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Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 2nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,546
Posted By seagoingJLW
I am responding to Kiki's article here. It is so...

I am responding to Kiki's article here. It is so sad that there ar no longer dresscodes that are enforced.

Cruising is a great vacation, but it is not a rustic cabin in the woods. It is a...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines November 20th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By seagoingJLW
I have found excellent bargains in swim suits on...

I have found excellent bargains in swim suits on board Holland America ships. I have bought Gottex suits for $20. It all depends on the season and what is left.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 1st, 2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By seagoingJLW
Smoke Free Casinos

Are there any cruise lines that prohibit smoking in the casinos? Also-- does any line provide smoke-free bars and lounges?
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 29th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,345
Posted By seagoingJLW
Why are Americans so hung up on nudity. ...

Why are Americans so hung up on nudity. Europeans and Australians have the right idea. Enjoy the sun when and where you can.

Joan
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 29th, 2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 17,952
Posted By seagoingJLW
Formal means "formal" not "expensive." Women can...

Formal means "formal" not "expensive." Women can dress formally by doing the following: Pick up silk or velvet pants or skirt. Then find some glittery tops. Usually each iten can be found for...
Forum: Entertainment on Ships September 26th, 2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,427
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Cruise Lines Don't Get It!

I am also a New Yorker, although I retired to Alexandria, VA 17 years ago. I remember some excellent entertainment on cruise ships within the last 20 years.

Let me cite the wonderful pre-dinner...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 16th, 2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By seagoingJLW
Grand Princess Greek Islands May 4, 2006

We are searching for other passengers who will be sailing on this cruise. We have had very little luck so far. Anybody here going?

Joan :-?
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 16th, 2005, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By seagoingJLW
Princess is owned byCarnival. RCCI owns...

Princess is owned byCarnival. RCCI owns Celebrity.

Joan
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 5th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By seagoingJLW
Roll Call Grand Princess 5/04/06

Is anyone else sailing on this Grrek Isles cruise from Rome to Venice? The ports are great.

Joan

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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 5th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Mediterranean Cruise

We are doing just the opposite-- sailing from Rome to Venice via the Greek Isles, Turkey and Croatia We shall be sailing on May 4, 2006 aboard the Grand Princess.

Joan.
Forum: CruiseMates Group Cruises August 5th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,181
Posted By seagoingJLW
Grand Princess 5/04/06

We have canceled our plans to sail with Oceania since we found this marvelous Princess Cruise that goes where we want to go. Is anyone else taking this cruise from Rome to Venice?

Joan
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 24th, 2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,611
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: no pictures please

I have never had my photo taken when boarding, either on the first day or after a shore excursion. I don't allow photos when debarking for a port either.

I do the choosing about when my photo...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 22nd, 2005, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,320
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: what was your worst cruise?

Maasdam, Holland America 12/11/04.

We lost an engine and pulled in extremely late at most ports. We finally got to St. Thomas in the afternoon, and were anchord in the outer anchorage. By the...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 22nd, 2005, 07:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,495
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: More nickel and diming

And have you noticed they are now charging for exercise classes?

Try Oceania Cruise Line. All the wonderful food is included.

Joan
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations July 19th, 2005, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By seagoingJLW
Livorno to Lucca

We are trying to find out how best to get from our ship on June 9, 2006 to Lucca to spend an hour or two and then back to the ship. We would, of course, prefer an English speaking taxi driver or a...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations July 10th, 2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,786
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Istanbul Recommendations

How do we reach Ekol Travel LTD?

Joan
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations July 10th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: greek isle shore excursions

Please let me know about any independent shore excursion companies and/or taxi drivers that you have located. We won't be going until next summer. However, your tour in Kusadasi of Sirince, Priene,...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 7th, 2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By seagoingJLW
Nautica 06/08/06

We have booked this Rome to Istanbul cruise. Is anyone else contemplating taking this trip? We had to cancel the previous chance we had to sail on Oceania, so we are looking forward to this with...
Forum: Entertainment on Ships May 28th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,427
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Re: Re: Cruise Lines Don't Get It!

As of last December the strings were still playing in the Explorers Lounge. They are, however, not really a classical music or concert group. They may be semi-classic. They play more standards...
Forum: Entertainment on Ships March 31st, 2005, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,069
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Read our Editorial on Cruise Ship Entertainment

Date: 03-31-05 08:16

The variety shows on board ship used to be directed at the older passengers. After all, they are the ones who attend the shows. The younger passengers do not do so.
...
Forum: Entertainment on Ships March 31st, 2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,427
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Cruise Lines Don't Get It!

You are so right.

Music as such does not seem to exist aboard ships any more. What happened to the marvelous classics that performers used to sing and/or play?
What happened to the wonderful...
Forum: Entertainment on Ships March 31st, 2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,916
Posted By seagoingJLW
Shipboard Shows

The variety shows on board ship used to be directed at the older passengers. After all, they are the ones who attend the shows. The younger passengers do not do so.

Lately the reviews have been...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 17th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By seagoingJLW
Re: Re: Shore Excursions

It refers to starting to run tours that include rental Segways for older passengers to use. See photo. They are available for rental and I am sure cruise ships and/or their agents could rent them....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 17th, 2005, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By seagoingJLW
Shore Excursions

I have been thinking about whether or not it would be a good thing for cruise ships to add Segway shore excursions to their offerings in various ports. Of course, it wouldn't work on uneven surfaces...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 12th, 2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By seagoingJLW
Jewwel of the seas 6/20/05

I am still looking for cruisers who are booked on this voyage round trip out of Harwich. There do not seem to be many here.

If you are sailing on this cruise contact <cruisecritic.com> Go to...
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