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As a non-drinker and a person with a finite...
As a non-drinker and a person with a finite travel budget I'm among those who doesn't care to be "subsidizing" an all-inclusive alcohol policy that I can't take advantage of. But I see the value of...
A problem for her perhaps but not for us guys who...
A problem for her perhaps but not for us guys who appreciate a lovely petite woman :-)
I'm sure there's a thread elsewhere that covers...
I'm sure there's a thread elsewhere that covers this but here goes:

I'm another one of those guys who enjoys dressing up in a tux. If I go on an 8 day trans-Atlantic repositioning cruise on RSSC...
I've been checking out the SD discussions and...
I've been checking out the SD discussions and website since you made this suggestion. But their website specifcally states "rates based on double occupancy" and says to contact them for single...
And how might the SeaDream experience be for an...
And how might the SeaDream experience be for an affable, sociable and open minded 50 year old single person who does not drink alcohol? The reviews I've been reading seem to very frequently mention...
I found my best price by just planning an...
I found my best price by just planning an overnight stay in Lisbon (if I do this trip I think I may also spend a day or two in Funchal). Check prices from FNC to Lisbon and then check your Lisbon to...
If they went to Palau (don't think they do) I'd...
If they went to Palau (don't think they do) I'd be in scuba heaven. That area is said to be even better than Cozumel which makes it very good indeed. I will talk to a TA but I just now looked at the...
I wasn't actually calculating the single...
I wasn't actually calculating the single supplement for RSSC. I was operating under the assumption, quite possibly erroneous, that a single would be able to travel at the 2 for 1 price on RSSC even...
Great thread for my current research - really...
Great thread for my current research - really appreciate all the info here. I've only cruised twice, having been coaxed into it initially by a former GF two years ago. She'd been on Carnival 4 - 5...
Posted By phaelon56
I'm curious to know if there's anyone readng this...
I'm curious to know if there's anyone readng this thread who's cruised on Crystal and can offer a coffee aficionado's perspective on the coffee and espresso.

By aficionado I refer to someone...
Go to the Central America section of the...
Go to the Central America section of the scubaboard.com discusison forums

http://www.scubaboard.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24

There are some Costa Rica threads currently active there
Thanks for the info. It appears that I'll be...
Thanks for the info. It appears that I'll be bringing my own pillows when I finally get to cruise on Crystal.
I'm in research mode having just returned from...
I'm in research mode having just returned from only my second cruise. Both were on Princess and my former GF accompanied me on ythe first. She'd cruised a number of times on Carnival - based on an...
There was a useful link posted over in the...
There was a useful link posted over in the Princes forum earlier today

http://www.cozumelinsider.com/?Page=CruiseShips&Sort=Arrival

It shows all the ships arriving in Cozumel during the next...
Just curious - does Crystal's "pillow program"...
Just curious - does Crystal's "pillow program" invclude pillows that are eithjer 100% down or have a down center? It's what I use at home and rarely find hotel pillows that are comparable (although...
Posted By phaelon56
This is a possibility but even if they use a...
This is a possibility but even if they use a syrup based coffee concentrate on both upper and lower decks the coffee may taste different inthe two locations. I noticed a distinct difference between...
I already lost a $100 advance deposit when Maya...
I already lost a $100 advance deposit when Maya Ha went under the first time. No way I'll chance that again. It's a shame - my friend who went when they were first open raved about the whole...
I'll have to second the motion for diveskins. I...
I'll have to second the motion for diveskins. I paid about $40 - $45 for mine and it's one of the best investments I ever made. I'm one of those guys who can get sunburned just looking out the...
Several thoughts.... 1) If you don't mind a...
Several thoughts....

1) If you don't mind a pleasant 10 minute walk (literally) then skip the cab and just head to the left (south) at the end of the Costa Maya cruise ship pier. There's a path...
Best St. Thomas diving location choices?
Hello to all. I'll be in St. Thomas at the WICO dock on Nov 1 and plan to dive with Blue Island Diving. They're willign to accomdate my noon-diving GF as an extra passneger for $30 - very...
I've done only one shore dive in Coz - it was at...
I've done only one shore dive in Coz - it was at Blue Angel and was also my only nght dive. It was okay but the process of battling the current one way is a real PITA. Prices are competitive in Coz...
Most of the restaurants will have it but only...
Most of the restaurants will have it but only when it's in season. There's an outdoor seafood grill sort of place under a tent just past the main concentration of cafes and stores. It's on the right...
Belize City downtown shopping district in general...
Belize City downtown shopping district in general is fine for families during the day - even outside the secured shopping mall. That is day time only - it's a very uncool place to be at night.
Lots of good ops in Coz. I got my PADI AOW...
Lots of good ops in Coz. I got my PADI AOW certification with them and thought they were great but there are many others. Good rule of thumb is to avoid at all costs any cattle boat operators - the...
I agree that the cold ship cruise theory is...
I agree that the cold ship cruise theory is accurate and you'll also find much older people on Holland America - HAL has a reputation for having lots of much older people - i.e. 70's and and 80's....