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texasgirl29

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About texasgirl29

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • 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. We are booked on this cruise and I can’t wait. We are in the last cabin starboard on Deck 8, Emerald, next to the small aft deck. We sailed twice before on the Island, although prior to the changes. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  2. National Express from Victoria Station to Southampton terminal, very short taxi ride to the ship. Probably the cheapest way, especially if you buy tickets on line ahead of time. Easiest and most expensive is to hire private transport. We used International Friends on the way back to the airport, with stops along the way at Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. I have some Disney Cruise Line shampoo — it’s very unique, it’s green and smells like salt and sand and ocean. Just a whiff of it makes me happy. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. We have a transatlantic next fall on the Island Princess, cabin E737 — last cabin in the starboard side, balcony has a little bend in it so you can see the aft wake as well as the starboard view. It’s right next to the door to the aft deck. Really looking forward to it. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. We cancelled the November Epic transatlantic well before final payment and received every penny we had paid to date (about $4400) in two weeks. We booked the cruise online and cancelled by emailing our PCC. I don’t see why your standard refund transaction is taking so long. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. Epic was listed as Dec. 6, which coincidentally, was the date of debarkation from the transatlantic, so sounds like the TA is not going to happen. We requested a refund of money for the TA sailing (not paid in full) and received it within 2 weeks, for those of you keeping track.
  7. We were on this cruise but just didn't feel like it would happen. Requested a refund of the money paid to date and received it within two weeks.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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