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  • cruises- all inclusive or ala carte?

    Trying to sell a group on a river cruise in Bordeaux.  This week-long cruise includes EVERYTHING.  Excursions, meals, gratuities, airport transfers, and all drinks.  I'm getting resistance because of th...
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    • Honeymoon suggestions for France

      Hello,   I hope this finds you all well.  My fiancé and I are getting married a year from now and are looking to take a 10-14 day honeymoon to France.  She has hinted that this is where she would ...
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      • 30th Bday trip suggestions under $1500?

        I need some help from fellow insiders! Planning a group 30th birthday trip with some other couples. We can't decide where to go, staying in US, or doing Mexico & Caribbean have came up but nothing specific except ...
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        30th Bday trip suggestions under $1500?

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        • Car Rental Companies

          Good morning folks. An issue that arose from my past weekend so wanted to provide a caution to everyone.   First of all, I tend to be a very loyal member to a program whether it is hotels, airlines and car renta...
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          Car Rental Companies

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          • What is your favorite Cruise Line or Cruise Ship and why?

            I've cruised with Carnival (1), NCL  (1), Royal Caribbean/Celebrity (45 days at sea), and one European Rive Cruise on AMA Waterways.  I LOVE cruising.  So far my favorite cruise line is Royal Caribbean ...
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            What is your favorite Cruise Line or Cruise Ship and why?

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            • When going on a Translatlantic Cruise, one must never forget to...

              I will be taking a Transatlantic Cruise soon and I am not sure what to expect. It will start in Civitavecchia and end in Miami.
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              When going on a Translatlantic Cruise, one must never forget to...

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              • Happy Labor (Labour) Day everyone!!!!

                Best wishes to all our workers!
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                Happy Labor (Labour) Day everyone!!!!

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                • Holiday Season, what are your plans?

                  With the Christmas (Holiday Season) coming up. I thought I would ask what do most insiders do over this period?   Travel Interstate / Overseas? Spend the time with family locally / interstate / overseas? Work...
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                  Holiday Season, what are your plans?

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                  • Checking bags at hotel I'm not staying at?

                    I am going on an Alaskan cruise o and from Seattle.  Staying at the Residence Inn Union Park before we leave.  My question is in regards to when we return.  The boat gets into port at 7 AM, and I figure...
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                    Checking bags at hotel I'm not staying at?

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                    • Travel Insurance

                      Do you buy travel insurance? Have you ever had to use it? I have asked this question before (about a year and a half ago), but want to ask it again.  I buy it for international trips, but not for domestic trips a...
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                      Travel Insurance

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                      • Crystal Cruises Help

                        Hello all,   First time cruiser here and I was looking for some guidance. Going on a cruise has never appealed to me however I recently discovered a cruise line that I feel is perfect (for me). I've fallen for C...
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                        Crystal Cruises Help

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                        • New Attractions for 2015

                          List of new attractions opening this year. Any plans to visit these attractions?   The world's best new attractions in 2015 - Telegraph
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                          New Attractions for 2015

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                          • Power of hotel reviews

                            What are your thoughts? Do people use guidebooks for hotel recommendations or rely on tripadvisor? At least now hotels can respond on tripadvisor if there are dubious reviews.   Kate Humble: 'I'm horrified by ...
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                            Power of hotel reviews

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                            • Transport delays

                              Not an ideal situation.   Hundreds stranded as Eurostar train breaks down with power failure - Telegraph   Have you ever experienced lengthy delays?   A few years back we were on the train from Vienn...
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                              • The Ebola watch thread

                                With 2 confirmed Ebola cases caught outside East Africa, one in Spain, and the other Texas, both seemingly due to care-protocol breakdowns dealing with cases of travelling victims, I feel an Ebola thread where we can ...
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                                • How do you tip on cruises?

                                  In case of doubt, I always believe in asking your server first how they prefer to be tipped! My first cruise was booked  through Delta Skymiles and the issue of tipping was not discussed until I received the fin...
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                                  How do you tip on cruises?

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                                  • Eiffel Tower facelift

                                    For those that might be visiting Paris:   Eiffel Tower gets glass floor in £24m facelift - Telegraphiife
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                                    Eiffel Tower facelift

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                                    • French Barge Vacation

                                      I am trying to plan a trip to France next year for my family plus extended family, and heard about these Barge vacations in different parts of France. So after a few days in Paris and maybe a couple at Euro Disney, I ...
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                                      French Barge Vacation

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                                      • Favorite travel tip

                                        My favorite travel tip is  to make sure you have enough resources incase travel is delayed by a few days. We were driving home from AZ to Iowa this Christmas and our car broke down. We were stranded (Mom Dad. 9 y...
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                                        Favorite travel tip

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                                        • Rome hotel tax increase

                                          An increase in the hotel taxes:   Rome doubles hotel tax - Telegraph
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                                          Rome hotel tax increase

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