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Forum: Travel Gripes! October 20th, 2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Marc
Bruce, I understand the reciprocity. I have paid...

Bruce, I understand the reciprocity. I have paid thousands in visa fees over the years knowing that I am indirectly funding US government. I just wish I could read one of your posts that said...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 16th, 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Marc
Next month we are flying to UAE (not worrying...

Next month we are flying to UAE (not worrying about MERS) and then to India and Africa on a cruise. My only health concern is the reaction to Yellow Fever vaccination I have to get before we go. We...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 15th, 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Marc
We arrive morning of 23rd so it sounds like...

We arrive morning of 23rd so it sounds like Heathrow Express is probably best option then instead of Tube? On the 26th for return, i guess we will have to make alternative plans. We will just be...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 14th, 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Marc
Alan, on the same topic, can you recommend best...

Alan, on the same topic, can you recommend best (convenient/economical) to get from Heathrow to Waldorf Hilton. We are also going to need to make the reverse trip on Boxing Day; is Tube and Trains...
Forum: Disney October 14th, 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,629
Posted By Marc
On Disney Wonder, what is lowest level category...

On Disney Wonder, what is lowest level category that comes with Concierge benefits. When looking at a seven day cruise in Alaska, the price came to over $14K for two which seems a bit steep; I am...
Forum: Travel Gripes! September 22nd, 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Marc
Gets worse. Now they have added requirement for...

Gets worse. Now they have added requirement for Yellow Fever vaccination. Shot is $130 and cheapest we have found locally to get shot administered is $100; each.

Actually two days in Tanzania;...
Forum: Travel Gripes! September 21st, 2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Marc
Visa Fees

Visa fees have always been an annoyance; luckily, not too many countries have charged the fees and most are reasonable. For our upcoming Dubai to Cape Town cruise i knew i had to get an Indian visa....
Forum: Cruise Cuisine September 4th, 2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By Marc
One night on our Silver Explorer cruise last...

One night on our Silver Explorer cruise last month they changed a normal dinner to a buffet as they were anticipating lots of coming and going from the dining room due to animal sightings. One item...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 4th, 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By Marc
Paul, food is good; destinations is a disaster;...

Paul, food is good; destinations is a disaster; FDR's son is in charge of destinations. They took way too long to start Seven Seas Explorer; I think that delay really hurt them.

I still...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine September 3rd, 2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By Marc
Just got off a cruise on Silversea Silver...

Just got off a cruise on Silversea Silver Explorer and had foie gras on a number of occasions; usually double orders. Of course, the liver meatloaf on the lunch buffet one day was not that well...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 3rd, 2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By Marc
I am a Regent loyalist who strongly supports the...

I am a Regent loyalist who strongly supports the purchase; just wish that Del Rio was jettisoned in the process. NCL and Regent were the first two lines to do away with fixed seatings and also...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 3rd, 2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Marc
Linda, not yet. We sail from Dubai in November...

Linda, not yet. We sail from Dubai in November with stops at two other Emirates following. We are spending one night on one of the "palm" island chains before we sail. Will report back when we...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 4th, 2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By Marc
I'm Marc, 56, and have been with Cruisemates...

I'm Marc, 56, and have been with Cruisemates since 2000. My wife, Arlene, and I have been on a lot fewer cruises than Ray but feel lucky that we have cruised when we can. We have cruised all seven...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 6th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
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: 440
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: 651
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: 651
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: 651
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: 12
Views: 1,757
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: 374
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: 773
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: 2
Views: 1,340
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: 372
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: 726
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: 973
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...
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