Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About DeniBear

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Pompano Beach FL
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. DeniBear

    Craziest thing you've seen another passenger do

    Ok I have a few... * We usually like sitting at the same table with the same people, and getting to know them. But that doesn't always work out perfectly... One guy showed up late for dinner every night for the first 4 or 5 nights. We would wait for him, and finally start ordering and then he would show up about the time the waiter was serving the first course. The waiter would spend the rest of dinner trying to get him back in sync with the rest of us. Finally one night, the pax says something about how rude we all are for not waiting for him. I told him if he would come to dinner on time, he wouldn't have to worry about it. He says, Dinner is at (whatever time he said was half an hour later than it really was). I told him, no it's not. Next night and for the rest of the cruise, he showed up on time every night. * Another time we actually asked to move tables because we were at a table for 8. One couple never showed up the first night. Another pair was two older ladies that complained about how far the table was from the entrance and said they were going to be moving the next night. The third couple was from Switzerland, and although both spoke fluent English, they sat there talking to each other in French all night. We asked to be moved after that. This isn't about other guests, but struck me as hilarious... * When we were in Panama, I noticed the "naked indians" in one of the shops inside the port. I figured they were wearing their native costumes, ok. They had bottoms on, but no tops - even the women. No problem. Just a bit before we were all scheduled to be back on board, I decided that I should have bought a certain item I had seen in the port, and ran for the gangplank. I swore to the security people that I would be back in two minutes, and they relented and let me get off (if you've ever tried to get off shortly before "all aboard" you know they don't like to do that!) I WISH I had taken my phone with me so I would have pictures... of the naked indians... getting dressed... in their jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes... * When we went to St Lucia a few years ago, my grandmother and I had signed up for different excursions. Hers ended up being cancelled, and she tried to get on mine but it was sold out. So she went out and hired a taxi to drive her around the island and show her the sights. When we met up for dinner that night, she happily told me, "Did you know they speak Quail here?" "Quail?" I replied, stunned. "Yes, Quail." "Like the bird?" "Yes, like the bird." "Who told you that?" "My taxi driver. I asked him what language they spoke here, and he said 'quail'." WTH?? We went back and forth for a while, and I finally let it go... but a couple of days later, I finally figured it out... He didn't say "Quail". He said "Creole" in a Creole accent! Ever since then, we have teased my grandmother about that. And at work (where we have many Haitian employees), they all know what I mean when I ask them to tell me how to say something in Quail. That's all I can think of for now... Love this thread! Keep 'em coming!
  2. DeniBear

    Craziest thing you've seen another passenger do

    I work with a young man who will be "that guy" in his 70's. He literally eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every single day of his life for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, except when he occasionally will go to a fast-food restaurant and get chicken tenders and french fries.
  3. DeniBear

    Hop on hop off trolley in Honolulu

    Sorry it was the Waikiki Trolley. Yes, we would have been much better off taking the bus. Or hiring a really good cab driver (we've done that before and it can go either way)...
  4. DeniBear

    Hop on hop off trolley in Honolulu

    This is my first post here. I had to join just to post this. We just got back to the ship from the hop on hop off trolley and we were extremely disappointed. The drivers & customer service agents were great & the trolleys were in very nice shape. The problem we had was with the schedule. We are accustomed to the hop on hop off trolleys where you get off and you can get the next trolley in 15 or 20 minutes at most. This schedule is for 35-40 minutes, depending on which line you're on. We wanted a picture of the King Kameamea statue and would have had to wait 40 minutes to get back on the trolley to go to the next stop. Plus all the trolleys were extremely full and we were standing on one for almost an hour before we got a seat - this after being told that we couldn't get on our first choice of trolley because we would have to stand - and had to wait 35 minutes for the next trolley. Instead of waiting 40 minutes for the next trolley & spending the rest of the day touring Honolulu, we got a cab back to the ship & ordered room service. All in all I would NOT recommend this tour. If they add some trolleys and decrease the amount of time you have to stay at a stop if you get off, it would make a 1 star tour into a 5 star tour.