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Minoushka

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    Montreal Canada
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    travel/sports
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    CCl Rcl PrincessCosta
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean,

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  1. This is what is odd they did not request a c c orprepayment ...Stefanos office wrote to me to tell me my reservation was notwith them but some bogus company using their name . however his prices have tripled from last year ....ifeel like switching companies all together ...could someone recommend another one ..I think 120€ per transfer is outrageous...help please has anyone used booking rome cabs ...are they legit
  2. I just booked transfers thinking both companieswere the same ones .i dealt within the past ..stefano.s company .But the booking one is a fake company using their name and logo ...wow so now I.m not sure they are legit or even exist ...they did not request prepayment ...wow .Anyone else fall for this scam or is it a real scam .rome cabs were going to charge me double ..120€ per transfer ...not cheap compared to 65€ With booking rome cabs how can someone just steal a name and open a website ??? now i.m really confused ..I dont want 2 drivers to show up or none ...hmmmm what should I do ??? mich
  3. Who can remember or knows what penny slot machines are on Nieuw Statendam ...the more the merrier thank you
  4. I looked at RCI. No more info re the tragedy with that child inSJU ..first of all those windows are high up ...yes they should be open to let air in.who in their right mind puts a kid on a railing .Of course it was a dreadful accident and tragedy ..but to blame the cruise line is shameful for wanting to make a buck on this little girls death .sorry Grandpa ...take responsibility ...she wiggled out of your arms ....sad but true .Why would you think a ship was like an ice hockey rink ?why put her on a railing ?did you not read about anyone being over railings ....to so quickly bring a lawyer into this tragedy does not augur well ....With little kids one has to be extra vigilant ...look for dangers everywhere and be ever mindful ofrules i.m sorry this happened but RCI is not to blame
  5. 6we went with cruise line ...i had shore excursions discount but i had been to same beach by bus
  6. If this cruise is port intensive do plan a fewbeach days ...We did in Corfu, Katakolon, and Santorini we loved Malta go explore ...pace yourself ..2 junes ago Europe and esp Italy was stifling ...they actually turned off the water supply in the fountains ...it was very very difficult . we went back to our hotel early just to cool off dubrovnik is a great walking town take the local bus in port ..get kunas right there ...go to old city explore walkthe wall go inthe hole in thewall ...wear comfy shoes , sunglasses, light clothing andbig hat enjoy we sure did
  7. I broke my wrist and was in severepain until I got my cast ..once on ..no pain ..I do not think you will have discomfort ...take meds justin case ..I never needed them can you dress yourself easily ....do you have family to help with luggage etc do take many big garbage bags and tape to wrap your cast when you shower .....very comfy slip proof shoes ..someone will need to help you secure the garbage bag over your arm tight to prevent seepage could you function with othearm ....i broke my left wrist so was able to functionwith right hand can you put your arm in a coat easily ...you might need one ...so try putting one on once home do go to physio to get arm back in shape depending on your positive attitude you could do thisbut family will need to help ...but walking visiting should be ok good luck
  8. I wanted to switch cruises using Casinos at sea benefits ..I was told no more singles rates ..so my cAbin would be over 4500$ ...a little too much adding flights and epenses i needed to cancel my transat on Epicand got a great deal with Holland America. With their cas rep . for another transat in fall .....Flights in Nov are very expensive ....so better to go in October sorry NCL bring back solo prices for cas players ....after all you will get $$ as I play slots hope i wont regret having 2 cruise next coupons
  9. I was told by casino agent he had a direct input in this ....the agent did not understand why itwas changed i askedif bookings had chAnged at Casinos at Sea .as a result ofthis change ...i cannot see how they would not be affected by solo players like me ..I was told no ...somehow I find that hard to believe up to now i used to travel 5-6 times per year ...i have no bookedcruises for the near future ...had the prices been like before .I would have gone in July and aug or sept ..now nothing they would not hAve lost as i generously donate to slot machine ...lol plus being alone I go on their excursions for safety oh well
  10. As of Jan this year apparently Del Rio changed the rules for Casino players .No more getting cabins for half the fare .I wanted a cabin on Spirit and was told I needed to pay double for it if travelling alone ....esp if I wanted a balcony ....so heck no unfortunately food has really deteriorated on NCL in the past few years ....i certainly will not pay double for mediocre offerings .I no longer have an incentive to go with NCl nor get future cruise oupons if a cruise will cost between 4-5000$ plus flights, plus tips, plus hotels and expenses and I.m still expected to gamble as much ..so over 10000$ why should I as a solo pay double ...I wont eatdouble the food ... i usually travel 4-6 times per year ...not this year ...notwith these prices perhaps NCL will realize more people are traveling solo ..so why not build solo balcony cabins .I know about studio but I find those cabins claustrophobic... for that highprice I could go with anybody ....so I guess my travel days with NCL might be over ...too bad ..... i have yet to see prices plummet ...i hope they do
  11. Yucky when I was there ladt feb ..seaweed and mud ...yuck
  12. I.m not happy with new rules for Cas players ...now need to pay double for anyrhing but an inside ..ridiculous prices plus expect you to gamble even more .... i think they are going to lose lots of players to other companies i went on Cas cruise on Holland ..wow ..so much fun and very well treated with free play and free slot tournaments come on ?nCL get smart
  13. I pack outfits for first days in port prior to cruise in carry on ....depending where determines choices i try not to open my suitcase at all .so undies, pjs or nightgown, small purse, socks, slacks and tops .small toiletries, slippers , bathing suit and cover hat and sweater in carry on ...roll roll roll squeeze i pack in cubes for suitcase ..it fits it comes ...dresses , slacks and tops , comfy shoes ...day wear for visiting night wear for ship .....do plan to do laundry once so you can wear stuff again ....try very light clothes my biggest problem is limiting myself ....and last year a cold wave not expected in Portugal which forced me to buy gorgeous sweaters 😉😉😉..I wasbitterly cold running shoes I wore on plane with sweater , hat and coat i used everywhere ... its hard for me to limit myself to 50 lbs but i do try ..lol
  14. My son and I were on the last Southern Caribbean cruise in April ...second time on the ship ...loved it .dinners were awesome loved Pinnacle and Tamarind my son loved the real suchi ...i prefer the lunch version in buffet ...yummy .....I discovered I.m not crazy about raw fish but he loved it .... breakfadt and lunch outdoors in back pool was wonderful ....have a great time .I loved this ship
  15. On my last cruise on Dawn we met a couple in a suite like Haven whose butler because they asked what he expected as a tip told them something between 250-500$ for the cruise over and above gratuities and tips to concierge etc . they said he never did anything special for them ...nor did they ask for anything .....to me that amount was outrageous plus they paid the upgrade to the suite ....the whole thing was very expensive ..iMO not worth it they asked me if they could refuse the service of the butler ...I did not know i.m perfectly content with balcony no butler is the amount above accurate ?do they really expect that kind of money ?it seems excessive to me who has experience ?
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