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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By cruisemom42
They were still doing it 5 years ago in 2009; I...

They were still doing it 5 years ago in 2009; I met someone on the Westerdam on my Med cruise who was participating in the matching program.

Do you know definitively that they stopped?
Forum: Other Cruise Lines Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,317
Posted By cruisemom42
You will have a chance to book the shore...

You will have a chance to book the shore excursions you want once you are onboard. They don't "sell out" to my knowledge except in a few cases where they definitely let you know that there are...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By cruisemom42
I've been to Rome many times and still can't find...

I've been to Rome many times and still can't find any allure in Civitavecchia.

One doesn't have to rush around in Rome -- there are any number of places where you can sit and people watch or enjoy...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By cruisemom42
Could we consider this a suit suit? All I...

Could we consider this a suit suit?

All I can say is that we live in a crazy world. Everyone wants everything their own way with no compromise possible. To expect that in a world where there are...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By cruisemom42
Even with the current construction at...

Even with the current construction at Civitavecchia, the train is the best option for an economical, "on your own" day in Rome.

As long as you understand the set-up, it's not bad:

1. Port...
Forum: Greece Ports August 18th, 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By cruisemom42
I agree 100% with flatstanley.

I agree 100% with flatstanley.
Forum: Greece Ports August 18th, 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By cruisemom42
At the very end of the day, the Acropolis does...

At the very end of the day, the Acropolis does tend to become less crowded. It's a nice time to visit.

As to seeing the Acropolis at sunset, the best places to see it would be from a good rooftop...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 18th, 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By cruisemom42
I think you're a little confused. Maybe you meant...

I think you're a little confused. Maybe you meant Haghia Sophia and Topkapi Palace?

Haghia Sophia (along with most state museums) is closed Mondays

Topkapi Palace is closed Tuesdays

The...
Forum: Italy Ports August 18th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By cruisemom42
If you take eurocruiser's suggestion, you...

If you take eurocruiser's suggestion, you probably wouldn't be looking for lunch in the vicinity of the Naples Archaeological Museum....but I do have to disagree a bit with the previous poster.
...
Forum: Holland America Line August 18th, 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,787
Posted By cruisemom42
Actually if you could provide a study that...

Actually if you could provide a study that replicates the very limited exposure of passengers on a cruise ship balcony to second hand smoke -- which is vastly different from someone constantly...
Forum: Italy Ports August 17th, 2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By cruisemom42
May is going to be expensive. I guess what...

May is going to be expensive.

I guess what I meant by my previous comment was that I wouldn't choose Hotel Sonya over the Hotel Fori Imperiali Cavalieri just because it's a Rick Steves...
Forum: Italy Ports August 17th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By cruisemom42
I've stayed in Hotel Sonya and thought it wasn't...

I've stayed in Hotel Sonya and thought it wasn't anything special. The location is not nearly as good.
Forum: Greece Ports August 17th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By cruisemom42
In my experience, it's not really the kind of...

In my experience, it's not really the kind of place where you "bargain" (like in Turkey, where your first offer should be less than half of what they give as an opening price....)

But depending on...
Forum: Italy Ports August 17th, 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, and ...

Yes, and

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Splendour+of+the+Seas+tonnage
Forum: Italy Ports August 17th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By cruisemom42
I haven't stayed in this hotel but the location...

I haven't stayed in this hotel but the location is excellent (stayed nearby for a week a few years ago in Hotel Nerva).

The reviews on Tripadvisor are generally positive on the understanding that...
Forum: Italy Ports August 17th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By cruisemom42
I agree. Taking the train from Livorno to Pisa is...

I agree. Taking the train from Livorno to Pisa is one of the easier do it yourself tour options from that port.

There is a special bus direct to Pompeii that departs from near the cruise port in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 17th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,470
Posted By cruisemom42
This topic has cropped up from time to time. A...

This topic has cropped up from time to time. A couple of times one or another of the CC moderators chimed in and basically the thought is that roll calls are for whatever kind of chit-chat and info...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 17th, 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,510
Posted By cruisemom42
Completely agree.

Completely agree.
Forum: Holland America Line August 16th, 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,999
Posted By cruisemom42
That may be true in the case of new ships, but...

That may be true in the case of new ships, but there are plenty of examples of lines taking space that used to be open to all and creating a new for-pay restaurant, or creating an "adult-only" pool...
Forum: Greece Ports August 16th, 2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By cruisemom42
I think your plan is a good one if you want to...

I think your plan is a good one if you want to have an easy day. The cab to the Acropolis should not be more than 20 euro. You don't need a cab to get from the Acropolis to the Plaka -- the Plaka is...
Forum: Italy Ports August 16th, 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,505
Posted By cruisemom42
If you travel enough, you're likely to encounter...

If you travel enough, you're likely to encounter pickpockets. Whether or not you fall victim to them depends on how careful you are. I prefer to put what valuables I need to carry for the day (a...
Forum: Holland America Line August 16th, 2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,999
Posted By cruisemom42
It's not that I "resent" the perks, per se. What...

It's not that I "resent" the perks, per se. What irks me is that all of these special retreats, cabanas, havens, specialty restaurants, what-have-you take away floor space that used to be available...
Forum: Holland America Line August 15th, 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 17,117
Posted By cruisemom42
I would like to help you out. Does anyone know if...

I would like to help you out. Does anyone know if they will deliver a bag of apples to my cabin if I just slap a label on it?

Now I know that some of you will be saying that I'm ruining things...
Forum: Holland America Line August 15th, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,999
Posted By cruisemom42
I don't know how I can be more clear. ...

I don't know how I can be more clear.

SUMMARY: I would be willing to see HAL lose out in the area of being more "upscale" if it means areas not available to everyone onboard ship. BUT they need...
Forum: Holland America Line August 15th, 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,999
Posted By cruisemom42
I should have made myself clearer. My point in...

I should have made myself clearer. My point in underscoring well-maintained is because it is an important part of the equation that HAL needs to pay attention to.

I don't need luxury, I don't...
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