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Forum: MSC Cruises November 17th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,834
Posted By mapsmith
Another MSC Fan here. One thing about MSC. They...

Another MSC Fan here. One thing about MSC. They do not have the Non-Stop Food like other lines. Breakfast ends about 9:30-10. Lunch is about 11 to 2:30. Dinner starts about 5:30 in Buffet. ...
Forum: MSC Cruises October 25th, 2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,353
Posted By mapsmith
According to the Western Hemisphere Travel...

According to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a "Closed Loop Cruise" that is, one that starts and ends at the same US Port, can be taken with just a Driver's License and Birth Certificate. ...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines December 28th, 2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By mapsmith
I am not sure about costs or actual drive time...

I am not sure about costs or actual drive time from SNA to San Pedro versus LAX, but if I were flying in for a cruise, I would choose LAX first, LGB second, and SNA third. This is just based on the...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 25th, 2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,429
Posted By mapsmith
The Iguanas at Sapphire are cool! Don't worry...

The Iguanas at Sapphire are cool! Don't worry about them. They will not bother you (much) When we were there last year, one did go and sample a sandwich that was laying next to a couple on a towel....
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 10th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By mapsmith
Ask the Room Steward or the Purser. Most ships...

Ask the Room Steward or the Purser. Most ships have small dorm refrigerators that can be put in the room for medications, etc. I think your soy milk probably can be classed as such (may need a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 10th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By mapsmith
Since we haven't been there in two years, take...

Since we haven't been there in two years, take this with a grain of salt.

There is a FREE trolley-type bus that does the circuit of Old San Juan. El Morro and Ft. San Cristobal are both part of...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 20th, 2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,006
Posted By mapsmith
Re: How many people would book a non-smoking ship?

I would definitely book a non-smoking cruise. I was on the Paradise for our first cruise and it was great. Although I do realize the economies of the non-smoking ship. Could Someone out there at...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 20th, 2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,184
Posted By mapsmith
Re: Druged & raping new brides??

They should sell pills you can drop in your drink that turn color if there is a trace of drugs in them cause other wise you don't know till it's too late.

Showcat. There are coasters that have...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 20th, 2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By mapsmith
Re: LAST last minute question 19 Year Old

Hmmmmm, 19 year old boy on a ship where the main daytime activity is laying in the sun listening to Caribbean Music. And there are many attractive young ladies in bikinis. I don't think he will...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 7th, 2005, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By mapsmith
Re: sightings from the ship...

On Paradise on our first cruise, I was telling mapwife about flying fish. She looked out the window and said,"like those". I had to tell her no, there were about 15 dolphins. This was off the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 7th, 2005, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By mapsmith
Re: Skipping the DRILL lifevest

Go. Sometimes the Fashion Statements are remarkable. Thongs and Life Jackets are really funny looking.

Besides, you may not get a second chance to find out what to do.


(BTW. on the MSC...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 7th, 2005, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By mapsmith
Re: PASSPORT QUESTION PLEASE HELP!

On a cruise last year, we were required to have a passport. Were told that BC and DL were not enough. If the OP has undergone the rigors of Law Enforcement credentialing, then Passport should be no...
Forum: Shore Excursions December 31st, 2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By mapsmith
Re: Malibu Rum tour

A couple of years ago we did the Malibu Beach Rum Tour from the Destiny. From what I gather the cost of the excursion and the cost of the Cab Ride plus admittance is about the same. The tour was...
Forum: Shore Excursions December 26th, 2004, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By mapsmith
St. Croix

Okay, I know there have only been about 2 to 6 stops at St. Croix this season, since it is recently reopened as a cruise stop, but does anyone have any tips? Travel Guides seem to suggest that...
Forum: Shore Excursions December 26th, 2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By mapsmith
Re: snorkeling tip

A Skin Diver told me that one to two drops of Joy Dishwashing liquid smeared on the inside will also stop the fogging and with that small amount, and a little water, there is no distortion.
Forum: Other December 25th, 2004, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By mapsmith
Re: MSC Opera

Try http://www.msccruises.com

It is the home page of MSC Cruises.

Don't worry about the size. With about 1500 passengers it is similar to the Carnival Paradise. Although smaller than most...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines December 25th, 2004, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,074
Posted By mapsmith
Re: MSC Opera

Try http://www.msccruises.com

It is the home page of MSC Cruises.

Don't worry about the size. With about 1500 passengers it is similar to the Carnival Paradise. Although smaller than most...
Forum: Other December 25th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,028
Posted By mapsmith
Re: MSC Opera with children

From what I have read, (not that I have been on the ship yet.) There is no alternative dining in the evening other than room service. So the kids would have to partake of the Formal nights and all...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines December 25th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By mapsmith
Re: MSC Opera with children

From what I have read, (not that I have been on the ship yet.) There is no alternative dining in the evening other than room service. So the kids would have to partake of the Formal nights and all...
Forum: MSC Cruises December 22nd, 2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By mapsmith
Who else is booked?

We've taken the plunge and have booked the Opera for an Eastern cruise on 1-29. Have no expectations other than it is a CRUISE during January in the Caribbean. Looking forward to Italian Food and...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 19th, 2004, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By mapsmith
Re: map of st. maarten

There are a couple of good published maps of the Caribbean which show the roads of St. Maarten. First recommendation would be the AAA Caribbean and South America Map, since everyone is familiar with...
Forum: MSC Cruises December 12th, 2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,974
Posted By mapsmith
Size of Cabins.

Has anyone found a source for the square footage of the various cabins on the Opera. Cruisestaterooms.com has gone to a membership. And since the Opera is so new that it does not show up on many...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 24th, 2004, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,541
Posted By mapsmith
Re: Question for people who cruised w/ Carnival in 2000, 200

We were on the Paradise in January of 2001 and supposedly it was the first week of Automatic tipping. (Sail was week of January 21)

Destiny in 2003 was automatic.

I prefer Automatic since it...
Forum: Celebrity November 23rd, 2004, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By mapsmith
Senior Citizen Excursions ???

Howdy, this is for my Mother and Aunt (ages average to 80) who sail on Celebrity on Saturday. They are scheduled for San Juan, St. Thomas, and St. Maartin. My mother was wondering about any...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines November 14th, 2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By mapsmith
CP Lido 101,102,103,104

Howdy. Looking at a site today, I noticed that these four Oceanview rooms appear to face the bow (Looks like they look over the top of the bridge) Any opinions on these cabins. Rough Ride, Noise,...
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