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I am on Ama for a December Danube cruise from...
I am on Ama for a December Danube cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg. I know the weather will be vastly different, but your impressions of the ship life are nicely done. I'll be reading along.
I don't buy clothes that wrinkle badly. Period. I...
I don't buy clothes that wrinkle badly. Period. I don't iron on a regular basis at home, why would I do it when on vacation?
Add Lindblad / National Geographic and some of...
Add Lindblad / National Geographic and some of Hurtigruten's ships to the list.
At the pool on the ship, all I have with me is my...
At the pool on the ship, all I have with me is my ship card and a book. I don't secure them to anything.

If I am swimming or snorkeling from a beach, my ship card, credit card, and some cash are...
There is a big range in "water shoes". For...
There is a big range in "water shoes".

For snorkeling off of beaches and walking around Hawaiian lava rocks, I use Ocean Pro Dive Booties. They fit in my fins, so I literally wear them into the...
Black sand beaches are great, as long as you keep...
Black sand beaches are great, as long as you keep your reef shoes on.
Passport, credit card, prescriptions
Passport, credit card, prescriptions
I sailed the Rhine last November from Basel to...
I sailed the Rhine last November from Basel to Amsterdam, and the temps ranged from cool and sunny to downright cold and rainy. Between sweaters / light dress jackets and a waterproof rain coat, I...
A pair of slacks and a decent top. Some people...
A pair of slacks and a decent top. Some people dressed up a bit more. Others didn't change out of what they had been wearing during the day.
There are a few select people with whom I will...
There are a few select people with whom I will share a cabin. (I can count them on one hand.) If those people are not able to go, I pay for my own cabin.
Viking is very non-formal. Pants and a decent...
Viking is very non-formal. Pants and a decent shirt are all that is required at dinner. Daytime is casual.

You will need Euros if you want pocket cash while touring around. ATMs are easily...
In Basel, the Hotel Basel is in a great location....
In Basel, the Hotel Basel is in a great location. The rooms are comfortable, and the included breakfast is really great.
Windstar! ...
Windstar!

https://www.windstarcruises.com/cruise/greece/treasures-of-the-greek-isles/?id=10&sid=1674
Just one hate -- the photographers clogging the...
Just one hate -- the photographers clogging the gang ways and piers! And popping up in the middle of dinner, and trying to rope you in to posing on "Formal Night." They have a job to do. I get it....
I don't understand traveling in a bubble, either....
I don't understand traveling in a bubble, either. But there are lots of people who don't understand managing your own luggage on public transportation and renting apartments instead of hotel rooms....
24 days with Lindblad, exploring Western...
24 days with Lindblad, exploring Western Greenland and the Canadian arctic. We only stopped at 4 towns on the entire trip. The sun never set - which was very weird - and it was simply amazing.
Just a note; Those of us traveling "light" do...
Just a note; Those of us traveling "light" do laundry along the way. I don't wear dirty clothes. I wash them between wearings.
So, very true! And for Pete's sake, yelling...
So, very true!

And for Pete's sake, yelling in English is not going to help you when the waiter only speaks French. What will help you is being apologetic that you don't speak the language,...
I do this as well. My meds were checked when...
I do this as well. My meds were checked when returning home through Zurich last year.
This is exactly what I do. There is only one...
This is exactly what I do. There is only one overseas flight. There are lots of commuter flights. I go with an early commuter flight.
The decent beers I found on Emerald Princess last...
The decent beers I found on Emerald Princess last winter were in cans: Guiness and Boddingtons.
I've run into this a few times, especially when...
I've run into this a few times, especially when opening accounts at different banks. I need my first marriage certificate (that was 26 years ago!), my second marriage certificate, my divorce decree,...
I just have my original birth certificate from...
I just have my original birth certificate from 1970.
I agree with the others - if your birth certificate is getting that worn, get a passport.
I've arrived without my bag a few times. Twice...
I've arrived without my bag a few times. Twice it was on the next flight coming in. I waited an hour, my bag arrived, and I went on with a slight delay. Once, it took 3 days to arrive. I was...
I prefer soft sided, with 2 sturdy wheels. My...
I prefer soft sided, with 2 sturdy wheels. My nephew is a baggage handler. The little wheels on spinner bags just beg to be broken off.