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Forum: Viking River Cruises September 18th, 2014, 12:37 PM
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Just this morning I got a cruise review from two...

Just this morning I got a cruise review from two couples who returned from an Avalon cruise last weekend. Their first river cruise was on Viking and when they were ready to book their next river...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 17th, 2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Didn't mean to 'perturb' you. Everyone's opinion...

Didn't mean to 'perturb' you. Everyone's opinion is different. Just based on alot of feedback from our clients as well as our own personal experiences, Ama Waterways, Uniworld, and Avalon are just...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 16th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
First, Viking is a little less formal than some...

First, Viking is a little less formal than some of the nicer river cruise companies, but all are more informal than ocean cruises. For dinner, I just wore khakis and an Oxford button-down shirt or a...
Forum: Cruise Deals September 10th, 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Reminder; BOGOHO Ending

Just a reminder that the BOGOHO (Buy One Get One Half Off) special currently being offered by RCCL is scheduled to end on September 15th!

You have a choice of the following: 1) Buy One Guest, Get...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion September 10th, 2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
I hear what you're saying and agree. I just...

I hear what you're saying and agree.

I just wish the cruise lines made it more palatable for singles to cruise.

Pete
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion September 10th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Hi, Sujoy; I'll keep you in mind should I...

Hi, Sujoy;

I'll keep you in mind should I have someone looking to share a cabin.

In the meantime, I invite you to post in this area and I'm sure you'll find something or someone to share. It's...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion September 8th, 2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Maasdam 50-night 10/30/15

I have a 74-year old single gentleman who is looking for someone who would like to share a cabin on the Holland America Maasdam doing a 50-night cruise roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale leaving on...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 25th, 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
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: 289
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: 563
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: 845
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: 239
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: 312
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: 117
$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: 474
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: 2
Views: 166
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: 561
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: 284
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: 508
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: 389
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: 802
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: 226
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: 802
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: 226
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: 428
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...
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