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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 18,425
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, I appreciate those who realize a gracious...

Yes, I appreciate those who realize a gracious apology is sometimes the best way to keep discourse pleasantly moving along. :)

On the other hand, I have noticed recently that there are some...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By cruisemom42
I don't feel comfortable talking about how...

I don't feel comfortable talking about how much/little I spend on cruises...or anything else. It's no one's business but my own.

On one cruise I took as a solo, another solo passenger, an older...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By cruisemom42
In addition to Voyages to Antiquity (I am taking...

In addition to Voyages to Antiquity (I am taking their "The Light of Greece" cruise in October; it will be my fourth with them), I can also recommend Swan Hellenic -- very similar small-sized ship...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 18,425
Posted By cruisemom42
In addition, most of the top agencies also carry...

In addition, most of the top agencies also carry liability insurance, they are usually required to do so as a requirement of licensing in whatever country they operate in. If you are in doubt, you...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,472
Posted By cruisemom42
Honestly, I don't care about it that much either...

Honestly, I don't care about it that much either way. If HAL keeps it formal I will continue to adhere to the dress code, but that doesn't mean I prefer it.

I find it amusing that various posters...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By cruisemom42
Actually, 10% is not "local custom", it's what...

Actually, 10% is not "local custom", it's what American utilizers of these services feel they should pay because they are accustomed to tipping.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 31st, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,469
Posted By cruisemom42
My parents were on the Holland America ship...

My parents were on the Holland America ship Rotterdam on a TA crossing when the ship lost power for several hours in the teeth of Hurricane Karl. It was, according to them, a scary experience. Here's...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 31st, 2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By cruisemom42
When I retire, I'm sure I will get to that point....

When I retire, I'm sure I will get to that point. But for now, my vacation days are very precious and I enjoy seeing new places/things. Itinerary is very important to me. (I cruise mainly in...
Forum: Greece Ports August 30th, 2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By cruisemom42
Prices vary by season, by how far in advance you...

Prices vary by season, by how far in advance you book and by type of room.

It's easy to get the prices for your dates at their website: http://www.athensgate.gr/index-eng.htm
Forum: Holland America Line August 29th, 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,637
Posted By cruisemom42
I'm not a loyalist of any line (though I do have...

I'm not a loyalist of any line (though I do have very fond feelings for the long defunct Sitmar). I'd sail on any line....except NCL. Many years ago they truly did provide us with a horrible cruise,...
Forum: Italy Ports August 29th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By cruisemom42
I think Orvieto is much better done as a day trip...

I think Orvieto is much better done as a day trip from Rome than from Florence.
Forum: Holland America Line August 29th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,440
Posted By cruisemom42
For most of my cruises, the allure is the...

For most of my cruises, the allure is the ports/itinerary.

That's not to say I don't enjoy good food -- I don't eat in the buffet except at breakfast on certain days -- but I don't know that I'd...
Forum: Greece Ports August 29th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By cruisemom42
Very glad you mentioned this, now I won't be...

Very glad you mentioned this, now I won't be disappointed when we get there.

I am hoping the palace and theater will be open when we get there in October, but it's possible they'll still be closed.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 28th, 2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By cruisemom42
Kusadasi is above all a tourist town. And Turkey...

Kusadasi is above all a tourist town. And Turkey is a Muslim country. I'm sure you'll find most if not all stores in town open. (Not just my opinion; has been reported to be so by others...:D)
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 27th, 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,142
Posted By cruisemom42
Thanks for the great details and photos of your...

Thanks for the great details and photos of your cruise. Of the Top Chef cruises they advertised this year, the one you did had the chefs I would've most enjoyed meeting and trying their food.

I...
Forum: Greece Ports August 27th, 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By cruisemom42
flatstanley, are you not allowed to take photos...

flatstanley, are you not allowed to take photos anywhere at Vergina? Or just in the museum?
Forum: Holland America Line August 27th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,440
Posted By cruisemom42
I'm not one to call someone out for unintentional...

I'm not one to call someone out for unintentional errors, which I know is against CC policy and I fully agree. I don't think it was the case here.....rather seems more like the all-too-common...
Forum: Holland America Line August 27th, 2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,440
Posted By cruisemom42
I guess I fall in the middle. I am not enamored...

I guess I fall in the middle. I am not enamored of having to cart stuff along just to dress up for a "formal" night that has become not that special. Peoples' tastes and codes of appropriate dress...
Forum: Greece Ports August 26th, 2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By cruisemom42
I must be on a similar Voyages to Antiquity...

I must be on a similar Voyages to Antiquity itinerary in October, with a stop at Thessaloniki also. We don't have to face the same decision, as on our cruise we are offered a choice of two included...
Forum: Holland America Line August 26th, 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By cruisemom42
So far, no one's been able to get a firm answer...

So far, no one's been able to get a firm answer to that.

There's an ongoing thread with information about the situation on the Italy ports of call board. If you look there, you should find any...
Forum: Italy Ports August 26th, 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By cruisemom42
I think it's a bit farther. Google maps suggests...

I think it's a bit farther. Google maps suggests 24 minutes. I'd feel better allowing at least 30 minutes.
Forum: Holland America Line August 26th, 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,512
Posted By cruisemom42
I think connectivity will be more of an issue for...

I think connectivity will be more of an issue for future cruisers than dress code. I actually see dressier clothes making a comeback among my son's age group (last years of college/early employment)...
Forum: Holland America Line August 26th, 2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By cruisemom42
For those who want to do it on their own, there...

For those who want to do it on their own, there is a bus that runs from the temporary port drop off point to the train station for 80 euro cents per person.
Forum: Holland America Line August 25th, 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,512
Posted By cruisemom42
True, but they take it to a whole new level. ...

True, but they take it to a whole new level.

My college senior son is attached to his technology; his Asian friends (he has several, given location of his school) are more like permanently united...
Forum: Holland America Line August 25th, 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,512
Posted By cruisemom42
I'm wondering if the comment about technology was...

I'm wondering if the comment about technology was more for the benefit of the intended passenger base. Asians (at least those well enough off to cruise) are very attached to -- one might say addicted...
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