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#248253 - 05/19/17 04:42 PM Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator  
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Realize this is not a "escorted" cruise but sure
would like to invite you to join us on this cruise

Montreal to Miami
October 28th, 2018
Seven Seas Navigator
14 nights.

Bing & Carol - # D 839
Jim & Jan - # E 621


Jim

#248258 - 05/19/17 06:50 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Oh she changed her mind huh? We just did this a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. Hope you have a great time.


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#248265 - 05/19/17 09:28 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Originally I was going to do it in 2017 but had some other pressing things to do so I did cancel that trip in 2017


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#249150 - 11/01/17 09:13 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Well it is now less than a year before our cruise.
Hope others from LCT will join us. :LCT:


Jim

#249358 - 12/12/17 06:23 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Made our reservations at Embassy Suites in Montreal for the 25th, 26th, 27th..
Think there is a Zombie parade while we are there. Noticed hotel rooms were a little hard to come by.
Now on to booking airfare.


Jim

#249482 - 01/12/18 11:27 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Now I have the hotels in Billings reserved both ways
Flights to Montreal and Embassy Hotel downtown Montreal for the 25th, 26th, 27th
Flights back to Billings from Miami.
Now all I have left is to book tours in Montreal. Have them picked out just waiting
for them to open.


Jim

#249600 - 02/14/18 06:45 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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This morning I just booked our West /East/ Ghost walking tours of Montreal for the 26th and 27th.
Now we only need to update our passports. Need to wait until we finish a business trip Jan has to Atlanta
April 14th. Montana drivers license are one of those that can not be used as ID at airports. Change is coming
but not yet.


Jim

#249606 - 02/15/18 03:35 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Jim, isn’t there an extension on the “real ID” requirement until 2020? Or is that only for California? California has started issuing these licenses but have said repeatedly that we don’t need to get it till 2020.
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#249607 - 02/15/18 09:16 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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You might be right. From way I understand it. Here in Montana you have the option of going back to DMV office. Pay a fee and get a new license or just wait until it is time to renew.
We have always found it easier to just use our passports so will probably just do that. Mine does not expire until 2023 so not in a big hurry.
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Jim

#249653 - 02/25/18 04:44 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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OH my! For some reason I thought I had better check my booking on this cruise.
Glad I did as I see excursions open up next Friday March 2nd and Jan and I have not even
looked at what might be available. loopy
Regent is now PDF the list so I also sent Bing one to look at.


Jim

#249661 - 03/02/18 04:27 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Entered our excursions for this cruise this morning.
Saint John's Bay excursion was already sold out so had to pick another one.
In Boston Jan and I are going to do the Presidential Library / museum private tour.
This April we will be in Atlanta and will do Jimmy Carter's so after Kennedy we will
have F. D.Roosevelt as the only one left. Been to all the rest.
Now on to dinner reservations July 30th.


Jim

#249665 - 03/04/18 02:57 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Jim and Jan, enjoy this trip! I did it I think in 2010? I never remember the years. Can’t remember what in St. John’s but that was one great cruise. I have to admit, have never been to my first presidential library and you are making me feel guilty for that!

#249666 - 03/04/18 06:08 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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I was there in 2012. Did a Silversea excursion. No idea what it was called but the 2 things that stand out in my mind were Signal Hill (fantastic view & the history of transatlantic radiograms) and the Government House. The public can't tour the house but we were allowed to go into the entry hall, sign a book and walk around the grounds. Kept trying to imagine this being allowed at the White House.

They had just been through an Atlantic hurricane (Leslie) so there was a lot of clean-up going on.
Who knew those storms could hit so violently that far north?

I liked the city a lot.


Betty
#249674 - 03/05/18 04:07 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Presidential Museums and Libraries.
1. Herbert Hoover Library: West Branch Iowa*
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library: Hyde Park, New York
3. Harry S. Truman Library: Independence, Missouri*
4. Dwight D. Eisenhower Library: Abilene Kansas*
5. John F. Kennedy Library: Boston, Massachusetts
6. Richard Nixon Library: Yorba Linda, California*
7. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library: Austin, Texas**
8. Gerald R. Ford Library: Ann Arbor Michigan
Gerald R Ford Museum: Grand Rapids, Michigan*
9. Jimmy Carter Library: Atlanta, Georgia
10. Ronald Reagan Library: Simi Valley, California*
11. George H. W. Bush College Station, Texas*
12. William J. Clinton Library: Little Rock, Arkansas*
13. George W. Bush Library and Museum: Dallas, Texas*

* Ones that Jan and I have been to. #9 Will see in April and #5. will see in November.
Jan has also been to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington homes which also counts.
Also have Abraham Lincoln home in Illinois yet to see which also will count.
All of these say Library but all of them but Gerald Ford are also museums. His is separate.


