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    California, SF east bay
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RC / Princess/Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    all except caribbean

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  1. As background, we frequently do same day flight for our cruises. If you were to search the forum, you would see I am often 180 deg's from what most preach here on CC about same day flights. Having said that, I would not take the flight/timing you describe. Sounds like you are looking at an over night. Good choice.
  2. If friendly with them, ask the neighbors to pick up the mail. Easy peasy.
  3. Interesting. We are kind of in the same boat (😲). We are a large close knit family. Now that the kids are grown and independent, the oldies (like me) like to take more group vacations. A cruise is an excellent way for our family group to travel together. So these days our cruise count would probably be much lower if it weren't for the family members traveling together. Next trip for Mrs Ldubs and me is Northern Italy later in the summer. Next cruise is in Jan '20. Our group of 16 will be going on a 7 day cruise and then a few days at both Hong Kong and Singapore.
  4. Uh oh. I think we disagree on this one. Decorum. I think it goes both ways. What would Mrs Manners say about a woman making not nice remarks out loud about neighboring diners who were doing nothing to disturb her dinner. Just sayin. . .
  5. How people socialize is certainly changing. That is for sure. Anyway, I can't be too critical of folks staring at screens considering the amount of time I spend on this forum! 😀
  6. Yes, very subjective and variable. For example, Cuba is not on my list of places to visit. I don't want to go there. Some get a lot of value out of staying in inside cabins, others would not even consider doing that. Some folks are really into paying status or logo taxes. Others think it is a complete waste. Some want new and unfamiliar food. Others don't. Personal preferences really do come into play. The only thing I think is really important is that folks enjoy what they are doing.
  7. Haha. We survived a lot of things but I sure don't want to give up changes that make our lives so much easier (and safer).
  8. Oh, I understand completely. I was responding to the other poster's comment. Anyway, I wish cell phones and the ability to text was a thing back when the our kids, nieces, and nephews were younger. It would have made things so much easier. In my opinion a one time $10 fee to enable texting is worth it if a large group or family.
  9. Yikers, I had one of those lapses (ahem) and was thinking of a homeowners policy and not a vacation travel policy. Oops. Anyway, I suspect only one deductible would apply to a travel policy.
  10. Huh, I didn't think of that but it could be driven by our current relations with Mexico. Anyway, I always have some kind of photo ID on me, so I'll be ready either way.
  11. Fall is best weather here along the Nor California coast, IMO, but can't say anything about swells you will encounter. I think the best you can do is go by historical averages, and there are going to be times of the year when storms/rough seas are more or less likely. I'm not even sure where to look for something covering Seattle to Lima. Maybe NOAA has something, IDK. Anyway, your mention of a Seattle to Lima cruise caught my eye. If you don't mind could you share which cruise line? Thanks.
  12. Insurance is quite a bit different in the UK apparently. In the US, the deductible would apply only once for the policy and coverage applies to all personal property of all insureds (i.e. both spouses).
  13. Aww, I'm glad I'm not alone. We have honestly lost track of the number of cruises. We think we must be at about 30, but don't have the energy to fact check anything. If asked, I now say something like "over 25". And actually, some nice conversations can ensue about things like favorite ports, etc.
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