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  1. Link to current Mariner Magazine: https://digital.cenveomobile.com/publication/?i=599916&p=&pn=#{"issue_id":599916,"page":0} Linda R.
  2. Thanks so much for taking us with you on our favorite ship! It's nice to see what she's doing when we aren't on her! Linda R.
  3. The walk from the Visitor Center down to the Treasury is 3/4 mile. You will have to do that and then go the same distance on an incline back out. We were there a few months ago on one of the nights that offered that (overnite trip on HAL) but we chose not do do it but to save ourselves for our trip in the next day. The first day of our 2 day trip was to Wadi Rum. Other than the visitor center, we saw nothing for sale during our trip though the area. Linda R.
  4. You have 24 hours to change your mind. I booked the wrong cruise once and it was a one way to Puerto Rico and I thought it was round trip. I don't fly.....😱 Boy, was I scared until my TA called and found that she could cancel it for me. I had booked online (at night) and was going to let her know the next day so she could take it over. Whew!! Linda R.
  5. I'm sorry, I should have clarified "bring your own". I get it at my home salon along with the "formula" of the mix of color and what developer volume is needed. Your hairdresser will understand what you are asking. If they seem reluctant to give your your formula, explain that you are going on a cruise and will need your color done and you want it to come out the same as what they do. Hope this is clear as mud! Linda R.
  6. If you are coloring, bring your own and the measurements for how much to use. I've been doing this for years after I found that it's nearly impossible for them to match your color, no matter how confident they are. I think I get a discount due to them using my color. I'm sorry I don't remember how much the service was. The staff changes all the time as they are on contract like the rest of the crew. Linda R.
  7. I've already got you bookmarked and ready to go! Have fun! Linda R.
  8. It’s good that you know you’ll need warm clothing/outerwear (don’t forget waterproof)! You’d be surprised how many people just don’t think about that... Wear whatever you want; summery is just fine but be aware that it will be cool ON the ship too. At least I have always found that to be the case on the numerous trips we’ve taken to both the northern extremes and southern. I typically will wear a sweater to dinner and quite often, a fleece around the ship during the day. Linda R.
  9. Here are some more pictures from 2011 and 2012. Linda R. Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil Bocas del Toro, Panama Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile Puerto Chacobuco, Chile Screen shot from Port Everglades webcam
  10. Since the last cruise of the Elegant Explorer ends today, I thought it would be nice to make a tribute to her. Please share your best memories and photo's of her here. I loved the P'Dam...she was of a size that we perfect for getting into places most other ships couldn't. I'm just starting this thread and will come back and add stuff to it once I dig through my pictures. I'll start with a couple pictures I took of her up on the hillside above Kotor, Montenegro. Linda R.
  11. Tioga, thank you so much for allowing us to come along with you! I really enjoyed it and we will most certainly miss the elegant lady after having spending 248 days on her. She truly was special, being so small and able to get into unique places. I'll miss her. Here's a picture from when we were in Kotor, Montenegro. Linda R.
  12. Vasco da Gama is the current name. Got this info from Captain Alberts' blog. https://www.captainalbert.com/29-june-2019-bergen-norway/#more-148694
  13. Please, please log out when you are done! I ask that people either do this or be sure that their phone isn't set to automatically update ANYthing. Not only do I log out but I also put my phone back into "airplane" mode. I have nothing updating automatically on my phone but if you do or don't know if you do, please be sure to log out so that your phone isn't continuing to use the internet. This will happen; you won't know it's doing it but if everyone lets this happen, it will bog down the whole system. Just think of how many apps you have on your phone. I don't have a lot but if you do and they are all set to automatically update....yikes. I like to know what's going on in my phone so I always manually update (that's just me though). But, on the cruise I only update what is necessary and then I try to do it onshore on free wifi. If everyone on the ship just lets the phone do all that updating, it will eat up data and as I said, bog the system down but will also run through your limit for the day. Yes, there are limits too....such as about 250 (ish) mb on the middle package (surf). I'm not sure that they actually cut you off or if you get "throttled" after that amount is used. Linda R.
  14. I'll chime in about what to wear also. The day we went, it was sunny, drizzly, sleeting and VERY windy. The drizzle and sleet really stung! This weather was all at the penguin location. I had a heavy coat on, ears covered and hiking boots. While the hiking boots were not really necessary, I highly recommend taking layers with the outermost one being waterproof. Don't wear all this in the 4x4's though or you'll roast. Even with the crazy weather, this was a fabulous tour! Don't miss it, even if you have to cough up the $$ and take the ship tour. Linda R.
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