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Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Essiesmom
Generally speaking, HAL will have an older...

Generally speaking, HAL will have an older clientele, and not as much active nightlife as the other two. However, if either of you are smokers, by the time you sail, HAL will be the only remaining...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Essiesmom
Unfortunately, you will not find many people on...

Unfortunately, you will not find many people on this side of the pond who have even heard of Thomson, much less sailed them. They do not market in the US, nor does P&O. EM
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Essiesmom
Best to ask this on the NCL board here at CC. EM

Best to ask this on the NCL board here at CC. EM
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Essiesmom
You need to ask this on the River Cruises board...

You need to ask this on the River Cruises board here at CC. EM
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Essiesmom
Either is nice, but I would opt for the three...

Either is nice, but I would opt for the three ports. Those two sea days are for exploring the ship, finding out what cruising is al about...not sitting on your balcony. Don't let anyone persuade...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Essiesmom
Those are not 'adult' prices. If the third...

Those are not 'adult' prices. If the third person in the cabin is an adult, they will pay the reduced rate. MSC often have offers where children under 17 (sometimes 11) sail free in a cabin with...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Essiesmom
I second getting a copy of Rick Steves'...

I second getting a copy of Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports. He tells you what there is to see in each port, and how much of it you can do in the time you have. He does not cover Sicily or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 20th, 2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 615
Posted By Essiesmom
I suggest you go to a dealership and actually...

I suggest you go to a dealership and actually look at the vehicle. EM
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 20th, 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Essiesmom
Welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a board here...

Welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a board here for P&O-UK, under Cruise Lines P-Z, and I suggest you ask your questions there. Also check to see if there is a roll call for your cruise. If there...
Forum: Family Cruises July 20th, 2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Essiesmom
Carnival Dream class ships, Norwegian Epic,...

Carnival Dream class ships, Norwegian Epic, breakaway, Getaway, the two newer Disney ships. Ask on those boards here at CC. EM
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 19th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Essiesmom
There are numerous threads about passports...Some...

There are numerous threads about passports...Some people prefer to leave it in the safe and carry a copy. They are afraid it will be stolen. I never leave the ship without mine.
I can't speak for...
Forum: Cabin Selection Tips July 18th, 2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Essiesmom
Sorry I can't address that concern, but it's...

Sorry I can't address that concern, but it's possible someone on the HAL board can. EM
Forum: Cabin Selection Tips July 17th, 2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Essiesmom
Congratulations on getting one of the very large...

Congratulations on getting one of the very large inside cabins. Only the J & K cabins on Main deck compare. You might want to ask on the HAL board here on CC for more information. EM
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Essiesmom
Carnival allows you to call in the morning and...

Carnival allows you to call in the morning and sail in the afternoon. The final manifest has to be submitted on hour before sailing. But you have to call, cannot book online or just show up at the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Essiesmom
A splash of water won't hurt your ereader. Just...

A splash of water won't hurt your ereader. Just don't dunk it in the pool (or drop it in the tub...). EM
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 15th, 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By Essiesmom
I suggest at least 4 days, preferable five. Also...

I suggest at least 4 days, preferable five. Also consider Carnival from Jacksonville. My only experience with a 3 day cruise was lots of large family groups with matching tshirts, so intent on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 15th, 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Essiesmom
Try thinking outside the box. Do your Baltic...

Try thinking outside the box. Do your Baltic cruise first, then one from Venice. I haven't checked cruises for next year (or even this year), but we have cruised from Venice on HAL and Celebrity,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 15th, 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Essiesmom
Welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a board here...

Welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a board here for Windstar cruisers, under Cruise Lines P-Z. You can find other Windstar cruisers there. Not sure if Windstar has enough presence here to have a...
Forum: Cruise Air July 13th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Essiesmom
We stayed at the Best Western Hotel Olimpia, just...

We stayed at the Best Western Hotel Olimpia, just down from the Arlecchino. Very convenient to Piazzale Roma and vapor edit down the Grande Canal. The year before we stayed at the Bonvecchiati, a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 13th, 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Essiesmom
HAL usually has dancing in one lounge, and if...

HAL usually has dancing in one lounge, and if remember seeing dancing on Princess, too. But nothing like on Cunard.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 13th, 2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Essiesmom
Magnification doesn't make much difference to...

Magnification doesn't make much difference to me...they are mounted so high I can't use them. EM
Forum: Italy Ports July 13th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By Essiesmom
We did 3days post cruise in Rome in 2009. My...

We did 3days post cruise in Rome in 2009. My travel partner just wanted to book the cruise line package, but my TA used a TA website called TravelBound and saved us $700pp, with a much more central...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 13th, 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Essiesmom
The symbols on the deck plan for that cabin...

The symbols on the deck plan for that cabin indicate a convertible sofa and one upper berth. EM
Forum: Holland America Line July 13th, 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Essiesmom
Hmmm... Well, to begin with, START SAVING! There...

Hmmm... Well, to begin with, START SAVING! There are several members here who have done multiple world cruisers, and blogged them on this forum. I suggest you do a search and start reading. Also,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 13th, 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Essiesmom
All Princess ships call at Whittier. I have done...

All Princess ships call at Whittier. I have done Alaska on Diamond and Coral and enjoyed both. EM
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