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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By sparky-elpaso
No laundry rooms or irons on any RCI ship. ...

No laundry rooms or irons on any RCI ship. Sending laundry out is fairly inexpensive.
Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By sparky-elpaso
And have the cash in your hand when you open the...

And have the cash in your hand when you open the door. They tend to be in and out in a flash. :)
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'd noticed the Duke of Wellington using Google...

I'd noticed the Duke of Wellington using Google Earth and had it pegged as a possible stop for lunch. :D
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 21st, 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Good thing I don't expect to see a "new" wall. ...

Good thing I don't expect to see a "new" wall. :) I've used Google Earth's "street view" to look at some of the areas. Being from the US where we get excited if something is 200 years old the idea...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 21st, 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks so much. It looks like we may skip the...

Thanks so much. It looks like we may skip the mall (unless there's something we need) and go to the park and the museum. There's a link on the museum website to a "Southampton Old Town Walk"...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 21st, 2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'm not the OP but thanks a lot for the walking...

I'm not the OP but thanks a lot for the walking route to the mall. We were also looking for something to do on the day between our b2b. Definitely would go the scenic route with the wall.

I was...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions April 20th, 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,612
Views: 204,615
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Dust storm yesterday plus a few drops of rain =...

Dust storm yesterday plus a few drops of rain = mud.

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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions April 20th, 2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Getting ready for Great Britain. Scones with jam...

Getting ready for Great Britain. Scones with jam and cream for breakfast this morning.

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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,753
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Another retiree here who still naturally wakes up...

Another retiree here who still naturally wakes up early - although DH sleeps in a bit later. I love to go out on deck for the sunrise, etc. If possible we'll take a short nap in the afternoon so...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 16th, 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Because of local agricultural laws most ports...

Because of local agricultural laws most ports don't allow anything except prepackaged food (granola bars, etc.) to be taken ashore.

There will generally be an announcement in the daily schedule,...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 16th, 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,711
Posted By sparky-elpaso
This was our inside cabin on the Radiance. DH...

This was our inside cabin on the Radiance. DH and I spent 34 days in it with no problems.

It may look small but the people who design ship cabins are geniuses. Every last inch of space is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Depending on her possible interest in photography...

Depending on her possible interest in photography and your budget I would get her a small digital camera rather than a disposable one. She could start practicing before the cruise and then there's...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions April 14th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the peacock. Our local zoo where I grew up...

Love the peacock. Our local zoo where I grew up had a pair of albino peafowl - beautiful birds.
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions April 14th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,612
Views: 204,615
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Love the babies - was that the San Diego Zoo or...

Love the babies - was that the San Diego Zoo or the Wild Animal Park?
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 13th, 2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We'll be visiting there in September so I hope...

We'll be visiting there in September so I hope they have things sorted out by then. We have a full day and we're not taking any excursions so a delay wouldn't be a big problem but it would be...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 12th, 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks. I was afraid of that. But according to...

Thanks. I was afraid of that. But according to the measuring tool on Google Earth it's only about a mile to walk around to the castle - so not too bad. We're in pretty good shape.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 12th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Don't you just love those folks. I'm 5'3" and I...

Don't you just love those folks. I'm 5'3" and I have enough of a problem with people with cameras running over me - hate it when someone sticks that 10" tablet out at arms length right in front of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 12th, 2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,773
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Exactly. Even though you know these folks fairly...

Exactly. Even though you know these folks fairly well since you see them often they're still working for money. We always plan on leaving extra - we have yet to have anything but wonderful cabin...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Another thing to check is where your cabin is in...

Another thing to check is where your cabin is in relation to the bow / stern of the ship. The middle of the ship has less motion (think of a teeter-totter) so that location is better if the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 11th, 2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By sparky-elpaso
It's not just ship's tours that have age...

It's not just ship's tours that have age restrictions. Some private ones do too. And it's probably a liability insurance issue as another poster mentioned.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 11th, 2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I'm going to purchase OBC's beforehand to cover...

I'm going to purchase OBC's beforehand to cover part of the cost of our tours so we don't have a big bill at the end.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 11th, 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Our ship (Ruby Princess) will be anchored so...

Our ship (Ruby Princess) will be anchored so we're scheduled to go ashore by tender. Does anyone have an idea of where the tenders dock? South side of the bay near Castle Coronet? Or north side...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 9th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By sparky-elpaso
How wonderful for your granddaughter. And a...

How wonderful for your granddaughter. And a great learning opportunity for the other kids too.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 6th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,936
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We're another "depends on the port" kind of...

We're another "depends on the port" kind of traveler. I take a look at the port in Google Earth to see of we're docking at a town or in an industrial area. Industrial area you pretty much have to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 6th, 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,706
Posted By sparky-elpaso
If we hadn't eaten in local places we would have...

If we hadn't eaten in local places we would have missed these scones in Port Hedland, AU

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