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Forum: All Things Cruising May 29th, 2008, 09:05 PM
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I surprised my Mom with her first cruise on her...

I surprised my Mom with her first cruise on her 74th birthday. I started planning for it months in advance by putting together a travel packet loaded with information: The cruise itinerary with pics...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 29th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,263
Posted By tiyana4
Last December we were fortunate enough to meet...

Last December we were fortunate enough to meet Bobby Flay twice onboard the Norwegian Gem in NY. John Legend also performed 2 live shows during this cruise. Of course, they were the main event...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 29th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By tiyana4
We visited Cozumel in late March 2008 and were...

We visited Cozumel in late March 2008 and were there on a land vacation the day after Hurricane Dean went through last August. No damage then and definitely none this Spring Break. It is one of the...
Forum: Hotels May 27th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,882
Posted By tiyana4
If you are picky about where you stay .... why...

If you are picky about where you stay .... why are you gambling on these types of sites. Seems reckless to me..

If you want the Waldorf, don't bid 2stars.

I bid on a 3-star hotel - not a...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 1st, 2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,335
Posted By tiyana4
We've done both and enjoyed both......

After going on 2 cruises, we opted for a land vacation last August at an AI in Cancun. Eight days in Mexico seemed like the perfect vacation. However, like another poster mentioned, it's like...
Forum: Hotels March 15th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By tiyana4
I remember seeing this on either Dateline or...

I remember seeing this on either Dateline or 20/20 a couple months ago. The interesting part of this special was that they went to various hotels; of which one included the Ritz Carlton.

While...
Forum: Hotels March 15th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,594
Posted By tiyana4
The Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West also had a...

The Hyatt Place Miami Airport-West also had a Cruise Promotion for $169 + tax when we booked in January. The special includes the following:

2-bed Suite
Full American Breakfast
Transportation...
Forum: Hotels March 5th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,882
Posted By tiyana4
Hotwire Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never using again......

:evil: :evil: :evil:
I have used Priceline in the past with very good results each time. However, with so many cruisers recommending Hotwire and with the postings of recent successes, I gave it...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 22nd, 2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By tiyana4
I packed two bottles in my checked luggage and...

I packed two bottles in my checked luggage and had no problems. In Grand Cayman, you are not allowed to transport your own liquor back to the ship. Instead, it is delivered to the ship and returned...
Forum: Tipping February 25th, 2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,872
Posted By tiyana4
If you had four adults in the cabin (also paying...

If you had four adults in the cabin (also paying 3rd and 4th rates), would you only tip 1/2 for each of them as well?
There is no service perfect enough that I would tip $40 a day if I had four...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 15th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,694
Posted By tiyana4
Re: pick up lines

Guess I am just getting to old and have been married too long. The only pick up lines I hear are "Honey - while you are out will you pick up ........". :-)

I love it! :mrgreen:
Forum: All Things Cruising February 15th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,976
Posted By tiyana4
Loved the Self Service Laundry Option

I personally wish ALL cruise ships had the self laundry feature. We were on a 7-night Princess cruise last summer and packed what we thought were plenty of clothes. However with the caribbean heat,...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 14th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,355
Posted By tiyana4
I absolutely LOVED "Movies Under the Stars" on...

I absolutely LOVED "Movies Under the Stars" on the Caribbean Princess. I didn't choose this cruise ship for this feature but found it to be one of the best amenities. Not only did they serve free...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 14th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,820
Posted By tiyana4
Re: More time at the ports, PLEASE!!!

I am getting to old racing back to the ship or constantly checking the time. Sometimes I feel it's not worth it getting off the ship if you have to rush back. Some iten says departure time at 2pm....
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 10th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
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Views: 2,684
Posted By tiyana4
I have booked 3 cruises to date and have had...

I have booked 3 cruises to date and have had different experiences with each booking. The first booking was an inside guarantee with Princess and I booked more than 6 months in advance. My TA...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 10th, 2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,262
Posted By tiyana4
DavidBgood - It wasn't my intent to come across...

DavidBgood - It wasn't my intent to come across as if work were such a dreaded topic. I absolutely love what I do and enjoy entertaining dinner guests very much whether it's work related or for...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 9th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,262
Posted By tiyana4
Dinner takes too long

I live in a area where fine dining is the norm and there is no shortage of upscale dining choices. My occupation affords me the opportunity to frequent these restaurants and rub elbows with a...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 8th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,882
Posted By tiyana4
Taxis in Jamaica

I have to agree with Mike. ALWAYS look for the taxi cabs that have the red license plates - these are certified by the Jamaican Dept of Tourism and are safe. Not only will the pricing be fair but...
Forum: Tipping February 8th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,872
Posted By tiyana4
For those with children.........

I took my 11 year-old daughter on her first cruise last summer. I have to admit, I went into the sailing with the same impression so many of you have........Why should I pay the full tipping amount...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 7th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By tiyana4
GeorgeIII, I am new to cruisemates.com....

GeorgeIII,

I am new to cruisemates.com. however, I have heard from another website with a forum very similar to this one that the Legend was recently renovated. Check out the link below for...
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