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mandmcruise

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About mandmcruise

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    NW Ohio
  • Interests
    cruisng, reading, hanging with friends
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    anywhere on a cruise ship is better than a day at work

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  1. I haven't received an email either and I called and they were to have sent another but I have not received the second one. the 25% FCC is on what your cruise would have cost you on the Mardi Gras. I also had a FCC that was applied to the Mardi Gras and it will be honored for another cruise and I can use both of them on the same sailing.
  2. Be careful with Carmel, had booked them for three transfers, first one pick up from airport was fine. However the next day for pick up from hotel driver did not load our bags got in the car and left my daughter to do it, he then proceeded to take off down the street with her body half in and half out of the car. Luckily she could keep up and was not swept under the car and ran over, or luckily there were not cars in parking spaces along the street that she could have run into. Could have been a tradegy. Cancelled the last pickup they had come highly recommended and did have decent reviews on trip advisor, however their reviews have gone down hill and have left people stranded. However it is your choice in the end, but when I think what could have happended it makes my shudder and sick to my stomach.
  3. Be careful with Carmel, had booked them for three transfers, first one pick up from airport was fine. However the next day for pick up from hotel driver did not load our bags got in the car and left my daughter to do it, he then proceeded to take off down the street with her body half in and half out of the car. Luckily she could keep up and was not swept under the car and ran over, or luckily there were not cars in parking spaces along the street that she could have run into. Could have been a tradegy. Cancelled the last pickup they had come highly recommended and did have decent reviews on trip advisor, however their reviews have gone down hill and have left people stranded. However it is your choice in the end, but when I think what could have happended it makes my shudder and sick to my stomach.
  4. As far as the aft I think you will be fine. We just returned on the 13th from the Sunrise, and that Friday was pretty rocky onboard( think the sea sick bags were posted by elevators) , we had two ports cancelled because of Melissa. We had an aft balcony on 7 and yes we felt some rocking, but when we went to the Limelight lounge for bingo that day, the rocking was pretty bad, in fact by the time the games were over my daughter said lets get back, to the back where its not so rocky.
  5. Ticket says main cabin from Detroit to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Copenhagen says European economy. Delta says it includes 1 checked bag Lufthansa I can't book the seats on Lufthansa until 23 hours before departure so I'm guessing its economy
  6. Booked flights last night DTW to Copenhagen with an hour and 25 minute layover in Amsterdam. That is on the 28th. coming home on the 11th London to Munich then Munich to Detroit this is on Luftstana the layover is 55 minutes in Munich. Round trip total is 882.00 for each of us. Used Fly to Fun was more than pleased with prices, and I was able to chose our seats on the Delta website today.
  7. after using them I have to disagree. Total bad experience. Just FYI I was not looking for reimbursement of my ride, but that what was communicated to me. I just wanted an apology and for them to be concerned however that has not happened. My daughter and I were booked on a Canada New England cruise leaving from the Brooklyn Cruise Pier. we were flying in a day early to spend some time in the city. I booked Carmel on high recommendations from many others. I booked three transfers with them. From LGA to our Times Square hotel, from our hotel to Red Hook Cruise port, and when we returned from our cruise from the pier to JFK. I understand it is NYC, but these were not cheap bookings. I did have Carmel cash to use $6.00 off each trip, so not too ad for NYC. Our first journey went pretty well, there were several streets blocked for some reason or another. He apologized and I told him not a problem we did get to see some of the city. However, he did not apply my Carmel cash and when I inquired about it, he told me next trip, although my account says I can use it from the airport to destination, then I have another for any rip and another to the airport. I didn't argue and left it go. However here is where it gets interesting for our pickup from hotel to cruise port. I went ahead and but our next ride on my credit card so I wouldn’t have to dal with paying after our trip, I included a nice tip with it. S everything was prepaid for the trip to the port. First off I received a text about 8:40 that our ride was there and waiting, we were not scheduled until 9 so I called dispatch and they told me he was still 10 minutes away, so why I got the previous text I do not know. We were waiting out front of our hotel before 9 and our ride arrived. . when he got out, he looked at our standard sized luggage and said oh you have big ones. Now this car was the same size as the car that picked up the previous day. We also had two small carryon types. he couldn't fit them in although