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luv2travel90266

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About luv2travel90266

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Manhattan Beach, Ca
  • Interests
    gourmet food and wine, skiing, golf, flyfishing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity & Uniworld
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe
  1. You can always buy it there! We did the trip to Vietnam / Cambodia on Uniworld in January. I would say it was one of my best trips I have taken. While the locals might be the happiest and friendliest people on earth. Enjoy!
  2. I have requested it each time with Uniworld and they have provided distilled water at no charge. Other cruise lines might be different. I also carry a liter bottle in my check in luggage which is enough for several days.
  3. To correct some of the above Uniworld is inclusive of tips on most of their sailings. We did Vietnam and Cambodia and they are not included there. I believe the Portugal cruise wasn't covered that we took years ago. The Danube and Rhine have gratuities included. The terms will always be listed in the information on the brochures and website.
  4. On a recent Uniworld trip we had one individual who used a wheel chair and arranged for a private guide in each port. Not optimum but it allowed them to tour. My experience is most river cruisers are actually pretty fit.
  5. Every place is different. Here is a handy website https://www.thingstodointhenetherlands.com/opening-hours-shops-museums/opening-hours-amsterdam/
  6. I have seen them hooked up to water at the docks refilling their tanks and dumping sewage. Typically they are docked every night. Ocean cruises can spend days at sea. The long extension cords for electricity is the bigger issue. 😂
  7. Unlike ocean tours river tours tend to be shorter distances between ports. If you decide not to avail yourself of the cruiselines tours you can always hire a private tour and end the tour at the next cruise stop. I have done some biking along the rivers and canals and quite often have beaten the ship to the days destination finding a pub near by. When on ocean tours we also create our own daily excursions. On river cruises my experience has been mostly on Uniworld with the groups averaging around 20 persons.
  8. There are consolidators that refer to taxi and airport pick up services. If you can give an idea of in what city(s) you need the service you might get some better answers.
  9. I like Roz 's comment. I wouldn't decorate my home in Uniworld's style cabins but do appreciate that it is all 1st class and well done. It is probably a bit over the top for my taste but I enjoy the room none the less. Couldn't ask for a more comfortable bed. It is a great line to sail on!
  10. I book with a big box store that gives significant rebates that travel agents won't and can't match. They are however limited to only cruise lines that cooperate with them. Uniworld is one that does. I haven't been impressed with the travel agents I have worked with. If you are a seasoned traveler you can do better and using this forum along with a few other well known sites that "advise on trips" (hint) I have been very happy with my decisions.
  11. We will be on the Uniworld River Queen April 7th. Picked the date for maximizing the tulip bloom. Hoping I called it right and for a great trip.
  12. Amsterdam! Lots to see that you won't time for during the small time once on the cruise. We found a B&B on one of the canals and have 4 days in Amsterdam pre-cruise scheduled.
  13. I did 3 full days pre-cruise in Prague a few years ago. During that time we went took one day on train to view the Bone Church in Kunta Hora, another day for Cesky Krumlov, and a 3rd day for a trip to Terezin.
  14. On a Uniworld Trip starting in 2 weeks which is South Bound. The trip ends in My Tho and we bus to HCM City. I'll ask!
  15. Leaving in 2 weeks for Vietnam/Cambodia on Uniworld which will be my 3rd cruise with them. Table for 2 no problem. I also believe it is less formal than Crystal so less luggage to haul.
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