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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 20th, 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By flamomo
I am interested in other people's views re: their...

I am interested in other people's views re: their cruise experience, but I do not let their negatives affect my cruises. I prefer to approach a ship and an itinerary with an open mind, because...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By flamomo
Go online and check out the DiCaPac line of...

Go online and check out the DiCaPac line of waterproof bags for various purposes.
I have one for a point and shoot camera that I have been using for taking photos when snorkeling, and it has never...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By flamomo
Definitely arrange private tours in advance, so...

Definitely arrange private tours in advance, so you can check their reviews on sites such as Trip Advisor before choosing. You need to know other's assessments to make informed choices and get the...
Forum: South America April 15th, 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By flamomo
I was able to contact the small hotel we stayed...

I was able to contact the small hotel we stayed at 4 weeks ago, the Acontraluz on San Enrique street, via email yesterday, and found out it is undamaged and the staff and their families are all safe....
Forum: South America April 14th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By flamomo
Have not seen that yet this morning. Hope it...

Have not seen that yet this morning. Hope it stays under control.

We spent a precruise night at one of those charming boutique hotels on one of the hills a few weeks ago. Sure hoping it survived...
Forum: South America April 13th, 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By flamomo
NOT good news for Valpariso

4 dead in Chile forest fire; 500 homes destroyed

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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By flamomo
Hmmm .... my physician recommends one 500 mg...

Hmmm .... my physician recommends one 500 mg capsule 3 times a day as needed.
Works for me!
Forum: South America April 10th, 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By flamomo
We're back from our cruise, and I wanted to post...

We're back from our cruise, and I wanted to post that we were very pleased with the Acontraluz hotel. It's one of the patrimonial hotels up in the hills overlooking the city and the Pacific. It only...
Forum: South America April 8th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By flamomo
GOOD NEWS!! We just returned 3 days ago...

GOOD NEWS!!

We just returned 3 days ago from a cruise that began in Valpariso, and flew into Santiago to meet it. We (US citizens) did NOT have to pay that $160 reciprosity (sp?) fee at the...
Forum: South America April 7th, 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By flamomo
Check out 'Tours4Tips" in Valpariso, meaning free...

Check out 'Tours4Tips" in Valpariso, meaning free except for the tip you give the guide. I believe they are offered each morning and each afternoon. They get great ratings on Trip Advisor.

We just...
Forum: South America March 14th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By flamomo
We're going to be staying at the Hotel Acontraluz...

We're going to be staying at the Hotel Acontraluz overnight in just a few days. When I get back from my cruise, I will come back here and post my comments about it.

They have a nice website with...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 13th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,291
Posted By flamomo
If you start early, as I do, it's wise to keep a...

If you start early, as I do, it's wise to keep a list of what you have already packed, so when you get to the last couple of days before you will leave, and you don't remember if you packed "this or...
Forum: South America March 11th, 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By flamomo
Thanks, Jobrasa. Your initial links worked just...

Thanks, Jobrasa. Your initial links worked just fine for me!!
I am looking forward to having that $160 to use for Chilean products, instead of an entry fee!!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 11th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By flamomo
I have had the ones from "favors by serendipity...

I have had the ones from "favors by serendipity dot com" for several years now and they are great. They are very sturdy and are easily attached to luggage handles. They were inexpensive too!!
Forum: South America March 10th, 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By flamomo
Our TA checked with the cruise line re: this for...

Our TA checked with the cruise line re: this for us, and found out that this change will not be in effect until May 1, 2014.

So, we will have our $160 apiece in hand when we arrive in Santiago in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 9th, 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By flamomo
On Princess, all cabins have a small refrigerator...

On Princess, all cabins have a small refrigerator in them. The cabin steward keeps the ice bucket (stored inside the refrigerator) filled.

You will find a large bottle of water in the fridge, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 8th, 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,533
Posted By flamomo
NEVER!!! I have done as many as 35 consecutive...

NEVER!!! I have done as many as 35 consecutive days onboard, with as many as 8 sea days in a row, and would have always been happy if I could just stay onboard and keep on cruising indefinitely! LOL
Forum: South America March 5th, 2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By flamomo
Fortunately for me, I just renewed mine last...

Fortunately for me, I just renewed mine last year. :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 5th, 2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By flamomo
ALWAYS a big YES!! Unless you are lucky...

ALWAYS a big YES!!

Unless you are lucky enough to be fabulously wealthy and can cover the costs of any sort of medical issue and/or medical evacuation back home by just writing a check.
Forum: South America March 4th, 2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By flamomo
Hope this is correct .... we'll be flying into...

Hope this is correct .... we'll be flying into Santiago in a couple of weeks to board a cruise ship in Valpariso, so I guess we will find out when we disembark the plane!!

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 4th, 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By flamomo
I live in the Tampa area and am a big fan of the...

I live in the Tampa area and am a big fan of the Port Everglades webcam.
I would love to have a link for the port of Tampa webcam if someone could provide it. I had no idea one even existed, after...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 25th, 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By flamomo
I can't offer any comparison because my first...

I can't offer any comparison because my first cruise, back in 2004, was on Princess, and I've never left to try another line, because they have made me feel so welcome and so comfortable every time I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 25th, 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By flamomo
Using the cruise line's hotels and transfers...

Using the cruise line's hotels and transfers simplifies things significantly, particularly if one is going somewhere for the first time and will not be joining up with others who have been there...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 22nd, 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By flamomo
You can certainly do it on your own for less. If...

You can certainly do it on your own for less. If that's what you choose to do, I'd suggest you find a hotel that is close to the Piazzale Roma ..... the transportation hub in Venice, where one finds...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 18th, 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,651
Posted By flamomo
OP, you have a good thought when saying a cruise...

OP, you have a good thought when saying a cruise might be a good introduction to seeing Europe.
There is SO much to see in SO many places in "Europe" ..... where does one start?

IMO, a cruise is...
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