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  1. That is something to consider although we have already booked an apartment in Edinburgh through VRBO so really would like to get there sooner than later. πŸ™‚
  2. Thank you for the quick replies! More information to check on. Although the TA is 16 days we are packing light so not a lot of luggage to tote between stations. (Carnival Platinum so free laundry and also self-service machines.) πŸ™‚
  3. Hi. We will be doing a TA from NYC to Dover in June of 2020. After that we will be going to Edinburgh and staying for a week. I am trying to understand the rail system. I see we can get the train at Dover Priory Station and end at Waverly in Edinburgh with changing trains and stations in London (St Pancras switching to Kings Cross Station). I see first class seats include meals and beverages and there is food (buffet?) available on the train. Does anyone know how much the food/drink is and if it is worth the difference in seating to pay for First Class? I know I cannot buy tickets until about 3 months out so that will be the last thing I arrange for this trip. This is the "trip of a lifetime" to celebrate our 50th anniversary so trying to get all my ducks in a row as early as I can. Thanks in advance for any help! (Edited to put more information in topic title)
  4. We will be in Edinburgh in June 2020 after a transatlantic from NY to Dover. We have rented a small apartment through VRBO that is right on the Royal Mile and walking distance to everything. Much cheaper than a hotel and can cook some meals. Just an idea for the OP.
  5. Have a friend who always asks for the children's menu. Some nights she orders off the children's menu and others the adult menu. Having had bariatic surgery the choices on that menu sound like something I should ask for...I hate wasting food.
  6. Good to know 1/2 portions are available. Thanks!
  7. We go to a "cruise show" put on by a large travel agency in our area every January and pick up brochures for many different cruise lines. Lets me daydream during the cold dreary winter months.
  8. Will be on board in 42 days. Keep her in good shape for us. ☺️
  9. Booked the Legend the second day it was for sale and just booked the QMII for the return trip. I told hubby if I had to fly across the ocean it would be in business class...8 day cruise is cheaper, lasts longer and I won't be a nervous wreck!! Celebrating our 50th anniversary and we leave NY on my birthday...going to be interesting!!!
  10. I have looked at this information so many times my head is spinning and I cannot think straight. Is the date listed (i.e Grand 5/22 for Connoisseur RB8) the date the cruise starts from Whittier/Anchorage or the date of land portion starting? I have changed my mind 100 times already on which cruisetour we want to do in 2020 πŸ™‚ TIA maryinnc aka durangokid
  11. That works for the main boards but there is nothing to take you to first unread post on content you are following (used to be called subscribed threads). Mary in NC aka durangokid
  12. I called. Easy peasy and all taken care of.
  13. Signature - go to upper right corner and find user name. Click and drop down box opens. Click on account settings. Once there on the left there is a pencil next to "signature".
  14. To upgrade at full price is $14 per day plus 18% gratuity =$16.52. Your 20% discount brings that to the $13.22 per day.
  15. Thanks for the detailed review. Been trying to figure out which cruise to take for our 50th anniversary in 2020 and this solved that dilemma for me! Hubby was stationed on Kodiak, AK with the US Navy when we got married and we lived there for almost a year. Been on two Alaska cruises and had talked about a cruisetour but this review and caribill's made up my mind. What better way to celebrate 50 years than where it all started! We are thinking about going several days (a week??) early and taking the ferry to Kodiak and back then starting the land tour portion. My TA is probably going to have grey hair before I get all the details nailed down on this...LOL
  16. In the first post there is a link to a google doc spreadsheet, shown below. At the bottom of the spreadsheet are different "pages" with information. The first is how to use the spreadsheet to search, etc. The last one is Princess Cabin Compilation where you can search the different columns for specific information. Hope this helps. Quote: The responses from the reviews will be copied to a spreadsheet located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing. You will be able to filter the data to view it many different ways. Mary in NC
  17. Just celebrated 48 in July. Still trying to figure out what we want to do for #50 in 2020. See ya in a few weeks!! Mary in NC
  18. Yes, we do have fun! I would love to cruise with my whole family but I don't think it will happen. Our oldest son and DIL are joining us on this cruise so that makes it even more special for me. Enjoy your cruise on CB - we will try to leave her in good shape! ;p Mary in NC
  19. Thanks for your review. We will be on board September 18 and are going with an open mind as I realize cruising is is how you perceive it for each ship. I have been on cruises with 435 people in our group and you got 400 different reviews.
  20. Yes, 60. We are a group who met on the internet in 1997 and have a terrific TA who puts together a few group cruises each year. We have had as few as 8 and as many as 435 on different cruises over the years. :-) Mary in NC
  21. Look forward to your review. We board the CB on September 18 for the Panama Canal with 60 friends and family. Cannot wait!
  22. We mailed ours to our home address. My BIL had a very nice knife he bought on an Alaska cruise confiscated - he was not happy about it but nothing you can do when knives are not allowed. I would do as others suggested and mail it home.
  23. IIRC you only got one ticket per person. I could be wrong and maybe someone who has been more recently will answer. :)
  24. Are you talking about the live flower lei? They offer it on the way back from Hawaii and I think there were two days with two classes each day. I could be wrong and don't have my Patters any more. It was fun to do. They put in the Patter what time they hand out numbers and then the class is later in the day. On our cruise (November 2017) they had daily craft classes with crochet leis and the leis made with kukui (sp?) nuts. Enjoy!
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