these of the main bar menu off our Western Caribbean from 12/7.
  9. My patters said there was afternoon tea service in the dining room but we did not attend.
  10. TA is booking the next cruise today. I will have plenty of time to plan my packing this time since it's 5/1/2021 on the not yet completed Enchanted Princess. It will be a 7 night from Athens to Barcelona, with stops in Kotor, Santorini, Naples and Messina with a few days pre and post cruise in both Athens and Barcelona. Very excited!!
  11. Does anyone have experience with the Deluxe Balcony Obstructed with the metal railings like E109/E108 for example? I don't think I would mind the metal railing. It would just be nice to have a place to site outside, get some fresh air, and have a private place to view as the ship is arriving in the different ports.
  12. Yes, it was Wednesday. Sorry, to jump in. I was on this same sailing. Loved it!!
  13. I was thinking some of the ports like Istanbul, Naples (even if the city itself is not) and Mykonos on the one out of Civitavecchia might be pretty scenic but I wasn't sure about some of the other ports. On the other itinerary, I think Barcelona, Kotor, Santorini, and Naples for sure it might be nice to have a balcony. I don't know much about Messina. I'm thinking about since it is out a bit yet, I may go ahead and do a less expensive balcony since I have time to save up the difference.
  14. I've been home from a fabulous week on the Sky Princess for all of 2 days and I'm already wanting to book my next Princess cruise. I did book a future cruise deposit while on-board. I'm trying to decide between either the 7 day Civitavecchia to Athens on 4/24/2021 or the 7 day from Athens to Barcelona on 5/1/2021, both on the Enchanted Princess. I will most likely be taking my first solo cruise and doing a few days pre and post cruise. My friend and I had a mini-suite on the Sky, and I absolutely loved it, but obviously the weather won't be as warm in Europe at that time of year and I will be paying the entire cost this time. The 4/24 sailing has 1 sea day and the 5/1 sailing has 2 sea days. Can any experienced cruisers who have done similar itineraries give me advice on whether or not a balcony is worth it, or if I should consider an interior since I'm solo? Thank you.
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