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Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-12-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink I d look at Hotels.com or similar

we had a small boutique Hotel near old town,but can t say I d stay there again.Sorry,but plenty to chose from.Try to get near that area to walk around and see,esp.Las Ramblas,port area,etc.
Also,...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 04-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Thumbs up IF all being equal re ports

Id do the Celebrity,you say twice the price,but also twice the time.Seven rather than twelve,plus the weather will be much nicer is Sept.And IMO its a nicer cruiseline.
Forum: River Boat Cruises 04-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Smile Fodors lists best river cruises for 2014

on its website.Do you agree?
New one listed is Emerald(a subsidiary of Scenic).Got a brochure and looks great,but will wait till some reviews posted since just started this year.
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 01-30-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Question Wonder if Paradise Island still safe?

We have friends going there to stay at Atlantis.
Will warn them about above post for Nassua.

Was there 6 mos.ago,and didn't notice anything particular.But only there in port for 6 hrs.and took a...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 01-06-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Exclamation Heard Seabourn was changing smoking policy

and looked on site,no longer allowed in most inside areas(like suites)BUT,and that a BIG BUT,,,its STILL allowed on verandas.WHAT? one smoker out there can affect many cabins when door opened....
Forum: River Boat Cruises 11-27-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Smile AMA now waiving single supplements

on MANY popular cruises, just read on another river cruise site.
Since it s one of my favorites out of 10 previous lines,good deal.
Not sure how many other ones do this,anyone know??
Forum: First-Time Cruisers 11-15-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,052
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Thumbs up I d go for mid ship

both deck and cabin for least noise and rumble from engine,thrusters,etc.Then less ocean roll too.But inside cabin?would go nuts, have claustrophobia,and need at least a porthole.But have fun either...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 10-14-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink You should post this above on river cruise section

And have heard from a couple who just got off Vantage,enjoyed it and range of ages,countries represented(not all European).But they had been on more luxury cruises before(such as AMA,Uniworld,etc)...
Forum: Europe Port Chat 10-09-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By alexandra cruiser
First, contact Dubrovnik tourist office for info

by just googling.I would do this port on own,very easy to walk,climb city walls,take cable car,etc.Its very compact and we spent a few days there prior to cruise to try and see it all,never did of...
Forum: River Boat Cruises 09-06-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,176
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Smile New river boat line starts in 2014

Just read Emerald Waterways will be offering 2 new ships(less expensive than sister ships of Scenic).
Will be trying Scenic(all inclusive,5 star line) next June.Of course,will let you know what I...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises 07-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink Do check out various hotel websites

for suggestions.Then call their toll free number and do on own,same price and less hassle.Also, get guidebooks from library or buy.Check out city tourism website.We had a small boutique hotel near...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-22-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Exclamation Surprize!!

The customer service manager at Royal actually CALLED me to let me know that they were going to allow this credit to be switched to my son for his next cruise.
Am REALLY happy with this outcome and...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-21-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Lightbulb An update to report

in answer to my last email, I was offered a $250 credit per person on next cruise.I have replied that I d like to give this to my son and his wife for their upcoming cruise in Nov.on Liberty of the...
Forum: River Boat Cruises 06-16-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,111
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink I ve been reading various sites

and interesting how each river cruise company handled this flooding problem. Some cancelled and others seem to "pretend"no problem and continue on with busing to next town,using hotels,transferring...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-13-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Thumbs up Received a form reply from Guest Relations

with incorrect information and apology. They didnt "have a record" of further complaints after "fixed on first occasion" or some such. Did reply with an update and correct information.Also, stated a...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-12-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Unhappy To update. Sent another email

to question lack of response to FIRST one. Got back a form email stating something like 'this e mail will delay response to first one".But never DID get that response.
Just wondering,in general,if...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-09-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Unhappy Will post IF I HEAR from them

but will be surprised,frankly.
We HAVE been on many of the premium and luxury lines,but wanted to give this one a TRY after 20 yrs.of not cruising on mass market lines.My son has gone on quite a few...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-08-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Unhappy Sonny, think I may have

dropped the ball on the complaint thing.As said above,did speak about problems to all the above but nothing in writing.Did send email listing all the details though.Also,called and told emails are...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-06-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink Thank you for suggestions

I did send email over a week ago.But good suggestion to also call.Did complain to Guest Relations on ship,stateroom attendant,housekeeping,and maintainance.Not sure if that would be a FORMAL...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-05-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Question Been a week with NO RESPONSE

anyone had this problem before?any ideas?
Does Royal own any luxury boats,like Carnival owns Seabourn?Maybe I could take any OBC (IF I get some,that s assuming) and put towards another line in fleet?
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink Just an update on above

decided to make a complaint to RC on its website and sent an email re .bathroom situation and unsanitary conditions.Its been 2 days and no response yet.Really just wanted to let them know and sort of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-28-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Thumbs down Cruise NOT Enchanting

Took my first mass market, large ship cruise in 20 yrs. and will be MY LAST.
Enchantment of the Seas NOT ENCHANTING.It started with the Jr.Suite(8622)bathroom,it SMELLED from the first and got...
Forum: River Boat Cruises 05-18-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,123
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink Sorry, never saw this to respond

Yes, I ve been on a Viking river cruise.Not one of the new longships,but older with only french(like a big window)balcony.The newer one now have a SMALL regular balcony.It s MUCH SMALLER than on...
Forum: River Boat Cruises 05-18-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,330
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink Sounds interesting,BUT

of the 10 river cruises I ve taken SO FAR, Viking was my LEAST favorite.Know it varies by country,ship,itinerary,etc.but the total quality of of services,food,excursions was not up to par with others...
Forum: River Boat Cruises 05-10-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,182
Posted By alexandra cruiser
Wink Funny, my next one is Budapest to Bucharest

on Scenic.First time on this one,love the 2 balcony cabins(like on AMAcerto).My 2 Uniworld cruises were very nice,but agree AMA MAY BE a step above.Good to try a few lines to see which is best for...
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