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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By flamomo
If the deal is really great, why not jump on it...

If the deal is really great, why not jump on it and book it online via the Princess site. That way you will have secured your spot, gotten a cabin that suits you, and gotten the great deal. Then on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 20th, 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By flamomo
I have to disagree just a little with John Bull...

I have to disagree just a little with John Bull where he call's Princess ships "glitzy".
Rather I would call the decor on Princess classy. Most ships use pastel colors and light woods, giving the...
Forum: South America December 18th, 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By flamomo
Saved by Princess!! We won't have to stay onboard...

Saved by Princess!! We won't have to stay onboard while in the port of Santos after all!

Finally, at 45 days before our sailing, Princess posted 2 excursion offerings, and we signed up for one...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 17th, 2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By flamomo
Please don't make negative assumptions about the...

Please don't make negative assumptions about the Princess ships or the quality of their product just because they don't seem to advertise a lot. Really, they don't need to because their ships almost...
Forum: South America December 16th, 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By flamomo
Not being a smart aleck, but .... there are...

Not being a smart aleck, but .... there are quite a few sea days because South America is HUGE!! Take a good look at a world map! Many of the ports are not close enough together to be reached...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 15th, 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,396
Posted By flamomo
Don't assume that just because people live in...

Don't assume that just because people live in Florida, they don't have to fly to embarkation ports!!

The majority of my cruises begin far from FL, whether it be the west coast of the US,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 14th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By flamomo
You might want to take a look at Princess....

You might want to take a look at Princess. Princess also has a big presence in the Med, and offers some really great itineraries.

I have been lucky enough to have gotten to do 2 cruises departing...
Forum: South America December 12th, 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By flamomo
I used Visa Central, and received my passport...

I used Visa Central, and received my passport back, with the Brazilian visa added, by UPS overnight shipping yesterday. The original date for having it back in my hands was scheduled for December...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 12th, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By flamomo
PacSafe makes a bag that can be attached to a...

PacSafe makes a bag that can be attached to a beach chair that has a cable that cannot be cut, and the bag itself has a metal mesh in the fabric portion of the bag itself so it cannot be slashed...
Forum: South America December 11th, 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By flamomo
Thanks, VidaNaPraia. I was hoping you would...

Thanks, VidaNaPraia. I was hoping you would reply!
I've done a fair amount of research about this particular port and don't see that there is a lot to do there. I have no burning desire to ride an...
Forum: South America December 10th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By flamomo
Suggestions for what to do/see in port of Santos

We will be boarding the Ruby Princess at the end of January for a cruise from FLL to Valpariso, Chile.
We have tours booked for most of the ports, but here we are, 52 days from sailing, and Princess...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 10th, 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By flamomo
If it weren't for Stingray City, I would never...

If it weren't for Stingray City, I would never book another cruise in the western Caribbean. I am seriously underwhelmed by Cozumel, and don't feel safe in Jamaican ports.

I much prefer the ports...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 8th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,129
Posted By flamomo
Definitely MUCH TOO MUCH! Put your verbal efforts...

Definitely MUCH TOO MUCH! Put your verbal efforts into making the tour be a truly outstanding experience, and people will be only to happy to reward you at the end.
The two signs in the vehicle is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 8th, 2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,815
Posted By flamomo
I have spent as many as 35 consecutive days on a...

I have spent as many as 35 consecutive days on a cruise ship and never had even the slightest twinge of homesickness. Rather, the day before disembarkation, whatever the length of the cruise, I get...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 2nd, 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,013
Posted By flamomo
My motivation for cruising is to see as much of...

My motivation for cruising is to see as much of the world as I can while I am still healthy enough and still have enough funds to travel. I worked hard for many years, and saved up for the time when...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 1st, 2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By flamomo
Kelmac..... Carnival stock is actually doing...

Kelmac..... Carnival stock is actually doing rather well right now. I bought mine several years ago for $27 + change, and it closed today at over $42!!!
I cruise on Princess a lot, and that...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 1st, 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,629
Posted By flamomo
I cruise with Princess, and always leave the...

I cruise with Princess, and always leave the autotips in place.
Additionally, at the end of a cruise, I give my cabin steward an extra $2 per day (rounded off to the next higher $5 increment) for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 28th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By flamomo
You might want to consider getting there via a...

You might want to consider getting there via a ship's excursion, since your time in port is relatively short. That way you don't risk getting left behind!
The Park and the views are simply awesome!...
Forum: South America November 27th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By flamomo
Terri ..... JMO, but it can't hurt to ask. Worst...

Terri ..... JMO, but it can't hurt to ask. Worst case they will tell you that you can take a taxi.
Good luck!
Forum: South America November 26th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By flamomo
Not the exact amount, but I seem to recall it...

Not the exact amount, but I seem to recall it being in the $75 USD range PER PERSON including a tip. We didn't feel that was excessive considering that we were being driven approximately 70 miles.
Forum: South America November 26th, 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By flamomo
Not the exact amount, but I seem to recall it...

Not the exact amount, but I seem to recall it being in the $75 USD range PER PERSON including a tip. We didn't feel that was excessive considering that we were being driven approximately 70 miles.
Forum: South America November 25th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By flamomo
You might consider asking your hotel to arrange...

You might consider asking your hotel to arrange for a car service to pick you up and transport you to the hotel. That's what we did when we flew into Santiago and and traveled to Valpariso to spend a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 24th, 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,905
Posted By flamomo
A catamaran cruise to the Pitons is a great way...

A catamaran cruise to the Pitons is a great way to spend some time on St Lucia. I have done the one Princess offers and enjoyed it very much. While we were anchored during the stop at the beach, some...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 20th, 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By flamomo
I did a 9 day cruise there in late August, and it...

I did a 9 day cruise there in late August, and it really wasn't as bad humidity-wise as I thought it might be. It was plenty hot, but not unbearable.

However, we were sweating in a different way...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 19th, 2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By flamomo
The idea that Princess is the only cruise line...

The idea that Princess is the only cruise line that deals with Noro issues is nonsense, and it really has nothing to do with how Princess does things. It has to do with the fact that the Noro virus...
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