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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By buckirj1
Jumping in to add that you can have photos taken...

Jumping in to add that you can have photos taken whether you're dressed casually or formally. The photographers don't care.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line March 2nd, 2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,993
Posted By buckirj1
This. Exactly. He could still change my mind if...

This. Exactly. He could still change my mind if he says things I want to hear regarding solo cruisers. Otherwise, I'm in wait and see mode. From my standpoint, there isn't so much wrong with NCL that...
Forum: Holland America Line March 2nd, 2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,610
Posted By buckirj1
It must be a universal thing, because I've...

It must be a universal thing, because I've experienced the same...unhappiness...with skipping cleaning for a day on Carnival and NCL. I don't think stewards get bent if they encounter a "do not...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line March 2nd, 2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,763
Posted By buckirj1
Thanks for the photos of the Pearl. I'm a cat's...

Thanks for the photos of the Pearl. I'm a cat's whisker from booking the ship for May, but need to wait to see how much I have to lay out for HVAC replacement at home. The Pearl looks almost...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line March 1st, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,993
Posted By buckirj1
But is it the kind of white and gold card that...

But is it the kind of white and gold card that other people see as black and blue?
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 28th, 2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By buckirj1
I'd check the port times for each stop, and how...

I'd check the port times for each stop, and how long you'll be at each stop. A longer stop is always better. I've sometimes found port times to be awfully early (people wake up that early?!) and it...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 27th, 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By buckirj1
I'm only interested in the Canada/NE itineraries...

I'm only interested in the Canada/NE itineraries from New York (or elsewhere). Can't wait to see what's on offer for 2017. Somehow, I can't see the Breakaway making that run, although it'd sure be...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 27th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,993
Posted By buckirj1
It's a simple thing, but important to keep in...

It's a simple thing, but important to keep in mind: we paying customers hold the cards in this relationship, and we shouldn't hesitate to play them should NCL change in ways we don't like. Granted,...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 27th, 2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By buckirj1
Cuts down on people trying to cheat the system....

Cuts down on people trying to cheat the system. Simple as that. Package deals don't really save most of us money; they only offer convenience. They're also a dandy way for the cruiseline to make an...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 25th, 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,903
Posted By buckirj1
St. John's, Newfoundland is a terrific cruise...

St. John's, Newfoundland is a terrific cruise destination, but very few cruises go there. I think you're confusing St. John's with Saint John, New Brunswick, which a lot of cruisers think is a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 25th, 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,903
Posted By buckirj1
I'm sorry the Canada/NE cruises didn't catch on...

I'm sorry the Canada/NE cruises didn't catch on when Carnival offered them from Boston a few years back. I wasn't able to cruise that year, but I liked the idea of going out of Boston. Hopefully,...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 21st, 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,423
Posted By buckirj1
I sail solo, in an inside cabin, and don't have...

I sail solo, in an inside cabin, and don't have much of a choice. Inside cabins are ineligible. It's an automatic OBC for me.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 21st, 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By buckirj1
This is common practice on cruise ships. It isn't...

This is common practice on cruise ships. It isn't only NCL. You're right, they're tough little buggers to remove. You'll forget all about them until they start coming off by themselves, and you feel...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 19th, 2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By buckirj1
I've never done it, but it isn't far. A 20-30...

I've never done it, but it isn't far. A 20-30 minute walk sounds about right. Taxis seem to take a slightly different route each time (construction, street closures, etc), but the neighborhoods...
Forum: Holland America Line February 19th, 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By buckirj1
Most cruise lines with open seating default to...

Most cruise lines with open seating default to seating solos with others unless otherwise requested. You're correct: flexibility is key. If one place isn't available, there'll be another place. After...
Forum: Holland America Line February 18th, 2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,982
Posted By buckirj1
Welcome home, Roy. Enjoyed your blog as always.

Welcome home, Roy. Enjoyed your blog as always.
Forum: Holland America Line February 18th, 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By buckirj1
Thank you all for the advice. Later is personally...

Thank you all for the advice. Later is personally better than earlier, but its good to know I can make it work. Now to wait for the pricing to come down, and see what happens.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 18th, 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,309
Posted By buckirj1
The definition of "niggle" notwithstanding, it's...

The definition of "niggle" notwithstanding, it's been my experience that NCL has sometimes run out of diet soft drinks at the more popular bars. I usually just toddle off, and find what I'm looking...
Forum: Holland America Line February 18th, 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By buckirj1
Open Dining Table for One

The Maasdam is calling my name again, but I'm still a little hesitant about open dining. Assigned seating is out of the question, and I prefer to eat alone. I'm fine with the Lido, the way-too-early...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 18th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,770
Posted By buckirj1
Whether initiated by you or by the cabin...

Whether initiated by you or by the cabin attendant, why would you think an introduction is necessary or desirable at all, provided all else is as it should be? I'm happy to stay out of their way, and...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 14th, 2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By buckirj1
Sounds fun. I've seen youtube videos of the guy...

Sounds fun. I've seen youtube videos of the guy who plays Jerry Lee Lewis. He's totally got the style.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 14th, 2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,770
Posted By buckirj1
In my experience, the cabin attendants haven't...

In my experience, the cabin attendants haven't always come around to introduce themselves, but they're always polite and friendly if I run into them in the hallways. They even know my name most of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 13th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,265
Posted By buckirj1
Thanks! Now I see what you mean. I'm okay with...

Thanks! Now I see what you mean. I'm okay with that!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 13th, 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,265
Posted By buckirj1
Thanks for posting the pics. The more I see of...

Thanks for posting the pics. The more I see of the Sunshine, the more I like the way she looks. Nice cabin, but I don't know about the angled shower. Do you have a photo of that?
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 12th, 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,153
Posted By buckirj1
I think your guy will be fine in the shower...

I think your guy will be fine in the shower because they're almost as wide as a Carnival shower and much deeper, but the toilet area could be problematic. It's SO tiny. Photographs make it look a lot...
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