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About elklemi

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    Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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    Holland Carnival
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  1. Thank you so much for your quick and informative reply. Realize it is a year away but thought I would check that off and I am sure I will have many questions as this is whole new experience but I am looking so forward to this experience.
  2. Looking at Danube River cruise and bus tour next September at goes to Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany. Will be my first time to Europe and do I need some special visa to visit these countries? Thanks for any help.
  3. Each year I switch between Jacksonville and Mobile for a January cruise as both are easy driving distance from Tennessee. Jacksonville gets me to Princess Cay or Half Moon Cay and Mobile gets me to Progresso and Cozumel. I like the smaller fantasy ships and have had enough of the large and getting larger ships and finally discovered Star Clipper for trips to small islands main cruise lines can't get into. Feels like the remaining Fantasy class ships may be hanging on a short rope.
  4. 5 star Excellence ressorts in Punta Cana have abut 1 get one free plus free airport transfers and great cancellation policy if you want to compare.
  5. Do you use Uber to get to port and are they readily available pre and post cruise?
  6. Know some cruises are without solo supplement but is there an easy way to determine those cruises or do you have to call Windstar to see which cruises fits that category? I wish there was an easy way to see those with no solo supplement.
  7. Thanks so much that is great info and I will use this for my upcoming trip to Progresso.
  8. Did you find Autoprogresso to be a reliable tour operator and do they deliver what they promise? I want to do the ruins but don't want to be in a big group with a Carnival excursion. Thanks.
  9. Thanks to all for your positive thoughts and sure Europe will stay on my list in the future. Roz hope you all are full steam ahead in Music City soon and get the Gulch open in time for the Titans to do good this year.
  10. Altho Gate 1 sent email that my June final payment date was put off until 30 days before my trip in September decided to cancel this 17 day trip due to all the uncertainty with Europe opening and availability of air. Gate 1 was very good about this and offered 75% back if you cancel rather than lovsing all of deposit or using deposit as future trip credit until 2022 which I thought was very generous and I took that as I am looking at two other trips with them I intend to take next year as things stabilize. I really wanted to do this trip in September as this would be my first time in Europe and would get to go to Poland where my grandparents came from. I wish only the best for all of you trying to decide these same issues and hope your travels are safe.
  11. elklemi

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    glad to hear you all have some great trips planned coming up and enjoy each and every one of them with a cold beer
  12. Absolutely I remember you all and so much enjoyed your company and conversations with the cold beer. I cancelled my tour and river cruise the Danube in September with just too much uncertainty about flights and what will and not be open. I have two trips with GATE1 i am looking at to Guatemala and to Mexico for Mayan ruins. I got a map and found your Isle of Wright and sorry that you all have to cancel your trips for this year but you have good plans going forward and Jimmy Buffet is the main reason for my love of the islands. So good to touch base again and thank you all for your wonderful friendship on our cruise, all the best to you all.
  13. I have taken 3 Clipper cruises out of St Maarten and last year I stayed at the Passanghram House which is on the boardwalk couple blocks from the Holland House and much cheaper. I could walk to the main pier where you drop off luggage and check in in about 15-20 minutes. Lodging is still an issue after the hurricane but I wanted to be close to the pier and price was reasonable compared with other places nearby. If you find what you want at a reasonable price I saw go ahead and book it as some have limited availability. If you received any OBC a work of caution, in February I had $75 OBC and after the cruise I noticed it was not applied and after calls to Star Clipper they refused to do anything about it so be sure you double your statement before leaving.Enjoy your cruise.
  14. Thanks so much for your prompt reply, gives me a better feeling about them and I really want to do this tour and not one from Carnival. I will check out Autoprogreso also and get a feeling for them also.
  15. I am interested in this excursion with Shore Executioner in Progresso in January, like that it is early in day and back in time to enjoy time at the port but have read some unfavorable comments about this company and hoping that those who may have used this company in the past and give me their impressions of this company and excursion, thanks to all
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