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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 17th, 2017, 11:56 PM
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Views: 173
We're finally leaving Huntsville to go home and...

We're finally leaving Huntsville to go home and I'm sure hoping and praying we don't have to turn around and leave home again! That would definitely suck!!

But our thoughts and prayers are...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 16th, 2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Several E. Carib Ports Closed Due to Irma

Looks like it might be a while before some of these ports are open to cruise ships;
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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 14th, 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Book it through an agent. They're going to get...

Book it through an agent. They're going to get the exact same price (sometimes better) and they charge nothing for their service. If you have any problems and book directly through the cruise line,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 13th, 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Just got word that after 4 days the power was...

Just got word that after 4 days the power was finally turned on at our house about 30 minutes ago!! Yeah!!!

But we're not in a hurry to get home.

As I mentioned, I had a friend leave Atlanta...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 12th, 2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Thank you!! I just heard from a friend who...

Thank you!!

I just heard from a friend who went to Atlanta to stay for a few days and is driving home today. I heard from him at 5:30pm that he left at 8:30am and only got 300 miles in 9 hours -...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 12th, 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Talked to our neighbor this morning and they're...

Talked to our neighbor this morning and they're still without power, which also means no water. They said could be another few days.

The local grocery store is open, but no water, no ice, and no...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 11th, 2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Thanks, Robin!! Just got word from a great...

Thanks, Robin!!

Just got word from a great friend who went by our house to check it out and see how we did.

The center of the hurricane was predicted to go right over our house as a Category 4...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 10th, 2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Glad you fared so well, Manny. Our...

Glad you fared so well, Manny.

Our electricity went off around 6:00pm, which we knew would happen. That's why we took everything out of our refrigerator and freezer, and brought it with us. Now...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 10th, 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
They were pretty close to their predictions. The...

They were pretty close to their predictions. The eye started hitting our area a little after 8:00pm - they predicted 8:00, but luckily it went about 30-40 miles east of our house - they predicted it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 9th, 2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Thanks. Yep, glad we listened to the...

Thanks.

Yep, glad we listened to the European model!! Looks to hit our house head on. We're just hoping we don't get the storm surge they're estimating. We're at 10-1/2 feet and they saying it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 8th, 2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Definitely going to be one for the ages! I...

Definitely going to be one for the ages!

I told everyone - they haven't had a major hurricane in Florida in 10 years. Now that we've built a new house, we'll get 3 this year!! Just our luck!
...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 8th, 2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Thanks, Donna! We're good for now. We're...

Thanks, Donna! We're good for now. We're staying at our daughter's house in Huntsville, AL. Of course, our grandson is very excited to have us here!

Pete
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 8th, 2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Well, now we're really glad we left when we did. ...

Well, now we're really glad we left when we did. Just got the official word that our neighborhood is now under mandatory evacuation and everyone is required to leave.

At least as of right now, it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 7th, 2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,129
Thanks, Robin! We decided to pack up and...

Thanks, Robin!

We decided to pack up and leave Cape Coral yesterday, as we didn't want to get caught down there during the hurricane. We just weren't really prepared for something like that,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 5th, 2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Most ships in all the major cruise lines go...

Most ships in all the major cruise lines go through a refurbishment about every 3 to 4 years, so it really depends on where your ship is in the cycle. If it's due for refurbishment, then it will...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 5th, 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Surprised your agent wasn't able to provide you...

Surprised your agent wasn't able to provide you this information, but the Fascination was in drydock in 2015 and is scheduled for drydock again the first two weeks of February 2018.

Pete
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 4th, 2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 880
First, this is why you should always book through...

First, this is why you should always book through an agent - they have contact information not available to you and can get problems solved quicker and easier than you can without you going through...
Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising September 3rd, 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Just remember, don't pay alot of attention to the...

Just remember, don't pay alot of attention to the prices shown on VTG. You can use them for shopping comparison purposes, but VTG does not update their prices on a regular basis and are very often...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 3rd, 2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
John Heald gave an explanation on his Facebook...

John Heald gave an explanation on his Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/JohnHeald/photos/a.156041891105047.26437.144285012280735/863715490337680/?type=1&theater
Forum: All Things Cruising September 1st, 2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Clear Out Cookies - Save Money!

I just had a client make an airline reservation on the Southwest Airlines website. Before she could actually book the reservation, she had to go to a meeting. When she came back to her computer,...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 1st, 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
They will tell you 7 to 10 business days, but...

They will tell you 7 to 10 business days, but depending on your credit card company, it can more or less. Normally, we see refunds within a few days.

Pete
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 28th, 2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
I gave up on IE years ago and now use Chrome. ...

I gave up on IE years ago and now use Chrome. Much happier with it. Takes a while to set it up the way you want it, but once done, it works really well.

I also use https://www.standsapp.org for...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 24th, 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
I always suggest signing up for a future cruise...

I always suggest signing up for a future cruise while on a current cruise, if you plan to use that same cruise line again.

First, you can let them know you want your agent to service your...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 24th, 2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
First, I'll preface my statements by saying that...

First, I'll preface my statements by saying that yes, I'm a little prejudice on the matter.

But with that said, knowing what I know now after having my own business for more than 15 years, if I...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 23rd, 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
I agree with Manny on this one! I've had my...

I agree with Manny on this one!

I've had my own business for 15 years and I always tell my clients that I would prefer them to call me with their credit card information. It's the safest way to...
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