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About JoePDX

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    Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Interests
    World travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Oceania, Celebrity
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  1. Other than the Roll Call, I haven't seen one yet. I hope that cbb (Cynthia) will do one as she did the last time they did a RTW. Joe
  2. Hi - I posted scans of the 2022 RTW itinerary and pricing here:
  3. I have posted scans of the itinerary and pricing for the 2022 RTW here:
  4. Here are scans of the itinerary and pricing from the RTW 2022 brochure that I received in the mail this week.
  5. What a great itinerary on Princess - enjoy! My 2022 World Cruise brochure came in the mail yesterday. :-) Joe
  6. Do you wish you were on board? You provided such wonderful posts on your experience last year. 🙂 Joe
  7. Watching it now. Great shot of Insignia. https://www.portmiamiwebcam.com/
  8. Departing today from Miami on Insignia. Wishing you an incredible journey! I hope someone keeps us up to date on your experiences! Have fun!
  9. We did a private tour. Used this guide (Delphine) who was excellent. http://www.provence-private-tour.com/about-us.html Joe
  10. Generally all aboard is one hour prior to departure. Not sure when muster drill would happen as I've never had this late of a departure on embarkation day. Joe
  11. That was my biggest pet peeve about Edge - it's not symmetrical side to side like most ships, thus the dead ends, etc. Still I liked Edge alot! Joe
  12. We often brought a drink in with us from the Elite Cocktail Hour. We never had a problem getting a table for two, which is our preference. That said, tables are close together so easy to communicate too which we often did as well. We pre-booked our reservations prior to boarding and never had more that a couple minute wait for a table. We did see those without reservations sometimes being told of waits of up to 40 minutes (they were given a beeper). We did not do any extra tipping. Joe
  13. We were on board for the 15 night transatlantic in April/May. We had all our dinners in the MDR's except for one night in Eden (which we won in the Newlywed/Not So Newlywed Game). Here are my standouts: Cyprus: Greek Salad (very good!) Greek Style Grilled Sea Bass (had a couple times....very good) Cosmopolitan: Seared Scallops (appetizer) Normandie: Alsatian Potato and Gruyere Tart (YUMMY - had every time I dined here) Beef Tenderloin en Croute (essentially Beef Wellington) Tuscan: No standouts for me. Not sure I ordered any of the specialties here. We found the dinners on Edge to be some of the best we have had on Celebrity - even considering back to the Michel Roux days when we first started cruising. Had a couple of misses on the lunch menu - Pad Thai - nothing like any Pad Thai I have ever had...... Enjoy! Joe
  14. For me the only real benefit of going from a B1 to an A (Concierge) would be the laundry benefit. But not for $200pp. On our last cruise (20 nights) we got a upsell from a category F (inside) to an A1 (Concierge) for $500pp. I said yes immediately. If I remember right that was over 75% less than booking into that category. There was no free laundry then, but I did enjoy the spa terrace several times. 😎 Joe
  15. Might help to say which ship you are sailing, as the restaurants are different between the Regatta and Oceania class of ships, and Sirena has different restaurants over the other Regatta class ships. As I have only sailed on the Regatta class ships, I really like Toscana. That said, the Main Dining Room will not disappoint either! Joe
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