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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines December 21st, 2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,987
Posted By ssantow
Re: Princess promotion a farce?

We seem to have several inconsistencies here. Why did Princess give you the certificate? It sounds to me like you booked a cruise. As a result of booking that cruise you are given a certificate...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 21st, 2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,276
Posted By ssantow
Royal Caribbean wants to get as much of your hard...

Royal Caribbean wants to get as much of your hard earned money as possible and their liquor policy is a reflrction of this greed.

It is, however very easy to get liquor onboard. Rum Runners are...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 17th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By ssantow
The only line I know of that gives you free...

The only line I know of that gives you free laundry is Princess but you have to be the top tier Elite member to get it.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 21st, 2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By ssantow
Ther is one big upside to being young married...

Ther is one big upside to being young married honeymoon couple on a ship of us old folks.

Think of all the attention you will recieive, cause old folks just love to see newlyweds.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 21st, 2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,885
Posted By ssantow
I am a firm believer that expectations play a big...

I am a firm believer that expectations play a big role in peoples comments here. While it is just a guess I would say the OP has just had his first cruise and expectations were quite high.

All...
Forum: Holland America May 17th, 2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By ssantow
Most good TA's will tell you whether to buy...

Most good TA's will tell you whether to buy insurance from a cruise line or not. Some lines have excellent insurance at a reasonable price and others are way over priced.

We all shop with a...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 8th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By ssantow
Best packing advice I ever heard. Pack...

Best packing advice I ever heard.

Pack everything you think you may need and everything you must have, then take half of it out and leave it home.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 8th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By ssantow
I too always stay at the AmeriSuites. They also...

I too always stay at the AmeriSuites. They also provide a very nice continental breakfast in the morning and there are several nice restaurants nearby for dinner the night before. There is also a...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 8th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By ssantow
It is impossible for any agency to get any price...

It is impossible for any agency to get any price listing before any other because all listings are posted on the GDS (Apollo, Amadeaus, Etc.) by the cruise lines and no booking can be made outside...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 3rd, 2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By ssantow
What CA Cruiser suggests is your best bet, but I...

What CA Cruiser suggests is your best bet, but I think I would switch airlines. I have never had to wait for more than a couple of minutes for a self check kiosk with either Northwest or Delta. ...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 3rd, 2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By ssantow
Actually I do take a tripod with me. It is quite...

Actually I do take a tripod with me. It is quite small and compact, folding down to less than four inches. When fully extended it makes it a height if about two and a half feet. You can set it on...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 19th, 2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By ssantow
Princess Cancels Dual Christening in Santorini

The following information is from Modern Agent 4/18/07


Princess Cruises has cancelled plans to christen two ships May 12 in Santorini out of respect following the April 6 sinking of Louis...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 17th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By ssantow
Pride of Hawaii Renamed

THE PRIDE OF HAWAII will be renamed the Norwegian Jade, reflagged and redeployed to Europe in 2008, NCL Corp. said. The company said that its 2006 losses were caused by downward pricing pressure in...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 15th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By ssantow
A scientific Poll...Not

I have noted with dismay that there are very few people who bother to post to the MOB forums. An Example is the Princess MOB. Of all the cruises on the first two pages the maximum number of posts...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 15th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By ssantow
Princess recently introduced E-Docs across the...

Princess recently introduced E-Docs across the whole fleet and implemented a schedule of events to happen for you to get your documents.
Actual schedule for Princess is as follows:
1. At 120 days...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 12th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By ssantow
Having cruised many times on all of them I would...

Having cruised many times on all of them I would say you have them in the right order in your title. Princess, RCI, CCL.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 12th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By ssantow
A TA might also have access to Blocked space...

A TA might also have access to Blocked space which is discounted and has additional incentives like onboard credit or in cabin amenities.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 12th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By ssantow
Ok I must be out of the loop. What is a PVP?

Ok I must be out of the loop. What is a PVP?
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 12th, 2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By ssantow
Industry shocker

This is not a rumor nor is it temporary. See story below.

Perennial underdog Norwegian Cruise Lines has pinned much of its hopes in recent years on a massive buildup in Hawaii, where it aimed to...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 10th, 2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By ssantow
Yep, fine print says you get what we give you...

Yep, fine print says you get what we give you when you buy our air. I never understood why people will get their air from the cruise line when it is always way more than booking it on your own and...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 10th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,362
Posted By ssantow
This and other posts like this amaze me. The...

This and other posts like this amaze me. The poster is endorsing stealing from the company held by stockholders. Those that justify by saying "we didn't drink our money's worth" might as well go to...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 31st, 2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,062
Posted By ssantow
I heard most of them jump ship because after they...

I heard most of them jump ship because after they got onboard and talked to other passengers they found out they paid way too much.
LOL
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 31st, 2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By ssantow
...and so does Princess (all ships)

...and so does Princess (all ships)
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 31st, 2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By ssantow
My carbon foot print was only 28675 tons a year,...

My carbon foot print was only 28675 tons a year, so I bought a bigger truck. :shock:

LOL :wink:

Actually I think one contributes more by flying than by cruising, so cruise away.

After the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 28th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,286
Posted By ssantow
Explain to me why it is so expensive and you just...

Explain to me why it is so expensive and you just cannot afford it.

1. You spend several thousand dollars to go on your cruise.
2. You spend several hundred dollars per person for shore...
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