Posted June 5th, 2005, 06:57 AM
Thanks. Methinks you saved me. Will not book. Have other trips on my "short list" Did the rubber chicken and dried fish on a Danube Cruise this fall.
Juliedog, I hope you find your perfect cruise vacation! I try to be careful about forming an opinion based on one review, though I do take occasional bad reviews into account. Sometimes a small shift in personnel can interfere with food or service consistency. Also, I've found that different people have different expectations and what is good to some is lousy to another. THese boards are the bst, though, for getting honest appraisals that the cruise marketing people don't get out there.
THanks for the review, Chasetf. I believe it was on Celebrity where there were donuts hot and fresh every morning, so I know what you mean about the bakery onboard. I can still taste those donuts!!!!!!!!!!
uvcruisin, your description of the ship sounds perfect for me. Even though I'm 40-ish, I'd rather hang out with seniors than have hoards of teens blocking hallways and drunken 20-somethings who haven't yet learned that throwing up is not the hallmark of an evening well spent (ah, how I miss those days, though
If you read the boards for the large cruise ships, you'll see that this is really becoming a problem. I'd cruise with seniors ANY DAY! I sailed Celebrity Zenith and found the mostly senior crowd was a BLAST.
SLoegin and Calliope, thanks for your input. I have hope again about the food on MQ! I'm so sorry you missed your race. That really is disappointing!
Hi Steamboats. Goodness! It isn't often I have to look up a word these days, but I had no idea what a lagniappe was! Here is the definition in case others had not been exposed to this word either. Thanks for raising my cultural awareness! You sound like a real interesting person.
Lagniappe derives from New World Spanish la ñapa, “the gift,” and ultimately from Quechua yapay, “to give more.” The word came into the rich Creole dialect mixture of New Orleans and there acquired a French spelling. It is still used in the Gulf states, especially southern Louisiana, to denote a little bonus that a friendly shopkeeper might add to a purchase. By extension, it may mean “an extra or unexpected gift or benefit.”
Well, carry on!
Losin' for the Mouse!!!
Disney visits every year!!
Carn. Jubilee, Nov 13,2000
NCL Sea, July 22,2001
Cel Zenith Oct 19, 2002
Carn. Pride Aug 27, 2003
NCL Dawn, Oct. 31, 2004-CC Halloween cruisers
Mississippi Queen, July 30, 2005
Mississippi Queen, Aug. 6, 2005
Camping at the Delaware River, Sept. 9, 2006