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Everything posted by d9704011

  1. Stayed there a couple of times and was entirely satisfied with room, breakfast and shuttle to cruise pier.
  2. As jollyjones observed, Puerto Rico (San Juan) is exempted from PVSA since there are no US flag ships (coastwise) currently providing passenger service to the island.
  3. That is OK if you mean Fort Lauderdale to San Juan then return to Fort Lauderdale?
  4. If you are planning on taking a tour, the tour provider (for example, SPT) provides visas as part of the tour package. It’s unlikely that you’ll be doing anything that requires you to obtain a visa on your own. What are your plans?
  5. We were on EDGE in January and very much enjoyed our infinite veranda cabin. We always go with balconies and found the IV was a good fit. The ship is fabulous; I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself immensely.
  6. Perhaps you have some on board credit you can use to pay the gratuities, rather than ‘real’ money up front?
  7. Pretty easy concept to understand. It’s all the things you’ve imagined as being some sort of common practice that are a bit incredulous.
  8. A rather obtuse interpretation of what was written.... 15% of Americans have cruised at least once. While I’m uncertain whether I agree with numbers and analysis, the sense of what was written is easy enough to understand.
  9. Not to worry.... breakfast hours are suitable for you to enjoy your meal and have plenty of time to prepare for disembarkation at a port of call. There won’t be any significant difference in traffic at breakfast compared to other days.
  10. Recommend St. Regis Hotel on Dunsmuir.
  11. Both right; shorts at breakfast and lunch are OK, slacks at dinner.
  12. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/card.html
  13. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the data at this site, but see no particular reason to doubt it for giving an idea of how much snow to expect (historically) in Chicago: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Illinois/Places/chicago-snowfall-totals-snow-accumulation-averages.php I deal with travel in cold/snowy locations all the time and may have a different perspective than you; since you cannot travel a day earlier and the Atlanta flights don’t really appeal to you, I’d take the rout through ORD with the likely outcome that everything will be OK.... it really takes a lot to shut an airport like that down due to snowfall.
  14. Good decision.... Leave the thread alone and see how long it takes for the discussion to morph into something totally unrelated to the title’s subject matter! See, I’m already doing my part.
  15. You’re liable to have it pretty much all day. Me, I like the sun and would keep the starboard cabin; you, I think you should contemplate changing if yoy want to avoid having it all afternoon.
  16. Yes, I’m mistaken. I had not read the itinerary carefully enough... I thought the Op was planning on disembarking in AK and that is not the case.
  17. You can probably book tix from your home to London and Germany to home. You can make your own arrangements dor the London to Germany leg.
  18. Won’t work. Getting off the ship and getting back on the same ship a couple of hours later, whether you go through immigration, is not a way around the PVSA.
  19. ‘Cheesy crap’? Are you suggesting that Clifton Hill may not be the cultural mecca I enjoyed a few years ago?
  20. Yes, you will encounter the US authorities in Toronto prior to boarding the flight to Boston.
  21. Always a little tough to predict the weather but it ought not be too cold in early/mid December. Some things to do: Niagara Falls, Christmas light snd shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake, wineyard tours, hockey game (in NF or Buffalo if you are adventurous), Welland canal tour before it is closed for the season, gambling at the casino. I assume the Amtrak connects from Buffalo to New York so that should be fairly easy.
  22. This is probably what you were looking for... http://miami.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/News.xml
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