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Augustsunshine

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About Augustsunshine

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Vermont
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Disney
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska
  1. Augustsunshine

    How Bad is Jamaica?

    What an idiot I am. Bahamas of course🙄. Made a strong impression and it floated to the surface, I guess, reading the questions about Jamaica. Mea Culpa.
  2. Augustsunshine

    How Bad is Jamaica?

    I know this is an older topic but does seem like something people will look at in the future so...re Nassau went on a ship sponsored tour to view the city and visit a bedraggled garden/bird sanctuary with parrots in little dark cages. Ok. Now back to the ship. Big line to get through customs/Jamaican security and be processed onto the dock. Fine. Lots of people lined up and a couple of guys in military type camo uniforms going along the line and asking to see people's ID. Assumed they were trying to speed the line along. NO AUTHORITIES STOPPED OR QUESTIONED THEM. Because of course they were not any kind of security personnel. I didn't realize that until I handed over my drivers license and he took a picture of it with his cell phone. Really! Even then I didn't quite grasp what had happened until a very loud and indignant Italian woman asked me why did I do that. "He's no one!!!" This tookplace in public under the eyes of Jamaican police or port security or whatever they were. The two or three guys just strolled away and talked for a while, then left. They had been approaching various people up and down the line in "secure area" in front of the ship. Just saying I wouldn't get off the ship in Nassau again.
  3. Augustsunshine

    Low Carb Dieting

    Back from 9 day cruise. Afraid to say, good intentions not withstanding, did not follow any program whatsoever 🙄 Up only 5 pounds when I got home probably because of lots of walking. Immediately back to super strict low carb/Keto-ish. Now about 10 days later, cruise weight gone and down 2 pounds from before I left. 🎉
  4. Augustsunshine

    Cruise staff opinions on tipping??

    So, on at least some lines, gratuities given at the end of a cruise to outstanding staff have to be turned in and shared? Doesn't make me less likely to directly tip. Probably affects their appraisals in a positive way but it is disappointing.
  5. Augustsunshine

    Shetland Islands

    Docking in Lerwick? This is a great thread for 1st time visitors to Lerwick and for fans of the Shetland TV series. (season 5 just announced!). Question: Has anyone done, or known of, docking at a pier in Lerwick? NCL still has it listed at a docking port and I don't think I believe it. Know things can change closer to the arrival date but I do think everyone tenders in.
  6. Augustsunshine

    Tipping in Norway.

    Thanks HavingFun. Just what I needed. Planned on doing any tipping in krone. Just wasn't sure what was appropriate/expected.
  7. Augustsunshine

    Tipping in Norway.

    Hi all. We are traveling to Norway on the Jade next month:hearteyes:. We have several excursions booked both through NCL and privately booked. Our past experience, mainly in the US, would be to tip guides, drivers etc. Wondering what people's experience has been in Norway. For instance, doing a bike excursion with mechanic who sets up bike for you. What about in restaurants if we do visit them. Esp. wondering about guides who spend several hours with us. If so, how much? Trying to find out if we need to bring krone for that purpose.
  8. Augustsunshine

    Low Carb Dieting

    First name Robin. Got something saying I had been added to the group but so far it doesn't come up in my list of groups. Not sure what is going on. I will try to log in again and try once more
  9. Augustsunshine

    Low Carb Dieting

    Still trying to join the support group. Second request just now. Now back to the excellent info I find on CC! Does anyone know if the fitness areas on ships, esp. NCL, have scales ??
  10. Augustsunshine

    Flam Train and Hike

    Hi all! Just FYI: Flam weather today forecast to be 55Deg and sunny:hearteyes:
  11. Augustsunshine

    Flam Train and Hike

    Well, we actually bought round trip tickets. If it is 40 degrees and raining hard we might be glad we did. 10 mile on a bike even with a rain suit right not be a lot of fun. Just a thought.
  12. Augustsunshine

    Elevator priority

    TWO thumbs up.
  13. Augustsunshine

    Flam Train and Hike

    Contacted the cafe and got an email confirming our 2 reserved bikes for June! They are apparently officially closed until April but we were able to book online and got an email a day or two later confirming our bike reservations.
  14. Hope you get to feeling better and finish this review. Love it!
  15. Augustsunshine

    Elevator priority

    Hmmmm. Don't think most do. I am a female person and I never heard of it. I also hold doors open for men if I happen to be going through first and yes, I would probably get off an elevator if there was not quite enough room for a someone in a WC or an elderly couple. Courtesy costs nothing and feels good😇
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