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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,512
Posted By pris993
There is no trick to getting good service, simply...

There is no trick to getting good service, simply ask for what you want. That is what we do. Generally staff will try to give you what you ask for, if they can. It is a lot easier for staff to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,512
Posted By pris993
There is no trick to getting good service, simply...

There is no trick to getting good service, simply ask for what you want. That is what we do. Generally staff will try to give you what you ask for, if they can. It is a lot easier for staff to...
Forum: Cunard Line April 14th, 2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By pris993
We are doing a round trip out of New York to...

We are doing a round trip out of New York to Canada... we have lots of time (3pm flight) to get to JFK, would guess picking up a taxi to the airport is not a problem at the pier in Brooklyn. Am I...
Forum: Cruise Air April 13th, 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By pris993
I am an AA ff... I would not book an AA flight on...

I am an AA ff... I would not book an AA flight on line or otherwise without getting seat assignments but I always book in advance, not at last minute.

I can tell you the days of FF miles paying...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By pris993
When we don't feel like going to the MDR, we go...

When we don't feel like going to the MDR, we go to the buffet... select from the options available, often able to make a plate of foods we enjoy, take back to our cabin and enjoy... you can do that...
Forum: Canada April 12th, 2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By pris993
Thanks for your response... appreciate it.

Thanks for your response... appreciate it.
Forum: Canada April 12th, 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By pris993
using us$ in ports in Canada?

Doing a New England/Canadian cruise... wondering if we need to take Canadian dollars for a few shore expenses or can we use US$?

We don't buy a lot in port, maybe some wine, water, postcards ... ...
Forum: Canada April 12th, 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By pris993
Using US$ in Canada NE ports

Doing a New England/Canadian cruise... wondering if we need to take Canadian dollars for a few shore expenses or can we use US$?

We don't buy a lot in port, maybe some wine, water, postcards ... ...
Forum: New England April 12th, 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By pris993
Thanks for your responses.

Thanks for your responses.
Forum: New England April 10th, 2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By pris993
Using US$s in Canadian ports?

Planning a cruise on Cunard in the fall up to Quebec City and back to New York.

We usually explore ports on our own, don't buy anything significant a few small gifts, postcards generally. May...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 10th, 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By pris993
We have always tipped both on board and on land...

We have always tipped both on board and on land in dollars.

Ships generally operate with US dollars, would guess personnel on board who buy items pay for them in dollars just like passengers.
...
Forum: Cunard Line April 9th, 2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,962
Posted By pris993
Absolutely... so simple and easy, it is hard to...

Absolutely... so simple and easy, it is hard to understand why someone does think of it.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 7th, 2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,402
Posted By pris993
Missed Monte Carlo because of wind and rough...

Missed Monte Carlo because of wind and rough seas. Other passengers were not happy about it. We had been there before a few times. Beautiful place so not surprised by the misappointment of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 6th, 2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By pris993
Why do you care? We don't do tours...

Why do you care?

We don't do tours generally, we like to explore ports on our own. Whether we eat in port and bring something we purchased in port back to the ship, to enjoy, really depends on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 4th, 2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By pris993
The answer to the question on how to get the...

The answer to the question on how to get the "best cabin", is to book the cabin by # you want. We do not even accept a free upgrade.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 4th, 2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By pris993
We have done cruises in and out of Rome a number...

We have done cruises in and out of Rome a number of times. If you are flying back to the USA an 11:50 am flight is cutting it very close. Most cruise lines do not recommend you book any flights...
Forum: Cunard Line April 3rd, 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,233
Posted By pris993
I suspect the op meant "pool" vs...

I suspect the op meant "pool" vs "poo"
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 3rd, 2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,999
Posted By pris993
We always pack our formal clothes in our carryon,...

We always pack our formal clothes in our carryon, because we don't want to lose them.

We do take two suitcases each that we ship through, yes we do dress to the nines... some of us still do.
...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 3rd, 2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By pris993
I have cruised on both HAL and NCL. I see this...

I have cruised on both HAL and NCL. I see this two cruise lines as pretty different.

Does not sound like you have been on HAL, so I will tell you how it differs from NCL. It is a more...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 1st, 2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By pris993
We use to book with TAs, now days don't really...

We use to book with TAs, now days don't really see the value. If I book myself directly with a cruise line, I am in control of my booking, if I cancel, I generally don't owe anything if before final...
Forum: Cunard Line April 1st, 2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By pris993
Thanks, just did, great picture found of the OM2...

Thanks, just did, great picture found of the OM2 in SF.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 1st, 2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By pris993
I'm retired, have part time job, everything I...

I'm retired, have part time job, everything I make goes to traveling... I have a budget... after 50+ cruises basically know what it cost, plan ahead - save the money we need, it is that simple. We...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 28th, 2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By pris993
Best way for me to rest on a long flight is to...

Best way for me to rest on a long flight is to wear a sleep mask and put on some music on the plane's system.

We always take a nap upon arrival, then do our best to sleep through the night. ...
Forum: Cunard Line March 27th, 2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,218
Posted By pris993
I would be happy to embrace the 21st centery if...

I would be happy to embrace the 21st centery if what many called smart casual actually was smart, unfortunately, it often looks more sloppy than smart. But this is off the Ops question.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 25th, 2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 37,193
Posted By pris993
The best thing of all memories. :)

The best thing of all memories. :)
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