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I agree with the others, On the toddlers it...
I agree with the others, On the toddlers it would be fine. On the adults-tacky.

Further, the other adults might enjoy the idea of dressing up and might be disappointed in your suggestion that...
I love cruising and I have particularly enjoyed...
I love cruising and I have particularly enjoyed cruises of 12 days. Longer cruises do tend to attract a slightly older passenger base.

If you've already done one Alaskan seven-day cruise that...
I'd recommend one of the Royal Caribbean cruises....
I'd recommend one of the Royal Caribbean cruises. Royal Caribbean has something for all ages and is great for both your children and the grandmothers in the group.

As for rooms, keep in mind the...
Assuming same length of cruise and similar costs,...
Assuming same length of cruise and similar costs, I have a slight preference for # 1. I enjoyed Hobart, Tazmania and Taruranga. Melbourne is a very nice city, but its a typical big city.
I took Supershuttle from LAX to the hotel I was...
I took Supershuttle from LAX to the hotel I was staying at about 1/2 mile from Port of LA in San Pedro in January. Port of LA is right next to the Port of San Pedro.

Very happy with Super...
Every cruise line may list some type of...
Every cruise line may list some type of single/solo meeting, but some cruise lines do it better than others.

I'd suggest joining your roll call for your cruise. There may be other single/solo...
I always thought the same thing, its the soap and...
I always thought the same thing, its the soap and scrubbing the hands together for a lengthy period of time followed by a good rinse that is effective,

But...both of these articles state that warm...
Thanks for sharing this. This article also...
Thanks for sharing this.

This article also links to another article on Norovirus which gives further info.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/norovirus-why-washing-your-hands-isnt-enough-1C8143996
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Its largely a matter of personal preference. ...
Its largely a matter of personal preference.

Hard sides luggage that is newer is made of a different material than the hard sided luggage of the past. It still opens up in the middle.

I have...
A lot depends on the position a crew member holds...
A lot depends on the position a crew member holds as to the working conditions.

So many good posts already with some great points and info.

Just to add my two cents:

I had dinner last...
I'd suggest sticking with RCCL but definitely...
I'd suggest sticking with RCCL but definitely cruise when all the kids are in school.

RCCL has the wow factor and has more overall energy given your ages than other excellent cruise lines such as...
The cruise is still a way off. Do you know of...
The cruise is still a way off. Do you know of anyone who would be interested in going in place of the person who cannot go? Carnival will switch out names. I don't remember the cost or if there is...
Please, don't take a pass on the CC meet and...
Please, don't take a pass on the CC meet and greet. That's like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, as the saying goes.

Did you read your roll calls? There are many wonderful, fun and...
I'd suggest taking a serious look at Eagle Creek...
I'd suggest taking a serious look at Eagle Creek brand. If you do a google search you can find the best price.

Eagle Creek has a life time guarantee. I had Samsonite prior to getting Eagle...
Correction: That should have read same company,...
Correction: That should have read same company, not same couple.

That's what happens when I try to cook dinner while reading cruisecritic.
I highly recommend southexcursions.com . They...
I highly recommend southexcursions.com . They will pick you up at your hotel or airport. We had them pick us up in Santiago at our hotel and they picked up another couple at the airport and then...
They didn't 2 years ago. We were checked in as...
They didn't 2 years ago. We were checked in as we arrived. The passenger port area is a bit distance from the dock where the ship is. After checking in and getting our cruise card we were boarded...
We also used South excursions.com. It was a...
We also used South excursions.com. It was a combination tour and transportation to Valparaiso. on the roll calls, I was able to find 2 couples who were also interested and signed up as six people...
I agree totally, which is why I called Princess...
I agree totally, which is why I called Princess to complain. Especially since by moving us to the other side of the ship she separated us from our family group (my daughter and her husband).
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First, I wouldn't worry about being across from...
First, I wouldn't worry about being across from the laundry, especially if this is an upgrade from an outside view or inside to a balcony. I'd say thank your lucky stars. I've been across from the...
Forum: Solo Cruisers
Posted By vmom
I'd highly suggest you touch base with your roll...
I'd highly suggest you touch base with your roll call for that cruise and go to the meet and greet.

Often you can meet people through the roll call or meet and greet to tour with or just have...
Wouldn't risk it. LA traffic is crazy. It being...
Wouldn't risk it. LA traffic is crazy. It being MLK day won't make a difference since most businesses will still be open. I've been stuck in traffic driving a relative to LAX and had her flight...
Bring your cruise card, a government issued id...
Bring your cruise card, a government issued id such as a drivers license, a credit card and some small amount of cash for any purchases you might make while in port.


Leave your passport in the...
I recently renewed my passport. Unlike the...
I recently renewed my passport.

Unlike the others, I renewed at 8 months before they expired. I wanted to be able to catch any last minute travel deals that came up and didn't want to stress out...
Thanks, that explains a lot and clears up my...
Thanks, that explains a lot and clears up my confusion. It sounds like the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are very close to each other which is why I was a bit confused when looking at...