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Forum: First-Time Cruisers March 28th, 2016, 10:33 PM
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Views: 2,660
Posted By sptrout
I agree with the beaches mentioned, but be aware...

I agree with the beaches mentioned, but be aware that Orient Beach is on the French side, therefore, part of the very large beach is topless or nude. Although a large portion of the great beach is...
Forum: Celebrity March 15th, 2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,141
Posted By sptrout
Based on my experience, about everything from...

Based on my experience, about everything from "smart" causal upward. Dress formally if you want/like to, you will not be alone in that type of dress. Or, just dress the same "smart casual" every...
Forum: Celebrity December 26th, 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,270
Posted By sptrout
Celebrity has reduced the number of AQ perks the...

Celebrity has reduced the number of AQ perks the past few weeks. 1) No longer has daily bottled water delivered, and 2) no bottle of sparkling wine to greet you (just a "welcome bottle of water). You...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 5th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By sptrout
I also agree with Mike M. "On the partial transit...

I also agree with Mike M. "On the partial transit you go through the Gatun Locks, anchor in Gatun Lake, get off for excursions and then meet the ship back at the dock in Colon."

Exactly right,...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 28th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,996
Posted By sptrout
I agree with Donna, go to Stingray City; you will...

I agree with Donna, go to Stingray City; you will never forget it! And with two children, double that recommendation!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_City,_Grand_Cayman
Forum: Alaska December 25th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,500
Posted By sptrout
We were on an Alaskan cruise in May 2008 .The...

We were on an Alaskan cruise in May 2008 .The temperatures were in the high 70's .

Henry43's comment really points out that it can be very difficult to know what to expect. It can be very cold...
Forum: Mexico March 29th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,736
Posted By sptrout
I am not sure why you asked this question in the...

I am not sure why you asked this question in the Mexico Thread since neither one is anywhere near Mexico..... :confused:

However, I have been to Labadee and it is a very, very nice port stop. The...
Forum: Mexico February 23rd, 2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By sptrout
Based on our last visits to Roatan, Cozumel, and...

Based on our last visits to Roatan, Cozumel, and Costa Maya (sorry, we have not been to Belize); I would recommend:

Roatan: Roatan Cruise and Caribbean Cruise Shore Excursions | Maya Key...
Forum: Celebrity February 11th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,252
Posted By sptrout
The Dress Code page has been fixed; formal is...

The Dress Code page has been fixed; formal is back: FAQ Answers...
Forum: Celebrity February 8th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,252
Posted By sptrout
Now I'm going to confuse things even more. As of...

Now I'm going to confuse things even more. As of yesterday, Celebrity has removed the definition of formal dress that was previously on their web site. They used to define formal as a Tux, dinner...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 31st, 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,024
Posted By sptrout
You're wrong. Royal Caribbean still allows it on...

You're wrong. Royal Caribbean still allows it on balconies. Check their website. Celebrity, Azamara & Oceania have no smoking on balconies

Sorry, you are correct. For some reason I thought that...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 30th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,024
Posted By sptrout
Not sure which line you are talking about. This...

Not sure which line you are talking about. This is certainly not the case on most mainstream lines. Almost all of the mainstream lines allow smoking in all cabins.

Neither RCCL nor Celebrity...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 30th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,024
Posted By sptrout
If you're doing a partial, you will sail in, go...

If you're doing a partial, you will sail in, go through the locks to Gatun lake. The ship usually stops to let people off onto tenders who have excursions booked, then continues to sail around Gatun...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 30th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,024
Posted By sptrout
The full transit of the canal can be quite long....

The full transit of the canal can be quite long. On the partial transits I am not sure exactly how far they go.


With a partial transit you will see about 5 miles of the 50 mile Canal, including...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 28th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,024
Posted By sptrout
We are looking at doing the partial on Holland...

We are looking at doing the partial on Holland America or Princess and are wondering which is the better side of the ship to select a cabin for this cruise. Also, does anyone happen to know what the...
Forum: Celebrity January 25th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,252
Posted By sptrout
Do you still pack tuxedos.... I have a tux,...

Do you still pack tuxedos....

I have a tux, but it has "streched" (yea!!) over the past few years so I can no longer use it. Last year while on the Solstice, I rented a tux, but not all that many...
Forum: Mexico January 19th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,171
Posted By sptrout
As Far as VOS in Galveston - I did see it listed...

As Far as VOS in Galveston - I did see it listed sailing from there at least in 2011, but it may be leaving after that.

Yep, it is here this winter, but will be in New Orleans for the 2011/2012...
Forum: Mexico January 17th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,171
Posted By sptrout
Mariner is set to arrive but I am not sure VoS is...

Mariner is set to arrive but I am not sure VoS is returning.

This is correct, the Mariner is replacing the VOS in Galveston next year. The VOS is moving to New Orleans next year for the winter...
Forum: Alaska January 12th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,748
Posted By sptrout
Gorgeous in May!! The tulips are...

Gorgeous in May!!

The tulips are particularly stunning, and many of the trees are in blossom.

Check out our trip report and pictures at http://www.bully4.us/paccoast.html

Have a GREAT...
Forum: Alaska January 12th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,748
Posted By sptrout
Butchart Gardens is one of the major attractions...

Butchart Gardens is one of the major attractions of Victoria and can be very pretty on an evening tour, which your ship will probably offer. Normally the bus will take you there and then you will...
Forum: Celebrity January 5th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,491
Posted By sptrout
A Passport is all you will need.

A Passport is all you will need.
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal November 25th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By sptrout
Time: In the middle of their "dry" season (use...

Time: In the middle of their "dry" season (use that term very loosely:D). Their dry season is basically during the winter months December-March. We have been to Panama three times (all in January)...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal November 21st, 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By sptrout
Unless things have changed in the past several...

Unless things have changed in the past several years, I would avoid hotels near the airport. The airport is (or at least was) a major base for the Air Force and they had around the clock operations...
Forum: Celebrity November 13th, 2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,597
Posted By sptrout
I am a man so I am probably not the best person...

I am a man so I am probably not the best person to respond, but..... Based on my observations, I do not think that are Dance Hosts on Celebrity Ships. In fact most of the time when we visit the dance...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal October 22nd, 2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By sptrout
Just incase you have not seen this, here is the...

Just incase you have not seen this, here is the official link to this cruise port: Home (http://www.grandturkcc.com/)

A little history (if I remember correctly). The construction of the Grand...
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