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I can recall local food deliveries on much...
I can recall local food deliveries on much earlier cruises, but less now. The fish delivery in Ketchikan was the first I've seen in a few years. I think increased food safety concerns and...
We always do early seating. We don't like to eat...
We always do early seating. We don't like to eat late. But I do agree with other posters who found the compression of the afternoon difficult. For us, the main problem was going to lunch in the...
Well, they weren't brought on to be pets, so I...
Well, they weren't brought on to be pets, so I believe you. We saw a seafood truck on the dock when Amsterdam was in Ketchikan. I think salmon was on the menu that night...
I agree. I suppose it's better than the old last...
I agree. I suppose it's better than the old last night "event" with the juggling veggies, etc. But we struggle to find something we want on the last night. And we're easy to please and generally...
You sound very adaptable! You will find less...
You sound very adaptable! You will find less nightlife than what you're used to, and things quiet down earlier.

If you like dinner in the MDR, you'll find the service is excellent, and the...
Not sure what you're asking about. Ocean view is...
Not sure what you're asking about. Ocean view is a window or porthole. Do you mean a regular balcony cabin (often similar in size to ocean view) as opposed to the larger "suite" balcony cabins?
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There will probably be lobster tail on one of the...
There will probably be lobster tail on one of the Gala Nights. No idea where it will come from, but it will be cold-water lobster, the species that lives around Maine.
Have you noticed that Homer is looking a bit worn...
Have you noticed that Homer is looking a bit worn from all the people touching him?

Thanks for the tip about the silver QE2. I'll look for it when we're on QE. If I could have taken home just one...
Does anyone remember the comedian George Gobel?...
Does anyone remember the comedian George Gobel? He used to say that he felt like a pair of brown shoes in a world full of tuxedos.

I agree on the suggestions to purchase, especially if you're...
For Alaska the corner afts are fantastic! That...
For Alaska the corner afts are fantastic! That was our first corner aft. I thought I'd only want/need it for Alaska, but once I had one, I was hooked.

I've been in a deck 5 corner aft. Yes, it's...
Once in an aft wrap suite was enough for me....
Once in an aft wrap suite was enough for me. Every chance I get!

For me, it's all about the big balcony and great views, even on sea days. That said, I would think twice about an aft for a long...
We used that service and it was very convenient....
We used that service and it was very convenient. IIRC, our flight was around 2 PM, but we could have nade a 1PM flight, and we did not rush to get off the ship.

One caveat--although the ship will...
It wasn't easy! Because,...
It wasn't easy!






Because, sadly, some people are inconsiderate pigs. :mad:

Most people do fold dry clothes they remove from a dryer. On one of our recent crossings, one of the small...
I have no problem with peace and quiet. I like to...
I have no problem with peace and quiet. I like to sit and read, and the music would be annoying. I see more people reading poolside than sleeping.
I'm on a cruise in May and the tours only...
I'm on a cruise in May and the tours only recently showed up, so you have a while to wait.

Exc tours are the shore excursions. It's HAL's new name for them. If your cruise is one that is offered...
In no particular order (because I can't decide...
In no particular order (because I can't decide which is most important), the dress code/formal nights, the great variety of LIVE music all around the ship, and the excellent speaker program.
Once in a while, you see gloves. I say go for it....
Once in a while, you see gloves. I say go for it. Last summer, I saw a woman in a stunning outfit for black-and-white night. White full-skirted gown, wide black sash, long black gloves. Elegant!
I've heard that story, too. Didn't know she was...
I've heard that story, too. Didn't know she was put off the ship.

Last summer, someone hijacked the dryer I was using. I got back to the launderette, opened the dryer door, and was surprised to...
The insurer I use covers pre-existing conditions...
The insurer I use covers pre-existing conditions if we buy the insurance within 14 days of making the booking. They never ask if we have any such conditions. The coverage is automatic.
Your personal experience matches mine. I have...
Your personal experience matches mine. I have seen more people without lanyards than with.

Personally, I dislike them and won't wear one unless I'm on some kind of tour that requires them. I wore...
I thought the first one was to be in December.
I thought the first one was to be in December.
I see a colon and a d. I typed :d and I got the...
I see a colon and a d. I typed :d and I got the same. It's case sensitive.

I typed a colon and a D and got the smilie :D
(bold is mine) I agree! It definitely sounds like...
(bold is mine) I agree! It definitely sounds like a perk for NS passengers, but it isn't.

As to the printer, there may be a printer in more lounges than people are aware of. On one of the Vistas,...
I simply emailed my travel agent the other day...
I simply emailed my travel agent the other day with my preferred date and a list of "if possible" cabins. Got my first choice. She said the Cunard computers were terrible today, so for those of you...
If you can carry everything off yourself, the...
If you can carry everything off yourself, the early disembarkation should be OK. I wouldn't book anything that early, but I'm a worrier.