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About rollnoles2

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    Central Florida
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    Wherever I'm currently cruising!
  1. We got back from our cruise last week and I just wanted to report back that we had a positive experience renting a car with Avis for the day. My first choice was Advance Car Rental, but Celestino didn't have anything available. From reading the reviews, I was really hesitant to book with Avis, but everything worked out fine. The Avis office is in one of the buildings right on the pier. Drop off was super-easy: we returned the car right at the pier, left the key under the mat, locked the doors and walked onto the ship. While we didn't get the personalized service that one gets from Advance, we were satisfied with Avis and would rent from them again (if no cars from Advance). So if you can't get a car from Celestino, Avis is not a bad second choice.
  2. Empty staterooms on slower time of years also cost money. It seams to me there are more diamond's and above as percentage of passengers on these low season cruises. I don't think it so much as the cost of the drinks as the loss of revenue of people not buying drinks. They are making it more difficult so more people will buy the drink package. I think they should add an additional discount to the pre- cruise discount based on level. Perhaps 5% additional pre-cruise discount to the already discounted prices for Diamond, 10% for Diamond plus , and 15% for Pinnacle. I like having diamond lounges as oasis to relax away from the crowds during the day sometimes. These quiet places on ships are getting more rare as most places in public areas are now all about generating on board revenue. I would also add that people who drink in moderation live longer than those who don't in the United States and Europe.
  3. I did email them and there weren't any cars available. I guess I waited too long.. Thank you for your response though.
  4. We wanted to rent a car for our day in Curacao. Advanced Car Rentals sounded perfect, but unfortunately there aren't any cars available the day we are in port. Does anyone have any good alternatives? Thank you!
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