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Forum: Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 07-07-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By farmerjohn
We will be getting off of Carnival Liberty on...

We will be getting off of Carnival Liberty on December 8. The last time we were on Carnival we used self-assist and made it to the Ft. Lauderdale airport by 9:00 a.m.

Has anyone used self-assist...
Forum: Princess Cruises 03-26-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By farmerjohn
We have done Mexico twice on Princess and once on...

We have done Mexico twice on Princess and once on RCL. I like both lines and think they both do a great job. When we took the children we went on RCL; when it was just adults, we went on Princess....
Forum: Carnival Cruise Line 03-26-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By farmerjohn
We have done the kayak excursions twice in Cabo. ...

We have done the kayak excursions twice in Cabo. They take you in an organized group and it takes about an hour to paddle out to the Arch. On the second trip we actually paddled up near the sea...
Forum: Princess Cruises 02-15-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By farmerjohn
We are considering either the Golden Princess or...

We are considering either the Golden Princess or the Pacific Princess for an Alaska cruise. We have been on the large Princess ships several times and loved the experience every time. We are in our...
Forum: Princess Cruises 02-10-2007, 12:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By farmerjohn
I have been on a dozen cruises now and this ship...

I have been on a dozen cruises now and this ship and itinerary are one of my favorites. You will love this ship. Have a great cruise.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Line 02-10-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By farmerjohn
I grew up in a family that traveled and when we...

I grew up in a family that traveled and when we were married 19 years ago we started saving a portion of our pay check every month for vacations. We have been saving every month since. We always...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Line 02-10-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By farmerjohn
Sorry to hear that babydoll did not care for...

Sorry to hear that babydoll did not care for Puerto Vallarta. It has always been one of my favorite cities in Mexico for both a cruise stop or land based vacation.
Forum: Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 02-01-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By farmerjohn
Outside of bagage claim you will find an area for...

Outside of bagage claim you will find an area for Super Shuttle, etc. Just tell the attendant that you want to go to San Pedro (or Long Beach for Carnival) and they will put you in a van going in...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 11-22-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By farmerjohn
Whenever I leave the ship in port, I leave my...

Whenever I leave the ship in port, I leave my wallet and passport in the cabin safe. I take two different credit cards, my license for I.D., cruise card, and some cash. All of this stuff is just...
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 10-20-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,319
Posted By farmerjohn
You may want to look into renting a car for the...

You may want to look into renting a car for the day. Some agencies will pick you up at the cruise terminal and return you to the airport. If not, you will need to rent from and return to the...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 10-19-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By farmerjohn
For me the worst thing that has ever happened on...

For me the worst thing that has ever happened on a cruise is trying to figure out what to do with the 7 extra pounds when I get home.
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 10-17-2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,564
Posted By farmerjohn
We have done the Mexican Riviera three times. ...

We have done the Mexican Riviera three times. Once in November (okay weather) and twice in January (once poor weather and once great weather). I found the water to be no rougher than the Caribbean....
Forum: Holland America Line 10-03-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By farmerjohn
I prefer a fore or aft cabin. I find the slight...

I prefer a fore or aft cabin. I find the slight up/down motion rocks me to sleep at night.
Forum: Princess Cruises 09-27-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By farmerjohn
We have done the Meixcan Riviera on both the...

We have done the Meixcan Riviera on both the Diamond Princess and her twin the Sapphire Princess. These are beautiful ships and you will have a wonderful time.

In Puerto Vallarta, you will dock...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 09-24-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By farmerjohn
Unless they moved after the hurricane, the...

Unless they moved after the hurricane, the ferries leave from the dock near the center of town. There are two ferry companies and they depart about every 1/2 hour. It takes 30-45 minutes to cross. ...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 09-04-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By farmerjohn
The last time we were on Nassau we took a tour...

The last time we were on Nassau we took a tour which visited several of the old forts on the island. We found it to be very interesting because of all the history they gave about the island.
Forum: General Cruise Chat 08-30-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By farmerjohn
We started cruising in our 20s and are now in...

We started cruising in our 20s and are now in our early 40s. We have been on Norwegian, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity. We have done the Mexican Riviera 3 timestwice on...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 08-30-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By farmerjohn
We have convinced several couples to give...

We have convinced several couples to give cruising a try over the years. With one couple, they had both traveled fairly extensively both domestic and foreign. The wife wanted to go on a cruise with...
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 08-30-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By farmerjohn
We have been to Cabo on both the Diamond Princess...

We have been to Cabo on both the Diamond Princess and the Sapphire Princess. You are correct about this being a short stop with very little time in port. Both times we booked shore excursions...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-19-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,744
Posted By farmerjohn
We have sailed both several times and enjoyed...

We have sailed both several times and enjoyed both. If we take the kids, we go on RCL; if we go just as a couple, we go on Princess.
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 04-20-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By farmerjohn
Seems to me that prior to 9/11 there was a bridge...

Seems to me that prior to 9/11 there was a bridge tour on every cruise we went on. Since 9/11 I have not been on a cruise where they offered a bridge tour.
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 04-20-2006, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By farmerjohn
I would also encourage you to fly out a day...

I would also encourage you to fly out a day ahead. This past February we were leaving on a cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale on the weekend the North East got hit by a massive snow storm. Not only did...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Line 04-16-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By farmerjohn
We were on the Liberty in February 2006. There...

We were on the Liberty in February 2006. There were about 250 children out of 3,000 passengers. An employee with the children's program said they typically have 250-300 children per sailing during...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 04-15-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By farmerjohn
Last time we were in Aruba we rented a car. The...

Last time we were in Aruba we rented a car. The rental cars are right there when you get off the ship. We reserved on-line prior to our cruise and the rate we got was about 1/2 of what they were...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 04-15-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By farmerjohn
We did the Sierra Madre tour in January when we...

We did the Sierra Madre tour in January when we stopped in Mazatlan. This was a very interesting tour and you get outside of the port stops and get a chance to see a different side of Mexico. Very...
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