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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By pris993
It is possible to get off the ship early, and get...

It is possible to get off the ship early, and get off in one port and get on in another port but you need to request, in writing, in advance a "trip deviation" approval from the cruise line.
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Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By pris993
Thanks for the insights and the wonderful...

Thanks for the insights and the wonderful photo... Looking forward to the cruise.
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By pris993
Wondering what the weather was like? Doing this...

Wondering what the weather was like? Doing this trip for the first time the end of September this year.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,230
Posted By pris993
Another thing we don't just drop off our luggage,...

Another thing we don't just drop off our luggage, we stay and watch that it get loaded for delivery to the ship and tip the porters well to insure good service. We usually hang around til we see...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,230
Posted By pris993
We always fly into the departure port at least...

We always fly into the departure port at least one day early. We also work on getting the "most" direct flights we can this helps to avoid problems. We try to avoid multi airline tickets, i.e.,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By pris993
We have done many cruises with a stops in Haifa,...

We have done many cruises with a stops in Haifa, one of our favorite ports have friends and family in the area.

In terms of cruise lines: Princess, HAL, Cunard, Crystal, Celebrity, NCL. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By pris993
Been cruising for 30+ years, over 50 cruises, so...

Been cruising for 30+ years, over 50 cruises, so our typical day is very relaxed.

Usually pre order breakfast from Room Service to have in our cabin. Generally around 9am or so. Even on port...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 30th, 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By pris993
REally too many... Istanbul, Alexandra Egypt,...

REally too many... Istanbul, Alexandra Egypt, Athens, St Petersburg Russia, Haifa Israel, Barcelona, Lisbon, Cadiz Spain, Monte Carlo... actually anywhere in the Mediterranean is amazing. We have...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 30th, 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By pris993
Agree Malta is amazing.

Agree Malta is amazing.
Forum: Cunard Line May 30th, 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By pris993
It really depends where you cruise on these other...

It really depends where you cruise on these other lines, i.e., Carribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico... you will find folks who have no sense of dress.

Sure glad Cunard is trying to maintain some...
Forum: Cunard Line May 28th, 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By pris993
We would take it to Customer Service and ask to...

We would take it to Customer Service and ask to exchange for another wine to our liking for the cabin. Have done this before, paid the difference, worth it.
Forum: Holland America Line May 25th, 2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,765
Posted By pris993
We cruise HAL along with Princess, Cunard,...

We cruise HAL along with Princess, Cunard, Celebrity, and NCL most recently.

We are elite on Princess and Celebrity, 2 star on HAL... all lines have had cut backs.

What we have found, is we...
Forum: Cunard Line May 24th, 2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By pris993
We will be on the OM2 14 day cruise from NYC to...

We will be on the OM2 14 day cruise from NYC to Quebec round trip, my DH would not think of going with out a tie. And he looks very handsomely dressed day and night. Unfortunately, where we live...
Forum: Canada May 22nd, 2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,498
Posted By pris993
If we were going to Canada and spending a few...

If we were going to Canada and spending a few days or more, in a hotel, which we have done before, I would buy some Canadian money before we left the USA. But when I am simply visiting on day trips...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 20th, 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,975
Posted By pris993
Wash your hands, often and I can't say that...

Wash your hands, often and I can't say that enough.

Always fly in to port to board a day early, now days with full flight i think the advise should be 2 days and more if going to Europe.
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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 19th, 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 611
Posted By pris993
Generally both are import to us. After 50+...

Generally both are import to us. After 50+ cruises on 9 different lines over the years, we are pretty fussy.

Ref your question, I would go with the itinerary.. because we have done 12 or so...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 18th, 2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By pris993
We generally consider air options or have a good...

We generally consider air options or have a good idea about what they are before booking a cruise. There are some cruises we would not book just because we don't like the air options, not just...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 18th, 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By pris993
We live near San Francisco Bay, we walk daily on...

We live near San Francisco Bay, we walk daily on a bay walk area... just being near the water reminds us, some days the waves are splashing too, so we have both the sight and sounds of being on the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 17th, 2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,952
Posted By pris993
Since I wrote the above message in 2008, I have...

Since I wrote the above message in 2008, I have found I can do just as well on my own, buy future booking credits when on board, then book directly with the cruise line. Book my own air, hotels as...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 16th, 2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By pris993
Thanks for sharing your story... as full as...

Thanks for sharing your story... as full as flights are today, I know missing a flight is a nightmare. I have started to think it is even a good idea to go 2 days early vs one when flying to a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 16th, 2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By pris993
Flights are fully booked these days, it is always...

Flights are fully booked these days, it is always better to book a later flight and wait at the airport, getting off a ship and getting a cab can be a wait too, just because others have made it in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 15th, 2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,077
Posted By pris993
Yes, we always tip, the Matre'd, Head Waiter,...

Yes, we always tip, the Matre'd, Head Waiter, Waiter and Assistant, plus our Room Steward . We do traditional dining, my DH is a very fussy eater, so he special orders every night with the Head...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 12th, 2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By pris993
I am a San Francisco native, worked their for 30+...

I am a San Francisco native, worked their for 30+ years near the TransAmerica building, very near the port/pier.

If you like fish/seafood, I highly recommend the Tadish Grill on California...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 11th, 2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By pris993
I have recently found, I can type in a port name...

I have recently found, I can type in a port name and youtube and google it to bring up a variety of showing on the port of interest... helpful in port planning since I do ports on my own for the most...
Forum: Cruise Air May 11th, 2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By pris993
Appreciate everyone's comments. I have...

Appreciate everyone's comments.

I have decided not to insurance my non refundable ticket but to instead to buy an annual insurance plan for both my dh and myself for a year... which will cover...
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