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Barrheadlass

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  • Location
    S.E. MA
  • Interests
    reading, gardening
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Oceania
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Venice

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  1. Ella, I’m so looking forward to reading more about your trip!
  2. I’ve done 5 river cruises with GCT ( and two with Uniworld). Do you have any particular questions? I’ve not done the cruise you’re booked on, though.
  3. Oh, I can’t wait to hear about it! Thank you! As I mentioned in another thread, I’ve taken many trips with OAT and have never been disappointed. I’m a solo traveler and have always had a great time. I’ll be interested to hear your impressions.
  4. Funny, I just posted on a thread about Egypt cruises. I’m going in March with Overseas Adventure Travel. My ship is the Aida Dehabeya. I’ll have to report back after my trip ( I’ve traveled about 17 times with the company).
  5. I’m going to Egypt and Jordan with Overseas Adventure Travel in March, it includes a cruise on the Nile.
  6. I was booked for that cruise on GCT for last October...they cancelled all cruises after June and offered us a deal to go earlier. We went in May. Having done 6 or 7 river cruises ( with Uniworld and GCT) I have to say this one was a disappointment. Just plain blah, in my view. We were told the ship was being moved to Provence, where the demand is much higher.
  7. I tried to upgrade from economy to comfort + for a Delta flight from Boston to Edinburgh recently. They wanted $370 extra round trip, which is nuts. I’ve got over 100,000 SkyMiles because of my Amex Delta card...and could not use them because of my fare bucket ( or some such thing.).
  8. I would not accept that flight. I was in CDG 3 weeks ago for a connecting flight, , and getting through passport control took close to 45 minutes. I’ve flown through there on connecting flights many times, and would not be comfortable with less than 2 hours. I do admit, though, that I’ve never needed 2 hours!
  9. Things do change! We took a Uniworld cruise about 10 years ago, and for the captain’s dinner there was exactly one man without a sport coat!
  10. Loved my cruise on the Douro on Uniworld.
  11. I just returned from a river cruise where my cabin was the last one before the door that led to the crew area. I never heard a single noise and actually saw a crew member enter the area exactly once.
  12. I do have an issue, and it is a big one. I take a lot of trips with a company that gives a 7.5 percent discount if not paid with a credit card. And my flights are usually booked through the company. And I don’t think this company takes American Express if I wanted to pay that way!
  13. Thanks, Zach! Actually, I recently got a Delta Amex gold card. I’m about to pay for a trip in Scotland and really hope the company takes AmEx. . If so, the cost will get me my sign up bonus miles. I do have a SkyMiles number of course. I do about 4 international trips a year.
  14. I’m really pleased to see all the good comments about Cathay Pacific Premium Economy as I’m flying Boston to Hong Kong to Bangkok that way later this year. I fly most trips on Delta in comfort plus and it is ok. I’m fairly simple to please too. My most recent flight was 16.5 hours long on Air Canada from Hong Kong to Toronto to Boston in business class, and it was absolutely terrific...but unfortunately it was a once in a lifetime splurge (well, I did do it both ways of course) that if I want to travel as much as I do, I won’t be able to repeat. Sigh.
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