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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By CruiserBruce
Welcome to Cruise Critic! Come on over to...

Welcome to Cruise Critic!

Come on over to the Florida Departures board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=495

where this is a commonly discussed topic. The answer is...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By CruiserBruce
Seas can be rough, or calm any time, any where....

Seas can be rough, or calm any time, any where. So if someone comes on and says it was calm when they sailed the area, that is great, but it has absolutely NO relationship to when you will sail...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand Cruisers Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By CruiserBruce
You might want to ask over on the RCI board,...

You might want to ask over on the RCI board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=83
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By CruiserBruce
You have to connect. There are no non-stops from...

You have to connect. There are no non-stops from Italy to any airport in California.

And, as Europe is relatively (to the US)very far north, you will see the polar route on virtually all routes...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By CruiserBruce
And you were thinking about it, but indicated you...

And you were thinking about it, but indicated you were interested, but declined due to port taxes and fees. I noted the imminent sailing, but figured you had it worked out, as wild as it sounded.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By CruiserBruce
Agree totally. Buck Turgidson, if you...

Agree totally.

Buck Turgidson, if you canceled because of the port fees and taxes, I think you missed a great opportunity. The port taxes and fees aren't going down, and can't be discounted. The...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By CruiserBruce
It is because the fee to transit the Canal runs...

It is because the fee to transit the Canal runs to about $300,000 per ship. Somebody has to pay that.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By CruiserBruce
Agree with a couple of points here. First, best...

Agree with a couple of points here. First, best to post on the NCL board.

Second, hard to imagine much negative about being in the best cabin on the ship. Except.....sharing it with 4 others....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By CruiserBruce
Agree it would be Venice-Frankfurt-SFO, or...

Agree it would be Venice-Frankfurt-SFO, or possibly Venice-Munich-SFO. Don't think connecting in Hamburg will get you anywhere fast.
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By CruiserBruce
Depends where in Rome you are talking about- Rome...

Depends where in Rome you are talking about- Rome is a large city.

Figure about 75 minutes, w/o traffic.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By CruiserBruce
Far better chance of getting the answers you seek...

Far better chance of getting the answers you seek if you ask on the Carnival board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=215
Forum: Florida Departures Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By CruiserBruce
First, 4 ships is not a zoo. It is actually below...

First, 4 ships is not a zoo. It is actually below average for a normal winter cruising day. 6 ships is about average, 8 or 9 is a zoo.

Yes, there is cell phone waiting areas. When called, your...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 28th, 2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By CruiserBruce
First, you need to remember most cruise lines...

First, you need to remember most cruise lines will require you to be back on board a certain time prior to scheduled sailing. 30 minutes is common.

So, that policy typically becomes the last...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice September 28th, 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By CruiserBruce
A cruise line, like any other business (like...

A cruise line, like any other business (like airlines, for example) have the right to set their fares and chose discount rates and groups for any of many possible reasons.

Additionally, the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 28th, 2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By CruiserBruce
I would be asking this on the Princess board...

I would be asking this on the Princess board...
Forum: Italy Ports September 28th, 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By CruiserBruce
Chances are excellent that privates will be a lot...

Chances are excellent that privates will be a lot cheaper than 4 people buying NCL's transfers.
Forum: California Coastal / Pacific Northwest September 28th, 2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By CruiserBruce
Alcatraz is going to take several hours, and you...

Alcatraz is going to take several hours, and you need to book in advance. The tickets go pretty quickly, so buy them when they are available.
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 28th, 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By CruiserBruce
I agree. You don't have to do everything...

I agree. You don't have to do everything together. Pick out a couple of excursions that everybody wants, and pick out some individually.

Sting Ray City is not hard or life threatening. You can do...
Forum: Holland America Line September 28th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By CruiserBruce
Only you can decide worth. But IMHO if it were...

Only you can decide worth. But IMHO if it were $250pp, I would say yes. If it were $500pp, I would say no.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 28th, 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By CruiserBruce
Far better chance of getting the info you seek if...

Far better chance of getting the info you seek if you ask on the Princess board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=197
Forum: Florida Departures September 28th, 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By CruiserBruce
Actually, they shouldn't. When we were there in...

Actually, they shouldn't. When we were there in February, there was a sign saying no flat rates to FLL, the trip must be on the meter. It cited a local law.

I am sure the reason for this was the...
Forum: Italy Ports September 28th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By CruiserBruce
How do "most" people get there? Probably ship's...

How do "most" people get there? Probably ship's transport, particularly for a 12:30 flight or later flight.

As commonly discussed here, for early flights- there seem to be many between 10:30 and...
Forum: Holland America Line September 28th, 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By CruiserBruce
Have you looked at the HalFacts Sticky at the top...

Have you looked at the HalFacts Sticky at the top of the board?
Forum: Florida Departures September 27th, 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By CruiserBruce
Agree. As discussed here almost daily, taxi...

Agree. As discussed here almost daily, taxi couldn't be much easier. Cheap, easy, simple.

Cruise line transfers are almost always more expensive and less convenient.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By CruiserBruce
For all of the Fred Olsen info you will ever...

For all of the Fred Olsen info you will ever need, check out the Fred Olsen board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=459

To meet others on your cruise, the Roll Call...
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