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Old 05-12-2016, 09:04 AM   #61
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We did the transatlantic cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a relaxing way to get to Europe! The time on board ship went by quickly. Would definitely recommend this.


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We did the transatlantic cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a relaxing way to get to Europe! The time on board ship went by quickly. Would definitely recommend this.
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We did the transatlantic cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. What a relaxing way to get to Europe! The time on board ship went by quickly. Would definitely recommend this.
I think we're going to try it next year.

Current plans: Fly to NYC, QM II to Southampton, train to York, York to Edinburgh, Royal Scotsman "The Whisky Journey" roundtrip train around Scotland, then a couple of days in Glasgow before flying home on Iceland Air with maybe a stop in Reykjavik. Would also like to work a stop in Lockerbie to visit the memorial there, so maybe not York...

Still just thinking this through, too early to book anything. We'll see.
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Booked our upcoming (Nov 19) trip Malaga-Miami on the Rhapsody of the Seas on Dec 07/2015 @ $689 US (Not including Gov't taxes), for an Oceanview. (With a $225 onboard credit.)

Today's price, on VTG, 'cheapest Oceanview' $1,338 US (Not including Gov't taxes), with a $200 onboard credit.
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Booked our upcoming (Nov 19) trip Malaga-Miami on the Rhapsody of the Seas on Dec 07/2015 @ $689 US (Not including Gov't taxes), for an Oceanview. (With a $225 onboard credit.)

Today's price, on VTG, 'cheapest Oceanview' $1,338 US (Not including Gov't taxes), with a $200 onboard credit.
Better check that departure date, Nemo. Your ship departed 10 months ago!
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Better check that departure date, Nemo. Your ship departed 10 months ago!

It's like this: The upcoming trip is Nov 19, (which is next month), and we booked it on Dec 07/2015.
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It's like this: The upcoming trip is Nov 19, (which is next month), and we booked it on Dec 07/2015.
Oh, now I get it! Sorry, my bad. I hope your sciatica improves before the trip.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:42 AM   #68
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We have done a fair amount of cruising. We have only done one transatlantic cruise. For us, there were too many at sea days in a row. After day three we were ready to jump!
Been on 6 cruises. I'm ready to jump the 2nd sea day. Cruises for me are only to get to places for a day that I'm unlikely to go to on my own.
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Oh, now I get it! Sorry, my bad. I hope your sciatica improves before the trip.
Thanks...it's vastly improved since we came back from Spain in the Spring....and I hope it stays that way.
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Here's one, leaving next week, Lisbon-Barbados......all sea days on the Windstar Star Pride @ $779 US P.P. for a suite. Ship is 9,975 tons. (Just refurbished after running aground in 2015.)

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I doubt we'll see this kind of deal again.
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What is meant by the term "repositioning" cruise? Is this when the cruise line company wants to move a ship from one part of the world to another,so rather than travel empty they offer low fares?
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What is meant by the term "repositioning" cruise? Is this when the cruise line company wants to move a ship from one part of the world to another,so rather than travel empty they offer low fares?
Exactly. They are going from A to B anyway, so they might as well take some passengers and make a profit.
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Exactly. They are going from A to B anyway, so they might as well take some passengers and make a profit.
Royal just published their earnings. Revenue $1510/passenger, 72% of that was for the cruise fare, the rest from add-ons. $64 profit/passenger (4%).

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We took a repositioning cruise from Boston to Florida. It was 13 days but had 5 stops. I looked at some of the ones between London and here and some are all sea days. I look forward to visiting the ports even though we enjoy some sea days. Have a great cruise Nemo)
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Have a great cruise Nemo)
Thanks.....I just wish we'd known about the Star Pride (post #70) earlier though, because we'd've booked it instead......only ~208 passengers......and the price is about a 90% discount from list.
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