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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 19th, 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,649
Posted By srlafleur
This may be true for short weekend cruises, but...

This may be true for short weekend cruises, but not longer ones. (I've been on nearly all the main-stream lines)
The cruise line on which I, myself, personally, have been the most memorably drunk...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 19th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,661
Posted By srlafleur
PSSSTTT! Re-read the thread. OP wasn't...

PSSSTTT! Re-read the thread. OP wasn't complaining...just saying.


I've been on a short weekend cruise with my (adult) )daughter which had a ton of kids on it. The only way we could even tell how...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,406
Posted By srlafleur
Dear OP, If your choice is to not cruise for...

Dear OP,
If your choice is to not cruise for fear of contracting something contagious, that is your prerogative. By all means, exercise your right to not cruise.
I think it's obvious, from the 140+...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,406
Posted By srlafleur
And what about concerts, sporting events? What...

And what about concerts, sporting events? What about the mall or even the grocery store? Just because all the people who have passed through aren't "confined" in the space doesn't mean their...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,923
Posted By srlafleur
Yes, we occasionally buy one formal photo of us...

Yes, we occasionally buy one formal photo of us as a couple, maybe every few cruises. (I choose the simplest and most elegant backdrops over the fake look-we're-on-a-ship scenery and props) We always...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 14th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,923
Posted By srlafleur
If by "rip-off" you mean "can I get it cheaper...

If by "rip-off" you mean "can I get it cheaper elsewhere", then spa treatments are a big rip-off. Some people are perfectly fine with that and look forward to the onboard massages, etc. and that's...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice August 14th, 2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,701
Posted By srlafleur
Stay out of the casino! On a practical note,...

Stay out of the casino!

On a practical note, if you want to have a few drinks, you can save money by having the drink-of-the-day served in a regular glass vs. the default souvenir glass. Watch for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,406
Posted By srlafleur
It's been 38 years, but I still miss him, of...

It's been 38 years, but I still miss him, of course. I didn't intend for this to be a "downer" post. Seriously, the consolation was that we could look at all the neat things he got to do and places...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,406
Posted By srlafleur
So far, I think I've developed a cold while on a...

So far, I think I've developed a cold while on a cruise 3 times. Can I point definitively to having caught it ON the cruise? No, I cannot. Did I ever, even once, say "cruising's not worth it because...
Forum: Holland America Line August 12th, 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,455
Posted By srlafleur
I've done laundry once on a cruise. It was a...

I've done laundry once on a cruise. It was a 12-day with a couple of days in Venice prior. It wasn't a hassle at all. The payment was made using a swipe of the sign & sail card (Carnival Sunshine), I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 12th, 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,937
Posted By srlafleur
Good question, but I've never run up against a...

Good question, but I've never run up against a limit - maybe just lucky? I think the order of purchase determines your placement. But don't quote me.
Yes, you could try your luck purchasing for just...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 11th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,937
Posted By srlafleur
We love Southwest! 2, count 'em, 2 bags fly...

We love Southwest!
2, count 'em, 2 bags fly free, which can translate to fewer passengers vying for valuable overhead space for humungous carry-ons. The boarding process is different, but once...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line August 7th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By srlafleur
Yes, you can self debark on NCL, no problems.

Yes, you can self debark on NCL, no problems.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line August 7th, 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By srlafleur
While not on the same line, we visited Turkey,...

While not on the same line, we visited Turkey, Croatia, and Greece last year and did not need visas.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 6th, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,933
Posted By srlafleur
Better yet, turn off the phone completely and...

Better yet, turn off the phone completely and stow it in the safe. This is the time to use a watch and/or small travel clock. :D
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 6th, 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,933
Posted By srlafleur
+1 I've come down with a cold on 3 of my...

+1
I've come down with a cold on 3 of my cruises, so far. On one, we were fortunate the dock was, literally, across the street from Walmart (Puerto Vallarta? Mazatlan? Cabo?...it was Mexico,...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty August 6th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By srlafleur
I have platinum and purple hair. I have to...

I have platinum and purple hair. I have to tolerate ice cold water when my stylist is rinsing it. Like, really, really ice cold (specially in winter). I'm supposed to rinse it in cold as well,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 6th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,451
Posted By srlafleur
You see a completely different clientele on a CCL...

You see a completely different clientele on a CCL 12-day Med. (though they aren't currently running any European cruises) than you do on a 3-day CCL Bahamas run.
There are obviously different...
Forum: Bahamas August 5th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,011
Posted By srlafleur
I think, in many cases, that those of us who have...

I think, in many cases, that those of us who have cruised often are just tired of it. I've been a few times, and it's just fine, but really have no desire to repeat it, if I can help it. I feel the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 1st, 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,023
Posted By srlafleur
I think I am developing a mild case of Obsessive...

I think I am developing a mild case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as I get older. I have to check and recheck passports, money, did I turn everything off, did I pack this or that. It's...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 31st, 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,023
Posted By srlafleur
I can sort of relate. I do get stressed out....

I can sort of relate. I do get stressed out. Ahead of time, the packing and making sure everything is done sometimes stresses me out. The night before, I stress out about the last minute stuff. I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 30th, 2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,336
Posted By srlafleur
That's what we have, as well.

That's what we have, as well.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 30th, 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 23,087
Posted By srlafleur
Personally, I don't even want to eat every dinner...

Personally, I don't even want to eat every dinner in specialty restaurants, since the MDR is fine with me, I wouldn't benefit from the beverage package (not that I couldn't), I don't play Bingo,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 29th, 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,014
Posted By srlafleur
Go! Cruise! Have Fun! If sailing in October in...

Go! Cruise! Have Fun!
If sailing in October in the Caribbean, be aware there's a slightly better chance of a hurricane or tropical storm in the area (hence lower prices in hurricane season), but...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 25th, 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,812
Posted By srlafleur
When we were younger and our trips weren't as...

When we were younger and our trips weren't as costly and my mother wasn't in a nursing home, we sometimes didn't get insurance.
Now, I'll even spring for insurance for relatively inexpensive...
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