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Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion Yesterday, 01:29 PM
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My client has booked the cruise and is still...

My client has booked the cruise and is still looking for someone to share it.

Please let me know if you're interested.

Pete
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 25th, 2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Check your other post for the response I posted; ...

Check your other post for the response I posted;

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/first-time-cruisers/405010-princess-emerald-dolphin-deck.html
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 25th, 2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
This is why it's always good to work with a...

This is why it's always good to work with a reputable Cruise Specialist - they can advise on the best cabins available and the difference between the two. Plus, they can answer all your questions...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 22nd, 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
I was in for 6 years and in Nam from 70-71 on...

I was in for 6 years and in Nam from 70-71 on PBR's (river patrol boats) down in the Mekong as a Naval Advisor - that was at the time when we had 5 Vietnamese and 1 American on each boat. I was a...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 22nd, 2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
The least expensive times to cruise are basically...

The least expensive times to cruise are basically September (people going back to work, back to school, and it's also hurricane season), and also right after Thanksgiving and before Christmas (not a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 21st, 2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Personally, I really like Holland America to...

Personally, I really like Holland America to Alaska. They've been doing it longer than any other major cruise line, have more ships there, own not only their own resort, but also all their own...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 21st, 2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Not to belabor the point, but travel insurance is...

Not to belabor the point, but travel insurance is not just about you, it's also about your family. For example, our son got ill literally hours before we were to fly to Europe for a 2-week vacation,...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 21st, 2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
You are correct. I misspoke. They are required...

You are correct. I misspoke. They are required to 'advertise' the same rate as the cruise line, but those who then provide a lower rate behind the scene are still considered discounters and most of...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 21st, 2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
With all the policies today, all the cruise lines...

With all the policies today, all the cruise lines are requiring everyone to sell the same cruise for the same price and no not allow discounting. The only time you'll find cheaper pricing is if they...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 21st, 2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Transfers are not quite the same as taxi. ...

Transfers are not quite the same as taxi. Average transfer cost is $16 per person each way. Average cost per taxi is $15 for as many people as will fit in a car or van plus $1 per bag. Obviously,...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 19th, 2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
We always go in a clockwise route around the...

We always go in a clockwise route around the island, so we head over to Marigot, go to the wonderful flea market, and work our way over to Orient Beach. Afterwards, we continue clockwise as it's...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 19th, 2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
I had a friend of mine say the same thing to me,...

I had a friend of mine say the same thing to me, "Cruising is too expensive. I can't afford it."

I asked him where does he go on vacation during the Summer with the kids and he explained how they...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines January 19th, 2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Been there, done that! You can go to my website...

Been there, done that! You can go to my website and read a lengthy review I wrote about it - perhaps it'll give you some ideas.

But one thing I will offer is do NOT book any shore excursions...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 19th, 2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
We always rent a car. As you get off the...

We always rent a car.

As you get off the pier, off to the right are a bunch of car rental kiosks. Cost is about $45 for the day, which is much cheaper than a taxi or an excursion. Plus, we get...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 19th, 2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
San Juan is definitely one of those places it's...

San Juan is definitely one of those places it's much quicker, easier, and cheaper to take a taxi than the cruise line's shuttle, that's for sure!

As we're walking out to the taxi stand, we'll ask...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 18th, 2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
You really need to talk a an agent, preferably a...

You really need to talk a an agent, preferably a Cruise Specialist who has been there and done that so they can answer all your questions. They'll be able to provide you all the information you need...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 16th, 2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
To me, it appears your 'agent' is not a Cruise...

To me, it appears your 'agent' is not a Cruise Specialist, otherwise they would have been able to see all the specials available at the time through the Princess online booking site. Keep in mind...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 13th, 2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
There's a Budget Car Rental right outside the...

There's a Budget Car Rental right outside the gate of the cruise port. I've not seen car rental shuttles from the airport at the pier other than the Budget one by the cruise port. Otherwise, just...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 12th, 2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
We have a contract with Special Needs at Sea and...

We have a contract with Special Needs at Sea and have used them with great results. Our clients have never had any complaints.

Keep in mind that cheap is not always best. Personally, I suggest a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 12th, 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
As I mentioned in your other post, talk to your...

As I mentioned in your other post, talk to your agent - they can be a wealth of information and extremely helpful in answering all your questions.

As for your cruise, I think you meant from...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines January 12th, 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Talk to your agent and they will be able to give...

Talk to your agent and they will be able to give you all the specific information. Under no circumstances do you want to book directly with the cruise line - there just there to sell you something. ...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion January 8th, 2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Just a heads up, VTG's prices are no better than...

Just a heads up, VTG's prices are no better than any good agent will offer. It's really false advertising for them to advertise "Save up to 82% on last minute cruises." Their prices are the same as...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 8th, 2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Hopefully, your agent has been on both RCCL and...

Hopefully, your agent has been on both RCCL and Carnival, and can provide you some insight as well as prices for you to consider.

Keep in mind that, for the most part, the shorter cruises are on...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 8th, 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 362
You're right about that! Years ago we were able...

You're right about that! Years ago we were able to do things and get things that are no longer available. Also, big companies were able to do more and get more than the smaller ones. The cruise...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 7th, 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Well, since she's not answering you phone call,...

Well, since she's not answering you phone call, perhaps all of us here can answer your questions, given it's not a specific question we don't have access to. People here are always willing to help,...
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