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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 22nd, 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks - makes sense. Although that wasn't...

Thanks - makes sense. Although that wasn't something I would have thought of. Ain't technology great?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,112
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think he means the room service staff volunteer...

I think he means the room service staff volunteer to deliver room service in addition to their regular duties.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Ok - dumb question. How does it know the...

Ok - dumb question. How does it know the difference between stairs and regular walking?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,112
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Well said - you hit the nail on the proverbial...

Well said - you hit the nail on the proverbial head. :) As far as I'm concerned the crew earns every bit of the amount - and more.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 17th, 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Pretty much everything is right next to the dock....

Pretty much everything is right next to the dock. Margaritaville is off to the left of the dock area.

http://i317.photobucket.com/albums/mm362/sparky-elpaso/DSC09476.jpg...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions August 14th, 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Check to make sure your batteries are fully...

Check to make sure your batteries are fully charged. And take a spare with you - especially if you're going to be out all day.
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions August 14th, 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 235,351
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Yaay - success. Great shot - interesting...

Yaay - success. Great shot - interesting viewpoint. :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 7th, 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By sparky-elpaso
First cruise in 2008 - Alaska southbound with a 5...

First cruise in 2008 - Alaska southbound with a 5 day land portion first. Booked 3 different airlines to get from Texas to Alaska. Which of course meant picking up our bags at each airport, then...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 5th, 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By sparky-elpaso
You're going to have a great anniversary. :D ...

You're going to have a great anniversary. :D Prepare to be hooked. Cruising is a great way to travel.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 1st, 2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,668
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We usually take some granola bars, packets of...

We usually take some granola bars, packets of nuts, etc. - mostly for air travel but also to take on longer excursions that may not include a meal stop.
Forum: Cruise Air July 31st, 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Absolutely agree with you. We love to travel and...

Absolutely agree with you. We love to travel and if you want to go anywhere you'll probably have to fly.

And thanks for giving me another new word for our upcoming trip to Great Britain. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 30th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I found this on wikipedia - and it makes sense to...

I found this on wikipedia - and it makes sense to me. I see a couple of posters beat me to it

According to the Navy Department Library, the word "porthole" has nothing to do with its location on...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 25th, 2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,153
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Coming in to Huatulco, Mexico ...

Coming in to Huatulco, Mexico

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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 25th, 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,548
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I like to check out the ports in Google Earth -...

I like to check out the ports in Google Earth - much better than just a map. You can see what's near the port area and can decide if you need to take an excursion of some kind or just walk around on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,679
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Another "as soon as we get our bags" person here....

Another "as soon as we get our bags" person here. Hang stuff up (already on hangers in the bag), undies, etc. in ziploc bags (everything we need for one day in each bag) go in drawers. Toiletries,...
Forum: Cruising Technology July 20th, 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By sparky-elpaso
No - basic service is free. I think they may...

No - basic service is free. I think they may have a paid part if you want to store LOTS of pics.
Forum: Cruising Technology July 20th, 2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By sparky-elpaso
For more answers come on over to the photography...

For more answers come on over to the photography board - Photo and Camera Discussions. We even have a bunch of "post photos" threads going - both cruise related and just general pics. A lot of...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 19th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 235,351
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Gorgeous waterfall. Something we don't have here...

Gorgeous waterfall. Something we don't have here in the desert.
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 14th, 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Check the picture and the sign next to the door. ...

Check the picture and the sign next to the door. Technically, it's both. The only difference is the number of passengers. :)
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 14th, 2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Posted By sparky-elpaso
While this is Royal Caribbean, tendering works...

While this is Royal Caribbean, tendering works pretty much the same on all ships. There's a platform that goes out from the side of the ship with a stairway down to it.
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Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 9th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Gorgeous flowers. Love the pink one - such a...

Gorgeous flowers. Love the pink one - such a delicate color.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 9th, 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By sparky-elpaso
That's a great idea. Our upcoming trip has...

That's a great idea. Our upcoming trip has several parts to it and I'm going to put my computer to work.
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice July 9th, 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,028
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We'd rather spend our money on doing things in...

We'd rather spend our money on doing things in port. We've had one balcony (on HAL) and didn't spend that much time on it. We figure there's lots of places "outdoors" around the ship and our cabin...
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 7th, 2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,598
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Great fireworks shots. The last one is my...

Great fireworks shots. The last one is my favorite. It's amazing what they can do with the different colors, etc.
Forum: Photo & Camera Discussions July 6th, 2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 235,351
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think that's one of Murphys Laws. :)

I think that's one of Murphys Laws. :)
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