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    Mexico remains number one cruise destination worldwide

    That's surprising - I would think it would be the Bahamas. I'm glad to hear it's not, though, because that place is way overrated. There are more things to do and see on a cruise around Mexico.
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    Tea Bags

    I don't think tea bags would count as food or drink. They're certainly easy enough to tuck away in your bag without notice. I say go for it; I don't think you'd be committing some huge felony here.
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    Booking based on lowest price?

    Do you book a cruise based on the lowest price during a timeframe, or are you more about what's most convenient for your group? I really appreciate when cruise lines lay out their various prices clearly and easily, and I usually opt for the date on the lower end of the price scale.
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    Fun Question. How many shoes, Gals and Guys?

    I don't own that many shoes to begin with, but I think it's important to at least take a sturdy pair of sneakers, some form of water shoes and a dressy pair if you're the type who enjoys some fine dining. I think the water shoes are especially important to protect your feet and to avoid mucking...
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    Royal Caribbean raises recommended tips 20%

    Tip expectations tick me off. Nobody should have to rely on the donations of others to make a living. In my eyes, a tip is a reward for extraordinary service, not an obligatory supplement for doing one's job.
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    Keeping in touch when cruising ?

    I don't stress too much about keeping in touch when I go on a cruise, because I'm usually only gone for a few days or a week. I let important people know where and when I'm going when I go, and sometimes check in using the onboard Internet, but that's the extent of my efforts.
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    Seasick Stories

    Do you have a wicked story of a time that you or someone close to you got seasick on a cruise? When I was sailing to Amsterdam several years ago, the boat was so rocky that people were literally falling over and puking left and right. Luckily, I decided to go watch a movie in the ship's...
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    Enchantment o/t Seas - Drug trafficker jailed for 20 years in smuggling operation

    I'm glad he got caught. That's absolutely shameful, involving a whole cruise crew like that. Why do so many insist on a hard way of living?
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    Have service standards aboard ships slipped?

    I've only cruised very recently, so I can't make a comparison of sailings of yesteryears. I wouldn't be surprised if the service was better when things were newer, though. The service is still good enough to cruise today in my book!
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    The Expense of Solo Cruising

    Having to pay a single supplement stinks, I imagine. This is the case for travel in general, though. All you can do is go with the companies on the lower end of the madness.
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    Antarctic Penguin Webcams

    These little guys are soo cute! They look rather furry as well. I can't wait to see penguins in person someday when I take an Antarctic cruise!
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    How do you rate the entertainment & activities with Royal Caribbean?

    I haven't sailed with Royal Caribbean yet, but I definitely plan on making it the next line that I cruise with exactly because of their entertainment options. Their website is just awesome for getting me excited about what their ships feature (like ice skating shows - how cool is that?!).
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    Cruise Line Snobs

    Do you know of anyone who refuses to give any alternate cruise lines a try; that is to say, they stick to one particular line and look down on all others?
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    Prosecutors want new warrants in 28-year-old cruise ship terror case

    I'm going a bit off-topic here, but what I immediately noticed when I first saw this article is the glaring mathematical typo! It has not been 28 years since 1988, and I didn't even have to do any hard equations to realize this because I was born a few years before 1988, and I'm not even 28...
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    Lots of Europe in a week? Try a cruise

    The bad thing about cruises like this is that they only give you a "taste" of important cities. You will miss out on a host of worthwhile things to see if you are only spending a day (or less!) in a given city.
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    Why nothing starting from up north?

    This isn't true. NCL has cruises to the Caribbean that leave from Boston, and Royal Caribbean has nearby ports in New Jersey, New York, and Maryland.
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    Norwegian launches dining reservations system, adds more Moderno Churrascaria's

    I suppose this is handy, although on the NCL cruise that I went on, I had no trouble securing reservations at some the higher dining places last-minute. I do look forward to trying these funky new eateries that they keep adding.
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    Do you think this article is correct?

    It sounds like they might be having some old-age regrets; this could cause people to act recklessly if they feel they didn't "live it up" enough when they were younger. Better late than never I say, but BE SAFE!
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    Packing too little/much

    Have you ever packed either too little or too much when on a cruise? If so, how did you handle or remedy the situation? Do you have a separate packing checklist specifically for cruises?
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    Ship casino's......

    Hubby and I had a blast and spent a large portion of our onboard time in the ship's casino on our last cruise. We won a few hundred dollars, but certainly spent more than that, so I guess you can say we didn't break even. We hit the slots, roulette, played a little Blackjack, and were...