Horn of Plenty

Tuesday January 30, 2007

I’ll be leaving for a 21 day trip on Monday February 5th. This will be a cruise on Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner from Buenos Aires, around the horn, to Lima Peru. Unfortunately, my wife Michael will not be able to join me, so I’ll be solo which has its own problems. (Table for one, please.) But, the experience of going around the Horn was too enticing to turn down.

My first chore was to book flights from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires with a return from Lima, Peru. I had tons of Delta miles, and with the possibility of US Air taking Delta over, I decided to use miles and get business class tickets. I’m a lifetime Silver Medallion million miler so i called the Delta “Elite” number. The agent took my itinerary and said, “Please hold.” I did, for 15 minutes. When she came back she said there was no availability and “sorry about that”. Actually, while I was on hold, I booked my entire flight schedule on the internet. Yup, I used miles, got business and first class, and even picked the seats I wanted. Amazing, now that we have access to basically the same computer information, the passenger has incredible power.

So I’m set, but concerned over dining. Mariner has open seating (eat with whomever you choose) from around 6 PM until 10 PM. I’m not sure at this point how that will work for me. I won’t know anyone on the ship, but I really don’t want to sit forlornly at a “table for one”. We shall see how this goes.

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  • Epiphany 2010/06/12 19:40:20
  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2008/02/05 05:52:44
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    Have fun.. you will have a great time. Too bad your wife can't be with you.
    Maybe next time. Take lots of pictures to show family and friends.
  • Fef 2007/01/31 20:38:32

    I hope you will have the opportunity to keep in touch with us by updating your Blog with your experiences on the journey. We will keep you company!

    I saw your poll on most luxurious cruise ships. You have travelled quite extensibly, do you have a favorite destination? method of travel?

  • ZenJen 2007/01/31 08:11:39
    Sounds like a great trip to me! Do you want a mom with a 1 year old and a 3 year old to join you! We will sit with you at bfast, lunch and dinner - of course mealtimes will last a total of 15 minutes maybe 20 if we are lucky! No time to feel alone! Seriously, I think all will be well - you meet so many people so quickly on cruises since everyone is held captive on one boat. I say enjoy the experience and meet some new and interesting people. Table for one, please!

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