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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 8th, 2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,948
Posted By paul929207
It sure looks like you family member is not...

It sure looks like you family member is not cutting you any breaks. She/he is taking every cent they can get their hands on. Probably counting on people's hesitancy to call out a family member.
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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 8th, 2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By paul929207
Yes, it could go down more, but it could go up...

Yes, it could go down more, but it could go up too. Just depends upon sales.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 8th, 2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By paul929207
It will have to fit thru a scanner like the ones...

It will have to fit thru a scanner like the ones at an airport.
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 8th, 2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,739
Posted By paul929207
We always put them out. And now princess...

We always put them out. And now princess (others?) offers to handle the luggage so you see it next at your home airport. Not offered on all flights.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 5th, 2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By paul929207
Princess has a buffet each evening for dinner....

Princess has a buffet each evening for dinner. Not sure of the time, but about 5pm to 11pm
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 5th, 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,962
Posted By paul929207
Your best chance is the premium lines like...

Your best chance is the premium lines like Seaborne and Oceania. They allow you to carry on as much alcohol as you wish. Of course, alcohol is included in the fare.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 5th, 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By paul929207
You can usually get a price cut when the price...

You can usually get a price cut when the price goes down BEFORE final payment. After final payment, most sales are for new bookings only. In order to get the reduced rate, you would have to cancel...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 5th, 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,959
Posted By paul929207
We leave our passport in the safe on the ship,...

We leave our passport in the safe on the ship, except for the few ports where you must carry your passport. The ship will tell you if you are visiting one.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 4th, 2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By paul929207
Our TA often put together a group. She would...

Our TA often put together a group. She would have everyone over for drinks to distribute the package with tickets, luggage tags, etc.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 4th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By paul929207
In 1984, the cruise line mailed boarding passes...

In 1984, the cruise line mailed boarding passes and luggage tags a few weeks before the cruise. Seems this method continued in to the 2000's.

The cruise card was cardboard and given to you at...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 4th, 2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By paul929207
Never count on the ship waiting for you. It will...

Never count on the ship waiting for you. It will usually wait if one of it's tours are late.

We have taken 150 or so private tours and never missed the ship. These tour operators depend on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 4th, 2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,149
Posted By paul929207
Most cabins which will take 5 passengers are...

Most cabins which will take 5 passengers are suites and expensive. the few other cabins for 5 book up very quickly especially for school vacation cruises. Have you talked to a Travel Agent?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 4th, 2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,149
Posted By paul929207
I don't understand who is blocking you? If...

I don't understand who is blocking you?

If you want to have one cabin, then you would need to find ships that have cabins for 5. A travel agent should be able to help.
An alternative would...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 3rd, 2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By paul929207
If the ship is offering the identical tour to a...

If the ship is offering the identical tour to a private one. It is very likely they will follow each other around all day. If one makes it back, thee other will too
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 3rd, 2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,994
Posted By paul929207
Maybe OP just sails the wrong cruise line. We...

Maybe OP just sails the wrong cruise line. We have never asked for an extension cord. Not even sure why you would need it. Everything else is in our cabin when we arrive. We have always had great...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 3rd, 2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By paul929207
The ship will try to stay if one of their tours...

The ship will try to stay if one of their tours is late. Sometimes they cannot wait. In that case they will cover the expenses to get you to the next port.

For a HOHO tour, I would think there...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 2nd, 2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By paul929207
Princess has self service laundry rooms on every...

Princess has self service laundry rooms on every ship. They also offer cleaning service.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By paul929207
I think the autotip is about $12 per day....

I think the autotip is about $12 per day. Everything else is optional
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By paul929207
Generally, there is no charge for tea, but there...

Generally, there is no charge for tea, but there maybe a charge for the top of the line teas. As mentioned above, try asking in the section for the cruise line you will be sailing with
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By paul929207
We have often gotten flowers on Princess and...

We have often gotten flowers on Princess and been very pleased with them
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 30th, 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By paul929207
Cruise lines will alter their itinerary to react...

Cruise lines will alter their itinerary to react to conditions. We skipped the Seychelles when there were pirate attacks in the area. We have had stops in Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia dropped.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By paul929207
No, there are still some on the schedule. I am...

No, there are still some on the schedule. I am not sure when the next call is. I would not be surprised to see Istanbul cancelled and/or replaced.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By paul929207
We are retired and love to cruise. We like the...

We are retired and love to cruise. We like the service. We like unpacking once. We like sailing all over the world.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By paul929207
Most cruises have a get together for solo...

Most cruises have a get together for solo cruisers. It should be listed in the daily program.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By paul929207
For many parts of the world it would be the...

For many parts of the world it would be the beginning or end of the season. So for Alaska, probably the first cruise in the spring and the last in autumn
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