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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 7th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Marvia
Wink Eastern Med. cruise

In the shore excursion reviews, several places mention buying drinks or food from a local vendor. Do you recomment having Euros in advance of the cruise?

In your opinion, is it possible that our...
Forum: Australia/New Zealand December 14th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,072
Posted By Marvia
Thanks, Hope! I wrote a long reply, but I don't...

Thanks, Hope! I wrote a long reply, but I don't see it posted -- wonder what happened to it. Anyway, we'll be in Tasmania 12/30/09. We were close friends of a native Tasmanian, John Forward, in our...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines December 14th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Marvia
We land in Auckland, and next ports in New...

We land in Auckland, and next ports in New Zealand are Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, cruise around Fjordland Natl Park, then Tasmania. In Australia we go to Phillip Island, Melbourne, and...
Forum: Australia/New Zealand November 26th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,072
Posted By Marvia
NZ/Australia 12/22/09

We're going on Diamond Princess to New Zealand and Australia. Has anyone been on this type of cruise before? Shore excursion suggestions? Weather very hot?? Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines November 24th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Marvia
New Zealand/Australia 12/22/09

We're going on Diamond Princess 12/20/09 to New Zealand and Australia. Has anyone been on this type of cruise before? Shore excursions? Weather very hot?? Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 22nd, 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By Marvia
Diamond Princess to New Zealand/Australia

We're booked on the Diamond Princess 12/22/09 for a cruise tour. After the 14 day cruise, we spend 4 days near the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. Has anyone been on such a cruise? Any...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 13th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,365
Posted By Marvia
Coke passes

I agree about the ice tea at no charge. We got some cans of diet coke (son't like Pepsi either) -- at the bar they were $1.99. If you used the ones in the fridge, they were $2.25. Our cruise is...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By Marvia
Alaskan shore excursions

Could you give me some links to the independents? That would include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Prince Rupert. The only one I saw for Mystic Fjords was $158.

At this point, the shore...
Forum: Alaska April 22nd, 2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,264
Posted By Marvia
Alaskan shore excursions

Has anyone had any experiences going on Alaskan shore excursions with local companies? We'd love to go on the Mystic Fjords excursion, but at $166 per person on the NCL Star, that's rather expensive....
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 22nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Marvia
Alaskan shore excursions

Has anyone had any experiences going on Alaskan shore excursions with local companies? We'd love to go on the Mystic Fjords excursion, but at $166 per person on the NCL Star, that's rather...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 21st, 2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,365
Posted By Marvia
Diet coke taste

Does anyone else have a comment on the diet coke taste? My palate is very fussy, and I've tasted other "fountain" diet cokes that are no way related to the real taste of diet coke. :twisted:
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing April 16th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By Marvia
Alaska in May

We're going on Norwegian Star. It's the first cruise of the year to Alaska, so I imagine it won't be too warm. More like the weather here in Wisconsin, only not so brown!
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 16th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By Marvia
Alaska in May on the Star

We're cruising to Alaska May 2, leaving from Vancouver, Canada and returning to Seattle May 9 on NCL. I assume the weather will still be a bit brisk, so should I even bother to bring capris or just...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing April 16th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By Marvia
Alaska in May -- what kind of clothes to bring?

We're cruising to Alaska May 2, leaving from Vancouver, Canada and returning to Seattle May 9 on NCL. I assume the weather will still be a bit brisk, so should I even bother to bring capris or just...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 7th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By Marvia
We missed the commentary because we watched from...

We missed the commentary because we watched from our balcony for a long time -- watching the other ships go through in the adjacent canal. We didn't hear the commentary until much later, when we saw...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 6th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By Marvia
You can only see what's happening on your side of...

You can only see what's happening on your side of the ship, but you are able to see the ships going through in the lock next to you. To see the locks actually opening and closing for the cruise...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 1st, 2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,477
Posted By Marvia
RCCL alcohol policy

so is it better to put the liquor in your carry on or in your checked luggage
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 31st, 2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By Marvia
Jewel of the Seas 11 night Panama Cruise review

Great review! I'm one of those "older" folks you wrote about who enjoyed some of the events on board, but mainly liked relaxing on our balcony. We went on the 12/19 10 day Jewel to the Panama...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 31st, 2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,477
Posted By Marvia
Alcohol policy

We're just back from our first RCCL cruise to the Panama Canal. After reading all the replies to my initial inquiry, I decided it wasn't worth the risk to pack wine in with our luggage (which,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 10th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Marvia
Formal nights

Would someone let me know how rigid the rules are on formal nights, specifically for men? On other cruise lines, we've seen guys go in the dining room with jeans. My hubbie wouldn't do that, but I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 20th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Marvia
NEW -CruiseMates Venetian Fantasy Group Cruise

Do you have an approximate cost for flying to Venice from Milwaukee WI? We like to book our air with the cruise line to be secure.

Marvia
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 20th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Marvia
Shore excursions on Jewel's Panama Canal cruise

We're going on Jewel of the Seas 12/19 to Labadee (Haiti), Cartagena (Colombia), Panama Canal, Montego Bay (Jamaica) and Georgetown (Grand Cayman). We've always gone with the cruise lines'...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 15th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,477
Posted By Marvia
RCCL alcohol policy

We will be cruising on Jewel of the Seas 12/19/08 to the Panama Canal. This is our first time on RCCL. On previous cruises with Princess and NCL we were able to bring wine that was packed in our...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 14th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Marvia
Jewel of the Seas

This will be our first RCCL cruise. We're going December 19 to the Panama Canal via Jewel of the Seas. We have previously cruised on Carnival, NCL and Princess.

Any info about Jewel and/or...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 16th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,847
Posted By Marvia
Forget the Bonine. Just get ginger root capsules...

Forget the Bonine. Just get ginger root capsules (in the vitamin aisle) or candied ginger to combat nausea. I was advised to take one before boarding and then one each morning. Works great!...
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