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Forum: Travel Gripes! February 22nd, 2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,231
Posted By lulu48
When on cruise ships I often wear caps ,usually...

When on cruise ships I often wear caps ,usually my METS one.
Hopefully not at the table when dining :roll:
Forum: All Things Cruising January 21st, 2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By lulu48
Exclamation Sounds like it is the "free" cruise deal the...

Sounds like it is the "free" cruise deal
the time share scam

that is the only line I know that would let you transfer the booking to different people
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 1st, 2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By lulu48
Usually the ships book them all up in advance ...

Usually the ships book them all up in advance
You could google excursions for GC & see if any of the 3rd party sites have space
Forum: All Things Cruising December 23rd, 2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By lulu48
some of them it is just stupidity & others have...

some of them it is just stupidity & others have a wish to go at sea
Both cases are sad for those left behind
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 21st, 2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By lulu48
it may depend on where you are going If a...

it may depend on where you are going
If a closed loop from the USA you do not need a passport
some cruise lines required a passport valid for 6 mths no matter if a closed loop cruise or not
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 15th, 2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By lulu48
I would not enjoy a cruise without my significant...

I would not enjoy a cruise without my significant other.


TM
I would probably not either but I would not like losing all that money either :D


I somehow suspect it is not your $599 ...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 14th, 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By lulu48
not sure the rules there but most cruise lines...

not sure the rules there but most cruise lines if you cancel now you lose the money paid less port fees which are the only refundable portion

good luck
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 13th, 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By lulu48
So are you saying you could have used your AZ DL ...

So are you saying you could have used your AZ DL without a problem ?

I would have played stupid at the port & say I did not notice the year was wrong ..I mean really it could have been a typo at...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 12th, 2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By lulu48
My birth certificate says 9/19/1966 My driver's...

My birth certificate says 9/19/1966
My driver's license says 9/19/1965
The reason they gave was " insufficient travel documentation"

That is too bad they could not let you pass

I would...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 11th, 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By lulu48
I used my state issued license and my certified...

I used my state issued license and my certified birth certificate for my first cruise (princess)
And my second (carnival) not even 2 years later carnival denied my boarding. I also had my daughter...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,346
Posted By lulu48
Question How old are your children ?

How old are your children ?
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,346
Posted By lulu48
No not good for children Nothing for them to...

No not good for children
Nothing for them to do onboard

Try something like American Queen if you are looking at small ships

or go with Disney, Carnival, RCCL, NCL
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 19th, 2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Posted By lulu48
I'm thinking maybe a 7 night cruise from Fort...

I'm thinking maybe a 7 night cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Either the Bahamas or Caribbean would be good. We'll have to take a plane from LAX to FLL.
And also, I contacted a cruise specialist and I'm...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 18th, 2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,768
Posted By lulu48
I am not a big gambler so I take $20 pp pd but...

I am not a big gambler so I take $20 pp pd but sometime we do not go everyday & sometimes I get tired of losing so only donate $10 ;)

depends on your comfort level
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 18th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,011
Posted By lulu48
Also do you live near a port city or do you need...

Also do you live near a port city or do you need to fly there?
That will factor into the costs
How long do you want to cruise?
Do you have specific area to see EG" Caribbean, Bermuda, Pacific...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 6th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,027
Posted By lulu48
I know Oceania do not have co ed saunas/steam...

I know Oceania do not have co ed saunas/steam rooms
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 21st, 2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu48
You can also get there from NY State Boldt...

You can also get there from NY State

Boldt Castle Shuttle (http://usboattours.com/1000islands/?page_id=29)
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 21st, 2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By lulu48
you could drive to Gananoque Ontario & take a...

you could drive to Gananoque Ontario & take a small sight seeing boat to Bolt castle
It is a short trip there & back
You would not be on the Blount boat in open waters for which they were...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 7th, 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,853
Posted By lulu48
Just to clarify ..we never pre tip we usually...

Just to clarify ..we never pre tip we usually give the housekeeping something on the last night if they have done something extra for us

Pete
we have not cruised Princess in a long time...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 7th, 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,853
Posted By lulu48
We are cruising with rci. And idea what is the...

We are cruising with rci. And idea what is the policy with private tips ?
also, it will not turn me poorer to give extra tip althogh i have paid My gratuities in advance- just would not know what is...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 6th, 2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,853
Posted By lulu48
Pete I agree I think the travel industry is...

Pete I agree
I think the travel industry is trying to drive TA's nuts
Back in the day before internet you had to call the tour operators/cruise lines then relay the info to your client
then...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 6th, 2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,853
Posted By lulu48
Perhaps the policy has changed on Princess,...

Perhaps the policy has changed on Princess, because we were told on our last cruise with them when we tried to give our cabin steward some cash, that they would have to turn it in. And we have...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,853
Posted By lulu48
That's what I have been told by the Hotel...

That's what I have been told by the Hotel Director on Holland America and Princess ships. I do think it's the same on Carnival. I have also been told the same thing by a number of stewards.

Take...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 5th, 2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,853
Posted By lulu48
I like the auto gratuities ..we still get hugs...

I like the auto gratuities ..we still get hugs from the crew at the end & tell them how much we enjoyed the service
we make a note in the final comment cards for those that have made our cruise ...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 2nd, 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,156
Posted By lulu48
We have cruised on a couple smaller mainline...

We have cruised on a couple smaller mainline ships, Holiday and the Sun, When compared to the bigger ships the ride is the first thing I think about! They do not ride as well as the bigger ships! I...
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