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Forum: All Things Cruising January 31st, 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By slotl
I LOVE small ships. We have been on over 50...

I LOVE small ships. We have been on over 50 cruises thru the years. Our first was on the 35,000 ton Rotterdam V in 1971. We were on the "old" NCL Skyward and Starward (17,000 tons), the Stella...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 17th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,676
Posted By slotl
Beware of prepared food used by the ships

I am allergic to sulfites. I warn the Matre De at the beginning of the cruise and each night I am given the following night's menu, so if there is wine (sulfites) in the dish, they prepare the dish...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 1st, 2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,502
Posted By slotl
It depends. HAL is #1 especially for long...

It depends.

HAL is #1 especially for long exotic cruises. Princess a close second (but their coffee is swill).

If you are traveling in a group which contains all ages from toddlers, tweens,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 12th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,903
Posted By slotl
I have found a "value" to the art auctions at...

I have found a "value" to the art auctions at sea. Here is what I have found:

1. When you get your auction number, you are given a raffle ticket for a drawing for a "free" print. You are also...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 12th, 2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,857
Posted By slotl
Let me get this correct......a 22,000 ton ship...

Let me get this correct......a 22,000 ton ship with almost 2,000 people onboard.

The 8 "R" ships are 30,000 tons and hold 690 passengers plus a crew of 370. The HAL Maasdam at 55,500 tons holds...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 2nd, 2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,727
Posted By slotl
Just got off the Pacific Princess to the Orient. ...

Just got off the Pacific Princess to the Orient. The coffee both in the dining room and up on deck were awful awful awful.

I drink decaf and it tasted like brown water. The dining room uses milk...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 2nd, 2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,074
Posted By slotl
Just returnd from the Pacific Princess Orient...

Just returnd from the Pacific Princess Orient cruise and occupied room 690 aft. It was located between the two large suites. Our balcony was bigger than most "standard" balconies. Even though...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 8th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By slotl
Mike and Charlotte, I did not mention the show...

Mike and Charlotte,
I did not mention the show room because we usually went to the casino after dinner (2nd seating) and not the shows.

I would agree that the stage and seating are not up to...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 6th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By slotl
The MV Pacific Princess had a dedicated...

The MV Pacific Princess had a dedicated "children's playroom". There were 5 children (from two "related" families).

The children's playroom was located on deck 9 next to the Internet room and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 6th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,314
Posted By slotl
Irish Shark, NOT FUNNY! Slotl

Irish Shark,

NOT FUNNY!

Slotl
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 6th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,314
Posted By slotl
All, My cruise packing list always includes: ...

All,
My cruise packing list always includes:

1. Walkie-talkie (especially on the larger ships, or where you might get separated during shopping excursions).

2. Bubble wrap, tape, scissors -...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 6th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By slotl
If my memory serves me correctly, the ship...

If my memory serves me correctly, the ship usually "overnights" in Copenhagen and passengers disembark the "next" day. Therefore, early morning flights home are not unusual.

We just returned home...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 6th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By slotl
We did the Black Sea and Dalmatian Coast cruise...

We did the Black Sea and Dalmatian Coast cruise on Holland America. We did Yalta, Odessa, and Nessibur (Bulgaria) in the Black Sea, of course, Istanbul and Kusadashi (Turkey), and then Dubrovnik and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 5th, 2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By slotl
It is the Renaissance R3 (Pacific Princess) which...

It is the Renaissance R3 (Pacific Princess) which I am talking about. I did the Beijing to Bangkok cruise on May 29th.

I have a friend who will be on the Tahitian Princess in a few months. It...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 3rd, 2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By slotl
Rev22:17, Thank you for the info. I just got...

Rev22:17,
Thank you for the info. I just got off the Pacific Princess, but it did need some TLC. I noticed in the press release that there will be a 2 week drydock to make some internal...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 3rd, 2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By slotl
First, take the 2 hour (unairconditioned) train...

First, take the 2 hour (unairconditioned) train ride from the ship to downtown. It begins right at the ship and refreshments are served onboard. We actually enjoyed the ride (except we were there...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 29th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By slotl
"New" Royal Princess

It is my understanding that Princess has acquired a ship which will be refitted and renamed the "Royal".

Does anyone have any further information about which ship is being converted??
Forum: Holland America May 7th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By slotl
I HATE guarantee rooms. We booked a back-to-back...

I HATE guarantee rooms. We booked a back-to-back cruise (23 days) on the Rotterdam and were guaranteed an FF room (or better). We were assigned FF1818 -- probably the WORST room on the Rotterdam.
...
Forum: Holland America May 1st, 2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By slotl
Even if the tours you want are totally booked,...

Even if the tours you want are totally booked, make sure to put your name on a "standby" list at the tour office desk.

Many times some passengers who have booked a tour choose to cancel for a...
Forum: Holland America April 12th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By slotl
The pre-paid tour tickets will be in a BRIGHT...

The pre-paid tour tickets will be in a BRIGHT PINK envelope placed on your room's desk when you arrive.

If the tickets are not in your room, go to the tour office prior to ships departure and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 6th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By slotl
If you are asking about brands and pricing, we...

If you are asking about brands and pricing, we purchased the 39.99 specials at Radio Shack and had great luck on the ship and on shore.....but ........you aren't the only folks on the ship with the...
Forum: Holland America April 3rd, 2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By slotl
Thank you Mike....your information is very...

Thank you Mike....your information is very timely. We have booked the Beijing to Bangkok May 29th cruise on the Pacific Princess (yes I know I am on the HAL board).

We are also doing the 10 day...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 31st, 2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By slotl
I believe if you take an "independent" tour in...

I believe if you take an "independent" tour in Russia you will need to purchase a visa (at approx $250 per person).

If you take the ship's tours, there is no need to pay for a visa. When we...
Forum: Holland America March 29th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,134
Posted By slotl
Like Big Apple, my husband and I have been on...

Like Big Apple, my husband and I have been on over 30 cruises and are also 100 night HAL Mariners. Our favorite ship -- the Prinsendam -- we will be on the November 7th Capetown to Ft. Lauderdale...
Forum: Holland America March 29th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,489
Posted By slotl
Take the cruise train offered by the ship and...

Take the cruise train offered by the ship and tour Berlin on your own. We enjoyed the train ride, it wasn't crowded, it is cruise passengers ONLY, no stops along the way, food and drinks are...
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