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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line April 29th, 2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,951
Posted By buckirj1
Uh, no. Married mothers choose to get themselves,...

Uh, no. Married mothers choose to get themselves, the kids and the husband ready. "Woman" does not equal "mother", for which I am eternally grateful.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line March 30th, 2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By buckirj1
One of the best things is that the itineraries...

One of the best things is that the itineraries are slightly different in each direction. I think doing the Boston-Boston round trip is a great idea if you have the time and money.
Forum: Holland America Line December 4th, 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,454
Posted By buckirj1
A gnat here and there wouldn't bother me, but a...

A gnat here and there wouldn't bother me, but a swarm of gnats would give me the heebie-jeebies. Kudos to HAL for fixing the problem so quickly.
Forum: Holland America Line November 23rd, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,703
Posted By buckirj1
I usually don't pay much attention to decor and...

I usually don't pay much attention to decor and such, but the NCL Spirit is the loveliest I've sailed. Everything about that cruise was just about perfect. I hope your experience is the same.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 19th, 2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By buckirj1
NCL, and then Carnival, provide the best...

NCL, and then Carnival, provide the best experiences for me and the way I like to cruise, but NCL has become too expensive for a solo cruiser on the itineraries I take. In my experience, both lines...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line November 18th, 2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,536
Posted By buckirj1
NCL, and then Carnival, provide the best...

NCL, and then Carnival, provide the best experiences for me and the way I like to cruise. I'm also heavily driven by total price, as well as being limited to particular itineraries and cruise length....
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 17th, 2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 94,355
Posted By buckirj1
I'm enjoying your review, and the excellent...

I'm enjoying your review, and the excellent photos. I'm considering the Serenade for Canada/NE next year, so I'm finding this very interesting. I'm a little concerned with all the glass on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 4th, 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By buckirj1
First-time warm weather cruiser

Despite being an experienced cruiser, I have taken only one warm-weather cruise, to Bermuda. I liked Bermuda, but it was very hot and humid when I visited in mid-October some years ago. I'm...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 4th, 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,565
Posted By buckirj1
I've sailed all three, and liked NCL and Carnival...

I've sailed all three, and liked NCL and Carnival best. NCL for freestyle, great showers and entertainment, and Carnival for food and cabins. NCL and Carnival are both very good for solo cruisers,...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line November 4th, 2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 16,221
Posted By buckirj1
I liked the NCL onboard experience very much, but...

I liked the NCL onboard experience very much, but I've already been priced out. No amount of fake "promotions" shilling unnecessary (to me) fancy food and drink will change that. There are lots of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 27th, 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,860
Posted By buckirj1
I think so, too. Sometimes I'm happy to forego...

I think so, too. Sometimes I'm happy to forego "service" for quiet.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 27th, 2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,438
Posted By buckirj1
As usual, I'm enjoying your report. The cabins...

As usual, I'm enjoying your report. The cabins look to be very nice indeed, and I'm glad you're in what sounds like a great location. I hope your dining situation is sorted out as a result of the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 26th, 2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,928
Posted By buckirj1
There are some ports where airfare might be...

There are some ports where airfare might be reasonable, but ground transportation can be quite expensive. Port Canaveral is one such port; another is Houston/Galveston. I'm never cruised out of...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 23rd, 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,469
Posted By buckirj1
That'll work for me, especially the "just show...

That'll work for me, especially the "just show up" part. Perhaps those other reviews about pre-planning and reservations were overstated. Not the first time THAT'S ever happened;)
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 23rd, 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,469
Posted By buckirj1
Thanks, OP, for an interesting review. I love the...

Thanks, OP, for an interesting review. I love the Jewel-class ships, and I love freestyle. That said, I might be willing to try the GetaBreakaways, provided the cost fit my budget and they sailed...
Forum: Cunard Line October 12th, 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By buckirj1
As I remember, poppies were available on a...

As I remember, poppies were available on a self-serve basis at the purser's desk: passengers could take a poppy from the basket, and put some money into a box indicating a particular charity would...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 9th, 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,415
Posted By buckirj1
Nice review--I enjoyed reading it. I don't like...

Nice review--I enjoyed reading it. I don't like the promotions in general, and figured the onboard credit would be my best bet. I hadn't realized it carried a lot of restrictions--thanks for pointing...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 8th, 2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By buckirj1
I wonder why NCL started to direct people down to...

I wonder why NCL started to direct people down to street level? They used to disembark at the upper level, and I think Carnival still does.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 5th, 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By buckirj1
Chocolate croissants on the breakfast buffet...

Chocolate croissants on the breakfast buffet (best sweet onboard, beats heck out of most of the dining room desserts); cheese and pretzel rolls at the lunch/dinner buffets; hand-scooped ice cream...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 5th, 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By buckirj1
Nice review. I agree with this, being of the old...

Nice review. I agree with this, being of the old folk demographic, but it's important to note the Gem sails lots of places, with a diverse group of passengers who probably love those loungers. I'd...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line October 5th, 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,597
Posted By buckirj1
I figure I'm on vacation, so I can afford to be...

I figure I'm on vacation, so I can afford to be generous. $5 for one smallish rollaboard one way or the other isn't going to make much of a difference. I don't see any need for angst about tipping. I...
Forum: Holland America Line October 4th, 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By buckirj1
Enjoy your visit to Rome, sandwiched between what...

Enjoy your visit to Rome, sandwiched between what I hope are a couple of wonderful crossings. Wishing you safe travels.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line September 30th, 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By buckirj1
Being a low maintenance sort, I'm okay with the...

Being a low maintenance sort, I'm okay with the amenities provided, but I loved when Carnival put a basket of trial-sized products in cabin bathrooms. Really nice stuff--useful, too.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line September 23rd, 2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By buckirj1
Cont'd... While I thought Cunard's evening...

Cont'd...
While I thought Cunard's evening entertainment left a lot to be desired, and was nowhere near as good as NCL's, Cunard's daytime activities were terrific. I very much enjoyed the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line September 23rd, 2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By buckirj1
Sure, I'll play. I sailed the QM2 some years ago,...

Sure, I'll play. I sailed the QM2 some years ago, due to a bunch of stars being in alignment, such as solo supplement (waived!), airfare (sale!) and birthday (50...something!). I'm the most casual...
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