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About schoolman

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Seaforth, Ontario,Canada
  • Interests
    gardening, reading, stained glass, grandparenting, golfing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Have cruised with RC to Panama Canal and to the Mediterranean and once on Carnival to Eastern Caribb
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Loved the Mediterranean
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  1. Leaving soon on a cruise on Dream and wondering how the WiFi is. Can you use it in your room? Is it worth the price? Thanks. B
  2. We are arriving by air to NOLA and taking a shuttle to the port. We need to pick up a couple of bottles of wine and sode before getting on ship. Can anyone tell me a place close by that I could purchase same. Apparently shuttle will not stop and since I have already booked transfer can't change to taxi. Thanks for any advice.
  3. Thank you for your advice concerning cab/uber fares. I have another question. Since we are flying into NOLA the morning of the cruise, I am not able to bring wine or soda with me so was wondering if there is anywhere close to the port where Carnival departs from where I could pick up a 12 pack of Coke and a couple of bottles of wine to take on board.
  4. Really enjoying your review and pictures. We are going on the Dream in November so trying find out as much as I can about shore excursions,etc. You mentioned you did not purchase the beverage pkg but did have drinks. Now much were the cocktails and/or glass of wine? We will each be taking a bottle of wine and 12 soda. Thanks for any info you can give.
  5. Thank you for replies. Now I need to know what the cost would be to take a taxi back to the airport from FQ . We will be staying a few days after our cruise. Thanks.
  6. We have just booked a cruise out of NOLA and will be arriving at the airport approximately 10:30 AM and departing on ship at 4 PM. What is the best way to get from airport to port? Can someone please let me know approximate taxi/Uber fare so I can compare with cruiseline transfer. Thank you.
  7. Just booked a cruise for next February on the Norwegian Dawn which included, in the price as a perk, the Ultimate Beverage Package. Just wondering how this works and if it is as good as it sounds. Please advise. Thanks
  8. We will be in Barcelona for two days before our cruise and wondered if anyone could recommend a good private tour company to show us the sights of the city including Sagrada Familia and perhaps a trip to Montserrat . I have been looking at Viator . Any recommends? Thank you in advance for your help.
  9. We are going on the Freedom in February to the Caribbean and wondered if our Ipad will work if we are subscribed to Verizon. Thanks in advance for your help.
  10. Here is a question that frequent cruisers will know so I am asking here first before calling Princess. We have booked a cruise and payed only the down payment. Because of circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel. Is the down payment refunded or do we lose that? Please advise. Thanks.
  11. I am not a first time cruiser but have a question that I am wondering about. We are looking at booking a cruise over a year off and wonder if the fares go down, will we able to take advantage of them if we book through the cruise line vs. travel agent? I understand if the final payment has been made, you cannot take advantage of lower fares. Please advise to whether or not you would book directly with a cruise line or a TA and about lower fares.
  12. We are hoping to do a Mexican Riviera Cruise in Feb. 2012 and at the moment there are very few available. RCCL seems to have quit going out of San Diego and some of the Holland America cruises over 7 days are not listed as available. Am I too early and they will come? I hate to settle for a 7 day cruise if they are going to still have the 10 and 11 days available.
  13. I have been searching for MR cruise for Feb. 2011 and am very disappointed that Radiance of the Sea is not doing that cruise next year. Only alternative going out of San Diego for 10-11 nights seems to be Zaandam. Can anyone tell me their experiences on this line or cruise as I have always cruised with RCCL and love it.
  14. Will be in Europe later this month (France and Italy) and wondered what the best way to phone home would be. I'm sure this has been addressed sometime but to save reading through pages, would someone who has been there recently please advise me. I know calling to and from ship is very expensiveso wondered if an International Phone card would be the best way to go.
  15. Has anyone used the company Viator, for tours in Cannes, Florence or Rome? Would appreciate any feedback if you have. Thanks.
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