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Forum: Spain Ports April 19th, 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,569
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Hi Cathy I am so sorry I haven\t seen this...

Hi Cathy
I am so sorry I haven\t seen this before.. We've been on a TA cruise and I wasn't much in touch with my mail. I don't know if your question is still relevant or is it too late?
Anyway, we...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 26th, 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I totally agree with you analysis. Even if the...

I totally agree with you analysis. Even if the Tunisia analogy doesn't really apply here. If I remember correctly, the Israelis in that case were assured that they will be able to get off the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 26th, 2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By almostnewtocruise
On the contrary.. Only NCL security people (and ...

On the contrary.. Only NCL security people (and no "phone representative" ) can give me an answer (in writing, please) if they will allow us to board the ship. After all it's their call - and I...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 26th, 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks all for your input. The CC is a great...

Thanks all for your input. The CC is a great community that can always be counted on! :)

But I am still not much wiser.. I know that there are differences between countries and their policies...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 25th, 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By almostnewtocruise
You may all be right, of course.. Still, I...

You may all be right, of course..

Still, I found this on the NCL website under " Required Travel Documents and Information for Cruise vacation"

MOROCCO - Moroccan immigration regulations state...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 25th, 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By almostnewtocruise
No visa for one of the ports

For a week now I'm trying to find out what is the formal NCL policy about ports in countries that require a visa from certain passengers.
It's important to us, because we're contemplating booking...
Forum: Florida Departures December 8th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks, guys - you were very helpful! I...

Thanks, guys - you were very helpful!
I discovered that my cruise (Celebrity) does indeed offer a transfer to MIA - with a short excursion (and presumably one without it too :)).
We've done...
Forum: Florida Departures December 8th, 2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Disembarking in Fort Lauderdale - flight from Miami?

On our fall cruise we'll be disembarking in F. Lauderdale, but the (much) better option to fly home is from MAP. It will be a first for us - so I have some questions;
Do cruise companies provide...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 28th, 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By almostnewtocruise
OK.. First - let me try to clarify what I meant...

OK.. First - let me try to clarify what I meant when I wrote about "fairness" after somebody on this thread implied that "it's not fair" to use your OBC to pay for the gratuities, while others...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 27th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Pardon me, but I would think that "fair" has...

Pardon me, but I would think that "fair" has really very little to do with anything on a cruise. It's not unlike seats on a plane.. People book at different times, with different promos and perks -...
Forum: Italy Ports November 27th, 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks for writing.. What kind of excursion did...

Thanks for writing..
What kind of excursion did you do with Mario in Syracuse ? From the website it seems that this is mainly a "taxi-with-a-driver enterprise", while Syracuse seems more like...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises November 18th, 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By almostnewtocruise
British, South African, Australian, New Zealand,...

British, South African, Australian, New Zealand, USA and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Israel.

All you need is a valid passport (for at least next six months) - like to...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises November 15th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Looking forward to seeing her again in April.. :)...

Looking forward to seeing her again in April.. :)
Congrats!

Miriam
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 8th, 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Oh.. but then you had prepaid gratuities - which...

Oh.. but then you had prepaid gratuities - which makes all the difference! :)

And I agree with teecee60 about the Future.., Select wasn't too popular at first, but now certainly is..

And also...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 6th, 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Last time on the Equinox we dined Select and...

Last time on the Equinox we dined Select and loved it. Like you - we would rather use our OBCs to pay for the gratuities and not have to prepay them at the time of the final payment..
I wonder...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 6th, 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Change to Select Dining while on board the ship

Does anyone have experience with doing that?
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises October 31st, 2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,130
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I don't know about Ipad, but even on a regular...

I don't know about Ipad, but even on a regular computer be sure that you bookmarked the right page.. It should be
https://secure.azamaraclubcruises.com/dc/myAccount/customizeCruise.do?cS=SIDENAV
...
Forum: Italy Ports October 30th, 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thank you both for your responses. I'll...

Thank you both for your responses.

I'll indeed ask also on the Tripadvisor forum.. There is someone local there who seems to be very patient and ready to answer all questions! :)

We too...
Forum: Italy Ports October 29th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Syracuse (Sicily) on our own - or with a guide?

We'll be in Syracuse next April. Has anyone here have any experience with this port? Is it doable by ourselves or do we need a guide? How far is the port from the old city?
Any information will...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises October 13th, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,130
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Wow!! It didn't work first, but when I went back...

Wow!! It didn't work first, but when I went back to this original post and used the link there - it did!
Thank you all!! It was refreshing to see all the details of our reservation (even without an...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 11th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,172
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I got a formal answer from Ian: "The price is...

I got a formal answer from Ian:
"The price is definitely 34.99 - I will try to find where it states 19.99 and remove it from our website."

Miriam
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 10th, 2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,172
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Do you remember how much you paid? (On the...

Do you remember how much you paid? (On the website they say that the tours "starts" at 19.99 , but actually this one is supposed to be 34.99 Euros)
And did you have to pay in advance?
TIA
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises September 1st, 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 25,534
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Quite depressing - as we all seem to agree ...

Quite depressing - as we all seem to agree that the only perks that really have mattered are free internet and laundry..

Curious,,, can anyone explain how do "complimentary nights" work? ...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 28th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,165
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Marcie and Marylou - thanks for the welcome! This...

Marcie and Marylou - thanks for the welcome! This will be our 7th AZ cruise, but a first TA on a such a small ship. And we've never done so few ports! So - on one hand I am very excited about it.....
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 27th, 2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,165
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Last update.. We've just booked our ...

Last update..

We've just booked our 'instead cruise" - a TA on the Journey in April 2015.
Instead of a verandah we'll now have to settle for an 'inside'..
AND (sigh) we still need to add...
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