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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 25th, 2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By lulu48
Sorry to see this site go I agree on Fodors...

Sorry to see this site go

I agree on Fodors but there are other choices out there if you shop around
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 22nd, 2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,724
Posted By lulu48
Hopefully not at the table when dining :roll:

Hopefully not at the table when dining :roll:
Forum: All Things Cruising January 21st, 2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By lulu48
Exclamation Sounds like it is the "free" cruise deal the...

Sounds like it is the "free" cruise deal
the time share scam

that is the only line I know that would let you transfer the booking to different people
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 31st, 2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By lulu48
Usually the ships book them all up in advance ...

Usually the ships book them all up in advance
You could google excursions for GC & see if any of the 3rd party sites have space
Forum: All Things Cruising December 23rd, 2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By lulu48
some of them it is just stupidity & others have...

some of them it is just stupidity & others have a wish to go at sea
Both cases are sad for those left behind
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 21st, 2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By lulu48
it may depend on where you are going If a...

it may depend on where you are going
If a closed loop from the USA you do not need a passport
some cruise lines required a passport valid for 6 mths no matter if a closed loop cruise or not
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 15th, 2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By lulu48
I would probably not either but I would not like...

I would probably not either but I would not like losing all that money either :D


I somehow suspect it is not your $599 cruise ;)
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 14th, 2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By lulu48
not sure the rules there but most cruise lines...

not sure the rules there but most cruise lines if you cancel now you lose the money paid less port fees which are the only refundable portion

good luck
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 13th, 2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By lulu48
So are you saying you could have used your AZ DL ...

So are you saying you could have used your AZ DL without a problem ?

I would have played stupid at the port & say I did not notice the year was wrong ..I mean really it could have been a typo at...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 11th, 2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By lulu48
That is too bad they could not let you pass ...

That is too bad they could not let you pass

I would get your DL fixed soon at least before you travel again
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 11th, 2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By lulu48
What reason did they give you at check in to deny...

What reason did they give you at check in to deny your boarding???


I agree get a passport
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By lulu48
Question How old are your children ?

How old are your children ?
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
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, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
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, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
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, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
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, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
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, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
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 ...
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