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Forum: California Coastal / Pacific Northwest Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By CruiserBruce
The TSA problems have eased considerably the last...

The TSA problems have eased considerably the last month or so. Have been through airport security several times in the last few weeks (with a couple more trips the next 10 days) and the longest the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 29
Posted By CruiserBruce
1. The website for each cruise line typically has...

1. The website for each cruise line typically has pretty detailed info as to what each ship offers.

2. Too many variables here. I doubt there is a comprehensive chart for all this. Some comparison...
Forum: Hawaii Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By CruiserBruce
I am not aware we use paywave anywhere in the US....

I am not aware we use paywave anywhere in the US. I could be wrong...but I have not seen it used here. I hear some type is coming, but haven't seen it.
Forum: Italy Ports Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By CruiserBruce
The OP is going port to Rome and back on a single...

The OP is going port to Rome and back on a single day visit. Airport is not involved.
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By CruiserBruce
While at sea, you are not in Europe. The cruise...

While at sea, you are not in Europe. The cruise ship is treated as a foreign country in most cases. Mostly likely you will get a very large bill.
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By CruiserBruce
There are many, many variables here, including...

There are many, many variables here, including what train station you get off at. You can get exact train travel times by looking at the schedule.

Going to train station from ship and vice versa...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By CruiserBruce
Both points and paid stays. Our last stay...

Both points and paid stays.

Our last stay was 2 nights points, 2 nights paid. Booked an Imperial Room, was upgraded (Diamond) to a suite, as the hotel was jammed by a convention....live...
Forum: West Coast Departures Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By CruiserBruce
Take a look on the West Coast Departures board,...

Take a look on the West Coast Departures board, here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=413

where Vancouver is discussed extensively.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By CruiserBruce
Most phones come from the factory with...

Most phones come from the factory with international data roaming turned off. But the OP needs to make sure.
Forum: Private Islands Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By CruiserBruce
Can't answer for Carnival, but for Holland...

Can't answer for Carnival, but for Holland America, you get priority for tendering. On Holland America they provide a sheet of info, and you can reply to that sheet with your request for tenders. We...
Forum: Florida Departures Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By CruiserBruce
To be clear...the Total Wine store is off 17th St...

To be clear...the Total Wine store is off 17th St behind the Embassy Suites, outside of the Port area. It is over a mile from Terminal 2/4, and probably 3 or more miles from Terminal 25.
Forum: Florida Departures Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By CruiserBruce
How do you define "best"? Cheapest? Covered?...

How do you define "best"? Cheapest? Covered? Closest to pier? Associated with a hotel and staying the night before? All are possible.

The are MANY threads here on various parking options...take a...
Forum: Florida Departures Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By CruiserBruce
What port? Carnival uses several in Florida.

What port? Carnival uses several in Florida.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By CruiserBruce
You will need to turn on the WiFi. WiFi is a...

You will need to turn on the WiFi. WiFi is a separate setting from phone and data use. Think of it as hot and cold water, with two different faucet controls. You can have hot water (WiFi) without...
Forum: Florida Departures July 23rd, 2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By CruiserBruce
As discussed here frequently, the only way to...

As discussed here frequently, the only way to walk in/out of the port is if you are at Terminal 2/4. Otherwise it is too far, and the port really isn't made for walking.

There are several options...
Forum: Italy Ports July 23rd, 2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By CruiserBruce
Have been there 4 times. There are many threads...

Have been there 4 times. There are many threads on hotels. We stay at the Rome Cavalleri...great 5 star hotel, but that is not for everyone.
Forum: Italy Ports July 23rd, 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By CruiserBruce
The OP is going to a hotel in Rome...

The OP is going to a hotel in Rome...
Forum: Florida Departures July 23rd, 2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By CruiserBruce
A regular taxi is only $12-14, before tip. How...

A regular taxi is only $12-14, before tip. How much could you save?
Forum: Italy Ports July 23rd, 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By CruiserBruce
The euro rate is pretty low right now. No one,...

The euro rate is pretty low right now. No one, however, is going to be able to predict what the rate will do between now and December. There was a poster here who, back in February or March ranted...
Forum: Holland America Line July 23rd, 2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By CruiserBruce
The two places to look are in your reservation,...

The two places to look are in your reservation, which it sounds like you are doing, and on the baggage tags associated with your reservation, where it sometimes appears first.

If you are at 20...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By CruiserBruce
Welcome to Cruise Critic! First of all,...

Welcome to Cruise Critic!

First of all, there is lots of info on the portion of Cruise Critic devoted to Seattle, located here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=413

Second,...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand Cruisers July 22nd, 2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 995
Posted By CruiserBruce
The Tarongo Zoo is pretty cool, been there twice,...

The Tarongo Zoo is pretty cool, been there twice, but if mobility is at all a factor, be aware it is on the side of a hill.
Forum: Holland America Line July 22nd, 2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By CruiserBruce
We are not allowed to name or discuss travel...

We are not allowed to name or discuss travel agents on Cruise Critic.
Forum: Panama Canal July 22nd, 2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By CruiserBruce
You missed the point of the OP doesn't wish to...

You missed the point of the OP doesn't wish to get up early to see the initial transit through the locks.
Forum: West Coast Departures July 22nd, 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By CruiserBruce
Does Amtrak assign seats on this train? They...

Does Amtrak assign seats on this train? They haven't on most trains I have been on, including two this month (not the train we are discussing here). They do assign a car, if there are multiple stops...
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