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Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,200
Posted By RTALLEN
After reading everyone's comments, many of which...

After reading everyone's comments, many of which I agree with, there is one key element that needs to be taken into account. Since the advent of the World Wide Web, most people with a home computer...
Forum: All Things Cruising November 22nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By RTALLEN
I would really like to see a "DIY" themed cruise,...

I would really like to see a "DIY" themed cruise, maybe sponsored by Lowes or Home Depot. There could be "how-to" lectures & demonstrations on simple home projects and/or repairs for the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 13th, 2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,245
Posted By RTALLEN
I totally agree with Mike M. Unless you could...

I totally agree with Mike M. Unless you could sail every cruise ship in every cruise line at least twice (and that would take a while), I'm not sure if you could honestly say which is the best. I...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 3rd, 2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,591
Posted By RTALLEN
The often-times futile effort of posting on "Meet...

The often-times futile effort of posting on "Meet on Board" reminds me of the saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 3rd, 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,927
Posted By RTALLEN
Obviously, no matter what ship you choose, you're...

Obviously, no matter what ship you choose, you're going to find either praise or complaints. We loved the Explorer of the Seas. The promenade alone is something to see. Just don't make the same...
Forum: Hotels November 1st, 2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,011
Posted By RTALLEN
Seeking info on hotels/ motels near P.O.M.

We don't cruise until May 2012, but I'd like to start collecting hotel info. ahead of time, so as to make an informed decision on where to stay. Always in the past, we've flown into Miami the morning...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 31st, 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By RTALLEN
So if I squeeze in 93 more posts before I get on...

So if I squeeze in 93 more posts before I get on Spirit on Friday does that mean I can take the helm and sail her this weekend LOL!

If so, god knows where we'll end up!

Krunch

No. But...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 25th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,245
Posted By RTALLEN
Name & address on luggage tags?

Do you put your name and address on your luggage tags? I've seen two schools of thought on this. Some say not only put your name and address on a tag on the outside of your luggage, but on a 3"x5"...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 11th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By RTALLEN
You've just entered "The Twilight Zone" (cue...

You've just entered "The Twilight Zone" (cue music)......
Forum: All Things Cruising October 11th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,678
Posted By RTALLEN
I wasn't being sarcastic. I happen to like Early...

I wasn't being sarcastic. I happen to like Early Saver. While I do agree there could be fewer restrictions, I also wish that the other cruise lines had something similar. I realize that not everyone...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 10th, 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By RTALLEN
Many years ago, I once flew on Piedmont to...

Many years ago, I once flew on Piedmont to Florida (Jacksonville I think). The runway was a bit rough and needed to be repaved. Needless to say, the landing was kind of rough. I jokingly said to a...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 8th, 2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,678
Posted By RTALLEN
This is only true IF you are booked under the...

This is only true IF you are booked under the Early Saver Fares currently only offered by Carnival Cruiselines. Early Saver Fares are the only fare code that provides this OBC after final payment up...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 7th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,678
Posted By RTALLEN
While it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on the...

While it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on the cruise fares after you've booked, there's no guarantee that you'll see a price drop ( but it would be nice). We booked our cruise with Carnival (for next...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 6th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By RTALLEN
Thanks, Trip- definitely a 'good to know' thing. ...

Thanks, Trip- definitely a 'good to know' thing. So if you take their picture, they want some cash. How much do they expect?

RT- just wanted to tell you I didn't mean stinky as in a childish...
Forum: Tech Support - Help using our Message Boards October 5th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,146
Posted By RTALLEN
I, too have some questions about avatars. Just...

I, too have some questions about avatars. Just what is the correct size? 80x80 pixels, 120x120 pixels, or 500x100 pixels? I've come across all three of these sizes recommended on here in various...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 5th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By RTALLEN
Nassau is not "stinky". The Straw Market is a...

Nassau is not "stinky". The Straw Market is a main tourist attraction there. If you see something you like, don't be afraid to haggle. We've been to Nassau three times, and the last time we went, we...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 4th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,698
Posted By RTALLEN
Mike: We'll be sailing on the Liberty in May. ...

Mike: We'll be sailing on the Liberty in May. Too bad the "Hasbro - The Game Show" won't be on there at that time. That looks like it could be a lot of fun (certainly better than some of the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 30th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,586
Posted By RTALLEN
Thanks for sharing that information! ...

Thanks for sharing that information!

:confused: I have a question maybe someone can help with! I'm planning in a cruise that goes to Ladabee and I was debating between the zipline or...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 29th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By RTALLEN
Tim, You prompted me to try the same thing...

Tim,

You prompted me to try the same thing as I've always been afraid I'd screw it up. Of course mine's not either as colorful or as many cruises but at least after five years, I had the guts to...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 29th, 2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By RTALLEN
Yep. It worked! Now to try and add an image and a...

Yep. It worked! Now to try and add an image and a countdown clock. Stay tuned....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 29th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By RTALLEN
My "Signature"

This is just a test. I've added our list of cruises.ow to see if it worked.
Forum: All Things Cruising September 28th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By RTALLEN
Several years ago, we did a cruise on Carnival's...

Several years ago, we did a cruise on Carnival's Imagination. At that time, it was pretty gaudy for my taste. About two or three years later, after it had gone into drydock and had been refurbished,...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 27th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By RTALLEN
I can't see where the poppers would be...

I can't see where the poppers would be disrespectful to other diners unless you use something akin to a cherry bomb popper.

The issue I would see is the mess it would make for the dining room...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 27th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By RTALLEN
I have a strong feeling the answer is going to be...

I have a strong feeling the answer is going to be "NO" regarding the poppers, due to the possible noise and mess they will make not to mention disturbing other passengers in the dining room....
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 27th, 2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By RTALLEN
Thanks Trip. We didn't use a TA this time. We...

Thanks Trip. We didn't use a TA this time. We booked directly through Carnival. I suppose I could Carnival and see what they say. I had planned on talking to both the Maitre D' and our waiter...
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