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About texasgirl29

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Waco, Texas
  • Interests
    Scrapbooking, Photography
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Disney
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    British Isles

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  1. I made an error on the date above, we cancelled May 8 and were refunded today, May 23. I sent an email to our PCC to cancel, no response, so called and left a message the next day, got an email almost immediately confirming the cancellation. But then, within a few hours, got an email confirming an open reservation. I emailed the PCC again and got a response “sorry about that, a system glitch.” I got another cancellation email. Good luck. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  2. Cancelled November Epic transatlantic on 3-8, we had been paying monthly toward it for over a year, still had about $1K to pay. Got back every penny including the insurance today credited to our Visa card, so less than two weeks. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. http://crew-center.com/hundreds-birds-found-dead-cruise-ship-open-decks— There are many reported incidents and some explanations about the mass deaths of the starling birds. The Spanish News Media “The Local” reported of such incident in February this year, when birds were found dead on the tarmac of a highway. The Local says that a similar incident occurred in Wales wich produced head-scratching amongst local officials before the investigation concluded that the birds had died on impact with the road while trying to escape a predator. Starlings often flock together in their thousands to form what is known as a murmuration, an amazing sight most often visible just before dusk. But if the group is targeted by a bird of prey, it can send the formation into evasive action which may disorientate the birds and cause fatalities. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. Liverpool was my favorite. We did the Magical Mystery Tour, I will never forget riding in the bus down Penny Lane, seeing the sites from the song, while the music played. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. Our first NCL Cruise is supposed to be the November TA on the Epic. I’ve watched so many YouTube walk throughs I think I can navigate the ship with my eyes closed. I wish you April Epic TA folks we’re on it as I’m not sure how/when the Epic is going to get to Barcelona. We wait and wonder. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. In Jamaica on a Princess tour, we were running late. For no particular reason other than the excursion seemed to take longer than the time allotted. On the bus back, we heard our guide talking to someone presumably at their office that we were on our way. Next thing we know, we had a police escort back to the ship. On a Celebrity “Paris on Your Own” bus returning to port from an overnight there was a bad accident on an access road and our bus was stuck in traffic. By stuck I mean standstill for hours with people getting out of their cars and standing in the roadway discussing the situation. We were several hours getting back, and the buffet was barely open — they were cleaning up as we got in and we had to ask them to let us eat something. We have done both ship sponsored and independent tours but these two ship excursions saved us from missing the boat. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  7. Not NCL but good information I think. I follow Chris Wong on You Tube, he’s a casino manager on Oasis of the Seas. He plans to post a video every day for 30 days with updates on what’s happening. He says the crew will remain on the ship. Even before all of this, I found him to have interesting insight to crew life. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  8. I take lots of photos with my phone so it’s always with me. I bought this case so I can carry my cruise card, TDL, and a credit card Sent from my iPad using Forums
  9. Now for some digital scrapbook pages. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. Here are some of my old traditional scrapbook pages from — can you guess — Disney Cruise. I hope I don’t get kicked out of the NCL forum. JoAnn Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. Thanks for your review. We are going on our first NCL voyage in November, on the Epic TA. I read all the stuff about the Epic ("so bad they never made another one") but I after reading about the even newer ships, I think I made the right choice. No suntanning for me (light skin burns) so I don't need to hang out in the crowded pool deck with 4000 of my new best friends. Race tracks and laser tag -- no thank you! I am looking forward to H2O -- let's hope they don't do anything stupid in drydock just before we board. Your description of the entertainment and food makes me wish November was already here (but on the other hand, considering the unsettled nature with Corona, I'm content to wait a little longer).
  12. Eager to read the rest as we are on the Epic transatlantic this November. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  13. Good morning, Mary. I am a scrapbooker, too. I don't do it with photos and scissors and glue anymore, now I use photo book companies like MixBook or Shutterfly. I used to do paper, but I would have have to get everything out on the kitchen table and my girls wanted to "help," and it was a big fiasco. Then I went to digital scrapbooking with PhotoShop, and now I just use the resources available with the photobook companies. They have lots of backgrounds, "stickers" and embellishments or you can scan your own (or find them on the internet). I do a book for every cruise or vacation. Our British Isles and French Open cruise on Celebrity two years ago was over 100 pages. If my inlaws go with us, I order two copies and have one sent to them. JoAnn
  14. Another Texan here... in San Antonio, I love the River Walk, but it's nice to escape to the King William District, look at the gorgeous old homes from the early (mostly) German settlers, and then walk back to the tourist area along a much quieter stretch of the San Antonio River. While you're there, check out Boozy's Creamery is you're so inclined at 711 S St Mary's St. Mi Tierra is great, especially for breakfast, although I love the lights at night, too. I also like to eat at Lone Star Cafe overlooking the River Walk. I always get their fried mushrooms with cream gravy.
  15. Happy birthday, Aprille! My mom used to wonder why the offspring got the special day when it was the mom who did all the work! Please do set up a blog for Ms Mary, or at least a Facebook page (I bet she’d have a ball on Twitter). Anywho, I’ll definitely subscribe, or friend or follow! Your mom puts me in mind of some Texas humor writers like Leon Hale. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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