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Forum: MSC Cruises January 11th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,370
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: looking to cruise on 4/18

Hey everyone....I plan to go on the Lirica with singlescruise and wanted to know if anyone else had planned to go. Also, what age range does this cruise bring? Any info. about the ship, ports of...
Forum: MSC Cruises January 8th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,370
Posted By dawcruiser
My travel agent told me if I liked Costa I woud...

My travel agent told me if I liked Costa I woud live MSC.

She went on and told me MSC wasn't as flashy as Carnival or other lines. They are not as much over the top in activities. But if you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 29th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By dawcruiser
[quote="Divemaster"]Guess its all a matter of...

[quote="Divemaster"]Guess its all a matter of perspective. $55 per day = about a $1,700 per month house payment (including sky high property taxes), which would be for a modest, newish Texas house. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 29th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By dawcruiser
When it comes to cruising I am Mr. Cheap. I...

When it comes to cruising I am Mr. Cheap.

I have two cruises booked so far for 2007. Both are inside cabins with all the discounts I could find and on 4/7/06 I am paying for a 11 night to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 28th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,256
Posted By dawcruiser
On our last cruise. I left my medicine in the...

On our last cruise. I left my medicine in the car when we parked. My wife thought I got it and I thought I heard her say she had gotten it. It had fell on the floor and I didn't see it.

We got...
Forum: Tipping December 25th, 2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,767
Posted By dawcruiser
MSC Lirica Tipping?

Does the Lirica really charge your onboard account for $12.00 per day per passenger for the tip?

I tip and think everyone should but isn't $12.00 a little steep. RCI is $9.75 per day another...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 25th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,287
Posted By dawcruiser
no weight limits on the cruise lines... either...

no weight limits on the cruise lines... either luggage or passengers
:wink:

Wrong!! They might not enforce a weight limit but there is one. I refer you to RCI contract.

.......2. (a) Each...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 25th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By dawcruiser
When it comes to cruising I am Mr. Cheap. I...

When it comes to cruising I am Mr. Cheap.

I have two cruises booked so far for 2007. Both are inside cabins with all the discounts I could find and on 4/7/06 I am paying for a 11 night to...
Forum: Tipping December 22nd, 2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,387
Posted By dawcruiser
I own a restaurant and can tell you that waiting...

I own a restaurant and can tell you that waiting on tables is darn hard work. The pay can be very good if the server is really good, but there are always those people who refuse to tip, or tip very...
Forum: Costa November 12th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,293
Posted By dawcruiser
My next cruise will be on the Costa Magica this...

My next cruise will be on the Costa Magica this coming November 26th. We have cruised on most all of the mass market lines except Celebrity. We have 17 cruises under our belts. I am 59 and my wife...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 25th, 2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,999
Posted By dawcruiser
Princess does some minor things now. On our last...

Princess does some minor things now. On our last crusie they were talking about sink abrassions. Little wheels which scrubbed the skin away and gave a renewed look.

I would think the crusie line...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 20th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: Costa Magica-pay for water!!!

I am booked on the Costa Magica in December. I have been told that I have to pay for water with my meals on this ship. Does anyone have any experience of this. Normally I am happy to drink ship's...
Forum: Tipping October 19th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,496
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: TIPPING in GENERAL

I think tipping in general has gotten a bit crazy. Today my wife and I ate in a cafeteria. We purchased our food including beverage and carried our trays to a vacant table. While we were eating,...
Forum: Tipping October 18th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,496
Posted By dawcruiser
I would tip those people a little something in...

I would tip those people a little something in cash as well.

Why?

I am a minister and work for a ministry. I get a salary from my ministry. Now why should someone feel obligated to tip me for...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 16th, 2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By dawcruiser
if you could please give us some specifics as to...

if you could please give us some specifics as to what ports of call you are interested in and what you are interested in doing then we can make some specific suggestions.

On Thu Nov 30 I will be...
Forum: Tipping October 16th, 2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,387
Posted By dawcruiser
What do you think of that? I think it would get...

What do you think of that? I think it would get you extremely good service or at least the best service the server can provide.


Don
Well you asked so...
I think it is very condesending to...
Forum: Tipping October 15th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,387
Posted By dawcruiser
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: Tipping October 12th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,387
Posted By dawcruiser
Sorry!! But I must respond. 1. I pay what...

Sorry!! But I must respond.

1. I pay what the menu says. I assume that my meal is served. I don't assume I must pay the servers salary. I do tip what I feel is deserved.

2. How many...
Forum: Shore Excursions October 12th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By dawcruiser
Anyone use a Taxi for a person tour in San Juan?

We will be in San Juan 11/29 and want to see the rain forrest and sights on the island.

Has anyone every taken a taxi for a tour? What should it cost for a 5 hour tour for 2 in and A/C taxi?
...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 11th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By dawcruiser
We were on the Crown Princess 9/21. We had green...

We were on the Crown Princess 9/21. We had green 4 luggage tickets.

We docked at 7:00 a.m. and were off the ship at 10:30. If my memory serves me correctly the earliers folks were off the ship...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 10th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: Anyone have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Please help with any tips you may have with dealing with this. I am 37 years old and as you can tell from my screen name I am a pet groomer, I NEED TO WORK!!!!

Thanks, Jane

I fee sorry for...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 10th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By dawcruiser
Norm: I have shot many "a critter" from my...

Norm:

I have shot many "a critter" from my front and back yard and I own a number of suits and tuxedos. :wink:

Take care,
Mike

Mike,

I am lost what do you mean? Just because you own a...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 8th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By dawcruiser
Brittany, They are two separate ports and...

Brittany,
They are two separate ports and approximately 30 miles from each other.

Unless you live in Miami sail out of Ft. Lauderdale. It is only a few minutes from the airport. You actually...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 7th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,895
Posted By dawcruiser
Carnival had a topless deck last time I was on a...

Carnival had a topless deck last time I was on a Carnival ship. RCCL and Princess don't. I think NCL does also. Can't remember about Costa.

Both men and women can use this deck. There was a...
Forum: Tipping September 4th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 32,183
Posted By dawcruiser
Staff count on tips , how can you be so cheap! ...

Staff count on tips , how can you be so cheap!

I think calling the OP cheap is a little too extreme. From his post I just think he didn't know what a tip on the ship was or why a tip is...
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