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SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 #248114
04/25/17 11:02 PM
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Camano Island, WA
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As Olivia suggested, let's get this roll call rolling.

Ngaire & Ken
Betty
Mark & Cheron
Susan & Paul
Jim & Pat - 761

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248116
04/25/17 11:14 PM
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So Cal
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Looking forward to meeting you and Pat as well as Olivia!
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Helen

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248117
04/25/17 11:22 PM
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Georgetown, TX
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Fred please add Don and Carolyn, Cabin 739.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248118
04/26/17 12:09 AM
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Houston
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Betty


Betty
Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248127
04/27/17 01:33 PM
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Santa Fe
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Leslie & Brad - 830


Leslie

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248129
04/27/17 05:00 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Fred please add Susan and Dennis - 833

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248135
04/28/17 06:09 PM
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Glenview, Illinois
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Please add Mark and Cheron

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248136
04/28/17 06:59 PM
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So. Cal. and NZ
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Fred, found our cabin number it is 751.

Really pleased June and I decided to book this cruise. Going to be a great cruise.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248141
05/01/17 05:36 PM
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Paul and I will be there.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248142
05/01/17 10:43 PM
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Any Regent ship will do....
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Any Regent ship will do....
I want to do this cruise so bad! The roll call is shaping up nicely, so many good friends. Alas, I can't justify it as we've been to so many of these ports more than once. I will be waiting for the sea mail though


Arlene
I LOVE flying... I've been to almost as many places as my luggage
Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #248146
05/02/17 04:44 AM
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Arlene, once you've been almost everywhere, you just start all over again! I hope you and Marc will join us, but you sure have a lot planned already!

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #249476
01/12/18 03:56 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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We have decided to cancel this cruise and do Hong Kong to Bangkok in 2020 instead. We will certainly miss travelling with this wonderful group. Wishing you all a great cruise!

Susan and Dennis

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #249478
01/12/18 04:31 PM
01/12/18 04:31 PM
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So. Cal. and NZ
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Fred, Please delete June and I from the roll call. We decided not to do this cruise as we were fully booked.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #249479
01/12/18 08:12 PM
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Lot of people missing here we have 78 people on this cruise!!


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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #249483
01/13/18 02:13 AM
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So Cal
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Sadly Jerry and I have also cancelled this one in favor of Celtic. No luck so far convincing him we CAN do everything!
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Helen

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #249484
01/13/18 04:21 PM
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Maitland, FL
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Jim & Pat 761

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #250380
06/13/18 12:49 PM
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Santa Fe
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We are canceling this one and doing the Silver Cloud British Isles cruise. We initially booked both, but can only do one.


Leslie

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #250465
07/04/18 02:34 AM
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This cruise opened up for Regent air today so we have been working on the bookings with custom air. There are 75 people on this cruise and 3 cabins on a wait list. I had not realized how big this trip had become. Really looking forward to this cruise. Love starting in Shanghai and seeing more of Japan


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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #250766
08/28/18 02:00 AM
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Georgetown, TX
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Fred please take us off the list. We have decided not to take this cruise.
Thanks, Carolyn and Don

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Yallcruise] #250768
08/28/18 11:23 PM
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Camano Island, WA
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Done, Carolyn. In fact, Pat & I have also cancelled this cruise with great regret.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #250971
10/01/18 01:37 AM
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Near Seattle
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Paul and I have to cancel this cruise too. It turns out our first granddaughter will be making her appearance during this time!

Susan

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #250981
10/03/18 10:37 PM
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Too bad you guys bailed out too soon. Regent just offered to let us cancel SAMURAI, take the Dec 15, 2018 Sydney to Bali cruise for the same price and get a $2233.00 cash rebate. We're already on the Dec 15 cruise, so no deal. What might come next if they're too far oversold?
Jim

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251094
11/12/18 11:47 PM
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Samurai pin!!

[Linked Image]


Karen

Live long and prosper
Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251095
11/13/18 04:50 PM
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Wow! That is one great pin! Love it!


Kathy
Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251096
11/14/18 12:09 AM
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It's perfect!


Kim
Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251097
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Got our docs last week and the China visas today, so we're ready to cruise.
New suite assignment is GTY.
Jim & Pat

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251126
11/27/18 08:34 PM
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Samurai pin just arrived. Black and red glitter I think it is one of my favorite pins. The red and black glitter really pops the pin. Made my day!!

[Linked Image]


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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251127
11/27/18 09:48 PM
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That is so beautiful !!


Marcie

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251138
11/30/18 12:48 AM
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Great pin!


Leslie

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251443
02/20/19 05:15 AM
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Here is the current Cherry Blossom forecast for Japan:

https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/japan-cherry-blossom-forecast


"Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero"

Horace

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251444
02/20/19 02:40 PM
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Thanks for that Marc, never seen the cherry blossoms in bloom in Japan looking forward to that!!!


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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251456
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Daniel Green is Capt, Paul Reynolds is CD, Franck is GM.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251457
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If you booked specialty restaurants on line and have email and Final Cruise Summary reservation confirmations, still check with the restaurant reservation desk on the deck 6 promenade near the Horizon lounge. On the last 3 segments our confirmed reservations weren't in the ship's computer. Somehow the link between Miami and the ship doesn't work.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251509
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For those of you still packing for SAMURAI, last week in Beijing it was sunny with no smog. Jackets in the morning and t shirts by lunchtime. Same this week on the Yangzi with afternoon temps reaching 75 or more. Shanghai is reportedly warmer. Fruit trees are in bloom. See you all soon.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251510
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Cruise Director mixup because Margaret had a brother die so Paul was sent to the Voyager and John Barron is being extended until Apr 15 on the Mariner.

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251511
03/19/19 06:56 PM
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Thanks for all that information Jim. Much appreciated. Good idea to check dining reservations with a full ship if there is a mix up may be hard to change.

Sorry to hear about Margaret’s brother. Amazing how quickly they change things around. Right now they have a group of good cruise directors. Paul or John both are great.

Glad you are enjoying your Chinese land trip and the weather is good. It makes such a difference. On the river I loved the childrens kindergarten visit and the markets. Great memories from Pagoda.


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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251513
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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251514
03/23/19 04:04 AM
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Did you eat a scorpion, Jim? My husband Jerry ate one when we were in China, much to Ngaire’s horror. He actually asked the vendor to put sugar on it and he said it was “ok”. Continue to enjoy your adventure!
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Helen

Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251516
03/23/19 11:36 AM
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Great shots - I clicked on the four links that did not show and pictures came up fine. Looks like a wonderful trip. The pictures of the Pandas are great. I assume you went to the breeding center just about short drive from Chengdu. That is a well designed and delightful place to visit. With TOTO toilets and fresh flowers in the stalls when I went last. Could not believe how sparkling clean the toilets were. Those red pandas are gorgeous animals. Pandas are are so much fun to watch and you see them so well at the breeding center. All the pictures bring back great memories - including Jerry eating that scorpion! I always enjoy China. In fact very happy to be flying in your direction at noon today. See you soon and thanks for posting those pictures. Made my morning.


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Re: SAMURAI Roll Call - Mariner, Shanghai to Tokyo, March 28, 2019 [Re: Freddie] #251521
03/24/19 12:24 AM
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Great photos Jim ! We LOVED visiting the pandas in Chengdu !! Did you hold one ?? I did and it was so special (except he was more interested in eating the apple I was holding than cuddling with me). I've loved reading your blog and following your journey too.

What is that food ??

I clicked on this link [Linked Image]


Marcie

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