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Peter Bos is my alltime favorite captain. He did...
Peter Bos is my alltime favorite captain. He did such a wonderful job on Voyage of the Vikings a few years ago and tried oh so hard to get us into Greenland, keeping us informed every step of the...
I had been booking a cabin right across the hall...
I had been booking a cabin right across the hall from the laundry room, then discovered that if we booked a cabin 5 doors down it put us in a different category and we'd save $300. That's when I...
Oh darn! Now everyone knows I'm a newbie, since...
Oh darn! Now everyone knows I'm a newbie, since I always wear a lanyard. :) (Check our my signature, pal.)
I too was bored on the Rotterdam in December and...
I too was bored on the Rotterdam in December and so were lots of others. If it had been my first cruise ever I wouldn't have wanted to take another one. As you can see by my signature I have lots...
The only Oceana cruise I've taken was the...
The only Oceana cruise I've taken was the one-time-a-year Bermuda cruise that was r.t. trom Miami, the only Bermuda cruise on any line that left from and returned to Florida. I thought it was...
On the Rotterdam cruise I mentioned earlier we...
On the Rotterdam cruise I mentioned earlier we did NOT have BB King. In fact, even the music that was piped in was old, old, old. Every single song I heard was from WW II days. I'm already...
At the Mariners luncheon on the Rotterdam, Dec....
At the Mariners luncheon on the Rotterdam, Dec. 3-17, I was seated with a group who'd just received their bronze medallions and I'd just gotten my silver medallion, so we were all experienced HAL...
SAIL, I agree with you totally. I'm still...
SAIL, I agree with you totally. I'm still amazed that people refuse to shut up and listen to the captain. It's just as bad in the MDR when he occasionally makes an announcement. It really annoys...
shrimp66, I do the same thing, move the lanyard...
shrimp66, I do the same thing, move the lanyard so that the card is on my back. I just do it automatically when I use the Kindle. I also bring my own punch, very lightweight, and punch the hole and...
Didn't realize I'm a Newbie because I always wear...
Didn't realize I'm a Newbie because I always wear a lanyard. It's the most convenient way for me and has worked just fine for over 900 days of cruising. Of course, on Princess, my black card shows...
On my last cruise, the Maasdam in September,...
On my last cruise, the Maasdam in September, there was no liquor of any kind in the minibar, just soft drinks and water.
Best CD ever, in over 900 days of cruising, was...
Best CD ever, in over 900 days of cruising, was MARIO last year on Westerdam's South Pacific cruise. He managed to keep us pretty cheerrful despite the constant rain that kept us from visiting most...
I live in a building that has hurricane windows,...
I live in a building that has hurricane windows, according to Dade County standards, but only good for up to 140 mph. We have three very large generators to keep up the air conditioning and...
It took Antigua a full year to recover from...
It took Antigua a full year to recover from Hurricane Marilyn. Cruise ships not allowed to stop there during recovery.
I guess I just meant that it may have some pretty...
I guess I just meant that it may have some pretty rough weather trying to get from Boston through the Caribbean. This is a Category 5 hurricane, the intensity of which is 500 times that of a...
And I'm wondering if Maasdam will sail out of...
And I'm wondering if Maasdam will sail out of Boston Saturday and if so, will it be able to stop in Fort Lauderdale on Wed., Sep 13 to pick up the passengers boarding there? There are a whole lot...
How about Captain Peter Vos? And what ship has...
How about Captain Peter Vos? And what ship has CD Mario oboard?
And I carry a lightweight puncher in my travel...
And I carry a lightweight puncher in my travel purse.
The sparkly ones they sell in the gift shop for...
The sparkly ones they sell in the gift shop for $10 can be found at Walmart for $6.
SAIL was not venturing out "on her own." On...
SAIL was not venturing out "on her own." On both cruises she had a buffer in the form of a friend travelling with her. This is not the same as being seated at a table with no companion and having...
I've used Sea Bands for many years and they work...
I've used Sea Bands for many years and they work well for me, but I also buy a small bag of ginger candy at Trader Joes to take along just in case.
Frankly, if I were paying the solo price for a...
Frankly, if I were paying the solo price for a Neptune suite on HAL I'd think seriously about moving to Crystal and assume that the experience would be superior.
I second the suggestion to use a porter. Sure...
I second the suggestion to use a porter. Sure speeds things up.
Too painful to watch, because I was supposed to...
Too painful to watch, because I was supposed to be onboard for a 30-day cruise. Extensive dental surgery got in the way, not over yet, and I had to cancel. Boo Hoo!
Is he (Mario) on another cruise line?
Is he (Mario) on another cruise line?