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About Jfultz81

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    Kansas City
  • Interests
    travelling, reading, animal rescue
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Haven't found a favorite yet, need to try them all!
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  1. I haven't cruised yet, but I know they always have a sugar free dessert. Protein and veggies are easy to find and fruit is good for dessert too. I'm not public about surgery so if you'd like to talk outside of here, let me know!
  2. We saw the Constellation sailing but it's too early on Nov for us, we have to go around Thanksgiving to have enough vacation time. We also hesitate to book anything beginning or ending in Istanbul because if they change the itinerary after we book airfare, there's a good chance we'll have to eat the change fee and I don't want that hassle or expense. Sad to say, but as much as I love cruising, their at whim policies are forcing us to land only. Airlines are bad, but at least they get you to where you are going eventually!
  3. I know. I saw the press release in August about how exciting it was to be offering Turkey as an embarkation/debarkation city and that they hadn't done it in years. It truly was the perfect itinerary for us.. and now they've lost our business. I am sad to see the UDP and SDP that we had booked go bye bye... but it's not worth the money they want for a much less exciting itinerary. We would have considered staying if they had just returned to Venice and left the rest in place. Oh well, we've started looking at other things and I think we're doing a land vacation instead to Israel/Jordan/Turkey.
  4. NCL just cancelled Istanbul on our cruise and that was where the cruise was supposed to end. The cruise had probably the best itinerary we've seen in a long time and now they've butchered it so I have a feeling we'll be cancelling and looking for something else.
  5. I've read that the menus on the Mariner for the Asian cruises have more of an Oriental flare. I was wondering if anyone has a copy of them (and any of the dailies, while I'm asking ;) ). Thanks!
  6. Yeah, I finally figured it out. They're giving you 50% off inside/oceanview gtys... however, the price of an inside GTY with the 50% off sale is $600 MORE than booking it without the sale! Some sale :/ I hope no one falls for their deceptiveness!!
  7. Yeah, that's what I'm going to have to do I guess. Sooo frustrating, I love booking online so I can see everything, dang!
  8. Yes, that's what I'm looking at. It lists the cruise I'm interested in, but when you go to book it, it doesn't give the 50% off... and the GTY (which is what I typically book, the only time I gamble) is ridiculously higher. I did finally find one cruise that was 50% off, but it was 50% off the GTY categories (which really makes me wonder now).
  9. Hi, Does anyone know more about the BOGO 50% Australia sale RCL is holding? It says it's select sailings, but I can't find any that say BOGO (like it states it will). I'm looking at RCL Radiance Nov 29, 2014 and I noticed that the GTY staterooms are way more expensive than a regular booking (reg inside is $1469-1599 vs GTY at $2351/pp). I'm thinking maybe their website is messed up, but wondering if anyone has seen anything on the actual sale.
  10. Ron, One more question on the rental cars (I say that now...). In Funchal, you mentioned that they (Rodavante) don't normally pick up/drop off at the pier. How did you arrange it with them and was there an extra cost? Thank you!!
  11. Thanks Keystone! I was just shocked by the price difference, considering the other 2 "exclusive" tours in Casablanca are $179... and the private full day tour for 2 people is less than the "exclusive" tour at $499. Not sure what the difference between a tourist and a traveler is, considering we're all tourists. We are DIY travelers and prefer to do our own thing, but Morocco is stumping us.
  12. I know this thread is a little old, but I was wondering about a few things. For the rental cars - did you take out extra insurance? Did you feel unsafe at any point (we love to rent cars, but worry about accidents and theft)? Also, in Galaxy of the Stars.. is that a working pool table??? Post #17, in the background. Just curious! Thanks.. we're excited for this trip, even if it's over a year away!!
  13. Hi, Can anyone tell me how small the "exclusive" tours are through NCL? We're looking at the one in Casablanca and it's $139 for the regular tour and $279 for the exclusive, which is a huge price increase. I'm wondering if it's really worth that much more! Thanks!
  14. Hi all - I'm looking at European cruises for fall of next year. I saw a Northern Europe one that leaves on my b-day and was checking out the itinerary when I saw this message next to it - Please Note: Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking. Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing. Seriously? So does that mean when it says Tallinn, Estonia 9:00 - 5:30 that we'll only be able to be off the ship from 11:00 - 3:30? I know that sometimes they dock and it takes a little while to get off but the only time I've heard of a 2 hour wait period is when you're at your departure port. Anyone know if this is truly the case?
  15. Just purchased this for our upcoming Destiny Thanksgiving cruise. Normally I wouldn't care about stuff like this, but last time we went out of Miami it was a nightmare. I'm hoping to avoid waiting in line for over 3 hours (after security, that is). It will also be really nice to have the room ready and be able to drop off luggage. We're only doing carryons, so no express luggage for us! Anytime dining is waitlisted, so I'm hoping we can move to the top of that.. if not, we'll be fine with 6 p.m.
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