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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 31st, 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,639
Posted By srlafleur
I must be dense or something, because I get...

I must be dense or something, because I get really confused when people claim that NCL "nickle & dimes" SO much more than other mainstream cruise lines.
I've been on HAL, Princess, CCL, RCCL, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 31st, 2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,555
Posted By srlafleur
That's a lot of Broadway shows, or even a trip to...

That's a lot of Broadway shows, or even a trip to London for the West End theaters!
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 30th, 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,390
Posted By srlafleur
I agree with many of the above posters. Take 24...

I agree with many of the above posters.
Take 24 hr. Bonine - both my husband and I take it the night before and for at least the first couple of nights. (He isn't prone to motion sickness, but...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 30th, 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By srlafleur
Quite often the cruise line will have excursions,...

Quite often the cruise line will have excursions, which include luggage transport and airport drop-off for folks with time to kill before a flight.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 30th, 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By srlafleur
Re: room service fee on NCL. It's totally...

Re: room service fee on NCL. It's totally optional to utilize room service. I think we did about 18 cruises before we even bothered to order coffee in the morning. (and AFAIK that's still available...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 29th, 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By srlafleur
IF you are getting to the ship relatively early...

IF you are getting to the ship relatively early (before rooms are usually ready) and you are lugging with you more than a small bag, or at a time when the masses are arriving, well, en masse, IF you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By srlafleur
I would hazard a guess that sea days are more...

I would hazard a guess that sea days are more profitable - more drinking, gambling, shopping, etc.

Just out of curiosity, why are you asking?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,555
Posted By srlafleur
While I would love to take a Disney cruise, just...

While I would love to take a Disney cruise, just to see what the hoopla is about, I really feel I wouldn't get my (extra) money's worth vs any of the other cruise lines I've been on.
I've taken the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 28th, 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By srlafleur
...there's "thong" sandals and then there's...

...there's "thong" sandals and then there's rubber beach "flip-flops".
No one cares if your "dress" sandals have a thingy between the toes.
Don't worry about it.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 27th, 2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,676
Posted By srlafleur
I admire your concern for your friend's...

I admire your concern for your friend's daughter's well being, but "not your circus, not your monkeys" pretty much applies here.
Enjoy your cruise!
:D
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 24th, 2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,565
Posted By srlafleur
A passport is just easier, and accepted...

A passport is just easier, and accepted everywhere as identification.
Plus,even now, after quite a lot of travel and at my somewhat advanced age, I still get a little thrill showing my passport at...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 21st, 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,705
Posted By srlafleur
I have flown in the day of a cruise several...

I have flown in the day of a cruise several times. It's not my preference, because I'm a bundle of nerves even flying in the day before, but I have done it without problems.
At this point in my...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,668
Posted By srlafleur
But you have the people who find that "attentive"...

But you have the people who find that "attentive" and complain that no one offered them drinks...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 19th, 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,668
Posted By srlafleur
There's a big difference between informing you...

There's a big difference between informing you what's available for purchase and a hard-sell pitch.
I've never felt, on any of the major lines I've sailed (almost all of them) that I was getting...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 17th, 2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 21,219
Posted By srlafleur
I have an Alaskan cruise booked for next summer,...

I have an Alaskan cruise booked for next summer, and if I do cancel it, it will be because I've decided to do something else, not because of any changes by NCL.
(we've done an Alaskan cruise before...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 15th, 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,184
Posted By srlafleur
While there is a possibility that it's doable,...

While there is a possibility that it's doable, personally, I'd rather sit in a bar or coffee shop at the airport for a couple of extra hours, waiting for a later flight, than have a stroke from worry...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty July 13th, 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,938
Posted By srlafleur
I'll generally plan on wearing everything at...

I'll generally plan on wearing everything at least twice, then, if room permits, maybe add an extra or alternate outfit. But it does depend on the itinerary and the planned activities. Hotter weather...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 10th, 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,763
Posted By srlafleur
I selected $1 to $30, but, really, it's usually...

I selected $1 to $30, but, really, it's usually $0. Just occasionally, we indulge in a specialty meal once per cruise.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 8th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,698
Posted By srlafleur
After 26 years in my position (as a CAD...

After 26 years in my position (as a CAD drafter/designer) I get 4 weeks (20 days) vacation. This hasn't increased since I hit 10 years. Started at 2 weeks, increased to 3 weeks at 5 years, then 4...
Forum: 55+ Cruisers July 6th, 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 147,802
Posted By srlafleur
Thanks for the insurance input...

Thanks for the insurance input...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,245
Posted By srlafleur
I doubt the self-serve laundry is any more of a...

I doubt the self-serve laundry is any more of a fire risk than the ship's laundry or the kitchen and various cooking stations in the buffet.
Forum: 55+ Cruisers June 29th, 2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 147,802
Posted By srlafleur
Hi all retirees! Congrats on completing the rat...

Hi all retirees! Congrats on completing the rat race!
I have a quick (and a little nosy) question for you all. So many of you seem to have retired "early" (meaning before being old enough to qualify...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,245
Posted By srlafleur
While it's not a make or break issue for me, I do...

While it's not a make or break issue for me, I do find it convenient to have self-serve laundry on board, even if it's only to do a quick pressing touch-up. If I know the ship has self-serve laundry,...
Forum: Grand Turk June 25th, 2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By srlafleur
We went 4-wheeling and had a blast! (and got very...

We went 4-wheeling and had a blast! (and got very muddy - don't wear your good clothes!)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 25th, 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,586
Posted By srlafleur
Very true, which is why, in my post, I specified...

Very true, which is why, in my post, I specified "proselytizing", which could also apply to anyone - many meat-eaters do the same thing when positioned opposite a vegetarian or vegan. But it does...
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