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Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 1st, 2003, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: 1st time cruise

You can find a lot of tips on my website at http://www.vsn.org/cruise. I wrote it directly after my first cruise so I'd have the perspective of the first time cruisers and my questions would still...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 26th, 2003, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: First Time Cruiser

If you want more to read, be sure to check out my website below.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 24th, 2003, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: first time

You might get some additional tips from my website listed below. Most of all, relax and have fun!!
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 24th, 2003, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Vegetarian Eating?

This might help... The complete 4th of July menu from the Radiance last year is posted at my website (listed below). I was impressed that it wasn't spaghetti or pasta primavera as the only veggie...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 24th, 2003, 01:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,415
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Weight Loss Before Cruise

Just want to post my vote for Weight Watchers. I've lost 75 pounds!! It's slow but steady and I know its for life this time!!!
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 24th, 2003, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Formal Dress Question?

A picture worth a thousand words. Check it out.

Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 24th, 2003, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Alaskan Cruise

You might get more ideas by checking out my webpage, story of my Alaska cruise with hints and pictures...But I have to concur, layers is the way to go with a waterproof top layer.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 19th, 2003, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,257
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: POLL: How much time do you spend together on a cruise?

Sea days we don't spend much time together at all. We wants to spend the entire day in the hot tub, I want to do activities and experience things - plus I'm not a big fan of chlorine. But we meet...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 19th, 2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: From the Summit/ Day 8

Hi Steve!!

It was great to meet you and Barb as well. I had a great time myself...and I'm not just saying that because I got the day off work. I'll make sure to get that Ivar's Chowder to you...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 18th, 2002, 09:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 575
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Poll: what type cabin do you book

Inside. I rather cruise once a year and have an inside cabin that I spend little time in then pay the price for an outside and cruise every other year. When I win the lottery, things may change.
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 1st, 2002, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: Wait - don't leave yet....

A picture is worth a thousand words. You can see a sampling of dining room attire at http://www.vsn.org/cruise/dine_grp_www.jpg. The full gamut of attire is displayed here.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 25th, 2002, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: Re: Re: Credit/Debit Cards?

My husband used his debit card. I'm not sure how much the pre-authorized, but I think he had about $1400 in the account, we ended up with a final bill of $593. He never had problems using his card...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 24th, 2002, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: POLL- Are U LOYAL or do U like to PLAY the field?

I guessing I'll be a very loyal cruiser. Our first RCI cruise was wonderful and looking to the future their prices are good, and many itineraries exist that we'll want to see. I wouldn't object to...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 19th, 2002, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By VickiVSN

Almost makes sense to me. When you book a cruise, there is always additional Port Fees and Taxes tacked on. It might be worth looking at the cruiseline's website and see what it would normally cost...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 19th, 2002, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Brilliance of the Seas

I have a lot of information on her sister the Radiance of the Seas at my website below. There is also a link to 296 pictures of the Radiance. A poor substitute, but maybe worth some small instant...
Forum: CruiseMates Group Cruises August 18th, 2002, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Kuki-Fall 2003

We've been looking at the Brilliance 11-day cruise 11/24/2003.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 15th, 2002, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: Re: state rooms

We went with another couple where the wife is claustophobic. We both had inside rooms. The room didn't bother her a bit just as long as the air worked. And it did.

I LOVED my inside cabin. It...
Forum: Gambling and Games August 14th, 2002, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 875
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: Bingo

Royal Caribbean - Radiance of the Seas

Bingo was offered about twice a day. The cost was $20 for 3 cards or $35 for 6 cards all for five games. Each of the five games would be a different Bingo...
Forum: Alaska August 12th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By VickiVSN

Visit Granville Island. This was my favorite spot when my husband and I took a long weekend there last year. Another thing we did that might sound a little weird, we jumped on their light rail line...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 12th, 2002, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: How do you decide on what cruiseline

Talk to your travel agent. I had not found any cruise discussion sites prior to booking my first cruise. I went in to my TA and told her what cruise I had found on the Internet which was a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 12th, 2002, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: First Time Cruisers Website

Oh how rude of me. You are so right. How dare I plug my website with narry a mention of yours. ;-) I am happy to say that has been rememdied in my links section.

Unfortunately I had not found...
Forum: Alaska August 12th, 2002, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Pool Tables

One night on the Radiance we had hit some pretty rough seas. Some thoughtful crew member had put a ball right in the middle of the table. Timing was such that as we exited (stumbling I may add))...
Forum: Alaska August 12th, 2002, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: Paying for onboard expenses

At one of the bars, their little swipe card reader wasn't working right. The bartender asked if we had made a cash deposit thinking maybe we had hit the limit. But he called down and they said it...
Forum: Alaska August 12th, 2002, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Re: Canada Border Crossing

Crossing the border into Canada at the Blaine, WA Peace Arch took about an hour to get through. Coming back the other way after the cruise took us 2 1/2 hours to get through. We all had passports...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 12th, 2002, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By VickiVSN
Re: Silly Survey: Is "cruise" coffee really that

On our recent Alaska cruise on the Radiance of the Seas, we were served Seattle's Best Coffee and it tasted fine to me. I also happen to be a left-coast coffee snob. Also coffee shop with SBC...
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