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  1. 3 points
    I don't believe he was awarded the lower amount. It said it was reduced to only the accommodations. It looked like they were trying to get the entire bill back. They paid for the the lower priced cabin. Which they would have been moved to because of the noise. But once upgraded they felt they should not have to be downgraded. If you move back to your original level how are you downgraded? I side with the line. I was on Oasis of the Seas the 2nd year and my room flooded on the 5th night of the cruise. Our hallway looked like a river. Two Junior Suites on the Hump were destroyed by water. An overhead A/C line ruptured at 3 am. We had just returned from the bar at 230 am when we heard pounding on our door. The neighbors had a waterfall coming out of the ceiling. We barely slept that night. The next day we asked for a room for a few hours to catch some sleep while our room dried. It was the coolant smell plus the high humidity in the Bahamas that kept us from sleeping in our room. The staff was great. The went over and above to help us. We received a $300 OBC on our cruise and a 35% off our next cruise. I was good with that. Wanting the entire amount is insane. And it said it was a week into the cruise that those people moved in. 7 from 11 is 4 days. So maybe 30% discount. But not 100 or 150%
  2. 3 points

    MSC Seaview Christened in Genoa

    Not only is it humongous, but it doesn’t even look like a ship. Even the Epic’s Haven sitting on top of the ship like a giant block bothered me. Let’s bring back the ships where you feel like you’re on, well, a cruise ship!
  3. 2 points

    My First Freestyle Cruise Experience !

    Joe, thanks for sharing your first cruise with NCL. Being a diehard Princess fan, Norwegian’s Freestyle cruising was a hard sell for my husband and I, but after recently returning from our 8th NCL cruise, I guess I can say the line grew on us - we love them! We are also New Englanders born and bread, and I agree - cruising out of New York is so easy, and Boston, even better!
  4. 2 points

    My First Freestyle Cruise Experience !

    Hi Joe...what a wonderful blog, and review of "The Norwegian Escape." It sounds like a wonderful ship. Love the pictures! I have only been on Norwegian once, and that was a few years back. I was on the older ship, "The Norway." I believe it used to be "The France." It was a very interesting ship. I really liked it. The entertainment was excellent, but we seemed to be on it at the wrong time. Some protesting with the help and all caused Norwegian to hire some new help. We did still really enjoy it. Would love to try the newer Norwegian ships, especially now after seeing your review. Thanks for the great post, great review, and great pictures! So glad that you, and family, had a great time...except for the Disembarkation.
  5. 2 points
    It is a great new Princess Ship and it will be spending its season in Australia. Shows how Princess feels about the market sending it's Flag Ship to Asia. I hope to make one of the cruises in early 2019 on her. Would like to do the repositioning cruise Australia to Hong Kong but showing as sold out. I may wait list on it as I'm sure still open cabins in the end.
  6. 2 points
    I like innovation, but this is just crazy. At least they had the decency to leave the toilets out of the suspended bathroom. 😆
  7. 2 points
    Good grief. I live with a chronic snorer. I think next time, I will complain about the loud snoring from the guy next to me and ask to move me to a suite. 🤣 There are annoyances on every cruise - the snorer, the hacker, the door banger, the bellower - are we going to sue the cruise line for every one of them? By the way, I carry ear plugs wherever I go.😁
  8. 2 points

    Celebrity Summit July 29, 2018

    Thank you! Looking forward to it. Will definitely report back.
  9. 2 points

    Packing game

    that's another good one for X Andi...X is really a hard one. Hope you don't ever need the x-rays, though. x-rays...sweets... that I carry in my purse for emergencies like low blood sugar. Scalise...it is fun to just think of things that we would bring along, but I really like to use my old brain and think of things to go along with the last letter. Makes it a little harder...LOL Keeps our memory going for us old folks...LOL
  10. 2 points


    Happy Father's Day to all of our great father's, and to all! Have a wonderful day!
  11. 2 points

    New Cruise Review: Epic - A Second Look

    I was in a minisuite on a 2-day cruise to nowhere a couple of years ago on the Breakaway. I wish I could remember more about it, but it was my birthday, we were partying, and it’s all a blur now. I do remember, though, how nice the ship was - a vast improvement over the Epic.🙂
  12. 2 points
    How refreshing - an added feature that doesn’t involve climbing, hanging, surfing, racing, or flying. Sign me up!
  13. 1 point

    My First Freestyle Cruise Experience !

