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Forum: MSC Cruises January 11th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: looking to cruise on 4/18

Haven't been on this ship yet but I hear 60 is young for this ship.

Don
Forum: MSC Cruises January 8th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,162
Posted By dawcruiser
My travel agent told me if I liked Costa I woud...

My travel agent told me if I liked Costa I woud live MSC.

She went on and told me MSC wasn't as flashy as Carnival or other lines. They are not as much over the top in activities. But if you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 29th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By dawcruiser
[quote="Divemaster"]Guess its all a matter of...

[quote="Divemaster"]Guess its all a matter of perspective. $55 per day = about a $1,700 per month house payment (including sky high property taxes), which would be for a modest, newish Texas house. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 29th, 2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By dawcruiser
UPDATE IN Granduer of the Seas sailing 1/13/07. ...

UPDATE IN Granduer of the Seas sailing 1/13/07.

I Just got a price reduction. It seems because I am 60 I ocassionally get a special rate. The cruise, including all fees and taxes, for 2 dropped...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 28th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,030
Posted By dawcruiser
On our last cruise. I left my medicine in the...

On our last cruise. I left my medicine in the car when we parked. My wife thought I got it and I thought I heard her say she had gotten it. It had fell on the floor and I didn't see it.

We got...
Forum: Tipping December 25th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,238
Posted By dawcruiser
MSC Lirica Tipping?

Does the Lirica really charge your onboard account for $12.00 per day per passenger for the tip?

I tip and think everyone should but isn't $12.00 a little steep. RCI is $9.75 per day another...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 25th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By dawcruiser
Wrong!! They might not enforce a weight limit...

Wrong!! They might not enforce a weight limit but there is one. I refer you to RCI contract.

.......2. (a) Each adult Passenger is permitted to carry up to two hundred pounds (200 lbs.) of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 25th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,741
Posted By dawcruiser
When it comes to cruising I am Mr. Cheap. I...

When it comes to cruising I am Mr. Cheap.

I have two cruises booked so far for 2007. Both are inside cabins with all the discounts I could find and on 4/7/06 I am paying for a 11 night to...
Forum: Tipping December 22nd, 2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,066
Posted By dawcruiser
Merry Christmas Don

Merry Christmas

Don
Forum: Costa November 12th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By dawcruiser
My next cruise will be on the Costa Magica this...

My next cruise will be on the Costa Magica this coming November 26th. We have cruised on most all of the mass market lines except Celebrity. We have 17 cruises under our belts. I am 59 and my wife...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 25th, 2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,133
Posted By dawcruiser
Princess does some minor things now. On our last...

Princess does some minor things now. On our last crusie they were talking about sink abrassions. Little wheels which scrubbed the skin away and gave a renewed look.

I would think the crusie line...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 20th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: Costa Magica-pay for water!!!

I have been on Costa ships twice. The Atlantic in 2004 and the
Victoria in 2003. Both of these ships sailed in the Caribbean. I didn't have to pay for tap water at dinner. Now this might of...
Forum: Tipping October 19th, 2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,050
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: TIPPING in GENERAL

Paul I wish I had said it that way. Tipping has gone to the extremes. It seems to me, remember I said me, everyone expects, no demands, a tip. If I remember correctly I once read tips actually...
Forum: Tipping October 18th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,050
Posted By dawcruiser
Why? I am a minister and work for a...

Why?

I am a minister and work for a ministry. I get a salary from my ministry. Now why should someone feel obligated to tip me for doing what I get paid to do?

On your job does someone tip...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 16th, 2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By dawcruiser
On Thu Nov 30 I will be in Casa de Campo,...

On Thu Nov 30 I will be in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic from 8:00am to 5:00pm. I want to see the island. What is there? Who offers what.

Also I will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico Tuesday...
Forum: Tipping October 16th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,066
Posted By dawcruiser
Well you asked so... I think it is very...

Well you asked so...
I think it is very condesending to treat anyone like that.
I have never tipped in advance and still received good service on a cruise. We do leave the auto tips on and tip...
Forum: Tipping October 15th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,066
Posted By dawcruiser
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: Tipping October 12th, 2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,066
Posted By dawcruiser
Sorry!! But I must respond. 1. I pay what...

Sorry!! But I must respond.

1. I pay what the menu says. I assume that my meal is served. I don't assume I must pay the servers salary. I do tip what I feel is deserved.

2. How many...
Forum: Shore Excursions October 12th, 2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By dawcruiser
Anyone use a Taxi for a person tour in San Juan?

We will be in San Juan 11/29 and want to see the rain forrest and sights on the island.

Has anyone every taken a taxi for a tour? What should it cost for a 5 hour tour for 2 in and A/C taxi?
...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 11th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,143
Posted By dawcruiser
We were on the Crown Princess 9/21. We had green...

We were on the Crown Princess 9/21. We had green 4 luggage tickets.

We docked at 7:00 a.m. and were off the ship at 10:30. If my memory serves me correctly the earliers folks were off the ship...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 10th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By dawcruiser
Re: Anyone have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I fee sorry for you. My wife is 53 she is also a dog groomer, been a dog groomer since she was 18. She has never been tested but she does have a lot of pain. Her hands hurt soo much when she hand...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 10th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By dawcruiser
Mike, I am lost what do you mean? Just...

Mike,

I am lost what do you mean? Just because you own a few suits and tux you can't be a redneck? Being a redneck has more to do with your outlook on life not how you dress.

I own a few...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 8th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By dawcruiser
Unless you live in Miami sail out of Ft....

Unless you live in Miami sail out of Ft. Lauderdale. It is only a few minutes from the airport. You actually can see the ships as you come into the airport.

Cab fare is about $10.00 in FLL MIA...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 7th, 2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By dawcruiser
Carnival had a topless deck last time I was on a...

Carnival had a topless deck last time I was on a Carnival ship. RCCL and Princess don't. I think NCL does also. Can't remember about Costa.

Both men and women can use this deck. There was a...
Forum: Tipping September 4th, 2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,176
Posted By dawcruiser
I think calling the OP cheap is a little too...

I think calling the OP cheap is a little too extreme. From his post I just think he didn't know what a tip on the ship was or why a tip is necessary.

Don
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