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jhenry1

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About jhenry1

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  • Location
    Texas
  • Interests
    Cattle, Traveling, University of Texas Football
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent, Princess, NCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    carribean, alaska,Europe

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  1. We feel the quality of the excursions has greatly gone down over the years. Most of the time we now do private excursions if I am able to find a tour guide that comes highly reccomended. Have had good luck . I agree with others who have stated that they wish they would give credit or not include free excursions and reduce the cruise price.
  2. We feel the quality of the excursions has greatly gone down over the years. Most of the time we now do private excursions if I am able to find a tour guide that comes highly reccomended. Have had good luck . I agree with others who have stated that they wish they would give credit or not include free excursions and reduce the cruise price.
  3. Waiting to here from other cruisers regarding their spa experience with the new provider. Hopefully things will improve as I love being pampered when on a cruise.
  4. Well on the Voyager today and had an appointment for a 55 minute massage. All went well until we went into room and I got in the table and realized the place where you put your face was just one of the neck wraps you use on a plane and my face was buried into the table and could not breath. When the therapist returned I said that I needed the rest that attaches to the table and is open so you can breath. She said there wasn’t one and suggested that I just lay flat with my face turned to side. I pointed out that was not acceptable and to move to a room with a table that had the proper equipment. After much ado they finally after 15 or 20 minutes found the proper piece for the table. She then began the massage but to make a long story short she completed the massage but not a full 55 minutes she completed not adding the time lost looking for the proper rest. She then brought ticket with the 18% service charge added and I said I didn’t feel that I should pay that as it says in their brochure that it is discretionary. I agreeded to pay for the massage even though it was not a full 55 minutes and not a very enjoyable experience. She said the service charge could not be removed but after much back and forth did remove it. I hope things improve with this new Spa. I do not mind paying more if the services provided are up to the standards of what should be expected on a Regent Ship. I love regent and have always had great experiences in the previous spa. Very Disappointed. Hopefully others do not have the same experience. I am cancelling my other spa services. Maybe will try again on the next cruise.
  5. I might try that on our upcoming cruise and see what happens. I hate to be a bahhumbug but the price for a deep tissue massage for 50 minutes at $211 is in my opinion way out of line . I have a massage scheduled so we will see how the quality is . I go in Texas once a month to get a 50 minute deep tissue massage at a Massage Heights and they do a wonderful job and I pay $65 and that includes the tip. I know the ambiance is not the same but not worth almost 3 times more.
  6. I don't believe so but you can call
  7. I didn't think there was any tipping on Regent? If it is optional why cant you take the gratuity off the ticket? I have never added gratuity to the ticket when it was Canyon Ranch.
  8. Thank everyone for all the great info and for the links to the maps. I am saying a prayer for all that have been affected by these fires and hopefully there will not be anymore lives lost. Looking forward to visiting your great country . Merry Christmas to all Kandy from the great state of Texas
  9. thank you Sinbad . Hopefully by Jan 4 things will be better sooo looking forward to this trip
  10. Hoping to get info on the fires around Sydney from some Aussies. We are going on a cruise and will be flying into Sydney and arrive Jan 4. We will be spending 4 days in Sydney pre cruise at the Four Seasons. This is our trip of a lifetime and so excited about seeing your beautiful city. We have guides to take us around the city and also into the Blue Mountains to see the three sisters and into Manly. Are these areas affected in anyway by these fires. Hopefully the smoke will not be too bad. In the US the news is reporting a very Bleeker situation. Hopefully someone can give us more accurate info. Not a lot mentioned on cruise critic regarding the fires. Kandy from Texas
  11. Have you heard about all the fires in Australia. It is really bad. Hope someone can give us more info .
  12. I usually purchase local currency from my bank in the Us but wondering if for Australia and New Zealand is that necessary or better to purchase on the ship or in the airport? I know most places accept cards but always like to have some local currency.
  13. I am beginning to think it is best not to try to do much. We originally had a flight at 7:35 but Regent changed us even though we had the deviation . They said that Air New Zealand which we were flying had changed the type of plane they were flying and there was not enough room even when we had our seat assignments. We are now on United through San Francisco and leaving at 3:30. I actually had a private tour booked but now have to cancel.
  14. Does Regent offer a tour in Auckland prior to going to board flight back to US? We arrive in Auckland at 6 am and our flight back to US is at 3:30. Trying to decide whether to book a private tour or see if Regent offers anything. I called and they said to check on board at that time will be to late to book a private tour.
  15. Thank you Jason . I appreciate your interest in my concerns and I thank you for the timely reply. What a class act. No wonder so many including myself love Regent. I will email with my questions and hopefully you can give me correct replies.
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