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About MedicKenK

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  • Location
    Southeast USA
  • Interests
    Being on a Cruise Ship
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  1. MedicKenK

    Celebrity Edge's Blocks Are In The House!

    I have concerns about the "ugly white box" for chargers. I don't know about you, but chargers I use make a fair amount of heat. There have been stories about people getting burned, or setting bedclothes on fire while charging a phone overnight. If I have to use this box I will do my best to keep it open and NOT have anything plugged in any longer than required. And simply unplugging your device won't stop the generation of heat, you must unplug the charging module from line power. I have no idea why the designers thought this was a good design idea.
  2. Elvis, my friend, I appreciate your loyalty and hear-by elevate you to Deputy Grand Poobah of the F.O.T.S.C.S.L.S.S. with all associated privileges and powers of The Grand Poobah, in his absence. BTW, next cruise is on Oasis of the Seas Oct and Celebrity Edge in Jan of 2019. I would be honored to have any, and all Cigar Smokers join me in the informal meetings of the Society held on those fine vessels. On a personal note, My best to you and Priscilla. I will be headed, for permanent relocation, to Atlanta next week.
  3. MedicKenK

    Coffee/snack holder

    How about a holder they use for 6 bottles (sometimes 4) of beer. They fold flat and will hold "go" cups nicely. You will be advertising the beverage but for a minimal investment you have your holder.
  4. MedicKenK

    Celebrity Edge's Blocks Are In The House!

    Maybe the thread should be renamed, "Celebrity Edge Cabin Locator Service" Just joking folks.
  5. MedicKenK

    Cape Liberty Garage/Outdoor Parking

    You can ask for wheelchair assistance to board the ship at Cape Liberty and to disembark when you return. While you are on the ship you would need to make arrangements to rent a scooter via Special Needs at Sea, or Care Vacations. If you do that you would also need an accessible cabin. If you rent a wheelchair no accessible cabin is required however. For more information on this contact the Special Needs department of Celebrity and they can assist you.
  6. MedicKenK

    Mix for drink.I really enjoy Clamato

    We cruised with some Canadian friends on Anthem of the Seas. They, eventually found Clamato for one of our friends. It seems that most bars stock it. Only the service bar for the Diamond lounge had to go find it for her.
  7. MedicKenK

    I think I've found my First Cruise

    I think you should consider a "brick and mortar" travel agent for your first cruise. There are many questions they can answer quickly. Some onboard suggestions; take smaller bills ($1, 5's) as locals don't have change in USD. and if you wish to tip, a dollar can go a long way onboard. Don't try to see & do everything on the ship as you will run out of time and energy, save it for your next cruise. As far as possible motion sickness. There are many remedies, I prefer to use ginger. Any method of taking it will be fine, as long as it isn't "fake" ginger. We carried capsules, some use Ginger Altoids or ginger-ale. Medications have to be taken ahead of time and can make you drowsy. Ginger can be taken even after symptoms arise. Crew will also tell you to eat green apples and saltines. This can work as well. As the Navy has quoted for years, "Fair Winds and Following Seas"
  8. MedicKenK

    Luggage brands

    A friend used to sell luggage at a luggage store and highly suggested Briggs and Riley.
  9. MedicKenK

    "I wish I knew before..."

    Contact HAL's Special Needs Department. Most lines will provide an extension cord and distilled water for CPAP.
  10. MedicKenK

    Solo Cruiser's Roll Call

    WHOOPIE ! ! ! Off on the Harmony of the Seas. Labadee, Coz and Falmouth. Next up, Celebrity Edge, unless I book something else of course.
  11. I'm here Radio ! ! Looking forward to sharing a few cups of coffee with you. Fair Winds and Following Seas !
  12. MedicKenK

    B2B parking at port of Baltimore

    No need for new luggage tags as your bags will not be getting off the ship. If you have the same cabin, your stuff stays there, if you're moving simply put your non-hanging clothes in your suitcases and leave your hanging clothes on the hangers. All that being said, your room steward will take care of your things for you. I would tell your steward early in your first cruise that you will be B2B and if there will be a cabin move. I had a JS for my first leg and an IS for the last. Now my cabin was across the hall but I had a different steward. Very satisfied with the move. As far as what you will do for lunch, it all depends on how many B2B passengers there are. We only 3 so we were on our own. Please feel free to pick my brain, and have a great cruise.
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    B2B parking at port of Baltimore

    I did a B2B last September and simply told the folks at the parking cashiers stand that I was doing a B2B and they charged me appropriately. I'm not quite sure what may happen if you simply pay for the first cruise and not the second but I didn't want to find out. This just adds to my personal feeling that Cruise Maryland is one of the best cruise ports around.
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    "I wish I knew before..."

    I'm a single cruiser, now. Been on 3 cruises now as a solo. My wife and I enjoyed cruising together but I just couldn't give it up. Going on another solo next month with one more planned for next year. There is a Solo Travelers thread here but it mostly covers single supplements. Go, try it. Your best friends are yet to be made.
  15. MedicKenK

    Bayonne Luggage retrieval?

    By tag numbers and arranged like that in the big room. Suggestion is to get a porter. They've been known to get the shortest line for CBP.