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Forum: Disney Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,354
Posted By Travelbuggs
I agree with most of what you have written, and I...

I agree with most of what you have written, and I agree that in the USA there is a certain degree of "compensation mentality", and it is interesting to see the perspective of someone who has worked...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 28th, 2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Travelbuggs
Not directed at you;). Just a reminder to some...

Not directed at you;). Just a reminder to some of what a good value cruising is. Minisuite with large balcony, @1300 pp incl taxes and fees and that includes free Ultimate Drinks Package for 2. ...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Travelbuggs
Re taking food off ships, this is governed by...

Re taking food off ships, this is governed by agricultural laws wherever you are visiting and usually is not allowed.

Once the ship is "cleared" they will announce that you can leave the ship. ...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 27th, 2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Travelbuggs
It will not do you any good to find someone over...

It will not do you any good to find someone over 25. Two people in a cabin, one 27 the other 22 on a spring break week and the free beverage package is chosen. The 27 year old will get the UBP and...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 27th, 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Travelbuggs
Well, I don't think an increase of $7 for a...

Well, I don't think an increase of $7 for a week's cruise is going to make or break my cruise, so I'm not going to get my knickers in a knot about it. Most of the cruise lines do this, and it sure...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 27th, 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Travelbuggs
Opinions about how bad smoke is on a ship are...

Opinions about how bad smoke is on a ship are like discussions about food, very subjective. Have not been on the Breakaway, but have been on the Getaway, which has the same design. I also hate...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 27th, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Travelbuggs
We enjoyed the Epic very much. The entertainment...

We enjoyed the Epic very much. The entertainment is great, although I hear Blue Man Group will be gone at some point, not sure when. Will they be on your sailing still? Maybe their humor would not...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 27th, 2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Travelbuggs
Thanks, eroller, for another great review. Have...

Thanks, eroller, for another great review. Have not been on the Pearl since 2011. Loved the forward facing lounge area. Unfortunately they have been eliminated on most NCL ships to make way for...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 13th, 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Travelbuggs
As for me, I will always dress casually whenever...

As for me, I will always dress casually whenever possible as I'm on holiday and on a cruise. To each his own. I will comply with dress codes when necessary, but I am not a member of the dress to...
Forum: Other February 12th, 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,122
Posted By Travelbuggs
I would have to second the vote for San Antonio. ...

I would have to second the vote for San Antonio. We spent several days on the Riverwalk and it is just a magical place to be. Have never seen another place like it. You would never know you are in...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 12th, 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Travelbuggs
On Royal? So the MDR, at least on some ships, is...

On Royal? So the MDR, at least on some ships, is Casual with shorts and a shirt with a collar, at least on nights other than formal nights?
Forum: All Things Cruising February 12th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By Travelbuggs
Did the cruise line suffer any repercussions in...

Did the cruise line suffer any repercussions in this, other than the bad publicity?

It seems to me that if they authorized this habit of close sail byes for their ships on this itinerary ( even...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 11th, 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Travelbuggs
I agree. And try proving you did not snap the...

I agree. And try proving you did not snap the picture and then immediately remove a mini bottle of vodka! The picture proves nothing. But we often do have the steward remove the contents, mainly...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 10th, 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Travelbuggs
Well, I generally abide by societal norms when it...

Well, I generally abide by societal norms when it comes the do's and don'ts regarding dress. I'm not going to appear in the dining room in my bikini;). But, if a plus size girl feels comfortable in...
Forum: Open Debate February 9th, 2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Travelbuggs
A 529 is a tax sheltered college savings plan for...

A 529 is a tax sheltered college savings plan for a child, but our final conversation there had nothing to do with that.

He was quoting here my comment to him on that thread. Rather than respond...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 9th, 2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Travelbuggs
But on the other hand, they have no mandatory...

But on the other hand, they have no mandatory formal nights. So I guess this is somewhat of a compromise. And, the long pants can be jeans.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 9th, 2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Travelbuggs
I don't know, maybe they are the ones with the...

I don't know, maybe they are the ones with the good healthy self image! They do not care what everyone else thinks. How freeing!

I think Americans are way too fixated on body image. Everyone...
Forum: Open Debate February 8th, 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Travelbuggs
Your post is obviously in response to the...

Your post is obviously in response to the statement I made to you on the "Watch your kid's 529" thread in which you twice responded to me with a "quotation" at the bottom of your post. One quote...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 8th, 2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Travelbuggs
I find it a bit of a hoot that NCL's Freestyle...

I find it a bit of a hoot that NCL's Freestyle ships have a more stringent dress code for the large aft MDR than does Royal. Who would have ever guessed this would come to pass. NCL requires long...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 8th, 2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Travelbuggs
I have found this to be very true. 2 people...

I have found this to be very true. 2 people taking the same cruise on the same date can have two totally different experiences based on: what they chose to do on board, how well they did their...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 8th, 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Travelbuggs
Wow, I am surprised to hear this. Are Europeans...

Wow, I am surprised to hear this. Are Europeans suddenly becoming as puritanical as we Americans? I just googled an article which listed nearly 20 of the best nude beaches in Europe. And some of...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 8th, 2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Travelbuggs
Not sure NCL's 3 newest ships have this, but the...

Not sure NCL's 3 newest ships have this, but the older NCL ships have a "Freestyle Deck" which is designated for topless bathing. The only times I have wandered up there, they have either been...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 8th, 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Travelbuggs
CoilyNewbie, I don't know what port you are...

CoilyNewbie, I don't know what port you are sailing out of, and what other options are available to you. I know Epic is switching to a European itinerary.

But, as far as NCL ships go, Epic is a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 4th, 2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Travelbuggs
Never saw anyone offer a "scratch card" on any...

Never saw anyone offer a "scratch card" on any NCL cruise. I don't even know what it is.

By "drinks pushers" are you referring to waiters who prior to the show are in the isles taking drink...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 3rd, 2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Travelbuggs
Why anyone would subject themselves to either of...

Why anyone would subject themselves to either of these two options is beyond me!

When the DD concept was first presented, I was hopeful that It would offer much more flexibility and choice than...
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