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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 20th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cassandra
I saw that also on the beach, lots of hotels,...

I saw that also on the beach, lots of hotels, still lots of destruction from the hurricane & the beach isn't very big. Some of it is also grown over. I could be wrong, I saw only a very small section...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 20th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Cassandra
The only ships that can go to those places in the...

The only ships that can go to those places in the winter are usually the Russian Icebreakers.

Check Quark Expeditions as an example. They give pretty good info on the ships.

Except note - they...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 20th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Cassandra
Just back from Valor - interesting trip....Roatan problems

Well, just home now from Valor from the Western Caribbean. I won't go into a full review here, but just some of the more interesting details. I'll be happy to answer any questions that I can.

For...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 7th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Cassandra
See if you can change it. Go to any travel site...

See if you can change it. Go to any travel site (Yahoo Travel for instance) and go to the flight section & enter in the flying info.

See what kind of flights you get. Then if they are better, call...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 7th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Cassandra
Can you edit your post & break it up into...

Can you edit your post & break it up into paragraphs? It's tough reading.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 7th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By Cassandra
LOL the thing with planes....that's where the...

LOL the thing with planes....that's where the fuel goes into! So if planes clip wings, well, you don't want any issues happening with the wings in flight. So its always a big deal as it should be.
...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 7th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Cassandra
If you booked your cruise with a Travel Agency,...

If you booked your cruise with a Travel Agency, the check will always go to them first. They in turn either sign the check over or give you another one. It depends on the agency & their policies.
...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 7th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Cassandra
Valor Question

Do you start boarding at 11:30 or 12:30? And what time is the muster drill if the ship is leaving at 4pm? We're going on the Western Caribbean cruise this Sunday.

Woot!! LOL LOL
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 29th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By Cassandra
This is the article from Tripso.com. Credit...

This is the article from Tripso.com. Credit Given where credit due!

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Cruise passenger have gotten used to paying surcharges for for...
Forum: Health at Sea September 23rd, 2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,129
Posted By Cassandra
It also has alot to do with your immune system. ...

It also has alot to do with your immune system.

Why people make a stink out of cruise ships & the virus is beyond me. Funny how they ALL FAIL to mention all the times their own co-workers were...
Forum: Health at Sea September 23rd, 2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,392
Posted By Cassandra
You need help.

You need help.
Forum: Hotels September 23rd, 2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cassandra
The same info is posted on the hotel's website.

The same info is posted on the hotel's website.
Forum: Hotels September 23rd, 2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By Cassandra
I was seriously considering Intercontinental...

I was seriously considering Intercontinental based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and the pics posted.

But we decided to splurge & stay on Miami Beach instead. I'll never know if I'll ever be back...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 23rd, 2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cassandra
I agree with the above posters. It's not the...

I agree with the above posters. It's not the cruise lines fault.

If you don't speak up, nothing will get done. Never be a passive person. Not in this day & age.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Cassandra
Thanks! I'm surprised there aren't more reviews...

Thanks! I'm surprised there aren't more reviews there. The last ones were in March :-(
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cassandra
Unfortunately on top of losing your car, it was...

Unfortunately on top of losing your car, it was probably broken into. There were 10 arrests alone mentioned on MSNBC last week of people smashing the car windows to get inside.

They were guarding...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Cassandra
Anyone on Valor recently?

We're going on this ship in 2 weeks. :D
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 15th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Cassandra
What cruise ship is going for Ike?

This was just posted on MSNBC, but they are going to be using a cruise ship to house the rescue/cleanup/various personel for Ike cleanup and recovery. All they said was a cruise ship is going to be...
Forum: Hotels September 8th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,129
Posted By Cassandra
Don't forget, this hotel has a high-turnover. Day...

Don't forget, this hotel has a high-turnover. Day in & day out because its a hotel close to the cruise pier. So it has alot of people and alot of use.
So it gets worn & torn faster as do all...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 8th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By Cassandra
I think the Travel Agents really need to start...

I think the Travel Agents really need to start pushing this information at people when they sign on to cruise during hurricane season.

This way, there are no surprises.

There is absolutely no...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By Cassandra
Seawench, they would probably fly you above the...

Seawench, they would probably fly you above the Gulf along the the gulf states and come down from the top of Florida or fly across the state a bit & come in heading towards Tampa.

If you go to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Cassandra
Anyone on Valor lately with these storms?

Surprisingly, haven't seen anything posted on Carnival about Valor which goes out of Miami.

We're doing the Western cruise in early October. And if we have a hurricane & get diverted - we don't...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,109
Posted By Cassandra
I'm curious to know, those folks who complain b/c...

I'm curious to know, those folks who complain b/c a hurricane changes their plans.

Have they ever experienced a hurricane?
Forum: Hotels September 3rd, 2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By Cassandra
If you want luxury, try Mandarian (sp?). It's...

If you want luxury, try Mandarian (sp?). It's pretty expensive, but it's supposed to be really nice.
Forum: Hotels September 3rd, 2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By Cassandra
Opinions of Courtyard by Marriott Oceanside - Miami Beach

Anyone stayed here? We're booked at this hotel next month for the pre-cruise for 2 days.

And to save some folks some typing, we're not renting a car.

More curious about what's around the...
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