they had all fit the day before. May daughter literally had to load the luggage in the trunk. I got in the car while she finished and so did the driver. She was getting into the car and one of her bags spilled on the seat , we were both picking up the items when the driver took off with my daughter half in and half out of the car. she had to literally run alongside of the car with half her body in it. We had to yell several times for the driver to stop and finally he did , he said oh I thought you said to go. What type of driver does not make sure his passengers are securely in his vehicle? He didn’t apologize just muttered in a foreign language. Just lucky there wasn’t any cars parked at the curb that she would have run into, or that she didn’t slip under the car and get ran over. This could have been a very bad tragedy, all because of his negligence. We then proceeded onto our destination, the cruise sip was very apparent and in view when we arrived, however our driver had no idea where he was going. We were in some creepy alleyway with warehouses that appeared to be abandon, my daughter looked at me and I looked at her. We really wondered where he was taking us. I spoke up and said we need to be over there at the cruise ship, again he wound around and around not knowing where to go. He finally figured it out and we arrived. At that point he did ask my daughter if she was ok. I immediately filed a complaint via email with Carmel, I received a generated email back saying they were looking into it and would get back to me. Well 96 hours had passed and I had not heard anything, we happened to be in a port where I had cell service, so I phone the representative was very sympathetic and said oh you should receive your money back, I will send it to his supervisor, but due to the extreme circumstances you should receive you trip refunded. Unfortunately, tropical storm Melissa appeared, so we never made it to another port and did not see land again until Sunday the 13th. I did have another email that they were looking into it. Today Monday the14th I received a call stating that they would give me the drivers insurance information and I should file a police report since my daughter was almost hurt. To me this made no sense at all. I told them this and said this happened over a week ago and you want me to file a police report, she said yes you will need it for his insurance. Again, I said this makes no sense, and I said there is no refund and she said no. I then said I would write bad reviews and was going to dispute the charge with my credit card company. After all they did not perform their service properly. She said let me talk to another supervisor and call you back. She called back around half an hour later, she stated they could refund the tip, and send me a coupon for $10.00 off my next ride with them. I said really that is what you are offering me after you said the trip would be refunded. First off, I am not riding with you again, that should be obvious especially since I cancelled our pick from the port back to JFK so that does me no good at all. She said I know, but that is all that they will do since you did receive the service. I said received subpar service and that is not what I paid for, so I am going to dispute the charges and leave bad reviews for you on whatever I am a member of including Trip Advisor, Cruise Critic and many cruise Facebook groups. I told her that had come highly recommended and I received very poor service. Have disputed this with my credit card company.
  8. Karen, I will be on your cruise, although I am only 5'4" and a lady I have no problem telling someone off that does me wrong( embarrasses my daughter ) so come find me and stand in line with me!! Come to the meet and greet for Cruise critic Did you sign up?
  9. Hi Virginia and Leah, why not cruising solo, it will be my 26 year old daughter and myself on this cruise we are from Ohio and have never done a European cruise. but two women travelling together. So we are up to meeting new people. So I'm doing lots of reading. Hope to meet you on the ship.
  10. That's the only thing that makes me feel bad, I have never been to NYC let alone sailed out of her. Was so looking forward of sailing on the Hudson past the Statue of Liberty. We have our hotel booked in Manhattan and has been since last October, I believe we are going to stick with it as there is more to see and do and we are coming in on Saturday morning.
  11. I am on the October 6th cruise and we received an email today that we are also leaving out of Brooklyn, in fact it had for cruise dates 9/22/201, 9/29/2019, and 10/06/2019 on the letterhead.
  12. Fantastic review-looking forward to reading more. Will be on the Sunrise October 6th
  13. Welcome to both of you. I worked for Block for a few years, but when I obtained the job I have now my current boss asked me not to as a conflict of interest. I work in a payroll processing firm, and there could have been the situations where I would be given one of our payroll clients. I did enjoy it while I did it, and it is also what made me decide to go back to school at age 54 and get my accounting degree. I am still in contact with several of my co-workers from there. Good for you to be able to cruise 45 days in a row( you must have gotten a great commission check, LOL, just kidding). Look forward to meeting you. Don't forget to sign up for the meet and mingle
  14. Early congratulations, and looking forward to meeting you.
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