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  1. whogo

    live reviews

    Here is another, "February 17, 2019 China, Japan & South Korea Almost Live Thread".
  2. A number of years ago the USDA lowered the temperature recommendation for pork from 160°F to 140°F with three minutes rest. Took me a while to accept a little pink in my pork. I too have seen the lido cooks toss meat on the grill to satisfy diners.
  3. whogo

    How to copy a multi-page thread?

    Surely not every post is worth saving. Aren't there posts about members who lived in someone else's home town back in the 1970's or who have reported about their health problem or who have only mentioned how many days it is until the cruise? I can copy and paste a page at a time. I would never consider printing it. I would also want to edit out "Cool Cruiser" and the like as well as post counts and location.
  4. I am staying logged in. Cruise Critic no longer double loads the webpage.
  5. It does seem to be solved.
  6. whogo

    Best Head Waiter

    I never had a good supervisor of waitstaff. In the old days I dreaded the awkward visits from head waiters. Nightly questions about our day with our children were creepy. They did nothing useful, never saw them help a waiter, but an envelope on the last night was always expected. We have no special dietary needs. These days on Holland America I have no dealings with head waiters, although I see them being useful around the dining room.
  7. whogo

    Best Head Waiter

    What do you mean by head waiter? Did Garth wait tables or did he assign you to a table or did he supervise those who did? I am with evanbob on this one, I do not remember waiters after the cruise.
  8. As others have posted, I have seen people take shore excursions that are beyond their ability. One man had to rest on the short walk from the bus to the Palace of Knossos, no way he could make it through the palace. I spent some time checking out excursions on the HAL website. I was surprised to see that a trolley train ride in Cartagena was listed as moderate. "Minimal walking is required." Sounds pretty easy to me, as does the Flamenco & Traditional Spanish Meal in Cadiz. "Leave the motorcoach at Plaza de España and walk to a nearby taberna. Step inside at Flamenco la Cava for a stylish demonstration of typical Spanish flamenco dance." Cruising-along could be correct that any walking on cobblestones automatically earns a moderate rating. You will have to hope for good guidance from shore excursion staff, luxurysailor.
  9. whogo

    Around the Horn in 80 days.

    Fun coincidence, the BBC just posted "Endurance: Search for Shackleton's lost ship begins". https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47192952
  10. Easter Island's current time is the same as US Eastern Standard Time. At 109°W longitude (same as Yellowstone National Park), Easter Island should be in Mountain Time Zone. Daylight savings time puts Easter Island an hour closer to the Eastern Time Zone. I would guess that the missing hour is to keep Easter Island closer to mainland Chilean time.
  11. Interesting, Globaliser, I hadn't considered the cache angle. I checked seven other websites that automatically log me in and none of them loaded the page twice. Methinks Cruise Critic is not going to win any web design awards.
  12. I do not need to log in, usually. Log Out, Log In, Log Out are what is displayed at the top of the webpage at it goes through fits to load the page a couple of times. It is like website automatically logs me in (and gives me the opportunity to log out), then logs me out (and gives me an opportunity to log in), and then presents a stable webpage with me logged in (and gives me an opportunity to log out). I assume that some staff member at Cruise Critic knows this is happening, might even consider it a defect worth fixing.
  13. Log Out, Log In, Log Out. I see it when I return to https://boards.cruisecritic.com/ after some time away as that page loads a second time. This is not the way web pages should load. I don't want to sound mean, but it is inelegant. I suggest you correct this. You are wasting electrons.
  14. Fourteen nights on Wind Surf. You will have a much more luxurious cruise line to gripe about with Windstar. Book soon. Saturday, February 9 St. Maarten 7:00pm Sunday, February 10 Antigua 8:00am 10:00pm Monday, February 11 At Sea Tuesday, February 12 Tortola, British Virgin Islands 8:00am 6:00pm Tuesday, February 12 Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands 7:00pm Wednesday, February 13 Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands 3:00pm Wednesday, February 13 Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 6:00pm Thursday, February 14 Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 5:00pm Friday, February 15 St. Barts 8:00am 10:00pm Saturday, February 16 St. Maarten 6:00am 11:59pm Sunday, February 17 Barbuda 8:00am 3:00pm Monday, February 18 Roseau, Dominica 8:00am 5:00pm Tuesday, February 19 St. Lucia 8:00am 4:00pm Wednesday, February 20 Guadeloupe 8:00am 6:00pm Thursday, February 21 St. Kitts 8:00am 10:00pm Friday, February 22 St. Barts 8:00am 10:00pm Saturday, February 23 St. Maarten 6:00am
  15. whogo

    World Cruise 2019 Queen Victoria

    I enjoyed your last cruise blog and am looking forward to this one. Glad you were cleared to go. As I recall, you had a few later nights than the other world cruise blogs I follow. Will your recent health problems curtail your activities?