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Forum: River Cruising May 25th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By gentlemancruiser
100% to avoid the crowds. Many big cities in...

100% to avoid the crowds. Many big cities in Europe and their historic sites become crowded in July & August. River cruising doesn't attract families, so they are not looking at generating...
Forum: River Cruising May 24th, 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Avalon did this last year, however the captain...

Avalon did this last year, however the captain explained that the local tour companies get very upset with the river cruise companies because it takes way from their business.
Forum: Cunard Line May 24th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I'm guessing you'll find QG very crowded compared...

I'm guessing you'll find QG very crowded compared to PG with the extra guests. I've been inside both and much prefer PG, a bit more elbow room in PG(space between tables). I believe it's because...
Forum: Costa Cruises March 18th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,855
Posted By gentlemancruiser
How horrible for everyone. This might explain...

How horrible for everyone. This might explain why the ship is not leaving port tonight.
Forum: River Cruising March 18th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I usually just get Euro's before leaving home and...

I usually just get Euro's before leaving home and then exchange what I need in other currencies when I am in that country.
Forum: River Cruising March 16th, 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,095
Posted By gentlemancruiser
I totally agree!!!!. It's a nice place to see...

I totally agree!!!!. It's a nice place to see inside of it but the prices are silly and the food quality is just average and the service is well below average.
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By gentlemancruiser
RER train from CDG would be much faster then a...

RER train from CDG would be much faster then a car/taxi.
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,971
Posted By gentlemancruiser
http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/credit-cards/visapaywa...

http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/credit-cards/visapaywave/questions.html

2. How does Visa payWave work?
In addition to a chip and a magnetic stripe for traditional transaction processing, your new RBC...
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,971
Posted By gentlemancruiser
In Canada there are a large number of terminals...

In Canada there are a large number of terminals in most stores, restaurants and hotesl which are swipe/tap and pin enabled. The debit/bank cards are now chip enabled with pins. Alot of Canadian...
Forum: River Cruising March 8th, 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Be careful about wanting the outdoor balconies,...

Be careful about wanting the outdoor balconies, these are much smaller then on an ocean cruise. The concept is great but they are cramped!!!! We had a balcony on our Nile cruise and it was pretty...
Forum: River Cruising March 7th, 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,685
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We stayed at the Hilton Probrezni for 2 night...

We stayed at the Hilton Probrezni for 2 night last year, one night we were very tired and just ate at the hotel. It was VERY overpriced even for a hotel. The second night we went to the Cafe...
Forum: River Cruising March 7th, 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,838
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We did our first Avalon cruise last year in...

We did our first Avalon cruise last year in Europe and we will be going back again this year. As a Canadian you will enjoy the mix of passengers. Last year our river cruise turned into a bus trip...
Forum: River Cruising March 7th, 2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By gentlemancruiser
The ships names are pronouned as one word...

The ships names are pronouned as one word Amadagio, Amacerto and Amalegro. If you look at the videos they have posted on their website their staff pronounce the cruise lines name as aww-maw.
Forum: River Cruising March 1st, 2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,846
Posted By gentlemancruiser
It really comes down to personal choice and what...

It really comes down to personal choice and what you are most comfortable with. Before booking my first European River cruise I did a lot of research and got some help from this board. We choose...
Forum: River Cruising February 28th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By gentlemancruiser
All of their ships have a hair dryers in the...

All of their ships have a hair dryers in the cabins in one of the drawers.
Forum: River Cruising February 28th, 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,181
Posted By gentlemancruiser
One example is Condor and Lufthansa. They will...

One example is Condor and Lufthansa. They will check you luggage to the final destination, but they are not directly connected. So for example if you are transiting via Frankfurt you will have to...
Forum: River Cruising February 28th, 2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,267
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Not sure I can agree with the OP generalization. ...

Not sure I can agree with the OP generalization. We had a very wide range of demographics on our last River cruise from cleaners to philosophy professors. What most travellers do not like are...
Forum: River Cruising February 24th, 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We were on the Avalon Impression and there was NO...

We were on the Avalon Impression and there was NO clothes lines in the shower. The power outlets were all the european style outlets (220v round sockets). You will need an adapter.

You could...
Forum: Gay & Lesbian Cruisers January 4th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,186
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We were onboard for the Christmas cruise and...

We were onboard for the Christmas cruise and there were no problems or any signs of homophobia anywhere onboard. We did see one man being directed out of the Kings Court by Maitre'd but it was...
Forum: Cunard Line January 3rd, 2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,458
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We only had skirt hangers in our closet, we asked...

We only had skirt hangers in our closet, we asked for pant hangers but there are no longer any available.
Forum: Cunard Line December 28th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,049
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We were enjoying pre dinner drinks in the chart...

We were enjoying pre dinner drinks in the chart room while listening to the string quartet and when the lights went out they just played on not missing a beat. It was very calm but it reminded me of...
Forum: Cunard Line December 28th, 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,049
Posted By gentlemancruiser
We were enjoying pre dinner drinks in the Chart...

We were enjoying pre dinner drinks in the Chart Room while listening to the string quartet and when the lights went out they played on! It was Very calm but a certain movie came to mind!!!


Sent...
Forum: Cunard Line December 13th, 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,458
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Skipper Tim - Great photo of the QEII, I do miss...

Skipper Tim - Great photo of the QEII, I do miss the her. I'll be following your posts. I'll be embarking QM2 when you arrive in NYC and will be meeting friends onboard so this will be helping with...
Forum: Cunard Line December 8th, 2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,702
Posted By gentlemancruiser
Giller - I'm still scratching my head on the...

Giller - I'm still scratching my head on the logic of this one.

You were considering a World Cruise sector with Cunard but will not book now because you are upset about the $22.50 price difference...
Forum: Cunard Line December 8th, 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,702
Posted By gentlemancruiser
well said!

well said!
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