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What El Niño means is slightly higher water temps...
What El Niño means is slightly higher water temps and above average rainfall. Our rainy season is pretty much over by March so I wouldn't expect El Niño to have much effect on your cruise. I...
I have brochures from the early '70s when I first...
I have brochures from the early '70s when I first cruised and the fares are remarkably similar. Yes, taxes and port fees have gone up; but the automatic gratuities are still below what I usually...
I've done the Dunn's River Falls excursion; I'm...
I've done the Dunn's River Falls excursion; I'm sorry to tell you that I will never get off the ship in Ocho Rios again. It is not worth the hassle you get from the very aggressive and rude vendors.
The Crowne Plaza in San Pedro is where a lot of...
The Crowne Plaza in San Pedro is where a lot of cruisers stay; it is very nice and only blocks from the terminal.

And a good friend just discovered the Best Western Plus; also very nice and very...
We really like Princess (except their new ships;...
We really like Princess (except their new ships; Royal and Regal), Holland America and Disney--especially if traveling with young children.

I've always had good luck booking cruises myself...
You don't have to have linked bookings to make...
You don't have to have linked bookings to make reservations for others for excursions or onboard activities--just their last name and their reservation number. But if you want to be together in the...
We like two places: The Embassy Suites on...
We like two places:

The Embassy Suites on 17th St.
http://www.hilton.com/search/es/us/FL/fort_lauderdale

and the Renaissance, also on 17th St....
7708 has a sliding glass door; I checked because...
7708 has a sliding glass door; I checked because I have 7408 on the other side. The only ones with doors are on Deck 8 and 9 directly above us.
Just go to the Super Shuttle station right...
Just go to the Super Shuttle station right outside the terminal and put in your name. They will put you on the first available shuttle. You don't even need a reservation as there is no way to know...
Milkman32, maybe you should take a look at this...
Milkman32, maybe you should take a look at this video to see if you really think you will be comfortable in this cabin with 3 adults. I agree with Peachy59 . . . .it's going to be tight.
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Yes, it is; I have it in May of next year.
Yes, it is; I have it in May of next year.
Rather than put Mom in the Pullman, you could...
Rather than put Mom in the Pullman, you could have the cabin bed set up as two twins and you could take the Pullman--you're not going to have any privacy anyway. ;)
One advantage of SuperShuttle or PrimeTime is...
One advantage of SuperShuttle or PrimeTime is that you can pay in advance--even the tip--so you have one less thing to deal with on what is already a very hectic day. And once you are on the freeway...
The 2-way radios were all the rage a few years...
The 2-way radios were all the rage a few years back. But I think people have just given up on them--for all the reasons stated above; but mainly because they just do not work that well on ships,...
I used to be skeptical, but after booking the air...
I used to be skeptical, but after booking the air through princess the last three cruises, I'm becoming a believer. The best part is getting to see all the available airlines and flight times and...
We went to Butchart Gardens off the Golden...
We went to Butchart Gardens off the Golden Princess just last Friday, and I have to tell you, it was a little disappointing. The ship was a little late so we didn't get to the Gardens until about...
Buyer Beware!
Buyer Beware!
Agree; we always schedule the shuttle for 10:00...
Agree; we always schedule the shuttle for 10:00 but if you are out earlier or later it doesn't really matter--there are plenty of shuttles running.
I had never even thought about cruising but I am...
I had never even thought about cruising but I am a professional musician and an agent called me one day and said he needed a sub to work the Summer on a ship. At first I turned him down; but the...
I've used both but had a couple of bad...
I've used both but had a couple of bad experiences with Prime Time and I've been using Super Shuttle ever since.
That would be quite a sight: 17,000 grt vs....
That would be quite a sight: 17,000 grt vs. 141,000 grt :eek:.
Here are two photos of Princess ships in the 70s:...
Here are two photos of Princess ships in the 70s:

the original Island Princess in Alaska in 1974;
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If you are looking for least expensive I would...
If you are looking for least expensive I would call or look online at SuperShuttle or Prime Time Shuttle. Both very reliable, frequent departures and very inexpensive compared to taxi or private...
Definitely go to Grand Cayman--clean, beautiful,...
Definitely go to Grand Cayman--clean, beautiful, safe. I've been to Ocho Rios once and I will never go back--it would be a deal-breaker on any cruise.
There are a lot of reasonably priced...
There are a lot of reasonably priced hotels/motels near the cruise terminal in San Pedro. Google hotels in San Pedro.

Super Shuttle would be a good way to get from LAX to your hotel the day...