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milepig

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    Chicago
  • Interests
    History, Food, Local crafts, art, villages
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Windstar
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Too many to list - Tahiti, Med, Europe, Scandinavia

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  1. I do pack a sport coat, not only for the ship but if we're doing any nice dinners before or after the cruise. On board I generally put on a nice zip front sweater of the Untuckit type - it does double duty as a jacket for cool days.
  2. Right in the middle of the city and minutes from the central train station. Does this make AMS one of the best cruise arrival/departure ports? Iceland is pretty cool, just a block from the city center. Others?
  3. When we were it Rhodes it was for a late night departure We stayed on board and were sorry. The ship emptied out. The port is not a long walk from town and everyone was going out for dinner in a magical city. An added bonus was that two WS ships were in port the same evening one going west and one going east. We departed at the same time and the captains showed off and made quite a event it it. Full sails with the lights on, music blasting, they circled each other 3-4 times and then out we went, one after each other. One of my top 5 WS evenings.
  4. Exactly, except you left out the G&T served by a smiling server. malaga was where we learned what happens when you miss the departure. 2 young cruisers fell asleep on the beach. They didn’t show, WS offloaded their passports and off we went. They showed up the next day showing no remorse, having taken the train overnight.
  5. Point taken. Meanwhile, for those of us who are traveling, does this mean a return to the days when we could just disembark at, say, Malaga and walk around and have some coffee and visit a museum and then have a little lunch and just get back on board? It all seems too easy. I have many fond memories of a morning tour followed by lunch on board and then an afternoon walkabout before a siesta.
  6. I just saw a post in the Windstar Facebook page that you can now get off ship on your own in Spain. It this was posted here, I apologize. Can anyone confirm and I’m curious if there’s testing involved.
  7. There are some comments here: https://boards.cruisecritic.com.au/topic/2279707-star-legend-room-100-amp-101/
  8. The CruiseMapper app seems to be accurate. Choose Legend and then click on the itineraries tab.
  9. With itins listed under the original ship, is there any way to stitch together where the Legend IS going by date?
  10. Did you to Italy just to be safe, or is there something you learned, counter to what Windstar is saying about not needing them that made you decide to go ahead?
  11. Why do we need the test WS is selling? It seems like they’re covering everything including the disembarkation test?
  12. Our TA contacted WS and was told that since we’ve completed the forms for our entry via Greece we’re good to go and that WS will take care of anything else needed mid cruise. I think that does not include the disembarkation test.
  13. I just looked at the WS splash page for out itin in November. They are still touting the Corinth canal as a headlining event of the cruise!! And how it’s the event of a lifetime. Um, it isn’t happening. Where is the crack WS team who should change this stuff. Shame on them!!!!
  14. This is the first I’ve heard about this requirement for entry into Italy via cruise ship from another EU country. Greece has a similar form but cruise ships are exempt.
  15. Regardless of whether they CAN, I hope Windstar does the right thing and voluntarily leaves Venice itself as a port. The cruise industry is destroying a treasure.
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