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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 2nd, 2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By zephyrgirl
I enjoy buying souvenirs, usually small things...

I enjoy buying souvenirs, usually small things that will fit in my backpack. I also buy them to give to family - mostly my mother and sister but sometimes a friend or other family member if...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 31st, 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,245
Posted By zephyrgirl
Yeah - sunscreen is the real problem with flying...

Yeah - sunscreen is the real problem with flying carry-on only. I try and buy it when I get to the area (I fly the night before). Worst case, I buy some on the ship - it's overpriced but not as...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 24th, 2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By zephyrgirl
I agree it's not beautiful, but it's perfectly...

I agree it's not beautiful, but it's perfectly safe. If you exit to 8th there are indeed more cabs.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty July 20th, 2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By zephyrgirl
I live in NYC. It's hot and humid right now, I...

I live in NYC. It's hot and humid right now, I expect it to be similarly so throughout the month. It may rain some. The key to NYC in my opinion is layers, I always have some sort of cardigan with...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty July 20th, 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,127
Posted By zephyrgirl
I love them too, I've gotten some super cute...

I love them too, I've gotten some super cute things for my kitchen and also some good finds clothes wise. I've never been disappointed in the quality, for the price it's dead on.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line July 20th, 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 22,115
Posted By zephyrgirl
Some of the comments on this thread remind me of...

Some of the comments on this thread remind me of when I worked at IHOP and the company would occasionally change the menu - either increasing prices or taking off certain items. Regulars would...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 18th, 2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,965
Posted By zephyrgirl
My first cruise I had an oceanview, the porthole...

My first cruise I had an oceanview, the porthole made for some fun pictures but that was about all the use we got from it. Since then, I've only booked insides. For the cost of the upgrade I can...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 7th, 2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By zephyrgirl
Just my opinion, but Empire State Building and...

Just my opinion, but Empire State Building and Top of the Rock are pretty similar so I might consider only doing one and throwing in something else instead.
Forum: East Coast Departures May 29th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By zephyrgirl
I live in NYC and I always rely on Yelp for these...

I live in NYC and I always rely on Yelp for these sort of questions. It let's you search by area - or use the map to zoom in to specific blocks - and by looking through the reviews you get a decent...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 4th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,818
Posted By zephyrgirl
This thread makes me glad I don't own a car or a...

This thread makes me glad I don't own a car or a house, my list is much simpler!

I tend to make sure I do any laundry for things I want to bring and set them aside sometime in the week before and...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty April 27th, 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,816
Posted By zephyrgirl
I have plantar fasciitis so I have to go for...

I have plantar fasciitis so I have to go for comfort over style when doing a lot of walking. I have a pair of these skechers that do not look too terrible with skirts:
...
Forum: East Coast Departures March 23rd, 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By zephyrgirl
Personally I prefer getting a cab at JFK. ...

Personally I prefer getting a cab at JFK. Whenever I arrange a car service to pick me up I just end up frustrated with trying to find them and if your flight is delayed that's a whole other hassle. ...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 9th, 2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By zephyrgirl
I've used both numerous times as well without...

I've used both numerous times as well without issue. I usually will look at their websites and compare the costs and go with whatever is cheaper for trips to the airport. With both of them the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 8th, 2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,731
Posted By zephyrgirl
I live in NYC, so I would say that my usual...

I live in NYC, so I would say that my usual weekly dinners out usually top what I experience on cruise ships. But since you asked, my favorite meals in the past five years have probably been at:
...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 15th, 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,784
Posted By zephyrgirl
I find that whatever space I allow myself I...

I find that whatever space I allow myself I manage to fill up, so I just decide I'm taking only a 21" carry on and go from there. My difficulty is always wanting too many clothing and shoe options,...
Forum: East Coast Departures October 15th, 2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By zephyrgirl
There's all the obvious midtown tourist...

There's all the obvious midtown tourist attractions. But, if you are willing to travel a bit away from the cruise port (but still on the westside of Manhattan), I really recommend checking out the...
Forum: East Coast Departures September 29th, 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By zephyrgirl
My first impression is that you are trying to do...

My first impression is that you are trying to do a lot of things, you might want to reconsider and take a couple off the list or you may get burnt out and not actually enjoy your time.

I would...
Forum: East Coast Departures September 25th, 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,144
Posted By zephyrgirl
I believe this was because of the People's...

I believe this was because of the People's Climate March. 400,000 people marched through midtown west last Sunday, so basically the entire area was closed to traffic. The tunnel seemed to be closed...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 18th, 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By zephyrgirl
I find that on cruises I end up getting up...

I find that on cruises I end up getting up earlier than normal on port days, since I don't have to be at work all that early (I often stay late, it balances out). But my actual routine is similar,...
Forum: East Coast Departures September 18th, 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By zephyrgirl
NYC is really quite safe, I've lived here for...

NYC is really quite safe, I've lived here for eight years and the worst thing that has ever happened to me in all that time is getting pickpocketed once on the subway (and really I was being...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 27th, 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By zephyrgirl
I wouldn't recommend a ship excursion in NYC. It...

I wouldn't recommend a ship excursion in NYC. It seems so unnecessary. Folks have tossed out some good ideas here already. NYC is an expensive city but many things are free, like the Staten Island...
Forum: East Coast Departures August 25th, 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By zephyrgirl
I understand why NYC overwhelms people, but I...

I understand why NYC overwhelms people, but I don't think it has to be as complicated as people make it. It is expensive, no real way around that entirely. You can fly to any of the 3 airports,...
Forum: East Coast Departures August 21st, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,221
Posted By zephyrgirl
I agree with others that attractions will be...

I agree with others that attractions will be packed that time of year, tourism is very high around the holidays. I would really reconsider trying to visit so many museums and concentrate on a few...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 25th, 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By zephyrgirl
One thing I would be sure to take into account if...

One thing I would be sure to take into account if you are looking at schedules is that on weekday holidays (like Labor Day), buses and subways usually run on weekend schedules. So even though it's a...
Forum: East Coast Departures July 24th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By zephyrgirl
Even though I live in NYC, I've only done the...

Even though I live in NYC, I've only done the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island once because well...once you've seen it, you've seen it :) I went in summer and my experience was that there were very...
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