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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 38
Posted By Hlitner
Sometimes it pays to just read the cruise line's...

Sometimes it pays to just read the cruise line's own web site. Here is a quote about the Classic Package

"Beverage packages cannot be used at the in-stateroom mini bar, through Room Service, or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Hlitner
Life is a risk :). Personally, we would have no...

Life is a risk :). Personally, we would have no issue with those flight times (especially being on SW). May is a pretty good weather month. We would also be comfortable with the noon flight and...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,717
Posted By Hlitner
Just got back from a long (2 month) trip and am...

Just got back from a long (2 month) trip and am catching-up on posts. This one made me smile as the Captain we recently had on a long HAL cruise we never do such as thing. But we do know one...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Hlitner
We have done more then 15 crossings (both ways)...

We have done more then 15 crossings (both ways) on several cruise lines and continue to do repositioning cruises every year. So here is a little advice for the OP. Think about how much you will...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Hlitner
Yep. You can take the train. The bus is...

Yep. You can take the train. The bus is probably a better option (especially from the area of the cruise port) as you can simply hop on the #100 bus (this bus runs quite often). The bus fare is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Hlitner
This post will seem crass, but so be it! On CC...

This post will seem crass, but so be it! On CC we have seen discussions about fears related to Chickengunya, Eboli, Legionaires, Dengue Fever, Malaria, Cabin Cough, e-coli, Norovirus, influenza, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Hlitner
We assume the OP has booked their cruise and the...

We assume the OP has booked their cruise and the payments are made. So that is not the issue. As to being part of a large group, I guess its a good thing if you like being part of a large group :)....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By Hlitner
WOW! Not sure where folks get their info. ...

WOW! Not sure where folks get their info. Regarding the removal of gratuities, this is a problem on every cruise line who uses optional auto-tipping. The main "tip removers" are folks from...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,697
Posted By Hlitner
Hi Andy and a very Happy Turkey Day to you and...

Hi Andy and a very Happy Turkey Day to you and your family. We will be waiting for you in Miami and happy to take your place in the various bars. But please leave some booze on the ship and make...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Hlitner
Add me to the "curious" list about the OPs...

Add me to the "curious" list about the OPs question. Most could care less about these 3 officers, although we would really smile if we were back on the Silhouette with Captain Demitrius (the...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Hlitner
If you just search this forum there are quite a...

If you just search this forum there are quite a few posts about Marseille. Your ship will dock out at the commercial port which is a couple of miles from town (not really walkable). There will be a...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Hlitner
Glad to see Perry still going strong and will see...

Glad to see Perry still going strong and will see him in a couple of weeks. Although not a big fan we do appreciate his talent and will definitely to 1 or 2 of his shows on our cruise. Guess we...
Forum: Greece Ports November 26th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By Hlitner
Interesting thread. We assume Cruise junky has...

Interesting thread. We assume Cruise junky has all their answers but will post some info. If you want to leave a cruise early (before the final port) it is often possible in Europe, but you need to...
Forum: Holland America Line November 26th, 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 84,893
Posted By Hlitner
A couple of comments about the wine/drink rules...

A couple of comments about the wine/drink rules vis a vis our recent 38 days on the Oosterdam. We met several passengers (Canadians) who had their excess wine confiscated at check-in. One of those...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 26th, 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Hlitner
Maho is just not the type of place visited on...

Maho is just not the type of place visited on most tours, with the exception of some island driving tours that might give you a brief look-see. The reason? With the exception of the nearby runway...
Forum: Spain Ports November 25th, 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Hlitner
We hear ya....when it comes to one-way rentals. ...

We hear ya....when it comes to one-way rentals. It is a problem throughout Europe since the rental car franchisees in different countries refuse to work together to benefit consumer. Yes, using...
Forum: Pacific Islands, All November 25th, 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Hlitner
Michele, Speaking for DW (who is a big coward)...

Michele, Speaking for DW (who is a big coward) you need to get past your fears. Sharks apparently do not smell fear (although it is said that they can smell blood) and they take tours into these...
Forum: Spain Ports November 25th, 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Hlitner
Also wondering about air. There are airfares as...

Also wondering about air. There are airfares as low as about $51 (one way) and its a quick flight. Although we understand that all air flights involve lots of hassles, it makes a lot of sense on...
Forum: Holland America Line November 25th, 2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 42,417
Posted By Hlitner
There are rumors, but they are just rumors. But...

There are rumors, but they are just rumors. But I did have an interesting call this afternoon from HAL who wanted to further pursue the reasons we cancelled our HAL cruise (for July 2015) ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 25th, 2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hlitner
Have to agree with Ducklite. "Adult...

Have to agree with Ducklite. "Adult Entertainment" on cruise ships will generally take the form of later night (after 11) comedy shows where the comedians (usually the same ones that work the main...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 25th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,991
Posted By Hlitner
We are not sure its worth the mental strain (and...

We are not sure its worth the mental strain (and last morning hurry-up) for such an early flight. If the ship is cleared in a normal amount of time, and you use express debarkation (carrying all...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 25th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Hlitner
We have loved AQ on the Silhouette. No need to...

We have loved AQ on the Silhouette. No need to pre reserve at Blu as it is simply open sitting. Show-up when you want (during the posted dinner hours) and you will be seated ASAP. They will often...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 25th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,233
Posted By Hlitner
I should have been clearer with my comment. When...

I should have been clearer with my comment. When I said "aft" it was in reference to the group of Aqua Cabins located aft of the pool area. Although this section is on the same deck as the other...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 25th, 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Hlitner
In Hong Kong we would want to right downtown. ...

In Hong Kong we would want to right downtown. One could certainly debate whether to stay on Kowloon or the other side, but being near the water (and Star Ferry) is very handy and its fun to walk out...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 25th, 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By Hlitner
Not sure why they are doing this at the Port of...

Not sure why they are doing this at the Port of Miami. Ironically, I just took a look at that Nov 29 cruise and they are practically giving the thing away. Inside cabins are now as low as $299...
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