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Forum: Travel Gripes! January 16th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By beachmom
Re: some people are never happy

Someone complained that the locals didn't speak English in Brazil.

A woman complained that the ship didn't have her soap opera's on TV. She thought she could get all her channels from home. She...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 10th, 2004, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By beachmom
Re: Another topic to disect..puleeze:)

We were on the Millie in the casino when I was tapped on the shoulder by a man who seemed to be in his late 70's to early eighties. He told me that I was playing his wifes machine and she wanted to...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 6th, 2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By beachmom
Re: People who don't show up to dinner on time

OMG don't get me started on this one.

We had that happen to us but not at our table. The couple had a child and decided to come to early seating after the 3rd night. They arrived 45 minutes late...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 6th, 2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,515
Posted By beachmom
Re: New Year.. New Cruisemates ROLL CALL

beachmom here from Hutchinson Island Florida

Cruise in the planning stage, depends where a special pops up looking at 3 different spots in this lovely world of ours.
Forum: South America January 2nd, 2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 998
Posted By beachmom
Brazil to fingerprint USA tourists

Brazil screening American visitors in response to U.S. program
Federal Police in Brazil on Friday ordered immigration authorities to begin fingerprinting and photographing American tourists as they...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 2nd, 2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By beachmom
Re: Why no onboard bulletin boards?

Sorry to burst your bubble but the cruise lines make a "lot" of money selling tours. The tours account for about 10% of their profits.

Princess is now going to run their own spas on their new...
Forum: Viking River Cruises December 29th, 2003, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,291
Posted By beachmom
My story on Viking & TA about cancellation.

We were scheduled to cruise from Vienna to the Black Sea and back to Vienna on October 8, 2003.

2 weeks prior to the cruise my husband was informed that he had cancer and had to be operated on.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 27th, 2003, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By beachmom
ROC 1 port 16 day cruise

Exotic trip to Amazon now cruise to nowhere

By John Lantigua, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 27, 2003

They embarked on an exotic cruise that was supposed to include a stop...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 2nd, 2003, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By beachmom
Re: Margarita Island, Venezuela

We also loved this island. Take a private tour and you won't be disappointed. the pier is on the dry side of the island and the other side ( the Atlantic) is on the wet side. Our guide found us an...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 7th, 2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,161
Posted By beachmom
Re: Re: Re: Questions about Viking River Cruises


We took a river and land cruise in China a few years ago. It is casual in China. Lots of pants unless your going to Hong Kong for dinner events. Ask away or e-mail if you wish and I will...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 28th, 2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By beachmom
Re: Dealing with the Older Folks

We have also been there and done that. We are called the "sandwich generation"

We have both our children and our parents to worry about.

My Gram, bless her soul understood all of this way...
Forum: Health at Sea March 6th, 2003, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By beachmom
Re: Re: Re: diabetics

No need for any paper work to bring syringes on board but do go to the medical center to pick up a container for his needle disposal.

The ships do carry insulin but may not have what you use. It...
Forum: South America March 2nd, 2003, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By beachmom
Re: South America by ship

You might check into travel by freighter.




Let us know if you go and how you get there.
Forum: South America February 18th, 2003, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By beachmom
Re: weather around South America

You will have about 6 days of cold weather. We took long underwear and decided we would be buying a sweatshirt from the ship. You will need to protect your ears if you have much wind and can buy hats...
Forum: South America February 18th, 2003, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,775
Posted By beachmom
Re: Need hlep with SA tours!!!

There is a web site for tours including the ranch tour on www.tangol.com

Be aware that some company's including hotels are going to a 2 tier rate structure. One for locals and one fee for tourist...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 13th, 2003, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By beachmom

I write reviews only when it is an unusual itinerary and destination. I know how difficult it is to find information about some areas.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 10th, 2003, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,524
Posted By beachmom
Re: Explain your log on name please!

Well I live on the beach and am a mom.
The 5 came from the 5 grandkids we are blessed with but 2 more came along.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 8th, 2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By beachmom
Re: Celebrity Zenith- South America

I agree!

This was one of my all time favorites and I want to go back.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 6th, 2003, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By beachmom
Re: hair braiding

In Nassau it was $2.00 a braid.

You can bargain if there are more people doing it.

As said above take your own comb.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2003, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By beachmom
Re: So. America Jan 5 2003 Nor. Dream

I think NCL has a deal with the Sheraton in B.A. You can send the Sheraton an e-mail and ask. I know that they have day rooms for people who have later flights.

We stayed at the Hilton but it is...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2003, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By beachmom
Re: So. America Jan 5 2003 Nor. Dream

I posted below about the Remis car hire at B.A. airport. Depending on where you are staying will determine the cost. There is also a bus service for about $4.00 pp but I don't know where it drops you...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By beachmom
Re: So. America Cruise Jan 2003

You should hire a Remis car and driver. They are located just outside of immgration.

They will look just like Hertz or Avis but have a driver included. Weekends will take about 30 to 40 minutes....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 18th, 2002, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 472
Posted By beachmom
Re: POLL- Your #1 TIP to a new cruiser?

Put a day by day itinerary in each piece of luggage. Lay it on top where it can be seen if it gets lost.

Make copy's of your passport and credit cards and inform the credit card companies that...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 10th, 2002, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,698
Posted By beachmom
Re: ROLL CALL-- Stick a pin on the map.. WHERE U FROM?

50 miles north of Palm Beach, Florida. We live on the beach 2nd best to being on a cruise.

Seward bought Alaska for the U.S. from Russia and yes we have visited that lovely state.
Forum: Alaska December 1st, 2002, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By beachmom
Re: Kenai fishing lodges

My husband and I did some fishing on the Kenai more than 10 years ago.

At that time there was very little in accommodations. We had rented a car and silly us didn't think about making...
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