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I find the question to be more of a bother than...
I find the question to be more of a bother than it is worth. I was told, after I reserved our cabin, that I had picked the wrong side on a southbound cruise. It made no difference.

Going into and...
I would just add to chengkp's comment that...
I would just add to chengkp's comment that displacement tonnage is important mostly to stability. The ship cannot "weigh" more than it displaces, otherwise it will sink. That's it in a simplistic...
Our private tour guide in St. Petersburg paid for...
Our private tour guide in St. Petersburg paid for our lunches in rubles, and then we repaid her in either US or Euros. Souvenir places will take plastic. I have strongly recommended a private tour...
We used private tours in St. Petersburg, as they...
We used private tours in St. Petersburg, as they were much more inexpensive (because we had 8 in our group), got more places, could add things we wanted, and we interacted with the guide a lot more. ...
While I agree that the Alaska port of call board...
While I agree that the Alaska port of call board is very, very useful here, I will just give you a quick answer here for convenience. We took the standard Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali. It is...
I wish I could give you a precise answer about...
I wish I could give you a precise answer about this tour operator and port, but I have not yet been there and have not used this operator. At the same time, we have taken private tours in almost...
As you can see, it makes little difference...
As you can see, it makes little difference whether you start in Seattle or Vancouver. They are not terribly far apart, and if you leave from Seattle, you will be stopping in Vancouver on the way...
It almost seems as if the mega ships are designed...
It almost seems as if the mega ships are designed to attract people who don't like to cruise. If you want to go to a resort, you can always go to a resort. Not that there is anything innately wrong...
If you run into a problem, I do have one...
If you run into a problem, I do have one suggestion -- post a critical posting on the CC Ports of Call board for that port. We had a problem with a prepaid agency in Italy. We cancelled a long time...
If DH just wants to sit in the shade and gamble,...
If DH just wants to sit in the shade and gamble, a cruise puts everything close by. No big trek to an outside pool area, just go up to the pool deck. The casino is likely closer than in a hotel in...
I would have to agree with the previous answer. ...
I would have to agree with the previous answer. Most of the activity is alongside the ship as you go through the various locks. Although we had a regular veranda cabin, we were up high forward as...
It really makes little or no difference. Along...
It really makes little or no difference. Along the coast of Alaska, you are not close enough to see anything except the mountains along the coast in the distance. If you are going through the...
This is not a new question. Really, the same...
This is not a new question. Really, the same answer applies to both irons and hair dryers. Irons are always a no-no. The current draw is a severe fire hazard. The same goes for hair dryers. The...
I agree that you should book in advance as early...
I agree that you should book in advance as early as possible to make sure you get the trips you want.

I also agree that this sort of question, as well as stops in other ports, are best answered...
You really just need to evaluate the rest of the...
You really just need to evaluate the rest of the cruise, and not worry about the Panama Canal portion very much. Grandma will pretty much be OK on any cruise, but the kids need a kids-friendly line...
You would be better off asking this question on...
You would be better off asking this question on the Celebrity Board rather than this general board. Look for Cruises lines A-O, and then go to Celebrity.
You ought to be looking on the Roll Call for your...
You ought to be looking on the Roll Call for your cruise rather than the general CC board for X.
In the UK, you will use pounds, in Germany you...
In the UK, you will use pounds, in Germany you will use Euros. In Denmark, Sweden and Norway they each have their own krona. Estonia uses the Euro. In Russia you use rubles, but on the tours we...
Most of the ship's motion is caused by the seas. ...
Most of the ship's motion is caused by the seas. Two different ships in the same seas will experience them differently. If the seas are massive, all ships will have a great deal of motion, but...
First of all, ships run on some form of local...
First of all, ships run on some form of local time, they do not run on GMT. Local time, as are all time zones, is related to GMT by being plus or minus from GMT.

So what is that local time. ...
At any time, Immigration and Customs can do more...
At any time, Immigration and Customs can do more or less as they determine. That may be based on the ship's itinerary or a random time to show what they can do just to have you tell your friends...
I don't know exactly what tours are still done at...
I don't know exactly what tours are still done at the Kennedy Space Center, but the one we took 40 years ago was way beyond fascinating. I know that they have all sorts of different things to see...
For one thing, you are traveling a long distance,...
For one thing, you are traveling a long distance, and at considerable expense. One way I look at it is why try to "amortize" that expense over seven days rather than 14 or 15 days? If you break it...
Without knowing where you are talking about, a...
Without knowing where you are talking about, a generic answer is that "yes you can share a ride." The best way would be to go to the Roll Call for your cruise, and then find someone on about the...
I would agree with the Oceania suggestion. Their...
I would agree with the Oceania suggestion. Their older ships, which are in great shape and all fairly recently redone, hold under 700 passengers, have better food than Regent (from what I have...