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Old August 11th, 2002, 08:57 PM
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Default Sending yourself a "Bon Voyage" gift?

I read somewhere that it was a good idea to send yourself a case of beer or some liquor. Problem is I can't remember the name or names of the services these people used to do this. I recall one person sending herself a case of Samuel Adams beer for $40....which seems like quite a bargain over the individual cost onboard or mini bar prices.

Any links to the companies that offer these services would be appreciated.

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Larry

PS Looking forward to our first cruise aboard one of the RCI Mega ships sometime in Feb-Mar of 2003!!!! Any tips about those ships or preferred weeks would be appreciated as well.
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Old August 12th, 2002, 09:58 AM
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Hi, Larry ...

Try the RCI website. Most cruise lines' websites have an area where you can send bon voyage gifts. And who better to send one to that yourself !!!

One thing, it is in poor taste to "tote your own" in public.

Tip? Unless you are taking children do your best to avoid "Spring Break" weeks.

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Old August 13th, 2002, 09:12 PM
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"Tip? Unless you are taking children do your best to avoid "Spring Break" weeks."


THAT is exactly what we are hoping to avoid. ANY tips on which weeks to avoid between Feb and April would be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 19th, 2002, 01:52 PM
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President's week is a big grade school break time in New England. The following week is break for NH, Ohio, Michigan but not as many kids will be on board. Mid to late March up until mid-April should be ok too, most college breaks are over. The last 2 weeks in April are New England school breaks again.
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Old August 19th, 2002, 05:33 PM
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Generally, the least expensive weeks in spring are the weeks where there will be fewer children. Fewer cruisers with kids those weeks, no school teachers travelling. Less demand equals a less espensive cruise.
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Old August 22nd, 2002, 08:54 PM
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Hi. There is a company that sends bon voyage gifts to anyone including yourself. I have used then for beer,soda and booze. The stuff comes in a beautiful package and arrives usually before the ship sets sail. Their website is www.cruisegifts.com There is an e-mail or phone number to order from. Bon voyage!!! Linda
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Spring Break, the most dreaded of all holidays for mature cruisers, begins in the middle of March and tapers off at the beginning of April. You will want to avoid the primary and secondary schoolers, college students and the parents who bring their little darlings for you to "share". Please be warned, the cruise lines are very reluctant to "interfer" with misbehaving young passengers. You will pay a premium price for cruising during spring break, in more ways than one. Check out dates in January and February for a more peaceful and economically desirable cruise vacation. Also, some cruiselines are less likely to attract children and "party animals". My preferences are Holland America, Celebrity and Princess, which tend to attract more sedate and experienced cruisers. Ask an experienced travel agent for details and suggestions.
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Old October 15th, 2002, 08:39 PM
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No one else has mentioned this but I think if you send yourself beer or items that are generally forbidden and they are marked as such on the outside they will confiscate them and keep them until your last night on board??
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