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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 8th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: boarding ID

On this topic....

Do you need anything with your passport?? I read on a cruise checklist that 2 pieces of ID were necessary. Passport with drivers license. Kids need two also, passport with...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 5th, 2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: shuttle service

I am not sure about this as we are first time cruisers also... but we were helped by many "chatters" with this info last week.

We are actually flying to FLL but have the same need for transport...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 1st, 2004, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: E. Caribbean excursion ideas??

Thank you all for your advice! I will contact Godfrey and see whats up.


Cruisin with the kids... where are you going??? Those are our sailing dates, though we will be on the Century. What...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing December 1st, 2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: bringing a camer to port

Without even thinking about safety, we purchased an underwater housing for our digital camera. They make them for all sorts of cameras. Great for underwater shots! It looks like a camera itself,...
Forum: Tipping November 30th, 2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: why so many tipping issues??

Thank you for your thoughts. I agree with all you say, it is hard to understand the "written" intent of someone and sometimes hairs get raised for no reason. Especially when you do not know the...
Forum: Shore Excursions November 30th, 2004, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,787
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: Rent or buy snorkel gear

We are a family of five in the same situation... it adds up quickly! We decided that instead of doing an excursion we would purchase our equipment and be able to snorkel on our own. We found great...
Forum: Tipping November 28th, 2004, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: why so many tipping issues??

Thank you for your thoughts. I must admit it did not occur to me about their space issue.

Though, I am a tad worried you missed my actual point, which was why all the anger and resistance to...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 28th, 2004, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,486
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: Thoughts on cruising/flying 5 months pregnant?

First, glad to hear you are checking things out with your doctor. Everyone is different at different times. Every pregnancy is different. I taught childbirth for 7-years, and I was pregnant with 3...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 28th, 2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By ColeCountry
storage, is there enough??

We are sailing in a couple weeks, family of 5. We bought 5 x-large rolling duffles for a trip to Florida for the same amount of days we will be gone on our cruise adventure. We packed way too many...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal November 28th, 2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: st. martin van rental

http://www.st-maarten.com/links.htm Just happened accross this site...it lists several car rentals on St Maarten... hope this helps

Happy Cruising!
Happy Holidays!
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal November 28th, 2004, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: st. martin van rental

I looked into this a tad on st thomas. Avis and budget seemed to be the only ones that operated on the Island. $75/day for a jeep... a bit more for a van. I hooked up with the info by surfing the...
Forum: Tipping November 28th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By ColeCountry
why so many tipping issues??

We have never been on a cruise, first one is almost here. When I tell friends and family about the tipping etiquette, they get all bent out of shape. I guess they also have the "big bucks for the...
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 27th, 2004, 10:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,770
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: Tipping?? we dont bother

We have never been on a cruise, first one is almost here. When I tell friends and family about the tipping etiquette, they get all bent out of shape. I guess they also have the "big bucks for the...
Forum: Family Cruising November 26th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By ColeCountry
where are Luisa's articles???

I may be blind this morning...or just dumb... How do I find Luisa's articles??? What is the web site to get to this forum?? I only have the forums in my favorites.. am I missing the home page area...
Forum: Family Cruising November 26th, 2004, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: Re: HELP first cruise, need lots of advice..

Luisa,
How do I find your article?? Sounds like something I would love to read.

Thank you!!
Forum: Celebrity November 26th, 2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By ColeCountry
eve port time in SanJuan w/kids ??

We arrive in San Juan at 4:30pm. Is there anything we can still do with kids sight seeing wise in the evening?? what time does the sun set in December??

Cruising Dec 11th on the Century, first...
Forum: Celebrity November 21st, 2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By ColeCountry
sailing Century Dec 11th??

Wondering if anyone else is sailing on Century Dec 11-18 E. Caribbean?
Forum: Celebrity November 21st, 2004, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By ColeCountry
Cabin ? Pool ? Century ?'s

I have been told that Century pools are salt water, true?? Is this true of all ships??

We are on Vista Deck cabin 9255. Has anyone out there stayed in these aft cabins?? We are almost...
Forum: Family Cruising November 21st, 2004, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: Lots of kids

We only found a cabin for 5, category 3 when looking at cabin choices on Celebrity. I was told these were converted balcony rooms. It would be wonderful if they had bigger cabins as we have friends...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 21st, 2004, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By ColeCountry
beach towels-do they dry?

I was wondering if you bring your own beach towels do they dry before your next port??
If you use the ships, carful not to lose them, do they give you fresh towels when you want them??

Thank...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 20th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By ColeCountry
San Juan arrival 4:30pm-morn

I have many suggestions to visit the rainforrest.... yet our ship does not dock unitl 4:30pm...any evening suggestions to do on our own????? What time does the sun set???

Thank you!!
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 20th, 2004, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By ColeCountry
Re: taxi or rent a jeep??

Mike,

Thank you for all your help. I realize that St.John is where we will find Trunk Bay, and you have to take a taxi and ferry there from the cruise lines. What I don't know is whether renting...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers November 20th, 2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By ColeCountry
taxi or rent a car???

We would like to explore St Thomas on our own, go to Trunk Bay etc... Should we rent a car, (family of 5) or rely on taxis?? Which would be least expensive? Which would be more convenient??

Is it...
Forum: Family Cruising November 20th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By ColeCountry
taxi or rent a jeep??

We would like to explore St Thomas on our own, go to Trunk Bay etc... Should we rent a car, (family of 5) or rely on taxis?? Which would be least expensive? Which would be more convenient??

Is it...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 20th, 2004, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By ColeCountry
Century drinking water/drinks

We have picky kids who are used to filtered aquifer water. We are afraid the water will "taste funny" on board and they will not hydrate themselves. Can you bring bottled water aboard?? Does the...
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