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Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,590
Posted By Jim Avery
That would be a big plus in this situation. ...

That would be a big plus in this situation. "Consumer Protection" over here is increasingly spelled "Caveat Emptor".
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,590
Posted By Jim Avery
This has been a problem on SeaDream for several...

This has been a problem on SeaDream for several years. So far, they have been forthcoming when I ask about groups and children. If they were not, I have made it plain I will not book. I also ask...
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jim Avery
Just when you thought the "Fashion" Threads had...

Just when you thought the "Fashion" Threads had exhausted themselves, this one comes along. Be Prepared!!! the great shoe tie debate is imminent.:eek: Let me say in advance, I prefer Velcro. As...
Forum: Cunard Line August 17th, 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Jim Avery
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sou...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theqe2story.com%2Fforum%2Findex.php%3Fboard%3D53.0&ei=YszwU-qIIcj6oASBhoDICg&usg=AFQjCN...
Forum: Holland America Line August 16th, 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,286
Posted By Jim Avery
In May, on Pacific Princess, we shared Glacier...

In May, on Pacific Princess, we shared Glacier Bay with Carnival Miracle. I think the HAL/Princess exclusivity is in the past.
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 16th, 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Jim Avery
For convenience the Sonesta Maho Beach is hard to...

For convenience the Sonesta Maho Beach is hard to beat. Right at the airport and the World Famous Sunset Bar where the big jets land right over your head.:eek: Pretty nice (by Caribbean standards)...
Forum: Holland America Line August 16th, 2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,286
Posted By Jim Avery
As has been mentioned, both do a good job in...

As has been mentioned, both do a good job in Alaska. In May we sailed Pacific Princess in Alaska. Love the smaller ship and we had one of the very large aft suites and used the large aft wrap...
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club August 15th, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 33,395
Posted By Jim Avery
It surely is boring around this board with Mr....

It surely is boring around this board with Mr. Hum's daily postings missing. I hope his time at Shrublands is proving beneficial. One must manage to consume somewhat "normally" between SeaDream...
Forum: Cunard Line August 13th, 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,575
Posted By Jim Avery
The noise forward entering/leaving port is the...

The noise forward entering/leaving port is the bow thrusters. Normal operation. They are very noisy as the propellers in the hull tend to cavitate. Fortunately, it is usually short lived noise. ...
Forum: Silversea Cruises August 13th, 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,218
Posted By Jim Avery
I used to run a freighter up there and one year...

I used to run a freighter up there and one year our Northern terminus was St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands. It can get some kind of nasty up there especially in the Winter. I never saw a cruise...
Forum: Silversea Cruises August 13th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,218
Posted By Jim Avery
Only you, FT, could play around on Cruise Critic...

Only you, FT, could play around on Cruise Critic while "working" on a conference call! Well, maybe ZQVOL could do it too. :eek::D
Forum: Silversea Cruises August 13th, 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,218
Posted By Jim Avery
Where were you going in the Bering Sea?

Where were you going in the Bering Sea?
Forum: Cunard Line August 13th, 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,575
Posted By Jim Avery
Unfortunately, unless you chose a cruise ship...

Unfortunately, unless you chose a cruise ship that does not have podded propulsion, you will see more and more of this. Pods have an inherent weakness in the thrust bearings and most all ships have...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 13th, 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,590
Posted By Jim Avery
I hate to say it but don't expect any changes...

I hate to say it but don't expect any changes from Seabourn. This issue has been all over the SeaDream boards for years. The only response from SeaDream was a posting on their blog touting the...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 12th, 2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Jim Avery
You beat me to it. I have used the Vaporetto...

You beat me to it. I have used the Vaporetto with my luggage. Never again. It is fine if you want to go a stop or two and have only a small bag but not with wheeled cases. I have never been on...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 12th, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,590
Posted By Jim Avery
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club August 11th, 2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Jim Avery
I know from PG that, if you are certified, they...

I know from PG that, if you are certified, they offer scuba. You must have the right chops for it though (I don't). Shopping??? FP is pearls, pearls, pearls, according to DW's research.:eek: She...
Forum: Cunard Line August 11th, 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Avery
Worked for Mercedes. Well, SL600.:D

Worked for Mercedes. Well, SL600.:D
Forum: Cunard Line August 11th, 2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Avery
Double Gold Ingot Level does have a certain...

Double Gold Ingot Level does have a certain cachet. Taking it to the extra level sort of like Double Secret Probation in Animal House.:eek:
Forum: Cunard Line August 11th, 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Avery
Princess certainly fits that profile.:eek:

Princess certainly fits that profile.:eek:
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 11th, 2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Jim Avery
Henry is right again! Nothing sets the tone of a...

Henry is right again! Nothing sets the tone of a visit to Venice like arriving in a Water Taxi. Maybe the Captain will take you down the canal where the boatyard is where the Gondolas are built. ...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 11th, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,590
Posted By Jim Avery
Not to forget they usually get a considerable...

Not to forget they usually get a considerable discount as part of that group.
Forum: Cunard Line August 11th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,272
Posted By Jim Avery
A nice pink card made of Unobtanium would look...

A nice pink card made of Unobtanium would look nice in me Tux pocket.:eek:
Forum: SeaDream Yacht Club August 11th, 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jim Avery
Bon Voyage JES. You will appreciate the extra...

Bon Voyage JES. You will appreciate the extra indoor venues when the weather is less than perfect. SD is pretty much unbeatable in the Tropics with great weather but we found it very limiting in...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 11th, 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,590
Posted By Jim Avery
A more or less quick translation of "Mary Kay"...

A more or less quick translation of "Mary Kay" would be a Boots cosmetics counter on steroids and sold through multi level marketing. Prizes given regularly to the top performers are usually pink in...
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