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About JimnKaren

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  • Location
    Spring Hill, FL
  • Interests
    Reading/knitting for Karen, gardening for Jim. Both retired.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL, Princess, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    My driveway

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  1. If I have to count more than my fingers and toes - I just don't count! Jim
  2. A lot might also depend on where the ship 'turns around'. What might you do on that day? Some places are more 'convenient' than others. Those days can be goofy sometimes. We have been on them where disembarking passengers get off before turn around passengers. Many times, the turn around passengers only get off early if they have booked a shore excursion with the cruise line. A turn around in Civitavecchia is different than one in Barcelona. Same with USA, San Diego is much different than Ft. Lauderdale. Jim
  3. Thanks so far, anyone else have a comment? Jim
  4. We intend to be on Majestic Princess some time in the future. Karen knits. She needs good light and a space where the other knitters can sit in a reasonable spot and talk about me!! Where are the good spots for those sea days or the days when we don't arrive before noon? Jim
  5. And...today is the date when I went active duty in the U.S. Navy 55 years ago!
  6. I just might cry tears of joy! Jim
  7. Now, if we get the stock dividends back, I'll be doubly happy. Jim
  8. Anytime one takes a cruise of more than 21 days, one will discover that the Holland America staff will really, really get to know you and solve whatever problems you might have! Check my signature, one does not get to that point without taking the longer cruises. Dining room, bar staff, cabin attendants, and more! They take pride in what they do and will do almost anything to make a l-o-n-g cruise wonderful. DO NOT HESITATE. Book it! Jim
  9. And...if you wanna sail with Karen and Jim. Just let me know. I'll take you under my 'wing' and see that you get treated appropriately. Jim
  10. I think that I would not want to be in the home office trying to decide things like this. Also, with 4 ships gone will there be an extra number of potential crew members? Or...might all those people have moved on to something else? And, then there is the issue of getting all those folks from point A to point B (wherever that might be and whenever that might be). Jim
  11. Do some looking online. See when the sun sets and rises. Those can be long days and can disturb your usual sleep cycle. Jim
  12. The idea of possibly testing everyone (passengers and crew) daily would mean a BIG expense. Would the cruise lines pass that along to the passengers? Would they reduce the pay to the crew? Depending on the size of the ship, possibly three or more additional crew members to do the checking and paperwork involved. Jim
  13. I do recall standing and facing east (?) in school at 11:00 a.m. in the 1950s. I am a vet. I went into the US Navy in 1966 and I weighed 165. I got out in 1970 and weighed 240!! Lots of sitting on bar stools!!! I don't regret any time that I spent in the service. Jim
  14. On Eurodam, soon after it was re-configured, I spoke with a crew member in the Crow's Nest asking for the location of the book exchange. She told me that Seattle was discouraging that practice, thus no area set aside for books like that! Boo! Hiss! Jim
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