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Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By CruiserBruce
You may go to your cabana on day of embarkation...

You may go to your cabana on day of embarkation and use your cabana. You will receive the daily champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. No special cocktail party or anything like that.

The...
Forum: Panama Canal July 26th, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By CruiserBruce
I can't explain why, but don't remember hearing...

I can't explain why, but don't remember hearing about any Canal cruise departing from Texas or NOLA.

Note that in September and October, ships are returning to the Caribbean from Alaska (and...
Forum: Hawaii July 26th, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By CruiserBruce
Couldn't have said it better myself. Excellent...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Excellent post.
Forum: Florida Departures July 26th, 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By CruiserBruce
The fixed rates are in Miami. No fixed rates in...

The fixed rates are in Miami. No fixed rates in FLL, in fact there is a big sign at the cab stands reminding the drivers. Been that way for at least 5 years, in my experience.

A little reading on...
Forum: Holland America Line July 26th, 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By CruiserBruce
HAL only takes passports if it speeds up ship...

HAL only takes passports if it speeds up ship clearing at the various ports. As I recall, for our Baltic, sailing from Copenhagen, they collected them when boarding, returning them 2 days later,...
Forum: Italy Ports July 26th, 2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 375,613
Posted By CruiserBruce
That is beyond GREAT, and a wonderful example of...

That is beyond GREAT, and a wonderful example of why there are so many positive reviews here.

Was Francesco one of the drivers? He took care of us last June in Florence. Great time!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 26th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By CruiserBruce
Agree. A Google search for the port website...

Agree. A Google search for the port website /schedule is the way to determine pier assignment.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 26th, 2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By CruiserBruce
You will take your passport ashore in St...

You will take your passport ashore in St Petersburg. You will also need a visa, or proof of coverage by a tour vender's visa. This is discussed on this board almost daily.

The other ports will...
Forum: Alaska July 25th, 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By CruiserBruce
Be on the open deck at church when you are within...

Be on the open deck at church when you are within a half mile or so of the dock. Then head for the deck where you wil be exiting the ship. That will get you off pretty early.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 25th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By CruiserBruce
w Like the Compasses questions, as this is...

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Like the Compasses questions, as this is cruise line specific procedures, the far better place for your research would be the RCI board.
Forum: Florida Departures July 25th, 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By CruiserBruce
I don't believe this is true. The flight will be...

I don't believe this is true. The flight will be considered a domestic flight. You will not exit the plane into a secure Customs area. You will claim your bags and exit the bag claim area like it is...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 25th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By CruiserBruce
And if their were Cruise Compasses available, ...

And if their were Cruise Compasses available, the best place possibly find them would be the RCI board.
Forum: Alaska July 25th, 2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By CruiserBruce
If you look on the West Coast Departures board,...

If you look on the West Coast Departures board, where Seattle is covered, you will see recommendations for towncars, taxis and shuttle services. Some of the towncar services have larger vehicles.
Forum: Holland America Line July 25th, 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By CruiserBruce
There is a thread just a couple down the board on...

There is a thread just a couple down the board on cabanas. It makes references to threads and pdfs with all sorts of cabana info that will help you.

Plus a quick search will get maps and all...
Forum: Florida Departures July 24th, 2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By CruiserBruce
The OP may not have to any of this if they are...

The OP may not have to any of this if they are flying from one of the Canadian airports that have US Immigration and Customs folks at the airport. This turns the flight into a domestic flight. But as...
Forum: Italy Ports July 24th, 2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By CruiserBruce
This is not common practice in Europe. I wouldn't...

This is not common practice in Europe. I wouldn't plan on it.
Forum: Cruise Air July 24th, 2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By CruiserBruce
Most airlines don't sell one way fares USA to...

Most airlines don't sell one way fares USA to Europe, or vice versa. When they do, it is the same, or very close to round trip airfare. However the Cruise Air programs do. Discussed here regularly,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By CruiserBruce
There is a tracking method on the Passport Office...

There is a tracking method on the Passport Office website. Have you checked this?
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 23rd, 2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By CruiserBruce
I see you asked this on the HAL board. That is...

I see you asked this on the HAL board. That is the more appropriate location as it really has nothing to do with Europe, rather to do with HAL booking procedures and upgrade possibilities.

This...
Forum: Florida Departures July 23rd, 2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By CruiserBruce
Where are you flying from? Many Canadian airports...

Where are you flying from? Many Canadian airports have US Immigration and Customs setups, and once you are cleared, the flight to MIA is essentially a domestic flight. No Customs or Immigration at...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand Cruisers July 23rd, 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By CruiserBruce
I am sure there are many threads on the Princess...

I am sure there are many threads on the Princess board on this topic. Go straight to the horse's mouth...
Forum: Cruise Air July 23rd, 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By CruiserBruce
Always go to the FC checkin area...

Always go to the FC checkin area...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 23rd, 2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By CruiserBruce
"Small ship" and "affordable" usually don't fit...

"Small ship" and "affordable" usually don't fit in the same sentence, they contradict each other. But as you have not defined either term, that may be a bit ahead of time. What do you think defines...
Forum: Cruise Air July 23rd, 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By CruiserBruce
If you do some reading on the board, you will see...

If you do some reading on the board, you will see this is the one situation where Choice Air and the other cruise air programs get a good recommendation- one way airfares to or from Europe.
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 23rd, 2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,991
Posted By CruiserBruce
You could go on a cruise and not spend a dime...

You could go on a cruise and not spend a dime while on board, particularly if you don't tip. Nothing that costs extra is required.

If you chose Open Seating/My Time Dining (or whatever it is...
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