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Forum: West Coast Departures February 23rd, 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By timetravler
Longshoremen dispute is over

Finally after months and months the Longshoremen have come to an agreement. Though most of the problems were with shipping lines versus longshoremen, many cruises were affected. In December 2014 the...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 19th, 2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By timetravler
I am amazed how some people think wet luggage...

I am amazed how some people think wet luggage dumped in the bay didn't really happen. They want video's, pictures, etc. How about those of us that were there and saw with our own eyes a whole cage of...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 17th, 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By timetravler
If you are sailing with Princess, most of their...

If you are sailing with Princess, most of their ships sail out of Brooklyn. The hotels in Brooklyn are much cheaper then they are in Manhattan. If this is the case stay in Brooklyn and take a subway...
Forum: Cozumel February 14th, 2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By timetravler
We did something similar but it wasn't Jose...

We did something similar but it wasn't Jose Cuervo. However it was through Princess and we tasted about 15 different tequella all starting at 9:30 am. Let me just say we were the happiest bus coming...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 13th, 2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By timetravler
I like the Embassy Suites in Napa a lot. If you...

I like the Embassy Suites in Napa a lot. If you stay in St. Helena, the El Bonito is nice. In Calistoga either Solage or Indian Springs which just went through a major renovation is great. But they...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 12th, 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By timetravler
Here is what I would do. I would stay overnight...

Here is what I would do. I would stay overnight AFTER you tour the Napa Valley. My favorite tour company in Napa Valley is Platypus tours. They take you to the smaller wineries which are often...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 9th, 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By timetravler
This was good info, so I checked on the Regal...

This was good info, so I checked on the Regal Princess for Oct. 17th and it does show this ship leaving from Brooklyn. Seeing that was a relief as Now I can totally get on with my hotel pick in...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 9th, 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By timetravler
It is not likely anyone here on CC filmed or saw...

It is not likely anyone here on CC filmed or saw the longshoremen actually dumping the luggage into the bay. Remember out of 3,600 passengers only a very small percent even know about cruisecritic...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 8th, 2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By timetravler
I don't want to explain further but as I said no...

I don't want to explain further but as I said no one will NEVER know if the luggage was dumped on purpose. Accidents do happen However you seem to have trouble believing those that were there. This...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 8th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By timetravler
We will never know if the luggage was dumped over...

We will never know if the luggage was dumped over the side on purpose or not. However the longshoremen DID NOT walk over to the side and dumb luggage. The luggage was in one of those steel cages...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 7th, 2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By timetravler
Nice to know. Hope you get to sail at a...

Nice to know. Hope you get to sail at a reasonable hour and have a wonderful cruise. We all hope this dispute with the longshoremen will soon be over.
Forum: West Coast Departures February 7th, 2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,565
Posted By timetravler
It IS NOT a urban legend. I was on the Star on...

It IS NOT a urban legend. I was on the Star on December 19th out of SF. Not only did a whole bunch of luggage go into the bay, but the longshoremen were demanding huge tips between $40 to $100 on...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 7th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By timetravler
Just found out that the ONLY time Princess sails...

Just found out that the ONLY time Princess sails out of Manhattan is when more then one Princess ship is in port at the same time. On my cruise in October 2015, no other Princess ship is in port. So...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 4th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By timetravler
WOW thanks for this info. This will be very...

WOW thanks for this info. This will be very helpful for us.
Forum: East Coast Departures February 3rd, 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By timetravler
I am thinking about staying at the La Quinta in...

I am thinking about staying at the La Quinta in Brooklyn. We get points for staying at La Quinta and it is only 1 mile from the port. We will use a car service or a taxi to get to the port and use...
Forum: East Coast Departures January 29th, 2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By timetravler
Brooklyn Hotels

We will be doing a New England cruise this October leaving out of NYC. We will be leaving from Brooklyn(Princess cruise). Anyways I would like some suggestions for a hotel in Brooklyn. We plan to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 8th, 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,056
Posted By timetravler
Today I wrote a hand written letter to the port...

Today I wrote a hand written letter to the port authority in SF. We did tip them $10 for 2 bags which I thought was generous. However the porters somehow expected us to stand in the pouring rain(Dec...
Forum: Mexican Riviera October 19th, 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,162
Posted By timetravler
Loved doing the wine tour. Do remember that any...

Loved doing the wine tour. Do remember that any uncooked food item such as lettuce is washed in the local water. I am very cautious now since I did once get you know what in Mexico. It was on a...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 29th, 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,287
Posted By timetravler
When on a cruise I do not want to carry a purse...

When on a cruise I do not want to carry a purse around with me. I wear a lanyard most of the time. Another thing is many of my outfits do not have pockets. This is a issue for females. Men always...
Forum: Hawaii July 25th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By timetravler
Look at the bottom of these questions for the...

Look at the bottom of these questions for the post titled Hawaii cheat sheet. Tons of info there. But be aware of the dates that things were posted as some changes have happened.
Forum: Hawaii July 23rd, 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,765
Posted By timetravler
I have been to Kauai many times and these are my...

I have been to Kauai many times and these are my favs:
Driving up Waimeia Canyon(sorry about the spelling). Give yourself a few hours to do this.
Tubing the ditch was really cool and can be done by...
Forum: Cruise Air July 13th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,660
Posted By timetravler
Last year we took a United flight from San...

Last year we took a United flight from San Francisco. It was a morning flight first to DC,then Copenhagen, then Venice arriving at 1pm Venice time. We went two days before. BUT our pilot got sick, so...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 12th, 2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,502
Posted By timetravler
2012 we were on a New England cruise from Quebec...

2012 we were on a New England cruise from Quebec to Florida. Hurricane Sandy hit. But our ship was completely out of harms way as we stayed cruising on the St Lawrence river instead of cruising the...
Forum: Alaska April 25th, 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By timetravler
Hubby reminded me it is a 9 mile ride not 5...

Hubby reminded me it is a 9 mile ride not 5 miles. It is mostly flat with a slight uphill for about 50 yards. The bikes did have gears too. We rode Specialized brand bikes.
Forum: Alaska April 25th, 2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,952
Posted By timetravler
My husband and I have worn either a fleece or a...

My husband and I have worn either a fleece or a reversible jacket from LL Bean. Then over that DH wears a LL bean waterproof jacket that packs into itself about a 4 in square. I wear a LL Bean...
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