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Forum: All Things Cruising Today, 12:42 PM
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Posted By cruise planner
Bermuda - Contaminated Beaches

Wow - this is not good;

Released: April 15, 2014 - Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Contaminated Beaches | Consulate General of the United States Hamilton, Bermuda...
Forum: All Things Cruising Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By cruise planner
I can't wait to try the Quantum of the Seas! ...

I can't wait to try the Quantum of the Seas! Their new and many varied dining options sound very exciting!!

Pete
Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By cruise planner
This is why it's better to book with an agent...

This is why it's better to book with an agent because they are the first ones advised when an itinerary is changed. You should be receiving notification shortly. Just keep in mind when you call the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By cruise planner
Can't tell you about your particular excursion,...

Can't tell you about your particular excursion, but then again, I don't know who you're booking it through.

I'm not a big proponent of shore excursions offered by the cruise line. MUCH prefer...
Forum: All Things Cruising Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By cruise planner
And you can see into the future, how? I...

And you can see into the future, how?

I found it interesting that the question they are raising is not whether they will continue to grow, but will that growth continue at the pace it has seen...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By cruise planner
Talk to your agent, because it appears they may...

Talk to your agent, because it appears they may have made some schedule changes towards the end of the month or else their booking system is going through some modifications and will be correctly...
Forum: All Things Cruising Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By cruise planner
VERY Interesting Article on the Cruise Industry

This is a very interesting (albeit long) article covering many facets of the cruise industry. It talks about whether the cruise industry will continue to grow at a steady pace and attract more new...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 16th, 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By cruise planner
The quoting of a cruise fare without the...

The quoting of a cruise fare without the 'non-commissionables' use to be the norm many years ago. Caused alot of confusion and people thought it was deceptive advertising because they would...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 16th, 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By cruise planner
Almost all ships now offer their style of...

Almost all ships now offer their style of 'anytime' dining, so that concept is readily available on pretty much all cruise lines. And I'm really excited about the new Quantum of the Seas and it's...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 15th, 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By cruise planner
Yep, hope they're not getting confused by all...

Yep, hope they're not getting confused by all this.

The price quoted or seen on the website consists of two fares; the cruise fare and the non-commissionable fees (also known as port fees). The...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
I agree, before Thanksgiving is not a good time,...

I agree, before Thanksgiving is not a good time, plus the rates are higher. After Thanksgiving is usually very good and definitely cheaper.

We have over 40,000 cabins in group space available...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
Don't mean to sound redundant, but this is why I...

Don't mean to sound redundant, but this is why I posted earlier that I always tell my group leaders not to give any choices because you'll get as many requests as there are people interested in...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise April 14th, 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By cruise planner
I agree with seadog - save your money and just...

I agree with seadog - save your money and just fly coach - 3 hours is nothing for a flight. First class is much better for the longer flights, especially like our 14 hour flight from DC to Beijing -...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines April 13th, 2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By cruise planner
Surprised your agent couldn't give you this...

Surprised your agent couldn't give you this information.

If you're talking about a 7-night cruise on the Pearl, Jewel, or Sun, figure around $197.

Pete
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 13th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
Well, if you want to consider a 7-night cruise,...

Well, if you want to consider a 7-night cruise, here are some options you might want to look at:

If you want cheap, MSC Divina 12/13/14;
Inside $399pp + tax
Oceanview $419
Balcony $599

Or...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 13th, 2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
Deposit on Celebrity for a single is only $250. ...

Deposit on Celebrity for a single is only $250.

Pete
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
Well, if you want to do a 7-night cruise, then...

Well, if you want to do a 7-night cruise, then there are several to consider - here are a few to give you some ideas:

If you want nice you could always look at the Celebrity Reflection on Dec 5,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 11th, 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
If a cruise is decided upon, the agent can just...

If a cruise is decided upon, the agent can just book everyone into individual reservations. Then when enough people are booked and the group is ready, the agent can then create the group and move...
Forum: Cruise Deals April 10th, 2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By cruise planner
Advance Notice - HAL's Europe Cruise Promotion!!

This is advance notification of Holland America's 3-Day Europe Sale promotion, which launches Saturday, April 12.

Promotion Details:

For 3 days only: Book in verandah staterooms or above on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 10th, 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
Not necessarily true anymore - things have...

Not necessarily true anymore - things have changed. We have groups where not everyone purchases the drink packages and we have groups where everyone is doing their own thing for dinner; some early,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 10th, 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By cruise planner
We were discussing this earlier; ...

We were discussing this earlier; http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/ask-cruisemates-staff/400448-cm-group-cruise.html

Just tough to find someone who wants to be the group leader or to decide...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 9th, 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By cruise planner
It really depends on the cruise line; some are...

It really depends on the cruise line; some are better than others when it comes to pricing.

Personally, I always suggest booking a cruise as early as possible. Reason being is that this could...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion April 8th, 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By cruise planner
Well, not to steal focus on the sight for your...

Well, not to steal focus on the sight for your original post of looking for a cruise mate, this is a big point for me, too, and I agree with what you said.

We did not want to be there, but we went...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion April 7th, 2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By cruise planner
I, too, am a Vietnam Veteran and this has nothing...

I, too, am a Vietnam Veteran and this has nothing to do with your cruise, but just wanted to say thank you for your service!! My daughter is in the Navy (E5) and has been in for the last 8 years -...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 7th, 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By cruise planner
I have clients on this cruise and they were...

I have clients on this cruise and they were excited to get the $50 per person onboard credit as well as the 25% off another cruise. They thought this was a very good compensation package.

Plus,...
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