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Forum: All Things Cruising July 6th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Marc
Paris, I know it is not a port city but that is...

Paris, I know it is not a port city but that is what I thought of when i saw the topic of this thread. Rome and Tokyo would also be great if i needed to choose an embarkation port.

Marc
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 6th, 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Marc
Bruce, I am surprised at your post. :confused: ...

Bruce, I am surprised at your post. :confused:

Even I who have had cruises adversely impacted by need for medical evacuation and have had flights return to Ireland when heading home would not...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 8th, 2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Marc
There is a new Dunkin just east of Madison...

There is a new Dunkin just east of Madison Hospital on 72; just a few miles from Athens. Just past the new IHOP.

Marc
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Marc
Dave, sometime we should meet for a coffee at the...

Dave, sometime we should meet for a coffee at the Athen's Cracker Barrel; we really like that one. Of course, we have been on a diet for two months so haven't stepped foot into a Cracker Barrel. ...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 5th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Marc
I used to work at Sambos. Have spent plenty of...

I used to work at Sambos. Have spent plenty of time in Denny's. Still go to IHOP frequently and Waffle House from time to time. Denny's is a couple miles away and has a good AARP discount.
Forum: Travel Gripes! May 26th, 2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By Marc
This itinerary is really good advice. I lived in...

This itinerary is really good advice. I lived in Israel for a short while in 1980 just after travel to Egypt was opened up. Those that took a trip on the Nile enjoyed their trip a lot more back...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 7th, 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Marc
I cruises Montreal to New York and then down to...

I cruises Montreal to New York and then down to Fort Lauderdale in 2011 on Regent Sevens Navigator. I think the ship was larger than you are interested in, 490 pax, but it was great. Many Canadian...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise April 21st, 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Marc
Looks an awful like an article I saw in the Huff...

Looks an awful like an article I saw in the Huff Post. :)

All good advice.

Marc
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 3rd, 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Marc
Hong Kong to Singapore is one of my favorite...

Hong Kong to Singapore is one of my favorite itineraries. Not familiar with Diamond Princess; however, our two days in Saigon were fantastic as we sailed up the Saigon River and docked in town. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 17th, 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Marc
I strongly agree with Paul; some wonderful sites...

I strongly agree with Paul; some wonderful sites to see and traveling by cruise ship is the way to do it. I would recommend a cruise with an overnight in Aqaba so you have plenty of time for Petra...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations March 15th, 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Marc
Take a regular taxi, not a water taxi in Venice;...

Take a regular taxi, not a water taxi in Venice; relatively fast and cheap. Rome I would either arrange for a car/limo or take taxi to airport. Long trip but fast. Real question is why you are not...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise March 15th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Marc
331 days out although sometimes partners are...

331 days out although sometimes partners are earlier than later. As PM you can change for free so book outbound 331 days in advance and then return when it is available. On my last flight I did it...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise March 15th, 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Marc
None except the three days in London I asked for....

None except the three days in London I asked for. I also have to spend one extra day in Cape Town. I have been successful twice now in getting both open jaw and stopover on same trip.
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise March 14th, 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Marc
Truth in advertising, I am still PM on Delta so...

Truth in advertising, I am still PM on Delta so better agents and shorter wait on phone. Did it all in one phone call that lasted about 20 minutes.

I never try to do online; they keep saying they...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 14th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Marc
In Mykonos, I would take a tour of Delos; one of...

In Mykonos, I would take a tour of Delos; one of the oldest set of ruins in the Mediterranean. Then, if I had time, I would sit in one of the cafes along the harbor in Mykonos order some lamb and a...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 8th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Marc
I found another interesting itinerary on Silver...

I found another interesting itinerary on Silver Wind:

Voyage 2511 | Silversea Cruises (http://www.silversea.com/destinations/plan-voyage/?voyage=2511&year=2015)

Venice to Istanbul including an...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 1st, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Marc
My wife always crochets on planes; not a problem...

My wife always crochets on planes; not a problem bringing the hook.

Have fun!
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 1st, 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Marc
I have done this and similar itineraries on...

I have done this and similar itineraries on Regent Seven Seas Cruises; here is one itinerary that might meet your desires:

Mediterranean Cruise | Rome to Istanbul | ANCIENT REVERIES | 10 Nights...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations February 13th, 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,026
Posted By Marc
Interesting that this old thread got resurrected....

Interesting that this old thread got resurrected.

Annie, after a long cruise Dubai to Cape Town, we are going to spend three days in London over Christmas. You say it is "too manic;" sounds...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise February 5th, 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Marc
Fantastic Luck - Delta Skymiles

Just need to tell someone…

Just booked

HSV - ATL - CDG - DXB DL/AF in business class; with return

CPT - LHR in VS Upper Class with three days in London then

LHR - ATL - HSV DL in business...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 29th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Marc
Do not use bank in USA to get foreign currency,...

Do not use bank in USA to get foreign currency, unless you like wasting money.

Like cruise planner stated, use ATMs when you arrive. Also, know that most non-Euro countries will take Euros so I...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 29th, 2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Marc
I prefer Hong Kong Island (as a tourist) to...

I prefer Hong Kong Island (as a tourist) to Kowloon. I have stayed a couple of times at the Conrad and have really enjoyed the hotel amenities, service, and location. Others really prefer Kowloon...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 23rd, 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Marc
We are looking forward to trying Disney. Trying...

We are looking forward to trying Disney. Trying to find time to try it in 2015 with some good friends. Although we don't have kids, we had annual Disney passes the seven years we lived in Orlando;...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 19th, 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Marc
I have never registered with State Department...

I have never registered with State Department when I have traveled overseas. I do need to get briefings at work before I travel but never from State.

I have had registered with local Embassies...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 13th, 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Marc
I like your plan! I have got to remember this...

I like your plan! I have got to remember this for when we retire; two b2b TAs plus another b2b in the winter; NICE!!!
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