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#21
Beverly Hills, CA
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Originally posted by Uncle Pete
There is a lot worse than a Carnival cruise.

There is? ... let me see, oh yes, bamboo under the fingernails...
#22
New Jersey
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Originally posted by DaddyWarbucks
Here in the USA, just about any wine with bubbles can be successfully passed off as Champagne. The per capita consumption is less than a tenth of the British.
Well, I've been trying to keep up our numbers. Guess I need to go open another bottle...
Kathy
#23
Colchester, CT USA
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Originally posted by 3rdGenCunarder
Well, I've been trying to keep up our numbers. Guess I need to go open another bottle...
Kathy
Sorry I was going to try tonight, but I made some sort of frozen confection with the last of the Ummm What'sits Dark Rhum (Jamaican- Can't remember the name right now famous one) Oh Yeah- Myer's

And never made it to the Moet, The St Hilaires or even the Dom I have inthe kitchen and the second (small) fridge in the Dining room. (hic()

Well, I'va had a few rough days, remembering my Dad, and other sadnesses.
Never made it to the Champagne.


But I will try to keep up my end of the statistics real soon, I promise!

Karie,
who needs to go to bed now so she can make it to (ugh) Bridgeport in the morning,.

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#25
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So! There we have it". Squeaky voice, radio 4 accent, sound of audience of 22 shifting in seats and pretending to be in Hull Municipal Library. "Polacker".

"It's a champagne substitute of considerable ill-repute designed to prevent Cunard passsengers from realising that the "Commodore" is a stand-in from the Purser's Desk because the Commodore is still in bed with Sir Martin".

"It's a cleaning product designed to remove the last traces of Conservatism from the streets of Nortthern Britain".

"Or it's a denigrative term employed by undesirables to describe the genitals of ethnic East Europeans".


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#26
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Originally posted by happyscot
to prevent Cunard passsengers from realising that the "Commodore" is a stand-in from the Purser's Desk because the Commodore is still in bed with Sir Martin".
I never sleep with staff.

An extremely indignant Sir Martin
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#27
York, UK
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Originally posted by Traveler Nina
Can I use it like Nair in the bath?
No It will strip all the skin off your legs and leave you in agony for weeks.
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#28
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Originally posted by travel-to-go
But I will try to keep up my end of the statistics real soon, I promise!
Good girl!!

P.S. Re" Work. It's what I have to do in able to afford to be able to do what I LOVE to do.
I hear ya. I keep a postcard of QE2 tacked up on the wall in front of my desk as a reminder of why I keep working.
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#29
Manchester UK
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Joined Nov 2006
Nina,

It is fine if you do not expect it to be excellent Champagne. If you accept it as what it is (cheaper Cava rather than Champagne), you will be fine.
We always drink out cottle on the first sailaway. Just make sure it is cold.



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#30
York, UK
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy
If you accept it as what it is (cheaper Cava rather than Champagne), you will be fine.
It's not Cava any more than it's Champagne. It's a fizzy blended French wine. I do owe it an apology though It is a wine that's been made fizzy by the traditional method and not carbonated. (That doesn't stop it tasting horrible though )
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#31
Rural Leicestershire, UK
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy
Nina,

It is fine if you do not expect it to be excellent Champagne. If you accept it as what it is (cheaper Cava rather than Champagne), you will be fine.
We always drink out cottle on the first sailaway. Just make sure it is cold.
No. It's not Cava. It's not Champagne. It is swill, pure and simple.

Matthew
#32
Troon, Scotland
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Originally posted by Kindlychap
No. It's not Cava. It's not Champagne. It is swill, pure and simple.

Matthew
Now, now, Matthew. Come off the fence. Say what you mean.

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#33
bournemouth,uk
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What is so irritating is that they could undoubtedly get nice methode champenoise fizz for the same price they must pay for that stuff - or perhaps they are paid to take it away???
#35
San Diego, CA
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Originally posted by Kindlychap
Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

Matthew
Interesting statement since CARNIVAL owns Cunard. By the way, I'm sure CARNIVAL thanks you for all the money you give to it.
#36
bournemouth,uk
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[[email protected];11527449]Not unique to Cunard:

Don't think I would want to pay $24 a bottle.

Quite so, when hardly anyone can bear to drink it when it is free. This will go top of my list of restaurants in Oregon to avoid, if I ever go there. Eeek.
#37
ST PETERS MO
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Joined Jul 2006
Originally posted by Kindlychap
Pol Acker is to champagne what Carnival is to cruises.

Matthew
Isn't Cunard still owned by Carnival? Maybe they don't serve it on Carnival due to the fact they like their passengers!

Flame on!
#38
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy
Nina,

(By the way, why has your screen name changed?)
Apparently, I was not abiding by the codes of CC. I can put my agency name in my sig and am encouraged to do so in order for other posters to know who they are talking to but didn't realize when I created my screen name that it is not to contain the agency name. I travel for the ambiance of different locations so I thought AmbianceTraveler was appropriate. (Also why I picked it for a business name) Obviously, the Admin did not think so. It's ok though, I do not mind abiding by the rules at all once I know better what they are and am only sorry I was not informed sooner of my mistake.
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#40
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Originally posted by SDPadreFan
Interesting statement since CARNIVAL owns Cunard. By the way, I'm sure CARNIVAL thanks you for all the money you give to it.
A visitor from the Carnival board! How nice.

Matthew