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Thanks a lot. Looks like getting the coffee card...
Thanks a lot. Looks like getting the coffee card may be worth it. Depends on if the iced drinks take 2 punches like some recent posts have said.

I'll have to ask for the details before we buy.
Specialty Coffee Prices
We're going on Vison of the Seas in September and I'm looking for prices at Café Latte-tudes.

Just ballpark figures for things like mochas, etc. - both iced and hot. Trying to figure if getting...
Right. My grandmother had a party line -...
Right.

My grandmother had a party line - although I don't think there was a special ring - this would have been probably the mid 1950's. I think it came down to the party line being a bit cheaper...
Or if you're really really old (my son's...
Or if you're really really old (my son's description) you remember phones with dials rather than push buttons and definitely no way to leave a message. If the person you were calling didn't answer...
Me too (you beat me to it). It'll be interesting...
Me too (you beat me to it). It'll be interesting to see how far we walk around the ship.
Welcome aboard! And prepare to be hooked - I'll...
Welcome aboard! And prepare to be hooked - I'll bet your first cruise won't be your last.

One thing I like to do is look at our ports in Google Earth to get the "lay of the land". Sometimes you...
If anything goes wrong they're there to handle...
If anything goes wrong they're there to handle it.

On our Princess British Isles cruise Jeffrey was a lifesaver. He had come by and introduced himself and we told him we were easy to care for -...
In addition to the other things folks have...
In addition to the other things folks have mentioned:

Sunrise and sunset.

Anything weather related - clouds, waves, etc.

We try to be out on deck for sail-in to the port and sail-out.
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I haven't seen any. Google Earth is what I use...
I haven't seen any. Google Earth is what I use to check out the ports.

One warning about San Juan - everything is up hill from the dock area - wear your walking shoes!
I've never understood folks who look straight...
I've never understood folks who look straight ahead. I figure it's a good idea to look down once in a while so I don't trip over anything (or step in something icky if outside. If they don't see...
Our very first cruise - to Alaska. As the...
Our very first cruise - to Alaska.

As the ship was getting into position at Hubbard Glacier the Captain announced that there were some sea lions on an ice floe "at 9:00". We were out on deck on...
Note to self - schedule more time in the gym. :D...
Note to self - schedule more time in the gym. :D Because I definitely want to indulge in bread pudding and scones.
I'm going to borrow your line when our older son...
I'm going to borrow your line when our older son teases us and says we're spending his inheritance. :D We're planning to keep cruising until we can't do it anymore. Like other posters have said we...
Thanks. We'll be on the lookout for it. Just...
Thanks. We'll be on the lookout for it. Just have to spend a bit of time in the gym.
Another newbie Celebrity cruiser here - just 3...
Another newbie Celebrity cruiser here - just 3 weeks to go. :D Several people have mentioned bread pudding - where does one find that? It's one of my favorite desserts.
DH is limping around with a cane after breaking a...
DH is limping around with a cane after breaking a hip in June. He should be doing pretty good by the time our cruise starts in 3 weeks :eek:. One thing in our favor is that we were pretty active...
Check out the loose teas on the Tea Forte site -...
Check out the loose teas on the Tea Forte site - much cheaper per serving and they have specials periodically. :D And they have a bunch of different flavors. If you have some sort of tea ball...
We took the "ultimate ship tour" on the Ruby...
We took the "ultimate ship tour" on the Ruby Princess and the last stop was the bridge. At one point the Captain waited until he figured all of us had noticed one of the crewmembers before talking...
Seeing pics of kangaroos and koalas in grade...
Seeing pics of kangaroos and koalas in grade school - always wanted to see Australia but never thought I would be able to.

Then we started cruising (Alaska first) and I found info on cruises in...
DH and I are generally early risers so we try to...
DH and I are generally early risers so we try to be out on deck as we come in to port. It's fun to watch the pilot come on board - especially if it's a bit rough. Not a job for the faint-hearted.
Yes. It just takes longer. So be sure and...
Yes. It just takes longer. So be sure and factor that in to your time.
I think part of the problem here is terminology. ...
I think part of the problem here is terminology. What most of us consider "guarantee" and "assigned", etc.

Generally a guarantee is assigned by the cruise line - you book a particular cabin level...
Thanks for the info. I was toying with the idea...
Thanks for the info. I was toying with the idea of getting the non-alcoholic drink package but wasn't sure if it would be worth it. With the extra 10% VAT added it might be although I think I'll...
The person will most likely need a handicapped...
The person will most likely need a handicapped cabin. The doors of the regular cabins generally aren't wide enough for a scooter and there wouldn't be room to park it in the cabin. I would call...
That's exactly what everyone has been talking...
That's exactly what everyone has been talking about. The person who took the banana ashore was most likely breaking local laws.

IIRC when we went to New Zealand we couldn't even take bottled...