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Old January 31st, 2006, 08:04 PM
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Default Hey NEWBIES.. Dont be afraid to ask your cruise questions!!

We're going to make a point of coming by here often to check for your questions. And aside from that, we've got alot of very experienced cruises on the site who stop in often to try and help.

No question is stupid! No question is too silly! (except the ones we've answered a thousand times .. JUST KIDDING!!!)

Got a question... JUST ASK!
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Old January 31st, 2006, 08:18 PM
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And we won't limit the questions to newbies only........Even us "oldbies" can ask some questions!
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Ok, I'm a newbie with a question...This will be my first cruise leaving this month on Golden Princess - Southern Caribbean...I just found out 2 weeks ago (mom won it through work!) so haven't had alot of time to plan...ok Q#1 Are nice slacks, glittery top ok for formal or do I have to wear a dress or skirt? I'm getting alot of mixed answers on this one....Q#2 tipping..I've read where they charge you $10 day..do you still tip , or is a good idea to tip the steward in cash before (someone told me) or at the end? And last Q#3 We will stop in St Kitts and Isle Margarita for a very short time..is there anything that is a must see or shopping for local art....sorry if it's too much!

Thanks! nervous cruiser..
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Old February 11th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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Hi Kuki
How do I get a count down ticker on my profile????
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Old February 11th, 2006, 12:22 PM
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[img]/countdown.php?month=02&year=2006&day=09&hour=16:00[/img]

Change the numbers in the date to match your sail date.


Clip and paste the "formula" above into your profile.. then just change the dates to those for your sailing.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

You'll be reading my posts!!!

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Default Hey NEWBIES ... Don't be afraid to ask your cruise questions

Thanks Kuki

This "group" of well informed cruisers have done a GREAT job in answering our (newbie) questions and I for one appreciate it VERY MUCH.

Wanted to wish you a great cruise, but have had a cronic sinus infection that "laid me up: for a week and haven't signed on very often except to check my roll call.

A little late, but hop you have a great and safe cruise.

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Okay, I have a question. My 18 yr old daughter and I are going on our first cruise over Easter break. We are on RCCL out of Miami. We are very excited about our trip.

If we want to have a frozen drink one night, will I be able to buy that for her. I understand the drinking age is 21. Does it make a difference if I am the parent and I am buying it?

Also, can we be in the lounges and bars if she is 18?


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Also, can we be in the lounges and bars if she is 18?
She can be in the lounges, but she can not buy drinks.

You can probably get away with buying her a frozen drink, but if she has a few I wouldn't be leaving her alone anywhere.
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Hi! First time cruiser leaving April 22 on the NCL Jewel. When we reach port in, Portugal, Italy and Greece, should we use cash or travel checks to convert into Euros? Are there conversion spots at all ports?

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W.Carribean, RCI Rhapsody, May 20, 2007

1. Self Assisting - how and why ?
2. Bringing a case of coke and water? I heard somewhere you could bring a case of each per stateroom is this true? Do you pack it in your luggage?
3. 4 stops, an excursion for each one?
4. Wine packages? Worth it?
5. Can I dress up everynight? Not as much as formal, but casual dresses? Is that okay?
6. When to board, how early is too early/just right, for a 4pm departure?
7. Towels, should I bring beach towels or will the pool have some? What about for excursions?

Thanks for the help! I am sooo excited! We had to make a few compromises on this one, but I still think we will enjoy it!
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W.Carribean, RCI Rhapsody, May 20, 2007

1. Self Assisting - how and why ?
2. Bringing a case of coke and water? I heard somewhere you could bring a case of each per stateroom is this true? Do you pack it in your luggage?
3. 4 stops, an excursion for each one?
4. Wine packages? Worth it?
5. Can I dress up everynight? Not as much as formal, but casual dresses? Is that okay?
6. When to board, how early is too early/just right, for a 4pm departure?
7. Towels, should I bring beach towels or will the pool have some? What about for excursions?

Thanks for the help! I am sooo excited! We had to make a few compromises on this one, but I still think we will enjoy it!
1) if you are in a hurry- yes go for it
2) a lot of cruiselines do not allow this anymore
3) depends on the port ...some you can do your own thing
4) depends on you
5)yes ...you can dress nice anytime you want but most people do dress a bit nicer for dinner, something you would wear to a good restaurant back home
6)I would get there before 2pm at the latest ...some lines will let you board at 11 am
7)save the space they have lots on the ship

Enjoy your cruise
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Thanks for your help Lulu!

Any last minute advice?

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