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Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 29th, 2009, 11:33 AM
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Posted By emm
http://www.driverinrome.com/ We used this...

http://www.driverinrome.com/

We used this service for three port stops in Italy on our Brilliance trip and I cannot recommend them more highly!! we were a family of 5 (3 teens) We had three...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 29th, 2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By emm
They have also changed benefits via Next cruise...

They have also changed benefits via Next cruise -- I noticed some required a nonrefundable deposit in order to get the OBC if you didn't book a specific cruise. I didn't bother booking a future...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 17th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By emm
Whether there are lots of kids depends more on...

Whether there are lots of kids depends more on the time of year you sail rather than the specific cruiseline. During February, a non-vacation month for most US schools, you shouldn't see too many...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations August 15th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,403
Posted By emm
we used executive limosine for all of our Italy...

we used executive limosine for all of our Italy tours. We had different drivers on the three tours, and all were excellent.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 19th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By emm
Guess I'm the opposite of Edward -- I shop by...

Guess I'm the opposite of Edward -- I shop by price first -- what my primary interest in is a "cruise" -- and the ports are secondary, especially in the Caribbean. I also shop by the cost to fly to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 14th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By emm
I check air prices the same time I'm checking...

I check air prices the same time I'm checking cruise prices -- sometimes I find cheaper rates flying into FLL and out of MIA or vice versa -- I use Orbitz to find cheaper rates. Price the cruise,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 12th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By emm
I think you will see 50/50 on dress length. ...

I think you will see 50/50 on dress length. Black dresses are the most common -- depending on the time of year -- tropical prints are also very common. If you have to buy another dress -- you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 9th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,181
Posted By emm
I think they change the rules regarding this...

I think they change the rules regarding this frequently , so my comments here may be outdated. On our cruise last summer we could purchase duty free liquor in the gift shop on board -- there was an...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 7th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By emm
Cingular has cell service on a few of the larger...

Cingular has cell service on a few of the larger newer ships -- you can check which ones on their website. The cost of the call is not cheap -- about $2.50 iirc, but still much cheaper than ship's...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 7th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By emm
they took an imprint of my card last week, it was...

they took an imprint of my card last week, it was the same card I had used for online documentation.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 7th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By emm
I just got off the Sapphire princess -- I asked...

I just got off the Sapphire princess -- I asked about this at the guest services desk, and was told it was not allowed-- that "express" meant that you had your credit card on file. Since there was...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 7th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By emm
I have been on the Mariner -- and just returned...

I have been on the Mariner -- and just returned from the Sapphire Princess -- which I think is smaller than the Caribbean Princss??

I am a fan of Royal Caribbean -- I like Princess -- you will...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 7th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By emm
I can compare the Mariner to our recent Sapphire...

I can compare the Mariner to our recent Sapphire Princess. I would say that overall kids would enjoy the voyager class better. There are more pools on the Sapphire -- and freshwater, which...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 6th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By emm
You could probably put some onboard credit for...

You could probably put some onboard credit for them, I did this for my parents when I bought them a cruise.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 24th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
Posted By emm
The Holiday Inn long beach has a transfer and/or...

The Holiday Inn long beach has a transfer and/or parking package for cruisers -- the price includes transfers from the airport, to the ship, and then back to the airport, bottle of champagne,...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations February 17th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,127
Posted By emm
We had Remo in Rome, Fabrizio in Florence and...

We had Remo in Rome, Fabrizio in Florence and Someone else in Naples -all from driverinrome- they were all great -- in a way I'm glad we had 3 different drivers, as they each had their unique...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations February 17th, 2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,963
Posted By emm
Ditto driverinrome -- we used them for Florence,...

Ditto driverinrome -- we used them for Florence, Rome, and Naples -- they will get you back to the ship -- its very reasonable compared to ship's tours -- plus you will see tons more, and won't be...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 17th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By emm
If you don't care to rent a car -- we have used...

If you don't care to rent a car -- we have used a limo service, and it's worked out great. I would not use cruise transfers, as they tend to wait to fill up -- and I can't imagine too many...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 8th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By emm
I just booked thru Los Veranos for my upcoming...

I just booked thru Los Veranos for my upcoming 2-25 Sapphire trip.

I became a fan of non ship excursions on my cruise to the MEd last year. These people that are recommended by cruisecritic and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 7th, 2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,129
Posted By emm
I just got a quote for $45 for 2 passengers from...

I just got a quote for $45 for 2 passengers from Golden west for a towncar to transfer from LAX hotel to port, and same price from port to LAX. I think I read it was $40 or so for a taxi. I'm...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 7th, 2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By emm
We are also leaving in 2 weeks for this cruise --...

We are also leaving in 2 weeks for this cruise -- I was wondering about the weather -- I'm so used to packing tropical , will I need warmer clothing?? What's it like on the deck at night -- is this...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 7th, 2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By emm
The simplest is to ask when checking in -- you...

The simplest is to ask when checking in -- you can also request a key to their room to simplify checking up on them. SInce room keys are now ID keys -- It would save lots of time waiting in line...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 3rd, 2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By emm
We used Angie's transfer service for a party of 5...

We used Angie's transfer service for a party of 5 -- they have large vans, plus can use a trailer for your luggage -- it was flawless --
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 10th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,470
Posted By emm
I've been on about 10 cruises, on all lines. All...

I've been on about 10 cruises, on all lines. All I can say is that the food quality on RCL at least has gone way down over the years. This doesnt bother me much-- I know its to keep costs down, and...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 29th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By emm
I think its in bad form to tip for a change in...

I think its in bad form to tip for a change in dinner seating. If you wanted to tip at the end of the cruise -- along with other people that treated you especially well, then by all means -- but...
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