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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Hlitner
Ok, lets talk about ports. The OP specifically...

Ok, lets talk about ports. The OP specifically asked for the "Nice" and the Azamara cruise does not leave from Nice but rather from nearby Villefranche. One hassle with embarkations in Villefranche...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By Hlitner
Having spend most of my adult life in the Medical...

Having spend most of my adult life in the Medical Insurance business we think the OP asks a great question. And the answer is actually pretty simple. It depends! You need to think of travel...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Hlitner
The CapitalOne Master Card does not charge any...

The CapitalOne Master Card does not charge any foreign exchange fees and also has no annual fee. The Globtrek Visa Card issued by Anderson Federal Credit Union also does not charge any foreign...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 900
Posted By Hlitner
Must admit that we have a love/hate relationship...

Must admit that we have a love/hate relationship with AMEX. It is a great card with a very high credit limit and they are 2nd to none in dealing with issues like unauthorized charges. But, unless...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Hlitner
For some folks it works really well. For others,...

For some folks it works really well. For others, the side effects can be quite interesting...which is why you will not find a cruise ship physician who gives them out or even recommends the things. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By Hlitner
Well, your bank is only charging you about 6% to...

Well, your bank is only charging you about 6% to sell those Euros. The lowest rates are generally obtained by using European ATMs. For example, my Credit Union does not charge any fees except for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hlitner
And lets assume you were traveling in Europe,...

And lets assume you were traveling in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, etc. How would you cash that check? The reality is that debit/check/ATM cards have become the primary means to obtain...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Hlitner
Agree with LHT. SPB is a long way from the...

Agree with LHT. SPB is a long way from the Ukraine and we would not anticipate any cruise problems unless the US and EU decide to enforce some kind of travel ban which seems to be very unlikely.
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Forum: Spain Ports Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Hlitner
Our favorite hotel, the Hotel Colon (located...

Our favorite hotel, the Hotel Colon (located right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter) has triple rooms for 238 Euros.

Hank
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 900
Posted By Hlitner
It is quickly becoming more of a problem. ...

It is quickly becoming more of a problem. Theoretically, like Lew said, you should be able to use your credit cards (especially MC and Visa) at most manned locations such as stores and restaurants. ...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Hlitner
We are leaving on Saturday, but will have access...

We are leaving on Saturday, but will have access the internet (with lots of free internet time) on the ship.

Hank
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Hlitner
She could use 20 pens and it would be fine. In...

She could use 20 pens and it would be fine. In fact, she could do what the President does and sign each letter of her name with a different pen...although that does seem a bit silly. What matters...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By Hlitner
Hey JB. We will be at Southampton (turn around...

Hey JB.
We will be at Southampton (turn around day) on Sun 11 May. We normally spend the day with friends from Brighton, but this time will be on our own. If the weather is OK we will probably...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Hlitner
LOL, guess you never know :)

LOL, guess you never know :)
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,043
Posted By Hlitner
Had to smile when we read that article. We...

Had to smile when we read that article. We noticed is was Copyrighted in 2007, and being a government document we assume it was written a few years prior to that time. The article suggest carrying...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By Hlitner
Just read that thread and found it interesting. ...

Just read that thread and found it interesting. Not sure what to think anymore :(. We will soon be on a long (26 day) Princess cruise and might try to limit our water/ice tea intake and see what...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,283
Posted By Hlitner
ARGH! This has been our experience with the...

ARGH! This has been our experience with the current burger grills on HAL. Long waits for a burger (or even hot dog) which seems to be due to the lack of staffing. We hope HAL can spare at least 2...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By Hlitner
Technically, you should have a notarized...

Technically, you should have a notarized "Authorization for International Travel with a Minor" signed by your Mom and notarized. Most likely, nobody will ever ask to see this letter but it is a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Hlitner
You will need Krone if you want to buy small...

You will need Krone if you want to buy small things in Norway. Euros are not accepted in the smaller towns, although it is possible to use them in some places at Oslo. We would also mention that it...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Hlitner
Agree with CruiserBruce. I just looked at a...

Agree with CruiserBruce. I just looked at a couple of very good data bases and there are no cruises (in the near future) that start in Nice and end (or even stop) in Venice. This will probably not...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By Hlitner
Since I am not a chemist there is no way we can...

Since I am not a chemist there is no way we can know for sure about the sodium content found in cruise ship water. But we did have dinner one evening, with the Environmental Officer from a Solstice...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 22nd, 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,043
Posted By Hlitner
LOL. It was a popular topic on the ship and we...

LOL. It was a popular topic on the ship and we think the poor cop wanted to wear a mask :). But what happened to him is an all too common problem. Folks that carry their passports, valuable...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 22nd, 2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,510
Posted By Hlitner
Have to add my 2 cents. Agree with HostAndy that...

Have to add my 2 cents. Agree with HostAndy that Cellar Masters was a beautiful room totally underused. The wine machines, when they were working, were not user friendly since you had to buy those...
Forum: France Ports April 22nd, 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Hlitner
Just so you understand that unless you have a...

Just so you understand that unless you have a rental car you will need to plan your day around the bus schedule to Eze Village. Those buses do not run very often and they are a major factor for...
Forum: Italy Ports April 22nd, 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Hlitner
You can also purchase bus tickets in the ticket...

You can also purchase bus tickets in the ticket vending machine (when it works). They have a machine right at the bus stop (at the center island just outside the main terminal exit). The last time...
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