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  1. My wife and I are sailing out of Miami for the first time this week (we usually sail out of Tampa and use the valet parking). We will be driving down from Tampa Bay and plan to park at the port. She is mobility-challenged, so my plan was to drop her and the bags off at the terminal, park the car and return to her. Is this feasible? She cannot walk comfortably for any great distance, so we would need a place to meet up. She will have her walker, with a seat, in case benches are not available. Any comments, suggestions will be gratefully appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Hope KLA gives us an update after her cruise re:drydock changes. Booked on the late July cruise to NE/Canada just before our 51st anniversary...normally cruise out of "our" FL ports during the winter. Can't wait to see beautiful, downtown Bayonne in the summer! (Lol!)... Just a couple of hours from our NJ home.

  3. Posted this yesterday on the Celebrity/Azamara Discussion but got no feedback, so I am also posting it here.

    Have booked a cruise on Serenade Feb. 2019 but I am looking at a Celebrity Silhouette cruise, roughly the same timeframe and almost identical itinerary (roughly comparable costs). Have never cruised Celebrity before and was thinking of trying something different for a change. Thanks in advance for any thoughts, comments, comparisons, etc., they will be appreciated!

  4. Have booked a cruise on Serenade Feb. 2019 but I am looking at a Celebrity Silhouette cruise, roughly the same timeframe and almost identical itinerary (roughly comparable costs). Have never cruised Celebrity before and was thinking of trying something different for a change. Thanks in advance for any thoughts, comments, comparisons, etc., they will be appreciated!

  5. 17 hours ago, tiny260 said:

    I was on Liberty this summer, stopped in Roatan, which is where I was getting my answer from earlier and I remember the same as above, they kept stressing, stay on ship time, not island time. So Western Caribbean must be different than Eastern sea board...

    I believe it depends on each ship's captain to make the decision to stay on departure port time or local time. I have had different experiences on different ships/cruises. Just pay attention to the Cruise Compass the night before. Also, there is generally a sign as you disembark, which time is being followed

  6. My wife swears by the seasickness bands worn around both wrists. Never had a problem and this is a women who used to get sick in cars! Available at CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. Strap'em on before muster and leave'm on all the time, even in bed. Take them off in the shower or shore excursions where water is not involved. Have a great cruise!

  7. 3 hours ago, monctonguy said:

    its supposed to be a warmer than average fall...so you will probably get a little luck this year. Its been really nice so far...supposed to be 95 here tmrw...been around 90 the past few days...not the norm!

     

    Long pants and long sleeves would be standard....but I would bring a pair of shorts and short sleeve shirt just in case you get a real warm day....and throw in a sweatshirt or light jacket for the coolers ones.

     

    generally the mornings will be quite cool...but mid-day can be still quite nice!

    Enjoy all of your comments on subjects. My wife and I are on Adventure next July/August to NE and Canada. What would you recommend for clothing at that time of year? Thanks in advance.

  8. 1 hour ago, NS8VN said:

     

    Personal opinion, even if you are only getting them to cruise I would have (and did) still gotten the books.  Being able to board the ship without your birth certificate is one perk of having a passport, but a bigger one is the ability to fly back to the US from a foreign country in case of emergency.  You can't do that with the card so if you had a medical emergency or missed the boat you will still be knocking at the consulate door for emergency passports.

    I agree, we always get the books for that very reason and almost all of our vacations are cruises. Also if you are a AAA or CAA member, you can get your photos at the local office and they know EXACTLY what the State Dept. requires!

  9. 2 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

    Yes, on the big ships they do not have the deck space to accommodate everyone (which is a bit of concern if you really think about it....) and so they will usually have locations inside or in the ATS.

    That is true, to a less extent, on the Liberty ships as well.  I remember one of the muster stations being in the schooner bar which was wonderful !  We just stayed seated after the drill was completed and proceeded to have an adult beverage !  Usually not quite that nice, though....

    On our very first cruise (on the Brilliance), our muster station was also in the Schooner Bar. Every time since, we've been outside which can be OK on the shady side of the ship. On the sunny side in FL, not so much (even in winter)!

  10. We've been to Bermuda 7 or 8 times and truly love it. We have been going since the ONLY traffic light on the island was in Hamilton and the cruise ships literally docked on Front Street. All of the places named are wonderful attractions, especially the Caves and Horseshoe Beach but I strongly recommend using the buses or taxis to get around. Not only are the roads narrow and twisty, many have limestone walls that abut the driving lanes, so a miscalculation can result in a severe case of "road rash" as the locals call it! In addition, since Bermuda is left hand drive, right-hand driver's (i.e. US and Canadian citizens) collision avoidance instinct is "backwards" and turns you into potential problems rather than away from it. Stick with the buses and taxis and enjoy your vacation!

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