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Havana Club Rum is sold at BevMo in the US -under...
Havana Club Rum is sold at BevMo in the US -under $20/bottle. Fairly mediocre. Try Mount Gay or Appleton.
While you may have a credit card with "no foreign...
While you may have a credit card with "no foreign transaction fee," you are subject to exchange rate differentials (buy vs sell the foreign "currency") when your credit card company posts the debit....
Place large suitcases (top open) under bed for...
Place large suitcases (top open) under bed for extra storage.
Best exchange rates are usually bank ATMs. Use...
Best exchange rates are usually bank ATMs. Use your own bank ATM card (NEVER a credit card) with the same logos on back as on the machine. At home, use banks that rebate ATM fees of other banks. In...
King top on two twins - splittable if you so...
King top on two twins - splittable if you so desire.
The drive from Messina to Taormina is pretty much...
The drive from Messina to Taormina is pretty much a straight shot along the coast (though it would be a shame not to head up to one or two of the hill towns.
For the best guide in the area, do check...
"six of one" or "half dozen of the other." if you...
"six of one" or "half dozen of the other." if you want something new, different and better, try changing cruise industry "segments" and move to premium or luxury lines.
Also - instructions in the desk and on the TV.
Also - instructions in the desk and on the TV.
ATW segment waitlist
I actually got the last B1 for that segment several weeks ago while onboard Insignia. By the time we departed at LA, my understanding was that the ship was "sold out" (at least, fully "deposited")...
Taking a car into San Francisco, particularly...
Taking a car into San Francisco, particularly with the thought of leaving it overnight(s) is really a very bad idea (both cost and break-ins.
https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2018/sf-car-breakins/...
Yet another negative associated with big cruise...
Yet another negative associated with big cruise ships (i.e., anything more than 1,250 passengers)?
When it comes to the specific question of cruise...
When it comes to the specific question of cruise food quality, I'd be more interested in what magazines like Bon Appetit have to say.
Perhaps on a cruise ship that no one would want...
Perhaps on a cruise ship that no one would want to be on given what you'd get for less than the cost of a fleabag hotel.
Santiago is not a port. Perhaps you mean...
Santiago is not a port. Perhaps you mean Valparaiso or San Antonio.
The questions you also need to ask are: What...
The questions you also need to ask are:
What time does the airline close check in for international flights.
How long will security clearance take.

That said: IMO your timeline is a very bad...
Oceania IS food and that includes all dietary...
Oceania IS food and that includes all dietary types.
Huh? The GDR and Terrace Café on Oceania ships...
Huh?
The GDR and Terrace Café on Oceania ships offer a truly broad menu (with little repetition over time) including varying features from the specialty restaurants. On the other hand, the specialty...
Thanks for making my point from another...
Thanks for making my point from another direction.
What some "wannabe do-gooders" refuse to do is examine/respect the "bigger picture."
There are far too many variables to make a...
There are far too many variables to make a blanket statement about "no interference." The truth remains that your car's location at any particular time with certain meteorological conditions will...
In a sense, you are helping to make my point (and...
In a sense, you are helping to make my point (and I'll also address some other related posts with this observation):

Some folks (not necessarily you) just don't get past the first thing they read...
Are You a Specialty Restaurant Enthusiast Because of Poor Food Quality in the MDR?
What you are referring to speaks to the "net daily rate" (where you take all required and desired optional costs PLUS the cabin cost and divide it by the number of cruise days).
Apparently, a lot...
There are already organized/experienced NGOs that...
There are already organized/experienced NGOs that know what may be needed and have the policies/procedures/mechanisms to deliver those items in an efficacious way.
Why can't "wannabe do-gooders"...
OP said "GOOD food."
OP said "GOOD food."
Understood. Nonetheless, O's "different approach"...
Understood. Nonetheless, O's "different approach" on most things (whether excursions, prestige liquor package, etc) is value laden when compared to other cruise lines.