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About travlr21

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    Okanagan, British Columbia
  • Interests
    Travelling, hiking, cross country skiing, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent Seven Seas, Windstar & Celebrity
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  1. Not sure the official CC policy, but back in 2011 we had a missing TA credit. We waited a couple of days before contacting Guest Relations. They said they put thru all the credits received from Miami, so they contacted Miami but they did not have it. They put through a call to our TA, we were in the Med and our TA in Canada, to allow us to sort it out directly with the TA. The call was not charged back to us. In all our cruises this was the only time for this to happen. If you have a good TA, you should not have an issue.
  2. Not sure why you would want to compare one county to a province. (Shameless promotion here.) I live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, home to one of Canada's wine regions. We are served by BC Interior Health division, covering about 750,000 people. Have 181 case and 2 deaths in our region. Been doing drive-by pick up from wineries within 10 - 20 K of home since our physical distancing started. Come visit some time, when the border opens.
  3. We noticed the same on our first transatlantic, it was on the Windsurf in 2007. A 14-night cruise, started in Lisbon and ended in Barbados, we had no stops. Over the 2 weeks we saw one freighter and one contrail. The capacity of the ship was 312 passengers, but there were only 189 of us and 190 crew. Had wonderful service, and the seas were so calm. Our last TA was March last year on the Voyager. Looking forward to the next, just not sure when it will be.
  4. My thoughts, too. IMHO - To be believable any explanation from Regent has to include the word 'luck'. In a Miami Herald article, it was reported that 57 ships across a number of cruise lines had cases, out of a total of 259 ships. So not every ship was impacted. Regent may have been taking precautions (screening, denying boarding etc) , but it would have taken one asymptomatic cruiser to board and potentially spread the virus. Regent might be able to say what they did to help minimize spread if there was someone with the virus on board. But in part, they were lucky.
  5. People can be very creative when there is a need to be met.
  6. Investor losses, not those related to cruising costs.
  7. FWIW - Announcement from Celebrity Cruises today. I assume more lines will be reevaluating in the next little while. "We expect to return to service on May 12, 2020. Because of announced port closures, we expect to return to service for Alaska, Canada and New England sailings July 1, 2020."
  8. I found this link that has some AC flights, includes Westjet and other airlines. From government of Alberta. This info should be easier to find, and up to date. https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-flight-information.pdf
  9. Sorry to hear, hope you will be OK. Have you looked at the list of flights with supposed confirmed covid-19 cases on board? Air Canada and Westjet have quite a few. I found one partial list. https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-flight-information.pdf
  10. Kinda thought I was. Actually it is a nice BC Riesling. Still, take care.
  11. Not quite everyone. There are 75 dead from it in the US and 4 dead here in Canada, so far. How about shutting down this thread. Maybe a new one 'Life on board after Covid-19', or some such title. Stay safe everyone.
  12. We did a Windjammer Barefoot cruise on the Mandalay in December 2001. It was almost at capacity - all 68 of us. If I recall there may have been a senior crew member in a 'cabin' near us in the bowels of the boat. We flew from Toronto to Granada, and back from Antigua. I can't recall if the flights were full. We were not into large ships at that point.
  13. CC has this news on various ports https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5097/
  14. So many questions. How does one keep hydrated and fed on a flight, especially a long one, while wearing a mask? I am not scheduled to travel until the fall so I am hoping things improve by then.
  15. This is a website I have been following that shows data by country etc, includes the number of people who have recovered. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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