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Forum: All Things Cruising May 23rd, 2017, 01:58 PM
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2016 Cruising World in Review

For those who like statistics, here's what 2016 looked like in the cruising world.

Pete
Forum: Disney May 21st, 2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
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Depends on what you mean by 'worth it'. Is it...

Depends on what you mean by 'worth it'. Is it worth it financially? Is it worth it for the adventure or experience?

It's all relative. Some people think taking kids on a cruise costs too much...
Forum: Holland America May 17th, 2017, 04:15 PM
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Nieuw Amsterdam Open for Booking!

The brand new Nieuw Amsterdam is now open for booking through agents.

It will be based out of Ft. Lauderdale and doing some interested Caribbean itineraries.
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Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 15th, 2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,410
First, this is why you book with an agent, as...

First, this is why you book with an agent, as they would have gotten a copy of the documentation and they have the contact information to assist you with this, so you don't have to. Plus, they can...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 8th, 2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Carnival Changing Future Cruise Bookings

This just in from Carnival - yet another way to screw their guests.

Pete




IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CARNIVALíS ONBOARD BOOKING PROGRAM:

The test of the onboard booking program is...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 5th, 2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
I agree - smaller older ships are not a problem -...

I agree - smaller older ships are not a problem - I was just pointing out the obvious for those who prefer the newer bigger ships.

If you want something really different, MSC is offering a 7-night...
Forum: Cruise Deals May 4th, 2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Be Aware!! Some Driver Licenses Not Valid for Domestic Air Travel

In case you're not aware, a drivers license in some States may not be acceptable identification when flying domestically.

Check it out;

Real ID Act - Effective January 22, 2018

Beginning in...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 2nd, 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Carnival Developing New Port in Bahamas

Here's the story;

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/16801-carnival-to-develop-new-port-in-bahamas.html

Pete
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 2nd, 2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Not knowing your specific situation, the only...

Not knowing your specific situation, the only thing I can tell you to do is to check the U.S. State Department's website to determine exactly what you need. Basically, you'll need all required...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion May 2nd, 2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
I've moved your post to Seeking a Cruise...

I've moved your post to Seeking a Cruise Companion, as you'll have more luck in finding someone.

Having done a cruise around the Hawaiian islands, I can say from first-hand experience that I would...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 2nd, 2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Where are you going and from where? If it's...

Where are you going and from where?

If it's a closed-loop cruise - meaning you're leaving from and returning to the same U.S. port, and are going to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico, etc.,...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 28th, 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Hey, Manny; Besides NCL, there are a few...

Hey, Manny;

Besides NCL, there are a few others; Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Fathom are also going to Cuba.

Unfortunately, all of these are smaller older ships.

Pete
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 28th, 2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Not talking about any of the restaurants -...

Not talking about any of the restaurants - talking about the dining room.

The Triumph is a little different in that it has two dining rooms - one midship and one aft. Because of that, it's quite...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 27th, 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
This sounds to me that it's a package the agent...

This sounds to me that it's a package the agent put together, not P&O. So, you'll have to talk with the agent, because P&O would have no information about anything other than the cruise. However,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 26th, 2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
As I said, I could be wrong, but this was the...

As I said, I could be wrong, but this was the situation on our last Carnival cruise and it may have changed.

But if you really want the upper level and that happens to be anytime dining, you can...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 25th, 2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Since there is no balcony to overlook, I'm...

Since there is no balcony to overlook, I'm assuming you're talking about getting a table on the 2nd level of the dining room, so you can overlook the 1st level.

Problem is any recommendation...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 23rd, 2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
First, and yes, I'm obviously prejudice on the...

First, and yes, I'm obviously prejudice on the matter, make sure you book with an agent, preferably a Cruise Specialist. They can help answer all your questions and they charge nothing for their...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 21st, 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Cruise Executive's Compensation

Boy, am I in the wrong line of work! Unbelievable how much these people make;

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/16750-cruise-executive-compensation-breakdown-fain-highest-paid.html
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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 20th, 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
As Mike stated, once your cabin has been assigned...

As Mike stated, once your cabin has been assigned there are two chances of it changing - slim and none. However, sometimes your agent is able to work their magic and get your cabin changed for you -...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 20th, 2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
That's why it's always good to work with an...

That's why it's always good to work with an agent. They will have travel insurance companies they work with, know, and trust to provide a good product, at a good price, with good customer service. ...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 18th, 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,592
If you don't want to pre-pay the gratuities, just...

If you don't want to pre-pay the gratuities, just have them automatically charged to your onboard account. Then you don't have to worry about. But however you do the gratuities, don't stiff the...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 18th, 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Between those two, for 20-somethings, I...

Between those two, for 20-somethings, I personally think you'd find the Carnival Liberty a better option. It's a bigger newer ship and has more amenities than the Majesty of the Seas.

But if it...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 18th, 2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
First, talk to your agent, as they can provide a...

First, talk to your agent, as they can provide a wealth of information concerning what river cruises and river boats are best suited for your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

With that said, some...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Boy, do I agree with that one, Manny! We...

Boy, do I agree with that one, Manny!

We were leaving on a 2-1/2 week trip to Europe, which including a 1 week river cruise. We were very excited about getting to see all the Christmas markets. ...
Forum: Open Debate April 15th, 2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Thanks! I've got an appointment to take a...

Thanks!

I've got an appointment to take a look at my tinnitus (ringing in the ears). It was caused by mortar fire and not much they can do. Problem is, after that incident and shortly after...
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