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#943 - 11/12/04 06:32 AM List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I have found so many interesting websites from other peoples recommendations that I thought we should start a list of all our favorites. If you have a favorite cruise related site, add it here!

Here are my choices:

Kroooz Cams probably my favorite. For those of you who have never visited the site before, it's the best site for viewing webcams from various cruise lines ships. The site has a great design and it's so very easy to use.

Seat Guru "Your enlightened guide to airline seating" is their claim to fame and this site is just essential when choosing a seat for your flight.

Cruise Stateroom This site is fantastic for comparing different catagory cabins to see which configuration is best for you. You can even compare different ships and cruise lines. The comparisons are in 3D :)

360 virtual ship tours This site has a virtual tour of each Radisson ship along with movie tours of the ship and photos.

Bart de Boer\'s Passenger ship parade In my opinion, this site is just the best for ship reviews. Mr. de Boer's photos are fantastic as are his reviews.


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#944 - 11/12/04 06:39 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Karen,

Try Airline meals.net
...shows you what
your airline meal looks like and was rated
by fellow travelers..r/wes

edited by Karen to fix the url :)

#945 - 11/12/04 06:45 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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HAHAHAHAHA Great site, Wes!!


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#946 - 11/12/04 07:05 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Wow! Thanks for all these neat bookmarks...I bought a new computer ( A Sony of my owney...VAIO, it's bootiful) and I have to transfer all my cruise stuff from the old one so this helped.


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#947 - 11/12/04 07:34 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Quote
Originally posted by ColonelWes:
Karen,

Try Airline meals.net
...shows you what
your airline meal looks like and was rated
by fellow travelers..r/wes

edited by Karen to fix the url :)
Oh Wes that one's brilliant! :D


#948 - 11/12/04 07:40 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Here are a few good ones to add:
This one shows what ships are where & when..
http://www.cruisecal.com/dnn/
and this one has info on all the worldwide ports
http://www.cybercruises.com/cruiseports.htm
and p.s at this last one if you hit links on their page you will go to the biggest darn list of cruise sites ..all on one page wink


#949 - 11/12/04 08:24 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Hey W! Love the airline food site - it's the comments that really got me. This is hours of pure entertainment - for those of us that are easily entertained! LOL! Will look at the others in short order.

R


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#950 - 11/12/04 09:06 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Food Photography is actually a genre of it's own. It looks like the photos were taken by the same person. What a job to fly on every airline to photograph the food.

#951 - 11/12/04 07:45 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Quite a site...I have one word for all those meals...BLAH!

Thanks for sharing, Wes.


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#952 - 11/13/04 06:05 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I have bookmarked many of these sites. Thanks!


#953 - 11/14/04 08:39 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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This one is strictly for the PG (while it lasts) but it is very, very helpful for any French Polynesian info you may need:
www.tahiti-explorer.com

Thanks to all for the other great sites.

Cyndi


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#954 - 01/06/05 10:56 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I just found this great map making site. You can enter your hotel address and it will show you where it is on the map.
When you print out the map, the whole city area is included.

mappy.com


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#955 - 01/06/05 01:14 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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THank You for the great sites. One that I like a lot when planning a trip to Europe is the Fodors message board . It's a pretty active board and chances are that any question you have will be answerd quickly. It also has an easy to use search function and it goes back years!

#956 - 01/06/05 01:40 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Thanks for the link, cruiseluv. I just read through 5 pages of the Europe forum!


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#957 - 01/06/05 01:42 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Maria, you are precisely right,I have book marked Fodors long ago. When I was doing ROAR, it has best info on Africa on the web..now am using it for Asia..for out next cruise..thx..r/wes

#958 - 01/06/05 01:51 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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The only forum in Fodors that I find lacking is the cruises forum.

#959 - 01/06/05 01:55 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Maria, you are right, tho it is a good start
for beginning cruisers...r/wes

#960 - 01/06/05 01:59 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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But this one (and yes, cc) is better for those who prefer "luxury level" cruising!

#961 - 01/06/05 02:00 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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WOW Karen! :eek: And I thought I went through them fast!

#962 - 01/06/05 02:01 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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www.frommers.com
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#963 - 01/06/05 02:10 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I get a weekly email from http://www.vacationstogo.com/ I especially like the 90-Day Ticker.

