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  1. chemmo

    Lisbon

    We love Lisbon but it is notorious for well dressed pick pockets who look like tourists, distract you with a question...you can guess the rest...
  2. As speciality dining is our preferred option we tend to now avoid M class... OP, are there no S class itineraries available for your dates? As you seem to indicate you could be happy in an inside cabin on an S class you could spend the money you save on a decent dining package.
  3. chemmo

    Lisbon

    You could also go to the roll call for your cruise and see what fellow cruisers are planning to do...
  4. I may not want to be young again and my brain still feels young...it would just be nice sometimes if my body could keep up with it...
  5. I think there is a big difference between fear mongering and monitoring an ongoing situation. It isn’t only with health issues that pre cruise plans can suddenly seem to unravel....Weather, strikes and political unrest can suddenly make a well planned and long awaited holiday something of an unknown outcome... All potential cruisers can do in this situation is to monitor all changes robustly, keep in touch with their cruise provider and government authority and read the small print on their insurance policy... We have never had to contend with a serious health issue pre cruise but we have had travel plans altered by both strikes and weather...keeping on top of the latest updates in both situations resulted in us being able to change plans with the least upheaval...
  6. You can only do as advised at present and also keep a close eye on your own country’s advisory updates on places safe/unsafe to travel. So hard in a situation such as this but as yet I would guess many governments have no idea just how serious this may become. At least with boarding in Singapore there are lots of options for itinerary changes... Sincere best wishes that your cruise can go ahead safely and without worry...
  7. That might be for the best...Leave your glasses some distance away...
  8. Or it could be you look fine but the glass has deteriorated...
  9. Totally a situation where the full world needs to be alert and governments ready to react. Not over react or under react, just be alert, responsive and ready. If we were booked on an imminent Far East cruise we would be monitoring carefully.
  10. You are as young or as old as you feel...
  11. I remember that too. I believe it is still available on request...
  12. We noticed pens were missing last cruise...Not an issue as we always have a couple with us...We didn’t bother collecting the plastic ones but we did keep the nice silver ones we had in the PH a few years ago. They were nice pens and reminded me of my cruises when I used them.
  13. We usually have a draft of room set up requests, speciality dining etc ready about three weeks prior to cruise. We tend to receive a phone call (about2/3 weeks out) where we discuss a few items but then forward our draft email. We also always print a copy off for our butler. There was a recent post that indicated a ‘list’ for butlers was a bit over the top but if your requests haven’t gone through then it does give the butler a ‘heads up’. Our copy also reminds us of where we plan to dine too... Hope you have a fantastic cruise!
  14. Your kids will really enjoy Lawn Club Grill and Le Petit Chef, Tuscan is less novel for them but still is a family venue. Children are allowed in Murano’s although the meal can be quite long and certainly has a more adult atmosphere. If you did want to do Murano’s on your own see if you can fit it in with one of the kids club times...Whilst cruising is all about enjoying time with your children it can be nice to have a bit of adult time too. The kids may see it as a ‘treat’ to enjoy a buffet dinner in Oceanview with friends too. I am out of date with the hours of evening kids club now but I am sure there used to be an option for your children to be taken to the buffet and collected at 10ish...Hopefully someone else will confirm. Hope you have a fantastic cruise...
  15. We do not chase new cars either and although far from rich we are comfortable Last year when we priced up RS and PH suites on Edge we did decide to change our aging car and spent the summer touring Wales in our caravan instead. I think you summarise the thoughts of many of us older cruisers well. We want to enjoy our retirement time and have worked hard enough to deserve it! Many of us have had health scares that make us think leaving the things we really want to do until ‘tomorrow’ just doesn’t make sense... When cruising we enjoy a nice suite but other vacations can be very simple, we often prefer a quiet country inn to a luxury hotel, self catering to AI...If we think ‘it’s worth it and it will make us happy’ then like yourselves we go for it...
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