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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,767
Posted By buckirj1
I like food. I like food a LOT. However, food is...

I like food. I like food a LOT. However, food is one aspect of cruising that isn't terribly important to me. As long as I get something to eat, and I like the way most of it tastes, I'm good. It's...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 22nd, 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,732
Posted By buckirj1
I've booked guarantee cabins about three times...

I've booked guarantee cabins about three times with NCL, both early and last-minute, and it's always been the same: NCL assigns the cabin almost immediately, and it's always the lowest level of cabin...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 21st, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,530
Posted By buckirj1
...and that's the beauty of Freestyle!:)

...and that's the beauty of Freestyle!:)
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 19th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By buckirj1
Me, neither. As a previous poster noted, I might...

Me, neither. As a previous poster noted, I might be interested in a reasonably priced unlimited laundry package for longer itineraries, similar to the package offered by HAL.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 18th, 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By buckirj1
Hmmm, first the dinner reservation thing, and now...

Hmmm, first the dinner reservation thing, and now this. Something's going on...sounds like NCL might be trying to attract those who like to pre-plan and pre-pay as much as possible. That's not...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 18th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By buckirj1
Thanks, everybody!

Thanks, everybody!
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 18th, 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,421
Posted By buckirj1
I look forward to that moment when I realize I...

I look forward to that moment when I realize I can be as alone as I want to be.
Forum: Holland America Line July 18th, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,263
Posted By buckirj1
There's so much to love about the above post...

There's so much to love about the above post (which CC won't let me quote). I remember my own grandfathers dressed the same way, in starched-to-cracklin' white shirts, brand-new Pointers, and shined...
Forum: Holland America Line July 18th, 2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,263
Posted By buckirj1
Bibs are awesome; cf: The Fairfield Four

Bibs are awesome; cf: The Fairfield Four
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 17th, 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,609
Posted By buckirj1
Of all the myths and misconceptions about NCL,...

Of all the myths and misconceptions about NCL, this one is totally without basis in reality. You can get totally acceptable (sometimes wonderful) food on NCL without going to any specialty...
Forum: Holland America Line July 17th, 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,263
Posted By buckirj1
The man wearing the ancient tuxedo on the QM2. He...

The man wearing the ancient tuxedo on the QM2. He was walking in front of me, dropped something, bent over to pick it up...and the seat of his trousers were so worn and shiny I could almost see my...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 17th, 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By buckirj1
Outdoor promenade around the ship

I know the more recent ships have a wraparound outdoor promenade (loved them on the Jewel and Spirit), but I'm wondering if the Sun and Sky have them?
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 17th, 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By buckirj1
There is, or used to be, a...

There is, or used to be, a gnocchi/pumpkin/mushroom main dish in the MDR that was excellent! Otherwise, I'm afraid I didn't pay much attention. Most NCL ships I've sailed have an Indian food section...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 16th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By buckirj1
I think the Rhapsody...well, it'll most likely be...

I think the Rhapsody...well, it'll most likely be the Jewel OTS by then...has a nice itinerary: long port times so you don't have to get up so early, and a long daytime stop in Victoria. I'd pick...
Forum: Holland America Line July 16th, 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,953
Posted By buckirj1
I'm just now reading about this. Wishing you a...

I'm just now reading about this. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 15th, 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,320
Posted By buckirj1
To answer the original question, based on my...

To answer the original question, based on my experiences with both lines: no.

I didn't particularly like either of my RCI cruises. I enjoyed all of my Carnival cruises, except for the last one. It...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 15th, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By buckirj1
Thanks for the explanation of why a travel agent...

Thanks for the explanation of why a travel agent isn't a good option for you. An NCL PCC (personal cruise consultant) might be better in your situation. You'll still need to do the hand-holding, but...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 14th, 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By buckirj1
Not sure why you're so defensive. Get a PCC or a...

Not sure why you're so defensive. Get a PCC or a travel agent. You might still have to do some hand-holding, but the agent will do the grunt work. It's a customer's responsibility to see things are...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 13th, 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By buckirj1
...and I really like the dark hulls on HAL,...

...and I really like the dark hulls on HAL, Disney, and Cunard. Makes a ship look like a ship.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 13th, 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By buckirj1
Some hull art is better than others. The ships I...

Some hull art is better than others. The ships I like best have simple, classy hull art. I've always thought the Sun's hull art was just about perfect, and the best in NCL's fleet. The POA and Sky...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 13th, 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By buckirj1
Yes, this. Making reservations to eat seems the...

Yes, this. Making reservations to eat seems the antithesis of Freestyle. I can see where reserving a time might make sense for large groups, but for the rest of us who don't travel in herds...?
Forum: Holland America Line July 11th, 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 11,478
Posted By buckirj1
This is probably the best thing I've ever read on...

This is probably the best thing I've ever read on CC. Thanks, Fr. Himself!
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 11th, 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 14,743
Posted By buckirj1
Don't forget the hand-flapping thing! They'll...

Don't forget the hand-flapping thing! They'll flap and do that fake cough whether there's smoke or not.

Anyway, I don't smoke, and I don't sail in balconies, so the whole business is pretty much...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 10th, 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,870
Posted By buckirj1
I guess everybody has their gotta-haves and...

I guess everybody has their gotta-haves and dealbreakers, but I don't think I've ever gone into a cruise thinking I would end up *hating* an entire cruise line. There's a cruise line I probably won't...
Forum: Holland America Line July 10th, 2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,114
Posted By buckirj1
Ahem...I said I don't dress up to eat. I think...

Ahem...I said I don't dress up to eat. I think there are times and places to dress up, but eating isn't one of them. You're free to think what you like about eating and dressing up. Every cruise line...
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