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Absolutely depends upon where you are. We have...
Absolutely depends upon where you are. We have stayed in very nice hotels with large, elegant marble bathrooms. However, out in the country you may encounter a hole in the concrete where you place...
Relax and enjoy the cruise.
Relax and enjoy the cruise.
There is a thread active now on the Crystal board...
There is a thread active now on the Crystal board (https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2628086) about Mama Lee, who lives on the Crystal Serenity. That thread links to a Forbes article...
Several years ago I researched the Zambezi Queen...
Several years ago I researched the Zambezi Queen (https://zqcollection.com/) for a segment of a possible safari. It really isn't a cruise ship, it's a house boat. It barely moves a few miles during a...
I've understood the concepts and execution of...
I've understood the concepts and execution of fare bucket stratagems for years. It's the creation and application of the underlying algorithms that are not available to the public. Infrequent flyers...
This is an example of a fallacy of presumption....
This is an example of a fallacy of presumption. The conclusion (clear cookies) presumes a problem (airlines manipulate pricing according to individual online searches) that does not exist. I know of...
I always print out the terms and conditions of...
I always print out the terms and conditions of the actual policy and take it along. That way, prior to calling the hot line, I have a pretty good idea of exactly what is covered (and to what extent)...
For a pre-cruise stay in Abu Dhabi, we found it,...
For a pre-cruise stay in Abu Dhabi, we found it, finally, at gas stations. Not at pharmacies, not at grocery stores, not at convenience stores. So the factoid is: around the world, if all else fails,...
Obviously, this drastic action is situation...
Obviously, this drastic action is situation specific, depending on the totality of facts and circumstances. A decision would be made involving the captain, security, and corporate. Others in the...
You can book the Zambezi Queen...
You can book the Zambezi Queen (https://zqcollection.com/) from other vendors - it is not a ship owned/operated by Amawaterways. It is owned by the Mantis Group that has hotels and eco-lodges around...
Forum: Cruise Air
Posted By Shorex
I can understand adults taking a chance on...
I can understand adults taking a chance on Allegiant Air - eyes wide open, willing to take the chance for convenience and price. However, I do not understand any adult who would put their children at...
Actually, the same person doubled down on...
Actually, the same person doubled down on childish insults. Meanwhile, those of us who secure passports in the safe will continue to do so. SanteFeFan, have you been around long enough to remember...
Yes. However, a visit to Machu Picchu is not a...
Yes. However, a visit to Machu Picchu is not a "day" tour. It is a multi-day add-on to a cruise. For example, here is the schedule for a pre-cruise Princess tour...
IMO, no cruise itinerary is a "must-do" for...
IMO, no cruise itinerary is a "must-do" for everyone. We all have preferences and priorities. You understand what some people enjoy about the Caribbean, and those factors either strike a chord in you...
Occasionally in the past, when I had time and...
Occasionally in the past, when I had time and airline status, I would deliberately book a Sunday after Thanksgiving flight. Armed with a subscription to Expert Flyer, I knew the possibilities for a...
My answer is, actually, somewhat more than we...
My answer is, actually, somewhat more than we think we'll need. Beyond that, it's private.
If the cruise line won't let the OP book these...
If the cruise line won't let the OP book these two consecutive cruises, then the OP will not be on these two cruises. All the opinions concerning the nuances of PVSA are irrelevant as to the specific...
Remember the online travel website would function...
Remember the online travel website would function as your TA, with all the responsibilities and abilities of a brick and mortar shop or a big box store selling cruises. Personal service can vary...
Personally, I would go with the agent for the...
Personally, I would go with the agent for the benefits. Think of it this way, even the cruise line told you to go with the agent.
If the price drops, the agent will (most likely) match the price...
Occasionally I have experienced these symptoms...
Occasionally I have experienced these symptoms and it is irrelevant to me whether or not they qualify "officially" to be labeled MdDS. Fortunately my symptoms have always dissipated within a week or...
For those who have the means, it's a personal...
For those who have the means, it's a personal lifestyle decision. It wouldn't be mine. But as Keith mentioned, it's a great lifestyle for those who choose it.
If I wanted to book a cruise leaving tomorrow,...
If I wanted to book a cruise leaving tomorrow, I'd be on the phone asap with the cruise line. By the time you get replies here, it could be too late.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. (If some random poster...
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. (If some random poster answers "no", do not rely on that answer.) Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Experienced travelers on this board do have your best interest at heart. Do not...
Sadly, the policy exists because a significant...
Sadly, the policy exists because a significant number of people have tried to cheat. One of the couple buys the drink package, and tries to sneak their drinks to the spouse. That's the reason your...
Is there a problem with renewing your passport?...
Is there a problem with renewing your passport? If not, just do it. If there is a problem, work to resolve it quickly. In your situation, I would not be attempting to cruise without a passport.