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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By flamomo
I dislike the late seating in the traditional...

I dislike the late seating in the traditional dining room because it seems like we never got out of the dining room until close to 10PM, if not later if we had really chatty tablemates. By then I was...
Forum: South America October 30th, 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By flamomo
Even though you have a long day in port, given...

Even though you have a long day in port, given that Santiago is about 70 miles (roughly 1 1/2 hours by car), I would not be wanting to rely on public transportation ( train, bus) to get me back to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 29th, 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,098
Posted By flamomo
Personally I much prefer Hobby airport for it...

Personally I much prefer Hobby airport for it smaller size. Hopefully SWA will continue to use Hobby.
Bush is HUGE with very long walks. A few years ago I got stuck having use it and it took 20...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By flamomo
Try googling "tours4free" in Santiago. I...

Try googling "tours4free" in Santiago. I understand all you need pay is a tip if your were pleased with your walking tour. From what I read online. people were really pleased with them.

We cruised...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 26th, 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By flamomo
I have great success in arriving at my...

I have great success in arriving at my destination with unwrinkled clothes using 2 1/2 gallon zip lock bags for blouses, knit tops, etc.
Carefully folded and stacked clothing is slipped into the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 24th, 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By flamomo
I might consider doing it anyway .... IF it is...

I might consider doing it anyway .... IF it is really port-intensive (the ports being the focus of the trip), and then I would be mainly using the ship as my transportation, hotel and restaurants.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By flamomo
Canary Islands I went there last year on...

Canary Islands
I went there last year on Princess, r/t Southampton, and really enjoyed seeing something different.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 20th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By flamomo
IMO, there is no such thing as typical weather...

IMO, there is no such thing as typical weather for cruising anywhere in the world. Weather conditions are very changeable, especially on the sea, and it'd be difficult to say what you should plan to...
Forum: Italy Ports October 17th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,445
Posted By flamomo
Both times I cruised out of Venice with Princess,...

Both times I cruised out of Venice with Princess, there was a free transfer bus for embarking pax waiting very close to where we got off the People Mover. There was also a small truck with a trailer...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 17th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By flamomo
OP --- What cruiseline is your cruise with? That...

OP --- What cruiseline is your cruise with? That info would be helpful for others trying to suggest options and possibities for you.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 17th, 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By flamomo
Personally I really like all of them, and would...

Personally I really like all of them, and would love an itinerary that includes all of them. The Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries and ports are much nicer than the Western.
JMHO
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 17th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By flamomo
IMO, the panic was created and continues to be...

IMO, the panic was created and continues to be driven by the media's self-perceived need to be the the first to report the latest new detail, and of course they seem to love put a scary spin on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 15th, 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By flamomo
I cruise with both a Samsung tablet and a...

I cruise with both a Samsung tablet and a netbook, plus I take my old basic Kindle as my primary reading source. The tablet can be a backup reading source while the battery on the Kindle is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 10th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By flamomo
Sounds like a great itinerary, since it includes...

Sounds like a great itinerary, since it includes some of the Canary Islands, and will bring you across the Atlantic via a more southerly route than doing it from Barcelona.

Last October on the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,219
Posted By flamomo
I would do exactly the same thing .... stay with...

I would do exactly the same thing .... stay with Princess. I feel their loyalty program is generous, but the main thing is that I love the Princess product, and that they make me feel like a princess...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 5th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,186
Posted By flamomo
What a horrible idea!! You could not pay me to go...

What a horrible idea!! You could not pay me to go on a "pet friendly" cruise.
The last thing I want to have to listen to on a cruise is someone's yippy little ankle biter barking!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 4th, 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,155
Posted By flamomo
DEFINITELY #1!!! Venice is a must see .... if...

DEFINITELY #1!!! Venice is a must see .... if possible fly in a couple of days early so you can do justice to the magical city of Venice.

Also, if you have any interest at all in archeology and...
Forum: Italy Ports October 3rd, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By flamomo
If You're going to Venice a couple of days early ....

And you'd like something different to do, check this article out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/travel/in-venice-navigating-like-a-native.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Forum: South America October 1st, 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By flamomo
Of course there are. All one has to do is a...

Of course there are. All one has to do is a search on the internet and there are plenty of them.

I was just letting others know that this one worked well and there was no additional service fee.
Forum: South America October 1st, 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By flamomo
https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/ ...

https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/

That's the one I just used and it works great. Easy, quick. and since it's a government site, and not a visa service, there are no additional charges...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 1st, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By flamomo
Did that cruise in 2011 and had wonderful sailing...

Did that cruise in 2011 and had wonderful sailing weather, at about the same time of year ..... only rained once during the entire cruise, and it was a passing tropical shower in one of the ports....
Forum: South America September 29th, 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By flamomo
Reciprocity fee for Argentina

I need to pay this in advance of my January cruise , but everything that looks like an official government site are all in Spanish, which is useless to me.

I found several sites listed for paying...
Forum: South America September 19th, 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By flamomo
If a Princess excursion goes to someplace you...

If a Princess excursion goes to someplace you REALLY want to see, it is always wise to pre-reserve it via the Personalizer in advance of your cruise. Don't leave it to chance that spots will still be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By flamomo
Another Princess cruiser joining in. I'm in the...

Another Princess cruiser joining in. I'm in the same age bracket as your Mom.
I've done quite a few of them over the past 10 years, and find Princess has classiness, without a feeling of snobbery....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 18th, 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By flamomo
I have done a lot of cruises with Princess, and...

I have done a lot of cruises with Princess, and when the departure port is in Europe or South America, I use Princess EZAir. Partly for convenience and "next port goarantee" and partly because they...
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