Beth

#964 - 01/06/05 04:22 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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www.cruisereviews.com has some decent ship reviews, and www.portreviews.com has some nice, albeit rather brief, info about many ports all over the world.


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#965 - 01/06/05 04:38 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I really like Seat Guru....for long flights nice to know the inside scoop and on first class/bus really nice to know which seats - when I was booking LAX to Sydney I had Seat Guru on my computer, after studying it and planning to request seats, and agent said "you seem to know all the good seats" - Joanna


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#966 - 01/06/05 06:32 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I just found this site yesterday when I was looking for one way air to South Carolina for Saturday. US air wanted $500 a person because it was one way and so close to the flight date but at Independence air, purchasing one way segments is not frowned upon. I got the tickets for $120pp.

There are great fares for us east coasters, one way to Orlando from Pittsburgh during the week is $69 plus taxes. I can fly to Marc and Arlenes just to borrow a cup of sugar :)

Of course, Mark hasn't inspected the planes yet (he checks the wings to make sure all the rivets are in place before we take off) and we might end up flying in a sardine can.


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#967 - 01/06/05 06:37 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I found this site to be very interesting and helpful:


http://slowtalk.com/eve/ubb.x


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#968 - 01/06/05 07:00 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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i have all the abopve and here are a "few" lol more.. it seems the longer we cruizzzzzzzzzzzzzee the more information we seem to accumulate.. but it's all good.. and can always pull interesting stuff from these sites:
http://www.cruisecal.com/dnn/


http://www.dialaship.com/


http://www.cybercruises.com/cruiseports.htm


http://cruiseclues.com/portschedules.htm


#969 - 01/07/05 02:10 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Denise,

Slow Travel looks like a nice message board. Just what I need!!! It does look to be filled with good information.

Thx, Beth

#970 - 01/07/05 04:26 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Beth,

Slow Travel is a very nice site. I was able to obtain lots of great information through their message boards for our first trip to Italy in 2003 (VOF).


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#971 - 01/07/05 04:35 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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To start research on ports - towd.com. it lists every tourist board.
europeforvisitors.com is good for guide information, etc.
freetranslation.com allows me to speak to local taxis at dockside by telling them what we would like to do and where to go. (and how much !!!)
I was told that sidestep.com is good for air fares.
accuweather.com is the best for finding weather forecasts worldwide.
quotetravelinsurance.com is good.
cruisediva.com is for info. on many popular ports

I also use the travel sections of NY Times and the London Guardian for past reviews of destinations.

#972 - 01/07/05 05:16 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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all, tremendous information, thanks for sharing..this thread is a keeper..r/wes

#973 - 01/07/05 08:52 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Yes, this is wonderful! I'm going to start hitting a bunch of these to move forward with my port research. Thanks, everyone!


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#974 - 01/07/05 01:56 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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There is a great source of information at fodors.com. But when one goes to "Europe" for example, about 100/day are posted and much time is spent in trolling. I asked a question and after 2 days it was on part 3!!

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Neviboy,

That's true , although the trolling has decreased since Fodors made registration mandatory. If I asked a question and got no answer after a whole day I would "top" it and it would come back to the top of page 1.

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I was just poking around on some of these sites, and I clicked on Cybercruises (posted by Claudia), which somehow linked me to www.seacruisereviews.com. SHEESH! That is THE best website I have seen yet for my port research. Each port has a link, which takes you to the most in-depth and detailed site about that location. Basically, my research is now done! All I have to do is go to those sites and print out what they have to offer, put it all in a binder, and I've got all I need.

Have I mentioned recently how much I love LCT? :D


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#977 - 01/08/05 10:59 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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LeeAnne,

You're right! That site is wonderful!

#978 - 01/09/05 05:19 AM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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Thanks for reminding me about www.cruisereviews.com

I looked there, and sure enough, they still have my review of the Paul Gauguin from May 2000! They garbled it a bit, but it's nice to see it and remember!


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#979 - 01/09/05 12:43 PM Re: List your favorite cruise related websites!  
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I don't know if this counts as being cruise related, but we use this to help on what to do in each port as well as hotels for pre and post-cruise stays.

www.tripadvisor.com


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What a fantastic time-waster!

So far I've only looked at Krooz Cams and Seat Guru (located my seat on Qantas) - the rest should keep me busy until my flight leaves in August!

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