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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #90 on: October 30, 2014, 11:58:04 AM »
My sister wants to go on a cruise and use UR points. Her only way is to book via the Chase UR Portal right? No transfer would help her?

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #91 on: December 03, 2014, 05:03:44 PM »
Anyone here cruised with Costa Cruises in Europe? Possibly will do a cruise with them, how do they compare to NCL and RC? Thanks.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #92 on: December 03, 2014, 06:28:04 PM »
Anyone here cruised with Costa Cruises in Europe? Possibly will do a cruise with them, how do they compare to NCL and RC? Thanks.
Have done Cunard in Europe and had a great time. Big difference is that the ship is very European and very different activities.
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2014, 07:02:25 PM »
Have done Cunard in Europe and had a great time. Big difference is that the ship is very European and very different activities.
Cunard calls them self "ocean liner" and not a "cruise ship" and targeted more to the older people, more formal

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2014, 07:41:54 PM »
Cunard calls them self "ocean liner" and not a "cruise ship" and targeted more to the older people, more formal

Right, so this is not in the same league as Costa which is a cruise ship. Was wondering if anyone had experience with this one specific.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #95 on: December 03, 2014, 09:04:49 PM »
Cunard calls them self "ocean liner" and not a "cruise ship" and targeted more to the older people, more formal
Yes it is. Weren't many younger people on the ship and the formal dress in dining room and common areas at night were pretty strictly enforced.
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #96 on: December 03, 2014, 09:23:43 PM »
Right, so this is not in the same league as Costa which is a cruise ship. Was wondering if anyone had experience with this one specific.

The Costa is similar to Norwegian, in my opinion. However, we took it in the Caribbean, not in Europe.

In my experience, the American ships have no smoking in most places, but the Costa (perhaps more so in Europe),
has a lot of smoking in the main areas, lobbies and balconies. They also have all announcements and "fire drlls" in seven languages and
there is tons of jabbering in all tongues, in loudness and attitudes, and lots of people of all ages.

That obviously happens in every city, but when you are sharing a ship for a week, everyone is up close with you in the hallways, elevators, mealtimes, "boats to shore", etc.. It's a lot of fun -- and you can tune out whatever you want.

In my experience, Celebrity and newer ships are very classy, elegant, and people are respectful while still having a great time together. 
P.S. If you are taking Costa via Kosherica to the Greek Isles/Mediterranean, it will be amazing!


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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #97 on: December 04, 2014, 01:04:28 AM »
The Costa is similar to Norwegian, in my opinion. However, we took it in the Caribbean, not in Europe.

P.S. If you are taking Costa via Kosherica to the Greek Isles/Mediterranean, it will be amazing!

Thanks. Great food could make stuff amazing :)

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #98 on: December 10, 2014, 11:11:56 PM »
Going on my first Carnival cruise next month. Any suggestions on how to deal with food on shabbos day and/or on excursions?

Any other cruise related suggestions/ tips are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2014, 01:16:00 AM »
Going on my first Carnival cruise next month. Any suggestions on how to deal with food on shabbos day and/or on excursions?

Any other cruise related suggestions/ tips are greatly appreciated.

No reason to post your same question in three different cruise threads.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #100 on: December 11, 2014, 08:59:53 AM »
Going on my first Carnival cruise next month. Any suggestions on how to deal with food on shabbos day and/or on excursions?

Any other cruise related suggestions/ tips are greatly appreciated.
You can pre-order your food before Shabbat. Can also get food that does not need to be warmed up if you want.

I would highly recommend that you pre-order every single meal the day before, especially since you most likely will have special requests. If you decide to order it at the meal, it will take a very long time to get what you want.
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #101 on: December 23, 2014, 04:45:50 PM »
So I am gluten free. What kind of food would cruise lines be able to provide. Kosher and gluten free? 
Always an issue in airplane meals. For that I bring my own stuff.
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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #102 on: December 23, 2014, 04:49:13 PM »
So I am gluten free. What kind of food would cruise lines be able to provide. Kosher and gluten free? 
Always an issue in airplane meals. For that I bring my own stuff.
Thx

Kosherica.com is extremely accommodating and they will make efforts to provide you with amazing 5-Star Kosher meats, fish, chicken, rice, BBQ's, lamb/duck, etc.... However, they are priced higher than other vacations, so that's your call.

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #103 on: December 23, 2014, 04:51:04 PM »

[However, they are priced higher than other vacations, so that's your call.
as in ALOT higher

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Re: Cruise Lines and Experiences
« Reply #104 on: December 23, 2014, 07:04:45 PM »
Yeah not doing kosherica. Like 3 times the price of regular cruise
Was looking for recommendations on standard cruise. Will start calling guest relations
Just was looking if anybody here had any experience
Thx