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Forum: Celebrity Cruises February 5th, 2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks for the info. The Maritime Museum is...

Thanks for the info. The Maritime Museum is something we hope to do during our 2 days before the cruise.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises February 5th, 2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks everyone. So I guess it's wait and see. ...

Thanks everyone. So I guess it's wait and see. We'll be in Barcelona for 2 days before the first cruise so I've got some things planned for those 2 days. I was looking for some further away things...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises February 5th, 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Excursion on B2B turn around day

We'll be ending one cruise and beginning the next in Barcelona. So far the only excursions shown for that day begin or end at the airport for folks ending or beginning their cruise on that day.
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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 3rd, 2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,118
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We have a little Coleman backpacking light that...

We have a little Coleman backpacking light that we put in the bathroom. It's about 5 inches high so it doesn't take up much room in our bags.
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 27th, 2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Also, once you have your flights booked, keep an...

Also, once you have your flights booked, keep an eye on them for any changes. We have our flights booked for Oct. and Nov. and already both have been changed. Return flights have a longer layover so...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 26th, 2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By sparky-elpaso
For me it would be anything with more than one...

For me it would be anything with more than one zero before the decimal point in the price. :D

For customs I would imagine there would be some kind of a price point and maybe things like real...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 21st, 2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,674
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Of course lying about the situation is such a...

Of course lying about the situation is such a great example to set for the kids.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 17th, 2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like I'll...

Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like I'll have to take some notes during any announcements to get some info and make up my own "log".
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 16th, 2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Great. Thanks. Not one of those "necessary"...

Great. Thanks. Not one of those "necessary" things but kind of nice to have.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 16th, 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By sparky-elpaso
"Captain's Log"

On our last cruise on Princess at the end of the cruise we got a printed "Captain's Log" with info on each day like our position, weather, sunrise and sunset times, how far we traveled, speed, etc....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 8th, 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Book me on the first trip, please. Something...

Book me on the first trip, please. Something tells me it would be mega expensive to build.
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 8th, 2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,600
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Welcome to the great world of cruising. You...

Welcome to the great world of cruising. You might want to do some reading on the Royal Caribbean website - there's probably a frequently asked questions area. And the RCL area here is great for...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises January 6th, 2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,299
Posted By sparky-elpaso
The price for our Oct. 15 Med cruise on Equinox...

The price for our Oct. 15 Med cruise on Equinox dropped $60 pp - yaay. Called and had no problem getting the new price. Free grats and $150 pp OBC stayed the same.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 29th, 2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think it has something to do with the...

I think it has something to do with the electrical system on the ship. A hotel is using the power grid of a city so they have all they need. A ship has to make its own so it's a limited amount. ...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 22nd, 2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,425
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks for the explanation of nautical miles,...

Thanks for the explanation of nautical miles, etc. No Navy guys in my family - just Army and Air Force.
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 21st, 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,425
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Now if we could just figure out who decided the...

Now if we could just figure out who decided the difference between statute miles and nautical miles. Especially since they're both such odd numbers.
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 20th, 2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Welcome aboard. Just an FYI - it's against...

Welcome aboard.

Just an FYI - it's against board rules to mention TA's by name.

But to answer your question I think most cruise lines don't allow TA's to discount prices - although there may...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 5th, 2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By sparky-elpaso
A day long trip to the WW II beaches in Normandy....

A day long trip to the WW II beaches in Normandy. Incredible trip. I think almost all of the guys on the bus were veterans so lots of stories swapped at lunch.
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 2nd, 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,855
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Glad you had a good time. And Alaska is a great...

Glad you had a good time. And Alaska is a great choice - amazing scenery and history. And lots of stuff for the kids if they like wildlife and things like that.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 23rd, 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,940
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Great review and photos. We're doing that TA...

Great review and photos. We're doing that TA (and the Med one before) next year so it's great to see recent photos of the ship, etc. I'm taking notes and looking things up on Google Earth for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 22nd, 2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,774
Posted By sparky-elpaso
My father had a saying. He told me that since I...

My father had a saying. He told me that since I wasn't made out of sugar or salt I wouldn't melt if I got wet. :)

BTW, although we live in the desert now, I grew up in Michigan where it does...
Forum: First Time Cruisers November 21st, 2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By sparky-elpaso
CC rules prohibit recommendations for travel...

CC rules prohibit recommendations for travel agents. I assume someone who works for a cruise line would maybe come under that category.

So this post may possibly disappear.
Forum: First Time Cruisers November 20th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Welcome aboard. I'm betting this first cruise...

Welcome aboard. I'm betting this first cruise won't be your last. So don't feel you have to do EVERYTHING - find time to relax. :D

If you haven't already done so check out the Royal Caribbean...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 15th, 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,765
Posted By sparky-elpaso
DH and I would love to cruise with you and moose....

DH and I would love to cruise with you and moose. I take it he enjoys having his photo taken partaking in various activities. :)

Glad to hear most folks have had positive experiences.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 13th, 2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,765
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Great stories everyone. We saw a group on...

Great stories everyone.

We saw a group on one of our trips - don't know if it was a family or just a group getting together for dinner. One of the men looked around and said, "We all look good...
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