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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 24th, 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By flamomo
I might consider doing it anyway .... IF it is...

I might consider doing it anyway .... IF it is really port-intensive (the ports being the focus of the trip), and then I would be mainly using the ship as my transportation, hotel and restaurants.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By flamomo
Canary Islands I went there last year on...

Canary Islands
I went there last year on Princess, r/t Southampton, and really enjoyed seeing something different.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 20th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By flamomo
IMO, there is no such thing as typical weather...

IMO, there is no such thing as typical weather for cruising anywhere in the world. Weather conditions are very changeable, especially on the sea, and it'd be difficult to say what you should plan to...
Forum: Italy Ports October 17th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By flamomo
Both times I cruised out of Venice with Princess,...

Both times I cruised out of Venice with Princess, there was a free transfer bus for embarking pax waiting very close to where we got off the People Mover. There was also a small truck with a trailer...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 17th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By flamomo
OP --- What cruiseline is your cruise with? That...

OP --- What cruiseline is your cruise with? That info would be helpful for others trying to suggest options and possibities for you.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 17th, 2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By flamomo
Personally I really like all of them, and would...

Personally I really like all of them, and would love an itinerary that includes all of them. The Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries and ports are much nicer than the Western.
JMHO
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 17th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,154
Posted By flamomo
IMO, the panic was created and continues to be...

IMO, the panic was created and continues to be driven by the media's self-perceived need to be the the first to report the latest new detail, and of course they seem to love put a scary spin on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 15th, 2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By flamomo
I cruise with both a Samsung tablet and a...

I cruise with both a Samsung tablet and a netbook, plus I take my old basic Kindle as my primary reading source. The tablet can be a backup reading source while the battery on the Kindle is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 10th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By flamomo
Sounds like a great itinerary, since it includes...

Sounds like a great itinerary, since it includes some of the Canary Islands, and will bring you across the Atlantic via a more southerly route than doing it from Barcelona.

Last October on the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,147
Posted By flamomo
I would do exactly the same thing .... stay with...

I would do exactly the same thing .... stay with Princess. I feel their loyalty program is generous, but the main thing is that I love the Princess product, and that they make me feel like a princess...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 5th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,141
Posted By flamomo
What a horrible idea!! You could not pay me to go...

What a horrible idea!! You could not pay me to go on a "pet friendly" cruise.
The last thing I want to have to listen to on a cruise is someone's yippy little ankle biter barking!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 4th, 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,123
Posted By flamomo
DEFINITELY #1!!! Venice is a must see .... if...

DEFINITELY #1!!! Venice is a must see .... if possible fly in a couple of days early so you can do justice to the magical city of Venice.

Also, if you have any interest at all in archeology and...
Forum: Italy Ports October 3rd, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By flamomo
If You're going to Venice a couple of days early ....

And you'd like something different to do, check this article out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/travel/in-venice-navigating-like-a-native.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Forum: South America October 1st, 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By flamomo
Of course there are. All one has to do is a...

Of course there are. All one has to do is a search on the internet and there are plenty of them.

I was just letting others know that this one worked well and there was no additional service fee.
Forum: South America October 1st, 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By flamomo
https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/ ...

https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/

That's the one I just used and it works great. Easy, quick. and since it's a government site, and not a visa service, there are no additional charges...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 1st, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By flamomo
Did that cruise in 2011 and had wonderful sailing...

Did that cruise in 2011 and had wonderful sailing weather, at about the same time of year ..... only rained once during the entire cruise, and it was a passing tropical shower in one of the ports....
Forum: South America September 29th, 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By flamomo
Reciprocity fee for Argentina

I need to pay this in advance of my January cruise , but everything that looks like an official government site are all in Spanish, which is useless to me.

I found several sites listed for paying...
Forum: South America September 19th, 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By flamomo
If a Princess excursion goes to someplace you...

If a Princess excursion goes to someplace you REALLY want to see, it is always wise to pre-reserve it via the Personalizer in advance of your cruise. Don't leave it to chance that spots will still be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By flamomo
Another Princess cruiser joining in. I'm in the...

Another Princess cruiser joining in. I'm in the same age bracket as your Mom.
I've done quite a few of them over the past 10 years, and find Princess has classiness, without a feeling of snobbery....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 18th, 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By flamomo
I have done a lot of cruises with Princess, and...

I have done a lot of cruises with Princess, and when the departure port is in Europe or South America, I use Princess EZAir. Partly for convenience and "next port goarantee" and partly because they...
Forum: South America September 16th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By flamomo
A couple of Pashminas are among the must takes on...

A couple of Pashminas are among the must takes on my packing list for every cruise, no matter the time of year or the itinerary ..... they are lightweight, occupy little space in my luggage, can...
Forum: West Coast Departures September 15th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By flamomo
I have used the Princess transfers to the port a...

I have used the Princess transfers to the port a number of times, and the Princess transfer buses do not always wait for a full bus before heading for the port.

The Princess "greeters" that are...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 14th, 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By flamomo
I took a quick look at the 2015-2016 cruise atlas...

I took a quick look at the 2015-2016 cruise atlas and do not see it listed.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,570
Posted By flamomo
I have had a Dicapac waterproof bag for about 6...

I have had a Dicapac waterproof bag for about 6 years, and it has been used numerous times with several different p&s digital cameras, and nary a leak. I water test it before using it every...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By flamomo
You're correct, Deb ..... Thanks for jogging my...

You're correct, Deb ..... Thanks for jogging my memory!
Since we were unable to make port in Vigo, I missed out on a wine tasting excursion. DARN!!! :(
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