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About SKP946

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    Melbourne, Australia
  • Interests
    Bushwalking, Swimming, Remote Area Travel
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    South Pacific

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  1. Chair Hogs should be Keelhauled, naked 🤔Perhaps too horrible to witness, maybe Keelhaul them dressed🙄
  2. Kimanjo, 35 C, that’s about 95f for the USA (about time USA changed, as we did in OZ 40+ years ago🙄😀🤣) I’m old enough to be fairly conversant in both🤔
  3. BUgrad: Hopefully you will be much safer in the land downunder👍😀
  4. That A$3,999 price was probably the “interline” price that us ordinary.mortals don’t have access to🤔🙄😡
  5. Strange, when we were in Antarctica on Quest in December 2014 the heaters were there. We ate outside ever day, my wife preferred it (even though she normally hates the cold) as she said the Champagne didn’t become warm.
  6. Years ago on a Seabourn cruise I looked at the BJ table from the doorway as I walked past. The unoccupied croupier came up to me and asked if I would like to play, I answered “No thanks, my daughter-in-law is a croupier at an Australian Casino, I know the odds” she smiled and walked away. Need I say any more🙄😀
  7. We have been to HK many times over the years. Friends who have lived there and who go back annually recommended Hotel Icon https://www.hotel-icon.com/?utm_source=google-local&utm_medium=organic last time we were there (for a Seabourn cruise). It was so wonderful that we looked forward to returning there after our HK to HK cruise via Japan, South Korea and China cruise on Sojourn. Book a Club Room as the evening “Drinks and Nibbles” meant we didn't need dinner, Also the Alcohol Drinks in the mini-bar were inclusive. Nice shopping Centre opposite..
  8. Why wouldn’t `you just order a drink from Room Service or your suite Bar/Fridge and sit on your Veranda, you can even go naked then if that’s your desire.
  9. I have a Referral Coupon available for a first timer, you can email me “SKP946 at gmail dot com” (change the “at” and the “dot” of course)
  10. Lizzie, if this is your first Seabourn cruise you can apply for a Referral Coupon (see top of Topic Listing page) It gives you a US$400 On Board Credit if you are eligible.
  11. In the Falklands (Port Stanley) we went on the King Penguin excursion. It’s a great day with some interesting cross country driving. I booked direct with Nyree whose family owns the property where the King’s rookery is situated (she’s the one that organizes all the locals with their 4WD to transport the passengers. nyree@estancia-excursions.com.) It was about half the price of doing the same tour via Seabourn. i would book sooner rather than later as it appears there are 4 ships due in that day😳
  12. Something you need to be mindful of AlexsDogPound is that the interior of the ship is kept at around 21c -22c (70f -72f) whether in the Med in mid-summer or in Antarctica, and the restaurants are even cooler, as the wait-staff are wearing jackets and they are constantly on the move. The theatre is also cooler because of the energetic action of most of the performers. Of course you can have your Suite at any temperature you wish. I wear a jacket each night just to be comfortable.
  13. Not always, on our “Route of the Vikings” from Dover to Montreal on Quest in Aug/Sept 2016 we had a lovely selection of beer. The previous 16 day cruise had been around the British Isles and the Bar Manager had collected a variety of beer types from different ports. I had a lovely time sampling them (I have a friend who is a Brewer and an international beer judge so have developed a keen interest) One afternoon our suite doorbell rang and a waiter was standing there with a tray loaded with different beer bottles. He said they were running low on some types and I might like to have some on hand ! 😀
  14. Perhaps give your email (with “at” instead of “@“ etc) and someone will send you the details required. (The Referral Coupon is mailed directly to Seabourn by the proposer with your details)
  15. This was the (wonderful) team back in May this year, most seem to stay with one ship, except when on leave. (4 months on, 2 months off) The Captains work on a 70 days on /70 days off rotation
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