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We were on the Emerald Princess in Jan., starting...
We were on the Emerald Princess in Jan., starting from Buenos Aires. We really did enjoy using our balcony. We spent some time up on deck for the scenic cruising, but also a lot of time on the...
There are several things to be aware of. First,...
There are several things to be aware of. First, does the TA charge booking or change fees? Some do, most don't.

Then, are you comparing apples to apples? I know this is hard when you have a...
While what we tip for excursions (note,we do...
While what we tip for excursions (note,we do private tours only, or almost only) is fluid, depending on the length and quality of the tour, we 'usually' tip $5-$10 per person.

This varies a lot,...
Although I wouldn't do this, I do see the point...
Although I wouldn't do this, I do see the point of it, especially with small children involved. If everyone is dressed in the same color or eye-catching print, it is easier to keep track of...
Thanks. I have looked at the Zappo site before....
Thanks. I have looked at the Zappo site before. I just normally have to try on many shoes before I find ones that fit right and still look decent. Just lazy when it comes to returning things, I...
It is possible that the amount of OBC may be...
It is possible that the amount of OBC may be reduced if you take a price reduction; you just have to figure out which is the better deal. For instance, if you have $100 in OBC but a $500 price...
I think it would be a challenge, but probably...
I think it would be a challenge, but probably could be done. You'd have to be sure someone could help you board--kind of like boarding a tender--and get off. Walking around the town and down to the...
I'll check them out,but may be a problem since I...
I'll check them out,but may be a problem since I am a long way from any city. Buying clothes or shoes online is so iffy as to fit; hate sending things back.

I don't see why more flats aren't...
Flats are fine as long as you can find...
Flats are fine as long as you can find comfortable ones. I have trouble with this, most are so hard and have no support, I find them to be less comfortable than some 2" wedges I have that are very...
Kids may or may not remember at 4; if they do it...
Kids may or may not remember at 4; if they do it won't be much. We took a 3 year old grandson--just turned 3--and he did remember a few things; we know they were memories because they were things...
As stated above, I tried snorkeling all along the...
As stated above, I tried snorkeling all along the beach area at Harvest Caye, including near the rocks by the pier (since fish often hang around rocky areas). Practically nothing to be seen; maybe a...
While I think the price sounds quite high for...
While I think the price sounds quite high for three, I haven't been pricing Alaska cruises lately--ours was some time ago--and I realize it is an aft balcony, which would be great.

Did you book...
Several cruise lines do this, including Princess....
Several cruise lines do this, including Princess. Be prepared to spend some big bucks. We'd like to go there but would prefer a land tour to see Machu Picchu.
We have not needed or gotten vaccinations...
We have not needed or gotten vaccinations specifically for the Caribbean, though we have for other destinations, such as Africa.


In most cases, not needed on Caribbean cruises, but consult your...
That's basically what I do to. Accordion file,...
That's basically what I do to. Accordion file, labeled for air, cruise docs, hotel, insurance, etc. as well as each day's excursions in separate envelopes with the money needed to pay for the...
It is true that some people like to brag about...
It is true that some people like to brag about how cheap they got their cruise, but it is also true that you can often save significantly by shopping around.

It take some looking and checking, but...
There was an elevator type thing at the...
There was an elevator type thing at the Parthenon; our guide said you had to be quite handicapped to use it--not just for anyone. I'm not sure what the criteria are for being able to use it; may be...
I love my wedge shoes too--can wear them quite...
I love my wedge shoes too--can wear them quite comfortably for several hours; not up to lots and lots of walking, like all day on cobbled streets, but still pretty versatile. I have dressy wedges...
We were at Padre Island, Texas recently and news...
We were at Padre Island, Texas recently and news articles stated that they are looking into developing it as a cruise stop, with several cruise lines interested. I can see that this could be a nice...
That will work unless some really unusual...
That will work unless some really unusual circumstance happens and either the ship doesn't arrive on time, debarkation is delayed, customs delayed, etc. Those kinds of delays are rare, but they do...
That's what my husband does. He no longer takes...
That's what my husband does. He no longer takes his tux or a suit but he wears a sports coat on the plane and wears it for formal nights--that way it doesn't take up packing space and if he doesn't...
I liked your comparisons and agree with many of...
I liked your comparisons and agree with many of them; we have cruised with Princess a lot more than Norwegian.

I would like to say though that there was no need to eat in the buffet on Princess...
We are another couple who hardly ever do ship...
We are another couple who hardly ever do ship tours. The last one we did was about 10 years ago, and it was simply transportation to Santiago, Spain. The price was ok for the bus ride and we toured...
I can't imagine buying a formal dress for a...
I can't imagine buying a formal dress for a cruise and only wearing it once, unless for some reason, such as weight loss or (gasp) gain.

Just went shopping for a Prom dress with my granddaughter...
Yes, travel insurance. We want insurance that...
Yes, travel insurance. We want insurance that covers the cost of the trip, yes, but more importantly insurance that has high amounts for medical care and evacuation.

Although we wouldn't like...