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  1. Really happy to report I made MGSB last night using Mikenbob's recipe......and....drum roll please.....it was awesome!!! Only thing missing was the phenomenal atmosphere and service of Pacific Rim. Oh yeah, also I couldn't figure out how to obtain that perfect green banana leaf with the tiny close pin holding it all together. But it was sensational. Thank you for sharing!!
  2. Mikenbob ~ I've learned an enormous amount from reading CC...but your recipe for MGSB is an especially treasured tidbit!! Especially these days, as I've even started cooking again. Now I just have to hunt and gather the ingredients. Hopefully this will tide me over until I can be back at Pacific Rim....my favorite restaurant at sea!!
  3. Ahhh, Z says it far more eloquently than I ever can, but it was an incredibly great 10 days... And, sorry Z...but, your next assignment is Social Director of the Seven Seas! So lucky to be a part of a group of happy and fun new friends! Safe travels to all of you xoxo
  4. Forget my idea that Z should take over as tour director for the destination services department. We need to have a chat with the entertainment director. Z would outshine the comedian by miles! Actually maybe he could do both jobs. But that would mean that he would have four jobs. Excursion director, top comedian on stage, listening to and behaving appropriately for TB, and holding down the pool bar. That is one busy dude 😎
  5. We must be cross posting, Z!! enjoy the pool bar. I’m going for a nap. And that’s one of the amazing things about cruising for me on regent. Friends will ask me, what did I do all day? Frankly, I never know how to answer them, mostly because I don’t know what I did all day!
  6. Sorry guys, I just saw my post and realized that that gorgeous lunch puffed pastry fish event ended up upside down. I know that’s because Z wasn’t with me to help me post a photo. But really, it was a fabulous dish among so many at la veranda at lunch today.
  7. On another note, just want to make a comment about the food. My experience has always been that it is fantastic and it certainly has consistently been awesome. It does seem however that La veranda at lunch is really exceptional! I seem to be eating three times a normal person’s lunch.
  8. Last night was way too much fun! So lucky and happy to make such great new friends. I think that Regent should take a good hard look at the excursions offered and hire Z to arrange all future excursions. Debbie and I have signed up for the key west bar crawl. Pictures to follow😎
  9. And when it comes to humor, I think that Z surpasses Lucy and Ricky!!
  10. Having a fabulous cruise. Eating drinking and laughing way too much. But that’s the whole point!....right!! Yesterday we went in Roatan Honduras to the gumbalimba preservation park. Magnificent parrots sat on our shoulders and monkeys sat on my head. I’m not sure who had more fun, me or the monkeys! Everything on the Explorer is beyond perfection!! If I can figure out the picture posting process I’ll post a picture of monkeys and me!
  11. Z and TB, it was great to finally catch up with you last night even if only for a short visit! your food porn from compass Rose was over the top! This afternoon we are doing an excursion that involves some kind of jungle/rainforest with monkeys and parrots and Iguanas. In South Florida I sometimes see An iguana slither across the road. Not sure I want to get too up close and personal with one of those guys today! I don’t think will be getting back to the ship until about 6 o’clock. So if we miss you in explore lounge at cocktail time will look for you after dinner and there’s always tomorrow! When and where does the BM & M society meet? Is there an initiation fee?? hope to catch up with everyone else also that is on rollcall. Bonnie
  12. 🤨 No problem Jackie I think I got it now ...will be stalking the explore lounge at 6 o’clock tonight!
  13. Hey Z and TBA, where are you? I can’t hang out at the pool bar, the observation lounge, the explore lounge, and the Meridian lounge all at the same time! but would love to say hi ....you need to do a spreadsheet on your bar visits so we can find you!! Bonnie
  14. Hey, Z and TB....I will not only "hop on and enjoy the ride....." I will be there with you! Can't wait for this cruise....and to meet you!
  15. Hi Marci! I remember finally meeting you when you and Tom came aboard the Mariner for a visit prior to our sailing out of Long Beach many years ago. But I agree with you. Makes no sense that a few hour visit puts anyone at more risk. And if you can't visit, I assume that applies to travel agents as well. If not, why?
  16. My future travels don't take me to Asia until next year, so I don't feel the frustration and anxiety so many of you are experiencing. I can appreciate that stress! However, obviously those directly affected with the illness or exposure is of greater concern to all of us. I also think that while Regent is perhaps not communicating as quickly as we'd like.... I have a friend ready to sail on another luxury cruise line, experiencing the similar lack of communication. Having said that, I do feel great empathy for everyone in the travel business effected by this (which pretty much means the total travel industry). For the cruise and airline industries, and particularly the travel agents, I can't imagine the stress they are all feeling. Travel agents are clearly caught in the middle, waiting for direction from the cruise lines, trying to keep their clients calm and scrambling to reschedule, and keep together so many components of any trip/cruise. Just my thoughts.
  17. Love reading this thread...thank you so much! One of my favorite dishes at Pacific Rim is a starter course of Duck and Watermelon salad. I know, it doesn't make sense and I can't begin to describe it to you, but it's sensational! Enjoy .. and again, thank you for sharing!
  18. Hey, Wendy, I'm really impressed. Never did just carry on (wheelie, roll aboard, whatever!) for any cruise. But...for land trips, always! My personal best was 17 days in Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi and Bangkok! I was really proud of that one! 😃.
  19. You can add my name to the Prakash Fan Club! And one of the most important reasons we love Regent.... there are so many wonderful people that take care of us all. But Prakash is indeed special!
  20. Thank you, Jackie, as always for you incredibly informative comments, responses (to all our never-ending questions!) and photos! Love all your posts....and the kitties are precious!!
  21. Thank you all for your wonderful posts and photos. Hope you'll continue posting for a bit with 'post cruise afterthoughts'. One question...Perhaps I missed it in this thread, but were there any refurbishments done in the suites besides recarpeting? We sailed on the last cruise before dry dock and will be back on the Explorer again in March. Can't wait! And, as always, thank you for taking us all with you on this journey!
  22. We have always had wonderful butlers. On our last two cruises on Explorer we were beyond fortunate to have Prakash. He arranged a cocktail party for 8. He rearranged the living room, had flowers, served cocktails and created a magnificent display of spectacular canapés. I felt like the only thing missing from this party was the bride! On a Voyager cruise, I tripped on the curb in Rome. Don't ask. The ship's doctor said it was just a bad sprain. Our butler saw me limping back to our suite and without me asking, brought ice for my ankle practically every hour! And the next morning, he served breakfast with a side of more ice bags. Just two of the many experiences I'll always remember!
  23. I'm so jealous...not only are you enjoying the Explorer....but Prakash also!!!! He is amazing. Please tell him Bonnie and Debbie send hugs!! Thanks, Briar 14!!
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