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Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Trainer
Brilliance Aft

Just came off the Brilliance. Had 7674 aft cabin. Really liked it and the balcony was long enough that we had two lounge chairs instead of chairs. It was quiet and we had no problems at all. The...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 18th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 224,842
Posted By Trainer
Brilliance OTS 7674

Ship - Brilliance
Deck - 7
Stateroom # -7674
Stateroom Category – Balcony
Starboard or Port Side - Aft

Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – No noise noticeable

Was stateroom a...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 7th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Trainer
credit card minus cash

I always use a credit card to check in. I have found you need to be sure you have in hand the same card you checked in with, although it is possible to change it causes a delay.
One year I won...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 11th, 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Trainer

If you have reservations for a set time, you just show up and take whatever table you are given. You probably will have a different set each night. When you find a wait staff team you like, then you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 27th, 2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,115
Posted By Trainer
prepaid, not MTD

You can pre-pay your tips even if you have traditional (set time) dining. I know this because I just did it on my upcoming cruise. I like to do this so my on-board account total
is lower, as it...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 26th, 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By Trainer
Snow birds and insurance

Here in Florida, we have many people who are "snow birds" that is they only live in their
Florida homes in the winter and then return to 'home' in the north for summers. I've never asked, but...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 24th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Trainer
Here's an idea

One way to find an experienced cruise travel agent: Go to the web site of the cruise line. Somewhere on one of the first pages there should be something like : "find a travel agent." If you click...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 16th, 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,435
Posted By Trainer
When my Alan and I travel I usually make all the...

When my Alan and I travel I usually make all the arrangements. He and I (female) are not married, not related and he is not on my credit cards as an authorized users. But I have never had a problem...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 16th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Trainer
Changing a guarantee

Once you get assigned a cabin, you actually can request a change to another cabin in the same category. I've done it twice with the help of my TA. It helps if you know the cabin number to which you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 14th, 2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,963
Posted By Trainer
buy it there

Even though I am a Diet Coke drinker, I don't like to pay ship prices. At Caribbean ports, I can usually find a drug store or grocery store where I can buy a few botles. Much cheaper than ship...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 14th, 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,273
Posted By Trainer
good stuff, good prices

I try to buy fairly good brands of luggage. But I usually buy it at Marshall's stores or other discount places, such as Tuesday Morning. You can get really nice luggage but at better prices. ...
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 11th, 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Trainer
legal stuff

I've never traveled with a child, but from my understanding, you will need some document that shows you are the sole parent. The problem is that some parents take children out of country to 'kidnap"...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 11th, 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Trainer

I'm not sure what you're asking but I see you are a new cruiser as I saw your questions on another thread.
You will get a list of activities each evening for the next day. It is a daily newsletter...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises February 10th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Trainer
Thumbs down No, No

The reason these flights are cheaper is that no one can make it from a cruise. You have to wait for the ship to be cleared, then you have to go through customs and immigration. Even if you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 6th, 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By Trainer
Just did this....

I just did the Barcelona to FLL in November-December on Celebrity Equinox. I would seriously suggest you get to Barcelona the day before your cruise. Our flight was 6 hours late from the US and...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 2nd, 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By Trainer
Must sign up

Yes, all Royal Caribbean ships have some kind of internet. Newer ships do have wi-fi all over. But you still must go to Internet Cafe to sign-up and register your computer (or I-pad or whatever)...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 1st, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By Trainer
Smile good for what it is

I've bought several items and had good luck with them. I had lost my 24K anklet and got a by-the-inch one. It has lasted quite a while and still looks good. The link to the clasp broke and was...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 31st, 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By Trainer
Try this one

I use Park 'n' Fly. I've used them for years and always had good service. They meet the ships and you can call if the little bus isn't waiting for you. I do make a reservation on their web site......
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 27th, 2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,656
Posted By Trainer
not just cancellation

I buy travel insurance, not only in case of cancelling. Travel insurance covers other stuff, too,
like lost luggage, delays in transportation, next port transport when needed, plus the need for...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 27th, 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Trainer
try a travel agent's site

Some of the larger travel agencies have web sites that show you all available cabins. I am not allowed to name the one I use. Once you put in a category and a deck number, it will show you
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 27th, 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Trainer
No coupons on TA Equinox

Recently (Dec. 10) off the TransAtlantic on Equinox. There were lots of Elites --the new levels were introduced while on board. No coupons and lots of people in the Sky Lounge. It was hard to find...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 26th, 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Trainer
Worth a try

Yes, you can often book onboard. Sometimes people cancel closer to sailing or even after.
However, you go to the "excursion" desk not guest relations. Be careful, though, the excursion desk has...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 16th, 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By Trainer
Ask and receive

Yes, you have to request them. They usually are available when you get official cruise documents and you request them on line. Usually takes about a week to get them, only available to US and...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 16th, 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Trainer
good one on Equinox

We had a great series on DNA and crimes on the recent TransAtlantic. Dr. Hal Tinberg gave several fascinating talks from identiying a Titanic child, to solving crimes all using DNA. The talks were...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 15th, 2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Trainer
getting agent recommendations

Here's one way to find a travel agent who specializes in cruises. Go to the home page of the cruise line you are considering. Some of them have a way to find preferred agents. This is how I found...
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