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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 5th, 2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By srlafleur
OK, while I said I wouldn't do it, initially, I...

OK, while I said I wouldn't do it, initially, I realize that it really wouldn't be a bad idea if you want a trim of a simple cut and a normal coloring, simple highlights, etc.

I've been having my...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 3rd, 2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By srlafleur
I wouldn't do it! The worst that would happen...

I wouldn't do it!
The worst that would happen is you don't like it, and it is, after all, only hair and will grow back.

BUT what if you LOVE it? It's not like you can go back to the same stylist...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 3rd, 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,705
Posted By srlafleur
Last cruise I was on, in August on Princess, they...

Last cruise I was on, in August on Princess, they scanned the sign and sail cards.
On various other cruises they've done a roll-call or checked you off as you got there.
It seems to change from...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 3rd, 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,388
Posted By srlafleur
I don't eat more "to get my money's worth." I...

I don't eat more "to get my money's worth." I don't binge.

But I do eat more because I didn't have to plan it, shop for it, or prepare it.

At home we don't do courses, but it sure is nice...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises February 3rd, 2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,519
Posted By srlafleur
My husband and I dress up for formal...

My husband and I dress up for formal night/elegant night/whatever they're calling it these days, mostly because I like to get use out of those cocktail dresses I've bought to wear to the company...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 2nd, 2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,778
Posted By srlafleur
I would never, ever buy the art on board as the...

I would never, ever buy the art on board as the "investment" they like to hype it as. If it was so collectible, we wouldn't be seeing exactly the same art on every ship, every line, for as long as...
Forum: Alaska February 1st, 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By srlafleur
Yes, true, just want to temper expectations, for...

Yes, true, just want to temper expectations, for that one in 20 chance. Also, sightings aren't guaranteed to be as up-close-and-personal as they appear on TV and in photos. :)

Speaking from...
Forum: Alaska February 1st, 2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By srlafleur
Just understand that Alaska is a big place and...

Just understand that Alaska is a big place and the animals are free to roam the whole of that great big wilderness and avoid populated areas. There are no guarantees that you will see any animals at...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 1st, 2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By srlafleur
Agree with cb. Plus, it's really none of...

Agree with cb.

Plus, it's really none of your business. If you found out definitively one way or the other, how would that change your life?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 1st, 2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By srlafleur
I like taking excursions. While I am more...

I like taking excursions. While I am more comfortable knowing I won't miss the ship if something is a distance away, and I don't relish wandering into unsavory territory inadvertently, those "fears"...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 1st, 2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,380
Posted By srlafleur
Realistically, we should all be encouraging...

Realistically, we should all be encouraging everyone to prepay as much as possible, so the cruise lines can make more interest (relatively painless for us, could add up to a fair amount for them,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 29th, 2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,380
Posted By srlafleur
I like to prepay at some point before the cruise,...

I like to prepay at some point before the cruise, either when booking (if necessary to get anytime dining - as on some cruise lines), whenever I choose to (our last Princess cruise - it was like...
Forum: Cruise News January 29th, 2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,679
Posted By srlafleur
Agree. If we live in fear and change our...

Agree.
If we live in fear and change our lifestyles accordingly, they win. Hence the moniker "terrorist".
Is there a chance? Sure, probably always has been, even long before 9/11.

May the odds...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line January 28th, 2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By srlafleur
I use packing tape for strength and, yes, I do...

I use packing tape for strength and, yes, I do bring a small stapler. Works fine.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 26th, 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,975
Posted By srlafleur
Wow! So they have meatloaf. They have a whole lot...

Wow! So they have meatloaf. They have a whole lot of other things, too. You don't like the meatloaf, don't eat the meatloaf.
It's hardly worth getting your knickers in a knot over!
Forum: Alaska January 17th, 2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By srlafleur
When we were in Denali in May we saw a few...

When we were in Denali in May we saw a few mosquitoes, but they were the early non-biting species, according to tour guides.

Apparently Alaska's unofficial state "bird" comes in several different...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 13th, 2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By srlafleur
My (4) kids are grown and I have a couple of...

My (4) kids are grown and I have a couple of grandkids, with whom I've never cruised, so I'm no expert about cruising with children.
But, that having been said, I would have no more fear of leaving...
Forum: Community Contests January 13th, 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,259
Posted By srlafleur
I already have a Princess cruise in Japan booked...

I already have a Princess cruise in Japan booked for next summer. I would upgrade our flights to first class, probably upgrade our stateroom to a full suite (we're in a mini-suite) and extend the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 5th, 2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,472
Posted By srlafleur
Perhaps it's because of the itineraries we select...

Perhaps it's because of the itineraries we select that I've not seen that much of a difference in demographics between the main-stream cruise lines, outside of age, to some extent.
The weekend...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 5th, 2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,472
Posted By srlafleur
How we select a cruise: Itinerary ...

How we select a cruise:

Itinerary
Itinerary
Itinerary
Schedule/Timing
Value/cost meets our needs, desires, and expectations
Familitarity (way down on the list)
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty January 3rd, 2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,391
Posted By srlafleur
I've contemplated it, and I've even purchased...

I've contemplated it, and I've even purchased multiples of TSA carry-on sized sunblock in anticipation of doing it. I then packed my husband's suit and dress shoes, and they essentially took up most...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 29th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By srlafleur
If it's free money, might as well get some...

If it's free money, might as well get some birthday/holiday shopping done in the shops on board!
And even if you don't want to buy ship's photos, the photo shop sells frames, albums, &...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics December 29th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By srlafleur
Eh, I'm usually a go-with-the-flow kind of gal,...

Eh, I'm usually a go-with-the-flow kind of gal, but in that particular instance we had not long previously been on CCL Sunshine on a 12-day Med with CD Jaime and her assistant Shorty. Those 2 were...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics December 28th, 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By srlafleur
We sailed Norway last year on RCI and enjoyed it,...

We sailed Norway last year on RCI and enjoyed it, though I found the gathering of the groups for the ship's excursions to be pretty disorganized. We are experienced cruisers and I really felt for...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 23rd, 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 73,957
Posted By srlafleur
not Lido but...

MDR food customization hack:

I find the eggs overcooked when I order Eggs Benedict from the menu in the MDR, so I make my own by ordering English Muffin, poached eggs, a side order of ham (or...
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