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Forum: All Things Cruising April 23rd, 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By hockeynut
Is this what you are looking for? Cruise...

Is this what you are looking for?

Cruise Ship Calendar (http://www.cruisecal.com/portal/)
Forum: All Things Cruising April 23rd, 2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By hockeynut
Better draft beer selection. It be nice to have a...

Better draft beer selection. It be nice to have a microbrewery on board, or at least some bar with 10-12 beers on tap.

I think Celebrity might have something like this on 1 ship now.

More...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 20th, 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By hockeynut
Bermuda. Unfortunately I've only been once but I...

Bermuda. Unfortunately I've only been once but I really enjoyed it. Definitely want to go back there.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 19th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By hockeynut
Ruby is a great ship. I've never stayed on Baja...

Ruby is a great ship. I've never stayed on Baja but its between 2 decks that contain all staterooms and you can't go wrong with a balcony. I'm sure you will love it.

The BE category rooms are...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 19th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By hockeynut
What ship are you sailing on? The BE is the...

What ship are you sailing on?

The BE is the room category, which is basically the location on the ship where the room is located. There is no difference in the rooms of the same type. A BE...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 19th, 2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By hockeynut
Princess has an official statement on their...

Princess has an official statement on their website which includes the results of their preliminary investigation.

I suppose the good news (if you can call it that) is that the Captain was not...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By hockeynut
Mine was getting married onboard. We had my...

Mine was getting married onboard. We had my parents, my wife's parents, and my wife's brother all with us. The ceremony was perfect and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Our favorite waiter...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By hockeynut
Yes, it will be interesting to see how this plays...

Yes, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. I find it hard to believe they would knowingly leave someone stranded. As mentioned, there are always reports of cruise ship coming to the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 17th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By hockeynut
Star Princess ignores fishing boat in distress?

There are some allegations that the crew of the Star Princess was alerted of a potential fishing boat in distress but did not help them.

2 of the 3 fishermen onboard died and Princess is now...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 17th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By hockeynut
Very well said. Slashed prices are also...

Very well said.

Slashed prices are also common for any cruise that isn't sold out. The goal is to sail full and make up the difference on board. If you are retired and/or fortunate enough to be...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 11th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By hockeynut
Have you logged onto Princess to check your...

Have you logged onto Princess to check your itinerary? I was under the impression they changed it to Santorini on 6/25, then 2 sea days instead of Rhodes.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 11th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By hockeynut
I read that the port is just overcrowded and...

I read that the port is just overcrowded and sometimes port authority will not let the ship in. Apparently it happens quite often there because the harbor is small and sometimes not all the ships can...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 5th, 2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By hockeynut
I guess it depends what you consider small, but...

I guess it depends what you consider small, but the Ocean (Formerly the Tahitian Princess, renamed in 2009) and Pacific are the smallest of the Princess fleet. They only carry 680 passengers.
...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 3rd, 2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By hockeynut
I would always book with a TA. As of now, it is...

I would always book with a TA. As of now, it is still cheaper for every cruise I booked and even if the quoted price is the same as booking direct I would still book with the TA simply because of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 2nd, 2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By hockeynut
I would never carry my passport ashore. Only my...

I would never carry my passport ashore. Only my license and cruise card. You never know what could happen. If it gets lost or stolen, it could cause a problem trying to get home.

To get back on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 2nd, 2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By hockeynut
I always had to enter my passport info online...

I always had to enter my passport info online prior to the cruise and had to show it when I embarked.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 2nd, 2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By hockeynut
Hotel Booking site - BackBid

Has anyone used the site BackBid.com? There was an article in the travel section of the paper today and it seems like an interesting idea. It's like Priceline in reverse. You basically submit your...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 31st, 2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,373
Posted By hockeynut
Caribbean Princess repairs have been completed....

Caribbean Princess repairs have been completed. They took it out to sea yesterday and it was cruising at close to max speed so thats good news for anyone on the 4/1 and future sailings. It is still...
Forum: Tipping March 31st, 2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By hockeynut
I don't think there is a norm, or an expectation...

I don't think there is a norm, or an expectation (as long as auto tips are left on). I always take 7-10 day cruises and this is what I have done:

In addition to auto tips, I always give the room...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 30th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By hockeynut
I used to think that as well, but do you think...

I used to think that as well, but do you think that is still the case? Princess or your TA will now ask you if you want to be considered for an upgrade if you specify a cabin so it seems like it...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 30th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By hockeynut
I played for the first time ever. If nothing...

I played for the first time ever. If nothing else, it sure is fun to dream!

Played 4 easy picks and then 1 ticket I picked my own numbers.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 30th, 2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,347
Posted By hockeynut
So true! I never understand the reusing of names....

So true! I never understand the reusing of names. Princess just reused Royal. You would think with a new build and a "state of the art" ship and all these designers they have, someone could come up...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 30th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,347
Posted By hockeynut
I just read this article recently that mentioned...

I just read this article recently that mentioned the name change:
Carnival will redo Destiny, stern to name - Travel Weekly...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 26th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By hockeynut
Google certainly knows a lot about us. It can be...

Google certainly knows a lot about us. It can be a good and bad thing.

To see what Google thinks your demographics are and how it generates some of those ads, you can look here: (Mine has...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 23rd, 2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,464
Posted By hockeynut
I agree with everything topher said. Just be...

I agree with everything topher said. Just be prepared though, once you book a mini, that is all you will ever want to book. The couch/extra tv is really nice and the larger tub/shower is so much...
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