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Forum: First-Time Cruisers June 7th, 2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By lulu48
I am sure Pete will know the lines with the...

I am sure Pete will know the lines with the lowest Single supplement but most you will be paying 150 to 200%

You could try the Med is is warm there in the summer
airfare will be pricey no...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 6th, 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By lulu48
No matter how you book the room you will be...

No matter how you book the room you will be paying for 2 people (solo rate is usually 200%)

Can she get you on as friends & family & share her cabin??

My neighbour is doing a HAL cruise as a...
Forum: Cruise Deals June 1st, 2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By lulu48
Do you like camping? If not steer clear of...

Do you like camping?
If not steer clear of Blount the cabins are small & very basic ..deck 2 is very noisy in the cabin ..bring ear plugs to sleep, steel camp cots for beds & the boat rides...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 15th, 2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By lulu48
I am not a cruise specialist but if you are not...

I am not a cruise specialist but if you are not the party hardy type I would say go with Princess
It is your special trip

JMO
Forum: All Things Cruising May 5th, 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By lulu48
Exclamation JMO

I guess something FDR is doing appeals to other CEO's as I see RCCL is also saying they will not be discounting cruises well in advance

Also now RCCL are adding a separate area for Suite guests...
Forum: River Cruises May 1st, 2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By lulu48
With more companies building more river boats the...

With more companies building more river boats the river is going to get more congested
The rafting up at ports will increase
We did a Scenic Tours trip in 2012 fortunately we only rafted up...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 27th, 2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By lulu48
On another cruise forum one guy argued upside...

On another cruise forum one guy argued upside down that a specific cruise line was advertising up to 75% off so they must be desperate to fill the ship

turns out they were using the VTG site ...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 26th, 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By lulu48
If you as a TA does not understand this what...

If you as a TA does not understand this what makes you think a normal person would ???
people never read the fine print until after the fact and only if a problem arises

I would complain to...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 21st, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By lulu48
I think the Jones Act is for cargo & the PVSA is...

I think the Jones Act is for cargo & the PVSA is for people

in any case they are not letting people disembark there so it is not against the rules
Forum: First-Time Cruisers April 9th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By lulu48
Different lines to ATD differently but usually...

Different lines to ATD differently but usually you show up during the hours posted
You can share a table with others or eat with just your family
Forum: All Things Cruising April 6th, 2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By lulu48
probably a good idea When you see the trays...

probably a good idea
When you see the trays of food in hallways it is wasteful
Maybe if you have to pay you will think twice about ordering
Forum: Cruise Deals April 4th, 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By lulu48
WOW We have been docked next to a Pulmantuer...

WOW
We have been docked next to a Pulmantuer ship ...not for me :mrgreen:
Forum: All Things Cruising March 26th, 2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
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: 8
Views: 1,041
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: 828
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: 933
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: 933
Posted By lulu48
Thumbs up Good one rofl

Good one rofl
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 22nd, 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
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: 694
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: 769
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: 761
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: 441
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: 761
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: 682
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: 886
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...
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