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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252437 01/05/20 04:35 AM
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Hi Tom, I too will be at that hotel. Tried to send you a PM but not sure it went thru! Olivia

Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252521 01/29/20 04:09 AM
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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252528 01/29/20 07:59 PM
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Is anyone else planning to ship luggage to San Diego (luggage free.com) ?? I We're considering shipping 1 large bag since we're going to take Amtrak from our Orange County home to the port so we don't have to lug it on and off. We've used Luggage Free several times and they were excellent.

On a previous cruise Tom & I shipped a bag from CA and Kathy & Al shipped a bag from Ohio. Since they all end up with the same port agent, we were able to link both reservations together and we both saved $$.

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Marcie, Alan and I recently road the train from San Diego to LA, after a cruise. We had one big bag and rolled it the three blocks (along with rolling carryon and personal bag for each of us) and it wasn't hard at all. But to check the bag on Amtrak, it can't weigh more than 50 lbs (must be locked) or they make you schlepp it on the train yourself (not advised). We shipped the bag to San Diego for the beginning of the cruise using Luggage Forward.


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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252564 02/09/20 04:05 AM
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Hi Hi πŸ‘‹
Keith and I are arriving the afternoon of the 13th and are staying at the Airport Hilton on Harbor Island. Got a great deal with full brekkie and shuttle to the pier.
We are so ready for this holiday, and to see so many friends again (Hi Marcie and Tom! 😁)
Cheers!
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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252565 02/10/20 12:47 AM
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Just so those on the LCT board to know the embarkation night will be the KLT cocktail party. After the life boat drill. You will get an email about this once the venue and time is set. Jason Montague will be at the KLT party as he has been on the ship and will stay over for our cocktail party. Clay, Brooke and Connor, Nancy Golden, Julie Harris from our staff will all be there as well. They are all debarking that day. Thought it was nice to have the party when they are still on the ship. Unusual but it will work just fine.


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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252566 02/10/20 06:53 AM
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I’ll look forward to seeing them all, Ngaire! Especially your son and sweet daughter in law Brooke!

Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252567 02/10/20 03:44 PM
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That's great Ngaire, good idea. It will be GREAT seeing everyone !


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Ken and I really look forward to meeting you Ngaire!! See you on the 14th !
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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252645 02/25/20 06:20 PM
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Woo Hoo...just got approved for a guest day pass for Saturday, March 14 embarkation day when the Splendor is in San Diego. We'll take Amtrak there and back. We look forward to seeing friends on this cruise and the gorgeous new ship.


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Marcie:
I have not heard anything from Regent on my request to smuggle guest aboard. Called and was told that they are a little behind schedule. How did they notify you that you passed inspection?

Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252648 02/26/20 04:51 PM
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We were originally on this cruise but took the "Bump" offer Regent offered us and switched to the Vancouver to Los Angeles cruise. I emailed Jennifer at KLT requesting a guest pass so we could come and visit on the day of embarkation (help our friends onboard unpack... haha).

I received an email with confirmation from Jennifer 3 days later.

I'm not sure just how it works. We've had friends and family come on board many times when we were the passengers. It always worked for us. Maybe you need to contact Jennifer. Email her : jennifer@ keenetravel.com
If approved, make sure your guests have photo ID etc.


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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252650 02/26/20 09:35 PM
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Marcie:

Thanks for the info. I just got my email from Regent approving my guests.

I'm not a KLT customer, just someone who has been watching and using the board here for many many years. I started back when Regent had the Paul Gauguin. That was our first Regent cruise. I got great info both from the board and from the KLT web site. I am looking forward to this cruise as it it is the first time I will get to meet many of the people who have given me great advice over the years as well as the opportunity to meet and thank Ngaire.

I saw that you had jumped ship. Glad to see you will be on board for the embarkation. I will look for you and introduce myself. Hope to see you on board.

Jay (scuba diver)

Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252653 02/27/20 05:06 PM
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Just got an email this morning that tears the guest invitation out of my hands and rips it up in front of me. Just a little disappointing after just getting the approval yesterday.

