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Forum: Cunard Line October 28th, 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Jim Avery
Only 5 time zones between Southampton and NYC. ...

Only 5 time zones between Southampton and NYC. The ships go so slow these days (7 or 8 day Transatlantics) that there is not an hour change each day. For me, the time change advantage of West Bound...
Forum: Holland America Line October 28th, 2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jim Avery
Yes, I learned. As my DW regularly reminds me: ...

Yes, I learned. As my DW regularly reminds me: "Stupid has a price".:eek::D
Forum: Cunard Line October 28th, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Jim Avery
Our personal preference is to fly first as we are...

Our personal preference is to fly first as we are excited about going on Holiday and tend to not be quite as bothered by the travails of air travel as we are at the end of the Holiday with only air...
Forum: Holland America Line October 28th, 2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jim Avery
Yes, ships power is engine/generator produced. ...

Yes, ships power is engine/generator produced. Yes, running the generator motor a bit faster will raise the cycles a bit over 60 if the Engineer chooses to do so. When I ran ships, my Chief...
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 28th, 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
For a free voyage, I will GLADLY regale you all...

For a free voyage, I will GLADLY regale you all with the secrets of my "success".:eek: Not fit for kiddies of course so the minimum age permitted for such an adventure would be 25 or so. We would...
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 27th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Jim Avery
Gracias mi amigo.

Gracias mi amigo.
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 26th, 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
There are no real "rewards" for past passengers...

There are no real "rewards" for past passengers beyond a little booking discount, discounted spa treatments, and a party. IMHO, there are DISadvantages to sailing with the owner and his entourage.
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 26th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Jim Avery
K&D, it would be fun to sail with you fellow...

K&D, it would be fun to sail with you fellow SeaDreamers on a new adventure but we are lurking a Rhine ending in Basel in April. We have relatives to mooch off of in Switzerland. Your Feb SD trip...
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 25th, 2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
Way tres. Yee Haw!

Way tres. Yee Haw!
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 24th, 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
Would love to! Have crossed the Pond umpteen...

Would love to! Have crossed the Pond umpteen times. Always at 30 or so knots while dressed in a tux. Might be nice to do it a bit more laid back
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 24th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
We received "free" upgrades on our Costa Rica...

We received "free" upgrades on our Costa Rica voyage. From 2 deck to 3 deck then 3 deck to 4 deck. Loved it. Forward next to the spa.
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 24th, 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Jim Avery
Hi Kathy. Us too. So far have narrowed it down to...

Hi Kathy. Us too. So far have narrowed it down to Tauck, AMA, scenic, or maybe Uniworld. Would also appreciate others ideas.
Forum: Holland America Line October 21st, 2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,251
Posted By Jim Avery
I resemble that remark.:eek::D

I resemble that remark.:eek::D
Forum: Holland America Line October 21st, 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,251
Posted By Jim Avery
Good Job! The only thing we have found wrong...

Good Job! The only thing we have found wrong about the Suite Life is that it makes it darn near impossible to think of staying anywhere else.:eek: It can be an addiction.:D
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 20th, 2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
Yes, they do seem a bit "sanitized". You can...

Yes, they do seem a bit "sanitized". You can remedy that by sending ole Jimbo pictures on a regular basis. We will be in NYC but all the hotels provide Wi-Fi (how about that one SeaDream???) so...
Forum: Cunard Line October 20th, 2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,180
Posted By Jim Avery
How true. She is the only ship presently capable...

How true. She is the only ship presently capable of Grand Transatlantic Liner speeds.:D Even if she is mostly being driven like a little ole Granny taking a Z06 Corvette to brunch.:eek::D
Forum: Cunard Line October 19th, 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Jim Avery
Most definitely fly the day ahead. Way too much...

Most definitely fly the day ahead. Way too much bad can happen with airline schedules these days, especially in the Winter. Southampton and environs have interesting things to do as well. As far...
Forum: Cunard Line October 18th, 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Jim Avery
I completely agree with the Queen's Room. ...

I completely agree with the Queen's Room. Wonderful place to spend the evening. People don't seem to remember that the great ships were always the latest in technology and fashion. As you noted,...
Forum: Cunard Line October 18th, 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Jim Avery
It is frustrating imagining her slowly dissolving...

It is frustrating imagining her slowly dissolving in the desert heat.:eek:
Forum: Cunard Line October 18th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By Jim Avery
Thanks for posting. In the pictures it looks as...

Thanks for posting. In the pictures it looks as if only a little work would put her back at sea. I know that is not so. I really miss that magnificent ship. So sad they get to be economically...
Forum: Holland America Line October 18th, 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Jim Avery
Back in the day of 5 day Transatlantic crossings...

Back in the day of 5 day Transatlantic crossings on QE2, the nightly hour change did make a difference. Today, the ships go so slow that several nights on a Transatlantic have no time change so, to...
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 18th, 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
If CTBJR posts the usual link, we will be...

If CTBJR posts the usual link, we will be following your escapades. The cameraman loves Blondie.
Forum: Holland America Line October 17th, 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jim Avery
Being on the West side of the storm and many,...

Being on the West side of the storm and many, many miles away, once out at sea, the Veendam should have following seas/winds. A day out, it looks pretty good.:D
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club October 17th, 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 49,182
Posted By Jim Avery
Ain't nothin' cheap about ole Ragnar!:eek::D

Ain't nothin' cheap about ole Ragnar!:eek::D
Forum: Holland America Line October 15th, 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jim Avery
A number of years ago, I worked on tank ships and...

A number of years ago, I worked on tank ships and one of our routes was taking fuel oil, diesel, and gasoline to Boston. Lovely terminal in Chelsea.:eek: We always avoided bunkering in Boston as it...
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