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Forum: Alaska Yesterday, 08:29 PM
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Posted By fleckle
That is pretty much the way we do it too, but...

That is pretty much the way we do it too, but with some additional considerations such as

- whether it is a large tour group or a private tour just for our own small party

- whether one person...
Forum: Alaska August 31st, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,026
Posted By fleckle
Do you have another member of your party going...

Do you have another member of your party going with you who can drive the car?

If so, you can easily do both.
You take the train one-way from Skagway up to Carcross while the other person drives...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 31st, 2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 21,591
Posted By fleckle
Back in post #20 on this thread, I provided a...

Back in post #20 on this thread, I provided a link to a thread on the Disabled Cruise Travel Board titled

Cruising With A Service Dog....everything You Ever Wanted To Know! ...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 30th, 2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By fleckle
For a long trip, like a TA or several...

For a long trip, like a TA or several back-to-backs, we each take 5 - 6 days of clothing.

That provides enough so we can dress comfortably with some variety and have everything we need for day...
Forum: Alaska August 30th, 2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By fleckle
Yes indeed. You are certainly not the first or...

Yes indeed. You are certainly not the first or the last.
A lot of unsuspecting passengers do fine on the one-way cruises until they hit that Gulf of Alaska stretch.
That was why I cautioned...
Forum: Alaska August 30th, 2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By fleckle
Totally agree with everything Shmoo said. More...

Totally agree with everything Shmoo said.
More glaciers in Glacier Bay and more wildlife on Kenai Fjords tour

But visually they are very different and really not comparable. Try to do both if...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 29th, 2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By fleckle
It is a wonderful place for walking outside, or...

It is a wonderful place for walking outside, or just enjoying the views because it typically is not crowded at all.

There are usually more loungers out there in nice weather than just the ones...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 29th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,056
Posted By fleckle
Aha, so after all these years we finally learn...

Aha, so after all these years we finally learn that we have you to thank.
It is a nice gesture, much appreciated. I hope they are continuing this lovely tradition of delivering wine from the top...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 29th, 2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,056
Posted By fleckle
We usually (but not always) receive a card with...

We usually (but not always) receive a card with it saying that it is from the Captain's Club hostess.

On one of our early Celebrity cruises, a few days into the cruise our stateroom attendant...
Forum: Alaska August 29th, 2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,031
Posted By fleckle
Even if he is not up to it, if it is something...

Even if he is not up to it, if it is something that you want to do, he can spend the time up in the visitor center while you take the walk.

It would not be as though you were abandoning him...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 28th, 2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,352
Posted By fleckle
Alaska back to back ...advice please.

If you don't mind packing up and moving, back-to-back on two different ships is a great choice for the chance to experience different itineraries with different glacier viewing, different meals and...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 28th, 2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By fleckle
Maybe they want it for people who book their...

Maybe they want it for people who book their travel arrangements through the cruise line and need hotel or transfer vouchers.

We make all our own travel arrangements, so we always skip that...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 28th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By fleckle
When we took the cruise ship's tour of San Juan...

When we took the cruise ship's tour of San Juan several years ago, it was nothing at all like that.
They loaded all the luggage on a truck and gave us a claim check for each piece of luggage.
The...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 28th, 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,607
Posted By fleckle
I agree that the ship's wakeup calls are...

I agree that the ship's wakeup calls are extremely reliable.
I even set them as reminder calls in the middle of the day when I may get sidetracked with something I am doing in the cabin and forget...
Forum: Alaska August 27th, 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By fleckle
Any of the methods that have been mentioned would...

Any of the methods that have been mentioned would be fine.
A rental car would give you the most freedom for sightseeing along the way.
Getting off the ship in Victoria is a nice option if you want...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 26th, 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By fleckle
Unfortunately, the Celebrity website is dreadful...

Unfortunately, the Celebrity website is dreadful and has been so for years.

Do not worry. Just show your Xpress Pass with your passport, the only things you need to be able to board.
(Actually,...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 26th, 2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By fleckle
The eDocs contain the cruise contract and are...

The eDocs contain the cruise contract and are typically issued later than the Xpress Pass.
It is a much larger document than the Xpress Pass.

The Xpress Pass is essentially your boarding pass. ...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 26th, 2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By fleckle
The lunch procedure for B2B passengers varies...

The lunch procedure for B2B passengers varies from cruise to cruise
We have been on cruises where they provided lunch for us in a specialty restaurant, or gave us lunch tickets to use in Cafe Al...
Forum: Alaska August 26th, 2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By fleckle
Which is "best" is like asking which flavor of...

Which is "best" is like asking which flavor of ice-cream is best.
Different people have different favorites.

All that will matter to you is which is best for you, not someone else's preference....
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 25th, 2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By fleckle
That wasn't an error. It was an abbreviation. :)

That wasn't an error. It was an abbreviation. :)
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 25th, 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By fleckle
Are you thinking of Milos Radakovich? He is...

Are you thinking of Milos Radakovich?

He is another top notch naturalist on Celebrity ships who presents outstanding programs about a variety of different topics on various itineraries throughout...
Forum: Alaska August 25th, 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By fleckle
I only tried it once and got blurred vision. ...

I only tried it once and got blurred vision. That was enough for me.
The ship's doctor also told me to take it off immediately and never to wear it again.


Other possible side effects are...
Forum: Alaska August 25th, 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,342
Posted By fleckle
Guess it varies depending on who happens to be...

Guess it varies depending on who happens to be working security at the time you board the ship.
Airport security is a lot stricter than cruise ship security.

We have brought on Ulu knives...
Forum: Alaska August 25th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,266
Posted By fleckle
Very easy. But easiest way of all is just to...

Very easy.
But easiest way of all is just to order from room service so you don't even need to get dressed or go anyplace for it.
Forum: Alaska August 25th, 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By fleckle
Either is fine. At both you will definitely see...

Either is fine. At both you will definitely see humpbacks and may see orcas too.
Sometimes the whale watching is better at one, and sometimes the other.

If only doing one whale watching tour,...
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