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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff August 26th, 2016, 04:27 PM
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Posted By PeterC
Thanks for the info, it's appreciated.

Thanks for the info, it's appreciated.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff August 26th, 2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,707
Posted By PeterC
Cab fare Seattle

Can anybody give me a ballpark figure what the cost of a cab from SeaTac to downtown Seattle is?
Tks
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 12th, 2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By PeterC
On our first Alaskan cruise were there in August...

On our first Alaskan cruise were there in August and it was 80 degrees in Juneau. I brought flannel and duofold shirts and a light jacket to help layer for the trip. Nothing lighter though. If...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 12th, 2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By PeterC
We love having the balcony. We will still go up...

We love having the balcony. We will still go up top to get the fuller views but there's also a lot of commotion on the upper outside decks. We don't go for the on ship activities all that much. We...
Forum: Alaska February 8th, 2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,516
Posted By PeterC
If you want to check out the White Pass rail in...

If you want to check out the White Pass rail in Skagway, go to their website. You'll be on the same train as people who booked with the ship but I prefer booking directly.
For whale watching in...
Forum: Alaska February 3rd, 2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,516
Posted By PeterC
I'm with Donna about Orca Enterprises. Great...

I'm with Donna about Orca Enterprises. Great whale watch trip.
The Duck tour in Ketchikan was, although a bit silly, quite fun. Nice quick tour of the area.
The White Pass rail in Skagway is...
Forum: All Things Cruising November 4th, 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By PeterC
Well said. Everybody should be able to enjoy...

Well said. Everybody should be able to enjoy cruising or any other vacation option.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 26th, 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By PeterC
I would also suggest checking the west coast...

I would also suggest checking the west coast Mexican Riviera cruises. Very nice area to visit.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 11th, 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By PeterC
We sailed both Celebrity and HAL and honestly...

We sailed both Celebrity and HAL and honestly found them a toss up. Both lines were terrific. I'd suggest choosing the itinerary and timing that suits you better. And check out tour groups not...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 27th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By PeterC
I agree with Donna. If you have the budget, one...

I agree with Donna. If you have the budget, one balcony and 2 inside. Balcony's can be small but 6 adults could share it (standing) to watch Glaciers, etc.
Of course, there are plenty decks on...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 27th, 2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By PeterC
Looks like you'd need 3 cabins? You and your...

Looks like you'd need 3 cabins? You and your wife, each adult child with their spouses and kids. Big price range possibilities. All balconies? No balconies? All inside, combinations?, etc etc...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 17th, 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By PeterC
And you'll get the arguments "You must have a...

And you'll get the arguments "You must have a balcony" and "Balcony's a waste. Spend the money on tours". Do you think you'd like port intensive itineraries or would you like a couple of sea...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 16th, 2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By PeterC
Start thinking of where you'd like to go. ...

Start thinking of where you'd like to go. Scenery and nature like Alaska? Warm places like the Caribbean or Mexico? Europe? Then you can start narrowing down possible cruise lines to look at. ...
Forum: Alaska June 27th, 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,824
Posted By PeterC
Alert Bay trumpeter

Does the guy from Alert bay still play the trumpet from his small boat as the cruise ships pass? A fun surprise for the passengers.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 19th, 2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By PeterC
We loved Hubbard Glacier. We loved Glacier bay...

We loved Hubbard Glacier. We loved Glacier bay even more.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 18th, 2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By PeterC
We've found that the best way to do air was book...

We've found that the best way to do air was book by ourselves and arrive a day early, just in case of flight delays.
Not sure if you'd be doing a one way to/from Seward or a round trip Seattle or...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 16th, 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Posted By PeterC
I assume you live in SoCal? Have you been to...

I assume you live in SoCal? Have you been to Catalina? Santa Barbara? I assume you've been to both. You might consider which you prefer, assuming you'd want to leave the ship for the day. I've...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 28th, 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By PeterC
I might be a hassle but could she go to one of...

I might be a hassle but could she go to one of the spas to shower if the cabin shower proves too small? I assume showers are bigger in the spa, but maybe not.
Forum: All Things Cruising February 10th, 2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By PeterC
We were in Juneau once in August and the temp was...

We were in Juneau once in August and the temp was pushing 80. My lightest shirt was flannel! So, you never know what to expect.
Forum: All Things Cruising February 6th, 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By PeterC
I feel the best balcony cabins for us are the...

I feel the best balcony cabins for us are the covered balconies. Then we can enjoy the views even if (when) it's raining.
Forum: All Things Cruising January 20th, 2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By PeterC
Nah, I wasn't ready for any deposits. I chose a...

Nah, I wasn't ready for any deposits. I chose a category, and in this case it was the cheapest category, to see how the pricing panned out. I knew all along I'd end up with a higher category. I...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 18th, 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By PeterC
Yup, checked them among others. Same price...

Yup, checked them among others. Same price everywhere and I'm quite surprised. Now the category I was asking about is sold out (at least per the last couple of inquiries).
Forum: All Things Cruising January 8th, 2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By PeterC
I have already chosen the ship, date, ...

I have already chosen the ship, date, itinerary, cabin category for this cruise. My main search now was to get the best pricing and maybe a better cabin location in the category. But it seems...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 8th, 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By PeterC
Thanks for the info. We've cruised before and...

Thanks for the info. We've cruised before and had an agent but they're no longer. I definitely believe in using a cruise specialist. What I've found however in my research has surprised me. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 7th, 2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By PeterC
We have no favorite line so want an agent who can...

We have no favorite line so want an agent who can look at all lines.
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