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  1. Quite often I have found that even if the ship does have sets, the sets are incomplete . A friend played on a cruise with set of Mahjongg cards recently and said it worked fine. I bought the cards form Amazon (make sure you get the American set) and will take it and my card on a river cruise.
  2. We’re sailing August 4 on Grand Circle. We’ve just been told that we have a different ship because our original vessel is stuck upstream I think. Maybe downstream. Anyway,I suspect we may have problems on this Budapest to Prague cruise
  3. We love it. Read, play games, wander around, take a nap, go to an art auction, eat, go to a show. Schedule; get up and go to breakfast. Find a quiet place and read for an hour or so. Or play trivia. Meet for lunch.. Go to the rooms set up for games. I've learned new games, other card games, played Mahjongg, etc. Or go to the library and work on a puzzle. Or sign up with a Roll Call group to join a book club or learn a craft. Go to the pool or just sit in the sun. Nod off. Then go to the cabin and get cleaned up for dinner. Go to a bar and have a cocktail and a bar snack. Go to dinner. After dinner, go to the show or movie or just chat with people you met at at the bar. Some people walk around the decks to get in three miles or go to the health clubs. Not us. 😉 WE really enjoy the trips back from Europe after we've spent several weeks traveling thru Europe. Then you relax, enjoy the time changes (gain back an hour a day during the crossing) and get back home rested and "on the same time". My husband thought he would get bored also. No problem.
  4. Our docking has been changed on our Avalon Budapest to Prague cruise leaving August 4. We were scheduled to dock on the Pest side but the newest info says we'll be on the Buda side. Maybe for this reason? Now I just wonder if the ship will have problems because of water levels.
  5. We are on the Grand Circle "River Rhapsody" from Budapest to Prague leaving on August 4. Does anyone know about the river levels and problems? I have tried to understand the various charts, but ..... no luck. We haven't heard from Grand Circle. Most of the river cruise companies imply on their web sites that the various cruises are still on schedule, but I suspect that doesn't mean that you won't get put on a bus for large portions of the trip. Any information?
  6. Just off the Carnival Victory. The only "snack" I ate was the potato sticks at Guy Fieri's Burgers. I just get a plastic cup, fill it up and eat them while I have a drink.
  7. Three days. Taking two grandchildren on Carnival Victory on Monday. Got the soda package and we're ready for a kid -centric cruise rather than our usual relaxing "over age 70" days of taking a nap, trying out fancy drinks, playing trivia. Instead; locating lost 9 year old who went back to the buffet for cereal and managed to leave the Lido deck and end up in the brig, finding the 13 year old girl who has found her true love at the club and doesn't want to spend any time with us. Or hates the kids club.. Or hates all the food. Or only wants chicken nuggets. Or...... whatever they want.
  8. Any more tips? Taking grandkids on this next week? How crowded was the buffet? What did you do in Cozumel?
  9. Since I started this..... we booked the Costa Deliziosa world tour for January 5-April26 (I think) 2020. It's Venice to Venice. Our total price is less than $18,000 per person and includes a beer and wine package at meals. Outside cabin "no view" It includes 15 excursions, most of which are coach tours of major cities. We did just see a day long tour of Petra is included. I'm sure it's not as deluxe as Viking or Oceania etc. Maybe more sea days than some. But the whole trip should cost about half of what Viking might cost. This trip we can afford.
  10. I think the breakfasts are the worst. Fresh made omelettes are usually good and all of the ships seem to have the same recipe for a tasty little cinnamon bun. Holland America had freshly made Eggs Benedict, but usually they are sitting under hot lights until they dry out. Never try the biscuits- they simply don't understand a good biscuit! If there is a specialty station, like Italian or Asian I think those generally have the best and freshest options. The carving stations are usually good. Desserts are poor- all gelatin, mostly tasteless. Cookies are pretty good
  11. Taking the grandchildren on this cruise next week. We plan on eating in the Lido buffet most of the time, but I would like to go to the MDR at least once. Any suggestions as to which night? The first day may be a problem, because we want to them to at least try out the kid's clubs. Key west day might be good, since we'll be on the ship most of the day. Then we stop in Cozumel and I think we may eat dinner in town. That leaves the Sea Day. We're definitely letting the kids run the show on this trip; buffet, burgers, club vs no club etc. Anyone have the menus?
  12. We will be on the Deliziosa world cruise in January. It makes me a little nervous that there will be so few English speakers on a 112 day cruise! Lots of days at sea and I like to play Mahjongg, do trivia, go to shows etc. And I can't imagine eating 112 dinners with the same few couples! I'm sure it will work out. Maybe there will be more English speakers than I expect. I started a Roll Call, but no one has signed on
  13. We're taking granddaughter aged 13 and grandson age 9. Can the 13 year old sign the 9 year old out of his camp? Or only the adults? No problem either way
  14. When I take a 6 week trip we are jumping around every few days, lugging bags up and down Airbnb's, strange airports, getting on trains etc so we try to keep luggage down to what we can handle ourselves. But this trip will be different- get on board the cruise ship and dont get off for months!!. And this trip will have winter, tropics, and unknown inbetweens so we want to be prepared. And more paper work and want some empty space for the inevitable souvenirs. For a change I want a choice of more than three tops, three pants and two jacket, all in tan, brown, grey or black!
  15. We are taking a ww cruise Venice to Venice next year. It's Costa and they have already told us that they don't organize a Luggage shipping service for US passengers. So I started researching it myself and the price is crazy to ship two large suitcases from South Carolina to Venice. Hundreds of $$$$$. Each of us will have our 22" suitcases that we have used for trips up to 6 weeks and a carry-on. Then we'll each have another large suitcase. That should do it. We already booked a good airfare from Savannah to Venice. So really, all we have to arrange is to and from Savannah and then to and from the Venice airport to a local hotel and then to the ship. And then back to Venice airport. I figure it will be much cheaper and less worrysome to just pay porters $15 for each segment than to ship the luggage. And I know where it's at all the time. I won't worry too much about toothpaste, shampoo, mouthwash etc. Just medications and other items we have a real person liking for. Can't wait!!
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