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Forum: All Things Cruising August 25th, 2014, 03:56 PM
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I talk to people all the time who tell me they...

I talk to people all the time who tell me they never get seasick on small boats, but do when on a big cruise ship. And conversely, I've had people tell me they never get sick on a cruise ship, but...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 25th, 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Ginger pills work best; over-the-counter, cheap,...

Ginger pills work best; over-the-counter, cheap, and absolutely no side affects.

All those other pills and patches can have unwanted side affects; drowsy, dizzy, light-headed, loss of appetite,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 23rd, 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Here is RCCL's official policy on the matter; ...

Here is RCCL's official policy on the matter;

Q: Can I bring liquor or non-alcoholic beverages (from home or from a port) onboard?

A: Guests are not allowed to bring beer, hard liquor or...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 23rd, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Carnival Pride to Offer New Deployments From Baltimore

We've been saying all along that for the most part, the Pride was only offering 7-night Bahamas cruises and people were getting tired of the same old itinerary, so they wanted more. Looks like...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 21st, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Princess 3-for-Free Sales Event

Check out this Princess sale, which you're finding out about two weeks before it's officially announced!!

During this limited time sale -- which starts September 3 and ends November 20 -- we're...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 20th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Definitely do not want to take the cruise line...

Definitely do not want to take the cruise line transfers - cost more and you have to wait until the bus gets there, then wait until they fill it up.

Taxi is about $20 plus $1 a bag. There's a...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 20th, 2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
$249 7-night Cruise on MSC Divina - 3-day Sale!!

MSC DIVINA
3 DAY SALE - BOOK TODAY AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED


For 3 days only, we're offering select 2014 Caribbean sailings from only $249 (plus tax).
Book Balcony (starting at $549), Suite, or...
Forum: Alaska August 19th, 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
First, I would not suggest those sea bands - they...

First, I would not suggest those sea bands - they work based on accupressure and don't have the success rates of other methods. One of the best things to do is take ginger pills - no side affects...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 19th, 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
3-Nights Celebrity Constellation

Have you ever wanted to try a Celebrity cruise, but didn't want to go for a whole week?

Well, here's your opportunity to go on the Celebrity Constellation® for one of their very rare 3-night...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 16th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
When we found out we were going on a last minute...

When we found out we were going on a last minute trip to China, we had to quickly get our passports renewed as they were expiring in less than 6 months. We had to pay the expedited fee, but sent...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff August 16th, 2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Yep, like Dave said. Besides, you're going...

Yep, like Dave said.

Besides, you're going on a private island to enjoy a day at the beach - shop on the ship and don't waste a beautiful day on a beautiful island.

Pete
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 16th, 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
First, where were you reading all these...

First, where were you reading all these 'negative' reviews? If it's on that other forum site, it's full of people who love to complain about everything! They even complain when the water is too...
Forum: MSC Cruises August 16th, 2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
First, let your agent do this - that's their job....

First, let your agent do this - that's their job.

Second, MSC does offer some good single rates - just have to know when and where.

Pete
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 15th, 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
First, I never hang out on that other forum -...

First, I never hang out on that other forum - it's full of a bunch of know-it-all's who know nothing except how to complain about everything.

Second, I've never had any of my MANY Princess...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 15th, 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
As I always say, "Best price is often not the...

As I always say, "Best price is often not the best deal." Well, in a way, the opposite is also true; the best deal is not always the best price.

I see this all the time where a special comes out...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 15th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
With Princess when making the booking, your agent...

With Princess when making the booking, your agent can specifically request; 1) no upgrade, 2) upgrade within current type only (i.e. inside to inside, oceanview to oceanview, etc), or 3) upgrade to...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 15th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
I hear what you're saying, Mike! Seems like...

I hear what you're saying, Mike!

Seems like we have been inundated more with specials lately than we have in the past. Guess they're just trying harder to fill those ships during non-peak...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 15th, 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
As Thom stated, we have never had any problems...

As Thom stated, we have never had any problems with water bottles, either.

As for the steamer, according to their policies, they are not allowed. However, we bought a small folding travel one at...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 15th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Big RCCL WOW Sale This Weekend!

Check it out, then give us a call!

And by the way, this is combinable with the current BOGOHO (buy one get one half off) special!!

Pete & Nancy Peterson (http://www.storybookcruises.com)...
Forum: Celebrity August 14th, 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Just to clarify, you can bring two 750ml bottles...

Just to clarify, you can bring two 750ml bottles of wine or champagne per stateroom onboard at the initial embarkation port only. And the corkage fee is $25 if you bring it into any bar or dining...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 13th, 2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Yeah, I saw that, too. Should be more like...

Yeah, I saw that, too. Should be more like $1600. But when you subtract $1000 from the total for Princess, it still equals the price for RSSC, which is by far a much more luxury-class experience.
...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 13th, 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
So far, we've not been made aware of this...

So far, we've not been made aware of this impacting any cruises in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Mexico, or Canada. When cruising to these places, the 6-month rule does not yet...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 13th, 2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Good Reminder About Passports

I posted this in another area, but thought I'd better post it in the First Time Cruisers' area as well since they're more apt to not know the requirements.

We're constantly telling our clients to...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 13th, 2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Good Reminder About Passports

We're constantly telling our clients to make sure that when they are traveling to foreign countries to make sure their passports do not expire within 6 months after the end of their trip.

Here's...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 12th, 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
RSSC to Tahiti

I saw these tables comparing cruises in Tahiti and thought it was very revealing. Goes to show what I always say, "Best price is not necessarily the best deal!"

Let us know if you have any...
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