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  1. I wonder if the gentleman in sweats had back issues. I know for me and, also, my brother wearing pants can be terribly uncomfortable. They put pressure on our backs. I'm not making excuses as I did wear slacks and dresses but I just wonder if it's related to health issues for him. If no one took the time to talk to him you would never know his story.
  2. Our transfer in Stockholm a couple years ago went great. They sent us off in a private BMW because there weren't enough people coming in and they didn't want us to wait.
  3. Wonder if it was loud because of the diners there. We didn't find it loud in the least and maybe the difference is the diners at that particular time.
  4. I did A LOT of research before our Homelands cruise and Stockholm was the only one that people didn't recommend the included tour. We skipped it and toured it on our own. We were there for 3 days and loved every minute of it. We got the Stockholm Pass which included transportation and some points of interest and it worked out great.
  5. Never once noticed an off putting smell from the World Cafe and we had every breakfast and most dinners from there. We ate lunch at the pool grill. It surprises me that there is a whole post dedicated to something so trivial.
  6. We brought all currencies with us and thankful we did. Had we not had any and depended on CC's we would never have been able to do or buy anything in Bergen. Their whole system was down. We believe that we don't accept foreign currency here at home. Why should we expect them to accept USD for our convenience? Yes, they happily accept it but what can they do when a tip is offered in USD? Say no. I don't accept them?
  7. Our cruise was the end of May, beginning of June and the weather was perfect. If we would do it again we would book the exact same time. I can't remember the temps. We did dress in layers. We had rain in a couple of ports but it wasn't an all day rain. We had rain while visiting Pulpit Rock in Stavanger and it was a cold rain. The other port was not.
  8. We've always had the perfect guides. We do like TGBoss and get the included tour in the morning and strike out after it to see/do what we want. I do a lot of research before any cruise and have the highlights of each port printed out. Part of my research is must eat restaurants to have lunch. Missing a meal on the ship is no biggie to us. Experiencing the real food of the country is more important. The free shuttles are extremely helpful.
  9. Thanks. We haven't figured it all out yet but hope the surprise works out.
  10. Ok,. I am from the suburbs of Denver but when someone asks I just say Denver. It's easier.
  11. You are thinking the same as me and MJ is from New York.
  12. Well I see it more than 2 cents. More like a silver dollar.
  13. MJSailors, you are amazing! I appreciate you taking the time to help me. By chance are you mmouse on a different forum?
  14. We had the same worry. We used Norled. They were fabulous. We just weren't comfortable with Rodne's time frame for the ship. You just never know if something could happen for whatever reason. We still had time to explore the town afterwards.
  15. I can't thank you enough MJSailors for your detailed response! And thank you gometros for seconding what was said. Now off to do research. THANK YOU
  16. Great advice. Thanks everyone. We are platinum so we aren't cruise newbies but have never been to New York and as far as I am concerned it is it's own little country, LOL. Huge and daunting. DCL has a 2 day pre stay at the Marriott Marquis with transfers for 1066.00. Airfare is outrageous so was trying to save $$ somewhere. I am assuming that if I have DCL transfers that they will work similarly in Puerto Rico like in Port Canaveral. Great to know about the airlines not allowing you to check luggage prior to 4 hours out. That happened to us years ago in Orlando with Frontier Airlines. What a pain.
  17. That's what I was thinking. It is part of the US so I guessed it's one and done. Thank you Cedricandsophie for your input.
  18. Thank you everyone. You have given me options to check into. I appreciate all your input.
  19. Thanks 138East. I now feel a bit more informed thanks to everyone here.
  20. Thanks everyone. We are two adults and really don't care if the room has one or two beds. The dates would be Nov 8 and 9. I have zero clue what to see and do. I am a Marriott member but didn't know to combine the two, United and Marriott. Will check that out. Tried the senior discount and got the quote of 450.00 per night. VERY interesting as to why Disney probably chooses the Marquis. I will look for more options for midtown. We aren't the Motel 6 kind of people but not the high end hotel kind either. Would consider more average like Embassy suites. I am just not familiar at all with New York. Thanks again!
  21. Hi everyone, I am "usually" very good at figuring things out but New York has me totally baffled. We have never been to New York. We are cruising on Disney and flying out of Denver to New York. Our cruise departs from Manhattan Terminal. What airport is the best to fly into? I noticed two choices when checking with United and it seemed La Guardia and EWR. Disney uses the Marriott Marquis for their pre stays and I just checked and one night is 450.00. I could pay 1066.00 for two nights through Disney and also get transfers from airport to hotel to port. It just seems so steep. Is there a better option for hotels maybe around the Manhattan terminal or do you think the Disney option would be the way to go? I did read on this forum about Carmel limo service so that can be an option if we don't stay at the Marriott Marquis. We are not all that familiar with Uber, Lyft and taxi's. Sorry for all my questions. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.
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