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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252654 02/27/20 05:09 PM
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Yep, I just received this letter. We had already bought our train tickets. We haven't been anywhere near Asia in years or even Europe. BUMMER !!

Dear Travel Partner and Valued Guests,

Recently we sent a Visitor Request approval for your upcoming cruise. In an abundance of caution due to the current situation with Coronavirus, the decision has been made to stop all scheduled and pending ship visits for the foreseeable future.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of canceling this ship visit. Please note, the visitor confirmation letter you previously received is no longer valid and will not be honored at the pier.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we manage through this evolving situation.

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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: petlover] #252655 02/27/20 06:35 PM
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I just received a notice about the visit cancellation. Disappointing but not surprising. I guess Joan and I can come down to the pier and wave to everyone. bonvoyage


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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252656 02/27/20 06:58 PM
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I'm not seeing the difference between humans coming on board for hours or humans coming on for 2 weeks. Seems like they can take temperatures or look at passports to ensure you haven't visited certain countries within the last several months?


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Conveniently just after all of the guests came on board for the big party in Miami. Looking for streamers that they used to throw in the old days. My daughter and future SIL will be standing on the dock as we sail.

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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252715 03/08/20 03:52 AM
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Arlene, please remove my name from the roll call. Thanks, Olivia

Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252716 03/08/20 04:00 AM
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Done Olivia!


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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252720 03/08/20 09:08 PM
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I'm sorry to say that Tom and Mona also will not be on this cruise. We'll miss everyone.

Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: petlover] #252732 03/12/20 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by petlover
We were originally on this cruise but took the "Bump" offer Regent offered us and switched to the Vancouver to Los Angeles cruise. I emailed Jennifer at KLT requesting a guest pass so we could come and visit on the day of embarkation (help our friends onboard unpack... haha).

I received an email with confirmation from Jennifer 3 days later.

I'm not sure just how it works. We've had friends and family come on board many times when we were the passengers. It always worked for us. Maybe you need to contact Jennifer. Email her : jennifer@ keenetravel.com
If approved, make sure your guests have photo ID etc.


Marcie, you taking the bump offer was the smartest financial decision you have ever made - BRAVO!


At least I am not occupying an ICU bed so I am no longer going to get stressed over our cruise.
Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252763 03/15/20 03:02 PM
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Thanks Marc, I agree.... Yesterday we got a very nice bonus when Tom looked at his Chase Visa statement and saw a credit of $8,359 (or something like that.) I'm so thankful I was a lucky one to get through to Regent and jump on the bump offer. Now I just hope things will be good for TOTEM, the cruise we exchanged for, Vancouver to LA cruise on the Mariner in September.

BTW, I'm curious....Once passengers are off the Regent, or any ships...where do the ships go? Guessing they must dock somewhere.


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I heard that Disney is taking the 3 ships that are in the Atlantic (the 4th is already on the way to San Diego) to their private island, Castaway Cay. They will let one dock every third day for the crew to get off and enjoy the island. The other days they will be anchored offshore and cleaning. Nice way to treat the employees.


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Originally Posted by SusanH
I heard that Disney is taking the 3 ships that are in the Atlantic (the 4th is already on the way to San Diego) to their private island, Castaway Cay. They will let one dock every third day for the crew to get off and enjoy the island. The other days they will be anchored offshore and cleaning. Nice way to treat the employees.


And don't forget all the fresh and frozen provisions that need to be consumed by the remaining crew onboard; They deserve them.


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Re: LOCKS Splendor Panama Canal [Re: Mrs. Marc] #252773 03/15/20 08:40 PM
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Way to go Disney! I guess they can put the crew heading for San Diego up at the Grand California hotel since the Parks are closed.
Friends who live in Miami tell me there are an enormous number of ships docked in the port and many crew are without compensation and have no where to go. We are so disappointed to have our trips cancelled but can’t imagine how devastating this situation is for all those people who work aboard these ships.
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Helen you are so right - our travel may be cancelled but the crew will really be hit hard. I have been thinking about them today. They depend on these jobs not just for themselves but their families at home.


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