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About Smokeyham

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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska, and I really love sea days! Looking forward to expanding my cruising horizons!

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  1. @officer20, Thanks so much! That is very helpful! Good to know that the lines are willing to allow some flexibility.
  2. That what seem to make sense. I can't see a downside for the cruise lines.
  3. The question was for those of us who want to make smaller payments in advance of the final payment date so that we do not exceed a preferred credit card's spending limit.
  4. Looking at Princess' website, it shows that you make partial payments in advance of the final payment date. Does anyone know if this is typical for most cruise lines?
  5. Thanks for the helpful suggestions. We decided to go with Blackberry car service since there are two of us and we are going to a Heathrow-area hotel, as opposed to a terminal. So far they have been very efficient about responding to emails, providing quotes, etc. Blackberry Car Service Website
  6. No worries....... It is possible to import a PDF into an Excel spreadsheet, but it takes some work. If there are only a few charges it would probably not be worth the effort, but for a long trip with many charges it might be worthwhile.
  7. I hear what you are saying. I spent much of my career working with them, but get the antipathy towards them as well! 😁
  8. Thanks..... That is exactly what I would like to have happen.
  9. Thanks, Good to know this is possible. It would be great if they allowed us to do this for ourselves.
  10. Hello, Does anyone know if there is a way to download a list of your on board charges as an Excel spreadsheet or a CSV (Comma Separated Value) file? I would like to import the charges into some finance software, which I can do from those formats. Thanks.
  11. Thanks everyone for the great feedback and ideas. I like the idea of making the final payment in installments so as to be able to use one credit card for this purpose. With regards to on board spending I could see going to the purser's office at the start of each month to pay off any outstanding balance to help keep an eye on things and to avoid possibly having a large charge at the end of the world cruise. I do know realize that you can check your charges at any point and that on a higher end line you will likely have fewer on board charges.
  12. Hello, We are thinking of staying in Southampton and then travelling to Heathrow Airport. Can anyone advise on the options for taking a train, bus or similar (or any other options)? From a transportation App we see a suggestion to take a National Express bus for approximately US$9. We will have luggage. Thanks for any thoughts.
  13. I agree, the ships have really improved for all levels of passengers. Of course, this has to be looked at in perspective for the time she was built. I remember in the 1970's staying at hotels in Britain where there were shared bathrooms and if you wanted to watch TV you went down to a lounge.
  14. Thanks......... I appreciate all of the information.
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