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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 19th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Pilotdane
I can only say I am very jealous!

I can only say I am very jealous!
Forum: Holland America May 5th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,409
Posted By Pilotdane
The cruise line did not have any excursions in...

The cruise line did not have any excursions in Huatulco that seemed interesting so we chartered a boat for the day. The boat came with a driver, a guide/translator and snacks & drinks (including...
Forum: Holland America April 2nd, 2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pilotdane
I was in SY6111. The views were really nice from...

I was in SY6111. The views were really nice from the balcony. Much better than the balconies below us that were recessed further into the ship. The could not see down very well (important when we...
Forum: Holland America March 20th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pilotdane
My wife loves the hydro spa but I can take it or...

My wife loves the hydro spa but I can take it or leave it. I have used it after a massage but I would not pay what they charge for it. It is just one of those things that is up to your personal...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 26th, 2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By Pilotdane
Here are two pictures to help you decide if...

Here are two pictures to help you decide if walking tour activity is too strenuous.

In the background is the fort. A very popular destination that most city tours will visit. You can see the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 25th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By Pilotdane
In Puntarenas I've done the Mangrove Boat Tour...

In Puntarenas I've done the Mangrove Boat Tour (through Holland America). I really liked the trip. The bus ride to/from the mangrove was a nice way to see the countryside and the guide was very...
Forum: Holland America February 25th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,562
Posted By Pilotdane
I assume it is their location. You get the exta...

I assume it is their location. You get the exta balcony angling to the wider part of the ship so you have a broader view. You also get a little bit more room (a triangular bit at the water end) and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 18th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,714
Posted By Pilotdane
Yes, and unfortunatley I heard many of the same...

Yes, and unfortunatley I heard many of the same complaints from Princess customers. But, when you think about it it makes sense. Square footage (real estate) on a cruise ship is extremely...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 17th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By Pilotdane
If you want a balcony I would reserve something...

If you want a balcony I would reserve something early. They seem to sell out quickly but if you want a window or inside cabin you have more time flexibility. There have been some really cheap...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 17th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Pilotdane
My wife and I absolutley loved it. The R Class...

My wife and I absolutley loved it. The R Class are my favorite ships. But we do not need to be entertained. We could care less about onboard entertainment. Others on our cruise complained that...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 17th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,714
Posted By Pilotdane
Gee. Park West and cruise ship art auctions have...

Gee. Park West and cruise ship art auctions have always had a great reputation.
Forum: Shore Excursions February 6th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By Pilotdane
I really enjoyed it. Everything was very well...

I really enjoyed it. Everything was very well organized and the train accommodations were quite nice. The cars were not crowded so we had plenty of room to sit and move from side-to-side to see...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 6th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Pilotdane
It has been a verrrrrry long time since I have...

It has been a verrrrrry long time since I have been on RCCL and I have never even heard of the treatment you mentioned but... There is generally a discount for treatments on port days and on longer...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 5th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Pilotdane
My parents disembarked in Manaus so the charter...

My parents disembarked in Manaus so the charter flight was to get home to the US. They got off the ship in the morning and like most from the ship were taken to a nice hotel to wait for their flight...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 4th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Pilotdane
The R-Class ships are the only ones we will...

The R-Class ships are the only ones we will cruise on Princess. My wife and I really love that size of ship. The spa area is smaller obviously than on larger ships but it has everything I need and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 3rd, 2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Pilotdane
I've been on Pacific in Alaska. The spa was...

I've been on Pacific in Alaska. The spa was quite nice, but then I have found the spa on every ship to be nice. I really enjoyed the spa treatments and consider them to be worthwhile. I've gotten...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 1st, 2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By Pilotdane
You are far enough away that I would not limit my...

You are far enough away that I would not limit my cruise choices to Galveston. Pick a cruise you like and see what airfare costs.

My best traveling to cruise experience was when I drove to...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 1st, 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Pilotdane
Princess permits you to bring wine onboard. ...

Princess permits you to bring wine onboard. There is no limit on quantity.

I have seen a difference in what is permitted in luggage you check on the pier versus carried aboard. I have never...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 28th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Pilotdane
The shoreline around Ocho does not have many...

The shoreline around Ocho does not have many beaches and many of them are private for the resorts. Turtle Beach is the main one right near where you will probably dock and you can walk to the beach....
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 17th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,291
Posted By Pilotdane
I have never been on Ruby P. but there has always...

I have never been on Ruby P. but there has always been a male/female choice on every ships spa that I have seen. Both sexes have always been very professional so I usually take whoever is availale...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 17th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Pilotdane
Personally I am a fan of getting away from the...

Personally I am a fan of getting away from the cruise crowd when possible and doing things on my own away from the "prepared" experience. I like to go off on my own with the camera and get the side...
Forum: Holland America January 12th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Pilotdane
The tenders were there in 2006. They are the:...

The tenders were there in 2006. They are the: Henry Hudson, Anne Bonny.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee177/pilotdane/Travel/Maasdam%20Cruise/HMCTenders.jpg
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 12th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By Pilotdane
Generally there is nothing wrong with an inside...

Generally there is nothing wrong with an inside cabin. Many people prefer to get cheaper inside cabins and cruise more often with the money they save.

Many years ago I took three cruises in...
Forum: Alaska January 11th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By Pilotdane
I vote for the starboard side if you have a...

I vote for the starboard side if you have a balcony. You will have great views from either side but I think you will see more shoreline from the starboard side.
Forum: Alaska January 11th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Pilotdane
Normally I would say "do it... you only live...

Normally I would say "do it... you only live once" but for the price of those two excursions you could take another cruise or spend a week inland exploring.[/i]
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