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Forum: South America Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By flamomo
If a Princess excursion goes to someplace you...

If a Princess excursion goes to someplace you REALLY want to see, it is always wise to pre-reserve it via the Personalizer in advance of your cruise. Don't leave it to chance that spots will still be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By flamomo
Another Princess cruiser joining in. I'm in the...

Another Princess cruiser joining in. I'm in the same age bracket as your Mom.
I've done quite a few of them over the past 10 years, and find Princess has classiness, without a feeling of snobbery....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 18th, 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By flamomo
I have done a lot of cruises with Princess, and...

I have done a lot of cruises with Princess, and when the departure port is in Europe or South America, I use Princess EZAir. Partly for convenience and "next port goarantee" and partly because they...
Forum: South America September 16th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By flamomo
A couple of Pashminas are among the must takes on...

A couple of Pashminas are among the must takes on my packing list for every cruise, no matter the time of year or the itinerary ..... they are lightweight, occupy little space in my luggage, can...
Forum: West Coast Departures September 15th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By flamomo
I have used the Princess transfers to the port a...

I have used the Princess transfers to the port a number of times, and the Princess transfer buses do not always wait for a full bus before heading for the port.

The Princess "greeters" that are...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 14th, 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By flamomo
I took a quick look at the 2015-2016 cruise atlas...

I took a quick look at the 2015-2016 cruise atlas and do not see it listed.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By flamomo
I have had a Dicapac waterproof bag for about 6...

I have had a Dicapac waterproof bag for about 6 years, and it has been used numerous times with several different p&s digital cameras, and nary a leak. I water test it before using it every...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By flamomo
You're correct, Deb ..... Thanks for jogging my...

You're correct, Deb ..... Thanks for jogging my memory!
Since we were unable to make port in Vigo, I missed out on a wine tasting excursion. DARN!!! :(
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By flamomo
For Puntarenas, Costa Rica in March of this year,...

For Puntarenas, Costa Rica in March of this year, we did the Princess ships' tour to the rainforest and rode the aerial tram. LOVED it!!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By flamomo
I would definitely choose one where you get at...

I would definitely choose one where you get at least part of 2 days in Venice.
I like the one where the ship leaves Venice in the daytime ...... slowly sailing out the Guidecca channel to the Agean...
Forum: South America August 20th, 2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By flamomo
We stayed at the Acontraluz Boutique hotel, and...

We stayed at the Acontraluz Boutique hotel, and were able to book a room right on the first floor, because we did not want to deal with stairs. That level was where the reception desk and the buffet...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By flamomo
It happened to me last October. I was on a B2B,...

It happened to me last October. I was on a B2B, first doing a Canary Islands itinerary r/t Southampton that was followed by a transatlantic to FLL. Great weather for the Canaries, but when we...
Forum: South America August 19th, 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By flamomo
You could also consider the Ruby Princess ........

You could also consider the Ruby Princess ..... she is sailing out of Ft Lauderdale on January 31st, 2015

My friend and I are booked on her for 32 days, FLL to Valpariso, Chile, as we did...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By flamomo
IMO, the cost of the annual MedJetAssist...

IMO, the cost of the annual MedJetAssist membership (presuming that you cruise and/or travel multiple times a year) is worthwhile. It's even a little less costly if you get thru AARP. I went on the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 14th, 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By flamomo
Before leaving for our AK cruises, we sprayed our...

Before leaving for our AK cruises, we sprayed our sneakers with a product called Camp Dry (from Walmart). We gave them 2 coats of the spray, and we had no problem with wet socks or feet.
Of more...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 9th, 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By flamomo
Last October I did a back to back, 12 days...

Last October I did a back to back, 12 days Southampton to the Canary Islands and back to Southampton, and then 14 days from Southampton to Ft Lauderdale.
The day we were supposed to sail from...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 9th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By flamomo
[quote=Cruisin' Chick;43686306 Now for my...

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Now for my caution since it's your first cruise: it isn't not a smooth water cruise. It's best for those who have already been on at least one or two cruises and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 8th, 2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By flamomo
ENJOY!!! I have taken a number of solo Princess...

ENJOY!!! I have taken a number of solo Princess cruises, when none of my family or cruise friends are available or interested in an itinerary that I want to do. Once you are booked, closely monitor...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 30th, 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By flamomo
I would choose the Ocean Princess ..... have...

I would choose the Ocean Princess ..... have sailed on her twice, and she is a lovely" little lady". which is what one of her Captains referred to her as. Less than 700 passengers, and excellent...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 28th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,303
Posted By flamomo
I would strongly recommend you first call your...

I would strongly recommend you first call your cruiseline to ask if it's possible, and if it is, what is required to enable you to do it.
Just letting your cabin steward is not sufficient, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 27th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By flamomo
Be sure to notify your credit card companies and...

Be sure to notify your credit card companies and the bank that provides your debit card that you will be traveling outside the US. If you do not, there is a chance that charges for purchases in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 26th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By flamomo
I've done 2 so far and have one booked for Fall...

I've done 2 so far and have one booked for Fall of 2015 12 days on the Emerald Princess, from Barcelona to Ft Lauderdale, that I am really looking forward to.
My 1st was in the Fall of 2012 .... 19...
Forum: South America July 18th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By flamomo
Tambor Colorado

We did the ship's tour to Tambor Colorado, which is the site of Incan ruins. Excellent tour with a really good guide!!
Of course, you should have an interest in visiting ancient ruins to appreciate...
Forum: South America July 13th, 2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By flamomo
We stayed a night precruise in Valpo at the...

We stayed a night precruise in Valpo at the Acontraluz Boutique Hotel in March. Charming, comfortable, with great service, and we were able to reserve a first floor room with a private verandah...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 13th, 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By flamomo
Did the 10 day Princess cruise roundtrip Papeete...

Did the 10 day Princess cruise roundtrip Papeete on the Tahitian Princess (now the Ocean Princess) a few years ago and it was wonderful. A couple of years ago I did the 28 day roundtrip...
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