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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 25th, 2011, 09:38 AM
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Posted By jeph
On second thought...

Or maybe I'm just barking up the wrong tree? It occurs to me that the photo probably got thrown in there by accident, because somebody on the CM staff saw the red-and-black funnels and just assumed...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 17th, 2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By jeph
Question Homepage Photos of Disney Dream: France/Norway Flashback

I'm not sure if this question should be directed to Paul Motter, because I'm not sure if he's responsible for the pictures, but: the quick sequence of thumbnail-sized photos on CM's homepage...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 21st, 2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By jeph
Clarification

Update: It seems I misspoke a bit; the passenger in question knows the guy the travel agent proposed he room with, as they are both part of a group the travel agent has put together for this cruise. ...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 20th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By jeph
Arrow Possible Perks of Being on an Overbooked Ship

If I'd ever heard of cruise lines engaging in overbooking, I must have forgotten about it. Airlines do this constantly, of course, which travelers can take advantage of if they don't mind getting...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion March 13th, 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By jeph
The more the merrier

Sylvia, despite my outstanding ability to make the most of any hanger supply by using one hanger for multiple garments,:p I must confess that I have already been in touch with a recently retired...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion March 8th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By jeph
Update

To clarify: when I put this original post up, I had already put down my deposit. Because of this, the price I mentioned-- just over $1900 per person double occupany-- will hold, even as the "current...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 26th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By jeph
Bob, I sure appreciate your concern and personal...

Bob, I sure appreciate your concern and personal reply!

As it happens, I did receive a quote from one agency not long after I posted my question, and I think their price is still the best among...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion February 26th, 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By jeph
shbatr, you may be interested to read my Feb 26...

shbatr, you may be interested to read my Feb 26 post regarding a 12-nt round-trip from Venice in May 2011 on Holland America's latest, Nieuw Amsterdam...regards and happy hunting, "jeph"
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion February 26th, 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By jeph
Hi, Mike-- it sounds like we have various...

Hi, Mike-- it sounds like we have various interests in common, so I thought you might want to check out my new post regarding a 12-nt round-trip from Venice in May of 2011 on Nieuw Amsterdam. Come...
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion February 25th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By jeph
12-nt Eastern Med on Nieuw Amsterdam, May 2011

I've had my eye on this exceptional itinerary for a while-- I even tried to talk my brother and his girlfriend into going in Sept or Oct of 2010-- but other realities intervened on their part. As...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 22nd, 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By jeph
Question Itin. I want is on HAL website, but not CruiseCompete

There's a great itinerary (12 nights rt out of Venice, including Croatia, the Greek Isles, Athens, and Istanbul) on HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam that I've had my eye on for a while, and I know I want to...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 31st, 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By jeph
Don't forget about the cruiseline!

Years ago, I took a Carnival cruise out of Miami, but flew into and out of Ft Laud, mostly for the same reason-- cheaper airfares! The bus transfer provided by the cruiseline was just 15 bucks each...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 31st, 2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,145
Posted By jeph
HAL's single fare

Hi Kimbopolo--

HAL's standard procedure is to charge solo travelers one-and-a-half times the basic per-person cruise fare, and they don't seem to be sticking singles with a second set of "port...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 24th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,145
Posted By jeph
NCL "no-single-supplement" fares: ONLY on Epic?

Holland America is a new favorite of mine, not only because of their high level of service and attention to detail, but because they cut solo travelers some slack. While I've enjoyed cruises I took...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 20th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By jeph
"Oh boy...not good..."

Trip-- not good, indeed! OUCH! I feel your pain!-- "jeph"
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 20th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By jeph
Exclamation TV screwup: "It's...CARNIVAL OASIS!!!"

Anybody else happen to catch tonight's (Fri Nov 20) episode of that intermittently interesting tabloid tv show "Inside Edition"? They had a segment-- lasting roughly a minute-- on the debut of...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 20th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By jeph
Exclamation TV screwup: "It's...CARNIVAL OASIS!!!"

I don't suppose anybody over there caught tonight's episode of that intermittently interesting tabloid tv show "Inside Edition", did you? They had a segment-- lasting roughly a minute-- on the debut...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal November 2nd, 2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By jeph
Gibb's Cay

Thanks kooyster-- I think my next move will be to contact the tourism board in Turks & Caicos to see who makes these runs, and if I can book with them on my own.

Just out of curiosity, what ship...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal October 27th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By jeph
It's all downhill from here

If you take a short cab ride uphill so you can start from the top, (Norzagaray, which runs along the north edge of Old San Juan) you can do your own walking tour that's pretty much all downhill from...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal October 27th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By jeph
Anyone been out to Gibb's Cay on Grand TurK?

I saw some snapshots on a similar website's message boards that had been taken from the shore of Gibb's Cay. Funnels of cruise ships docked at the terminal (near the southern end of Grand Turk) are...
Forum: Shore Excursions October 26th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By jeph
Grand Turk: Anyone been out to Gibb's Cay?

I saw some snapshots on a similar website's message boards that had been taken from the shore of Gibb's Cay. Funnels of cruise ships docked at the terminal (near the southern end of Grand Turk) are...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal October 25th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By jeph
St Kitts & Dominican Republic: Currency Question

My AAA guidebook for the Carribbean notes the official currencies in use on each island, and also notes when the U.S. dollar is also in such wide use that you generally needn't worry about converting...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 25th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By jeph
Currency question: St Kitts and Dominican Republic

My AAA guidebook for the Carribbean notes the official currencies in use on each island, and also notes when the U.S. dollar is also in such wide use that you generally needn't worry about converting...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 21st, 2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By jeph
go west, young woman

Christine, have you looked into freight vessels that also carry a small number of passengers? (Typically 12-20, if I recall...)

I don't know if Cruisemates has much info on this, but there are...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 15th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By jeph
Why is my laptop "allergic" to CruiseCompete?!

I've used CruiseCompete to get price quotes three or four times over the past few years. As I recall, a year or so ago, my laptop had a weird reaction to "exposure" to their homepage: before that...
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