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Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By lulu48
I agree with all of them The cell phone in the...

I agree with all of them
The cell phone in the dining venues is a big one for me
Some cruise lines post in their daily newsletter no cell phones at the dining venues but obviously people cannot...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 16th, 2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By lulu48
A friends husband died on a cruise about day 4...

A friends husband died on a cruise about day 4 of the cruise the body went to the morgue until the ship returned to NYC
She was sent home to Canada from one of the islands
When the ship got to...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 6th, 2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By lulu48
Exclamation I think you are underestimating the time to the...

I think you are underestimating the time to the port
It can take 30 minutes some days just to get to the Beltway
For US ports I believe you need to be checked in & onboard 90 min prior to...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 5th, 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Poll: Cruise poll
Views: 465
Posted By lulu48
First cruise was R/T Montreal it was less than...

First cruise was R/T Montreal it was less than $800 for 14 days for 2 people
we had a porthole cabin with bunk beds, showers & washrooms down the hall

We are doing a 16 day crossing for 2 close...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 5th, 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Poll: Cruise poll
Views: 465
Posted By lulu48
Thumbs up Good one rofl

Good one rofl
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 22nd, 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By lulu48
Good to know I have read other US citizens have...

Good to know I have read other US citizens have problems with non PIN cards

WE have PIN's with our Canadian cards so no problems for us
Forum: All Things Cruising January 22nd, 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By lulu48
You can sign up on the cruise lines websites for...

You can sign up on the cruise lines websites for last minute deals
If you can travel on short notice like a week ahead you can get some good deals
Our friends do this when stay in Fla
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 20th, 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By lulu48
If the cruise is segments then tip at the end of...

If the cruise is segments then tip at the end of each segment some crew may be getting off before the end of your cruise

Take VISA or Mastercard make sure you have a PIN
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 8th, 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By lulu48
If it is a basic question on the cruise line ...

If it is a basic question on the cruise line just call the cruise line
if it has to do with your booking then you need to talk to the TA or their boss
Forum: All Things Cruising January 7th, 2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By lulu48
We get enough here at home no need for it on my...

We get enough here at home no need for it on my vacation
I am sure some will love it
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 7th, 2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By lulu48
I use a TA in California she usually gets back...

I use a TA in California she usually gets back to me within 1 hr
of course I do not expect her to be up all hours but I swear she sleeps with her computer ;)
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 1st, 2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By lulu48
Some people on the cruise forums will start a...

Some people on the cruise forums will start a ROLL CALL for thier cruise
This is where people on the same sailing meet online & arrange private tours get togethers etc...
By the time you board...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 30th, 2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By lulu48
I do check the prices & after final payment ...

I do check the prices & after final payment there is not much you can do if the prices drop
in my case they have not drop at least anywhere that I can see

Not sure how my TA does it but she...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 30th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By lulu48
my TA also upgrades us also usually for free ;) ...

my TA also upgrades us also usually for free ;)

Love my TA
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 29th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By lulu48
Well said Pete

Well said Pete
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 29th, 2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By lulu48
I am not sure if there is a set rule My TA...

I am not sure if there is a set rule
My TA gives us prepaid gratuities as part of her incentive points for the cruise line also an OBC (usually $100) as part of a group booking (we are not part of...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 27th, 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By lulu48
We usually buy out of Province insurance when we...

We usually buy out of Province insurance when we travel
Some Canadians will even buy medical insurance for short trips across the border
Medical costs in the USA are a lot higher than we pay in...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 25th, 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By lulu48
I know for Canadians travelling to Cuba we must...

I know for Canadians travelling to Cuba we must show proof of health ins

You must present proof of health insurance in order to enter the country. Upon arrival, travellers may be required to...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 24th, 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By lulu48
That is interesting since UK citizens can fly...

That is interesting since UK citizens can fly direct to Cuba from the UK
Forum: All Things Cruising December 20th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By lulu48
That is just for US citizens other Countries ...

That is just for US citizens other Countries have been vactioning there for yrs

If the embargo is lifted they will be able to get better food supplies along with other things much need there
If...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 20th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By lulu48
Company from Canada also goes using a Louis...

Company from Canada also goes using a Louis lines ship
You can board in Jamacia or Havana
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 14th, 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By lulu48
I know in most hotels we have been in they have a...

I know in most hotels we have been in they have a top sheet as well as the duvet

Is it that you do not want a duvet just the old way with a top sheet & blanket??

I know some cruise lines will...
Forum: Oceania Cruises December 12th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By lulu48
Very sad Prayers for the friends & families...

Very sad
Prayers for the friends & families of those deceased

Most passenger & crew are now in Miami
awaiting flights home
Forum: All Things Cruising October 17th, 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By lulu48
Sorry to disagree when we had the SARS...

Sorry to disagree
when we had the SARS outbreak here staff were in lock down at the hospitals
No self monitoring & free to wander around

I had 2 friends that worked in the hospital they...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 17th, 2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By lulu48
They should have put the medical staff in lock...

They should have put the medical staff in lock down at the hospital until the all clear was given
none of this self monitoring nonsense
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