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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,671
Posted By buckirj1
I still like NCL best for the same reasons as...

I still like NCL best for the same reasons as always (freestyle, entertainment, service, etc). Nothing I've read suggests that the current NCL management attitude of viewing passengers as sheep to be...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,742
Posted By buckirj1
I agree that cruising, especially solo cruising,...

I agree that cruising, especially solo cruising, doesn't represent the value it has for the past 15 years or so. If one cruise line seems to be remotely successful at whatever they're doing, the rest...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By buckirj1
It won't be cold. In fact, it'll probably be...

It won't be cold. In fact, it'll probably be pretty hot with temperatures in the 70s. Well, I think that's hot, but YMMV. Be prepared to experience lots of fog if you sail that itinerary in the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 21st, 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,698
Posted By buckirj1
Certainly, given the right price, itinerary, time...

Certainly, given the right price, itinerary, time and ship.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 21st, 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,468
Posted By buckirj1
I really would rather not see chain restaurants...

I really would rather not see chain restaurants on cruise ships...I have to see enough of them at home. I guess some folks live in more rural areas that don't have a lot of those kinds of places, but...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 21st, 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By buckirj1
Another advantage to an inside cabin (on the...

Another advantage to an inside cabin (on the Dawn, Spirit, Star, Jade, Jewel, Pearl and Gem) is a more open bathroom plan. None of that toilet-in-a-cubbyhole nonsense found in higher cabin categories...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 21st, 2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,003
Posted By buckirj1
Loved the intro, and looking forward to reading...

Loved the intro, and looking forward to reading the OP's impressions of RCI. I didn't like either of my RCI cruises, but they have some interesting itineraries at better times of year than some of...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 21st, 2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By buckirj1
I agree. The "promos" will continue as long as...

I agree. The "promos" will continue as long as people think they're getting a deal. I think the Disney Plan effect will happen sooner or later with so many folks getting the promos that it'll be hard...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 21st, 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By buckirj1
Toiletries, makeup, a blow-dryer (if its an older...

Toiletries, makeup, a blow-dryer (if its an older ship with those crappy ones), medications, a couple pairs of underwear and socks, a t-shirt, and a couple of paperbacks. Maybe a jacket or a spare...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 20th, 2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,530
Posted By buckirj1
...and if one cruiseline does this successfully,...

...and if one cruiseline does this successfully, others will follow. NCL is already starting.
Forum: Holland America Line April 16th, 2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,765
Posted By buckirj1
Uh, nope. I'm pretty much an...

Uh, nope. I'm pretty much an all-jeans-all-the-time girl, myself. I pretty much wear jeans and turtlenecks (or tee shirts) wherever I go and whatever I'm doing. The clothes I wear on cruises are the...
Forum: Holland America Line April 16th, 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,765
Posted By buckirj1
Sequined.

Sequined.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 15th, 2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By buckirj1
In the past, NCL has reduced solo supplements, or...

In the past, NCL has reduced solo supplements, or the bottom line price dropped so much the supplement didn't matter. These days, though, with all that's going on with the "free promotions", all you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 14th, 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By buckirj1
Open Dining Table for One

I haven't sailed Carnival in several years, but I'm considering a return. What are my chances of getting a table to myself in the MDR? I'd definitely do Carnival's version of open seating (My Time,...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 14th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By buckirj1
This is good to know. I sort-of remember seeing a...

This is good to know. I sort-of remember seeing a soda machine on the Spirit many years ago, but didn't pay attention on other cruises. Do you know if the machine is outside the arcade on all ships?
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 13th, 2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,021
Posted By buckirj1
Hearing competent, non-intrusive music from a...

Hearing competent, non-intrusive music from a couple of passengers is far preferable to hearing the shriekings of those fambuhlees who allow their children to turn feral on a cruise.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 11th, 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,546
Posted By buckirj1
In a nutshell, the source of most of NCL's...

In a nutshell, the source of most of NCL's current problems.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 10th, 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,663
Posted By buckirj1
Norway/North Cape roundtrip from...somewhere:...

Norway/North Cape roundtrip from...somewhere: Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Dover, Southampton
British Isles from Dover or Southampton
Chilean Fjords/Antartica, similar to the roundtrip Celebrity does....
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 10th, 2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Poll: Ship Poll
Views: 1,435
Posted By buckirj1
IF I were to do it, I'd probably choose the...

IF I were to do it, I'd probably choose the Breakaway because it's currently the easiest for me to get to. I think the size might be a little too big for my tastes, though. It'd ultimately depend on...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 10th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,425
Posted By buckirj1
On Carnival, it would probably be the Victory,...

On Carnival, it would probably be the Victory, the first big-ship cruise I liked. I didn't especially like the ship on my first cruise on another cruise line, but I learned I liked big-ship cruising...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 10th, 2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 111,848
Posted By buckirj1
That's because they're making it up as they go...

That's because they're making it up as they go along. It'll probably be several more weeks/months before it all shakes out. I feel for everybody caught in the midst of all this: employees, cruisers...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 9th, 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,514
Posted By buckirj1
I know what you mean about the acronyms, but to...

I know what you mean about the acronyms, but to answer your question, none of the promos have value to me. What could be a good value to a family of cruisers is rarely a value to a solo cruiser. It...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 9th, 2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,514
Posted By buckirj1
Pricing for the cruise I've been looking at has...

Pricing for the cruise I've been looking at has held pretty steady throughout the promo period, but it's still too high. We'll see what happens after final payment. Actually, there was a $20 increase...
Forum: Holland America Line April 7th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,824
Posted By buckirj1
The new Carnival room service menu is a marked...

The new Carnival room service menu is a marked upgrade from its predecessor, and many items remain at no charge. From reading the CC Carnival boards, folks seem to be embracing this change, and...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 7th, 2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,740
Posted By buckirj1
I'm of the camp that a good cruise director can...

I'm of the camp that a good cruise director can enhance the experience, but it isn't a deciding factor in any way. The most memorable one on NCL was a guy named Big Ken Mills on the Jewel. I don't...
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