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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 29th, 2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By pris993
The easiest way for us given luggage and our age,...

The easiest way for us given luggage and our age, i.e., 85 and 68... is to hire a car service... we use Romecabs.com - cost of 130 euros for 2 each way, well worth for us. We have gone in and out...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 27th, 2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By pris993
Booked first cruise out of New York to Quebec...

Booked first cruise out of New York to Quebec City, round trip to New York, leaving Sepember 27th, back October 11.

Am wondering what kind of weather we might plan for, realizing weather is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 25th, 2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By pris993
Really depends on your interests. We have...

Really depends on your interests. We have cruised most of the mediterranean, over the past 25+ years, did only a couple of tours, most ports you can do a lot on your own.
Forum: Holland America Line January 22nd, 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By pris993
Received a copy as well, was struck by the design...

Received a copy as well, was struck by the design of the Queens Room, looks like the Queens Room on Cunard, interesting.
Forum: Cunard Line January 20th, 2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By pris993
We can recommend Romecabs.com. Used the service...

We can recommend Romecabs.com. Used the service for about the 3 or 4th time this past year in April. Always excellent service. Nice clean sadan for 2 adults, 130 euros each way.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 16th, 2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By pris993
Think this is a good tip, realize we usually book...

Think this is a good tip, realize we usually book airport hotels which are often business hotels... airport hotels are often less expensive too unless major conference in town.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 16th, 2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,776
Posted By pris993
I'm will you Hank, we have cruised about 9...

I'm will you Hank, we have cruised about 9 different lines over the years... I would not hesitate to wear one line's shirts on another. Actually don't think anyone cares one way or the other, if...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 14th, 2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By pris993
We usually book an international hotel in which...

We usually book an international hotel in which we are members, i.e., Hilton, Marriott for example... when we check in we request to get in a room early - we usually take the front desk some candy...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 13th, 2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By pris993
We have done about 6 TA in past 15 years, we are...

We have done about 6 TA in past 15 years, we are both retired, DH is 82 and I am 68; both of us are active for our age, walk daily and enjoy sea days a lot. We usually look for a TA that has some...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 13th, 2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,776
Posted By pris993
We cruise about 5 different lines presently, we...

We cruise about 5 different lines presently, we often buy tshirts that represent where we have cruised and which lines. We feel it shows we are seasoned travelers ... like it or not... often crew...
Forum: Italy Ports January 10th, 2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By pris993
We stayed in Milan, once before going out of...

We stayed in Milan, once before going out of Venice many years ago at a Hilton then had a private car take us to the port, expensive... not sure I would do again.

In Barcelona, we have been there...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,416
Posted By pris993
We have traveled far and wide, more so than most,...

We have traveled far and wide, more so than most, but not as far as some. Over past 30+ years, only felt uncomfortable in Acapulco when we took a taxi out of the main port area shopping for a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By pris993
After 50+ cruises we have stayed on board in...

After 50+ cruises we have stayed on board in ports we have seen before, in ports with short port call time and tendering, in ports on the last day to pack, in ports when it was raining cats and dogs,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By pris993
My first cruise was in l982 or l983... just a 7...

My first cruise was in l982 or l983... just a 7 day on RCCL, Song of America out of Miami... they had streamers for the sail away party around the pool deck. :D
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,365
Posted By pris993
We purchased one formal wear photo years ago,...

We purchased one formal wear photo years ago, have well over 50+ cruises.... always pack and wear our formal wear... would always dress up. No photo needed not part of our motivation.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By pris993
I can't answer your question directly. Our...

I can't answer your question directly.

Our approach is to only make final payment when it is due and purchasing airline tickets on our own. We make sure airline tickets are either refundable or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,486
Posted By pris993
Another reason to board early, we usually go on a...

Another reason to board early, we usually go on a "new ship" or at least new to us, rarely go on ships on a repeat basis, really enjoy exploring the ship when it is still half empty. :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 9th, 2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,486
Posted By pris993
The sooner you board, the sooner you get your...

The sooner you board, the sooner you get your luggage... among other reason, we like time to check our table in the MDR... we love to sit on our balcony when we sail... love being on the ship what...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 7th, 2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By pris993
Hi Rosie from Missouri: I am the daughter of...

Hi Rosie from Missouri:

I am the daughter of Marie from St. Louis. Smile.

We have been cruising for years... 22 plus cruises on Princess... as someone here said shampoo and soap is in a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 7th, 2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,241
Posted By pris993
I am with you... gift exchange no way. With...

I am with you... gift exchange no way. With today's luggage limits??? But even in spite of luggage issues, I don't even go to a meet and greet... the forum is good enough for me. I don't cruise to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By pris993
Go for it. We always back to rolling carryons,...

Go for it. We always back to rolling carryons, have every since we started cruising... of course we also have 2 suitecases. But if you can do it all with 2 carryon more power to you.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,626
Posted By pris993
# one pet peeve is reviews that are long and are...

# one pet peeve is reviews that are long and are not broken up with paragraphs - very hard to read and follow.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By pris993
We decided on a 14 day round trip out of New York...

We decided on a 14 day round trip out of New York on the QM2 as the easiest way for us to go from San Francisco... since we like direct flights.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 4th, 2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 9,200
Posted By pris993
Years ago, when there was not as much security,...

Years ago, when there was not as much security, we use to tip $20, ask that they insured the luggage got to the cabin asap...

now days, we tip less because the luggage has to go through security,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 2nd, 2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,853
Posted By pris993
We started cruising long before the internet and...

We started cruising long before the internet and when luggage allowances were very generous and less restrictive. Consequently, we use to pack everything but the kitchen sink... now days, we maybe...
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