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Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty Today, 09:36 AM
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Views: 309
Posted By cruisemom42
I tried them when they first came out but I...

I tried them when they first came out but I didn't like the shiny look of the material or the feel of it.

The Travelers Classic Knits are the original ones (the heavier material), not their newer...
Forum: Holland America Line Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,359
Posted By cruisemom42
I don't know how widespread it is, but I have...

I don't know how widespread it is, but I have certainly experienced different fares being offered for the same cabin/same cruise when I looked at the HAL site before and after logging in.
Forum: Italy Ports September 17th, 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By cruisemom42
I used the phone several years ago but don't...

I used the phone several years ago but don't recall having any problems understanding what was said.

Reserving by phone really seems the best way to go. You don't pay a big service charge, and...
Forum: Italy Ports September 17th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By cruisemom42
Yes, when we sailed into Venice, the best spot by...

Yes, when we sailed into Venice, the best spot by far was on an upper deck at the front of the ship. I'm not an early riser, but I got up early in order to have a good spot at the rail. Well worth...
Forum: Italy Ports September 16th, 2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By cruisemom42
Well, it's not the ONLY way to do it, but it's...

Well, it's not the ONLY way to do it, but it's the way that makes most sense if you want to use the metro. (Rome's metro isn't the most useful due to its limited coverage.)

So yes, you can take...
Forum: Holland America Line September 16th, 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,378
Posted By cruisemom42
I don't know if there is enough conclusive...

I don't know if there is enough conclusive evidence to answer Sow There's question about whether one is safer than the other. Right now, it's very popular to claim that marijuana is less...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 16th, 2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,659
Posted By cruisemom42
Some things are better, but others not so much. I...

Some things are better, but others not so much. I like smaller ships and don't care if I have a balcony or not. What I miss is the more personalized service and the better quality food of the MDR in...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 16th, 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By cruisemom42
So you disrespected local culture and got a few...

So you disrespected local culture and got a few "mean stares" -- and because of this you would not recommend this stop? :rolleyes:

What I would not recommend is not being aware of local culture...
Forum: Italy Ports September 16th, 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,890
Posted By cruisemom42
I know of three men personally whose wallets have...

I know of three men personally whose wallets have been taken from their front pockets (and at least one of them was wearing jeans).
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 16th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By cruisemom42
It basically boils down to common sense and...

It basically boils down to common sense and trust. I have a fairly "iron" constitution and little changes in food and differences in local water don't generally bother me. As I mentioned earlier, I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 15th, 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,659
Posted By cruisemom42
My first cruise was in 1972 on the Emerald Seas,...

My first cruise was in 1972 on the Emerald Seas, a four-day cruise RT from Miami over Christmas. I have no idea how much it cost -- I was nine!

The next year, we discovered Sitmar Line and took a...
Forum: Italy Ports September 15th, 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By cruisemom42
Well, I wouldn't turn it down if it was free. :D ...

Well, I wouldn't turn it down if it was free. :D

But the dollar value I'd put on it would be pretty low. Not many people travel with an unlimited budget. Even if an upgrade only cost me a few...
Forum: Italy Ports September 15th, 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By cruisemom42
I can read the frustration in your post and I...

I can read the frustration in your post and I don't mean to argue with you, but it is very easy now to reserve tickets in advance for the most crowded sites, so you don't have to wait in any long...
Forum: Italy Ports September 14th, 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By cruisemom42
As usual, I am apparently the exception. :D I've...

As usual, I am apparently the exception. :D I've traveled in oceanview, balcony, deluxe balcony, mini-suite -- and I have no problem going back to an inside cabin.

At Christmas on Silhouette we...
Forum: Italy Ports September 14th, 2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By cruisemom42
First, let me say that I find Istanbul a...

First, let me say that I find Istanbul a fascinating city (one of my favorites) and in no way do I think it is unsafe. I'll be staying there two nights (my 5th visit there) before my upcoming Med...
Forum: Italy Ports September 14th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By cruisemom42
While this may be true for some, I don't think it...

While this may be true for some, I don't think it is universally true. It depends on one's desire to do the research and legwork in advance. I've read reports here from a number of people who have...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 14th, 2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,428
Posted By cruisemom42
How do you know which type of antibiotics? Not...

How do you know which type of antibiotics? Not all antibiotics work on all things. And often people take antibiotics to treat things against which they have no effect whatsoever. :cool:
Forum: Italy Ports September 14th, 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,003
Posted By cruisemom42
Rome and Livorno are industrial ports. in Naples...

Rome and Livorno are industrial ports. in Naples you are right in town, but the sail-in isn't spectacular. Same with Barcelona. I can't answer for the last two ports.

I'm with you -- if I can get...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 13th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By cruisemom42
Since it appears that you are thinking of a ship...

Since it appears that you are thinking of a ship excursion to Ephesus, and you posted on the Rome board regarding some mobility issues, I thought I should point out that Ephesus has some tough...
Forum: Italy Ports September 13th, 2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By cruisemom42
I don't recall seeing any "swipe" ATMs in my...

I don't recall seeing any "swipe" ATMs in my travels in Europe.

Like Hank, I've never had a card eaten, but since I travel solo quite often, I usually have a back-up. I have one account through...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 13th, 2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By cruisemom42
Tunisia is fine as a port stop. The VERY FEW...

Tunisia is fine as a port stop. The VERY FEW parts of the country that might be troublesome are far in the south of the country, near the desert.

I spent two weeks in Tunisia last fall visiting...
Forum: Italy Ports September 12th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By cruisemom42
These cruise tours are generally significantly...

These cruise tours are generally significantly more expensive than arranging a similar tour on your own or even through a land-based operator. The cruise companies add a huge markup.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,433
Posted By cruisemom42
Sitting on the deck with a book and watching the...

Sitting on the deck with a book and watching the water.
Forum: Italy Ports September 12th, 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By cruisemom42
Mostly MSC, but occasionally other lines will...

Mostly MSC, but occasionally other lines will depart from Naples. I took a Swan Hellenic cruise a couple of years ago that began at Naples.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 12th, 2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By cruisemom42
Kusadasi is above all a tourist town. Thousands...

Kusadasi is above all a tourist town. Thousands of Europeans vacation there annually. Is there something in particular you are uneasy about? As far as I know there has been nothing to suggest...
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