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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 25th, 2008, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By spikesgirl
Please send me an e mail at...

Please send me an e mail at charliekirby@comcast.net and I'll send along the Asia diary. It's much too long to post here.

Charlie
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 24th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By spikesgirl
If you want to drop me a PM, I would be happy to...

If you want to drop me a PM, I would be happy to forward our travel journal of the SE Asia cruise we took with Princess. We did a 10-day land tour at the same time and loved it - it included Xi'an...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 22nd, 2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By spikesgirl
When we sailed last summer, we were told (by a...

When we sailed last summer, we were told (by a Princess CSR)two bottles each was a maximum, but others brought an entire case with them! They slapped a luggage tag on it and I'm assuming (possibly...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 22nd, 2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By spikesgirl
We've been pretty lucky - we've only had Princess...

We've been pretty lucky - we've only had Princess miss a port once due to heavy seas. This was in 13 years of crusing with her. And it turned out to be a great thing as we were all exhausted and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 18th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By spikesgirl
Once in the scene shop, I had a student wander by...

Once in the scene shop, I had a student wander by and remark that re really enjoyed the music that was playing on the CD player. I told him it was Frank Sinatra and he asked, I swear this is...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 18th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,596
Posted By spikesgirl
I voted other as we have really enjoyed all of...

I voted other as we have really enjoyed all of our Princess cruises. Tried other lines (at the urging of others), but always come back to Princess. We like the various sizes of ships, the...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 17th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By spikesgirl
We started cruising over 12 years ago and the...

We started cruising over 12 years ago and the food on our first cruise was spectacular, no doubt about it. Do i think the food is as good now as it was then, not really. However, neither are my...
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 17th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By spikesgirl
I'm opening a bottle of his tonight that I've...

I'm opening a bottle of his tonight that I've been saving for a special event. Somehow it seems time. There was a moment of silence for him at thewine festival we attended this morning..
Forum: All Things Cruising May 17th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,694
Posted By spikesgirl
Two come to mind - we rented a tux for my DH and...

Two come to mind - we rented a tux for my DH and when he tried it on, it was 14 sizes too big. no time to fix it, so I pinned up the back of it with some safety pins and off we went to meet the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 13th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By spikesgirl
We were on the Grand last summer and the...

We were on the Grand last summer and the Scholarship@sea classes weren't really much in the traditional classroom type of instruction. The culinary classes were cooking demos, with handouts, and a...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 12th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By spikesgirl
We always make sure that we carry colored copies...

We always make sure that we carry colored copies of our passports and pack one copy in each of our pieces of luggage. It's a little like the insurance we always buy, but hope we'll never have to...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 12th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By spikesgirl
It does make a difference which cruiseline. ...

It does make a difference which cruiseline. Princess allows two bottles of wine pp, but no hard liquors. Most of the other lines don't even allow that. You might want to ask this question over on...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 9th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By spikesgirl
For us, we prefer the smaller ships that Princess...

For us, we prefer the smaller ships that Princess is currently offering (Tahitian, Pacific (both 670 pax) and Royal(710) - I'm not sure of the tonnage on them. We've sailed on some of the larger...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 9th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By spikesgirl
I would contact your cruise line to be sure, but...

I would contact your cruise line to be sure, but I don't think that you do. I know you need a form if you are divorced and sharing custody or if you are traveling with a child not directly related...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 6th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By spikesgirl
How recent? We were on her a year and a half...

How recent? We were on her a year and a half ago. She and her sister (the Tahitian) remain our favorite ships in the fleet. With all the drak heavy wood, she is reminiscentof the ships of...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,323
Posted By spikesgirl
I'm particularly fond of Kona and believe that...

I'm particularly fond of Kona and believe that there's not really a good or bad time to visit - any time is great. do you want to stay in Kona or out of the city, like say at one of the resorts,...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By spikesgirl
Everyone is different and that's why your...

Everyone is different and that's why your question is so hard to answer. My first suggestion would be to go to your local library (or bookstore) and check to see if they carry the "Revealed" series...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By spikesgirl
Everyone is different and that's why your...

Everyone is different and that's why your question is so hard to answer. My first suggestion would be to go to your local library (or bookstore) and check to see if they carry the "Revealed" series...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By spikesgirl
Angela - You might want to check out something...

Angela - You might want to check out something with NCL and I think it's about 7 days long. There is an island a day, plus an overnight in Maui on some itineraries.

There are tons of things to...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By spikesgirl
Your best spot will probably be Papette, just...

Your best spot will probably be Papette, just because there are more stores there. Prices fluxuate wildly from store to store so don't be taken in by your first stop. Check into Vaima Center and...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By spikesgirl
Your best spot will probably be Papette, just...

Your best spot will probably be Papette, just becuase there are more stores there. Prices fluxate wildly from store to store so don't be taken in by your first stop. Check into Vaima Center and...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By spikesgirl
Sorry, I didn't check in yesterday! Stupid...

Sorry, I didn't check in yesterday! Stupid spring cold and all.

I remember there being one big pool that had access to the ocean, but also more seculsive swimming. I'm sure there are other...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 1st, 2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By spikesgirl
Sorry, I didn't check in yesterday! Stupid...

Sorry, I didn't check in yesterday! Stupid spring cold and all.

I remember there being one big pool that had access to the ocean, but also more seculsive swimming. I'm sure there are other...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 1st, 2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By spikesgirl
We've always loved the balcony furniture with...

We've always loved the balcony furniture with Princess. We usually book a suite and get the teak lounge, chairs and tables. Very comfy, but I'm not so sure it's rugged. One lounge broke under my...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 1st, 2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By spikesgirl
I'm not sure which cruise line you are looking...

I'm not sure which cruise line you are looking for, but the 2009/2010 cruises are up for much of Princess's intiteraries. We usually book our next cruise while on our annual cruise and the future...
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