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About lcmdir

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  • Location
    Toledo, Oh
  • Interests
    classical music, bridge, sightseeing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Anything that floats!
  1. Navigator of the Seas, Aug. 30 '15 cruise: Price drop of $75 per cabin today. Good luck.
  2. Hi, We thoroughly enjoyed the ship; thought the food was great in the dining room (not so much in the buffet, but it was ok). The crew/staff were fantastic! Thanks for your review. If we had booked 1 week earlier, or 1 week later, we would not have been able to get to NYC for a cruise (weather problems). The Bahamas were cooler than expected but, hey, still nicer than Ohio! Anna
  3. Price Drop: Miracle, 4/12/14 (Hawaii from Long Beach) We saved $193.44 (3 persons in 7A) Hey, that will cover an extra shore tour each! Price Drop Form on Carnival site, wouldn't load (error message). Call your PVP or phone 1-800-189-3902, ext. 70355. Best Wishes, Anna
  4. Don't view at this before eating -- everything looks great! TY for posting (I think lol)
  5. Love this thread (!) , sooo funny (& educational too)
  6. Can't wait to be on the Star again! We were on her in April (repo.) and know this cruise (also a repo.) will be just as wonderful! The crew is terrific too.
  7. Our repo. cruises: NCL Pearl, Sept., 2005(?), 14 days, Los Angles - Miami, Porthole window, $499 (plus fees, taxes) NCL Star, April, 2012, 12 days, Tampa - NYC, inside $599 (plus fees, taxes) NCL Star, Oct. 2012, 14 days, NYC - New Orleans, inside, $699 (plus fees, taxes) Booking last minute used to be the way to get bargain prices. But recently I've found that early bookings are cheaper. We've never been on a bad cruise (out of 30+ on Carnival, NCL, RCI, HAL, Princess, & Celebrity -- loved them all!). Anna
  8. 7 days on the Star, May, 2004 (I think): Alaska cruise--terrific 12 days on the Star, April, 2012: Tampa to NY, Loved the ship, crew & staff!! It was a great cruise and the food had improved too! We enjoyed the Ital. restaurant but thought Le Bistro was only so-so. 14 days coming up Oct 21, 2012: NY to New Orleans, Anticipate another wonderful cruise. Hope you also enjoy this ship! Anna
  9. Yes, we cruised on the Valor last Jan. Good cruise, Nice ship (I got sick, not their fault, the medical care was excellent). We will also be on the Valor for the 9/9/12 cruise --looking forward to it! Mmm, I've never met a cruise I didn't like :-)) Anna
  10. I was outside on the Star's 7th deck and saw (felt) the ship graze the pier (it sounded like someone chewing up a bunch of toothpicks). I didn't even lose my balance. In my opinion the Captain did a terrific job against adverse conditions. It's always easy to 2nd guess decisions & actions after the fact (is this being an armchair captain? lol) It was a wonderful cruise with excellent crew and staff!!!!!!!!! Anna
  11. Airfare, New Orleans to Detroit in Nov.'12: Terrible! 2 persons can take Amtrak including a sleeper room w/free meals for less than 1 person can fly! We are waiting for Southwest to post their fall schedule (late May). In the future we will book fewer cruises but longer ones, or b2b, to help offset the awful air prices. Anna
  12. Please note that Carnival's Fare Viewer site does NOT include taxes on the results page. I thought we were going to get almost $300 off our cruise price until the TA, Carnival, and I had a 3-way phone call. Carnival really needs to post a note on the page stating that taxes are not included in the price shown. DRAT!! Thought I was going to save $$. Anna
  13. TY all, you have been very helpful and encouraging & your suggestions/comments are appreciated!! Anna
  14. We were on the Valor Jan., 2012; it was our 2nd Valor cruise and they were both good cruises. I became ill on the Jan.cruise and received excellent care from the medical staff all 3 times times I was there. They even sent a wheelchair for me when I didn't feel I could walk to the medical center. Nobody wants to get sick on a cruise but it is nice to know good care is available. Also, room service makes good dry toast :-)) Anna
  15. Cruiseco, Thank you for your reply; it eases my mind! I have learned tons from reading posts here and from google but still feel like a small ant facing the big world lol. Those who know the ins 'n outs of travel insurance have my greatest respect -- it's a complicated topic! OK, I plan to continue reading and make a decision within the next 10 days. Hopefully it will become less & less a case of playing pin-the-tail-on-the... as days go by. :-)) Thanks again, Anna
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