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Forum: Oceania Cruises April 26th, 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Andee
I agree that, although hurricane season...

I agree that, although hurricane season technically lasts through November, it is not generally a problem in November.
DH gets seasick, but had no problems on this cruise.
We had enough rain in...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty April 25th, 2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Andee
I still wear a slip under an unlined skirt for...

I still wear a slip under an unlined skirt for business or going out--but wouldn't wear one under a sundress; I think it would be hot, not in a good way.
It wouldn't bother me if people could tell...
Forum: Oceania Cruises April 25th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Andee
We wee on an Oceania cruise in November, 2014...

We wee on an Oceania cruise in November, 2014 that visited many of those ports.
I like to research a port and find our own ways to explore.
Sometimes a self-guided historical walking tour that...
Forum: East Coast Departures April 24th, 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Andee
That's a really low hotel budget for NYC. Taxes...

That's a really low hotel budget for NYC. Taxes will add ~15%.
You may need to consider staying in NJ, near a PATH station so you can get into NYC easily.
Another option is to bid on...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty April 22nd, 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Andee
While I enjoy noticing what people wear, I can't...

While I enjoy noticing what people wear, I can't imagine caring what anyone else wears.
Forum: East Coast Departures April 18th, 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Andee
Store your luggage at Schwartz. Pick out the...

Store your luggage at Schwartz.
Pick out the things you want to see/do and use www.hopstop.com to plot routes on the subway.
Forum: East Coast Departures April 6th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Andee
Define what "isn't overly expensive" means to...

Define what "isn't overly expensive" means to you.
It may be a challenge to find someplace that can accommodate all of you in one room.
The Travel Inn and the Skyline have inexpensive parking....
Forum: East Coast Departures March 27th, 2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Andee
How much do you want to spend and what types of...

How much do you want to spend and what types of food do you like?
9th Ave in the 40s has lots of ethnic restaurants.
46th St between 8th & 9th is called Restaurant Row.
We've had several good...
Forum: East Coast Departures March 23rd, 2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 572
Posted By Andee
Cabs between JFK and Manhattan (in either...

Cabs between JFK and Manhattan (in either direction) are $52.50 set fare plus tip & tolls, for a total of ~$70.
Forum: East Coast Departures March 22nd, 2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 572
Posted By Andee
You can plot a route on www.hopstop.com, even...

You can plot a route on www.hopstop.com, even being specific re: time of day and day of week. Consider how far in advance you need to be back at the airport for your next flight.
The 9/11 Memorial...
Forum: East Coast Departures March 20th, 2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By Andee
A taxi from JFK to Manhattan is a set fare of...

A taxi from JFK to Manhattan is a set fare of $52.50; with tip and tolls, plan on ~$70.
The sights that most tourists want to see are spread out in Manhattan. As long as you're near a subway stop...
Forum: Oceania Cruises March 18th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,793
Posted By Andee
We visited on the same cruise that Mura...

We visited on the same cruise that Mura referenced. We loved the Bardo and during our day in Tunis, never felt unsafe.
Horrifying.
Forum: East Coast Departures March 16th, 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Andee
We've used both and been satisfied. Check their...

We've used both and been satisfied.
Check their websites for coupons.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty March 16th, 2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Andee
Having gone on two Med cruises in October, I...

Having gone on two Med cruises in October, I agree that where you are can make a difference.
Generally, I wore lightweight long pants, sometimes sandals/sometimes shoes & sox, sometimes short...
Forum: Oceania Cruises February 28th, 2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,302
Posted By Andee
Although we like to take snacks/lunch off the...

Although we like to take snacks/lunch off the ship, we are very careful not to do it anywhere that it is not permitted. We read the daily paper thoroughly and also make sure there aren't any signs...
Forum: East Coast Departures February 25th, 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Andee
Frequently, I've read of people feeling the need...

Frequently, I've read of people feeling the need to rush from site to site to make the pass worthwhile.
I recommend deciding exactly what places you want to visit, then add up the costs and compare...
Forum: Oceania Cruises February 22nd, 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Andee
We always tip for room service.

We always tip for room service.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty February 12th, 2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,022
Posted By Andee
Two of my daughter's favorite stores are White...

Two of my daughter's favorite stores are White House/Black Market and Ann Taylor Loft.
Forum: East Coast Departures February 8th, 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By Andee
mosiegirl, in NYC, renting an apartment (from...

mosiegirl, in NYC, renting an apartment (from airbnb, for example) for less than 30 days is almost always ILLEGAL. I caution you not to recommend it.
Forum: East Coast Departures January 30th, 2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By Andee
Viator is a 3rd party re-seller; they don't...

Viator is a 3rd party re-seller; they don't actually run any tours.
NYC is very easy to get around by subway--just pick the places you want to visit and use www.hopstop.com to plot a route.
There...
Forum: East Coast Departures January 11th, 2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Andee
If "the island" you are referring to is...

If "the island" you are referring to is Manhattan, it is absolutely not true that cabs don't go to the other boroughs of NYC. Just one small example is that people use cabs to get to LGA and JFK all...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty January 11th, 2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,721
Posted By Andee
I had the diamond fall out of my engagement ring...

I had the diamond fall out of my engagement ring on a cruise.
We had just started to unpack when we got called or the muster drill, which was held in the theater. I noticed the stone missing when...
Forum: East Coast Departures January 9th, 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Andee
When I travel, I tend to read multiple guides...

When I travel, I tend to read multiple guides (Fodors, Frommers, Lonely PLanet are favorites) and then compile a Word document with the information I want.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty January 9th, 2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,721
Posted By Andee
My rings fit snugly enough that it's an effort to...

My rings fit snugly enough that it's an effort to get them off, so I don't worry about them falling off during water activities.
One reason I don't wear fakes is that I don't expect a mugger to have...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty January 6th, 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By Andee
I don't care for that look--but, maybe if you saw...

I don't care for that look--but, maybe if you saw me, you wouldn't care for my look either.
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