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Forum: All Things Cruising April 27th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By FranD
Believe there are some very limited sailings from...

Believe there are some very limited sailings from Norfolk, Va and Charleston, SC. Cheers
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 12th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By FranD
Hi Donna, The basic answer is you earn one point...

Hi Donna, The basic answer is you earn one point for each night sailed and double points if you book a suite. They are still using the "headings" of gold, platinum (30 points), (with a new emerald...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 12th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By FranD
According to the RCI website/Crown & Anchor...

According to the RCI website/Crown & Anchor benefits, robes are provided after 30 points sailing with RCI. It used to be a platinum benefit but with the new structure kicks in at 30 points. Have a...
Forum: Shore Excursions February 3rd, 2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By FranD
The address below will give you the complete taxi...

The address below will give you the complete taxi fares for Cozumel. Sorry can't help with the other places. Cheers!

http://www.travelnotes.cc/cozumel/links/taxifares.php
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 4th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By FranD
Just another point of view but having sailed on...

Just another point of view but having sailed on all the mentioned cruise lines, my choice is/was to forgo the cruise line and go for the time in Hawaii and chose NCL American. It was a very pleasant...
Forum: Alaska July 1st, 2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By FranD
Re: Walmart in Alaska

Just to add my 2 cents, :) asa of 12 June, the Walmart is in Ketchikan! Cheers!
Forum: Alaska July 1st, 2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By FranD
Re: NCL: Whale Watching Juneau

As Karen16 said it is Allen Marine. We just took the NCL Wildlife & Mendenhall Glacier on 12 June. Were impressed with Allen Marine, beautiful sparkling clean boat, they supplied one pair of 7x35...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 22nd, 2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By FranD
Re: Pre cruise Miami stay questions

There is a small market in the Doubletree where we shopped prior to our cruise. Prices weren't great but within reason. Otherwise there is an IGA supermarket within walking distance, between the...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 27th, 2005, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By FranD
Re: Ft. Lauderdale pre-cruise.

We were in Ft. Lauderdale in November. Fabulous place! There is a water "bus" taxi that you can ride all day for $5. We stayed at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper right on the beach. It was a block...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 16th, 2004, 04:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,696
Posted By FranD
Re: NEWBIES and OLDIES.. COME OUT and Play!!

Don't post often but have been following the board since early 2000 when we were planning our first cruise. Hello to all from Northern Virginia! Cheers!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 3rd, 2004, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By FranD
Re: Port Of Baltimore rumor??

The Royal Caribbean website schedule still shows the Grandeur leaving from Baltimore summer 05. We were told on our Celebrity cruise in July that Galaxy will move to Galveston. Cheers!
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal September 3rd, 2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,254
Posted By FranD
Re: Panama Canal cruise during the summer

As I said above we were on the Legend Feb/Mar 04. She will be doing the canal in October 04, December 04 and Jan, Feb and Mar 05. It's a great ship and a fabulous experience. Cheers!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 30th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By FranD
Re: Grand Cayman Stingray Tour

The Cockatoo Catamaran which Doug R. mentioned also goes to the shallow sandbar. I am a non swimmer (only 5'3") and was very nervous but was able to get out "amongst" the rays in waist to chest deep...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 29th, 2004, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,254
Posted By FranD
Re: Panama Canal cruise during the summer

I guess the heat is more of a personal issue for me! LOL! However, most of the Caribbean ports are beach oriented and there's no beach in the canal. (Tho we had Aruba on one side and Costa Rica on...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 29th, 2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,254
Posted By FranD
Re: Panama Canal cruise during the summer

My guess would be that most of the cruise lines use the Panama Canal cruise as a repositioning vehicle. They may do several sailings but end up on the "other side". Second guess would be the heat. ...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 24th, 2004, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By FranD
Re: Now 120 pics of Diamond Princess in the photo galleries

Enjoying them so much! Can we hope for more?? Cheers!
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 24th, 2004, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By FranD
Movies Under the Stars ?

Just wondering how do they handle the sound for the movie? It seems like speakers would infringe on other parts of the ship, but have never seen this addressed. Thanks!
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing August 16th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By FranD
Re: formal gown and suits

I always wear a long "gown" and my husband a dark suit. I'm prejudiced I guess but think we look good! LOL! The only time we had a problem, I was wearing a red gown and turned around to see him...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing August 16th, 2004, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By FranD
Re: opening cabin safes

What a GREAT tip!! Thank you ever so much for sharing! I can always find something new on these boards. Cheers!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 16th, 2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,131
Posted By FranD
Re: Where do you hang your hat?

Born and raised in New York State currently living in Northern Virginia! Cheers!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 16th, 2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By FranD
Re: Panorama Pictures - Serenade of the Seas Alaska Cruise

Wonderful pictures, really looking forward to doing this one day! Thanks for posting. Cheers!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 12th, 2004, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By FranD
Re: bermuda ports pros/cons

Dolphin Encounter is also located at Dockyards/KingsWharf. The #7 bus also runs out to the beaches (Long Bay, Elbow, Horseshoe Bay) the stop is right at the end of the pier by the ferry dock. Cheers!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 12th, 2004, 12:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,750
Posted By FranD
Re: RCI Pricing Policy to Change

Is it just me or is this a roundabout way of "price fixing", seems like a wide open field for law suits. Yes, what about "free trade"? It also reminds me of when the airlines started with a...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 12th, 2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By FranD
Re: Rollcall Carribean Princess Nov 13th sailing

We will be there, identifiable by the large absurdly happy grins! Cheers!
Forum: Celebrity August 10th, 2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By FranD
Re: Horizon & Room safes

Carol, We enjoyed the Horizon very much. It is a small ship so quick to get "from here to there". I will say it may be old but has the most powerful air conditioning of any ship I have been on,...
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