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canadjineh

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    British Columbia, Canada
  • Interests
    Hiking, canoeing, nordic and downhill skiing, dancing, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Antarctica

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  1. We were on Oosterdaam on deck 10 verandah cabin 10011 March 7-14/2021 which was quiet and perfect, just back of the Explorations Cafe/Crows Nest and lots of deck space near us that wasn't used much. Perfect views off your balcony for Pacific /Mexican Riviera for both arrivals and departures. I will say HAL cabins have a fair bit of room and I love the actual tub - even though we just shower. There's so much more room to move around and shower in comfort.
  2. I think this is our favorite line now, thanks to the excellent music venues: BB King's Blues Club, the fun and talented duos that do Billboard, and amaaaaazing Lincoln Centre Stage. That was all we did on our HAL cruise, except for 'On Board for a Cause' 5km. Went into the hot tub once, later at night when the rest of the pools were all closed for the evening. It wasn't very warm though, I'm pretty sure because they want you to buy the spa thermal waters package. Looking for more trips on this line for Feb/Mar 2021 although they don't have all the amazing deals like Princess does right now. Oops, I forgot, hubby went to a 2 part lecture on the environment which was very informative on specific Mexican concerns and not just the usual general info that gets passed around. He really enjoyed it, I can't remember why I was MIA. Probably reading in the shade on a deck.
  3. I think other ships are still going to Jamaica and Caymans, just Carnival throwing its weight around.
  4. Nothing except that a Jamaican port refused to let a cruise ship dock, worried about Covid-19, and now I think the line is punishing them under the guise of 'not wanting to chance another refusal.' Ship was the MSC Meraviglia originally.
  5. Nothing except that a Jamaican port refused to let a cruise ship dock, worried about Covid-19, and now I think the line is punishing them under the guise of 'not wanting to chance another refusal.' Darn, I wish I could find that reference again. It may have been on cruiselawnews.com. Yep, found it. Updated 3 days ago, Carnival will not land at Jamaican ports or Cayman Islands due to their previous refusals. You can just go to the cruiselawnews website for more info.
  6. If there is a no-go for Italy, wouldn't they likely just change port to another country nearby? Like they are already doing in the Caribbean (no Jamaica on one line for instance, but I can't remember where I read that just the other day - I think it was US News..)
  7. I'm not sure about that as we just put any leftover USD in our Scotia USD account for next time, and keep extra pesos in an envelope at home for the next trip. The less often you flip funds back and forth between currencies the better. Banks always edge exchanges in their favour in both directions, buy and sell.
  8. Do tell! I might book the next one before I leave this weekend on my present one.
  9. @sydbarrett lol, Birkencrocs. I have a pair of Birkie copies that are black patent leather and I have worn them with a dress to a gala evening, that night my foot wouldn't allow anything else. I just hate when function trumps fashion! (**irony**)
  10. Hah, yeah, it seems like there is always a load of cold colours to be washed the day before we leave, because our fave stuff is in it, and there's always something in there that needs to go in the suitcase.
  11. I have a narrow foot with issues from jammed 'frozen' metatarsal and I like the Rockport sandals and loafers. this one is dressy-ish as well as being water resistant for the beach. Only issue might be the toe thong if you like to wear hose when dressing up. Zappos Rockport Ramona 3 different colours.
  12. We are thinking of taking their Ethnic Explorer tour in Mazatlan. Petroglyphs, other UNESCO cultural sites, and small pueblos are a big interest. I'm hoping we can connect with another 2 or 3 who want to take the same tour. Its the same cost for 1-5 persons. A bit pricey for just the two of us. From the reviews I've read online, this company seems to be pretty reliable and does quality tours. If we end up with them, I'll pop back and review too.
  13. If you are in Canada like we are, a great card is Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite. It does cost $139 for the primary card but free for one supplementary. Gets you: no FX markup, 6 complimentary airport lounge visits/year, travel health/accident insurance (even for 70+ y.o.), luggage insurance, cancellation and trip delay insurance, rental car collision insurance, hotel burglary protection insurance, price protection and extended warranty, Avis® Preferred Plus membership, Visa Infinite Concierge and the Luxury Hotel Collection, and you collect points you can use to purchase travel (no restrictions), other goods, or credits toward your bill. By purchasing our cruise with this card, we were able to redeem the points to pay for our flights from South Central BC to San Diego. We got this card for promotional deal free for 1st year and likely will keep it as it's worth it for us. You can redeem your points for credit toward your bill no matter what is on it, but you get 50% more value if you use it to redeem against travel related purchases on the card. Perfect for us. We also like to double-dip by buying our hotels pre/post cruise on Hotels.com (free night after every 10 and they don't have to be consecutive) through airmilesshops.com. You can also do a double-dip deal with Priceline.com through airmilesshops.com.
  14. I know, they are quite pricey. I have narrow feet that have arthritis issues from broken bones and find I have to be picky about my shoes. That said, you may be able to find a similar style in a different brand that fit you well. If you don't need to spend that, I sure wouldn't. Jambu women's shoes are similar in style (especially the Celeste) and very comfortable and well made and one third of the price. Some of their sandals have cute 'bungee' sides too.
  15. You can find clearout stock for Travel Smith here: threadup clearance Travelsmith
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