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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 26th, 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By srlafleur
Bear in mind, too, that owning Carnival stocks...

Bear in mind, too, that owning Carnival stocks also gets you shipboard credit on several other lines, most notably (for us) HAL and Princess. I just submitted the paperwork for our Princess cruise...
Forum: Cabin Selection Tips August 20th, 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By srlafleur
We had a regular balcony for our Alaska cruise...

We had a regular balcony for our Alaska cruise about 7 years ago. It was great. Since then we've started booking only aft balconies. Love them, and have never had an issue with added motion (it's not...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line August 19th, 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,358
Posted By srlafleur
If YOU want to go on a cruise, go. Take the kid....

If YOU want to go on a cruise, go. Take the kid. You will be making memories for yourself and enriching his life experiences, whether he remembers in years to come or not (he'll "remember" from...
Forum: Alaska August 19th, 2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By srlafleur
In addition to all the other responses, I'll add...

In addition to all the other responses, I'll add that, yes, if you want you can drag your luggage with you. Personally, I don't recommend it. There will be massive waits for the elevators and do you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 6th, 2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,199
Posted By srlafleur
Cheese curds as in Poutine? mmm Fries with cheese...

Cheese curds as in Poutine? mmm Fries with cheese curds and gravy!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 6th, 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,651
Posted By srlafleur
It wasn't all that long ago that shorts were de...

It wasn't all that long ago that shorts were de rigueur for young boys. Long pants were a sign that they were "grown up".
Pretty sure no one will blink an eye at a 3 yo in a cute shorts outfit. If...
Forum: Holland America Line August 6th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,746
Posted By srlafleur
We dress appropriately for Gala/Formal nights....

We dress appropriately for Gala/Formal nights. However, I really don't care one way or another. I don't want to see people who look like they just got off a long shift at a pig farm, but I don't care...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line August 6th, 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,008
Posted By srlafleur
It's not so much the long flight GOING that's a...

It's not so much the long flight GOING that's a turn-off, since at that point you've got the "yay, I'm going on vacation to a great place" buzz happening. But, man, that return trip is a total...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line August 6th, 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,008
Posted By srlafleur
Itineraries? Pretty good. Likelihood of actually...

Itineraries? Pretty good. Likelihood of actually affording it? Slim to none.:(
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 5th, 2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,227
Posted By srlafleur
Basically, if you are not a fan of musicals and...

Basically, if you are not a fan of musicals and not a fan of dance, skip it.
Cats is an extremely popular and successful show. It's not for nothin' it ran forever on B'way and is, apparently,...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 31st, 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,828
Posted By srlafleur
I must be dense or something, because I get...

I must be dense or something, because I get really confused when people claim that NCL "nickle & dimes" SO much more than other mainstream cruise lines.
I've been on HAL, Princess, CCL, RCCL, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 31st, 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,021
Posted By srlafleur
That's a lot of Broadway shows, or even a trip to...

That's a lot of Broadway shows, or even a trip to London for the West End theaters!
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 30th, 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,337
Posted By srlafleur
I agree with many of the above posters. Take 24...

I agree with many of the above posters.
Take 24 hr. Bonine - both my husband and I take it the night before and for at least the first couple of nights. (He isn't prone to motion sickness, but...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 30th, 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By srlafleur
Quite often the cruise line will have excursions,...

Quite often the cruise line will have excursions, which include luggage transport and airport drop-off for folks with time to kill before a flight.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 30th, 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,322
Posted By srlafleur
Re: room service fee on NCL. It's totally...

Re: room service fee on NCL. It's totally optional to utilize room service. I think we did about 18 cruises before we even bothered to order coffee in the morning. (and AFAIK that's still available...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 29th, 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By srlafleur
IF you are getting to the ship relatively early...

IF you are getting to the ship relatively early (before rooms are usually ready) and you are lugging with you more than a small bag, or at a time when the masses are arriving, well, en masse, IF you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By srlafleur
I would hazard a guess that sea days are more...

I would hazard a guess that sea days are more profitable - more drinking, gambling, shopping, etc.

Just out of curiosity, why are you asking?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,021
Posted By srlafleur
While I would love to take a Disney cruise, just...

While I would love to take a Disney cruise, just to see what the hoopla is about, I really feel I wouldn't get my (extra) money's worth vs any of the other cruise lines I've been on.
I've taken the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 28th, 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By srlafleur
...there's "thong" sandals and then there's...

...there's "thong" sandals and then there's rubber beach "flip-flops".
No one cares if your "dress" sandals have a thingy between the toes.
Don't worry about it.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 27th, 2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By srlafleur
I admire your concern for your friend's...

I admire your concern for your friend's daughter's well being, but "not your circus, not your monkeys" pretty much applies here.
Enjoy your cruise!
:D
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 24th, 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,154
Posted By srlafleur
A passport is just easier, and accepted...

A passport is just easier, and accepted everywhere as identification.
Plus,even now, after quite a lot of travel and at my somewhat advanced age, I still get a little thrill showing my passport at...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 21st, 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,909
Posted By srlafleur
I have flown in the day of a cruise several...

I have flown in the day of a cruise several times. It's not my preference, because I'm a bundle of nerves even flying in the day before, but I have done it without problems.
At this point in my...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,874
Posted By srlafleur
But you have the people who find that "attentive"...

But you have the people who find that "attentive" and complain that no one offered them drinks...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 19th, 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,874
Posted By srlafleur
There's a big difference between informing you...

There's a big difference between informing you what's available for purchase and a hard-sell pitch.
I've never felt, on any of the major lines I've sailed (almost all of them) that I was getting...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 17th, 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 22,188
Posted By srlafleur
I have an Alaskan cruise booked for next summer,...

I have an Alaskan cruise booked for next summer, and if I do cancel it, it will be because I've decided to do something else, not because of any changes by NCL.
(we've done an Alaskan cruise before...
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