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Forum: Solo Cruisers December 31st, 2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By zephyrgirl
The Epic is a nice ship and Europe is, of course,...

The Epic is a nice ship and Europe is, of course, always enjoyable (although hot in August). I'd consider maybe taking the cruise and then spending some time post cruise exploring wherever it...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 22nd, 2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By zephyrgirl
I recently stayed at the Element near the...

I recently stayed at the Element near the airport. I was there less than 10 hours after my flight got in very late, but it was very nice. And cheaper than some of the other options people often...
Forum: Solo Cruisers December 8th, 2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By zephyrgirl
Disappointing Solo Experience on the Getaway

First, I want to say that I had a fun cruise and met some nice folks and had a couple of very nice meals. But I can't really give any of the credit for that to the Solo Coordinator, Lio.

Things...
Forum: Solo Cruisers September 18th, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,804
Posted By zephyrgirl
I also live in NYC but have yet to take a cruise...

I also live in NYC but have yet to take a cruise from here. I find that when I want to cruise (winter months) it just doesn't make sense. I want to get to the warmth asap and cruising takes too...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty September 17th, 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,529
Posted By zephyrgirl
I must just be really lucky because I can't...

I must just be really lucky because I can't remember the last time I was actually checked for my liquids when traveling. I don't even use the clear bags anymore. That said, I also don't try and...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty September 17th, 2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By zephyrgirl
Another fan of gel, it really makes a difference...

Another fan of gel, it really makes a difference for vacations where you are putting a lot of wear on your nails - salt, chlorine, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. It is more expensive, but it also lasts...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 3rd, 2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,493
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,062
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 23,366
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, 11:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,352
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
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, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,006
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, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,962
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, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,043
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,927
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,286
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
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,...
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