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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By Donder1
Did you see the duck tape flip flops on "Orange...

Did you see the duck tape flip flops on "Orange is the New Black"? Another idea for the crafty sailor!:D

I brought it once as a result of the CC Forum comments. Never used it. And, like others...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Donder1
We go directly to the cabin, say hello and make...

We go directly to the cabin, say hello and make introductions to our room steward and politely ask for any special requests like ice, wine glasses, throw for the balcony, etc.
(We really make a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,986
Posted By Donder1
I get mine on QVC and Bed Bath and Beyond. And,...

I get mine on QVC and Bed Bath and Beyond. And, no, I don't think you can tell that they aren't real unless you really look down into it.

Anyway, they make a great addition to the balcony or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 15th, 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,986
Posted By Donder1
Me, too. Upon arrival in the cabin, however, I...

Me, too. Upon arrival in the cabin, however, I make a point of showing the steward the battery operated candle so he doesn't panic and think it is a real, open flame candle.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 10th, 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,025
Posted By Donder1
Winging it in the Caribbean is fine, particularly...

Winging it in the Caribbean is fine, particularly if this is a return visit. Europe is another story. You might not find much right at the port as many are industrial and away from the cities and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 10th, 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,587
Posted By Donder1
I would never do this. I fly too often and have...

I would never do this. I fly too often and have sat in airports all over the country due to mechanical delays and weather. Why put yourself through the aggravation?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 6th, 2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,801
Posted By Donder1
Even with all these sharing tips, I wouldn't do...

Even with all these sharing tips, I wouldn't do it! Not my idea of a lovely cruise. Good Luck!
Forum: West Coast Departures July 1st, 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Donder1
We stayed at the Hilton on Fisherman's Wharf. 10...

We stayed at the Hilton on Fisherman's Wharf. 10 min easy walk to dock
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,197
Posted By Donder1
My dog provides emotional support to me. He is a...

My dog provides emotional support to me. He is a rescued dog but, he really rescued me.

He is a working dog and extremely well behaved. As a matter of fact, as a Therapy Dog (Therapy Dogs, Inc.) ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 24th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Donder1
Hi, you will find even more info about Rome on...

Hi, you will find even more info about Rome on the Ports Forum of CC. That said, the Hop On Hop Off buses in Rome are the best way to see all of the sites. We loved using them in Rome. You won't be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 18th, 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,028
Posted By Donder1
We usually get a table for two at traditional...

We usually get a table for two at traditional seating/late. If we are in a bit of a hurry, we let our waiter know. Like others have said, I can't remember ever sitting in MDR for two hours. However,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 18th, 2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,687
Posted By Donder1
And, you can always pick up a light jacket or...

And, you can always pick up a light jacket or sweatshirt on board or at port if you need it. But, I don't think you will. Pack light and pack for extreme heat. I'd take a small plastic poncho,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 14th, 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By Donder1
A bit of topic but I never heard the expression...

A bit of topic but I never heard the expression "open-jaw cruise". What does that mean?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 11th, 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,919
Posted By Donder1
I left a polite sticky note on my neighbor's door...

I left a polite sticky note on my neighbor's door asking them to please shut off their balcony light when they turned in. They did. No problem.

While viewing Tracy Arm from our balcony, I lost my...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 7th, 2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,839
Posted By Donder1
What an idiot! And, if he fell and survived,...

What an idiot!

And, if he fell and survived, likely he'd sue the cruise line.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 7th, 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By Donder1
First, relax! We took our 14 year old...

First, relax!

We took our 14 year old daughter on her first cruise years ago. She wore a lovely gown and had her long hair done in up in the hairdressing salon. She looked great. Looking back, it...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 6th, 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By Donder1
Absolutely! One of the best cruises we have ever...

Absolutely! One of the best cruises we have ever done! We went in June cool and not crowded.

Tallin is charming, like taking a step back in time

Copenhagen is fun and romantic

Oslo: the...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 6th, 2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Donder1
My two cents: Take the HoHo boat in...

My two cents:

Take the HoHo boat in Stockholm. Fast and cheap and fun. Vasa can get crowded but wait wasn't that long for us. We got there about 9:30 off the HoHo/

I'd forget the Nobel Museum....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 31st, 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,880
Posted By Donder1
I'm with BamaGuy44. To me, it is so much fun...

I'm with BamaGuy44. To me, it is so much fun researching the ports and excursions. I want to make sure we are choosing the excursions which will be right for us. The history and back stories of a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 24th, 2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Donder1
We use a TA who is local and specializes in...

We use a TA who is local and specializes in cruises only. He always does better than what I could do on my own. And, we get extra perks. He handles everything quickly and professionally, incl....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 20th, 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Donder1
We cruised from Copenhagen rt to Copenhagen on...

We cruised from Copenhagen rt to Copenhagen on the Emerald Princess and the ship stayed in St. Petersburg port for 2 full days.
I loved St. Petersburg and we experienced a lot such as the Hermitage,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 20th, 2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,733
Posted By Donder1
I never use my laptop, but I always bring and use...

I never use my laptop, but I always bring and use my Ipad Air as we get free minutes for our Platinum status on Princess. I also bring my back lit Simple Touch Nook for reading (be sure to download...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 20th, 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Donder1
I would suggest that you also review the cruise...

I would suggest that you also review the cruise line's policy re: using one's own appliances. I am saying this as fire is the biggest and most dangerous issue for ships at sea.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 13th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Donder1
Too early, you may see the beginning of the...

Too early, you may see the beginning of the turning of color in Canada, though. Definitely, not in Maine. Go Last week in September or first week in October to see color all the way down the coast.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 13th, 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Donder1
Be sure that they know how to call the ship and...

Be sure that they know how to call the ship and what your cabin number is. If you are not in the cabin, they can leave a message and you can call them back directly from your cabin. Also, have them...
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