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Forum: West Coast Departures March 21st, 2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By timetravler
We booked the Best Western on 1st street in Long...

We booked the Best Western on 1st street in Long Beach. So don't know about the one you booked. Hope you find out.
Forum: West Coast Departures March 21st, 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,332
Posted By timetravler
Ah, that's too bad. Sorry, I don't have any great...

Ah, that's too bad. Sorry, I don't have any great ideas for nighttime activities other then going to a restaurant. My fav restaurants are Thanh Long at 4101 Judah for their garlic crab and noodles...
Forum: West Coast Departures March 20th, 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,332
Posted By timetravler
My favorite thing to do in the evening is to go...

My favorite thing to do in the evening is to go see Beach Blanket Babylon. You would need to take a taxi there but it isn't too far from the port so a taxi would not cost much. Anyways this show has...
Forum: West Coast Departures March 17th, 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By timetravler
In a couple of weeks we are driving the same...

In a couple of weeks we are driving the same route, but the day before and staying over in Long Beach. I did consider driving on the same day, but thought it was a bit risky. However since you are...
Forum: West Coast Departures March 15th, 2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By timetravler
Does anyone have any info on the Best Western...

Does anyone have any info on the Best Western near the convention center in Long Beach? Trip advisor has some good things to say about it. But I was hoping to hear from some cruise critic...
Forum: Hawaii March 11th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By timetravler
try some of the Hawaiian activities that Princess...

try some of the Hawaiian activities that Princess has on board such as lei making classes, Hula and ukulele classes. Go to some of the lectures about Hawaiian culture but skip the shopping guide...
Forum: West Coast Departures March 9th, 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By timetravler
Unhappy I'll be there in 3 weeks. Now I'm glad our cruise...

I'll be there in 3 weeks. Now I'm glad our cruise is for only 7 days. That's a huge increase!
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 9th, 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 66,875
Posted By timetravler
Last year in mid June I took a warm jacket, a...

Last year in mid June I took a warm jacket, a hat, gloves and a scarf. Throughout much of the cruise I used all those items. As you get close to the artic circle, I found it pretty darn cold. Rain...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 6th, 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By timetravler
I also checked and saw that indeed things have...

I also checked and saw that indeed things have changed. I saw the train/bike tour that they did not have last year. The site for the Flam railroad is much better now. YEAH!
Forum: West Coast Departures March 6th, 2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By timetravler
Yes that is the place. They were featured on...

Yes that is the place. They were featured on Dinners, Drive-ins and Dives. Went there for lunch and it was yummy.
Also enjoy walking down to the Ferry Building where you can do a caviar tasting....
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 6th, 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By timetravler
Don't know if something has changed since June of...

Don't know if something has changed since June of 2014, but at that time Flam WOULD NOT reserve any seats for individuals and only do so for groups of 10 or more. As far as buying tickets on the day...
Forum: West Coast Departures March 5th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By timetravler
I also like the Waterfront restaurant. Also love...

I also like the Waterfront restaurant. Also love the restaurant right next to Pier 27, but can't remember the name. If your looking at the back of the ship, it is the one on the right. Yummy.
It is...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 5th, 2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By timetravler
Stavanger is the one place where I would do a...

Stavanger is the one place where I would do a Princess tour that takes you up close to the Fjords.It is the Lysford cruise to Pulpit rock. The sights are beautiful. We went on our own for all the...
Forum: West Coast Departures March 3rd, 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By timetravler
We sailed in Dec from SF. LOVE the new terminal....

We sailed in Dec from SF. LOVE the new terminal. We took the Vallejo ferry to SF and then walked to the terminal. It was raining a bit but I had packed all our stuff in plastic so no problem. The...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 23rd, 2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By timetravler
Longshoremen dispute is over

Finally after months and months the Longshoremen have come to an agreement. Though most of the problems were with shipping lines versus longshoremen, many cruises were affected. In December 2014 the...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 19th, 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,077
Posted By timetravler
I am amazed how some people think wet luggage...

I am amazed how some people think wet luggage dumped in the bay didn't really happen. They want video's, pictures, etc. How about those of us that were there and saw with our own eyes a whole cage of...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 17th, 2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By timetravler
If you are sailing with Princess, most of their...

If you are sailing with Princess, most of their ships sail out of Brooklyn. The hotels in Brooklyn are much cheaper then they are in Manhattan. If this is the case stay in Brooklyn and take a subway...
Forum: Cozumel February 14th, 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By timetravler
We did something similar but it wasn't Jose...

We did something similar but it wasn't Jose Cuervo. However it was through Princess and we tasted about 15 different tequella all starting at 9:30 am. Let me just say we were the happiest bus coming...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 13th, 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By timetravler
I like the Embassy Suites in Napa a lot. If you...

I like the Embassy Suites in Napa a lot. If you stay in St. Helena, the El Bonito is nice. In Calistoga either Solage or Indian Springs which just went through a major renovation is great. But they...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 12th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By timetravler
Here is what I would do. I would stay overnight...

Here is what I would do. I would stay overnight AFTER you tour the Napa Valley. My favorite tour company in Napa Valley is Platypus tours. They take you to the smaller wineries which are often...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 9th, 2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By timetravler
This was good info, so I checked on the Regal...

This was good info, so I checked on the Regal Princess for Oct. 17th and it does show this ship leaving from Brooklyn. Seeing that was a relief as Now I can totally get on with my hotel pick in...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 9th, 2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,077
Posted By timetravler
It is not likely anyone here on CC filmed or saw...

It is not likely anyone here on CC filmed or saw the longshoremen actually dumping the luggage into the bay. Remember out of 3,600 passengers only a very small percent even know about cruisecritic...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 8th, 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,077
Posted By timetravler
I don't want to explain further but as I said no...

I don't want to explain further but as I said no one will NEVER know if the luggage was dumped on purpose. Accidents do happen However you seem to have trouble believing those that were there. This...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 8th, 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,077
Posted By timetravler
We will never know if the luggage was dumped over...

We will never know if the luggage was dumped over the side on purpose or not. However the longshoremen DID NOT walk over to the side and dumb luggage. The luggage was in one of those steel cages...
Forum: West Coast Departures February 7th, 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,077
Posted By timetravler
Nice to know. Hope you get to sail at a...

Nice to know. Hope you get to sail at a reasonable hour and have a wonderful cruise. We all hope this dispute with the longshoremen will soon be over.
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