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Grand Christmas & New Year's Cruise: Size of crew
NordblomRASANordblomRASAMember since 12/12/2011 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:10 PM
Hi, from Orlando, can you believe just 16 days? This is a trip of a life time, this is our second time, last time on the Countess, this time on the Duchess. They are basically the same ship. We look forward to meeting you, my regular e-mail is webill4u@aol.com. we are traveling two days early to Neuemberg, just to rest a bit. You will so enjoy this trip. Please drop me an e-mail so we can connect prior to getting on board.
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NordblomRASANordblomRASAMember since 12/12/2011 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 2:20 PM
if using your credit cards in europe call the number on the back of your card and notify them you are traveling to europe and what countries or the credit card company will shut your card down as being stolen. Can put tips on board cruise ship on your credit card, good place to get euro is your own bank, they can order, pay a small fee and have delivered to bank for pick up. Sandy
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carolelynnecarolelynneMember since 11/21/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 11:54 AM
The Grand Christmas cruise departure is getting close. Exciting! Thanks for advice...good to receive it from those of you who are seasoned Christmas cruisers. The New Year's Eve gala sounds wonderful but I am concerned about dress based on what Ray and Sandy (your posts are helpful) are posting. Tuxedo? Formal dress? If so, did you send your luggage in advance? I can't imagine coming with a suitcase with winter type clothes anyway with also hopes of bringing back goodies from shopping that there would be room. My husband, Ron, is thinking more of sport coat, tie and slacks and myself black dressy pants with dressy tops that can be mixed and matched for Captain's Dinner and Tea. What would you say is the percentage breakdown of dress? It is confusing. Previous posts at other sites seemed to indicate that it was dress casual pretty much throughout rather than formal. Perhaps men's suit and cocktail dress more appropriate? I know what I would wear if not so limited but I'm so trying to be conservative. :) Carole (carolelynne43@gmail.com)
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RitabobRitabobMember since 6/24/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:34 AM
Last Christmas there were no more than 6 tuxedos. the rest of the men were in blazers, sportcoats, sweaters, and even a sweatshirt and jeans. The ladies from formal long dresses to pretty tops and pants. one word of warning. The bus cannot get right to the venue, so be prepared to walk a block on cobblestones and through crowds of people. The party on the street looked like fun too.Tea time is not a dress up affair at all, so no need for fancy dressing for that. Remember there are laundry facilities on board, so don't feel the need to have too many outfits. Leave room in your suitcase for shopping finds...much more important than what you wear. Dress warm and neat and have a great time..
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rward307@yahoo.comrward307@yahoo.comMember since 2/3/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 12:17 PM
Any response on how much cash to start with? I'll be on my first river cruise and so far have been told I could get Euro's from a machine at the Frankfurt airport. The wife will want to lots of shopping at the Christmas stores. I suppose tips for the staff will need to be made in cash. Will the shops all take a Visa card?
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RitabobRitabobMember since 6/24/2012 Login to add friend Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013 9:12 AM
From our experience the smaller shops and the market stalls do not take credit cards. there are ATM's all over the place if you do not feel secure carrying a lot of cash. check with your credit card company that your credit card has the correct number of digits in your pin number. Always inform your credit card company you will be travelling otherwise they red flag your account and deny access because they believe your card may be stolen.RB
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