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These mostly seem to be about forgetting to pack...
These mostly seem to be about forgetting to pack things. Mine included.

But our biggest SMH was arriving at the port and our ship wasn't there. Thankfully we were a day early instead of a day...
We stayed in a hotel the night before a cruise...
We stayed in a hotel the night before a cruise out of Houston. Our DIL informed us she needed to find a place to buy socks. She had failed to pack any for herself. She bought a package with a...
I'm sorry, but saving seats for people with...
I'm sorry, but saving seats for people with higher numbers bugs me to no end.

On one flight we were on a woman was trying to save two whole rows. The others joined her in what was probably the...
I guess I must be one of the nitpickers re: the...
I guess I must be one of the nitpickers re: the food. We really, truly did NOT enjoy a single meal in the MDR. Between choices that didn't appeal to us (subjective, I know) or cold, tough and tiny...
Maybe the dress code difference was that we were...
Maybe the dress code difference was that we were in My Time Dining, not traditional. But on every other cruise we've been on, My Time (or Anytime or whatever) was treated the same. I think maybe...
BillOh, you are obviously a man of great...
BillOh, you are obviously a man of great intelligence, LOL.

We couldn't figure out if the cold and barely warm food was the kitchen's fault or the servers. At one point I counted 17 meals on the...
If you are looking to save money, DO NOT book the...
If you are looking to save money, DO NOT book the Days Inn on Broward. While our room was OK despite horrible reviews of the place, there are no restaurants nearby, we waited over an hour for the...
Freedom of the Seas, December 3-9
Some thoughts about our Freedom of the Seas cruise last week:

There apparently is NO dress code. Not that it bothers me one iota, but I was surprised at the men in shorts and t-shirts in the MDR...
Never fly in the day of, or out the last day of a...
Never fly in the day of, or out the last day of a cruise. Too stressful.

I can't believe we used to fly in on the day of. And not just domestic ones. Auckland, NZ. Copenhagen. London.

And...
Nothing stolen on 70+ cruises on multiple cruise...
Nothing stolen on 70+ cruises on multiple cruise lines and we almost never use the safe. Electronics, cameras, jewelry, purchased items, nothing at all. Most stuff left out in plain view.
Internet Charges
Is the per day charge for just one device or for one device at a time? Can I use the same package on both my laptop and my tablet as long as only one is connected at a time?
My husband scared me to death on a cruise that...
My husband scared me to death on a cruise that left from Rome. The morning we were supposed to head to the ship, he was so sick he could barely get out of bed. I could just see us being stranded in...
Not exactly the same, but we've flown from...
Not exactly the same, but we've flown from Columbus, Ohio, to Sydney, Australia, and back many times. What we do is fly to (in our case) Los Angeles, stay overnight, then fly the rest of the way the...
Harrah's still gives free parking to Diamond...
Harrah's still gives free parking to Diamond players. Just used it a few days ago.

It isn't hard to walk from Harrah's to the port. We've done it many times. It would be about the same from the...
I do remember reading about an Alaskan cruise...
I do remember reading about an Alaskan cruise ship having to leave port before their own tours returned. Tides, or wind, or something like that. They had to transfer the tour passengers to the next...
My poor husband got seasick snorkeling. The up...
My poor husband got seasick snorkeling. The up and down waves and him looking at the bottom did it.
Two places: FIrst is kind of hard to believe. ...
Two places: FIrst is kind of hard to believe. We have experienced really rough seas between New York City and Miami TWICE. And second, there is a spot south of Acapulco where two mountains act...
Only once did we have a problem with it. Can't...
Only once did we have a problem with it. Can't remember which cruise line or ship, but there was live music in the dining room. A couple of times we were seated so close that we couldn't hold a...
After a nail biting experience with seriously...
After a nail biting experience with seriously delayed connecting flights and finally making it to LA for a flight to Auckland, NZ, we found out on a stop in Fiji that our luggage didn't make it. It...
Two come to mind: The lady who approached...
Two come to mind:

The lady who approached our table on the first night and said, "You would think they would seat us suite passengers with better people."

The lady who sat on the steps with art...
I wouldn't wish vertigo on my worst enemy. I...
I wouldn't wish vertigo on my worst enemy. I spent nearly a whole day in an ER with vomiting so bad they performed a CT scan to make sure I hadn't ruptured my stomach. I'd hate to think what that...
Strange that they would do it from the bridge. ...
Strange that they would do it from the bridge. Wouldn't it be easier from a lower deck?
I also take an extra week's worth of prescription...
I also take an extra week's worth of prescription medicines just in case going home would get delayed.
I take a dental adhesive repair kit. I have a...
I take a dental adhesive repair kit. I have a number of crowns and one permanent bridge. I don't know if I could really glue something back if it fell off, but I'd like to try.
We love Harrah's but it can be pricey if you...
We love Harrah's but it can be pricey if you aren't a Caesar's Total Rewards member.