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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 15th, 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Sistersolo
Go with an annual policy

Both CSA and Allianz, and probably some others, offer an annual insurance policy that for some reason is not widely advertised. I travel quite a bit and this not only assures me medical care and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 25th, 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Sistersolo
My yearbook future plans said that I would attend...

My yearbook future plans said that I would attend Georgia Tech to study electrical engineering, which I did; and I worked in the microwave industry for several years. What the yearbook DIDN'T say...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 20th, 2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sistersolo
Although I prefer ships smaller than the Vista,...

Although I prefer ships smaller than the Vista, and my one experience on NCL was horrid, I'm still a "go" for either cruise. And for those on a tight budget, I'm sure that half of a double is less...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 11th, 2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sistersolo
I missed the last "unofficial" cruise because I...

I missed the last "unofficial" cruise because I already had other plans, so the early heads-up for this one is really appreciated --- I'd dearly love to meet some of you! I'm really easy to please,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 17th, 2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By Sistersolo
Canuckity, we did that China tour several years...

Canuckity, we did that China tour several years ago, and it was great! Particularly when they include "free" airfare, the cost is not bad. Haggling with the street vendors adds to the fun.

This...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 8th, 2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Sistersolo
The only person I've met who lived on a cruise...

The only person I've met who lived on a cruise ship said that otherwise, she'd be in an assisted living facility. A cruise ship was actually less expensive, and she had an endless supply of people...
Forum: Open Debate May 4th, 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,121
Posted By Sistersolo
Politics is essentially the New Hampshire state...

Politics is essentially the New Hampshire state sport, and one in which I have enthusiastically participated in the past. I stopped running for re-election 12 years ago, partly because I wanted more...
Forum: Tipping April 5th, 2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By Sistersolo
Surfing lesson?

Okay, it's not really a cruise question, but some of you must be able to tell me: what is appropriate to tip a surfing instructor? (They do get tips, don't they?)

I will be in Hawaii next week...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 14th, 2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Sistersolo
I absolutely love to cruise, but even I will...

I absolutely love to cruise, but even I will admit that two of my cruises have not lived up to my expectations. They were not "bad", just not as good as the others. Geekins, you may experience some...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion January 18th, 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 44,293
Posted By Sistersolo
I just got back last evening from a 7-day western...

I just got back last evening from a 7-day western Caribbean cruise with another member of this great group. Both of us have found other cruisemates here in the past, so we pretty well knew how to...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 2nd, 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By Sistersolo
My husband and I did this cruise, in the opposite...

My husband and I did this cruise, in the opposite direction, a couple of years ago, in early February. About all I can tell you is to be prepared for anything. I was really looking forward to some...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 2nd, 2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Sistersolo
I'm late getting to this thread because I've been...

I'm late getting to this thread because I've been away since before Christmas. I like just about all the Christmas songs except the "chipmunks".

What I really wanted to comment on was how much...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 10th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By Sistersolo
The best way to meet people is just to be...

The best way to meet people is just to be friendly. I've struck up a conversation with someone near me on the check-in line, and then run into the same people several times on board the ship. Of...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion November 23rd, 2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 97,579
Posted By Sistersolo
Would any of you ladies be interested in the...

Would any of you ladies be interested in the April 15, 2016 Celebrity cruise from Hawaii to Vancouver?
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 15th, 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By Sistersolo
Okay, it's true that what one person likes,...

Okay, it's true that what one person likes, another won't. Still, you asked for opinions, so here's mine. I just got back from my 26th cruise, first with RCCL. I was on the Liberty OTS on a...
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs November 14th, 2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Sistersolo
When my two children were young we lived in a...

When my two children were young we lived in a town that offfered swimming lessons at the town pond. Over the course of several weeks I became good friends with a woman who lived on the other side of...
Forum: Viking River Cruises October 5th, 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By Sistersolo
On the Viking cruises my husband and I have...

On the Viking cruises my husband and I have taken, very few people changed for dinner unless they had been doing something strenuous during the day. Cords and a clean shirt (or blouse for the lady)...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion October 5th, 2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 97,579
Posted By Sistersolo
Ginger, thanks for thinking of me, but that one...

Ginger, thanks for thinking of me, but that one won't work for me, either.
Forum: Crewmembers September 26th, 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By Sistersolo
Unless those numbers are in centimeters, that's a...

Unless those numbers are in centimeters, that's a HUGE bag. If you really fill it, you'll probably be over the weight limits, too.

But to answer your question, it's best to always assume the most...
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs September 14th, 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Sistersolo
VERY good one. Pass-it-on kind of good.

VERY good one. Pass-it-on kind of good.
Forum: Holland America September 12th, 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By Sistersolo
Although it's been 6 years since I was last on...

Although it's been 6 years since I was last on the Maasdam, I've been on other HAL ships as recently as last week. They all have had ATM's, but they dispense only dollars. The purser also does not...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 11th, 2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Sistersolo
I've been on both ships, and if there's nothing...

I've been on both ships, and if there's nothing in the itinerary to encourage you one way or the other, I'd also go with the Silhouette. The layout of the buffet, and the variety of food choices...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 11th, 2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,393
Posted By Sistersolo
Moraine, thank you for the comment. I've been...

Moraine, thank you for the comment. I've been off on an Alaska cruise-tour, and ignored e-mail the whole while, which is why I didn't respond sooner.

Since I couldn't find a cabin partner, I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 27th, 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,393
Posted By Sistersolo
Thanks for thinking of me, folks! However, I've...

Thanks for thinking of me, folks! However, I've given up on finding someone to share with, and made alternate plans for next February.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 24th, 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Sistersolo
Hi, Mike. It was definitely 1978 when I...

Hi, Mike.

It was definitely 1978 when I bought my Kaypro. November or early December. I remember because we had just moved to New Hampshire that July, and our house in Massachusetts sold for...
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