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Forum: Holland America May 19th, 2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By Pattizoo
The NEW Veendam, the good the bad and the ugly.

We just got off the newly remodeled Veendam. We were only on for three nights, from San Diego to Vancouver. On one hand, it was a nightmare. The ship was nowhere NEAR ready to come out of dry dock...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 27th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,756
Posted By Pattizoo
I have never decorated the OUTSIDE of our door,...

I have never decorated the OUTSIDE of our door, but did discover early on the fun of collecting refrigerator magnets from all the ports and decorating the inside of the door! They are inexpensive...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,163
Posted By Pattizoo
We travelled as a group of 4 last Fall on a 14...

We travelled as a group of 4 last Fall on a 14 day Celebrity cruise. We used the walkie talkies to locate each other- "hey Bruce, where are you?" "Smoking, on the pool deck, where else!!" end of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 22nd, 2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By Pattizoo
Great idea!! I buy refrigerator magnets in every...

Great idea!! I buy refrigerator magnets in every port and decorate the INSIDE of my door- hadn't given much thought to doing anything to the outside!! We are booked on a LONG, port intensive...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 17th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Pattizoo
We spent 34 days on the Pacific Princess in 2007....

We spent 34 days on the Pacific Princess in 2007. It was wonderful! The food was great, the service as well. Fewer people meant faster service in the dining room. The buffet always had a good...
Forum: Holland America March 13th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Pattizoo
Do all the staterooms even HAVE mini fridges? I...

Do all the staterooms even HAVE mini fridges? I know they do on Princess, but our first HAL cruise is coming up in May and I was wondering.
We also just booked a 74 day cruise on the Volendam...
Forum: Holland America March 13th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Pattizoo
My first thought besides why one would bring...

My first thought besides why one would bring children on a honeymoon, was, these are both AWFULLY long cruises for small children. They would probably be fine on a shorter cruise, but the tight...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 13th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,785
Posted By Pattizoo
We have taken 2 longer cruises. One of the...

We have taken 2 longer cruises. One of the highlights of each cruise was our new friends from our table. We never did anything together during the day, but we always looked forward to dinner and...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 13th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,258
Posted By Pattizoo
I vote for the rude kid. I raised my kids, with...

I vote for the rude kid. I raised my kids, with decent manners, no less. I don't need to spend my vacation putting up with someone else's brat. (Well behaved children are an entirely different...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 13th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,884
Posted By Pattizoo
HMMM Short, cotton/denim on a guy. I have seen...

HMMM Short, cotton/denim on a guy. I have seen guys in them, look like shorts to me. Trying to use the "well, women can wear skirts like that to dinner.." is rather pushing it. But there is...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 6th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Pattizoo
Just read somewhere that at least one cruise line...

Just read somewhere that at least one cruise line is about to offer a service where you can buy baby supplies to be delivered to your stateroom. Food, formula, diapers, etc. so you don't have to...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 6th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,131
Posted By Pattizoo
We took a 34 day South Pacific to Hawaii...

We took a 34 day South Pacific to Hawaii repositioning in May 2007. We booked an outside guarantee and were thrilled to find our assigned stateroom had a balcony!! Not such a big deal on a short...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii December 7th, 2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,765
Posted By Pattizoo
Rarotonga-Cook Islands

We had the pleasure of visiting Rarotonga on a cruise last year from Sydney to Hawaii. One thing none of the books tell you is that on Rarotonga, the entire island shuts down early on Saturday...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 7th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,448
Posted By Pattizoo
Our cruise this fall on the Millenium was a bit...

Our cruise this fall on the Millenium was a bit disappointing. Not BAD, just did not live up to the Celebrity hype. Alaska was awesome, as was the weather, but the ship was just "OK." In 14 days,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 7th, 2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Pattizoo
My father was a Navy gunner's mate first time...

My father was a Navy gunner's mate first time around, then recycled as a Navy Supply Corps officer. My aunt, his sister, was an Army nurse and served in Europe during WWII. I follwed the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 7th, 2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,755
Posted By Pattizoo
I have used VTG for 3 different cruises and they...

I have used VTG for 3 different cruises and they have been wonderful. We even discovered a $200 on board credit when we checked in on our first cruise- and this was after finding ourselves with a...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 7th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,536
Posted By Pattizoo
I really like the white ones- they seem a bit...

I really like the white ones- they seem a bit dressier than the red and blue ones. I would wear any of them however, on a Baja or Caribbean cruise. A very good idea, in fact! We are in the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 30th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Pattizoo
Ignorance is BLISS!

Ignorance is BLISS!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 28th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,177
Posted By Pattizoo
It isn't really about the mint- it is about how...

It isn't really about the mint- it is about how so many little things seem to be going away or are being charged for. It just all adds up and leaves you wondering what is next. It used to be all...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 28th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Pattizoo
I have one- the interest rate is way up tthere as...

I have one- the interest rate is way up tthere as well. haven't tried to use the Sea Miles yet, but have certainly racked up quite a few of them.

Patti
Forum: Celebrity October 28th, 2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By Pattizoo
We just got off the Millenium on Oct 6th after a...

We just got off the Millenium on Oct 6th after a 14 day cruise through Alaska and then south to San Diego. The folks at the table next to us must have missed that part about there being a dress...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 26th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
Posted By Pattizoo
I have booked 3 cruises with VTG and have been...

I have booked 3 cruises with VTG and have been very pleased.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines October 15th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pattizoo
Sabatini's was worth every penny! But be sure...

Sabatini's was worth every penny! But be sure and have them bring your entree toward the beginning of the meal (earlier in the meal than they normally serve it) or you will not have room for it!! ...
Forum: Holland America October 15th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,233
Posted By Pattizoo
We go on cruises to get AWAY from the kids, we...

We go on cruises to get AWAY from the kids, we sure don't need to be tripping over someone else's. Our first cruise ever was ruined by 2 sick babies in the next stateroom that cried, literally, 23...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing October 14th, 2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,940
Posted By Pattizoo
I got one at WalMart for about $7, then saw one...

I got one at WalMart for about $7, then saw one later at the dollar store. I was surprised at how quickly I filled it up! I hadn't thought about leaving it behind. I guess the dollar store version...
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