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Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By lulu48
Question How old are your children ?

How old are your children ?
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By lulu48
No not good for children Nothing for them to...

No not good for children
Nothing for them to do onboard

Try something like American Queen if you are looking at small ships

or go with Disney, Carnival, RCCL, NCL
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 19th, 2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By lulu48
If $$ is an issue why not look at cruises from...

If $$ is an issue why not look at cruises from LA or San Diego, SFO down the coast
may try an oceanview cabin instead of the balcony ones
You are usually not in the cabin much
Shop around...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 18th, 2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By lulu48
I am not a big gambler so I take $20 pp pd but...

I am not a big gambler so I take $20 pp pd but sometime we do not go everyday & sometimes I get tired of losing so only donate $10 ;)

depends on your comfort level
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 18th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By lulu48
Also do you live near a port city or do you need...

Also do you live near a port city or do you need to fly there?
That will factor into the costs
How long do you want to cruise?
Do you have specific area to see EG" Caribbean, Bermuda, Pacific...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 6th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By lulu48
I know Oceania do not have co ed saunas/steam...

I know Oceania do not have co ed saunas/steam rooms
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 21st, 2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By lulu48
You can also get there from NY State Boldt...

You can also get there from NY State

Boldt Castle Shuttle (http://usboattours.com/1000islands/?page_id=29)
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 21st, 2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By lulu48
you could drive to Gananoque Ontario & take a...

you could drive to Gananoque Ontario & take a small sight seeing boat to Bolt castle
It is a short trip there & back
You would not be on the Blount boat in open waters for which they were...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 7th, 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By lulu48
Just to clarify ..we never pre tip we usually...

Just to clarify ..we never pre tip we usually give the housekeeping something on the last night if they have done something extra for us

Pete
we have not cruised Princess in a long time...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 7th, 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By lulu48
If the room stewards go above a7 beyond their...

If the room stewards go above a7 beyond their normal duties we would give around $20 just depends on what we ask them for
We are not usually high maintenance & do not leave a mess
we rarely...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 6th, 2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By lulu48
Pete I agree I think the travel industry is...

Pete I agree
I think the travel industry is trying to drive TA's nuts
Back in the day before internet you had to call the tour operators/cruise lines then relay the info to your client
then...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 6th, 2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By lulu48
maybe they have to turn it in until the ship...

maybe they have to turn it in until the ship confirms you did not remove the auto tip
lots of people wait until the last day then stiff the crew

that is why I put the cash in an envelope so...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By lulu48
I think that is how most lines handle the EXTRA...

I think that is how most lines handle the EXTRA cash tips

I used to hate having to make sure we had the right bills to put in the envelopes on the last night & going to dinner to find your...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By lulu48
I like the auto gratuities ..we still get hugs...

I like the auto gratuities ..we still get hugs from the crew at the end & tell them how much we enjoyed the service
we make a note in the final comment cards for those that have made our cruise ...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 2nd, 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By lulu48
It can depend on a lot of factors design, depth...

It can depend on a lot of factors design, depth of keel etc...
We have sailed a several ships smaller than the Holiday
The Holiday the walls were so thin you could hear the neighbours talking...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 1st, 2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By lulu48
Going from where ? There are several lines that...

Going from where ?
There are several lines that end the cruise in Shanghai
How long of a cruise ?
Forum: All Things Cruising August 30th, 2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By lulu48
Small ship is subjective What you may consider...

Small ship is subjective
What you may consider a small ship others may not ;)
Maybe mentioning size of ship or number of passengers would help in describing the size of ship

I prefer ones...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 30th, 2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By lulu48
Are you sailing on Blount ??? If so wipe...

Are you sailing on Blount ???

If so wipe anything about the larger ships from your mind it is NOTHING like a regular cruise

Take ear plugs & sea sick meds with you
The only good thing we...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 19th, 2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By lulu48
did you win this cruise ?? I have read the...

did you win this cruise ??
I have read the stories from this cruise line ..not pretty
I would chalk it up to a bad decision
Move on & book a well known cruise line the next time
the 3-5 days...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 17th, 2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By lulu48
1)first cruise we booked because my boss had...

1)first cruise we booked because my boss had done the cruise & it looked good she failed to mention it was 95% french speaking people
There was no internet back then so no research into the line...
Forum: Crewmembers August 15th, 2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By lulu48
there is a crew forum maybe someone there will...

there is a crew forum maybe someone there will know

Crewmembers - CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums (http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/crewmembers/)
Forum: Crewmembers August 14th, 2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By lulu48
do they have dentists on the UK based ships? ...

do they have dentists on the UK based ships?

I did not think they had them on ships at all just doctors/nurses
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff August 8th, 2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By lulu48
It can be a bit bumpy at times until you get...

It can be a bit bumpy at times until you get near Mexico
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 5th, 2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By lulu48
according to Princess steamers are NOT allowed ...

according to Princess steamers are NOT allowed

FAQ: Onboard Experience (http://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/onboard/experience.jsp) FAQ: Onboard Experience • for a...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 27th, 2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By lulu48
No not worth the hassle of having to pack a few...

No not worth the hassle of having to pack a few weeks ahead of time waiting for the company to pick it up etc...
You need to ship it to a hotel or contact the port agent to hold it until the ship...
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