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We've been this route several times, especially...
We've been this route several times, especially Cozumel. While they are not our favorite ports (we like the Southern route best), we still enjoy them and will do them again--and again, most likely.
I use a roll up bag for jewlery; found for .25 at...
I use a roll up bag for jewlery; found for .25 at a garage sale. I put individual items (if they would get tangled) in the tiny ziplock bags. The roll up bag has several zip compartments and one...
Not counting obvious things like money, passport,...
Not counting obvious things like money, passport, etc., probably our folding hamper and all sizes of zip-lock bags, from teeny to several gallon. The teeny ones hold necklaces and other jewelry and...
I like both Princess and Celebrity and I think...
I like both Princess and Celebrity and I think they are quite similar. Either one should be good for you.

We've only done one Holland America cruise, and just didn't care for it too much. ...
We just picked up a tour right outside the...
We just picked up a tour right outside the port--taxi tour for the two of us was about $30. We added the cable car for $8 each.

There was not much walking involved unless you wanted to. City...
I always ask for more hangers on day 1 and they...
I always ask for more hangers on day 1 and they always bring plenty--mostly wire. One less thing to pack.
None of our numbers were on the list. I get...
None of our numbers were on the list. I get 'free cruise' calls often, I guess not from this company.
We've been to Oahu several times, on land trips. ...
We've been to Oahu several times, on land trips. Honolulu itself is not much of an attraction to us--too big-city, and once you've seen the basics; Wikiki, Punchbowl, etc. it's better to get out of...
In my case I've certainly gotten much more used...
In my case I've certainly gotten much more used to movement and haven't been seasick in years. However, if the seas are bad enough, it can still happen, I'm sure, even to crew who spend most of the...
Probably at home--90% here. Or we may drive a...
Probably at home--90% here. Or we may drive a few miles south for totality.
When we went to Kenya and Tanzania we did get all...
When we went to Kenya and Tanzania we did get all the recommended shots and did take anti-malarial pills; I think malazone? or something like that. We luckily did not have any side effects. We were...
Were you glad you brought hiking boots or would...
Were you glad you brought hiking boots or would sneakers (walking shoe type) be ok? I really don't want to haul or wear my hiking boots if I don't need to.

We are doing the 'regular' excursion...
I don't think we are saying that they never need...
I don't think we are saying that they never need rest, it's just unlikely that they actually will, especially on a cruise.

Like I said before, you might have a 'down time', maybe before getting...
We've cruised five different of the major cruise...
We've cruised five different of the major cruise lines and liked them all. Every cruise has some good and some so-so points. I can truly say that we've never had a bad cruise. HAL was our least...
You can certainly try to have some down time/rest...
You can certainly try to have some down time/rest time during the day, but my experience with this age group is that they seldom if ever nap and as to being exhausted on excursions; the adults might...
I used my Tevas--the kind with straps. I got...
I used my Tevas--the kind with straps. I got along fine, but I do think an enclosed shoe might be better. It just needs good traction.
We've repeated lots of ports, especially in the...
We've repeated lots of ports, especially in the Caribbean, where we normally do one cruise a year, because it is convenient and cheap (compared to more exotic cruises) and reliably warm. We usually...
We fly out of Omaha too. I have never heard of...
We fly out of Omaha too. I have never heard of this. How does it work and what is the cost?
While there are always some things I don't like...
While there are always some things I don't like and some I do, I just can't eat the scrambled eggs? on most buffets.
We went to Chanakaab last winter. You can watch...
We went to Chanakaab last winter. You can watch people interacting with the dolphins for free, might have to pay to get close up; I'm not sure. There is also a free sea lion show and other...
TA's tend to have quite an older crowd. As long...
TA's tend to have quite an older crowd. As long as you don't have significant health problems, go. It's a very relaxing way to travel. We have done 3 and really like all the sea days.
We were on a tour in Kenya and Tanzania. At our...
We were on a tour in Kenya and Tanzania. At our resort in the Serengeti most of the guests were watching a dance group. During small talk learned a nearby couple was from Montana, where my son...
The last few years we have had to stay connected...
The last few years we have had to stay connected due to elderly parents, although we mostly just posted once a day and read any posts sent to us. Unfortunately for us, all kinds of disasters have...
On the ship, definitely go with the flow. We...
On the ship, definitely go with the flow. We don't normally eat at specialty restaurants, so no need to plan that and we just decide what we are doing by reading the news sheet each day. We don't...
I do get that--we live 2.5 hours from a big city....
I do get that--we live 2.5 hours from a big city. So far I have had to send back almost everything I bought on line, though, and even that isn't easy from a rural area.

We have a small city...