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Ruth

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About Me

  • Location
    Florida
  • Interests
    Travel, Beach, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, wonderful dinners, & a wonder bottle of wine
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Holland America, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Singapore, Sydney, Buenos Aires & others

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  1. You got to smile about it -otherwise we would all be crying!
  2. Our cruise out of Auckland, New Zealand was cancelled. However, we still had our Cruise Critic Sail Away Party and didn't miss our Muster Drill. Even had a beer doing our Muster Drill. Making the best of it!
  3. Wow! You got to love cruise critic's -a world of information and a lot of choices. Thanks all.
  4. Need Day Room in Auckland. Flight isn't till 7:40 pm after disembarking from cruise ship. We have been to Auckland multi times. So just need a resort/room to hang out in for that time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
  5. Tips when booking a African Safari -Our ship stopped in the port of Richards Bay, South Africa. We booked with Extreme Nature Tours with a small group of Cruise Critic's. However only days before we were to arrive in Richards Bay, we all received an email that there was 64 people on the tour. Wow bigger than a cruise ship tour. We had to have transportation to Hluhluwe Safari Park. Extreme Nature Tours supplied poor transportation for some of us to get to the park and return to the ship. Transport vehicle #2 had no air. Two of us almost had heat exhaustion. Stop twice in route, one time for a person to throw up. Arrived back to our ship and found out vehicle #6 had no air. This is an hour and a half drive. Wrote the owner Peter and he got quite verbal with me and my husband. He verbally attached us calling us liars. So basically calling all in vehicle 2 & vehicle 6 liars. Our transport vehicle had to have the van door open for us to make it back to port so we could have a breeze, which was hot but allowed us to return. Very dangerous. So don't use his transport vehicles to the park. Use your own. Met a couple on board that took a taxi there and view the park for 1/2 of what we paid and had a window view to take photo's. We saw their photo's they were fabulous. Safari was good unless you are in the back seat and in the middle. In the middle back seat you can't move with the two people on either side of you. You can't take photo's and you can't view if the two people are taking photo's. Leaving you with you back on the seat and facing forward. Horrible seat and remember you are paying the same as ever one else. TIPS: 1)Always ask how many are on your transport vehicle. 2) Always ask if the transport vehicle has air. 3) Always ask how long is transport to your location. 4) Always ask how many are going to be on the safari and if you have a window view.
  6. Thanks! Will have to add this to our list for the day!
  7. Anyone have suggestions of small groups of wine tours?
  8. Thanks -Emailing them to see if they pick up in Richards Bay. Thanks
  9. I just emailed you. Wanted the name and email address of you private guide/driver to wineries outside CapeTown Please.
  10. Traveling in Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico (these seem to be the worst) and through out the world street vendors whether on the beach or in town seem to all be bad. I figure you have to learn how to say "No" a hundred times. And then my husband turns to them with a firm voice and says "No". He is much firmer than myself.
  11. Can anyone suggest a tour guide in Praslin, Seychelles. We will only be there from 7:30 am - 3 pm. Any help will truly be appreicated. Thanks
  12. Maputo, Africa -Dana Tours -Beware -More than Doubled the price for our tour because we were on a cruise ship. Dana Tours doesn't honor their web-site prices for cruise ship passengers. For the City Tour which is $30 per person. Emailed me back and for our group of 10 people wanted to charge us $75 per person. Letter to me from Dana Tours: The rate will be USD75 per person (cost for minimum of 4 people as indicated in below email). You can have the vehicle and guide for a max of 5hrs so from 9am to 14pm works fine. Includes guide, vehicle and driver, port entry fee for the vehicle, entrance fees into the natural history museum and fort and a bottle of water per person. Excludes lunch which you can settle direct. The description and price range of our city tour below is not applicable for cruise ship requests as the operation on this day is entirely different to the norm. Use sub-contractors for cruise ship days Beware Cruise Critic's
  13. Can anyone please suggest a wine tour company in Cape Town. We are wanting book with a company that drives you to the wineries and will pick you up in Cape Town.
  14. Who can tell me about Richards Bay, South Africa & if Dilinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk should be on our list. I was going to book a day tour. We arrive at 6:30 am and depart at 10 pm -We have lots of time. Anyone have a suggestion for a tour guide?
  15. Thanks -I plan to look into this know. Was planning on day tours -Now looking into spending a couple of nights -Thanks
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