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It came off as, at best, blunt, rather than a...
It came off as, at best, blunt, rather than a helpful idea.

If you want to suggest something, it's better to make it sound like an option than a command.
I'm not sure that "they're not up to date" -...
I'm not sure that "they're not up to date" - there's nothing to say a visa isn't officially required.

I suspect it's just a matter of budget and resources. Just like how we have prohibitions on...
Was thinking the same thing. Plus even if...
Was thinking the same thing.

Plus even if that were true, how about 2 cruise ships then instead.

Doesn't pass the sniff test.
Definite inside goss right there. ;p
Definite inside goss right there. ;p
Although it won't make a major difference to the...
Although it won't make a major difference to the onboard experience - you'll still have the same inclusions, activities and so on - the second itinerary involving a 7 nighter will attract more...
Haha. Yeah, I don't get people who don't...
Haha.

Yeah, I don't get people who don't have a watch, but want to know the time on a regular basis. It's pretty simple to find a watch, whether cheap or a decent price.
I've done one, and found it an experience. All...
I've done one, and found it an experience. All up, I'm fine I did it - and love the ship. I also liked the non-Chinese ports that we got to visit. There are certainly differences, but the crew goes...
I think many do, or used to. Face it, it's not...
I think many do, or used to. Face it, it's not hard to travel to most places cruises visit, and the accommodation on a ship is obviously smaller than standard. There is entertainment as well, but...
For theme nights, there's no requirement to bring...
For theme nights, there's no requirement to bring clothing to match. Simplest is usually white night, and tropical, but as they don't list them in advance they don't require dress-ups, though of...
The listed times are for fixed dining; My time...
The listed times are for fixed dining; My time dining has more flexibility. However with 17 you'd want to book in advance.

FYI the largest table is about 10 people, so you'd need at least two.
Agreed, extra charge is currently standard on...
Agreed, extra charge is currently standard on sailings out of China.
Agreed. I have to say if you are even in...
Agreed.


I have to say if you are even in a position to see ships blocking your view, then you have a damn good view!
That's a real extended stretch! Most I've done is...
That's a real extended stretch! Most I've done is 5, which is enough imo.

That said, I've been surprised at some relocation itineraries I've seen which are up around 8... and they do have the...
Wow, that's unfortunate. Wonder where the...
Wow, that's unfortunate.

Wonder where the problem arose... not a great tourist friendly approach if from the government, but if an oversight from Carnival it would be with them. That said,...
Vietjet has a rather distinct marketing...
Vietjet has a rather distinct marketing approach...

http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/coffee-tea-or-bikini-airline-vietjet-stands-by-racy-calendar-in-face-of-criticism-20171228-p4yy3d.html
Aside from possibly Cunard, I haven't heard...
Aside from possibly Cunard, I haven't heard anyone say that that doesn't meet dress code, nor that those would be or have been denied entry.

I think people are generally fine, as long as you put...
You make the holiday you want. I wouldn't want to...
You make the holiday you want. I wouldn't want to stay onboard a whole, extended cruise (3 or 4 nights is different), but I've certainly stayed on during ports. Go with whatever you prefer.
Not really. It's a big ship with only a...
Not really. It's a big ship with only a relatively small 'promenade' though many other areas, so there's not really a large central hub. They have so many other shows and entertainment that those...
Credit to you for finding such a good buy then....
Credit to you for finding such a good buy then. :)

Yeah, got to watch out for shrinkage. Not unique to suits though... ;)
Can't agree with that. For one the cheapest suits...
Can't agree with that. For one the cheapest suits are from polyester and just look cheap. Sure you can get by with them brand new if nothing else, but they just don't look as good, as well as not...
Good to hear. Equivalent to your shirt...
Good to hear.

Equivalent to your shirt example then, it just doesn't make sense to compare a better quality shirt with the cheapest suit you can find.
Yeah... but good luck wearing that $100 suit...
Yeah... but good luck wearing that $100 suit again after it has been washed or dry cleaned in any way!

Again, if you want a _decent_ suit, you'll be paying a lot more than that.
But then... sayanora. They've been...
But then... sayanora.

They've been increasing the prices offshore so if they can achieve better returns elsewhere than here, they'll be gone in a shot.

BTW, I like the doublespeak above. They...
It's probably true that most do; however, each...
It's probably true that most do; however, each time there have been maiden sailings with large ships and issues have arisen there have been posts here complaining about the poor experience, and often...