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About JimAOk1945

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    Exploring the world one port at a time!
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    Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America and planning to try others
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    Out there!
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  1. A lot depends on how much time you can take for a cruise and what you can afford, but if it was me, I would seriously consider a "bucket list" type of cruise such as Alaska, the Med, Panama Canal Transit, South America to name a few. That would make it very special!
  2. Thanks CruiserBruce. We are cruising on the Crown Princess so I will check on the Princess website. I should have thought of that!
  3. We usually have our bags shipped home from each cruise through whichever cruise line we are on. They are called something like Luggage Direct. I wonder whether this type of baggage handling service is available overseas?
  4. Wonderful information! Thanks for the link.
  5. Yes I meant to say LHR. Our cruise leaves from Southampton. We have arranged for transfers to the hotel, to the ship, then back to the airport after we disembark from our cruise. Thanks for you input. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Forums mobile app
  6. Thanks CruiserBruce! Knowing what to expect makes traveling much less stressful. I thought of another question. What about our bags? Will they be checked all the way through to our final destination both coming and going from the airport?
  7. We have a British Isles cruise booked for next August and will be departing from Southampton. The Air Canada flights from SAT with a connecting flight in Toronto look appealing in terms of price and flight duration. I've done research but can't find answers. This will be our first cruise in Europe. I'm hoping to receive some guidance here from those who have experience going through Toronto. Do we go through Customs in Toronto before our getting on the connecting flight to Southampton? If so, can you describe the process? Do we go through Customs in Southampton upon arrival or departure? Please describe the process. If we come back from Southampton, do we go through Customs in Toronto again? How much time should we allow for our connecting flights? We have up to date passports. Is there anything else we will need? Thanks in advance for any information and/or helpful comments!
  8. Your shoreline pictures are fantastic!! I have a few questions. Which side of the ship was your cabin? What type of camera did you use? Was the weather cold on your balcony? My wife will want to take pictures like this for her website. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Forums mobile app
  9. I would love to know as well. I hope the person who posted these prices comes back with the information. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Forums mobile app
  10. This is my experience as well on our 7 day and 2 weeks cruises. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Forums mobile app
  11. JimAOk1945

    Future new terminals in Galveston?

    Thanks for keeping us well informed and up to date. There are many people excited about getting a Oasis class ship in Galveston. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Forums mobile app
  12. JimAOk1945

    Future new terminals in Galveston?

    Celebrity would be great! Regardless of which ship comes, I am seriously hoping for some new, longer itineraries. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Forums mobile app
  13. Good information. Thanks for the answers. We will be enjoying Club Class for the first time in a full suite next August.
  14. JimAOk1945

    Alaska cruise options - would appreciate some Input

    We were on the 14 day Maasdam Alaska cruise in August of 2016. What a fantastic experience that was. It was our first cruise on Holland America. The ship and itinerary exceeded our expectations for the entire experience. Pictures can tell you more than my words. If you have time, you might want to visit my wife's website where she has posted pictures of the ship and each port call excursion that we went on. I'll insert a link below for your convenience. August 1-15,2016 14 Day Alaska Cruise on Holland America Maasdam Alaska is amazing! Have a great cruise!
  15. Thanks for taking the time to reply!