    Thanks, @Shari2 I am happy you enjoyed the post. NCL is definitely worth trying again! The service was quite fantastic and the new ships are something to see! Let me know if you need help choosing an NCL cruise, here to help!
  14. 1 point
    It's summertime, and the travel is not always so easy. Tourist attractions are crowded and TSA is busy. So, we asked travel agents for some ideas on how to beat the crowds and the heat to have the best family vacation ever. Here’s what they said: 1. Plan ahead. Use your precious travel time wisely by doing as much in advance as possible, suggests Roy Gal of Memories Forever Travel Group in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Book your excursions and tours and even restaurants before you leave home, or ask your travel agent to do it for you. 2. Don’t miss the boat. Or the plane. Make sure to leave enough travel time to arrive at the airport or cruise ship no matter how bad the summer traffic might be, says Laurie Ann Delaney Bahna of Cruises, Inc., in Plainview, New York. And at Amanda’s Travels in Lawrence, Kansas, owner Amanda Storm suggests that “even though most agents will put your documents in a day-by-day order, you still need to remember to read them. If there is something very important for you to see, make an appointment on your electronic calendar (with a reminder 12 hours and 3 hours prior) or set an alarm on your phone. Traveling for long periods of time can make you lose track of days. It would be so sad if you miss out on the tour you have been waiting to see because you get your days mixed up.” 3. Check your travel documents. Make sure the expiration date on your passport is more than six months past your return date, and that you have any necessary paperwork to travel to your destination. If you are traveling with minors who have different last names from yours or without one parent, bring a notarized letter giving you permission to take them, and their birth certificate and passport, says Phyllis Samowitz of SmartFlyer. And check the spelling of your name on all your flight reservations and documents in advance. 4. Say yes to travel insurance. Summer storms or sudden illness can ruin both your best-laid plans and your budget. Buy some peace of mind by opting for a travel insurance plan, says Marge Lenau, owner of Wonderland Family Vacations, LLC, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 5. The more the merrier. Make it a true family trip by inviting extended family and friends to join you. The cousins and friends will help keep the kids entertained and “you can throw all the kids in that adjoining room and actually save some money and get a great vacation,” suggests Heather Di Pietro, owner of TravelSalesGroup in Charlotte, North Carolina. But, adds Helen Prochilo, owner of Promal Vacations in Long Beach, New York, “it’s imperative to book early — six months or more, depending on where you are going — to get the cabins or rooms you need” for even a small group. 6. Bring along some basic first aid. “Sunburn can really ruin your vacation, and sunscreen is an expensive purchase if you need to buy it,” so bring more than you think you will need, says Toni Day, president of Toni Tours Inc. in Levittown, New York. If you are headed to a cruise ship or foreign destination, pack some Band-Aids, aspirin, decongestants and Imodium, too, says Travelstore owner Cathy Udovch in Irvine, California. “Cruise ship medical facilities charge an arm and a leg, and trying to negotiate a pharmacy in another country can be daunting.” 7. Take a picture. Carry a photo of your passport in case you lose the original when you travel abroad. And if you are traveling with children, take a picture of them in the morning just in case you get separated and others have to help you look for them, suggests Kelley Austin, owner of a Cruise Planners franchise in Navasota, Texas. 8. Remember to have fun. “If you make a jam-packed schedule, it won’t feel like a vacation. Take time to breathe and let things happen on their own,” suggests Ashley Bennington, a mother of four kids under 12, at JCo Travel LLC in Rochester, New York. “Some of the best memories are made when you are doing nothing but being together.” At Go Away Often Travel in Nanuet, New York, Memory Creator Scott Walters puts it succinctly: “Lower your expectations. Expect delays, meltdowns and crowds. Pack your patience. Know that in most cases, if you miss something, it will be there next time.” By Cheryl Rosen, Travel Market Report Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  15. 1 point
    Hi Kelly, and welcome! Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation. What better way to celebrate than a cruise! Enjoy! 😎🛳🏖
  16. 1 point

    Value Of A Cruise

    I spent alot of time in the kitchen with my grandmother, Oh Can She Cook!!! WOW...🍪🍽️
  17. 1 point

    Photos from Norwegian Epic

    For your viewing pleasure, I’ve uploaded a new album with photos from the Ship during my Mediterranean Cruise June 3-10, 2018.
  18. 1 point

    Celebrity Equinox 10/5/18

    I would have been extremely impressed if you remembered that review, lol! I actually didn't remember whether I posted one until I went back and found it! 😂
  19. 1 point

    Majestic Princess 86 Days And Counting!

    Thanks for sharing the article and the picture of the 2 Ships are fantastic..... ISLAND PRINCESS PANAMA CANAL 2014 1OOTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANAL...
  20. 1 point
    Nice to see to Princes ships here in the port. We have been thinking about doing a Princess Cruise nest February from here to Japan. We were in Keelung in March on a cruise, have been here several times. It is a city port, most guest get off the ship and go to Taipei but the port does have many things to do. It is a harbor so no beach at the at the port itself. Lots of rain here and the weather is on the colder side for much of the year.
  21. 1 point

    Regal Princess Oct. 27, 2018 NYC-Canada

    Just booked this quickie 5-night cruise from NYC. Nice opportunity to finally try out a Princess BIG ship without spending a fortune and eating up a lot of time. Anyone else joining us?
  22. 1 point
    Parents should watch their children more, To a degree the Parents are to blame just as much as the child.. But still NO PHONE TILL 18!!!!📱📞📵
  23. 1 point
    I do not think that the family will end up paying. Unless they bend to the phone company. If they refuse to pay not much the company can do, yes they can file in court but dealing with a minor. Even if they hold the parents to pay the negative PR will be very large. It will go away if the family will not pay.
  24. 1 point
    Totally understand...I wouldn't go without my husband either.
  25. 1 point

    On the Adventure OTS in March

    Congrats on the booking, Andi...that will be so fun sailing with your daughter and SIL.

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