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Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 24th, 2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Trainer
an option

Last year I did Venice to Rome on the Constellation. Very interesting itinerary with stops in Croatia, unusual ports like Montenegro and Dubrovnik. No Spanish ports. But we had overnight in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 30th, 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,689
Posted By Trainer
Price performer

Plus, cruising is an excellent price performer. I am just completing a 10 day road trip from
Florida to the Northeast. Between hotels, gas, food and tolls, the cost is at least $1400 or more....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 8th, 2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Trainer
Not quick

I have had these refunds take as long as a year. The refund goes to your credit card so you need to check your bills. Apparently it depends somewhat on what company is doing the refund as well as...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 5th, 2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,449
Posted By Trainer
Smile Lots of trips together

My adult daughter (50's) and I (70's) take a trip together every year, mostly cruises but we've done land trips too. I suggest a Caribbean trip to start, which is what we did. But if it goes well,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 27th, 2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Trainer
Park N Fly

I have used Park N Fly at Port Everglades many times. They do NOT take your keys, you park your own car and lock it. They pick you up and load your luggage, drive to your ship and they unload your...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Trainer
Ships tours

On the other hand, I was very happy with the Princess tours in St. Petersburg. They had small buses and good guides. Also we did the Russian ballet in the evening and Princess got us wonderful...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 8th, 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,400
Posted By Trainer
This is why I don't take my best stuff with me. ...

This is why I don't take my best stuff with me. The "real" items of both intrinsic and sentimental value stay at home or in the bank safe. There is enough good looking costume jewelry that I don't...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 27th, 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,537
Posted By Trainer
Even in Florida

I live in Florida and can drive to any of the ports. Even so, Tampa is the only port I drive to the same day as cruise -- it is less than 90 minutes. If I leave from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami or Port...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 6th, 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Trainer
in port

If there are ships in port, most shops will be open. I've even been in some ports (like Key West) where shops were open on Christmas.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 28th, 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Trainer
here is an answer

All those referrals are fine. But, here is one answer: Park N Fly. Reserve online at PNF.com.
Remember to select Port Everglades, not Ft. Lauderdale airport. Good pick up and drop off service...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 23rd, 2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Trainer
Beach towels

Don't pack beach towels - they take up too much space and are hard to dry to repack.
Cruise lines will give you a regular size beach towel -- bigger than bath towel -- to use on your day trips. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 23rd, 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Trainer
Rotterdam

Don't ignore Rotterdam. I really like this city -- some nice museums and restaurants. Their transit system is easy to use also. Had the best French fries ever in Rotterdam.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 11th, 2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Trainer
Dining on Royal Caribbean ships

Don't forget -- Royal ships have their version of Anytime Dining where you are not limited to the early and late set dining times. Also, with the children, eating in the Windjammer (upstairs...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 1st, 2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Trainer
Part of this trip

I guess this won't be much help: I took this train from St. Moritz but not all the way south.
It was a few years ago and I do remember it. The scenery is marvelous and the train very nice. I was...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 28th, 2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Trainer
Easy to do

Although I don't often cruise on Carnival, all the cruise lines are about the same on this.
Just sign in with different credit cards. You should be able to do this when you arrange your pre-check...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Trainer
Doug and ERic...

Yep. That's the one in front of Marina Jacks. I do think there are others in other cities.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Trainer
Smile another one!

We have a giant statue of a sailor kissing a nurse in Sarasota FL. It is right near the small port off the Gulf of Mexico. Any chance you've mixed up your countries?
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 18th, 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Trainer
Not a real problem

I've seen this many times. Once you go into your cruise details, even if you do not change anything, the system knows you've looked. So it wants a while to update, if there is anything to update or...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 17th, 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Trainer
Aft on Equinox

Three weeks ago I Was in aft Stateroom 8344 on Equinox. It had the extended balcony, only one day with a little soot. Yes, people above can see you and you can see people below you. There is a...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 2nd, 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Trainer
Equinox 8344

I was in Stateroom 8344 on the Equinox this past week. Cruise was Nov. 20 to 30. This cabin has a wider than normal balcony . There are two lounge chairs and a small table. The 'furniture' is the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 11th, 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Trainer
TravelAgent

I would suggest you find a travel agent who is very experienced with cruising. They should be able to tell you what ships and what cabins will best suit your needs. Some Ships, like Royal...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 7th, 2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Trainer
yes

Yes, there will be an umbrella in your room for you use on and off ship during the cruise.
Don't take it home.
Forum: First Time Cruisers November 7th, 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,895
Posted By Trainer
a balcony vote

My first time on Alaskan cruise I had an oceanview cabin. I felt I missed a lot by not getting out on a balcony to see around me, not just straight out. I cannot do an inside even for a short...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 5th, 2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By Trainer
We Get it

Yes, we get it. But some people seem to believe these things only happen to others. No one says it is a requirement to arrive in port city a day or two early. But it is certainly something to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 5th, 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,393
Posted By Trainer
one more example

This reported today from a friend's relative:

scheduled a 6:15 flight from Texas to Ft. Lauderdale to board a ship to go through the Panama Canal. Mechanical issue, delayed flight while Delta...
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