We haven't found another cruise that is interesting to us. Bill did find one that goes to Europe and med this spring for a couple months. If we did that one, we would end overseas and take a flight to Prague for a while. However, cruise price has to come down before we can consider it seriously.
One of Bill's chess buddies will be on that one so he knows he will have someone to play chess with. That was his big disappointment on the Cuba cruise - no one to play chess with except on or two people occasionally for a game. He likes to play for hours.
Bill has to renew his passport - it is full. They sure don't last very long, even the long versions. Seems we always need new passports.
They are slowly getting away from passports and going to the scanners! YEA!!!!!!! I can't wait. We beg places not to stamp our passports. Some places will stamp a piece of paper and give it to you.
We were on one ship South Africa, maybe it was India and we had to meet with immigration officials from the country face-to-face on the ship. The immigration people boarded several days previous, which is not too uncommon for some countries.
Anyway, we were behind a cute little couple so we heard everything going on.
The officials looked at her passport and said, I'm sorry, your passport is too full for us to stamp and so you will not be able to get off in our country, you will need to stay on the ship for all 3 ports. Also, because your book is full, you are being fined $300 which will be paid to us by your ship card to be put on your credit card.
WOW! No way to contest that or get out of it. They had a $300 fine that they were charging the ship and the ship was passing the cost on to the woman.
They were near tears and couldn't get off at any of the 3 ports in that country.