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Angry Cruisers Want Their Money Back For No Ports PDF Print E-mail


Sailing from Southampton, England, the Norwegian Spirit had advertised a number of attractive port visits. However, along the recent sailing the ship ran into bad weather and canceled some of the stops.

At the voyage end, passengers were furiously running around the deck yelling, ”Refund! Refund! Refund!" The cruise company has since offered various deals, including refunds, free cruises and other positive ways to satisfy the angry passengers. If you have a similar problem, report it directly and promptly to the cruise line and/or your travel agent. Then consider offers and negotiate.

 
New York NY: Empire State Building Offers New Attractions PDF Print E-mail


Way, way up on the 102nd floor Observatory, visitors now have more spectacular views of the city, rivers and surrounding landscape from the height of 1,250 feet.

The small windows and walls have been replaced by windows with tall  floor-to-ceiling glass panes for wide, unobstructed viewing. www.cnn.com/travel/article/empire-state-building-observatory-new-york

 
Scratch, Scratch? Are Your Hotel Bedsheets Fresh? PDF Print E-mail


Recently your travel4senirs.com editor spent an unhappy night in a Las Vegas hote. In the morning I felt itching on my feet and legs. When I turned back the covers, I saw little live black specks. I quickly checked out.

A Chinese hotel may help the industry avoid such problems by using a high-tech system that reveals when bed linen was last washed. The Wuhan will implant microchips into bed sheets, towels and quilts. Incoming guests’ cell phones will reveal the date of last washing. When that happens in the US and other world vacation area, maybe there will be less scratching.

 
Amtrak Ending Traditional Dining Car Luxury PDF Print E-mail


Not many of us can remember way back to the days when meals and drinks were served like an upscale restaurant on US trains. Gradually over the past decades, that all became quick snacks. Now Amtrak has officially discontinued waiter-served meals.

If you’re planning a long railroad ride, buy snacks aboard or be sure to pack your meal and drinks . Be content to enjoy them in your regular seat. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2019/09/27/amtrak-dining-car-alternatives-napa-valley-wine-train-conway-scenic-railroad

 
Southwest: No More Cheaper Seats For Senior Flyers PDF Print E-mail


Southwest is ending special senior fares as of December 11. SW refundable tickets are still available with its “Anytime” and "Business Select" fares, as well as the semi-annual special price cut promotions for all passengers.

 
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