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Forum: Celebrity Cruises June 28th, 2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,920
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Check out the loose teas on the Tea Forte site -...

Check out the loose teas on the Tea Forte site - much cheaper per serving and they have specials periodically. :D And they have a bunch of different flavors. If you have some sort of tea ball...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 19th, 2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We took the "ultimate ship tour" on the Ruby...

We took the "ultimate ship tour" on the Ruby Princess and the last stop was the bridge. At one point the Captain waited until he figured all of us had noticed one of the crewmembers before talking...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 27th, 2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,738
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Seeing pics of kangaroos and koalas in grade...

Seeing pics of kangaroos and koalas in grade school - always wanted to see Australia but never thought I would be able to.

Then we started cruising (Alaska first) and I found info on cruises in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 17th, 2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By sparky-elpaso
DH and I are generally early risers so we try to...

DH and I are generally early risers so we try to be out on deck as we come in to port. It's fun to watch the pilot come on board - especially if it's a bit rough. Not a job for the faint-hearted.
Forum: First Time Cruisers May 13th, 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Yes. It just takes longer. So be sure and...

Yes. It just takes longer. So be sure and factor that in to your time.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises May 8th, 2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think part of the problem here is terminology. ...

I think part of the problem here is terminology. What most of us consider "guarantee" and "assigned", etc.

Generally a guarantee is assigned by the cruise line - you book a particular cabin level...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises May 7th, 2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,094
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Thanks for the info. I was toying with the idea...

Thanks for the info. I was toying with the idea of getting the non-alcoholic drink package but wasn't sure if it would be worth it. With the extra 10% VAT added it might be although I think I'll...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 27th, 2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By sparky-elpaso
The person will most likely need a handicapped...

The person will most likely need a handicapped cabin. The doors of the regular cabins generally aren't wide enough for a scooter and there wouldn't be room to park it in the cabin. I would call...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 27th, 2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,986
Posted By sparky-elpaso
That's exactly what everyone has been talking...

That's exactly what everyone has been talking about. The person who took the banana ashore was most likely breaking local laws.

IIRC when we went to New Zealand we couldn't even take bottled...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 22nd, 2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,430
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We caught the 2nd half of the show and then I set...

We caught the 2nd half of the show and then I set up the 2nd showing to record so we can watch the whole show today.

What I found interesting was the looking back to the inventors who developed...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 21st, 2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I have a "cable stable" from Skooba which holds...

I have a "cable stable" from Skooba which holds all of my camera stuff. Phone / tablet / laptop charges are in a zippered make-up bag. I do like the suggestion making sure everything is coiled...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 19th, 2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By sparky-elpaso
You don't, technically - or you would lose the...

You don't, technically - or you would lose the discount. You just go to Guest Services and get everyone seapasses for the correct room. I think what's charged to which card can be sorted out then...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 19th, 2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Welcome aboard. Make sure anything you can't...

Welcome aboard.

Make sure anything you can't do without - prescription meds, documents, electronics ( camera, phone, laptop, tablet, etc. ), etc. is a carry-on, not in your checked luggage. We...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 17th, 2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By sparky-elpaso
You can check the major cruise lines web sites to...

You can check the major cruise lines web sites to find itineraries and then check the ship layouts to find connecting cabins. It'll probably mean booking fairly early to make sure you find cabins in...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 14th, 2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,757
Posted By sparky-elpaso
While the types of food you eat matters as far as...

While the types of food you eat matters as far as the food being healthy - when it comes to obesity it's really math.

Eat more calories than you burn - you gain weight.

Eat fewer calories than...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 3rd, 2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I just a couple of sets of the small and medium...

I just a couple of sets of the small and medium sized e-bags packing cubes and will be using them to keep small things organized, both in our carry-ons and regular bags. I think they're going to...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises April 1st, 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By sparky-elpaso
For me it would be the Panama Canal - having done...

For me it would be the Panama Canal - having done a Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego one a couple of years ago. Going thru the canal is incredibly interesting. But it all depends on the rest of the...
Forum: Cruise News March 30th, 2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,251
Posted By sparky-elpaso
The really sad thing is that apparently her...

The really sad thing is that apparently her husband flew back home without her. I don't think the article said if they were booked on the same flight or different ones.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 29th, 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By sparky-elpaso
I think what may be missing here is that the...

I think what may be missing here is that the remaining payment amount they would have paid would have been increased by the difference between the "reduced deposit" and the normal deposit amount.
...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 28th, 2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,954
Posted By sparky-elpaso
DH now thinks I've lost my mind since I'm sitting...

DH now thinks I've lost my mind since I'm sitting here laughing out loud.

We don't generally spend much time near the pool but we've seen stuff on chairs as we walked by with no one nearby. I'm...
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 28th, 2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Just do a general search for each port. Most...

Just do a general search for each port. Most port cities will have a web site and quite often you can find a pdf map to print out.

Also check the port using Google Earth for a different type of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 27th, 2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By sparky-elpaso
And a circumnavigation that folks have mentioned...

And a circumnavigation that folks have mentioned doesn't have to be one cruise - it can be a back to back. We did that on the Radiance of the Seas a few years ago. Sydney to Perth "over the top"...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 21st, 2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,508
Posted By sparky-elpaso
Well said. I used to have a co-worker who was...

Well said. I used to have a co-worker who was the leader of a 4H group of young ladies who were "puppy raisers" for the leader dog school in Michigan. She said the day they had to take the pups...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 17th, 2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,508
Posted By sparky-elpaso
A Chihuahua or any other small dog could be a...

A Chihuahua or any other small dog could be a "hearing ear" dog for the deaf - size doesn't matter for that. There are also dogs that can sense if their person is about to have a seizure.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 14th, 2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By sparky-elpaso
We're getting ready to renew ours in the next...

We're getting ready to renew ours in the next couple of months and the aggravating thing for us is that we no longer have any checks - we pay all of our bills on-line. So that means a trip to the...
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