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Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica #249406 12/27/17 07:33 AM
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Starting one for this cruise

Ngaire and Ken - 517
Marcie and Tom 443
Suzanne and Mark 447
10 Ngaire Kiwis!
Paul and Susan--623
Sue and Ray - 525
Sue and Jack-429
Lori and Richard - 421
Ron and Linda - 425
Cindy and David - 619
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Kim and Alice 427
Come one and all for sign up! Sounds like a big group,
So let us know who you are! Congrats to Mark for the name game!

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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: SusanH] #249414 12/28/17 02:20 AM
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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: jhp] #249415 12/28/17 03:52 AM
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POP2IT is the name.
Penguins on Parade 2 Icy Terrain.

The first Antarctica trips was called POP - so this is POP2 - similar to Roar and Roar 2 and Nile and Nile 2
with the added IT - Icy Terrain.

Will seem a strange name to anyone without the history behind it but it is really quite clever.



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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: jhp] #249416 12/28/17 11:42 AM
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Thanks all! Looks like a great cruise with lots of familiar cruisers! But we need to hear from newcomers as well, this is one fantastic experience, having done it before when Regent chartered a small expedition ship years ago. Sorry for all the mistakes, I’ve been very distracted lately! And thanks, Ngaire for the explanation for Marc’s naming.

Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: jhp] #249417 12/28/17 12:38 PM
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Some of you met Chris and Lynette from New Zealand on Frolic, friends of June and Ralph. They are coming and bringing three other New Zealand couples. I have met one of the couples already on the Silver Muse and really liked them. They all seem to be a very nice group of people but as newcomers not familiar with LCT. So we will have a really nice New Zealand contingent onboard of eight people!

We have 64 people deposited that is a lot for a ship that only holds 200 people.


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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: jhp] #249418 12/28/17 03:04 PM
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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: jhp] #249419 12/29/17 05:13 AM
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Don’t know why all the subject headings other than mine didn’t pick up the changes I made. Maybe KAren can fix.
I’m not at liberty to add names until they post, so I’ll just make a generic entry for a few Ngaire mentioned.

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Not sure about how to change the subject either, Olivia.


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So happy Chris & Lynette are coming. We sure enjoyed them on the Explorer.


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Testing... Looks like it's fixed. The only thing I can think that happened was O had 2019 on her original post and someone replied to it before she had a chance to change it?


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Karen -
Date is fixed. So, that's good. Now can you change POPIT2 to POP2IT? wink


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Oh no!! I didn't notice that! Fixed now, I think!


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Originally Posted by KarenS
Oh no!! I didn't notice that! Fixed now, I think!


Karen, should the thread be moved to KLt 2020 Forum?

This looks like it will be a great party! Three sea days to start followed by Salisbury Plain.


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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: jhp] #249444 12/31/17 12:49 PM
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Sue and Jack-429. I do notice that Susan and its variants (Sue, Suzanne) seem to be the modal name on this itinerary-I count at least five!

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Originally Posted by Richard and Lori
Lori and Richard 421


Excellent! It's only two years from today!


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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: seadog] #249452 01/05/18 02:07 AM
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Ngaire, what happens if they get to 200 pax based on vista and veranda suites and then someone wants to book royal or silver suite? Will they just boot those in lower suites off (handsomely rewarded of course) so they can sail with expensive suites full?

BTW, prices have jumped from 16,300 to 18,700 for vista.

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I have no idea how that is handled. They may not sell the lower suites once they reach a quota that would allow the more expensive suites to be sold. Just guessing but that would make sense.
I went to book a mid-ship veranda today and it had gone up $24,500 for the suite. That was not on web when I got that pricing and I still do not see it on the web. But you must have seen that increase somewhere.

These are huge increases when it has only been released for about two weeks. It must be getting very close to full.

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Re: Roll call for POP2IT Jan 2020 Silver Cloud Antarctica [Re: Ngaire] #249454 01/05/18 10:19 AM
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I’m eager to hear from Marc and Arlene as well. Can’t wait tilI hear about Harbin.

Another question for Ngaire. If there are 200 of us aboard, and 100 allowed ashore at one time, how does it work?
How many landings/excursions per day per person? Last time, for me on ICE, we were only 100, so all had two landings per day.

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There are 144 guests on the Explorer and they were split into four groups of 36 per group.

There are 200 guests on the Cloud and they will also be split into four groups of 50 guests per group.

So it will work exactly the same as the Explorer just 14 people more per group
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Two landings per day. Even the timing should be about the same just means two more zodiacs to load per group no biggie.

It is when you go over 200 there becomes an issue.


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Cindy and David 619!!


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Thanks for the roll call Olivia! we are so excited!!!


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Ngaire, that sounds great! Cindy and David, glad to add you, I think last time I saw you, we were somewhere cold as well!

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Just read a very good review of the Cloud:

https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8298


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Thanks for posting that. I agree with this reviewer. The bathroom are the brown marble color and the rest of the ship is light and bright. I thought the same thing they should have changed that marble out. BUT a small complaint when the rest of the ship is so great.


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Please add Susan - cabin 431.

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JUST an FYI

The Silver Cloud cruises that Ken and I are escorting in 2019 (Celtic UK/Wales/Ireland/Scotland May 2019) and 2020 (POP2IT South Georgia and Antarctica - Jan 2020) have gone up in price.
I wanted to let you know that KLT still has the original pricing until February 28th as we have a contract with Silversea.If any of you were interested but decided to wait and think about it later, do go ahead and book it. You can always cancel for a $200 penalty at 120 days before departure. But after February 28 that price is going to increase and probably continue to go up.

• Silver Cloud UK about Vista $400 and Veranda $500 per person or $1000 per couple
• Silver Cloud South Georgia/Antarctica Veranda $3000 per person or $6000 a couple and Midship Veranda $3200 per person or $6400 per couple.

Bigger savings on bigger suites of course.


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Just booked another New Zealand couple and they got the last veranda cabin on the ship. All the Vistas, Veranda and Mid-Ship Veranda are wait list only. The only cabins left now are Silver Suites. Congratulations to all of you who booked this cruise, remarkable it is sold out two years in advance and you all got the original fares!

Going to be a great voyage.


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Please add June and Ralph to the roll call.

The are a number of our Kiwi friends on the cruise.

We are really looking forward to a grand time.

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Yay!

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Originally Posted by Ngaire
Just booked another New Zealand couple and they got the last veranda cabin on the ship. All the Vistas, Veranda and Mid-Ship Veranda are wait list only. The only cabins left now are Silver Suites. Congratulations to all of you who booked this cruise, remarkable it is sold out two years in advance and you all got the original fares!

Going to be a great voyage.


Since there are only 12 Silver Suites on the ship; assuming that ALL 12 are available, there would have to be 30 SOLO suites in order to keep to 200 maximum. Appears Silversea is betting a number of folks cancelling.

This is going to be a fun cruise!!!

Marc


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June and I attended a dinner last night at Sails, a fantastic restaurant with a terrific view of the Auckland harbor bridge hosted by our friends, some of you have met, Chris and Lynette Howell. Purpose of the dinner was to introduce June and I to two couples that are long time friends of theirs who are booked on POP2IT. What great people. The KIWI group is going to be a great addition to the entire group. They are a fun loving bunch. June and I are so much looking forward to this adventure. Going to be hard to wait until 2020.

Thank you Ngaire for agreeing to take this group on yet another of your Antarctica adventures.

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