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A recent review of a river cruise just saved me a...
A recent review of a river cruise just saved me a lot of time when they noted that after checking in to their hotel in Lucerne they immediately sought out a Burger King. Just sayin' ;)
I agree with much of the advice given so far (and...
I agree with much of the advice given so far (and I follow the "buy early to cover the deposit then keep increasing" advice), but since OP didn't give a location and since the parents are over 70 I...
Have you looked at the deck plans and pictures of...
Have you looked at the deck plans and pictures of Crystal Mozart? This is the unique double-wide ship that feels more like a small ocean ship than the typical cramped river ship. Also you will read...
Have you tried going to the Avalon US or Aus...
Have you tried going to the Avalon US or Aus websites? [It may not be possible, but I have read reports where people where able to override the internet-steering mechanism by entering .com or .au]
Sounds like a good guess, and it may show that...
Sounds like a good guess, and it may show that Avalon is willing to take a loss this year to protect those guests that have already booked.
Thanks to your tip I have started researching...
Thanks to your tip I have started researching Glasgow, and frankly it sounds more interesting [except for the Beatles part] than Liverpool. OTOH it would be a real bummer for me, because we plan to...
Have you read this thread? The constant carping...
Have you read this thread? The constant carping is turning off new customers! Is that what you want–for Celebrity to go broke? Just because it doesn't measure up to the old days doesn't mean new...
The hull is older, but every part of the ship you...
The hull is older, but every part of the ship you will see or touch is brand new.
I just checked MVJ for Viking Sun's August 11,...
I just checked MVJ for Viking Sun's August 11, 2018 sailing and it still shows Liverpool and all the Liverpool shore excursion choices.
The main thing you're seeing (IMHO) is a bunch of...
The main thing you're seeing (IMHO) is a bunch of long-time Celebrity cruisers bemoaning how the Celebrity of today doesn't measure up to their (possibly hazy) memories of the (supposed) "golden age"...
Celebrity coffee used to be even worse than...
Celebrity coffee used to be even worse than Princess, but they upgraded to a new system that uses high-quality ground coffee and now it's very good. Last trip on Princess I had to give in and buy a...
I don't find the prospect of dining exclusively...
I don't find the prospect of dining exclusively in the specialty restaurants interesting. We generally find one or two entrees that appeal, and our experience going back to any restaurant (on land...
Because you dine on regular MDR food (except for...
Because you dine on regular MDR food (except for one special menu item each day). Celebrity AQ and suites, and Azamara all have much better food than Princess suites.
Live From Uniworld's S.S. Beatrice: A Remade Super Ship
New article on Cruise Critic:
Live From Uniworld's S.S. Beatrice: A Remade Super Ship
https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=8561
I think that's due to 9/11, and also explains why...
I think that's due to 9/11, and also explains why cruise ships no longer allow guests on board. [For example, to visit a Princess ship you have to sign up for the "Bon Voyage Experience" and...
I agree, but it isn't a guideline violation.
I agree, but it isn't a guideline violation.
Connie & Millie (not so sure about Silly, may...
Connie & Millie (not so sure about Silly, may just be to avoid the difficult spelling) – are terms of endearment bestowed by happy Celebrity cruisers. And there is no point to this survey (IMHO)...
We did this itinerary with AMA in 2013, and I...
We did this itinerary with AMA in 2013, and I believe the shore excursions have changed a little since then. Our choice was Colmar & Riquewihr vs Breisach & Freiburg. We enjoyed both Colmar &...
Exactly! StubHub for cruise berths... If the...
Exactly! StubHub for cruise berths... If the price goes up, hold and sell. If the price goes down, sail or cancel. Cruise line loses either way.
If you want comments based on the particular...
If you want comments based on the particular experience you are likely to get, it would be helpful to state which river cruise line you are taking.
You hear so often on Cruise Critic: "food is so...
You hear so often on Cruise Critic: "food is so subjective." I think this could be dramatically cut down if people would preface their food comments by noting whether they are adventuresome eaters...
The policy is the same for all cruise lines and...
The policy is the same for all cruise lines and also land trips. DW and I had to cancel a Backroads hiking tour of the Italian Lakes last year for an unexpected medical issue – Backroads had clearly...
I'm all for experiencing the local culture...
I'm all for experiencing the local culture through a unique meal on shore, but a quick bite at a roadside rest stop or a port tourist trap is not "local culture" to me. And on many of the stops...
That's an old joke about Grossinger's in the...
That's an old joke about Grossinger's in the Catskills – probably from the party that complained so much that on the fourth night the waiter came back after serving them and asked "Is ANYTHING all...
There is a forum for river cruise roll calls...
There is a forum for river cruise roll calls called
All River Cruise Roll Calls
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=685

You probably won't find a roll call for your particular...