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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 28th, 2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Motter
The funny thing is that this is not a victory for...

The funny thing is that this is not a victory for the people, really. The main complaint was the $7.95 room service fee, which still remains.

The ban on takeaway food was just a byproduct of that...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 22nd, 2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Motter
Buggs & Pete.... I think we hit on it again...

Buggs & Pete....

I think we hit on it again - that the cruise lines are moving their focus to a newer clientele. My theory is that they don't really care if they lose the, well for lack of a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 21st, 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By Paul Motter
Unless it says otherwise - figure you will be...

Unless it says otherwise - figure you will be paying twice the price of a single occupancy cruise. Bit you should consult a travel pro (like Pete) to see what options might be available
Forum: Celebrity May 19th, 2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By Paul Motter
I think this is an old thread - from 2010. You...

I think this is an old thread - from 2010. You are right that those ships have been moved out of the Celebrity fleet.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 19th, 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Paul Motter
Yes, the water just off the coast of California,...

Yes, the water just off the coast of California, which comes down from Alaska, can be a little rough for a day or so. Try to get a stateroom that is midships, and have some Bonine ready just in case....
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 15th, 2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Paul Motter
Yes - the cruise ships decks are fully...

Yes - the cruise ships decks are fully wheel-chair accessible with elevators and automatic doors. Have a great cruise...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 15th, 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Paul Motter
In a way we are all cruise specialists.... ...

In a way we are all cruise specialists....

Here is the thing - if you were talking about a week-long cruise I would say to go with Carnival for the people most like your demographic. Princess...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 15th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Motter
Pete... My theory is that the cruise...

Pete...

My theory is that the cruise industry is coming to the realization that they need to find a new clientele - perhaps at the expense of losing some of the old clientele.

Why? Because the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 15th, 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Motter
Okay - I stand corrected. I have not been on a...

Okay - I stand corrected. I have not been on a "regular" NCL cruise to order room service in many years - so I assumed it would be no different from any other cruise line, but it appears that it is...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 11th, 2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Motter
As they say ... "this too shall end" Anyway...

As they say ... "this too shall end"

Anyway - this is old news. The $7.95 is for an enhanced menu, but they say the old items are still available at no cost.

I would assume that means a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 11th, 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Paul Motter
This should go in "seeking cruise companion...

This should go in "seeking cruise companion (http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/seeking-cruise-companion/)"

Seeking Cruise Companion - CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 11th, 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Paul Motter
I guess the only reason is that Los Angeles is a...

I guess the only reason is that Los Angeles is a bigger market so cruises sell better - but I agree with you, San Diego is fantastic port city. The airport is only 5 minutes from the port, and...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 11th, 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Paul Motter
Yes - good answer. Always let each individual pay...

Yes - good answer. Always let each individual pay the travel agent - and also set up separate onboard accounts.

Now - it can get tricky when you go online and one person is designated as the...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 5th, 2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Paul Motter
So sorry I missed this - but yes, I hope to see...

So sorry I missed this - but yes, I hope to see the new Holland America ship when it comes out. I like Holland America, although I hear a lot of detractors when I talk to regular cruisers.

They...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 5th, 2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Paul Motter
Pete.... What you are saying is valuable...

Pete....

What you are saying is valuable information - but maybe too much for the average traveler considering a cruise (but not for "inside baseball" cruisers).

In NCF you are referring to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 4th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Paul Motter
Glad to hear it - cruising rarely fails to...

Glad to hear it - cruising rarely fails to satisfy the first-time cruiser.

If you liked that ship, I think you would love some of the newer ones - Carnival Dream is an anomaly because it is not...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 4th, 2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By Paul Motter
Very interesting discussion here. Buggs... I know...

Very interesting discussion here. Buggs... I know you have loved NCL for a long time.

Now, I am personally a fan of Frank's (FDR) management style when it comes to onboard experience - but he is...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion April 29th, 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 41,819
Posted By Paul Motter
Menus broken

By the way - we know that clicking in a username is not working right now - BUT if you RIGHT-click and select "open in new tab" then it works.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 29th, 2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Paul Motter
Hint -- right-click on the name and select "open...

Hint -- right-click on the name and select "open in new tab" - it is possible you might have popups blocked or something, but this works for me.

CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums - View...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 29th, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Paul Motter
Actually, many Alaska cruises star out in this...

Actually, many Alaska cruises star out in this water and it can be a little rough the first day, but not too bad. First-time cruisers often feel some psychological sea-sickness solely because they...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 28th, 2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Paul Motter
They are bigger in the spa, but a lot of large...

They are bigger in the spa, but a lot of large people go on cruises, so while the cabin shower may be a bit snug, I really doubt it will be too small. First-time cruisers tend to inflate concepts...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 28th, 2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Paul Motter
The dropdowns are not working (they are working...

The dropdowns are not working (they are working on it) but you can still CLICK on a username and get to the links you need.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 28th, 2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Paul Motter
The showers on Freedom are somewhat small - so it...

The showers on Freedom are somewhat small - so it could be tight, but in general most people do fit. You can actually leave the door partly open if needed since the floor is meant to take collect &...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 20th, 2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Paul Motter
I guess maybe a lot of experienced cruisers might...

I guess maybe a lot of experienced cruisers might not read this and answer, and 1st-timers might not want to - but there is a big difference between being a first timer doing research and doing it as...
Forum: Cruise Deals April 20th, 2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By Paul Motter
Holland America Anniversary sale

Anniversary Sale Adds Unbeatable Value to Alaska Bookings This Summer

Booking Alaska cruises or Land+Sea Journeys by June 1, 2015, will gain a valuable shore excursion credit, dining package and...
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