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I used to have a Digital Wallet (battery operated...
I used to have a Digital Wallet (battery operated hard drive/card reader) but the cost/capacity of SD cards meand I can carry eight or more SD cards, each large enough for weeks of photos, in a case...
Curtain. But the shower's roomier than QE/QV.
Curtain. But the shower's roomier than QE/QV.
Depends on the line. Lots of closets on two HAL...
Depends on the line. Lots of closets on two HAL cruises, most of which can be converted between shelves or hanging closets.
You can ask about your second leg assignment near...
You can ask about your second leg assignment near the end of the first leg, and request a change/no change as you wish.
They didn't enforce the dress code in the Royal...
They didn't enforce the dress code in the Royal Court Theatre before the change; why would you expect them to start now?
October is in the high season for hurricanes, but...
October is in the high season for hurricanes, but they'll make sure you have a nice week whether at your scheduled ports, or some different ports, or additional sea days. Just relax and remember...
Not sure when that happened - we had slippers on...
Not sure when that happened - we had slippers on QM2 over Christmas.
You can snorkel at HMC; there's an area at the...
You can snorkel at HMC; there's an area at the left end of the beach as you face the water. I didn't do it so I can't report.
If you can do two weeks, HAL's 14 day round trip...
If you can do two weeks, HAL's 14 day round trip itinerary out of Seattle gets you everything except Skagway and Glacier Bay (but two other glacier fjords instead).
Despite my post above, that's where I am now. If...
Despite my post above, that's where I am now. If I don't see a good reason to pay extra to travel on Cunard vs. Princess or HAL (and there are reasons aside from dress code, IMO) I'll spend my cruise...
The point is you can go away if you wish and...
The point is you can go away if you wish and Cunard will survive without you. If there us no other line that's formal enough for you, maybe the problem isn't all the cruise lines.
I wear gym clothes to and from the gym and change...
I wear gym clothes to and from the gym and change & shower in my room. I'm up at ~6:30 (whatever the time is when the gym opens) and back to my room within about an hour.

If one uses the gym later...
People routinely observe that Cunard drinks...
People routinely observe that Cunard drinks prices are on par with those in a resort hotel of a calibre that Cunard ships represent (or purport to represent). Similarly I think Cunard's wine list is...
There are already more than 45 once a year...
There are already more than 45 once a year passengers for every Cunard £30,000/year passenger, and I suspect as many new passengers annually.
FWIW, Cunard has the same Veterans benefit as...
FWIW, Cunard has the same Veterans benefit as Princess. Its not obvious up front (they say it includes retired military) but when you get to where they define the required documentation all they need...
I couldn't believe how dark Carnival Pride was,...
I couldn't believe how dark Carnival Pride was, and there was a lot of purple.

HAL has seemed to be ok until the last sea day (when they seem to schedule all of the Mariners Club events) and you...
I've posted 11 (oops, now 12) times and I'm not...
I've posted 11 (oops, now 12) times and I'm not all that wound up about it. If the experience no longer justifies the cost I'll move along to another line with lower fares that's generally easier to...
It's been a long long time since I booked cruise...
It's been a long long time since I booked cruise air in conjunction with a Princess cruise but I'm pretty sure I was able to select dates, flights, etc.
What country are you booking from? ...
What country are you booking from?

Refundability of cruise deposits varies according to where you live/book. In the UK deposits are nonrefundable as a rule while in the US most deposits are...
The most you currently get is one-cruise status...
The most you currently get is one-cruise status on a partner line. What that actually gives you varies. While our cruise cards showed one-star Mariner status on our first HAL cruise we weren't...
I've only ever put one on the outside (although...
I've only ever put one on the outside (although one per handle makes sense) but I also put an unfolded one in the suitcase on top of the contents.

If you're flying to the cruise you also need to...
I was surprised not to find gym hours published...
I was surprised not to find gym hours published anywhere in the Daily Programmes from my most recent cruise. My memory is 6:00 or 6:30.
I've viewed several launches from Titusville and...
I've viewed several launches from Titusville and traffic was never an issue. I agree that the situation for that launch was a perfect storm.

Port Canaveral is also a great location to watch the...
We did a very low cost week on Carnival, asking...
We did a very low cost week on Carnival, asking "How bad can it be?" We found out. I don't have the desire to go on Carnival again but sometimes their newer ships look tempting.

We mostly are on...
I got to sit next to the pilot on a short...
I got to sit next to the pilot on a short seaplane hop from the Juneau airport to an island where we did a bear watching trip.
The bears were the highlight of the day but the plane ride over and...