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Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 29th, 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,340
Posted By blonde1981
We used TJ in St. Petersburg this past August and...

We used TJ in St. Petersburg this past August and had a wonderful time. We did Copenhagen on our own 2 days before and 1 day after. Very easy to do.

Estonia we did on our own and I wasn't too...
Forum: San Juan, PR October 24th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,037
Posted By blonde1981
I've been watching fares from Houston/New Orleans...

I've been watching fares from Houston/New Orleans for a few months and they are staying in the $500 range. When I flew down there last year in March I paid a little over $500 so I'm thinking this is...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 24th, 2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,333
Posted By blonde1981
My August 2013 cruise I booked in March 2012 when...

My August 2013 cruise I booked in March 2012 when the booking opened. The price never went down, only up.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 24th, 2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By blonde1981
It was a local group that came on board.

It was a local group that came on board.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 24th, 2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,576
Posted By blonde1981
I just stayed at The Square hotel (near Stroget &...

I just stayed at The Square hotel (near Stroget & Tivoli). They have A/C and run promos for free breakfast. Very comfortable room. Lots of space. I booked directly with them as there price and promo...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 24th, 2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,646
Posted By blonde1981
I just used TJ in August and they were wonderful....

I just used TJ in August and they were wonderful. I ended up with a private 1 day tour with my husband and we had the best time as we were able to pick and choose what we did and for how long. I...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 27th, 2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By blonde1981
If Celebrity does what Royal did (I am assuming...

If Celebrity does what Royal did (I am assuming they would since they are owned by the same company) there will be a Folkloric show on the boat. It was nice to watch it at the end of the day on the...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 27th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,259
Posted By blonde1981
Not sure about that particular poster's...

Not sure about that particular poster's experience but Russia in general is a very busy port day. There is so much to see that you are constantly on the move - at least in my 1 day experience.
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Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 26th, 2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 170,399
Posted By blonde1981
Just back and yes all the cabs we rode in took...

Just back and yes all the cabs we rode in took credit cards. It was about $60 USD from the airport to The Square hotel and then from the Square to the cruise terminal I want to say was $40 or $50. ...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 26th, 2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,259
Posted By blonde1981
We had the same experience in August with our...

We had the same experience in August with our guide Julia. It was just my husband and I which I was slightly nervous about but thoroughly enjoyed. I liked that we could spend as little or as much...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 26th, 2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By blonde1981
We were off the boat around 8:15 - we were group...

We were off the boat around 8:15 - we were group number 12 or something so not first ones off the boat but Royal moved us off quickly. It was fairly easy to get a taxi and out of the city near the...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 26th, 2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,756
Posted By blonde1981
I just came back and did a 1 day tour with TJ...

I just came back and did a 1 day tour with TJ Travel. I did a private tour with just my husband and I and we had a really good time. I don't think I'd see St. Petersburg any other way. We zipped...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 26th, 2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By blonde1981
Another vote for the Square hotel. It is quite...

Another vote for the Square hotel. It is quite easy to walk every where. We tried the bus system and failed so we walked all over the city and had a great time.

At the end of our cruise we...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 13th, 2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 170,399
Posted By blonde1981
Thanks for all the advice DanishViking! I am...

Thanks for all the advice DanishViking! I am hopping on my plane tomorrow morning to head on over.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 10th, 2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,248
Posted By blonde1981
I believe they are inspecting it as you are...

I believe they are inspecting it as you are getting off and waiting on your own immigration/passport control. It is similar to the episode of Border Wars they did in Miami if you've ever seen it. It...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 9th, 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,248
Posted By blonde1981
I have to admit I was ridiculously excited when I...

I have to admit I was ridiculously excited when I saw the Texas flag hanging over the Promenade.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 2nd, 2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By blonde1981
You learn to tune the announcements out. :) ...

You learn to tune the announcements out. :)

I'm sailing on Adventure in March so I can't really help you with which one to pick. I agree though the slightly smaller boat with the covered...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 1st, 2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 170,399
Posted By blonde1981
Oh we will overlap! If you don't mind me asking...

Oh we will overlap! If you don't mind me asking what sights are yall planning to see while yall are over there? I think I have my days planned but I don't want to miss anything that might be...
Forum: Cruise Air August 1st, 2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By blonde1981
I typically buy through the airline for the...

I typically buy through the airline for the reasons you mentioned - price not very different - except for times when I can't get the times I want to fly in and out through the airline directly. In...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty July 31st, 2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By blonde1981
Have a great trip! I'm in the middle of packing...

Have a great trip! I'm in the middle of packing for mine.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 30th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,176
Posted By blonde1981
Well I haven't been yet but if you are there more...

Well I haven't been yet but if you are there more than one day maybe divide the palaces and churches equally between the days. That way they won't all seem like they run together. Adding non-palace...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 30th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,176
Posted By blonde1981
I agree on Nicholas and Alexandra. It is an...

I agree on Nicholas and Alexandra. It is an interesting book with great insights but it is hard to read compared to the Catherine book. I have finally made it to the last 100 pages. It has only...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 30th, 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 170,399
Posted By blonde1981
Our trips overlap a little. I'm arriving on the...

Our trips overlap a little. I'm arriving on the 15th. Please save me a few hot dogs and danish sweets. :)
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 30th, 2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By blonde1981
Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely throw...

Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely throw in a few short sleeved sundresses and a cardigan or two. I go in 2 weeks (excitement!) and have been wondering about the weather. More about how...
Forum: Gulf Coast Departures July 29th, 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,754
Posted By blonde1981
I knew I was forgetting something! NASA is close...

I knew I was forgetting something! NASA is close to Kemah so you could stay in that area and see both of those fun things.
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