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Forum: Disney July 16th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,901
Posted By kryos
Remember that when you figure the total cost of a...

Remember that when you figure the total cost of a cruise, you have to account for other charges that are not included in the cruise fare ... such as tips, soft drinks, dining, etc. If the food in...
Forum: Holland America July 16th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By kryos
I got offered a sweet deal once too ... the 2006...

I got offered a sweet deal once too ... the 2006 World Cruise in exchange for an overbooked 30-day Hawaii/South Pacific sailing. I can tell you, I was crying ... I wanted so bad to take advantage of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 25th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By kryos
They all do have a self-service laundry. Your...

They all do have a self-service laundry. Your bathroom sink and that line that stretches across the length of the shower. That's what I use on short cruises. Now on my longer sailings, I take...
Forum: Holland America May 18th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By kryos
I too think you were "taken" by the dock worker. ...

I too think you were "taken" by the dock worker. I have heard a couple of times ... when passengers tried to "slide" the porter a couple of dollars being told that the bag tags are $5 each. I have...
Forum: Holland America May 18th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By kryos
I've heard of people tipping in the Pinnacle...

I've heard of people tipping in the Pinnacle Grill, but I personally don't do it. I don't even tip my servers in the dining room anything extra unless there is an overriding reason to do so. HAL...
Forum: Crystal May 18th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,910
Posted By kryos
No, you deserve it. You work hard. :) Blue...

No, you deserve it. You work hard. :)

Blue skies ...

--rita
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By kryos
Oh, for God's sake! If you're out by the pool...

Oh, for God's sake! If you're out by the pool and you get splashed every now and then, is that a life-altering event? Children will be children. They will run around, they will play, and yes ......
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,253
Posted By kryos
Do You HAVE TO tell them about rip cord?...

Do You HAVE TO tell them about rip cord? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:[/quote]Or the reserve? :)

Just kidding, just kidding. :)

Blue skies ...

--rita
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,253
Posted By kryos
And this, in my opinion, is an excellent rule of...

And this, in my opinion, is an excellent rule of thumb. Depends on the cruise ship and on the dining venue. If one is on RCI or Carnival on a cruise where there are a lot of children onboard,...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,253
Posted By kryos
The problem here is that the kids are told to...

The problem here is that the kids are told to express their opinions, but are provided with little to no guidance on how and when to do so. Yes, we may want certain things, but there is a time and...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,253
Posted By kryos
Poor thing. Thank God she had you nice people to...

Poor thing. Thank God she had you nice people to keep a watchful eye on her.

Her "parents," in my humble opinion, should be tossed overboard. They're worthless. That may sound harsh, but I'm...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,954
Posted By kryos
Re: Tipping the Maitre d'

You're not a jerk. I tip the matri'd squat. Other than a smile and a thank you, he gets nothing whatsoever from me.

The matre'd is management. His alternate title is Dining Room Manager. As a...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 13th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,735
Posted By kryos
Re: Greedy cruisers

If they eat that stuff, then I have no problem with it whatsoever. Put 30 pancakes on your plate if you want. But what kind of upsets me a little, though I try not to be too judgmental, is the...
Forum: Holland America May 13th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By kryos
Holland America just added some awesome 14-day...

Holland America just added some awesome 14-day cruise itineraries round trip from Seattle to the Alaska mix for 2010. While it's not a cruise tour, per se, they do look quite interesting. You might...
Forum: Crystal May 13th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,910
Posted By kryos
Ummmm ... mind, body and spirit, huh? My feeling...

Ummmm ... mind, body and spirit, huh? My feeling would be that butler is all I would need to have all the mind and spiritual peace I'd need! :)

As long as the food is good, the body will be very...
Forum: Crystal May 12th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,910
Posted By kryos
After reading what you've written so far, I know...

After reading what you've written so far, I know that I absolutely have to try a luxury cruise one of these days.

I love the service on Holland America (my cruise line of choice), but this sounds...
Forum: Holland America April 21st, 2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By kryos
The only time we bothered with reservations was...

The only time we bothered with reservations was if a friend and I wanted to dine by ourselves that evening and wanted a table for two. Otherwise, I never bothered with reservations and never waited...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 21st, 2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By kryos
Re: What's with the gallery?

I know what you mean. I use those galleries to post a picture of the day to the home page, and I'm starting to have trouble not repeating.

Can someone please post some pics?

Blue skies ...
...
Forum: Singles April 2nd, 2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,705
Posted By kryos
Well, then we just have to get them back. Let me...

Well, then we just have to get them back. Let me see what I can do.

Blue skies ...

--rita
Forum: Holland America April 2nd, 2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By kryos
Re: 35 day cruise

Oh, no ... no ... no. Too short maybe, but never, even too long!

I did a 35 day cruise on the Statendam last September/October and it was just heavenly. Unlike a "normal" seven or ten-day...
Forum: Singles March 27th, 2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,102
Posted By kryos
See the survey that's a sticky on the top of this...

See the survey that's a sticky on the top of this board. Put your comments in there and by the middle of April, I will set something fun up for us CruiseMates to enjoy.

How's that?

Blue skies...
Forum: Holland America March 24th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By kryos
Re: Upgrades

A "usual" upgrade will be just what the OP got ... the same general type of cabin, but on a higher deck. A great upgrade will be one "type" of cabin to another, such as on my last cruise ... from an...
Forum: Holland America March 24th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By kryos
I can well understand that for a family, $44.00...

I can well understand that for a family, $44.00 per day in tips can seem a bit excessive. I would suggest, however, that you don't totally remove the auto-tips for the kids. Maybe leave one of the...
Forum: Singles March 24th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,705
Posted By kryos
CruiseMates Singles Cruise

Okay, here's the poll. I hope everyone will respond and maybe we can kick something off.

CruiseMates cruises are always so much fun. I can't imagine what a great time can be had if we do our own...
Forum: Singles March 23rd, 2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By kryos
Re: Single Parent's with kids

I haven't heard of a specific cruise for single parents, but we're thinking a CruiseMates singles sailing in the latter part of this year. That would include single parents who would like to bring...
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