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A few years ago, there was an increase in pirate...
A few years ago, there was an increase in pirate activity in the Indian Ocean especially around the Horn of Africa. We took 4 cruises thru the area at that time. Each cruise, we had a pirate drill...
It is up to you. If you feel you have gotten...
It is up to you. If you feel you have gotten service above and beyond, then giveextra
You must get it cleared in advance. The cruise...
You must get it cleared in advance. The cruise line will co-ordinate getting permission.

Unless Stockholm is a debarkation port for the cruise, there will be no discount.
Many of the European cruises have more ports for...
Many of the European cruises have more ports for the length of the cruise than Caribbean ones.
You may want to ask this in the Celebrity section...
You may want to ask this in the Celebrity section to get better info.

I do not understand why you would want to eliminate gratuities. They go to the people who work very hard to make your cruise...
The cabin steward is in the hall the afternoon...
The cabin steward is in the hall the afternoon you board. He/she will speak to everyone in the cabins they are responsible for. That would be the time to discuss what you would want done. It is...
We take the shuttle from the Embassy Suites to...
We take the shuttle from the Embassy Suites to the port
You may want to call your cruise lines to find...
You may want to call your cruise lines to find out which language(s) are spoken on board
Like the others above, we have always found the...
Like the others above, we have always found the start time for tours in tender ports will be the time to meet in one of the lounges. From there you will be escorted to the tender
On Princess, the times listed are suggestions,...
On Princess, the times listed are suggestions, not mandates. Checkin usually starts about 11 or 11:30, boarding noon or so
No limit on Princess
No limit on Princess
For FLL, throw in the nearby shops if you need...
For FLL, throw in the nearby shops if you need anything for the cruise. Within walking distance of the port are Publix (grocery store) and Total Wines & More.
Since you did not specify the cruise line, it is...
Since you did not specify the cruise line, it is hard for us to help you. on some lines he will be fine. On others, he will be sent to the buffet
You will not be able to sail from NYC to Miami. I...
You will not be able to sail from NYC to Miami. I won't bore you will the legal details, but just accept that it is illegal. Your cruise will have to either start or end in a non-US port or return to...
Welcome to Cruise Critic. You will do better...
Welcome to Cruise Critic.
You will do better asking this on the Oceania section of these boards
"Worth it" is always subjective. Lots of groups...
"Worth it" is always subjective. Lots of groups offer cruises as a fundraiser. Only you can decide if the benefits are worth the extra cost.
You will get better responses by posting on the...
You will get better responses by posting on the cruise line for the Glory
Near the Grill there are tables and chairs. You...
Near the Grill there are tables and chairs. You can use one of them.
Predicting weather 14 months out is merely...
Predicting weather 14 months out is merely guessing.
It just takes a little planning. Leaving a note...
It just takes a little planning. Leaving a note on the door if things change.
The answer will really depend on how the cruise...
The answer will really depend on how the cruise is marketed. We have been on several Asian cruises with Princess. They were not widely marketed in China or Japan, so the passenger mix was similar to...
We spent 2 days with a guide and driver from Alla...
We spent 2 days with a guide and driver from Alla Tours. 5 passengers in our group
I know of no source of the type statistics you...
I know of no source of the type statistics you are looking for. As said above, lots of anecdotal information, but nothing scientific
At most ports, there are taxis outside the...
At most ports, there are taxis outside the terminal.