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I've never understood folks who look straight...
I've never understood folks who look straight ahead. I figure it's a good idea to look down once in a while so I don't trip over anything (or step in something icky if outside. If they don't see...
Our very first cruise - to Alaska. As the...
Our very first cruise - to Alaska.

As the ship was getting into position at Hubbard Glacier the Captain announced that there were some sea lions on an ice floe "at 9:00". We were out on deck on...
Note to self - schedule more time in the gym. :D...
Note to self - schedule more time in the gym. :D Because I definitely want to indulge in bread pudding and scones.
I'm going to borrow your line when our older son...
I'm going to borrow your line when our older son teases us and says we're spending his inheritance. :D We're planning to keep cruising until we can't do it anymore. Like other posters have said we...
Thanks. We'll be on the lookout for it. Just...
Thanks. We'll be on the lookout for it. Just have to spend a bit of time in the gym.
Another newbie Celebrity cruiser here - just 3...
Another newbie Celebrity cruiser here - just 3 weeks to go. :D Several people have mentioned bread pudding - where does one find that? It's one of my favorite desserts.
DH is limping around with a cane after breaking a...
DH is limping around with a cane after breaking a hip in June. He should be doing pretty good by the time our cruise starts in 3 weeks :eek:. One thing in our favor is that we were pretty active...
Check out the loose teas on the Tea Forte site -...
Check out the loose teas on the Tea Forte site - much cheaper per serving and they have specials periodically. :D And they have a bunch of different flavors. If you have some sort of tea ball...
We took the "ultimate ship tour" on the Ruby...
We took the "ultimate ship tour" on the Ruby Princess and the last stop was the bridge. At one point the Captain waited until he figured all of us had noticed one of the crewmembers before talking...
Seeing pics of kangaroos and koalas in grade...
Seeing pics of kangaroos and koalas in grade school - always wanted to see Australia but never thought I would be able to.

Then we started cruising (Alaska first) and I found info on cruises in...
DH and I are generally early risers so we try to...
DH and I are generally early risers so we try to be out on deck as we come in to port. It's fun to watch the pilot come on board - especially if it's a bit rough. Not a job for the faint-hearted.
Yes. It just takes longer. So be sure and...
Yes. It just takes longer. So be sure and factor that in to your time.
I think part of the problem here is terminology. ...
I think part of the problem here is terminology. What most of us consider "guarantee" and "assigned", etc.

Generally a guarantee is assigned by the cruise line - you book a particular cabin level...
Thanks for the info. I was toying with the idea...
Thanks for the info. I was toying with the idea of getting the non-alcoholic drink package but wasn't sure if it would be worth it. With the extra 10% VAT added it might be although I think I'll...
The person will most likely need a handicapped...
The person will most likely need a handicapped cabin. The doors of the regular cabins generally aren't wide enough for a scooter and there wouldn't be room to park it in the cabin. I would call...
That's exactly what everyone has been talking...
That's exactly what everyone has been talking about. The person who took the banana ashore was most likely breaking local laws.

IIRC when we went to New Zealand we couldn't even take bottled...
We caught the 2nd half of the show and then I set...
We caught the 2nd half of the show and then I set up the 2nd showing to record so we can watch the whole show today.

What I found interesting was the looking back to the inventors who developed...
I have a "cable stable" from Skooba which holds...
I have a "cable stable" from Skooba which holds all of my camera stuff. Phone / tablet / laptop charges are in a zippered make-up bag. I do like the suggestion making sure everything is coiled...
You don't, technically - or you would lose the...
You don't, technically - or you would lose the discount. You just go to Guest Services and get everyone seapasses for the correct room. I think what's charged to which card can be sorted out then...
Welcome aboard. Make sure anything you can't...
Welcome aboard.

Make sure anything you can't do without - prescription meds, documents, electronics ( camera, phone, laptop, tablet, etc. ), etc. is a carry-on, not in your checked luggage. We...
You can check the major cruise lines web sites to...
You can check the major cruise lines web sites to find itineraries and then check the ship layouts to find connecting cabins. It'll probably mean booking fairly early to make sure you find cabins in...
While the types of food you eat matters as far as...
While the types of food you eat matters as far as the food being healthy - when it comes to obesity it's really math.

Eat more calories than you burn - you gain weight.

Eat fewer calories than...
I just a couple of sets of the small and medium...
I just a couple of sets of the small and medium sized e-bags packing cubes and will be using them to keep small things organized, both in our carry-ons and regular bags. I think they're going to...
For me it would be the Panama Canal - having done...
For me it would be the Panama Canal - having done a Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego one a couple of years ago. Going thru the canal is incredibly interesting. But it all depends on the rest of the...
The really sad thing is that apparently her...
The really sad thing is that apparently her husband flew back home without her. I don't think the article said if they were booked on the same flight or different ones.