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Forum: Alaska July 26th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,874
Posted By robinpow
Ketchikan, is often a short port (not there...

Ketchikan, is often a short port (not there long). I did the village tour, and enjoyed it. You can do it alone or combined with the lumberjack show. People who went to the lumberjack show all came...
Forum: Alaska July 26th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By robinpow
Did both back in June, and the two trips were...

Did both back in June, and the two trips were totally opposite!

I photograph a lot of wildlife, and know that nature has a mind of her own... with that said.

Juneau, was the 'mother load' for...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii May 21st, 2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,596
Posted By robinpow
This is an excellent question, that many don't...

This is an excellent question, that many don't think about.

I've done over a dozen long haul flights (10+ hours). Some were real long hauls that consisted of several of these flights with...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 31st, 2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,582
Posted By robinpow
I figure the probability of cash tips being...

I figure the probability of cash tips being pooled, is right up there with the odds that restaurant servers claim all of their tips to the government. That dog, just won't hunt.

If the cruise line...
Forum: Singles March 31st, 2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By robinpow
Does mom have a friend that might want to go. At...

Does mom have a friend that might want to go. At 60 she may have a female friend that is also alone for the holidays. That way they could pair off and do their own thing. I've cruised many times...
Forum: Singles March 31st, 2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,957
Posted By robinpow
This thread could go on forever, there is no...

This thread could go on forever, there is no shortage of them! I've had three of them over the years!

#1 was a friend of a friend and the least offensive of the three. "DO NOT PUT ANY FOREIGN...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 31st, 2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,093
Posted By robinpow
Awl shucks, and I thought it was from seeing...

Awl shucks, and I thought it was from seeing their bill. ;-)

I'm afraid that these few cases could create a change for the rest of us. After all... remember the woman who sued McDonalds over her...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 30th, 2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By robinpow
I never leave home without my Downy Wrinkle...

I never leave home without my Downy Wrinkle Release. It's the best stuff since sliced bread.

As I unpack, almost everything gets a touch up with the stuff. It won't take out a hard crease, but...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 30th, 2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,698
Posted By robinpow
I've seen it all, wear what looks good on you. ...

I've seen it all, wear what looks good on you.

The only thing I can't stand is the not so young 'beached whales' who need a one piece but insist on a small two piece. Most people won't say it, and...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 30th, 2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By robinpow
First take a deep breath and relax... no problem....

First take a deep breath and relax... no problem.

You didn't state your age, but there are tricks to the trade for all age groups. You also didn't mention which cruise line... each has it's own...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 30th, 2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,028
Posted By robinpow
I'm going to 'get it' too, but in the real...

I'm going to 'get it' too, but in the real world... both Carnival and NCL are budget cruise lines and both have their fair share of nice jeans on the casual nights. When on either of these lines you...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing March 30th, 2007, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By robinpow
Stick sun block

Maybe it's been around for a while, and I just missed it. However today I was at the store, picking up those little things you always need, and discovered this little item.

How cool! It's small,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 30th, 2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By robinpow
My cruise agent has always handled it, but I...

My cruise agent has always handled it, but I think it might be CSA. What ever you do I strongly suggest insurance!!!

Some years ago I had a blond moment and left one of my bags behind. Of course...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines March 30th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By robinpow
As a general rule almost all lines supply soap...

As a general rule almost all lines supply soap and a conditioner shampoo. However you need to bring your own toothpaste and so on, or you can pay their high prices at the on ship store.

Nicer...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines March 29th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By robinpow
anyone going - April 8th - Crown

Anyone else slumming on the Crown next week? (repositioning cruise)

I swore I would never use NCL again, but it was soooo cheap I couldn't resist. 13 days, 5 ports of call, going through the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 29th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By robinpow
FYI - you CAN get an expedited passport!!! I'm...

FYI - you CAN get an expedited passport!!! I'm doing so right now. My passport had 4 months left on it and they were refusing it, must have 6 months remaining.

If you don't live in one of the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 29th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By robinpow
You can now get them most anywhere that sells...

You can now get them most anywhere that sells luggage, most discount stores (Target, Wal-mart...), online eBags also sells both types. If you plan to buy them local, you may wish to call the store...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 26th, 2007, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By robinpow
Your best bet is to buy TSA approved locks. This...

Your best bet is to buy TSA approved locks. This way you can lock your bags.
These locks will keep the ramp rats out, and TSA has a master key to open the lock, and will re-lock your bag after...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 26th, 2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By robinpow
I just arrived home a couple of days ago with a...

I just arrived home a couple of days ago with a wet suitcase! The #$%^&* TSA folks inspected my suitcase and didn't repack my bottles! I had them wrapped, then placed in my backpack camera case...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 26th, 2007, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By robinpow
I just had one of those suites, and LOVED IT! ...

I just had one of those suites, and LOVED IT! The view of the ports is wonderful from the higher floors. The suite was so aft, if we were any further aft, we would have been in the water. ;-) The...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 26th, 2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,582
Posted By robinpow
Have to disagree with you. I HATE the auto tip. I...

Have to disagree with you. I HATE the auto tip. I tip according to service.

So far I've received only good responses from the crew, and several went out of their way to say thank you for the...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers March 26th, 2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,869
Posted By robinpow
Send me an email! Just did the RCL Europe last...

Send me an email! Just did the RCL Europe last October, and a third of our party had a disability. Also my kid brother is a cruise agent who is a specialist in the field.

I wouldn't suggest the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines March 26th, 2007, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By robinpow
Oh you aren't the only one who is upset!!! I had...

Oh you aren't the only one who is upset!!! I had my first a bad cruise with these folks a couple of years ago, and never thought I would use them again. However, with the old Crown doing the 13 day...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines March 26th, 2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,131
Posted By robinpow
Nothing like experience! ;-) I had a cabin...

Nothing like experience! ;-)

I had a cabin mate, who was running over budget. While at one of our ports of calls she bought duty free, went to the ladies room and poured it into her NCL jacketed...
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