Jump to content
HeartSong

Thank you from a newbie!

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone!

What an incredible site this is! My DH and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in June, 2013 with a cruise to Alaska...our very first cruise EVER!

This is a trip of a lifetime for us...and I just wanted to thank those of you
who have posted and shared such a wealth of information and tips for those of us new to cruising!!

I've only begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful site...but it's already been immensely helpful!

Thanks again! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by this first-time cruiser!

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[SIZE=3]If you want some more websites with lots of info, check these out[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://beyondships.com/index.html"][COLOR=#de203e]http://beyondships.com/index.html[/COLOR][/URL] [/SIZE]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/"]http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/[/URL]

[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.kroooz-cams.com/"]http://www.kroooz-cams.com/[/URL]

[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/"]http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/[/URL]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.shipwatcher.com/"]http://www.shipwatcher.com/[/URL]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.cruisedeckplans.com/"]http://www.cruisedeckplans.com[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://********************/"]http://********************/[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.***************/"]www.***************[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://deckplangenius.com/"]http://deckplangenius.com/[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://cruisett.com/ports.php"]http://cruisett.com/ports.php[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/"]http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/[/URL] __________________



General Travel-Related InformationCruise-Related Information [URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp"]FAA Information on US airport delays[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.mastercard.com/us/personal/en/cardholderservices/atmlocations/index.html"]Locator for Cirrus network ATMs[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:****************************/kategorien.php"]**********[/URL]:European site showing cabin availability[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.flightstats.com/"]Flight Stats[/URL]: Airline flight tracker[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://visa.via.infonow.net/usa_atm/"]Locator for PLUS newtowrk ATMs[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.cruisetimetables.com/"]Cruise Timetables[/URL]: Departure ports and schedules[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.seatguru.com/"]Seat Guru[/URL]: Airline seat maps and guide[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.oanda.com/"]Oanda[/URL]: Currency exchange rates[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://cruisett.com/ports.php"]Cruise TT[/URL]: Information on ships in ports[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.airlinequality.com/"]Airline Equality[/URL]: Airline, seat & airport reviews[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.fodors.com/"]Fodor’s travel information[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais"]Marine Traffic[/URL]: Current location of shipsAirline discount sites with positive reviews on Cruise Critic [URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.frommers.com/"]Frommer’s travel information[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.insuremytrip.com/"]Insure My Trip[/URL]: Compare trip insurance products[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.bt-store.com/"]Best Travel Store[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.tripadvisor.com/"]Tripadvisor[/URL]: General Travel Tips/Reviews [URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://hotel-guides.us/usa-cruise-port-hotels.html"]Hotel Guides[/URL]: Hotels near US Cruise Ports[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://travelpapa.com/"]TravelPapa[/URL][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.luggagelimits.com/"]LuggageLimits[/URL]: Unofficial summary of a airline luggage rules [URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://*****************/cruise-ship-reviews"]Cruise Advice[/URL]:Ship and cabin information

[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.skyscanner.com/"]Skyscanner[/URL]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.whatsinport.com/index.htm"]http://www.whatsinport.com/index.htm[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://cruiseclues.com/cruise_websites.htm"]http://cruiseclues.com/cruise_websites.htm[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4]probably the most links to other web sites[/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://cruiseclues.com/index.htm"]http://cruiseclues.com/index.htm[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://cruiseclues.com/portschedules.htm"]http://cruiseclues.com/portschedules.htm[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4]Another huge list of sites[/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.raynorshyn.com/cruises/"]http://www.raynorshyn.com/cruises/[/URL][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]

[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.beyondships.com/"][B][SIZE=4]http://www.beyondships.com/[/SIZE][/B][/URL]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.insuremytrip.com/index.html?linkId=13136"]http://www.insuremytrip.com/index.html?linkId=13136[/URL] for insurance estimates[/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/"]http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/[/URL]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[SIZE=4][B][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.sailwx.info/"]www.[/B]sailwx.info[/URL][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][/SIZE]
[SIZE=4][URL="mhtml:{94F99627-E611-4544-89B3-3A5764C3E7F5}mid://00000372/!x-usc:http://www.cruisett.com/"]www.cruisett.com[/URL] [/SIZE]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]
[B][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/B]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Congratulations on your honeymoon, [I]HeartSong[/I] !
Welcome to Cruise Critic.

After you enjoy your cruise, please write your review in CC.

Bon voyage!
Michael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4]Welcome to Cruise Critic.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4]First cruise -- Alaska -- 30th anniversary -- Wonderful.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=4]Feel free to ask questions.[/SIZE][/FONT]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Welcome to Cruise Critic, HeartSong!

As you've discovered, there are so many valuable resources here on the site, and many experienced cruisers to help you navigate the ins and outs of cruising. I've received great advice from people here. Make sure you check out the different threads on packing, the Roll Call for your ship and the Alaskan Ports of Call you'll be visiting...and keep an open mind on everything the experience has to offer.

Enjoy your cruise, and Happy Anniversary!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='HeartSong']Hi everyone!

What an incredible site this is! My DH and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in June, 2013 with a cruise to Alaska...our very first cruise EVER!

This is a trip of a lifetime for us...and I just wanted to thank those of you
who have posted and shared such a wealth of information and tips for those of us new to cruising!!

I've only begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful site...but it's already been immensely helpful!

Thanks again! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by this first-time cruiser!

:)[/QUOTE]

Welcome to Cruise Critic and congratulation on your anniversary. It's a wonderful way to celebrate.

~Doris~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Now the fun really begins as you read through these boards, check out the itinerary boards, do a little port research on the internet..... Happy anniversary and have a wonderful cruise vacation!

[url]http://luv2[/url] cruise.blogspot.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok, I couldn't help myself and just had to add to this thread (this is my first ever post - yay!)

I totally second the OP's comments and also wish to extend a massive thank you to the contributors of this forum. DH and I are heading on our first cruise in December and the information I have obtained through stalking this forum is amazing!

Thank you!

And to the OP - I hope you have a wonderful time! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[QUOTE]I've only begun to scratch the surface of this wonderful site...but it's already been immensely helpful!

Thanks again! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated by this first-time cruiser!
[/QUOTE]

Couldnt have said it better myself! Fantastic site...but my eyes...my EYES!!!!!!:cool: (too much reading hee hee hee ;))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×