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I have organized cabin crawls on three different...
I have organized cabin crawls on three different cruises. If you have a lot of sea days, it is a great idea. I wouldn't try doing it on a cruise with a port intensive itinerary.
Someone on the...
Worst thing about some of the MED cruises out of...
Worst thing about some of the MED cruises out of Barcelona is having to pay the Spanish VAT tax. You will pay it unless the cruise stops at a non-EU port on the cruise.

Barcelona is great, make...
We did the Sun to Alaska in September 2016 and it...
We did the Sun to Alaska in September 2016 and it was the best NCL cruise we had done. The MDR food and service was excellent.
If you haven't done a British Isles cruise, DO...
If you haven't done a British Isles cruise, DO IT. Sorry, we took one Caribbean cruise and that was enough. It was OK, but compared to cruising the MED or the British Isles, it paled.

A balcony...
We have been a part of a Murder Mystery on one...
We have been a part of a Murder Mystery on one cruise and organized one on another. It is a lot of fun.
We have done one 23 day Transpacific cruise on...
We have done one 23 day Transpacific cruise on Royal C, as well as two B2B cruises for a total of 28 and 25 days. What we got tired of on the B2B cruises was the repeated production shows.

One...
Sometimes X has excursions expressly for B2B...
Sometimes X has excursions expressly for B2B passengers. We did one of Cambridge, England on our B2B.
Thanks, perhaps we will try to change some times.
Thanks, perhaps we will try to change some times.
1) I did pick up the phone, called two numbers at...
1) I did pick up the phone, called two numbers at NCL, first the one designated for dining reservations, I got a recording call back on Monday. Second, I called the number of my excellent NCL cruise...
I have a balcony cabin, not a suite or in the...
I have a balcony cabin, not a suite or in the Haven. Therefore I can't make reservations until 90 days prior to the cruise. I tried prior to 90s and the website wouldn't let me.

This is from...
Thanks, that is our plan
Thanks, that is our plan
No, I tried to make the reservations earlier and...
No, I tried to make the reservations earlier and the website would not let me.
Also, I tried to call NCL , but I got a message to call back on Monday.
We were Elite on Celebrity with 10 cruises and...
We were Elite on Celebrity with 10 cruises and love the happy hour. It is usually held in the Sky Lounge at the bow of the ship. It is from 5-7PM except the first night of the cruise.

We...
Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua, St Marteen We...
Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua, St Marteen


We liked all these ports, but frankly, St. Marteen the least.


Grenada and St. Lucia were very scenic and seemed more authentically Caribbean. Antigua...
Reserving dining with three meal promo
A group of six of us are cruising on Dawn to NE and Canada in September. We all have the 3 meal dining promo. I went on the website to reserve a table for six for four meals (one extra since we are...
We found Indian fool on our last NCL cruise in...
We found Indian fool on our last NCL cruise in 2016. It was the Sun and the head Chef was from India. Also, we regularly find Indian food on our Celebrity cruises.
Great advice, this is what I tell people who ask...
Great advice, this is what I tell people who ask me about a hotel in Venice. We last visited Venice in 2010 and found a very nice B&B a short walk from the main train station for less than 100...
You need to find your roll call to connect with...
You need to find your roll call to connect with others on your cruise.
Come on, the cruise lines are in business to make...
Come on, the cruise lines are in business to make a profit. In order to continue attracting future passengers, their ships much be clean and modernized. Also, their cruises must be competitive on...
Public bus was the way to go. For Seniors it...
Public bus was the way to go. For Seniors it cost $1 pp. We walked about a quarter of a mile from the port, caught bus number 40 (there are others as well). Took a taxi from there to a luau. We...
NCL does Glacier Bay and our best NCL cruise ever...
NCL does Glacier Bay and our best NCL cruise ever was on the Sun in 2016. The MDR food was almost as good as X.
I am 70 and still hate paying for bottled water. ...
I am 70 and still hate paying for bottled water. We usually bring an empty water bottle each and fill it up with tap water for our shore tours. Also, drink the filtered tap water at the MDR and...
Those Pacific Coastal cruises are always...
Those Pacific Coastal cruises are always expensive considering they are rater short. One advantage is not having to pay for an expensive hotel in places like San Francisco.
We never reserve a time for select dining. We...
We never reserve a time for select dining. We normally go to the Elite happy hour until about 7, then migrate with our new cc roll call friends to the dining room. Never had to wait more than 10...
Crime in Miami is very high.
Crime in Miami is very high.