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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 1st, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Views: 899
Posted By pioner17
We are just back off the Jade with about 20 other...

We are just back off the Jade with about 20 other couples. We had no trouble booking large groups in the specialty resturants, but that could be quite expensive. The free venues were fine earlier in...
Forum: Celebrity May 11th, 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By pioner17
We did the helicopter to the glacier and the dog...

We did the helicopter to the glacier and the dog sled ride combo in Juno It was outstanding, the views of the glacier from above was truly awesome and the sled ride on the glacier really brings into...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 20th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By pioner17
I have to second the comment about the Helicopter...

I have to second the comment about the Helicopter out to the Glacier. It was my wife's first experience in a chopper ( I flew a Huey in Nam). We did the one with the dog sled ride. Yes its hokey and...
Forum: Celebrity January 14th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By pioner17
This is just another sign of the times. One of...

This is just another sign of the times. One of the underlying reasons I'm sure is also the lack of clergy, especially Catholic Priests. I am retired military and the Army (as well as others) doesn't...
Forum: Travel Gripes! November 27th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By pioner17
What I found most interesting in Cartegena was...

What I found most interesting in Cartegena was that the police seemed to be carrying simple revolvers and the private security guards at almost every store had 14 round semi's
Forum: All Things Cruising November 10th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By pioner17
We recently had a very good experience with our...

We recently had a very good experience with our Maitre'd on the Connie. We had a table mate who was one of the most difficult people I have ever encountered She had to have a special menu for every...
Forum: Health at Sea November 4th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By pioner17
DayvedB Yes Beta blockers are known to cause a...

DayvedB Yes Beta blockers are known to cause a coughing response in some patients, secondary to their effect on the airway components, which is why they are used with caution in Asthmatics and...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 28th, 2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By pioner17
The EC dollar or BeeWee has a fixed rate of...

The EC dollar or BeeWee has a fixed rate of approx 2.7 to the dolar but the commercial rate is generally 2.5
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 11th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By pioner17
I have not travelled Costa myself, but several...

I have not travelled Costa myself, but several friends have and all report that smoke odor and second hand smoke is a problem. Just read the posts about Costa in the Cruise Lines section of the boards
Forum: Health at Sea September 22nd, 2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By pioner17
I assume you are on a Beta Blocker, if questioned...

I assume you are on a Beta Blocker, if questioned I would produce your prescription bottle for inspection by the ship's medical staff who should be able to verify that side effect. My wife and I used...
Forum: Styles At Sea September 11th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,428
Posted By pioner17
No less an authority than the Emily Post...

No less an authority than the Emily Post Institute says" White may be worn during the summer or when on a cruise". Who are we to argue with such an expert. (The only reason I have white dinner...
Forum: Celebrity August 26th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By pioner17
For what its worth, we stayed in 9177 (Sky deck...

For what its worth, we stayed in 9177 (Sky deck CC) on the Connie, which is under the cafe there also. I didn't hear any noise from above and my wife commented that she heard a little noise on a few...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 26th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By pioner17
The RCCL homepage says it is in the main dining...

The RCCL homepage says it is in the main dining room and provides some additional info
Forum: Celebrity July 2nd, 2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By pioner17
We sailed on the Connie about a year ago, our CC...

We sailed on the Connie about a year ago, our CC cabin was great, serivce, staff and food was great. They bent over backwards to assist us with a cancelled excursion. The only loser feature was the...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 22nd, 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By pioner17
I have to agree with the previous post. I lived...

I have to agree with the previous post. I lived in Grenada, pre hurricane and even pre revolution. St George and the immediate harbor area was quaint and cute. The rest of the country was...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 3rd, 2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,188
Posted By pioner17
By NYC you do mean the West Side Terminal and not...

By NYC you do mean the West Side Terminal and not the Brooklyn Terminal in Red Hook?
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 20th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By pioner17
There is an ongoing discussion about this topic...

There is an ongoing discussion about this topic under Royal Caribbean in the Cruise Lines section. They offer such a discount apparently. The qualification seems to be a DD214 indicating at least 2...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 15th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By pioner17
Go to the Head of the Charles every year and have...

Go to the Head of the Charles every year and have family in BU & BC, love the Big Dig lol
Forum: All Things Cruising March 14th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By pioner17
I work in NYC and drive in and out everyay, that...

I work in NYC and drive in and out everyay, that 30 minutes to LGA is a best case scenario. I make that run daily and it depends on weather, traffic and construction. Ships are on the west side,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 6th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By pioner17
We did very end of Jun into July. Weather was...

We did very end of Jun into July. Weather was great. However, just the day before we were in Juneau, the fog was so bad they had to cancel most of the Helicopter sightseeing trips. June 21 is the...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 4th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By pioner17
We recently sailed as part of a 150 member group...

We recently sailed as part of a 150 member group with Celebrity, they bent over backwards to accomodate us. We have been with other groups on other lines, but this was certainly the best. They...
Forum: Celebrity March 4th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By pioner17
We have, been in 9177, the room was quite nice,...

We have, been in 9177, the room was quite nice, it is directly under the buffet, so there might be a little noise in the AM as they prepare for breakfast, but I am a light sleeper and it didn't...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 8th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By pioner17
As you drive from the pier to the old city look...

As you drive from the pier to the old city look up at the street signs. each block is marked with the symbol of the "organization" in control of that particular area. I am a former police officer and...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 8th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By pioner17
As noted above, we had a table mate with...

As noted above, we had a table mate with extensive diet issues our last time on the Constellation. Our Maitre'd Darius saw to it that she was accomodated every meal. We also had a little inattention...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 29th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By pioner17
My wife and I sailed as medical staff many years...

My wife and I sailed as medical staff many years ago on HAL. There are frequently more medical emergencies than the pax are aware of. The prices for on board care can be quite high and treatment in...
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