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Forum: River Cruises October 4th, 2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,113
Posted By JHawk
Mississippi River Cruises returning in 2012

American Cruise Line is currently building a 140-passenger ship to service the New Orleans-Memphis route once handled by Delta Queen.

Seven night cruises are expected to begin in August of 2012....
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 4th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,666
Posted By JHawk
NCL has had something similar for awhile (2...

NCL has had something similar for awhile (2 pieces of checked luggage, 50 lbs. each). Cruise lines are becoming more and more like the airlines as far as restrictions go.

However, if you are...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 25th, 2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By JHawk
Although I have not used the internet on Royal...

Although I have not used the internet on Royal Caribbean, I think the policies and prices are quite similar across lines. Yes, you will be charged per minute when your package expires. However every...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 25th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,682
Posted By JHawk
Not unusual, but of course not offered on older...

Not unusual, but of course not offered on older cruise ships: Internet Access.

Also current charges for bingo and things like Wine Tasting and Martini Mixing "classes."
Forum: Shopping! September 25th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,077
Posted By JHawk
As mentioned, you should have no trouble finding...

As mentioned, you should have no trouble finding shopping in these ports, as the stores are primarily on the main streets.

In Skagway, most everything is on the main drag (Broadway) or visible on...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines September 11th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,642
Posted By JHawk
Cruise West strands passengers, "restructuring"

One ship's travel was stopped completely; others are completing trips through October. No new bookings accepted.

Passengers Stranded As Cruise Line 'Restructures' : NPR...
Forum: Asia September 8th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,859
Posted By JHawk
New Shanghai cruise terminal

New Shanghai cruise terminal to be completed by 2012.

China a new cruiser (http://www.canada.com/China+cruiser/3490738/story.html)

"Once it's fully functional, Shanghai will be able to handle...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 19th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By JHawk
Technically the problem is not entering (Canadian...

Technically the problem is not entering (Canadian officials didn't check anything on a recent cruise) but rather re-entering the U.S. once you are back in Seattle. There U.S. customs and immigration...
Forum: Alaska July 19th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By JHawk
I think people go there just to say they have...

I think people go there just to say they have been to the Arctic Circle - gives them bragging rights.

Saw a picture of the facilities at Coldfoot - and they were nothing to write home about.
Forum: Alaska July 19th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By JHawk
We checked the Alaska forecast all week before...

We checked the Alaska forecast all week before sailing...and most ports said 60% chance of rain. But in reality, we only had one day of rain when we got there. (We got lucky!)

So you can't...
Forum: Hotels July 9th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By JHawk
Was just in Seattle, and cab ride from airport to...

Was just in Seattle, and cab ride from airport to dock area was about $50 with tip.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 9th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 824
Posted By JHawk
Mailbox = yes. Phone booth? Isn't that what we...

Mailbox = yes.
Phone booth? Isn't that what we have cars for - to sit in while we make calls?
Forum: Celebrity June 21st, 2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By JHawk
Per their website, "Guided tours are ongoing...

Per their website, "Guided tours are ongoing daily," which is also what I remember from visiting a few years ago. General Admission is $12.

Don't remember about petting the cats. Although you will...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 28th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By JHawk
Factors and Information

The general rule that is always quoted regarding travel insurance is not to buy from the travel provider (e.g. cruise line). One reason is that if the cruise line defaults, you are out of luck. Also,...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 24th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,639
Posted By JHawk
"Best wishes from Barack and Michelle." Love...

"Best wishes from Barack and Michelle."
Love it!
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports May 16th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By JHawk
How early is "early?" There are several factors...

How early is "early?" There are several factors to consider with respect to being able to make a particular flight - speed of debarkation on the ship itself, customs, distance to the airport, typical...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 4th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,831
Posted By JHawk
Spacewoman- If the cruise lines operated the...

Spacewoman-
If the cruise lines operated the way the airlines do, THEY WOULD! :)
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 4th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By JHawk
Plus Price

Not to mention that the models above are $339 each ($1350 investment total).
Not saying anybody's grandchildren aren't WORTH that...just thinking maybe you didn't have that in mind! :)
Forum: Hotels May 4th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By JHawk
Considerations

The Edgewater (right beside pier) and Marriott Waterfront (across the street from the pier) are usually mentioned as "close" options. They are also near Pike Place Market and not terribly far from...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 4th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,264
Posted By JHawk
I think an extension cord would fit nicely in a...

I think an extension cord would fit nicely in a bra. Now just have to bring Dolly Parton as a roommate to carry the Hibachi. :)
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 17th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By JHawk
Agree with all other posters about the annoyance...

Agree with all other posters about the annoyance of kicking kids. Also agree that more than about 3 moos or baas would get old.

If you want "noise," I have seen a lot of success with movies or...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 17th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By JHawk
ROFL! Somehow these folks have avoided all...

ROFL!

Somehow these folks have avoided all newspaper, tv, radio and internet news, apparently!
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 17th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By JHawk
Crop in advance

You could edit the original photo, using any photo software that you may have or a simple utility such as Paint (which comes with most Windows computers). You would want to crop the photo so that...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 17th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By JHawk
Bundle packing

You might also want to consider bundle packing (folding all items in a bundle together). This has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum, but here is a link to helpful videos and/or basic...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,390
Posted By JHawk
May benefit some

Also read that (understandably) the situation has brought about an increase of inquiries regarding transatlantic sailings on the Queen Mary 2.
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