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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 26th, 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,733
Posted By Donder1
While not cruise mysteries, I have found the...

While not cruise mysteries, I have found the books of Louise Penny (Armand Garache Series) absolutely hard to put down. Start with #1. Well written mysteries set in Quebec.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 25th, 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Donder1
Lots of good tips here. My rule of thumb is to...

Lots of good tips here. My rule of thumb is to ask myself three questions first:
1. Do I really want this item?
2. Would anyone else want this as a gift?
3. How much am I willing to pay?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 24th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Donder1
Perhaps whoever monitors this site could move...

Perhaps whoever monitors this site could move this to Ports. Thanks!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 24th, 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Donder1
This is my hometown and I am often down in the...

This is my hometown and I am often down in the Old Port when the ships come in. That's where I walk my Great Dane.
Here are the highlights IMO:

Portland?
Walk and shop and eat in the Old Port....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By Donder1
Cross trainers for walking/hiking ...

Cross trainers for walking/hiking

Birkenstocks (1 pair)

One dressy pair of comfortable sandals, no more heels for me on a cruise.

Oh, an a pair of slippers for the cabin,( the small, easily...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 12th, 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,717
Posted By Donder1
We have always booked balconies and, in...

We have always booked balconies and, in particular, the aft corner balcony if we can get it. I love to have coffee out there in the morning, read in solitude, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 12th, 2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Donder1
I would ask this question at an official Passport...

I would ask this question at an official Passport Office.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 5th, 2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,198
Posted By Donder1
We always book our own flights. And, we find it...

We always book our own flights. And, we find it less expensive, too.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 2nd, 2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Donder1
Agree!

Agree!
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 31st, 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By Donder1
Which ship(s) stop in the Shetlands?

Which ship(s) stop in the Shetlands?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 27th, 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Donder1
I am in great sympathy for the pain and suffering...

I am in great sympathy for the pain and suffering of this family and their son. But, honestly, the last thing from my mind would be the cruise cost if this happened to our child. NCL followed their...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,826
Posted By Donder1
Did you see the duck tape flip flops on "Orange...

Did you see the duck tape flip flops on "Orange is the New Black"? Another idea for the crafty sailor!:D

I brought it once as a result of the CC Forum comments. Never used it. And, like others...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Donder1
We go directly to the cabin, say hello and make...

We go directly to the cabin, say hello and make introductions to our room steward and politely ask for any special requests like ice, wine glasses, throw for the balcony, etc.
(We really make a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,301
Posted By Donder1
I get mine on QVC and Bed Bath and Beyond. And,...

I get mine on QVC and Bed Bath and Beyond. And, no, I don't think you can tell that they aren't real unless you really look down into it.

Anyway, they make a great addition to the balcony or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 15th, 2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,301
Posted By Donder1
Me, too. Upon arrival in the cabin, however, I...

Me, too. Upon arrival in the cabin, however, I make a point of showing the steward the battery operated candle so he doesn't panic and think it is a real, open flame candle.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 10th, 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,742
Posted By Donder1
Winging it in the Caribbean is fine, particularly...

Winging it in the Caribbean is fine, particularly if this is a return visit. Europe is another story. You might not find much right at the port as many are industrial and away from the cities and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 10th, 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,252
Posted By Donder1
I would never do this. I fly too often and have...

I would never do this. I fly too often and have sat in airports all over the country due to mechanical delays and weather. Why put yourself through the aggravation?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 6th, 2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By Donder1
Even with all these sharing tips, I wouldn't do...

Even with all these sharing tips, I wouldn't do it! Not my idea of a lovely cruise. Good Luck!
Forum: West Coast Departures July 1st, 2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By Donder1
We stayed at the Hilton on Fisherman's Wharf. 10...

We stayed at the Hilton on Fisherman's Wharf. 10 min easy walk to dock
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,007
Posted By Donder1
My dog provides emotional support to me. He is a...

My dog provides emotional support to me. He is a rescued dog but, he really rescued me.

He is a working dog and extremely well behaved. As a matter of fact, as a Therapy Dog (Therapy Dogs, Inc.) ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 24th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Donder1
Hi, you will find even more info about Rome on...

Hi, you will find even more info about Rome on the Ports Forum of CC. That said, the Hop On Hop Off buses in Rome are the best way to see all of the sites. We loved using them in Rome. You won't be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 18th, 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,509
Posted By Donder1
We usually get a table for two at traditional...

We usually get a table for two at traditional seating/late. If we are in a bit of a hurry, we let our waiter know. Like others have said, I can't remember ever sitting in MDR for two hours. However,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 18th, 2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,932
Posted By Donder1
And, you can always pick up a light jacket or...

And, you can always pick up a light jacket or sweatshirt on board or at port if you need it. But, I don't think you will. Pack light and pack for extreme heat. I'd take a small plastic poncho,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 14th, 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Donder1
A bit of topic but I never heard the expression...

A bit of topic but I never heard the expression "open-jaw cruise". What does that mean?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 11th, 2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,294
Posted By Donder1
I left a polite sticky note on my neighbor's door...

I left a polite sticky note on my neighbor's door asking them to please shut off their balcony light when they turned in. They did. No problem.

While viewing Tracy Arm from our balcony, I lost my...
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