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Purchase insurance for Cuba Cruise but already booked
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So I turned down the insurance offer when I booked the The Cuba Immersion on the Empress of the Seas sailing 09-15-18. Then after booking I thought "Jebus that's at the height of Hurricane...
Most Upsell offers don't start until 3 weeks...
Most Upsell offers don't start until 3 weeks before sailing and go right up to the day before if not enough people have accepted the offers. Some lucky cruisers have reported "upgrades" at the pier...
HAL EZ Air and Business Class fares
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I know EZ Air is a popular topic and some people report they have scored good discounts compared to shopping for airfare on their own. But I was wondering if anyone has had success at finding...
Leave a $5 HAL casino chip under your pillow...
Leave a $5 HAL casino chip under your pillow tonight, the upsell fairy loves casino chips. It works every time.

If you don't have a casino chip left over from you last cruise you can try an old...
Hi- We are doing the Signature Experience in...
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We are doing the Signature Experience in Buenos Aries before our South America Explorer or Adventurer can't remember what it's called. We are in a Vista suite and was included in the fare. The...
We only have a tiny tub in our condo which we...
We only have a tiny tub in our condo which we never use. So when we travel a tub is imperative to us because we don't have one in our regular lives. Yes I know all about the design trends to kill the...
Hi- After considering options for Cuba with...
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After considering options for Cuba with HAL and Oceania I decided to go with RCI's "Cuba Immersion" Cruise which is 8 days on the Empress of the Seas. The Empress is RCI's smallest and oldest...
I'm a librarian and was sad to see HAL slowly...
I'm a librarian and was sad to see HAL slowly kill off their libraries, but they where stale and really sad looking form a professional's perspective. Plus the added expense of staffing it with a...
Maybe this was the first ever "Hatfield's and...
Maybe this was the first ever "Hatfield's and McCoy's" theme cruise but they forgot to market it as such.
There is a head waiter making a fresh pasta dish...
There is a head waiter making a fresh pasta dish for lunch and dinner at a cooking station in club class dining. One night he did make a peach flambe night for desert. Other than that I couldn't tell...
Hi- If it's in your budget do the Misty...
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If it's in your budget do the Misty Fjords by float plane. It ain't cheap but a really great excursion which I think is Juneau.

-Paul
Thanks Chieftom- I didn't mean to insult...
Thanks Chieftom-

I didn't mean to insult anyone's intelligence about my not finding similar folks to us on the Grand Princess. And education level does not equivocate with intelligence (Abraham...
The mini bar is 2 mini bottles of Sky,...
The mini bar is 2 mini bottles of Sky, Beefeaters, Dewar's and some Cognac. Also the fridge had 2 beers, 2 mini bottles of champagne and various sodas. We did receive 2 bottles of water every night....
4 star mariner report on first Princess Cruise
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Just got off the Grand Princess on a 10 day RT Mexico from San Francisco, going to share some comparisons between the 2 brands since they are often thought of as very similar going after the...
11:05 am flight from MIA OK?
Hi RCI'ers

Cruising for the first time on RCI and out of Miami for the first time in Septermber, 2018. ( 4 stars on HAL) I'm assuming anything after 10:30 am is safe just like departures at FLL.
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I've had signature beverage package on just one...
I've had signature beverage package on just one cruise, on the Volendam in South East Asia, February 2017. On about the 3rd night of the 14 day cruise the bar server asked me if I wanted a double of...
I don't think the Maasdam is for sale, on our...
I don't think the Maasdam is for sale, on our recent cruise on the O-dam in Alaska they were really pushing "unique itineraries" and "explore deeper opportunities " with the Maasdam well into 2019....
I just booked it for our Sept 3 cruise on the...
I just booked it for our Sept 3 cruise on the O-dam, I'm looking forward to it. Since we are 4 stars we will get 50% back after we eat.

-Paul
You can always ask for a burger without a bun.
You can always ask for a burger without a bun.
Tips for a healthy cruise from medical professionals
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I got this from my health care provider and thought it useful, especially the idea to wipe everything down with sanitized wipes the first thing when you get in your cabin. There seems to be a...
Your Sea day will definitely be one of them, hard...
Your Sea day will definitely be one of them, hard to say since your cruise seems to be leaving a lot of ports after 18:00. And they are Gala nights now not Formal nights. The rules for dress are much...
Your right slidergirl, the new A350's will be the...
Your right slidergirl, the new A350's will be the first aircraft to feature "Premium Economy" on Delta and there is only one economy product and seat pitch.
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Not to add more confusion, but for DL flyers they...
Not to add more confusion, but for DL flyers they are adding "Premium Economy" to all international flights it just depends if the aircraft your flying on has had the new PE added. The seats will be...
Log onto your HAL account and go to Mariner...
Log onto your HAL account and go to Mariner Benefits there should be a link to claim you magazine subscriptions, I didn't know this either until I discovered it one day just by chance.

-Paul
Good to see Ultimate Texas Hold'em added to some...
Good to see Ultimate Texas Hold'em added to some casinos on HAL ships.

-Paul