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Your proposal is great up to the point of after...
Your proposal is great up to the point of after you cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Downtown Brooklyn and the nearby neighborhoods are terrific, but not so for the area near the Red Hook cruise terminal....
We are just back from a month in Amsterdam, which...
We are just back from a month in Amsterdam, which was sublime. Museums, cafes, great food, and spectacular canal houses. We were never ever bored. But if you have only one day, there is plenty to...
Yes, having a casino available is important...
Yes, having a casino available is important enough to me that I did not consider a Viking ocean booking, even though the price was good and the itinerary excellent.
We have disembarked at Southampton several times...
We have disembarked at Southampton several times and never found an ATM at the terminal. Otherwise, we always obtain foreign currency at an ATM once we arrive. Most competitive exchange rates and...
We've had both high seas and low seas in...
We've had both high seas and low seas in November, but it's never been warm.
For me it's a no-brainer: Late seating, and it...
For me it's a no-brainer: Late seating, and it will be very easy to change as late is less popular. On a westbound, with the extra hours, eating late will not throw your tummies into turmoil. We...
Bad news. We board the Rotterdam in 3 days.
Bad news. We board the Rotterdam in 3 days.
Aren't all the casinos on HAL smoke free? Just...
Aren't all the casinos on HAL smoke free? Just off a Princess ship where there was smoking on most nights in the casino. An extra reason to not sail Princess again...as if I needed any more!
There is probably a bathroom somewhere, but...
There is probably a bathroom somewhere, but refreshments??? As they say in Brooklyn...Fahgeddaboutit! I probably spelled that wrong. Brooklynese is a foreign language for poor me.
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By tv24
You asked a good question, Steve. As the...
You asked a good question, Steve. As the gathering is at 5:00, one can show up at the Commodore Club in casual attire. But we have been there when the magical dress code hour of 6:00 arrived and...
Silly me. I have always been happy with the...
Silly me. I have always been happy with the beverages supplied on board without any package. I'd use my OBC on internet and excursions.
We've had a couple of uncomfortable experiences...
We've had a couple of uncomfortable experiences with strangers at meals, and my DH is more than a bit shy, so we request a table for 2. But in the Grills, we have enjoyed some (not all!)...
There are hotels that provide free parking if you...
There are hotels that provide free parking if you stay at the hotel, but they are all out by the airport. For instance we did this at the Radisson a few years ago, and at the Larkspur Suites even...
Happy to read positive comments. We are...
Happy to read positive comments. We are considering the Veendam for next spring.
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By tv24
Absolutely true, and of course the history is...
Absolutely true, and of course the history is more than just slang and code words. It's also a history of danger and oppression that happily in some parts of the world, we are recovering from. May...
I found the NA fitness center to be very...
I found the NA fitness center to be very well-equipped and underutilized, even on a Christmas cruise that was over sold out. I was quite happy and there every afternoon.
All cruise ship lines' pricing can make you...
All cruise ship lines' pricing can make you crazy. I once met a wise woman on a cruise who said to the this effect: Everyone on this cruise has paid a different fare. If we discussed and shared...
I've seen these rooms and think they're...
I've seen these rooms and think they're beautifully designed. I would be very happy in one of them. However the price is rather high and sometimes it's less expensive to book a double room with ...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By tv24
I wear the dark suit, and my black coat does...
I wear the dark suit, and my black coat does double-duty with other clothes. Unfortunately my tux does not fit well anymore so it stays in the basement hoping for better days. As your DH looks...
Useful information as we are thinking of an...
Useful information as we are thinking of an upgrade, a bit expensive. Thanks to all.
I haven't sailed the Coral Princess. But I would...
I haven't sailed the Coral Princess. But I would expect similar crowded conditions, poor quality buffet, etc. Princess' big attraction is their affordability, but it is hard to support quality at...
We board the Rotterdam in 9 days, so all of these...
We board the Rotterdam in 9 days, so all of these positive comments are very welcome. Thanks to all.
Short answer...Yes! Travel the Grand Princess if...
Short answer...Yes! Travel the Grand Princess if you want a bargain down-market cruise, low prices huge crowds, standing room only in theaters, long waits for the elevators, no quiet place for a...
Lots of passengers enjoy early morning workouts. ...
Lots of passengers enjoy early morning workouts. It's a popular thing.