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RS On Cruise Ship

According to current posts on Cruise Critic, Rick is on the cruise ship "Reflection" somewhere in the Mediterranean. Nothing wrong with that at all -- we do it ourselves. Just wonder if he cruises with one carry on bag -- we do.

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31465 posts

TC,

You could always post a comment on his travel blog and ask him what kind of luggage he uses. For a more formal cruise, I suspect he will be using larger luggage items.

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1347 posts

Celebrity (assuming he's on Celebrity Reflection) has done away with formal wear. Now its "evening chic". Rick's smart jeans and a nice shirt or even a sport coat would do. So probably carry-on!.

We can track the ship on Sea Scanner and see where he is! (Only a little creepy - but I do this whenever my friends and family are cruising).

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3618 posts

Andrea,

We also cruise Celebrity and the elimination of the "formal" nights made it easier to cruise with just a carry on bag. Believe it or not, we actually did it that way when they did have the "formal" nights. Took a lot of cruises to learn how, but it absolutely can be done.

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16883 posts

Blog posts from the cruise should start later tonight. I wouldn't put it past him to mention luggage.

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1913 posts

We once did a transatlantic cruise (with carry-on bags of course) that ended in Rome. Onboard we met a couple who were going to spend about 3 weeks post-cruise touring Italy via rental car and train, flying home from Milan.

Obviously never having heard of Rick Steves, the wife expressed to me some concern about how to manage their luggage for those three weeks. Turns out they each had a "large" suitcase (32") and a "regular" suitcase (26"), and her husband also had a large garment bag. He had brought 60 shirts, two for each day! I was stunned and could not come up with any good suggestions.

To this day I wonder how they managed.

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16883 posts

Luckily, I think it's a rare man who owns 60 shirts.

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3618 posts

Sixty Shirts!!?? We've cruised three weeks at a time and probably had less than that many total items of clothing between us. We've traveled in Europe for three plus weeks with even fewer. Has he never heard of laundry?

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1913 posts

Evidently not. And the funny thing was that we never even noticed all his different dinner outfits. He could have just worn the same 3 shirts over and over, like my husband did.

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1347 posts

Mt first cruise was a week in the Caribbean. My friend at work got us in on her good deal -- it was the line dancing cruise. Anyway, I carried on, as did DH. My line dancing friend brought 21 distinct outfits: a morning outfit, an afternoon outfit, and an evening outfit for each day . Funny thing was I swear she was wearing the same thing most days.

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3650 posts

Still perplexed by the cruising phenomenon. I'd rather prep for a colonoscopy then get on one of those gargantuan things.

But add up all the short sleeved shirts, the undershirts, the polo shirts, the long sleeved dress shirts, the flannel shirts, the T-shirts, and I'm sure that I have over 60 shirts. I usually travel to Europe with about 8 shirts.

Incidentally, the Reflection is off the west coast of Italy, and cruise critic said Rick was in Greece. Maybe he's doing a second cruise.

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8293 posts

Heed my voice of experience! A cruise is preferable to a colonoscopy.

EDIT .... but then almost anything is preferable to a colonoscopy.

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3303 posts

Heed my voice of experience! A cruise is preferable to a colonoscopy.

EDIT .... but then almost anything is preferable to a colonoscopy.

Nope, I may stand alone on this but I would opt for the colonoscopy willingly than be trapped on a boat with thousands FOR DAYS.

Besides, the colonoscopy is easy; it's the day before that's hell on earth. And I'd still do that anyway. :-)

The only boat ride I'll take is either the Staten Island Ferry or a whale watch off Bar Harbor. :-)

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5241 posts

Well, leaving Tom and Continental off the ship just makes more room for the rest of us. And our shirts. ;-)

Rick's video says he's on a Holland America ship. From the balcony shot I'd guess he's in one of the higher-end accommodations. (HAL calls them "verandahs," old British spelling, classier than "balconies"). I've been reading his "Northern European Cruise Ports" preparing for a cruise next spring and it's a great addition to the RS collection. My copy's from the library, I was going to buy the new edition when it came out this month but I see it's been put off till April, hopefully not too late for us to get one for the trip!

I'm glad he's recognizing the cruising segment of the tourist industry and producing really useful guides for it.

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3618 posts

According to some people on the Cruise Critic Forum they met him aboard and he is definitely on the Celebrity Reflection. Several of the video shots of locations on the ship indicate to me that's where he is -- not on a Holland America ship.

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5241 posts

My apologies, I just re-watched the video. For some reason I thought he had said Holland America, but he never specified. So I must have dreamed it or something.

EDIT: Sorry, have to go now and change my shirt again.