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Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 15th, 2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By Hlitner
We are currently on the Eclipse and I am looking...

We are currently on the Eclipse and I am looking at our Elite Plus coupons. For laundry, both DW and I have 2 coupons (each) for up to 30 Items. You also get a coupon for 2 items of pressing and 1...
Forum: Holland America Line December 13th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,576
Posted By Hlitner
We spent a lifetime in the Health Insurance field...

We spent a lifetime in the Health Insurance field and still do not like any of the major cruise line policies. IMHO, unless you are getting over $100,000 (we prefer $250,000) then you are at...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 13th, 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,725
Posted By Hlitner
Re the 500 Elite question, according to the...

Re the 500 Elite question, according to the Captains Club Hostess (Deborah) we do have more then 500 Elites aboard. As to the Elite breakfast, we are told they only went to the fixed plates until...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 11th, 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,725
Posted By Hlitner
We are on the Eclipse now. The Internet seems to...

We are on the Eclipse now. The Internet seems to be working a bit better, which is to say it is very slow but functional. Cafe de Bacio does not have the crowding problem reported on the prior...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 7th, 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,452
Posted By Hlitner
Just boarded the eclipse and went to the Bisto...

Just boarded the eclipse and went to the Bisto for lunch. Seated at noon, had our order taken at 12:15, got our savory crepes at 12:50, the order was wrong. At 1:30 a waiter finally asked if we...
Forum: Mexican Riviera December 7th, 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hlitner
Help me understand Las Caletas

Unfortunately, the economics of cruising mean that most shore excursions are overpriced. We could book that tour for $92 per person, but that is the price for those of us who live or visit PV. ...
Forum: Holland America Line December 5th, 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 44,800
Posted By Hlitner
I think we have got it! We can speculate that...

I think we have got it! We can speculate that the dog somehow got inside the computer switching room and had fun "marking" the main switches and routers. This would explain the lousy internet...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 5th, 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,113
Posted By Hlitner
I will answer in terms of a very frequent...

I will answer in terms of a very frequent International Travelers (out of the country more then 6 months this current year). This is not a specific answer for cruisers but simply for international...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 5th, 2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,113
Posted By Hlitner
As a general rule, unless you are on a...

As a general rule, unless you are on a closed-loop cruise, every country requires a Passport (there might be an exception in the Caribbean). These days you cannot even go to Mexico or Canada without...
Forum: Italy Ports December 5th, 2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Hlitner
From FCO to the Port will take approximately...

From FCO to the Port will take approximately 45-50 min (traffic could have a small impact). From Rome, much would depend from where you start and the time of day. Most of the time you should figure...
Forum: Holland America Line December 5th, 2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By Hlitner
My goodness. Folks on this HAL forum would argue...

My goodness. Folks on this HAL forum would argue that the sky is not chartreuse. Seriously folks, the term "small" means small! Most old cruisers would consider any ship with more then around 700...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 4th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Hlitner
That would cause me a great conundrum, :) ...

That would cause me a great conundrum, :)

Hank
Forum: Holland America Line December 4th, 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 44,800
Posted By Hlitner
We do not think that is true. On recent...

We do not think that is true. On recent Celebrity and Princess cruises we also had a few service dogs (with no behavior issues) and we have seen some major abuse of the Service Dog issue on a few...
Forum: Mexican Riviera December 4th, 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Hlitner
We have never figured out the best way to answer...

We have never figured out the best way to answer the "what shall we do" question. DW and I spend 2 months a year living in PV and probably do nothing other then enjoy the atmosphere of the city and...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 4th, 2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,725
Posted By Hlitner
The Wifi situation sounds a bit like our...

The Wifi situation sounds a bit like our government. If you do not admit there is a problem it just does not exist :).

Hank
Forum: Holland America Line December 4th, 2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 44,800
Posted By Hlitner
Getting a reservation for the Kennel is not...

Getting a reservation for the Kennel is not always easy. There is only room for 12 dogs and the facility tends to book are in advance. And those Kennels cost $500-$700 (they may have increased the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 3rd, 2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By Hlitner
A 7 day Xmas cruise normally attracts families. ...

A 7 day Xmas cruise normally attracts families. But at the very high air fares to SJU (over $600 pp from many places) the cost of the cruise becomes a bit steep. In fact, in many cases the cost of...
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance December 3rd, 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By Hlitner
We would never recommend buying a trip policy...

We would never recommend buying a trip policy from a travel agent. Our reason is that nearly all TAs sell a very limited number of policies (often from a single insurer) that may or may not meet...
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance December 3rd, 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By Hlitner
The reality is that air evacuation from a cruise...

The reality is that air evacuation from a cruise ship is relatively rare. Under most circumstances the Captain will make every effort to get the ship into a nearby port to evacuate a sick passenger...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 3rd, 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,725
Posted By Hlitner
OMG! Worthless WiFi and bad Caesar Salad. How...

OMG! Worthless WiFi and bad Caesar Salad. How on earth will we survive our upcoming cruise on the Eclipse. Hard to understand a tasteless Caesar Salad unless Celebrity has reduced costs by cutting...
Forum: Holland America Line December 3rd, 2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 44,800
Posted By Hlitner
We would surmise that HAL will do absolutely...

We would surmise that HAL will do absolutely nothing, sweep the entire incident off the deck and into the sea, and not make any attempt to ban this woman from further cruises. The reality is that...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 3rd, 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Hlitner
As one who has spent too much time in Ft...

As one who has spent too much time in Ft Lauderdale (family used to live nearby in Plantation) this is not a place we would want to spend 6 nights, unless one is happy to explore local shopping...
Forum: Italy Ports December 3rd, 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Hlitner
Agree! And sometimes a little "gift" to the...

Agree! And sometimes a little "gift" to the concierge or head bellman can do wonders :).

Hank
Forum: France Ports December 3rd, 2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Hlitner
A tough choice. Call me a bit paranoid, but...

A tough choice. Call me a bit paranoid, but forty+ years of international travel has taught me to avoid multiple flight changes if possible. Direct (non-stop) flights increase the odds of not...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 3rd, 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By Hlitner
Have little sympathy for anyone who books a...

Have little sympathy for anyone who books a guarantee (we have done it many times) and then complains about their cabin location/amenities. The way the system works is that the cruise line assigns...
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