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Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 16th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Steven
We have returned

In a very brief (but not sort) review, the cruise exceeded my expectations. Iíve sailed Celebrity and HAL in the past. RCI put together a well rounded cruise. The crew was enthusiastic and went...
Forum: Mexico May 4th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,888
Posted By Steven
Most likely the lady who put this together and...

Most likely the lady who put this together and e-mailed out has stopped doing so. Her offer was made seven years ago.

However, if anyone has the guide and could forward it or post it on the...
Forum: Holland America April 23rd, 2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,179
Posted By Steven
My wife and I sailed the Zuiderdam in Jan 2008...

My wife and I sailed the Zuiderdam in Jan 2008 just before a drydock refit. Many said it was well worn. We noticed some wear and tear and a a general need for some work, but it did not distract...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 20th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By Steven
Perhpas this lends a different perspective. And...

Perhpas this lends a different perspective. And this is meant as a pleading and not an admonition.

Do we really need to be connnected while on vacation. My boss always makes sure he can be...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 16th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Steven
Wow, thanks for quick reply. Packing the...

Wow, thanks for quick reply.

Packing the tux is no problem. It's only a couple of ounces heavier than a suit. The only challenge is the shoes. I have a really slick wardrobe bag in which my...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 16th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Steven
Tux or No Tux

OK, let me start by saying that I am in no way trying to start the, "What should you wear on formal night?" Nor am I trying to resurrect any aging threads about what is 'should' be. I want to know...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 15th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,148
Posted By Steven
We (my wife and I and our five children) are...

We (my wife and I and our five children) are heading out on the 4th of July for a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Mariner of the Seas. This will be my first experience with both children (ages 10-19)...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 12th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Steven
Nojames, Thanks for the link. Always learning...

Nojames, Thanks for the link. Always learning about accessibility in advance saves us lots of time.
Fern, thanks for the beach waiter tip. At Newport Beach, CA, we often got rides from the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 12th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Steven
CNST, I just did the same last Friday, but...

CNST,

I just did the same last Friday, but it didn't work out perfectly. We are a party of seven, which they can't seat as it is. My youngest daughter is 10, which means our reservations must...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 9th, 2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Steven
We will be visiting PV, Mazatlan, and Cabo.

We will be visiting PV, Mazatlan, and Cabo.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 8th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Steven
Newbie to RCI and Family Sailing

Well, it's been 2 1/2 years since my last cruise and I'm looking forward to my next one on the 4th of July. (Ya, it's about time dude!)

I've cruised Celebrity and HAL and for the most part I've...
Forum: Holland America August 7th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,872
Posted By Steven
Everyone has different experiences so take the...

Everyone has different experiences so take the average of everyone's responses and draw you own conlcusion.

I have not experienced nor ever heard of a ship being cleared early. Ships often arrive...
Forum: Holland America August 5th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Steven
I sailed in an HH cabin on the Rotterdam. When I...

I sailed in an HH cabin on the Rotterdam. When I first surmised that people might be able to look into the cabin, I was concerned.

Once on the ship, I tried to as hard as I could to determine if...
Forum: Celebrity July 29th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,312
Posted By Steven
:( Channah, Wow, your experience...

:(

Channah,

Wow, your experience wasn't a good one. As a side note, I hope all the other elements of the cruise were great.

I am a stauch supporter of Celebrity and I try to realize that...
Forum: Holland America May 20th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,580
Posted By Steven
It's been interesting to see how this thread has...

It's been interesting to see how this thread has gone.

I have read about some dreadful experiences concerning children being on cruises. I've also read about some peasant experiences.

I have...
Forum: Holland America April 21st, 2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,580
Posted By Steven
Children on Board - Good and Bad

Hello everyone!

I've read a great deal of posts of issues revolving around children on board cruises and for this board specifically HAL cruises.

I'd like to everyone to share stories in posts...
Forum: Holland America April 21st, 2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,733
Posted By Steven
Everyone sharing their expereinces helps quite a...

Everyone sharing their expereinces helps quite a bit. As you have read, different people have different experiences on different lines. That's why there are different lines offering cruises. Each...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 3rd, 2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,383
Posted By Steven
Oh, and i forgot to mention, if you call cell to...

Oh, and i forgot to mention, if you call cell to cell on the ship, you'll get dinged for each phone; so multiply by two. You could be paying as much as $10 per minute.

If you really have to talk,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 3rd, 2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,383
Posted By Steven
I've heard of as much as $3 per minute for cell...

I've heard of as much as $3 per minute for cell phone usage. Text messaging would count as cell phone usage. BTW, that is the ship's charge. You cell carrier will add their charges on as well.
...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 27th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,383
Posted By Steven
Creative Labs Zen Vision W! Circuit City is...

Creative Labs Zen Vision W!

Circuit City is selling it for $231. Here's the link:
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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 26th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,896
Posted By Steven
Ooh, back to the eternal debate, it's been posted...

Ooh, back to the eternal debate, it's been posted a 100 times.

There are those...

Who want no dress code or almost no dress code. I've seen baggy skanky, dirty jeans with ripped up hems,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 26th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,383
Posted By Steven
Don't take your lap top. I've always brought...

Don't take your lap top.

I've always brought a lap top. They're great, I can watch movies, check e-mail, store pictures from my digital camera, and at times catch up on a little work.

On my...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 22nd, 2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Steven
Wow, that is amazing! Thank you Captain, you...

Wow, that is amazing! Thank you Captain, you have confirmed that it still happens and at incredible prices.

It really goes to show you how far they can cut the cabin prices and how much they can...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 21st, 2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By Steven
(Sorry this has gone off topic) PWRSTRK...

(Sorry this has gone off topic)

PWRSTRK wrote:

"I just think you and your sister are incompatible and shouldn't cruise together at all."

Sadly, you are very correct. Everytime I try to deal...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 21st, 2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By Steven
I appreciate the responses. When the bantering...

I appreciate the responses. When the bantering started, people revealed different perspectives about 'freestyle' style cruising.

My observation is that NCL offers a greater variety of dining...
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