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Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 15th, 2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,819
Posted By Divemaster
Don't know about Alaska being best for first...

Don't know about Alaska being best for first timers. Alaska can require extra clothes or rain gear. The weather can be rainy and misty, obstructing views. A safer bet might be the Caribbean, out...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 15th, 2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Divemaster
Study the policy. But even better, carry the...

Study the policy. But even better, carry the policy with you in paper or electronic form as it may have requirements for documentation required for making claims


Should travel insurance play a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 15th, 2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By Divemaster
Travel insurance

We do an annual insurance plan as we travel every other month. Cost for a doctor's visit in Italy ran $100 this past trip.
Forum: Holland America July 15th, 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,264
Posted By Divemaster
What you can do in port on your own, on the...

What you can do in port on your own, on the cheap, depends on the particular port. Next time you post, reference the ports you will be visiting. Juneau is the best port for the do it yourself folks.
Forum: Holland America February 7th, 2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,080
Posted By Divemaster
Cruised to Guadeloupe in December 2014 on the CDF...

Cruised to Guadeloupe in December 2014 on the CDF Horizon. If you go, get a tour out of the PTP area. On a scale of 1 (PAP) to 10 (GCM), PTP is about a 3. A few years back it was a 2. Did not...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 12th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By Divemaster
The shark population has enough problems over...

The shark population has enough problems over being killed for shark fin soup. Please don't bully any sharks you meet.
Forum: Celebrity February 15th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,694
Posted By Divemaster
St Kitts - Brimstone fortress or the sugar cane...

St Kitts - Brimstone fortress or the sugar cane train St. Thomas go to St. John and Snorkel

Some friends and I are about to book passage on Celebrity Summit leaving Puerto Rico in April and...
Forum: Shore Excursions February 10th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By Divemaster
Tried it a few years back but there was a...

Tried it a few years back but there was a trainwreck ahead on the line so we did not get far.
Forum: Holland America February 10th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By Divemaster
Were also free on the Prinsendam, but whether...

Were also free on the Prinsendam, but whether they remain free on any ship or any class cabin anymore is iffy? LOL

If you are in a Deluxe Suite, the movies are free.
Forum: Holland America February 10th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Any recent Rotterdam cruisers?

Um...Maybe I was purposely a little vague on where the inside cabin for the departed is actually located. :roll:
Forum: Holland America February 10th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Any recent Rotterdam cruisers?

November transatlantic. Her condition was good, the remodelling will bring her up to speed with new amenities and etc., service was a bit slow at first, but then some crew were diverted from the...
Forum: Holland America February 10th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By Divemaster
Re: DVD players

Can you "rent" movies, is there charge?

Yes, yes.
Forum: Holland America January 2nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Press Release: HAL offers 'Stimulus Plan'

Yes, the service level has dropped over the years with the prices. But folks who never cruised preCarnival will not notice. Still the cruise experience is still there, even if the caviar isn't.<g>...
Forum: Holland America January 2nd, 2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By Divemaster
Re: new prices on hal

HAL has dropped fule surcharges now, but the prices do not look out of line, unless you were considering a balcony and those are always higher markup. Well, unless you get upgraded.<g>

has anyone...
Forum: Holland America January 2nd, 2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Westerdam for Eastern Caribbean Feedback

Check first day for the HAL Club for the kiddo. Also, videos can be rented aboard. HFC has a kiddo's water park, glass bottom boat and nice beach. Grand Turk has a nice assortment of smaller fish...
Forum: Shore Excursions December 19th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,857
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Best things to do in Samana, Dominican Republic?

Take a boat tour of the Los Haitises National Park. "This area is known as having one of the most important rainforests and mangrove reserves in the entire Caribbean, complete with keys and caves."
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Forum: Family Cruising October 19th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,957
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Toddler cruising

Suggest in heat to use an umbrella stroller instead of carrying the kiddo and have a small umbrella for shade.

It was my experience that traveling on a cruise with a toddler is easy - until you...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 19th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Good Sunday Morning!

Always the pits to come home! My kiddo and I just got back from the Bahamas yesterday and then he left me to unpack all our dive gear while he did a sleepover at a friend's house last night!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 18th, 2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,102
Posted By Divemaster
Check your latest social security estimated...

Check your latest social security estimated benefit statement for the disclaimer on the payout amount. No financial means now to fix social security so I'd say the hit is bigger that 1/3 when you...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 14th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,102
Posted By Divemaster
The Bouncing Cat

I believe that poor kitty has joined the bleedin' choir invisibile- to paraphrase Monte Python.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 13th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,102
Posted By Divemaster
MeanDean: Are we still 40% off or are we now...

MeanDean: Are we still 40% off or are we now back to overpriced? Right now I'm buying $1,600 airline tickets for $250 (primarily taxes). I've been raiding banks for credit card offers with waived...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 13th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,102
Posted By Divemaster
Hi Paul: I see the cat bouncing nicely, but...

Hi Paul:

I see the cat bouncing nicely, but I hear no meow. I bought a little on the dip last week and sold into the rally. Made enough to cover shark diving in Nassau. Far less risk shark...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 13th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,102
Posted By Divemaster
Yipee! Recession over! All is well! Let's go...

Yipee! Recession over! All is well! Let's go run to the beach and see why the tide is receding so fast....:-P

I hope A WHOLE LOT of people made back some of their money today!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 13th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,375
Posted By Divemaster
Congrats. 8) Thanks Kenna and Elf. :D :D

Congrats. 8)

Thanks Kenna and Elf. :D :D
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 13th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,102
Posted By Divemaster
Re: Oy Vey - stock market blues

No house, no equities, no problem here. Enjoying watching the tide receed from the high ground before the stagflation tsumani comes in.

Going to visit Qatar next month to see how that poor little...
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