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Forum: Australia/New Zealand January 27th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Posted By halfdomegnome
I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. I'm not sure...

I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. I'm not sure why I missed the post. Thanks for the ideas. We won't be carrying anything that should cause us problems at customs. I don't know much about...
Forum: Australia/New Zealand January 27th, 2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,797
Posted By halfdomegnome
Anne - thanks for the good ideas. And...

Anne - thanks for the good ideas. And congratulations on your first grandchild. How exciting for you. I appreciate the offer to meet with us but the timing just wasn't right. If you're ever in...
Forum: Australia/New Zealand January 24th, 2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,797
Posted By halfdomegnome
Hi Anne... We're sailing on the Solstice. ...

Hi Anne... We're sailing on the Solstice. Thanks for the suggestions. After a 9 hour flight we're probably going to find a taxi. And we ended up booking the Holiday Inn, Potts Point (which I...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise June 8th, 2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,503
Posted By halfdomegnome
Thank you. We're really looking forward to it.

Thank you. We're really looking forward to it.
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise June 8th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,503
Posted By halfdomegnome
Flight times after cruising

I have a question about booking a flight after the cruise. We are sailing from Sydney to Honolulu and the ship docks at 7:00 am. If we were to book a noonish flight out, would we be cutting it too...
Forum: Australia/New Zealand April 13th, 2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,797
Posted By halfdomegnome
French Polynesia Cruise out of Sydney

We have booked what looks like our dream cruise. Next April we're cruising from Sydney to Honolulu. I'm curious if anyone has taken this cruise, or a similar one, and can give me an idea of what to...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 9th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By halfdomegnome
Wow!! The maps are great, thank you. We are...

Wow!! The maps are great, thank you. We are trying to decide if it's better to be near the docks or closer to the train so we can easily catch one for a Stonehenge trip. Little things go through...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 19th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By halfdomegnome
We still have a little over 300 days to go. ...

We still have a little over 300 days to go. Seems like a long time until I remember just what still needs to be done. The time will pass quickly, I'm sure.

It looks like you're heading out on...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 17th, 2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By halfdomegnome
Thank you all for the hints and links. As I've...

Thank you all for the hints and links. As I've said, I've done some research and looked up site after site as well as requested some mailed information. I found that we can travel by train to...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 16th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By halfdomegnome
Thanks for the information. I'm using various...

Thanks for the information. I'm using various internet sites (like Trip Advisor) to see how these hotels stack up from a guests point of view. We aren't too picky. We want lodging that's fairly...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 16th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By halfdomegnome
We've only booked the cruise so far. I don't...

We've only booked the cruise so far. I don't have a problem doing the research and booking hotels, flights, etc (my husband says I'm a frustrated travel agent wanna-be). I've been researching...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 15th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,607
Posted By halfdomegnome
Sailing from Southampton

We (hubby, my sister and her hubby) have 10 months before we take our Baltic cruise leaving from Southampton. Our current plan is to fly in a couple of days early, taking a coach from the airport to...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 5th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,924
Posted By halfdomegnome
'Bundle pack'? What's bundle pack? I'm also...

'Bundle pack'? What's bundle pack? I'm also curious about the best way to pack for a long cruise and no self-laundry facilities. We've booked the 14-day Baltic cruise for next June with a couple...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 1st, 2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By halfdomegnome
Wow - what great ideas. I'm sure it's too early...

Wow - what great ideas. I'm sure it's too early to book anything (other than the cruise) but my research on the internet was giving me headaches. I'm ready to head back in to check out everyone's...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 1st, 2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By halfdomegnome
Thank you very much for the insights. We hoped...

Thank you very much for the insights. We hoped to fly in 2 nights before the cruise and travel to Southampton immediately. That way we wouldn't have to worry about being rushed to make the ship. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 31st, 2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By halfdomegnome
Mike - thanks for the quick response. We've been...

Mike - thanks for the quick response. We've been on 3 cruises but always started in the US so we got used to the 'easy' way of doing things. Forgive me for sounding dumb, but do we have to buy the...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 31st, 2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By halfdomegnome
Cruise Line provided transfers from airport

Hi there -

I went back several pages to see if this topic had come up before. But I didn't see it.

We have booked the 15 day Northern Europe cruise on Celebrity in 2011. The ship leaves...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 29th, 2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By halfdomegnome
Thank you for the clarification. This looks like...

Thank you for the clarification. This looks like it's going to be an interesting trip...starting with getting from Heathrow to Southampton.
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 21st, 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By halfdomegnome
Visa requirements in St Petersburg, Russia?

My husband and I are looking at a Northern Europe cruise in 2011 which will include an overnight stop in St Petersburg. We'd like to get off the ship for at least one of the two days docked. I've...
Forum: Celebrity May 12th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By halfdomegnome
Hi Triton - we live about 180 miles away from SF...

Hi Triton - we live about 180 miles away from SF (near Yosemite) but we had the some of the same issues at home - mainly the 6 cats our poor neighbor had been watching since we'd left on Apr 23. I...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 12th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By halfdomegnome
Just did the Panama Canal to San Francisco cruise...

Just did the Panama Canal to San Francisco cruise Apr 26-May 11. We lost all 3 of our Mexican ports due to the swine flu panic. We were "upgraded" to San Diego (which is only 17 miles from the...
Forum: Celebrity May 11th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By halfdomegnome
We just got off the Infinity yesterday afternoon...

We just got off the Infinity yesterday afternoon after a 15 day Panama canal cruise. We took the "early out" and drove home when it docked in San Francisco rather than staying the last night there...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 6th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By halfdomegnome
No more whining - I got it out of my system. I'm...

No more whining - I got it out of my system. I'm not even sure what day of the week it is...I think yesterday was "Cinco de Mayo" even though I didn't see anything to acknowledge the day...is it...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 30th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By halfdomegnome
Yeah, I agree..I'm whining. And I'm not alone. ...

Yeah, I agree..I'm whining. And I'm not alone. AFter planning this trip 20 months ago, a little whining makes me feel better. And, I agree -Celebrity or anyone else couldn't have anticipated this...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 29th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By halfdomegnome
Currently on the Infinity for the Panama Canal cruise

I'm sitting here on the Infinity after just getting the new itinerary for our cruise ending on May 11. Due to the Swine Flu outbreak we got word our ports in Mexico we cancelled - no surprise. I...
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