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#41
1,437 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
Originally posted by Toryhere
I agree with you about the noise issue.
Background music in restaurants, planes and shops should be banned by law.
I have to confess I have, on more than one occasion, 'bopped in the aisle'.

I take it we will not be seeing you any time soon in a flash mob.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hlvRNgGOQ
#42
Florida and New Jersey
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Joined Jul 2009
Jackie - thanks for all the information you shared. I have sailed on some of these ship before I discovered Regent. I agree that by the time you are done adding all the extras, price is not significantly different. Unless we travel with family, we will stick to a Regent.
Sheila
#45
293 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by English Voyager
having had several enjoyable holidays in Nuremberg, I wish I had been present when the following 'flash mob' took place:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23945btJYw
When I saw Nuremberg Igor a moment I was worried that the YouTube clip might be something directed by Leni Reifenstahl.

Thank goodness it was far better than that
#46
1,437 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
Originally posted by Toryhere
When I saw Nuremberg Igor a moment I was worried that the YouTube clip might be something directed by Leni Reifenstahl.

Thank goodness it was far better than that
Triumph of the Will!

She lived to be 101.
#47
California
785 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by English Voyager
I have to confess I have, on more than one occasion, 'bopped in the aisle'.

I take it we will not be seeing you any time soon in a flash mob.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hlvRNgGOQ
EV, much as I love Beethoven’s 9th and the feelings it can inspire with its “noise”, this so-called flash mob and the video and audio logistical issues sounded too good and too professional to be believable as anything spontaneous started by a little girl in the street with a recorder and man and woman on the street then chiming in.
Per several internet sites, it was indeed planned and staged by professionals, to unfold as it did

“The performance was orchestrated by a German bank in concert with members of Germany’s Hans Sachs Choir and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nuremberg. “
#48
California
785 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
TC2, thank you for posting this!
Very nice pictures, and balanced assessment.

And BTW, as someone who has two red leather sofas in our weekend house where we will likely retire, and a dining set with chairs that are red, purple, yellow, and blue, I love that bright red-themed carpet
#49
1,437 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
Originally posted by Catlover54
EV, much as I love Beethoven’s 9th and the feelings it can inspire with its “noise”, this so-called flash mob and the video and audio logistical issues sounded too good and too professional to be believable as anything spontaneous started by a little girl in the street with a recorder and man and woman on the street then chiming in.
Per several internet sites, it was indeed planned and staged by professionals, to unfold as it did

“The performance was orchestrated by a German bank in concert with members of Germany’s Hans Sachs Choir and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nuremberg. “
You have linked to the video of 'Grease'.

By definition, a 'flash mob' does not preclude professionals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIiTdsvCjYo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsGabFKUhoY
#50
Washington State
25,115 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by Catlover54
TC2, thank you for posting this!
Very nice pictures, and balanced assessment.

And BTW, as someone who has two red leather sofas in our weekend house where we will likely retire, and a dining set with chairs that are red, purple, yellow, and blue, I love that bright red-themed carpet
Glad that you enjoyed the thread. I was thinking that the carpeting is the way that it is as apparently there could be 800 children on one cruise (omg). As the result of our NCL cruise, we are trying a premium cruise line in September to compare it to NCL and hope that the food is a bit better. While we are not giving up Regent, short trips on the West Coast are inviting (especially when they are not to Alaska as we have done that five times with one booked again next year). We will be sailing from Vancouver to San Diego and will likely post on this board since we will, once again, be in the luxury section of a non-luxury cruise line!
#51
293 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by Travelcat2
Glad that you enjoyed the thread. I was thinking that the carpeting is the way that it is as apparently there could be 800 children on one cruise (omg). As the result of our NCL cruise, we are trying a premium cruise line in September to compare it to NCL and hope that the food is a bit better. While we are not giving up Regent, short trips on the West Coast are inviting (especially when they are not to Alaska as we have done that five times with one booked again next year). We will be sailing from Vancouver to San Diego and will likely post on this board since we will, once again, be in the luxury section of a non-luxury cruise line!
You are really going beyond the call of duty. Taking these cruises, and putting up with that carpet, all so we don’t have to to do so, is an act of the purest heroism.
#52
Washington State
25,115 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by Toryhere
You are really going beyond the call of duty. Taking these cruises, and putting up with that carpet, all so we don’t have to to do so, is an act of the purest heroism.
Your post made me laugh. We are definitely Regent customers and that will not change. However, our NCL cruise was the type of fun that we do not typically have. Our non-Regent cruises in September 2018 and September 2019 are near home, are a third of the price of a Regent cruise and will only be for 7 nights. We would rather be on a ship for 7 nights than in a hotel somewhere for 7 nights.