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Forum: Florida Departures December 8th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
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: 384
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: 2,081
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: 2,081
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: 441
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: 821
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: 1,511
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: 2,081
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: 2,081
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: 2,081
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: 1,771
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: 441
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: 441
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...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises October 13th, 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Wow!! It didn't work first, but when I went back...

Wow!! It didn't work first, but when I went back to this original post and used the link there - it did!
Thank you all!! It was refreshing to see all the details of our reservation (even without an...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 11th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,064
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I got a formal answer from Ian: "The price is...

I got a formal answer from Ian:
"The price is definitely 34.99 - I will try to find where it states 19.99 and remove it from our website."

Miriam
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 10th, 2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,064
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Do you remember how much you paid? (On the...

Do you remember how much you paid? (On the website they say that the tours "starts" at 19.99 , but actually this one is supposed to be 34.99 Euros)
And did you have to pay in advance?
TIA
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises September 1st, 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 23,852
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Quite depressing - as we all seem to agree ...

Quite depressing - as we all seem to agree that the only perks that really have mattered are free internet and laundry..

Curious,,, can anyone explain how do "complimentary nights" work? ...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 28th, 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Marcie and Marylou - thanks for the welcome! This...

Marcie and Marylou - thanks for the welcome! This will be our 7th AZ cruise, but a first TA on a such a small ship. And we've never done so few ports! So - on one hand I am very excited about it.....
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 27th, 2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Last update.. We've just booked our ...

Last update..

We've just booked our 'instead cruise" - a TA on the Journey in April 2015.
Instead of a verandah we'll now have to settle for an 'inside'..
AND (sigh) we still need to add...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 19th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thank you all again! For participating and for...

Thank you all again!
For participating and for contributing.. and then for being happy with and for us.
I know we couldn't have done it without you! :):):)

Miriam
(preparing for her...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 16th, 2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Great News!

Hi !
I am sure that you will ALL be happy to hear that I got an answer - and a very positive one too!

It didn't come from L. P. himself, but from somebody high enough (I presume) in the AZ ...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 13th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Andy, is it based on previous experience with...

Andy, is it based on previous experience with AZ, or just something more general? I too book through an American agent and our "fees" and "transfer" appeared in seperate lines and still it was...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Hilary, now I am totally confused! From what I...

Hilary, now I am totally confused! From what I heard from our TA,, and from everything I read on Az website and on several other "general" websites - I gathered that these are the rules. It says...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
ShopperfiendTO, you are right.. It's not illegal...

ShopperfiendTO, you are right.. It's not illegal for us to go to Turkey. If it had been - we wouldn't have bought this cruise in the first place and this thread wouldn't have existed. :-))

As to...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,770
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I think you got it a little "in reverse" - if...

I think you got it a little "in reverse" - if that's the right expression. Our government (unlike the US gov. regarding Cuba ) is advising us not to travel to Turkey not because it wants to...
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