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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines December 12th, 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,410
Posted By Travelbuggs
Thanks, eroller, for this very detailed and well...

Thanks, eroller, for this very detailed and well balanced review. We are looking forward to a family cruise on this ship in January. Disappointing that Margaritaville is now a la carte ( a mere...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines December 12th, 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By Travelbuggs
I posted some information in your other post. ...

I posted some information in your other post.

Unfortunately, I don't have immediate access to all my pictures I took on the ship as we're still in the process of relocating.

But there are alot...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 10th, 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 64,330
Posted By Travelbuggs
"required" is a term most of the cruise lines use...

"required" is a term most of the cruise lines use loosely. :rolleyes:

Other than NCL's, I have not read any other cruise line's dress code requirements for quite some time. I wonder how some of...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 30th, 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,545
Posted By Travelbuggs
Unhappy Apparently in the minority here, cause I don't...

Apparently in the minority here, cause I don't even own a pair of pantyhose nor would I buy any, even for formal night. The dressiest affairs I go to are wedding receptions and never wear them there...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 30th, 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By Travelbuggs
I never expect an upgrade phone call or email and...

I never expect an upgrade phone call or email and have never received one. I would never book a guaranteed rate in order to try for an upgrade. The cruise lines idea of what an upgrade is may not...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 15th, 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By Travelbuggs
Does anyone have any photos of a typical Balcony...

Does anyone have any photos of a typical Balcony stateroom aboard the "Pride of America" cruise ship? The one shown on their web site is sort of verge and really doesn't show much. We'll be cruising...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 2nd, 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By Travelbuggs
You don't need to find an agent in your hometown....

You don't need to find an agent in your hometown. With the internet, it's not as important as it use to be. Just keep in mind that not all agents are Cruise Specialists. In fact, I know many...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 1st, 2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By Travelbuggs
Nobody is going anywhere from the Northeast...

Nobody is going anywhere from the Northeast except the Bahamas that week, and my sweetheart refuses to fly, so these two are our only options.

The NCL ship is the Breakaway, and ports are New...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 30th, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By Travelbuggs
Hello, I'll be cruising for the first time...

Hello,

I'll be cruising for the first time this November, and I am leaning towards the Carnival Pride (Baltimore-Charleston-Port Canaveral-Nassau-Freeport) but there is also a Norwegian cruise...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 18th, 2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,284
Posted By Travelbuggs
Two completely separate issues - my family is...

Two completely separate issues
- my family is sailing next week on the Breakaway and i see that it lists "free treats onboard", but I cannot locate any location that serves " free" treats, any...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 18th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Travelbuggs
I guess it would depend on what you have to put...

I guess it would depend on what you have to put on the form. if it's a straight "remove" then you're making it easier but is it Azamara that you have to provide a reason and that reason has to be...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 17th, 2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Travelbuggs
I think all lines should do it I don't...

I think all lines should do it

I don't know...is the change being made simply to save time for staff on the ships by shifting that duty to someone off ship, or was the change made because they...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 16th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Travelbuggs
From what I understand about the new policy, the...

From what I understand about the new policy, the only thing that has changed is that those who approach Guest Services are handed a form which they must complete and mail or fax in after the cruise. ...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 10th, 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Travelbuggs
Someone brought up an interesting point about a...

Someone brought up an interesting point about a cruise line's insurance coverage and how it relates to a situation like this. They implied that one of the reasons Carnival has been so generous with...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 10th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Travelbuggs
I think 700 flew out yesterday and 1000 were due...

I think 700 flew out yesterday and 1000 were due to fly out today. Why the flights began is a logistical one. There are not enough scheduled commercial flight space to fly the passengers out and...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 10th, 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Travelbuggs
Are they saying what the delay is from? And...

Are they saying what the delay is from?

And the saga continues. Coast Guard clearance was apparently granted and then recinded yesterday, reason not clear. But apparently this AM, passengers who...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 9th, 2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Travelbuggs
Disappointing news, but as of about 10:00 PM last...

Disappointing news, but as of about 10:00 PM last night, Carnival announced they are not cleared by the Coast Guard to return to SJ and all passengers will be flown home or back to SJ by mostly...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Travelbuggs
Update: passengers have been informed that the...

Update: passengers have been informed that the ship will return to the departure port of San Juan as soon as clearance is received from the coast guard. IF, clearance is not received by 9:00 PM,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Travelbuggs
The main thing is that no one was hurt. TM ...

The main thing is that no one was hurt.

TM

It is a blessing this happened in port where it was possible to get everyone ashore easily. I did see a report of an ambulance which left the scene...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 21st, 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Travelbuggs
Would have to disagree about the cruise line...

Would have to disagree about the cruise line shuttle being the cheapest way to go between Ft Lauderdale airport and the Miami Cruise dock. We have done a cruise ship shuttle there at about $30 pp...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 9th, 2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,014
Posted By Travelbuggs
We are wanting to plan a cruise for Spring Break...

We are wanting to plan a cruise for Spring Break 2016 for 4 families on Norwegian sailing out of Houston - each family has 2 children ranging from 1 year old to 15 years old. One of us is suggesting...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 8th, 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,381
Posted By Travelbuggs
I want to cruise but, I have either found really...

I want to cruise but, I have either found really bad roommates or others are unable to pay for cruises or vacations.

I have sailed Celebrity, RCL, Princess and Carnival. I disliked Carnival very...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 31st, 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,466
Posted By Travelbuggs
Actually feeling sort of ho hum about this one. ...

Actually feeling sort of ho hum about this one. We did not even bother to go outside for the fireworks show on Getaway. I guess it is sort of unique, but not really worth fighting the crowds for a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 29th, 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,807
Posted By Travelbuggs
I'm going to a Carnival Magic cruise on July and...

I'm going to a Carnival Magic cruise on July and I'm trying to score at least one hookup before the end of the cruise. I know you have to be a sociable and confident guy and all and I have those...
Forum: Cruise Deals July 27th, 2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,206
Posted By Travelbuggs
I see may margins must have been too wide. The...

I see may margins must have been too wide. The second price next to each cabin category is for the 7 night 3-26 Inter Island Cruise, for comparison sake so that you can see the savings. All prices...
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