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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By Hlitner
There are some issues to be considered if one is...

There are some issues to be considered if one is visiting the Amalfi Coast (we have vacationed there a few times). The don't miss cities are Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi (in that order of...
Forum: Holland America Line Today, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Hlitner
Guess we are still a bit confused about the...

Guess we are still a bit confused about the receipt thing. We agree that those paper receipts are a pain. But we generally just leave them crumpled right on the table...so no receipt problem at all...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Hlitner
We love HAL breakfast room service. They are one...

We love HAL breakfast room service. They are one of the few mass market lines to have a pretty full breakfast menu, and HAL has mastered (at least most of the time) the art of getting eggs to your...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By Hlitner
I love the OP's question, and despite a lifetime...

I love the OP's question, and despite a lifetime of travel have never found the perfect solution. But we now use a method that serves us well. We roll the pants starting from the bottom of the leg,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Hlitner
Those Blue Elephants are not a problem until you...

Those Blue Elephants are not a problem until you see them walking up the walls and across the ceiling. Oh my!

Hank
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Hlitner
Imagine hiring a taxi in Southampton and asking...

Imagine hiring a taxi in Southampton and asking the driver to "take you around" London for about 6 hours. What do you think it would cost? Since you already live in Europe (at least some in the UK...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Hlitner
Careful for what you wish. There are some German...

Careful for what you wish. There are some German speaking river cruise lines such as A-Rosa Stella where most of the passengers will be from Germany and Austria. But, unless you speak German, you...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Hlitner
There are ways to save lots of money at every...

There are ways to save lots of money at every port by simply doing things on your own (DIY) and taking advantage of inexpensive public transit. For example, in Malta one can easily take the local...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,006
Posted By Hlitner
It is always sad to hear of anyone who did not...

It is always sad to hear of anyone who did not enjoy their vacation/holiday cruise experience. But as others have said, those type of complaints are best resolved while onboard by contacting Guest...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Hlitner
We would just add that bad weather and a rocking...

We would just add that bad weather and a rocking ship may not always go together. It is the "long swells" that can make the largest ships "rock" and long swells are caused by big storms which can...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Hlitner
I assume you could just leave that number blank,...

I assume you could just leave that number blank, or perhaps put your hotel phone number. As to cell phones, since we routinely travel all over the world we have a very inexpensive MOBAL phone..which...
Forum: Italy Ports Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Hlitner
Guess we could write a book about driving option...

Guess we could write a book about driving option in Italy, but it has already been done :). As to renting a car, none of the rental car companies are permitted inside the port (due to security) so...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Hlitner
I should have added that Celebrity does not give...

I should have added that Celebrity does not give any receipts...period! They are worthless trash because they only prove what you have already bought, but do nothing to prove that you did not buy...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Hlitner
We used to like the adult Beverage card when it...

We used to like the adult Beverage card when it got us a slight discount on the cost of drinks (about 10%). But once HAL increased the cost and wiped out any savings..we thought the cards were just...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Hlitner
When we first cruised Viking (about 8 years ago)...

When we first cruised Viking (about 8 years ago) on a 14 day European river cruise, they were a relatively small company competing in the tough river cruise market. Since that time they have grown...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By Hlitner
We prefer to shop around among several very...

We prefer to shop around among several very reputable online Cruise Agencies who always "make it worth our while." As a general rule you should always be able to find an agency that will kick back...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Hlitner
The Prepaid Cards are overrated and not widely...

The Prepaid Cards are overrated and not widely accepted once you leave North America. I assume the cruise ships just do not want to get themselves into the accounting hassle of handling the things. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Hlitner
Given the cost of just getting to a port (and one...

Given the cost of just getting to a port (and one should always try to arrive the day before the cruise) and the better itinerary of the 7 day cruise. Grand Cayman offers you the chance to go out to...
Forum: Mexican Riviera Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Hlitner
Yes...in fact there are several restaurant/cafes....

Yes...in fact there are several restaurant/cafes. They offer both indoor dining or will bring menus, food, and drinks right to your beach lounger/chair. They have several types of food including...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 01:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hlitner
The idea of sharing a taxi to Pisa is a great...

The idea of sharing a taxi to Pisa is a great "Plan B" in the event you cannot get a taxi to the train station. Just keep your options open and practice your negotiating skills (to prepare for the...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Hlitner
I am a bit puzzled. We have probably been to Eze...

I am a bit puzzled. We have probably been to Eze a dozen times (when on cruises and also when we are just doing lengthy driving trips in Europe) and the walk is really not too bad. The parking lot...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 01:25 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,187
Posted By Hlitner
The OP just does not understand. You see, it is...

The OP just does not understand. You see, it is now the "ME ME ME" generation (or generations) that prefer to do whatever they please with total disregard for decorum, etiquette, etc. Oh,,,,and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Hlitner
We can certainly think of some Asian ports where...

We can certainly think of some Asian ports where a taxi is the last thing we would want. Some examples would be Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, etc. In most cities we prefer to use our feet...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Hlitner
Seabourn and Seadream Yacht Cruises

Seabourn and Seadream Yacht Cruises
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance August 26th, 2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Hlitner
WOW! Where to start. Regarding Medical...if you...

WOW! Where to start. Regarding Medical...if you have no other coverage we think that $100,000 is a reasonable coverage amount. Some of the cruise lines sell Insurance Policies with as little as...
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