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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 1st, 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Some of the luxury class cruise lines include...

Some of the luxury class cruise lines include shore excursions.

And almost all of the river cruise companies include shore excursions.

Pete
Forum: Gambling and Games December 12th, 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,011
You might find this article interesting; ...

You might find this article interesting;

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/question/cruise-ship-casinos/

This goes along with what I've been told.

Pete
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines November 24th, 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Talk to your agent and have them discuss all the...

Talk to your agent and have them discuss all the ins and outs about your question.

Personally, if it was me, I would not suggest doing that. While it could work out just fine, what if the ship...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers November 24th, 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
I would suggest using an agent and that way it'll...

I would suggest using an agent and that way it'll save you some time and trouble. They can make sure that both of you are paying your fair share.

Also, when you do your online check-in and when...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations November 17th, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
We use SPB Tours and we've had many clients use...

We use SPB Tours and we've had many clients use them as well with great feedback. In fact, we had a client come back from their Baltic cruise in August and they booked the excursions in 3 ports,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 16th, 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
You might try looking here, perhaps this might...

You might try looking here, perhaps this might help;

https://www.cruzely.com/10-miami-hotels-with-shuttlestransportation-to-the-cruise-port/
...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations November 16th, 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
You can't wander around on your own in the city,...

You can't wander around on your own in the city, that's true.

Actually, that's not quite true. You can walk around on your own, but to do so, you need a Russian Tourist Visa. It's definitely...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations November 15th, 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
I agree with Haimia said. I'm surprised your...

I agree with Haimia said.

I'm surprised your agent is not able to provide all this information to you, which would definitely make your cruise much more enjoyable.

But don't listen to what the...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise November 7th, 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,946
It has nothing to do with the ticket - it has to...

It has nothing to do with the ticket - it has to do with the reciprocal agreement between the airlines. Don't assume. Ask the airlines and they'll tell you whether your luggage will be checked...
Forum: All Things Cruising November 3rd, 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Check with your agent - they will be able to...

Check with your agent - they will be able to provide you all the information concerning recommended vaccinations. That's their job - let them work for you, so you don't have to hassle with this.
...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers November 3rd, 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,917
You can't get in trouble for reposting their...

You can't get in trouble for reposting their policies, so go for it.

Sorry they have to be such inconsiderate companies, but as I said, just don't do business with them and instead go for the many...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers November 2nd, 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,917
You said "some" cruise lines, but didn't mention...

You said "some" cruise lines, but didn't mention any by name.

I'm not aware of any of the major cruise lines that have changed their policies. In fact, several have done more to accommodate...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 11th, 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
I've been doing this for more than 40 years and...

I've been doing this for more than 40 years and the one thing I learned is that if you book directly with the cruise line and have a problem, who do you think they represent? I have dozens of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 10th, 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Having been involved in travel for over 20 years,...

Having been involved in travel for over 20 years, before starting my own company almost 17 years ago, and knowing what I know now, if I were not in the business and wanted to book something, I would...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 10th, 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,556
It's best to talk directly with your agent, as...

It's best to talk directly with your agent, as they'll know all the information that is specific to your situation.

Pete
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 10th, 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Given you're new at this, I highly suggest you...

Given you're new at this, I highly suggest you talk to a reputable Cruise Specialist, as they will be able to assist you with finding the perfect cruise for you given your needs, lifestyle, and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 6th, 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
I agree that it's all about service. A reputable...

I agree that it's all about service. A reputable agent cares about their clients and wants to make sure they're happy.

Quite frankly, I hate most travel agents. I've been involved with travel...
Forum: Mexico September 25th, 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,685
In the Navy, it's referred to as Shifting Colors....

In the Navy, it's referred to as Shifting Colors. The flag of the ship's country of registration is flown on the back of the ship when underway. When in port, it's customary to fly the flag of the...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise September 9th, 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Cruise Planners is a national corporation with...

Cruise Planners is a national corporation with franchises all over the country. So, while they are a major corporation, we own our own franchise and therefore, our own company. It's like any other...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise September 8th, 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
If I remember correctly, I thought it was CLIA,...

If I remember correctly, I thought it was CLIA, but it could have been one of the many travel agent groups I belong to. I thought it was very interesting and definitely made sense. Call any of the...
Forum: River Cruises September 8th, 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,576
You brought up a VERY good point that some people...

You brought up a VERY good point that some people don't consider. The rivers over there are very dependent on the rain. Often times there can be too much rain and river boats cannot navigate under...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise September 8th, 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
It's not just AmaWaterways - they all do it! ...

It's not just AmaWaterways - they all do it!

As I said earlier, the old 'free' airfare gimmick is something very prevalent in the river cruise industry.

But it's not unusual for the person they...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise September 7th, 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
If all other options are not available and you...

If all other options are not available and you truly have a walking problem, then there's nothing wrong with requesting wheelchair service. Personally, I don't like to fly to Europe with connections...
Forum: River Cruises September 7th, 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,576
As with all cruise lines, whether it be an ocean...

As with all cruise lines, whether it be an ocean cruise or river cruise, there is something out there for everyone. And remember what I always say; what one person loves, another will hate.

So,...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise September 7th, 2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Didn't say it was better, just said I personally...

Didn't say it was better, just said I personally don't wait closer to flying than about 3 months, which goes against what the experts say I should do. That's why I always watch the rates, so I'll...
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