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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By srlafleur
If you like going to different places, and you've...

If you like going to different places, and you've never been, why would you NOT go?
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines Today, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By srlafleur
"LIKE"! My thoughts exactly.

"LIKE"! My thoughts exactly.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By srlafleur
Any time you buy an individual drink, a tip is...

Any time you buy an individual drink, a tip is automatically added to your sign and sail card. It's been that way as long as I can remember (which isn't all that long, if we're being honest)
I...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 28th, 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,545
Posted By srlafleur
Also delish with orange sherbet!

Also delish with orange sherbet!
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty August 27th, 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By srlafleur
I never gave it much thought, but I guess I...

I never gave it much thought, but I guess I always assumed it had to do with the sloppy autumn/winter/spring weather and dresses dragging in the slush and mud. The real reason is so much less...
Forum: Holland America Line August 27th, 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,484
Posted By srlafleur
We don't hate formal night, but we could live...

We don't hate formal night, but we could live without it. Okay, the hubs would say he'd just as soon not "play grown-ups", but if he wants me to keep planning cruises and taking him, he won't...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 27th, 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By srlafleur
????? That would eliminate most women's formal...

????? That would eliminate most women's formal footwear! :eek:

But I digress...
Carry on.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 27th, 2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By srlafleur
If it's something I absolutely feel is not to be...

If it's something I absolutely feel is not to be missed, and would be in danger of selling out due to being capacity-controlled (which would be the case for most that I wouldn't want to miss), I'll...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 26th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,113
Posted By srlafleur
FYI, and for future reference...apparently, there...

FYI, and for future reference...apparently, there is a way to use a ring (wedding or other) in place of this type of opener. My son opened a beer bottle for me using his wedding ring, just the other...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 26th, 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By srlafleur
We always choose an aft-facing veranda stateroom...

We always choose an aft-facing veranda stateroom (because we're spoiled and we can), but if it came down to it, I'd choose a balcony Gty. over something less.
The balcony makes a big difference to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 25th, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
Posted By srlafleur
While I wouldn't classify them as "bad", the...

While I wouldn't classify them as "bad", the aft-view balconies on deck 8 on Sunshine are right below a loud nightclub, though it seemed that they either moved the sound system, (which felt as though...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 25th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,353
Posted By srlafleur
We've never had a temperature problem that we...

We've never had a temperature problem that we haven't been able to resolve on our own by adjusting the thermostat.
Forum: Martinique August 25th, 2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By srlafleur
~looking at watch~ okay, it's late August... ...

~looking at watch~ okay, it's late August...
Nope, still no excursions in Martinique...
~sigh~
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 19th, 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,109
Posted By srlafleur
This may be true for short weekend cruises, but...

This may be true for short weekend cruises, but not longer ones. (I've been on nearly all the main-stream lines)
The cruise line on which I, myself, personally, have been the most memorably drunk...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 19th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,101
Posted By srlafleur
PSSSTTT! Re-read the thread. OP wasn't...

PSSSTTT! Re-read the thread. OP wasn't complaining...just saying.


I've been on a short weekend cruise with my (adult) )daughter which had a ton of kids on it. The only way we could even tell how...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,841
Posted By srlafleur
Dear OP, If your choice is to not cruise for...

Dear OP,
If your choice is to not cruise for fear of contracting something contagious, that is your prerogative. By all means, exercise your right to not cruise.
I think it's obvious, from the 140+...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,841
Posted By srlafleur
And what about concerts, sporting events? What...

And what about concerts, sporting events? What about the mall or even the grocery store? Just because all the people who have passed through aren't "confined" in the space doesn't mean their...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 15th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,222
Posted By srlafleur
Yes, we occasionally buy one formal photo of us...

Yes, we occasionally buy one formal photo of us as a couple, maybe every few cruises. (I choose the simplest and most elegant backdrops over the fake look-we're-on-a-ship scenery and props) We always...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 14th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,222
Posted By srlafleur
If by "rip-off" you mean "can I get it cheaper...

If by "rip-off" you mean "can I get it cheaper elsewhere", then spa treatments are a big rip-off. Some people are perfectly fine with that and look forward to the onboard massages, etc. and that's...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice August 14th, 2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,505
Posted By srlafleur
Stay out of the casino! On a practical note,...

Stay out of the casino!

On a practical note, if you want to have a few drinks, you can save money by having the drink-of-the-day served in a regular glass vs. the default souvenir glass. Watch for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,841
Posted By srlafleur
It's been 38 years, but I still miss him, of...

It's been 38 years, but I still miss him, of course. I didn't intend for this to be a "downer" post. Seriously, the consolation was that we could look at all the neat things he got to do and places...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,841
Posted By srlafleur
So far, I think I've developed a cold while on a...

So far, I think I've developed a cold while on a cruise 3 times. Can I point definitively to having caught it ON the cruise? No, I cannot. Did I ever, even once, say "cruising's not worth it because...
Forum: Holland America Line August 12th, 2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,644
Posted By srlafleur
I've done laundry once on a cruise. It was a...

I've done laundry once on a cruise. It was a 12-day with a couple of days in Venice prior. It wasn't a hassle at all. The payment was made using a swipe of the sign & sail card (Carnival Sunshine), I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 12th, 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,006
Posted By srlafleur
Good question, but I've never run up against a...

Good question, but I've never run up against a limit - maybe just lucky? I think the order of purchase determines your placement. But don't quote me.
Yes, you could try your luck purchasing for just...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 11th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,006
Posted By srlafleur
We love Southwest! 2, count 'em, 2 bags fly...

We love Southwest!
2, count 'em, 2 bags fly free, which can translate to fewer passengers vying for valuable overhead space for humungous carry-ons. The boarding process is different, but once...
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