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2005 was worse with both Katrina and Wilma. It's...
2005 was worse with both Katrina and Wilma. It's been about 12 years since there's been an active hurricane season in the Caribbean.

Maria is supposed to turn north to northeast after crossing...
We got VERY close to the whales on our Whale...
We got VERY close to the whales on our Whale Watch Cabo tour. Doesn't get any closer than this.
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I've done several whale watching tours in Cabo....
I've done several whale watching tours in Cabo. Worst were with Princess because they filled the boat and it was hard to see anything much less take a photo because of overcrowding. Photographers...
Thanks for the heads-up. This may affect my...
Thanks for the heads-up. This may affect my cruise in November, depending on what I decide to do in Lahaina. I found an article about the highway that adds a few details to your great info above....
I wish that were the case. My experiences were...
I wish that were the case. My experiences were different and one memorable cruise on the Royal Princess II, I got Noro from an overnight land excursion in Jerusalem. (At least 9-10 people on my tour...
I don't know anything about medical symptoms but...
I don't know anything about medical symptoms but I've a lifetime of experience. So, here are my non-medical observations: sea sickness starts with a feeling of nausea followed by vomiting. Fresh air...
I'm pretty loyal to Princess but I'm also a...
I'm pretty loyal to Princess but I'm also a 3-star Mariner on HAL and have taken four RCI and one Celebrity cruise. Wouldn't hesitate to sail HAL again, might sail RCI if I got a deal and the timing...
Smartphone. If I want to down load photos from...
Smartphone. If I want to down load photos from it, I've got a small USB device that plugs in and downloads the photos.
Cruise Critic. :) You can post videos here. Check...
Cruise Critic. :) You can post videos here. Check your roll calls. Perhaps someone has the videos you're looking for.
Yes, I find it easy to turn the page either using...
Yes, I find it easy to turn the page either using the touch sensors or swiping. Sometimes I use one, sometimes the other.

One problem I've had with the Voyage is that the sensors on the screen...
Which ereader do you like?
No fee to use the Kindle or the Kindle app on any device. The iPad is hard to read in sunlight or any bright light. You'll need a service plan with the iPad. I read a lot and find the iPad Mini or...
I have the Kindle Voyage. It's smaller, lighter,...
I have the Kindle Voyage. It's smaller, lighter, and auto-adjusts for light. With an "origami" cover, I carry it with me everywhere in a small purse. I'm never without it. :) Have dozens (hundreds?)...
No one's insulting you. Just pointing out that...
No one's insulting you. Just pointing out that it's a commercial port and that by not doing any research (your words, your choice), you didn't know about or see the trolley or other options. They're...
San Pedro
A little research would have gone a long way. There's the USS Iowa to visit that's right at the end of the parking lot and a trolley leaves from the port entrance that goes to the Ports O Call area....
You can take a Princess tour that ends at the...
You can take a Princess tour that ends at the airport. Definitely do EZ Check. Very well worth it.

Another suggestion is to call a hotel on the beach that offers shuttles from the port to the...
Avoid using any product with fragrance and if you...
Avoid using any product with fragrance and if you plan on a jungle hike, wear long sleeves and pants. You can buy clothing that's insect repellent or buy a spray to use on your clothing. I have an...
First, never, ever use a TA that charges any fee,...
First, never, ever use a TA that charges any fee, whether it's to book or change a booking.

Second, to answer the question what do TAs do? I can only use my personal experience in that I pay...
Traveling with an iPhone or iPad
Thanks, Lew!

I use an app called "FlightBoard" that is exactly like looking at the flight board you see at the airport with arrival/departure times, delays, gate changes, etc. It coordinates with...
And, if you board the ship with even a whiff of...
And, if you board the ship with even a whiff of dope on your clothing, you risk being thrown off the ship.
As said, Alaska is behind Pacific time. If it's...
As said, Alaska is behind Pacific time. If it's Noon in Los Angeles, it's 11am in Alaska.
Yes. If you're sailing from CA to Alaska,...
Yes. If you're sailing from CA to Alaska, there'll be a 1-hour time change. Alaska is an hour behind CA.
I think a lot depends on the crew but also, I...
I think a lot depends on the crew but also, I think it depends on the ship design. Several cruise lines do not have Muster or lifeboats on the same deck as large indoor public spaces so Muster has to...
Attacking a cruise ship is far more difficult...
Attacking a cruise ship is far more difficult than a freighter or tanker for several reasons. One is that access to the ship's deck is much higher. Cruise ships have trained security teams and the...
No cruise on any line is perfect. I've had what...
No cruise on any line is perfect. I've had what some would consider major issues on some cruises but I still count them among my best cruises ever. My home isn't perfect... I'm on a cruise where...
This is the issue that should have you worried....
This is the issue that should have you worried. Not your flight plan but where the plane is flying from. If it's flying from the East Coast and turning around to fly to FLL, that would be a big...