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travelwishtv**** If You Smoke - If you smoke it's most convenient to smoke in your room but be sure the other person or persons are also smokers. If it happens that one of the persons sharing your room is a non-smoker please plan on smoking outside in the designated areas. Be aware that many cruise companies are prohibiting smoking in any of the staterooms. Find out in advance exactly where the designated smoking areas are located. It's also important to know that it's against the rules as well as a safety hazard to throw your cigarette butts overboard. Also there are not many ashtrays so a small personal ashtray that fits in your pocket could come in handy. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
21 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** Going Ashore - At most ports the Ship will drop anchor right at the dock. At these ports you can exit and board the ship at your leisure all day long. At the other ports the ship drops anchor in the bay and you have to take a small boat called a "Tender" to shore. Since everyone can't ride on the tender at once, sometimes the ship hands out tender tickets to go ashore. If you are in a big hurry to get ashore be sure to get your tender tickets as early as possible. That will insure a ride on the first tender. If the ship is stopping at a private island it is imperative to get there first if you want your pick of the best spots on the beach. The rest of the day the tender goes back and forth every thirty minutes. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** How To Fall Off A Cruise Ship - The short answer is you can't! It's absolutely impossible to fall off a cruise ship BY ACCIDENT. From time to time you hear stories of a person becoming drunk during inclement weather and falling off a cruise ship. More than likely, if this is a true story, they were doing something they shouldn’t have been doing or trying to commit suicide. To 100% prevent a person from jumping, they'd have to completely cover the outside of the ship with chicken wire or some other safety netting. The decks of cruise ships even during bad weather are very safe for the average person following ship rules. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** Bottled Water - When you get to your cabin you may find a liter of bottled water and a few cans of soft drinks. They appear to be complimentary but if you read the fine print you'll see that there's a charge if you open them. Don't touch these unless you want to ring up an expensive charge to pay at the end of your cruise! While on the port of calls it would be cheaper to purchase some water and soft drinks. You can even smuggle on some beer or liquor to cut down on costs if you would like. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching
22 May 2008
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traveelwishtv**** Study The Layout Of The Ship - It's fun to explore the ship unfortunately you don't seem to learn your way around until the last day! If you study ahead of time everybody will think you're smart. There are several decks and often three or more elevator banks located in the fore aft and middle of the ship. Just jumping on the first elevator available will often get you to the correct deck but lost when you get there. Not to mention all the stairs. On a cruise ships stairs of every style shape design are located everywhere and jus knowing that you need to go up or down a floor will often get you more lost than just using the elevator in the first place. Additionally terms like fore, aft, port and starboard are often used in general announcements and directions from the ships staff. Often the cruise director will do a quick explanation of those terms the first day of your cruise. Pay attention! If you do not happen to catch the meanings of those terms you may find yourself lost for the rest of your vacation. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** Soft Drinks - Coffee, tea and water are always free but soft drinks have to be purchased from the bar or waitstaff. If you have children with you and extra room in your luggage you can bring a case of soft drinks. The ice in your room is free. The cruise line, of course, would rather you buy your sodas from them does not have rules against bringing your own from home or bringing them on the ship from the many port-of-calls. Perhaps a better idea is that some of the cruise ships allow you to purchase a soft drink card for about thirty bucks and with that card your child can purchase all they can drink. Something new in cruising are adult cards for unlimited soft drinks or an additional card for a limited number of non-alcoholic mixed drinks. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** The Toilet - Whatever you do, never flush the toilet while sitting on it! This may be strange advice unless you have been on a cruise ship before. The suction is so great you can really be injured. Ouch! The powerful suction is the butt of many jokes by the onboard comedians, literally! Thankfully now most ships have the flush button behind the lid so you have to get up to reach it. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** The Last Morning - Try not to be too upset if the service you receive is not as prompt on the last morning as it was for the rest of the cruise. One reason is that the crew have received their tips the evening before. The main reason is that the crew works so hard during the week without breaks they sometimes slow down on the last morning because they know another group of passengers will be boarding that afternoon. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** This Tip is IMPORTANT - People sometimes make mistakes in life that places them on the wrong side of the law. If that has happened to you be sure to tie up all the loose ends before you go on the cruise. The reason is that a security check is done on all passengers when returning back to port. If for any reason there is an outstanding warrant for you the authorities will arrest you before you can leave the ship. I saw this happen to an elderly lady that had some problems with the law many years earlier. They announced her name over the public address system as if there was a message for her. When she went to get the message they took her away in a detective's car that was waiting at the dock. They wouldn't even let her get her luggage! This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** This Tip is IMPORTANT - People sometimes make mistakes in life that places them on the wrong side of the law. If that has happened to you be sure to tie up all the loose ends before you go on the cruise. The reason is that a security check is done on all passengers when returning back to port. If for any reason there is an outstanding warrant for you the authorities will arrest you before you can leave the ship. I saw this happen to an elderly lady that had some problems with the law many years earlier. They announced her name over the public address system as if there was a message for her. When she went to get the message they took her away in a detective's car that was waiting at the dock. They wouldn't even let her get her luggage! This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** Your Daily Schedule - Each evening a daily schedule for the next day's events will be either placed in your room or slid under your cabin door. With a pen you can mark for easy reference the things you don't want to miss the next day. With regard to your daily schedule, find out ahead of time whether or not your ship changes time zones. If they do and you don't hear the announcement, you may miss something important - like breakfast! This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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travelwishtv**** Wine With Dinner - Usually while having dinner a wine steward will come around to offer you an opportunity to order a bottle or glass of wine. If that's your "cup of tea" don't order expensive aged wine because the movement of the ship prevents the ship from being a good environment for aged wine. If you have a bottle of your own you can give it in advance to the head waiter and for a small charge they will chill and serve it for you at dinner. This has been Lisel Hlista for travelwishtv**** with yet another travel tip. Thanks for watching.
22 May 2008
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