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Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 20th, 2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By gkbii
The really do have a second Diamond Plus Tier...

The really do have a second Diamond Plus Tier anyway, so why not just name it? A 14 night transatlantic crossing, single, suite; would get you over 42 points. Two of these you would make Diamond,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 20th, 2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,230
Posted By gkbii
I booked a cabin for the Maiden Voyage, for...

I booked a cabin for the Maiden Voyage, for myself & a friend. I can't wait for my second Maiden Voyage (NCL EPIC) as well oddly as being the same route.
Forum: Disney April 28th, 2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,373
Posted By gkbii
Thumbs up First Cruise was Disney Magic

My first cruise was on the Disney Magic (sailing as a solo as well), which I use today as my standard I judge other lines by. All in all I believe that the Disney ship had the best overall cabins...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 8th, 2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,299
Posted By gkbii
Thumbs up Ocean view for $21 bucks a day??

Palma de Morica (Spain's Mediterranean Islands) on October 30, 2011. The ship was Grandure of the Seas, my final price with a Emerald Coupon was around $295 for a "G Large Ocean View"; for the 14...
Forum: Cruise Line Loyalty Programs July 21st, 2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,371
Posted By gkbii
Emerald & Diamond have a pre-selected gift...

Emerald & Diamond have a pre-selected gift basket. Diamond Plus & Pinnacle have (up to three) pre-select gifts--wine, flowers, etc.

Diamond Plus (350+ days) & Pinnacle have dinner with an officer...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 12th, 2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By gkbii
Nothing above a mire $25, everything else is gone.

Nothing above a mire $25, everything else is gone.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 10th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By gkbii
Carnival Vacation Guarantee

The Carnival Vacation Guarantee, has anyone used it?
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 10th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By gkbii
No more TA gifts on Carnival?

Below is a email I recieved today:

**edited to remove Travel Agency Contact***


You signed up for our FREE Weekly E-Deal and can unsubscribe by replying to this email with "REMOVE" in the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 30th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,970
Posted By gkbii
Paul, There are some who are very loyal to...

Paul,

There are some who are very loyal to small ships, think Azmara, Seabourn, Windstar, Clipper, (some Princess & Holland ships) and others. My understanding is that the enrichment programs are...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 14th, 2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By gkbii
Right, which is why I believe RCCL moved it's...

Right, which is why I believe RCCL moved it's ships from Brazil to Asia.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers June 11th, 2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 805
Posted By gkbii
Thumbs up BBC History of Modern Cruise Industry

This BBC article is very interesting about the cruise industry and it's future.

WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT - AREN'T WE?

BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT - AREN'T WE?...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine June 6th, 2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,866
Posted By gkbii
I really would like to see a Steak & Shake at...

I really would like to see a Steak & Shake at sea!!!


As well I think an Olive Garden at Sea, would be something!!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 3rd, 2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By gkbii
From what I witnessed and through my talks with...

From what I witnessed and through my talks with the Casino Managers Brazil was a bust for both gambling on drink revenue. From what I was told, the cruises had amoung the worst casino revenue, few...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 1st, 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By gkbii
Paul, You realize that until RCCL came to...

Paul,

You realize that until RCCL came to China the only real line was Star Cruises, which owns NCL & (part of) Harrah's. I was told on one of my recent cruises (by a casino manager that used to...
Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising May 20th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By gkbii
Transatlantic Cruises?

Hi Damon,


I mostly do transatlantic crossings, though soon I will want to a Med cruise. Americans really get good deals from Cunard (I so much want to try it) in April there was a crossing on...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 18th, 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By gkbii
Paul, The outside adult lounge is the same...

Paul,

The outside adult lounge is the same as the EPIC, however with the Epic it was only for people booked into VIP suites. I must say that I am very impressed with this ship, it really is the...
Forum: Tipping May 2nd, 2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,170
Posted By gkbii
When I was at the duty free store at BCN, I had a...

When I was at the duty free store at BCN, I had a nice chat with a guy that said that El Al passangers were cheap and spent nothing, while Russians were good spenders.
Forum: Tipping April 10th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,170
Posted By gkbii
This is why we tip in the USA at 20-25%; being...

This is why we tip in the USA at 20-25%; being that are food cost are lower (NYC-SFO being higher), we can afford to be godd to our service staff. If tips were included, the price would be much...
Forum: Tipping April 9th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,170
Posted By gkbii
Thumbs up Perhaps a few bucks won't hurt

What I don't get is during my travels, the Pound was 1X2 to the Dollar, why are they so cheap?? Many Brits I have met resent the service Americans get aboard by tipping well. So why don't they...
Forum: Costa February 1st, 2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,094
Posted By gkbii
I have read that their is now an idea that...

I have read that their is now an idea that Captains should have less power and that the ships top officers should act more as a team. This is odd, given the fact that all these officers were on the...
Forum: Costa January 20th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,094
Posted By gkbii
Thumbs up A Hyperbolic Tale of Two Captains, One a Hero, the Other a Villain

A Hyperbolic Tale of Two Captains, One a Hero, the Other a Villain
Italy Finds a Heroic Foil for Its Scorned Captain

Much of Italy finds Falco to be a National Hero

This below is from the New...
Forum: Costa January 20th, 2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,094
Posted By gkbii
As did his top two other officers, one Italian &...

As did his top two other officers, one Italian & one Greek. One crazy man (whom looks like a TV show Capt.) I can understand, but three top officers? What else could Commander Falco do when these...
Forum: Costa January 19th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,094
Posted By gkbii
Question Paul, a couple of key questions for you

How is this possible, the Captain and his two other top officers were on land and in taxis on the way to their own respective hotels. For the Record, I consider De Falco, to be a hero for his...
Forum: Costa January 18th, 2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,088
Posted By gkbii
That person is not some minor peon either, he is...

That person is not some minor peon either, he is a high ranking officer: Italian Coast Guard Commander, Captain Gregorio De Falco.
Forum: Costa January 18th, 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,088
Posted By gkbii
The Captain & Staff Captain never reboarded the...

The Captain & Staff Captain never reboarded the vessel as they were ordered to, by the Coast Guard Commander!
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