Jim

#249675 - 03/05/18 06:32 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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I am so impressed Jim & Jan.
Boy have Tom and I been slackers.... We've only been to Richard Nixon's because it's in our neighboring town just minutes away. I went through grade school at Eisenhower elementary school, does that count haha ? wonder


I love your itinerary. We were on the same cruise as Olivia in 20 something something.


Marcie

#249972 - 04/15/18 03:09 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Today is April 15th, 2018
We cruise 197 days from today.
Not that anyone noticed. LOL
Sure wish there were LCT'ers going with us. :LCT:


Jim

#249975 - 04/15/18 06:26 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: petlover]  
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Marcie—that would be Eisenhower elementary, Tulsa Oklahoma. Don’t think it counts.

#250062 - 04/29/18 02:13 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Saturday April 28th we had an 9:00 am appointment at the Post Office to renew our passports.
Went well. They told us to allow 5 to 6 weeks, but previous people renewing have told them that they
received theirs 2 to 3 weeks.
Glad that is done. It was the last thing, ( except dinner reservations aboard ship), we needed to get done for our October cruise.
Hopefully have all the other reservations done, clap


Jim

#250161 - 05/14/18 08:02 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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WOW!
Today is Monday 05/14/18.
It took 16 days to get our passports back!!
Shocked me it was so quick. grin clap


Jim

#250164 - 05/15/18 04:21 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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That's great news, Jim...we had the same experience when we renewed ours recently and were pleasantly surprised. Such a relief, isn't it? Now you can start the trip planning cheer


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#250170 - 05/15/18 09:27 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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This was the last thing to get done on our list that can be Done:

Air
hotels
tours in Montreal
Ship excursions
passports

Only thing left is specialty restaurant reservations
and paying the rest of the bill.


Jim

#250171 - 05/15/18 11:54 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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hope you have a wonderful time Jim and Jan.


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#250172 - 05/16/18 12:35 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Jamie & Dana will be the CD & ACD on your cruise

#250173 - 05/16/18 12:44 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Nice to know. Have not cruised with them since "PARTY" and sat with them at dinner one night.


Jim

#250529 - 07/13/18 10:30 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Received a notice from Clay today about a itinerary change on our cruise because of the slow speed requirement on the St. Lawerence River
will not allow us to do the original itinerary.


Jim

#250532 - 07/14/18 11:04 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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When we did last year's Grand Arctic from Montreal, our original itinerary had us visiting Charlottetown, P.E.I., however a newly passed law restricted speed through a protected area of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to 10 knots to protect Right Whales. That passage would have delayed our arrival too much to enjoy the town so we went instead to Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Is this what happened to your itinerary?

#250536 - 07/15/18 01:50 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Yes that is the same reason for our change. Lost St. John's and changed to Saguenay.
Not a big deal to us since we have never been there so don't know the difference.
Have our replacement tour lined up so everything is fine.


Jim

#250611 - 07/28/18 11:50 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Well Jennifer from KLT made our final payment for us.
Monday look at dinner reservations.


Jim

#250621 - 07/30/18 01:04 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Does Regent use Eastern or Central time for booking dinner reservations??


Jim

#250622 - 07/30/18 01:55 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Eastern time Jim.

#250642 - 08/01/18 11:18 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Thanks I got it done.
Forgot that the Navigator only has Prime 7 that requires reservations.
Now have Bing & Carol Cherry, and Jan and myself booked for dinner. dance


Jim

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Wednesday 08/29/18

60 days from today Carol, Bing, Jan, and I board the Navigator!!! clap thumbsup


Jim

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clap clap Have a great cruise.


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#250780 - 08/31/18 12:50 AM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Woo Hoo....let the count down begin !


Marcie

#250868 - 09/10/18 05:38 PM Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B]  
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Clay sent me the information where the Navigator will be parked in New York.
Berth 2 Pier 88


Jim


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