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About Texoma

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    North Texas
  • Interests
    Luxury Cruise Travel , German Shepherds, German Cars, German Wife, ...even had German Measels
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent, Oceania, Crystal, Seabourn and Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
  1. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday ordered to ground both the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 models "as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed. The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraft's flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders," the FAA said. President Trump earlier Wednesday said the FAA planned to announce that the jetliners would be "grounded upon landing" at their destinations. He said that both pilots and airlines have been notified. "Any plane currently in the air will go to its destination and thereafter be grounded until further notice," Trump told reporters. "The safety of the American people, and all people, is our paramount concern."
  2. Fletcher, Glad to hear you are on the Ovation 1 September. I recently created a roll call for this cruise. Stop by and say... Hi !
  3. Holland America is currently holding the "Explore4" promotion. Found this offer under Deals on Cruisecritic The Deal: Sail the world with Holland America, and enjoy four special offers with the cruise line's Explore4 promotion. Offers include a free beverage package valued up to $1,400, a free Pinnacle Grill dinner, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth passengers, and a 50 percent reduced deposit. Book a suite and receive all four offers, plus $300 onboard credit and a free Canaletto dinner. This offer is valid as of August 17, 2015 and expires October 30, 2015. Happy sailing ! :)
  4. Minor oversight with my cruise as listed for 27 Feb., 2016 on the HA Noordam from Sydney to Auckland, NZ................. Who is cruising???.... :confused: Answer is.... TEXOMA :) Thanks
  5. Hi David, Add our cruise to the Master List. 27 February, 2016....Noordam....Sidney to Auckland ...14nts. Texoma
  6. Thanks for your added comments concerning my edited synopsis of the article in the Sun-Sentinel. I appreciate your link to the article for the full story which I should have included. Hope I have not opened an old wound.
  7. Edited from the Sun Sentimental 12/27/2015..... A cruise ship worker sexually assaulted and tried to kill a sleeping passenger after hiding in her stateroom. An Indonesian citizen, a room service attendant for Holland America Lines, told FBI agents he tried to kill a 31-year-old woman. He said he tried to snap her neck. He also choked her until she passed out and tried to rape her anally. He said he was trying to exact revenge because he believed the woman had insulted his parents on the morning of Feb. 13 when he went to deliver her breakfast. He used his master key to let himself into the woman’s stateroom, hid on her balcony and fell asleep waiting for her. The woman returned around midnight, put on pajamas, lay down and fell asleep. She awoke when the room service attendant started choking her in the dark room. She was extremely lucky to survive his repeated attempts to kill her and, when that failed, throw her overboard from the balcony of the moving ship in the hope she would drown and her body would never be found, investigators said.
  8. Noordam - 27-Feb.-2016 - 14 day Australia & New Zealand Texoma_____First HAL Cruise - :)
  9. So the $50 is only for the drinks. Service charge is still added to your account, correct? and not included with the Drink Package. :confused:
  10. Hi David, TEXOMA is cruising on the Seabourn Sojourn, February 3, 2015, Singapore/Myanmar/Singapore, 12 days.
  11. Thank you KY Colonel. I only wish you had posted this link earlier. I have downloaded the PDF file for future reference......... Noordam cruise February 2016. The liquor rules and regulations are what concern me most !!!
  12. Hi Maria, What a coincidence. Are you on the same 12 day Sojourn cruise departing February 3 from Singapore? We are first time Seabourn cruisers and would be more than happy for you to sponsor us. Email on the way......
  13. Just wanted to chime in on the Crystal Symphony Trans-Atlantic cruise that ended Oct. 15th in Miami. Many of the good and bad aspects have already been mentioned. I have some good and bad to include also. The bad....On embarkation, the line to register and check-in ran the length of the building and out the door and snaked around the building. Wait time was almost 1/2 hour. Not what I would call expedited check-in if you had pre-registered on line. Toilet push knob was inoperative after we first entered our suite in the late afternoon. I had already done my " duty " !!! Problem was corrected...but the push knob failed two more times in one day later in the cruise. The good.....The " Imagine " production show in the Galaxy Lounge was fantastic. In a totally pitch dark room and only the dancers and singers in a suit covered with lights that were computer controlled to sync with the music was just superb. I have never seen anything like it. They also preformed the Route 66 show, which we had seen on a previous cruise last November/December on the Miami to Rio de Janeiro cruise. Thanks to the medical staff who came within a couple of minutes to aid an elderly women who had collapsed in the hallway near the Avenue Saloon. Someone came into the Computer@Sea room to ask for assistance. The head "computer guru" in the white uniform called to his colleague to call the medical center while he rushed out of the room and I after him to assist. She was taken away in a wheel chair after her vitals were taken. I assume once at the medical center, the Dr. and staff were able to assist her and she recovered. Loved the extra hour every other morning. Cruising westbound has its advantages.
  14. Texoma

    China - Visas.

    Correction to my last post. Our Cruise will be aboard the Seabourn Sojourn in 2/3/15 - 2/15/15, not the Seabourn Quest. ( Senior moment !!! ) :confused:
  15. Texoma

    China - Visas.

    Travelinjones, The information you provided concerning the 72 hour visa free visit in China is welcoming news. We have booked a 12 night 2/3/15 to 2/15/15 Seabourn Quest cruise, Singapore R/T with multiple ports of call in Malaysia. The main attraction of this cruise is a 3 day layover in Myanmar formally Burma. ( Lots of Pagodas to visit.) We have used our AA miles to book Business class DFW/HKG nonstop on the new Boeing 777-300ER. Plan to make a stop in BKK for a couple of days or so and then on to SIN before embarkation. Our return plans are still up in the "air" depending on availability of Business class seats on AA from HKG, PVG. ICN or NRT. Not enough miles currently to book flight. I would prefer departing from Shanghai ( PVG ) so we could spend some time there before the flight back to DFW. Knowing now that a visa is not required added the option of Shanghai. Thanks again for your timely input. Much appreciated. Texoma Wichita Falls, TX
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