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Forum: Africa & Middle East January 20th, 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 132,113
Posted By almostnewtocruise
It is possible to visit these places in one day...

It is possible to visit these places in one day from Ashdod - but of course not ALL of them on the same day. A very close venue is Tel Aviv. I know it's less frequented by cruise tourists, as it is...
Forum: Spain Ports January 1st, 2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,819
Posted By almostnewtocruise
That's true. But SDT are really good at...

That's true. But SDT are really good at organizing this tour (I suppose they have lots and lots of experience). So if you don't plan to go anytime soon to Granada on land on your own.. and if a...
Forum: Spain Ports November 17th, 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,819
Posted By almostnewtocruise
An alternative to Granada

To those who have already visited Alhambra (which IS a "must"!) and walked around Malaga (or prefer not to do that) - here is an alternative from Malaga. On our last October TA cruise we organised...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 4th, 2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thank you ALL for your answers. I knew I could ...

Thank you ALL for your answers. I knew I could rely on the CC forums for an updated information! :):):)
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 3rd, 2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Booking on board the ship?

I know there is a reduced deposit for future Celebrity cruises booked on board the ship.
Does anyone know if there are any additional perks ? I seem to remember there was OBC given on the current...
Forum: Africa & Middle East September 16th, 2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 132,113
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I am not an expert either. but there are buses...

I am not an expert either. but there are buses between Eilat and Tel Aviv (and between Eilat and Jerusalem). I did a "mock" booking one way and got a price of 82 NIS one way. Here is the Egged (the...
Forum: Spain Ports April 19th, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,502
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Hi Cathy I am so sorry I haven\t seen this...

Hi Cathy
I am so sorry I haven\t seen this before.. We've been on a TA cruise and I wasn't much in touch with my mail. I don't know if your question is still relevant or is it too late?
Anyway, we...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 26th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I totally agree with you analysis. Even if the...

I totally agree with you analysis. Even if the Tunisia analogy doesn't really apply here. If I remember correctly, the Israelis in that case were assured that they will be able to get off the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 26th, 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By almostnewtocruise
On the contrary.. Only NCL security people (and ...

On the contrary.. Only NCL security people (and no "phone representative" ) can give me an answer (in writing, please) if they will allow us to board the ship. After all it's their call - and I...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 26th, 2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks all for your input. The CC is a great...

Thanks all for your input. The CC is a great community that can always be counted on! :)

But I am still not much wiser.. I know that there are differences between countries and their policies...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 25th, 2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By almostnewtocruise
You may all be right, of course.. Still, I...

You may all be right, of course..

Still, I found this on the NCL website under " Required Travel Documents and Information for Cruise vacation"

MOROCCO - Moroccan immigration regulations state...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line February 25th, 2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By almostnewtocruise
No visa for one of the ports

For a week now I'm trying to find out what is the formal NCL policy about ports in countries that require a visa from certain passengers.
It's important to us, because we're contemplating booking...
Forum: Florida Departures December 8th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks, guys - you were very helpful! I...

Thanks, guys - you were very helpful!
I discovered that my cruise (Celebrity) does indeed offer a transfer to MIA - with a short excursion (and presumably one without it too :)).
We've done...
Forum: Florida Departures December 8th, 2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Disembarking in Fort Lauderdale - flight from Miami?

On our fall cruise we'll be disembarking in F. Lauderdale, but the (much) better option to fly home is from MAP. It will be a first for us - so I have some questions;
Do cruise companies provide...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 28th, 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By almostnewtocruise
OK.. First - let me try to clarify what I meant...

OK.. First - let me try to clarify what I meant when I wrote about "fairness" after somebody on this thread implied that "it's not fair" to use your OBC to pay for the gratuities, while others...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 27th, 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Pardon me, but I would think that "fair" has...

Pardon me, but I would think that "fair" has really very little to do with anything on a cruise. It's not unlike seats on a plane.. People book at different times, with different promos and perks -...
Forum: Italy Ports November 27th, 2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks for writing.. What kind of excursion did...

Thanks for writing..
What kind of excursion did you do with Mario in Syracuse ? From the website it seems that this is mainly a "taxi-with-a-driver enterprise", while Syracuse seems more like...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises November 18th, 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By almostnewtocruise
British, South African, Australian, New Zealand,...

British, South African, Australian, New Zealand, USA and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Israel.

All you need is a valid passport (for at least next six months) - like to...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises November 15th, 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Looking forward to seeing her again in April.. :)...

Looking forward to seeing her again in April.. :)
Congrats!

Miriam
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 8th, 2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Oh.. but then you had prepaid gratuities - which...

Oh.. but then you had prepaid gratuities - which makes all the difference! :)

And I agree with teecee60 about the Future.., Select wasn't too popular at first, but now certainly is..

And also...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 6th, 2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Last time on the Equinox we dined Select and...

Last time on the Equinox we dined Select and loved it. Like you - we would rather use our OBCs to pay for the gratuities and not have to prepay them at the time of the final payment..
I wonder...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 6th, 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,425
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Change to Select Dining while on board the ship

Does anyone have experience with doing that?
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises October 31st, 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,235
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I don't know about Ipad, but even on a regular...

I don't know about Ipad, but even on a regular computer be sure that you bookmarked the right page.. It should be
https://secure.azamaraclubcruises.com/dc/myAccount/customizeCruise.do?cS=SIDENAV
...
Forum: Italy Ports October 30th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thank you both for your responses. I'll...

Thank you both for your responses.

I'll indeed ask also on the Tripadvisor forum.. There is someone local there who seems to be very patient and ready to answer all questions! :)

We too...
Forum: Italy Ports October 29th, 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Syracuse (Sicily) on our own - or with a guide?

We'll be in Syracuse next April. Has anyone here have any experience with this port? Is it doable by ourselves or do we need a guide? How far is the port from the old city?
Any information will...
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