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Do the math. Generally less than 10 percent (its...
Do the math. Generally less than 10 percent (its about 6 percent on large ships) of passengers participate in CC "Roll Call" threads. Many are not aware but most simply read. The highest ratio I...
Its not that easy for us "mature" folks. The...
Its not that easy for us "mature" folks. The best is to overnight in hotel in the town and go very early in the morning. It can get very warm (hot). A good option is to walk down and ride back up....
Its all just business marketing to get you to buy...
Its all just business marketing to get you to buy more than you will ever need and put money in Celebrity's coffers. There is zero concern that a "guest" will benefit. Get over it.
Good summary. The really best way to see...
Good summary. The really best way to see "Africa" is on a land tour: the pre or post tours either with Azamara or easily arranged privately. Being in the "bush" so to speak provides a unique...
Its really not that cold, folks. Expedition on...
Its really not that cold, folks. Expedition on Fram south of the Antarctic Circle year ago February and ambient temps were in the low to mid 30s. Wind chill across the deck can increase relative...
How do you think that RCCI was able to pay...
How do you think that RCCI was able to pay $2Billion for a 2/3rds stake in Seabourne?
Save some $$$ and just do a tour of the 100 best...
Save some $$$ and just do a tour of the 100 best Burgers in America:

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-burgers-in-america-burger-quest
"Burgers" are not the reason to cruise or select...
"Burgers" are not the reason to cruise or select a ship/line. Try itineraries/ports. Appears this is more of an effort to seek attention.
Yes. Delta is one of the better US carriers for...
Yes. Delta is one of the better US carriers for not losing luggage, losing only 1.82 bags per 1,000. However, if its your bag and you have just flown 8,000 miles to get on a ship, it can become a...
Forum: Cruise Air
Posted By Globehoppers
I always try to book airfare 300-330 days out. ...
I always try to book airfare 300-330 days out. Rely more frequently on cruise line air for final purchase than directly with the airline. Never book through a consolidator. Two years ago we toured...
Four hours today on the phone with EZ Air. Well,...
Four hours today on the phone with EZ Air. Well, 3 of those on hold waiting for a live person...

Notified by Delta that first leg of flights to SYD had been changed from non-stop to LAX then...
Exact same experience with Delta about 18 months...
Exact same experience with Delta about 18 months ago. They advertise Comfort Plus (its not) as being available for booking across domestic and international flights on one reservation. I spent...
Another factor to consider is that CBP has...
Another factor to consider is that CBP has increased "randomized" checks/searches of passengers. I was "picked" for that wonderful experience even with Global Entry/Precheck. Spouse was not. Takes...
Traveled to Antarctica below the Circle last...
Traveled to Antarctica below the Circle last February on Fram. Great trip and wonderful ship. Camera system was a Nikon 7200 ¾ frame with a Nikkor 18-300 zoom for an effective 27-450mm system. ...
Its really the airlines themselves changing...
Its really the airlines themselves changing routing or increasing prices. "Flight Ease" is the same as Princess "EZ Air." Several EZ Air threads over the years have discussed airline routing...
Last year the world produced 500,000,000 tons of...
Last year the world produced 500,000,000 tons of plastic, much of it ended up in land fills or in the ocean. And the amount produced each year is growing. The major cruise lines have started...
Suggest the decision be price based since they...
Suggest the decision be price based since they are close to each other. Last year we flew TAP business out of MIA to VCE and back from FCO for about $1,000 less than FLL. However, returning from a...
In reality, its the insurance company better that...
In reality, its the insurance company better that you won't die or be injured, and you are betting that you will.
Viator and Trip Advisor are the same company. ...
Viator and Trip Advisor are the same company. Viator is a consolidator/broker for local excursions offered by small companies.
I would. Having been there before (we have also)...
I would. Having been there before (we have also) the risks appear to outweigh the gains of visiting St Petersburg under the current conditions. Need to remember that Russia is NOT a democracy and...
Not tipping a tour director is inappropriate. ...
Not tipping a tour director is inappropriate. They are not Celebrity employees. Tour companies, such as Tauck (a US company), suggest $8-10/day per person for their guided tours. We have provided...
"May the odds be ever in your favor..."
"May the odds be ever in your favor..."
Randomized once at FCO where security pawed...
Randomized once at FCO where security pawed through and swabbed every item in my carryon (we have Global Entry which includes TSA Precheck). Not that much fun but good to see them doing random...
Have never used acetazolamide for altitude...
Have never used acetazolamide for altitude adjustment/sickness. In a group last year in Lhasa (12,000 feet) and don't believe anyone used "altitude sickness" pills. The hotel did have an "oxygen...