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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 20th, 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By flamomo
Consider Princess cruises. They have ships...

Consider Princess cruises. They have ships permanently based in Australia, and they are a classy, but not snobby cruise line.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 20th, 2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By flamomo
If you plan to use the ship's internet service,...

If you plan to use the ship's internet service, to make your purchased internet package minutes last throughout your cruise, do your composing of emails in a program like Word offline, and then copy...
Forum: Cruise Air January 18th, 2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By flamomo
Safest airlines

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/10-safest-low-cost-airlines-in-the-world/ss-AA8ilmg?ocid=U142DHP

Found on MSN
Forum: South America January 17th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By flamomo
We are scheduled to port there on February 25th...

We are scheduled to port there on February 25th on the Ruby Princess.
We are certainly hoping we can make it ashore in Stanley, but know with cruising one must be willing to accept changes in plans...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 16th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By flamomo
As a retired RN, if it were me, the first thing...

As a retired RN, if it were me, the first thing to try would be ginger capsules .... a non-"drug" treatment that works well for many. OF COURSE, before doing so your wife really needs t check with...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 15th, 2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By flamomo
To the OP ..... I think your heart is in the...

To the OP ..... I think your heart is in the right place and it's a very sweet idea to want to offer your wife a few days of relaxation after the hullabaloo of baby's arrival is over, but I'd be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 14th, 2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By flamomo
This is very true. I have done 2 T/As, both...

This is very true. I have done 2 T/As, both westbound to FLL, both due to weather conditions.
On one, Ponta Delgada was cancelled and we stopped at Madeira instead.
On the other, we missed Ponta...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 13th, 2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By flamomo
I like to tack another cruise on before a T/A. In...

I like to tack another cruise on before a T/A. In 2013 I booked a 12 day cruise from Southampton to FLL. After seeing what the flight to London was going to cost, I figured I might as well get my...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 9th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By flamomo
Princess does not do inane "contests" like the...

Princess does not do inane "contests" like the hairy chest thing.
Speaking as one who has taken 27 Princess cruises, and has 2 more booked, Princess is classy .... but never snobby or boring.

I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 8th, 2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By flamomo
I have booked all but 3 of my cruises directly...

I have booked all but 3 of my cruises directly with Princess, and far prefer the control it allows me over my bookings. ANYTIME I have had a concern, question, or issue, all I have to do is pick up...
Forum: South America January 3rd, 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By flamomo
Please do copy to this thread! I will be on the...

Please do copy to this thread! I will be on the Ruby Princess out of FLL and cruising around S.A. beginning at the end of January, and would love to read about your take on your cruise and the ports.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 21st, 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By flamomo
If the deal is really great, why not jump on it...

If the deal is really great, why not jump on it and book it online via the Princess site. That way you will have secured your spot, gotten a cabin that suits you, and gotten the great deal. Then on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 20th, 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By flamomo
I have to disagree just a little with John Bull...

I have to disagree just a little with John Bull where he call's Princess ships "glitzy".
Rather I would call the decor on Princess classy. Most ships use pastel colors and light woods, giving the...
Forum: South America December 18th, 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By flamomo
Saved by Princess!! We won't have to stay onboard...

Saved by Princess!! We won't have to stay onboard while in the port of Santos after all!

Finally, at 45 days before our sailing, Princess posted 2 excursion offerings, and we signed up for one...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 17th, 2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By flamomo
Please don't make negative assumptions about the...

Please don't make negative assumptions about the Princess ships or the quality of their product just because they don't seem to advertise a lot. Really, they don't need to because their ships almost...
Forum: South America December 16th, 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By flamomo
Not being a smart aleck, but .... there are...

Not being a smart aleck, but .... there are quite a few sea days because South America is HUGE!! Take a good look at a world map! Many of the ports are not close enough together to be reached...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 15th, 2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,934
Posted By flamomo
Don't assume that just because people live in...

Don't assume that just because people live in Florida, they don't have to fly to embarkation ports!!

The majority of my cruises begin far from FL, whether it be the west coast of the US,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 14th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By flamomo
You might want to take a look at Princess....

You might want to take a look at Princess. Princess also has a big presence in the Med, and offers some really great itineraries.

I have been lucky enough to have gotten to do 2 cruises departing...
Forum: South America December 12th, 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By flamomo
I used Visa Central, and received my passport...

I used Visa Central, and received my passport back, with the Brazilian visa added, by UPS overnight shipping yesterday. The original date for having it back in my hands was scheduled for December...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 12th, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,982
Posted By flamomo
PacSafe makes a bag that can be attached to a...

PacSafe makes a bag that can be attached to a beach chair that has a cable that cannot be cut, and the bag itself has a metal mesh in the fabric portion of the bag itself so it cannot be slashed...
Forum: South America December 11th, 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By flamomo
Thanks, VidaNaPraia. I was hoping you would...

Thanks, VidaNaPraia. I was hoping you would reply!
I've done a fair amount of research about this particular port and don't see that there is a lot to do there. I have no burning desire to ride an...
Forum: South America December 10th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By flamomo
Suggestions for what to do/see in port of Santos

We will be boarding the Ruby Princess at the end of January for a cruise from FLL to Valpariso, Chile.
We have tours booked for most of the ports, but here we are, 52 days from sailing, and Princess...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 10th, 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By flamomo
If it weren't for Stingray City, I would never...

If it weren't for Stingray City, I would never book another cruise in the western Caribbean. I am seriously underwhelmed by Cozumel, and don't feel safe in Jamaican ports.

I much prefer the ports...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 8th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,636
Posted By flamomo
Definitely MUCH TOO MUCH! Put your verbal efforts...

Definitely MUCH TOO MUCH! Put your verbal efforts into making the tour be a truly outstanding experience, and people will be only to happy to reward you at the end.
The two signs in the vehicle is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 8th, 2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By flamomo
I have spent as many as 35 consecutive days on a...

I have spent as many as 35 consecutive days on a cruise ship and never had even the slightest twinge of homesickness. Rather, the day before disembarkation, whatever the length of the cruise, I get...
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