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    NCL, Viking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    NYC, Paris & Rio de Janeiro

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  1. 😎 Sea days... Open water sightings.. HA! Oh, Like when we pax start picking on others "cup of tea", or style of dress.πŸ˜‰ Me DW may comment on a skirt, I spy, to be too high for her comfort .😎 But if it's a swimming suit it's okay ?
  2. Sorry for shortening your post. But I found it ...nice. Besides, after all these years, found the term "CHOGS" posted for the first time. Was this your original acronym? I like it. Michael
  3. We have found NO pool deck staff. That is why pax actually stand around.
  4. Exactly ! Our Brazilian friends in Rio were the ones who told us, English was the international language of business. They asked us, to speak to their kids in English.
  5. WE applied and received our Brazilian visas just before the announcement, that they were no longer needed. In November, we will present them anyway.😊
  6. Funny... how pool deck attendants are no longer available. 😎 Only waiters, to sell drinks.
  7. About "swallowing' credit cards.,,, I've seen this happen to fellow pax. Banks do this for your own (and their) protection. Take a second card. As far as scams... (memories) One time in Rio, I gave a vendor a 50 reals note for a t-shirt and asked for change. He first tried to tell me I only gave him a 5, the cost of the shirt. When I told him I was going to punch him in the mouth, he said, he was only kidding, and gave me my change.🀣
  8. Sorry, I’m having issues with the Cruise Critic website. But me thinks I agree with you. No credit card should be needed for the pittance of cash we plan to use for taxi and drinks. WE are also digging out unused reals. I just hope they’re not obsolete.πŸ˜€
  9. We will be in Rio on a Friday, November 29, 2019. Plan on picking up Brazilian currency in Recife, a few days before. How much would we need? (A rhetorical question)
  10. clo, Just noticed your post. Our priority at this time is, the beach, and caipirinhas of course πŸ˜€ Keep in touch?
  11. WE have found that a cabin near the lift is much more convenient. And, no noise. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F_QcnsW4KvaE%2Fhqdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D_QcnsW4KvaE&docid=WPJqvhMISWdpIM&tbnid=aL0F6qPxkgRdoM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwirmq3hoPbjAhWnl-AKHWb_BRsQMwhVKAIwAg..i&w=480&h=360&hl=en&bih=913&biw=1280&q=long hallway the shining&ved=0ahUKEwirmq3hoPbjAhWnl-AKHWb_BRsQMwhVKAIwAg&iact=mrc&uact=8 and no unnecessary long walks.πŸ˜‰
  12. Nice post ! And years ago , I was robbed by a one-arm bandit in Reno. LOL Yes, Barcelona was just your bad luck. All over the world, people think WE have deep pockets.😎 BTW, I 😍 Mexico...just be careful.
  13. WE have been to Rio twice. We will be there again in November, 2019 for a short day visit, from the Viking Jupiter. ...just want to go to the beach for the morning, then get a couple drinks at a bar with a nice view. Any suggestions for maybe a day-pass at a hotel with good beach access ? If not, we'll just taxi from the cruise ship port to Copacabana Beach and "wing it".πŸ˜‰ Michael
  14. Your post reminds me of a quote... β€œAs far as new people, I love meeting others. Others; not you. β€œ 😚
  15. IMHO, Helicopter parents feel their offspring should be the center of attention on the cruise, and at the table. Me thinks, they should be left at home with grandparents.πŸ˜‰
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