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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 28th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,094
Posted By Thoth
OK to the poster who said they have never seen...

OK to the poster who said they have never seen someone left behind, I have, it does happen. I've been on 20+ cruises and I've seen people left at a port in Alaska, Venezuela (very serious),...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 13th, 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,572
Posted By Thoth
thanks everyone for responding. No, I can't sing...

thanks everyone for responding. No, I can't sing very well but I do enjoy giving it a try. When I say great karaoke, I mean it is available most days, not just once or twice. Hopefully everyone who...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 18th, 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,982
Posted By Thoth
Thanks folks. It is good to know that Princess...

Thanks folks. It is good to know that Princess early show fills up. My next cruise is to Alaska where people tend to get up early for those shore tours. There may not be many staying up for the late...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 15th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,982
Posted By Thoth
thank you RichC. My first time on Princess. They...

thank you RichC. My first time on Princess. They might do things differently than Carninval or HAL.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 15th, 2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,982
Posted By Thoth
This is one of the problems Princess does not...

This is one of the problems Princess does not seem to have solved with Anytime Dining. Most of the time there seems to be a 7:30 show and a 9:30 show, or thereabouts. The theaters on the Grand Class...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 15th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,262
Posted By Thoth
Don't worry about me showing in jeans for dinner,...

Don't worry about me showing in jeans for dinner, I didn't do it on Carnival, I certainly didn't do it on HAL, and I respect everyone enough to not dress that way on Princess. :wink: First time on...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 15th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,572
Posted By Thoth
Talking Princess Karaoke ?

Does this line have a great Karaoke scene ? September will be my first time on Princess after going on Carnival several times.
All right, I admit it....I get a bit silly at times. :roll: It is...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 13th, 2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By Thoth
Thanks for sharing. I just booked a birthday...

Thanks for sharing. I just booked a birthday cruise for next spring on the Caribbean Princess. Lovely ship ! Now I have another reason to look forward to this cruise.
Forum: Holland America December 21st, 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,140
Posted By Thoth
There are quite a lot to do on on board an...

There are quite a lot to do on on board an Alaskan cruise ship ... Best Alaska Cruise & Tour Packages...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 16th, 2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Thoth
I loved Bermuda both times. The first time we...

I loved Bermuda both times. The first time we stopped in Hamilton and were docked right there in town. I loved that. The bus station was a short walk. You could go anywhere on the island easily by...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 16th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Thoth
We are just back from the Charleston/Bermuda...

We are just back from the Charleston/Bermuda cruise. We did not dock (at Kings Wharf) until 4pm and by the time we got a 2 day ferry/bus pass it was almost 5. We took a bus and stopped at Horseshoe...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 13th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,078
Posted By Thoth
Tipping can be a somewhat confusing practice. I'm...

Tipping can be a somewhat confusing practice. I'm always struggling to play by arbitrary unwritten rules. and....That is just in the US ! :confused:
No wonder international Travelers are guilty of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 1st, 2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,078
Posted By Thoth
The most precious tip ever was when my 3 pre...

The most precious tip ever was when my 3 pre -teen girls left a note and all their change on the bed the morning we left.(a good amount)

The note said "thank you for keeping our room clean, we...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 30th, 2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,078
Posted By Thoth
Where do you think the Lido dining room gets...

Where do you think the Lido dining room gets their tips?
From the automatic tips. Many of the same ones also work the main dining rooms.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 28th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,644
Posted By Thoth
. The best shrimp for me come fresh out of the...

. The best shrimp for me come fresh out of the ocean here in South Carolina. They are properly cooked and seasoned to my tastes. :)
Just like what I ate on Meeting Street Charleston. Much better...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 28th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,007
Posted By Thoth
I haven't been on a cruise since 1992. So I don't...

I haven't been on a cruise since 1992. So I don't know how these things work.

But next April is our 20th anniversary, so I started looking into cruises.

Much to my shock, I noticed that there...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,644
Posted By Thoth
There was plenty of shrimp on the Fantasy last...

There was plenty of shrimp on the Fantasy last week.
Much like the film Forrest Gump...shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, shrimp marinara, shrimp with lobster sauce.
The best shrimp I had on that...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,990
Posted By Thoth
I kind of liked the two sides to the menu... ...

I kind of liked the two sides to the menu...
Right is traditional favorites...(Chocolate melted cake :eek: )
Left is specialize of the day.
It does seem that they are tailoring their menus more...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,017
Posted By Thoth
Most of the time I dress like a beach bum, so...

Most of the time I dress like a beach bum, so when I go on vacation this dressing up is all part of the fun.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Thoth
I knew we only had one day, but expected more...

I knew we only had one day, but expected more could be done in that one day in port. One day works for other ports. Bermuda is a lovely place and I can recomend it if given more time.
Those sea...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Thoth
Thumbs down avoid Bermuda on Sunday, one day in port

I just returned from the Fantasy from Charleston to Bermuda and wish to give fair warning. We had 4 sea days and only one port day which was on Sunday when much is closed. To make matters worse the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,990
Posted By Thoth
I just got off the Fantasy and had no issues with...

I just got off the Fantasy and had no issues with the menu. I couldn't tell much difference. Chocholate melted cake...still there ! Baked Alaska...still there. Lobster...still there.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 23rd, 2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,017
Posted By Thoth
This past week I dressed like a gent on the...

This past week I dressed like a gent on the Fantasy...black suit + bow tie.
That second formal night few played along and I felt over-dressed.
Come on people...at least make an effort !!! :|
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 11th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,007
Posted By Thoth
True story... on my Golden Princess cruise...

True story...

on my Golden Princess cruise to Hawaii last year, I was getting odd looks from several of the prominent staff members as I walked around the ship. It was noticably wierd attention....
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 7th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,007
Posted By Thoth
I think I saw the subject of the cruise lines...

I think I saw the subject of the cruise lines going "All Inclusive" I would hate to pay more money for so much that I would never use. It is bad enough that I have to pay double because I am single....
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