Daily Archives: August 23, 2021

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF IF MY CRUIS ELINE NEVER ‘RECOVERS”?

Q – Looking at the Top Ten cruise lines it becomes clear that the highest-rated among them, Regent, Silversea, and Seabourn, are all owned by the three largest cruise conglomerates. And they are each experiencing severe stock fluctuations and serious debt in the “billions” not “millions”. So if we go by your rankings and decide…

IS GOING TO GREECE WISE AT THIS TIME?

 Q – What kind of Covid Test proof will we need to cruise the Greek Islands with Seabourn next summer? A – Right now, you do not need a Covid Text pass grade within the last 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece. You are likely referring to your vaccination certificates., the US is a…

YOUR TOP TEN LIST MAKES IT ALL FALL INTO PLACE – BUT……..

Q – Kudos on your Top Ten Cruise Line ratings. They are the most professional and detailed we’ve seen and they make the reviews and snarky comments on Cruise Critic look like they are written by amateurs. Like many of your followers, my wife and I, along with our friends who always join us, are…

DO CALL CENTERS UNDERSTAND VEGANISM?

Q – We are booked on a special air deal with Viking Cruises sailing out of Copenhagen next year. Both my husband and I are taking our first cruise outside the Caribbean. We are not so worried about our food on the ship but we are strict vegans and we want to be certain that…

DO CREW REALLY EARN MORE THAN THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN?

Q – I once read somewhere that cabin stewards on cruise ships often earn more than the Captain when you factor in tips. True? A – You are, dear friend, dating yourself a bit. But it was once true back in the sixties and seventies. Cabin stewards, particularly those from Great Britain and Italy were…

IS VIKING SAILING DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI LOADED WITH MONEY?

Q – We are looking at a very interesting Viking Cruises itinerary down the Mississippi and ending in New Orleans next summer (2022). Any recommendations regarding this “All American” itinerary? It looks really different, appealing, and I love the idea of the profits staying in America. A – This itinerary has been incredibly popular with…

DOES THIS SILVERSEA PRICING FOR A SUSHI ROLL SOUND RIGHT TO YOU?

Q – We are looking at the Silversea 14-Day round-trip Yokahama itinerary next April. Is this a really good Japan itinerary and can you explain why Silversea is charging almost $7000 per person for their four-night Imperial Japan pre-cruise program. A – You have actually stumbled across one of the very best Japan “in-depth” itineraries…