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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,041
Posted By sparky-elpaso
However, some of the posts with photos are new...

However, some of the posts with photos are new ones. After seeing the photo posted by Walli5446 I decided to pay a bit more for a cabin on deck 8. I'm an avid photographer and I don't want anything...
Forum: France Ports Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Coming from a family of 4 generations of military...

Coming from a family of 4 generations of military (Grandfather - Army WWI / Father - Army Air Corps WW II / Husband - Army Vietnam era and Desert Storm / Son - Air Force) it was an honor to be able...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We'll be sailing out of Barcelona - nice to hear....

We'll be sailing out of Barcelona - nice to hear. Although our date will be mid-October so I imagine it won't be too hotl
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I just set up our account on the Celebrity...

I just set up our account on the Celebrity website and it automatically gave us "Select" status because we've sailed on Royal Caribbean a couple of times. Didn't have to call or anything. :D

No...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 29th, 2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Cool. Thanks.

Cool. Thanks.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 29th, 2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Getting ready to book our first cruise with...

Getting ready to book our first cruise with Celebrity. Do you join the Captains Club before or after your first cruise. We're Platinum on Royal Caribbean, I think.
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 29th, 2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Welcome aboard. :) Location of your cabin...

Welcome aboard. :)

Location of your cabin isn't particularly important unless you think you might get seasick. Then middle of the ship is better. You would have to check with your travel agent...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 27th, 2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks. I figured that's the way it would work.

Thanks. I figured that's the way it would work.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 27th, 2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Back to back cruises - onboard charges

This will be our first Celebrity cruise. How do they handle your onboard spending for a back to back? Pay your bill at the end of each part or can they combine the two parts and you pay at the end...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 27th, 2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By sparky-elpaso
This should be a "sticky" somewhere. :) For all...

This should be a "sticky" somewhere. :) For all those folks who want to remove tips or whatever because service wasn't up to par. The staff can't fix what they don't know about.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 26th, 2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I was going to suggest the ones you can order...

I was going to suggest the ones you can order here until I noticed how soon you need them. :eek:

Lots of folks just fold them and cover them with clear packing tape, punch a hold in the end and...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 25th, 2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Yup. We spent a couple of days in Sydney before...

Yup. We spent a couple of days in Sydney before our cruise around Oz and we were taking the ferry from Darling Harbor to the zoo. We weren't the only ones who were confused - there was another...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 24th, 2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Mr. Seagull would have paid his fare if he could...

Mr. Seagull would have paid his fare if he could have figured out how to get a ticket out of the machine. :)
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 22nd, 2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Ok, all you tea drinkers out there. I've been...

Ok, all you tea drinkers out there. I've been reading this post and ended up ordering a selection from Tea Forte.

What's the secret to brewing a really good cup of tea?
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 21st, 2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Had some rain and a bit of a rainbow as the sun...

Had some rain and a bit of a rainbow as the sun was going down last night.

http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/mm362/sparky-elpaso/DSC01627_zps0mabrqgp.jpg...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 21st, 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 265,344
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Pretty kitties and I love pandas. In keeping...

Pretty kitties and I love pandas.

In keeping with the kitty cats - although these are a bit smaller and somewhat less dangerous. My sons cats and their new toy.
...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 21st, 2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By sparky-elpaso
In a nutshell, There are generally 2 types...

In a nutshell,

There are generally 2 types of dining - the one where you eat at the same time in the same dining room at the same table every night (set / fixed or something like that). Usually 2...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 15th, 2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Very interesting. I'm sitting here looking at...

Very interesting. I'm sitting here looking at the stack of photo books I've had made by Smilebooks. Can't imagine even attempting that type of layout by hand.

Back when our sons were little ( a...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 5th, 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By sparky-elpaso
That's one of a series of shots using the "burst"...

That's one of a series of shots using the "burst" mode on my camera. That horse apparently just wasn't in the mood to behave right then. Even when they got him settled down a bit and the jockey was...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 5th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think I know what you mean. Every once in a...

I think I know what you mean. Every once in a while you get a shot that wasn't necessarily planned - you happen to be in the right place at the right time and have your camera ready. We had gone to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 5th, 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,615
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'm an avid photographer and being out on deck at...

I'm an avid photographer and being out on deck at sunrise or sunset is incredible. You just can't see that type of view from land.

We went on the "Ultimate Ship Tour" on the Ruby Princess so we...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 5th, 2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,512
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Now that DH and I are retired time isn't a...

Now that DH and I are retired time isn't a problem - it's that darn money issue. :)

So we're working on our bucket list and since the cruises are longer we can't go as often. Our last cruise was...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions June 25th, 2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 989
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I love designing photo books of each of our...

I love designing photo books of each of our trips. Gives me a chance to be a bit creative.

I've scanned a lot of my old printed photos (still more to do) and also photos I inherited from my...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 24th, 2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,520
Posted By sparky-elpaso
First of all - welcome aboard. First...

First of all - welcome aboard.

First question - did you book your cruise through a travel agent? If you did all requests would have to be made by your TA.

Your signature lists Manchester - I'm...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions June 18th, 2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Being "vertically challenged" (I'm 5' 3"), people...

Being "vertically challenged" (I'm 5' 3"), people with i-pads, etc. are extremely aggravating. Especially if they decide to move between me and the subject - and I got there first. I try to get to...
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