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Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 3rd, 2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,705
Posted By selctsys
They may drive me away. We are taking our first...

They may drive me away. We are taking our first trip on a Voyager class ship (Navigator) this summer. I am wondering if even the Navigator might be too big and crowded for my tastes.
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations April 3rd, 2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By selctsys
Re: Is an Italian cruise better than a 'land trip'

Hi -
My best friend and I want to take a trip to Italy- I am in favor of a cruise experience, but my friend thinks that being 'tied' to a ship will not allow us to spend enough time at...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations April 2nd, 2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By selctsys
Re: which cruise line

my DD and I are looking to cruise europe in july 08 as a graduation gift. she would love to see Paris. Which cruise line would you recommend and cost is a factor as college is next:)

Take a pre or...
Forum: Family Cruising March 15th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,477
Posted By selctsys
Re: Least expensive option for a family of 5?

Hi All,
I’ve been reading the boards and have seen a lot of good advice. I’m still a little confused though. I want to book a cruise for a family of five… 2 adults, and 3 girls 6, 10, and 11....
Forum: Disney March 10th, 2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,992
Posted By selctsys
How high is a cat 6 and cat 11? Easiest is to on...

How high is a cat 6 and cat 11? Easiest is to on the deck plans via the web site. If you are booked, your cabin number will tell you this - look at the first number for the deck.

Alcohol on board...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 10th, 2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By selctsys
Re: Tender Vs Docked

Just wanted to know some of the stories of getting off the ship and getting to the tendering boats. does it waste up some of your time at different ports?

Yes, sometimes the lines require you to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 8th, 2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By selctsys
4 adults in one standard rooom would be very...

4 adults in one standard rooom would be very tight. I would check to see what the price difference would be to get an inside cabin for your sons. It may not be all that much different considering...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 7th, 2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,812
Posted By selctsys
I agree with the other posters. Seaview is...

I agree with the other posters. Seaview is unique to Radiance class ships and is great - especially in the afternoon and evening when the weather is nice. My kids really like the milk shakes as...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 7th, 2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By selctsys
I would go the day before - especially if going...

I would go the day before - especially if going on a transcon. We had trouble on a flight once and if we hadn't gone the day before we would have missed the ship's departure. Even with insurance I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 7th, 2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By selctsys
Donna, you are very encouraging :) , hopefully...

Donna, you are very encouraging :) , hopefully you are right. All I have read is negative, negatiave, negataive about that airline. I did read that they do not give out pretzels, peanuts, or etc....
Forum: Mexico March 3rd, 2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,331
Posted By selctsys
Re: Laws of Mexico?

I was just curious if their were any laws or rules in mexico that maybe a cruise passenger should know while there?

One major difference - Mexican justice operates on the assumption of guilt until...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 3rd, 2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By selctsys
Re: Hotel needed in Italy?

Our Transatlantic Cruise ends in Civitavecchia, Italy and there's 60 of us that would like to stay for an extra three days. Could anyone suggest a reasonable but clean hotel/villa? We are all new...
Forum: Family Cruising March 3rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,517
Posted By selctsys
I would pick more by the ship/line than the...

I would pick more by the ship/line than the destination. Your child will be pretty indifferent I would think to any choice. My opinion would be to mostly just hang out on the ship and let your kid...
Forum: Family Cruising March 3rd, 2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By selctsys
Your intuition regarding the lobster night is...

Your intuition regarding the lobster night is likely to be correct and will coincide with formal night. My own son has been going on cruises since he was 6 and I have had him wear a coat and tie on...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 3rd, 2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,719
Posted By selctsys
I still say that why would you go on a cruise and...

I still say that why would you go on a cruise and act as though you are going to a White Castle for dinner ? What is called "smart casual" is good for normal nights, and on formal nights suit and tie...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 3rd, 2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By selctsys
thanks all for your comments! after thinking...

thanks all for your comments! after thinking well let's save the $1,000. and go with princess we have changed our minds and let's pay the extra $1,000. and have the time of our lives on freedom. i...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 3rd, 2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By selctsys
Greece is a full member of the EU and uses the...

Greece is a full member of the EU and uses the Euro as its currency. No visa needed and just a quick stop at an ATM when you arrive to get cash for your most of your destinations.
Forum: Disney February 24th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By selctsys
Here is a link to the story:...

Here is a link to the story: http://blogs.usatoday.com/cruiselog/2007/02/disney_cruise_l.html

Too bad it was such a long time in coming. I look forward to the company being able to serve more...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 24th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By selctsys
If you have to fly to the port....seriously...

If you have to fly to the port....seriously consider a longer cruise.
It's the same airfare whether you're on a 3 day or 14 day cruise.



Also the time involved!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 24th, 2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By selctsys
I really think it takes at least a few days to...

I really think it takes at least a few days to relax on vacation unless this is really just a short weekend jaunt and the port is close to home. As such, the biggest difference is the time. For a 3...
Forum: South America February 23rd, 2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,725
Posted By selctsys
Both Argentina and Chile are 220 volts. My...

Both Argentina and Chile are 220 volts. My laptop and camera battery charger accept either 110 or 220, other items need a transformer.

What about your phone, doesn't that work as well? I leave...
Forum: South America February 21st, 2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,380
Posted By selctsys
Go out and see the sites! BA is a great city and...

Go out and see the sites! BA is a great city and well worth the visit. I would try and store my luggage somewhere - cruise line?, hotel?. If this was problematic, head out to EZE first thing and...
Forum: Disney February 21st, 2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By selctsys
I think we'll stay at the Hampton Inn. Not fancy,...

I think we'll stay at the Hampton Inn. Not fancy, but dependable ... and they have a decent breakfast. Since we have Hilton points to cover the stay, I figure we'll just do that. It's right there on...
Forum: Disney February 21st, 2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,848
Posted By selctsys
I don't believe the "more ships so they charge...

I don't believe the "more ships so they charge less" bit the DCL person gave. Disney charges more simply because they can. They have a niche product that is unlike anything else. Others have noted...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 21st, 2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,063
Posted By selctsys
Re: on boat cost

We are going on the ench. of the sea. What are some expenses we can occur......rock climbing, internet acess, ice cream, etc...Also is it worth it to buy the coupon books on ebay?
thanks

don't...
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