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On 7/8/2019 at 4:43 PM, clo said:

BTW and OT I've told the mothers of our grandchildren (boys and girls) that if anyone gets a Ken or Barbie doll their college fund goes away.

 

How wonderful of you to interfere with their parenting.  I bet you're very well-liked by those mothers. /sarc 

 

As for standards of decorum, there ARE standards.  I would not expect to see the same things on a Spring Break Carnival cruise as on an off-season Princess cruise.  Have some decency, especially when there are children aboard.  Or take a Bare Necessities cruise and don't worry about it -- the standards are different based on the demographic.  We should all have some respect for others. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 5:13 AM, Mike981 said:

 

I just wish the search worked better. I have read the FAQ info and other help, but it still can be very frustrating.

I was on a food site where the search function sucked.  We all learned to Google.  For instance "cruise critic food on princess."

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You can also limit a Google search to a single website.

 

Type site: and the site id.


So site:boards.cruisecritic.com [then your search terms]  will search only the Cruise Critic forums.

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9 hours ago, SRF said:

You can also limit a Google search to a single website.

 

Type site: and the site id.


So site:boards.cruisecritic.com [then your search terms]  will search only the Cruise Critic forums.

Ooh, thanks a lot for that tip.  That's going to come in handy on a couple of sites.

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Not a cruise ship, but the night ferry from Jersey back to the UK.

The pilot boat came out to escort us, then it caught fire.  They had a fire in the engine compartment.  The ferry stopped and went into rescue mode.  Announcements to staff of what to do and for us to sit down and keep out the way.  Our crew fired off flares and started launching a boat.  They also got fire equipment and hoses out.  Meanwhile the RNLI (the UK lifeboat service) sent out one of tie inflatables - wow! can those things move!

By the time the RNLI got to the pilot boat, the crew of the pilot boat had put the fire out.  Our ferry then started up again and we carried on without a pilot.

 

Because it was night time it was particularly interesting, with the fire and flares and who knew the RNLI boats have a blue flashing light like the emergency services?

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A guy next to my wife and I jumped on a rail and threatened to jump for about 45 min. until security pulled him down. He was promptly escorted off of the ship.

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This first story was a horrific incident. The first night, our family went to listen to the live band and there was an older couple who could dance magnificently on the dance floor. Everyone was cheering them on, but all of a sudden the gentleman stopped and fell over backwards. He was right by us and I was the first to reach him. He was having a heart attack. The band stopped and someone ran for the medics. There were two paramedics in the audience that rushed over to help. I attend his wife who was going into shock. They had to turn the boat around and take us back to Cape Canaveral for medical evacuation. The captain was kind enough to report the next day that he had made it to the hospital in time and was expected to recover fully. It really freaked us out since it was our first cruise and the first night! 

 

But another funny story was at the sexiest man alive contest. There were several young men without shirts and this one older man who was bald wearing a long sleeve, long pants track suit. The young men did their prancing and then it was this guy's turn. He unzipped the jacket and flung it off to reveal an "Arnold Schwarzenegger" chest. He then turned around and bent over and ripped off the pants to reveal a speedo. He had the entire act down to perfection. I wondered if he wasn't paid by the RCL cruise line to participate or if he was a former Chippendales dancer! The younger men got down on their knees and started bowing to him because he completely blew them out of the water! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard! 

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Young man proudly walking down the gang plank in Tobago ,wearing his tightie whities, carrying a towel.

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About twenty years ago my wife and I were on our first cruise on the Ocean Princess. During an snorkelling excursion in Martinique, our captain decided to take the long way back to the ship by going past a topless beach. Pretty much everyone at the beach and in the water was in their senior years. I joked with my wife that the ladies in the water didn't need life jackets...🤣

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On 7/21/2019 at 5:02 PM, NLH Arizona said:

"Gilligan's Island" theme song

 

I am always uneasy about signing up for any three-hour tour.

 

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I saw a Karaoke fight! Apparently one singer got tired of this drunken guy who kept getting up there sing

ing off key. He went up and pushed him in the face and then ran out of the room!  

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On 8/11/2019 at 9:58 PM, sft429 said:

First day of a cruise a few (<5) years ago.  We were in an area where 2 rows of deck loungers were facing each other.  My wife and I found loungers and sat down.  After getting situated I looked across from me at a guy in the skimpy and tight type of swimsuit common in Europe.  It appeared he was sleeping and one of his "boys" had popped out to have a look around... :classic_ohmy:

LOL, what a balls up.

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On 12/11/2019 at 6:52 AM, hancock said:

Young man proudly walking down the gang plank in Tobago ,wearing his tightie whities, carrying a towel.

Sounds like a risky business.

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Do tours count?  We were on a snorkeling tour and the guy sitting across from me had both ... um ... whatchamacallits hanging out of his swimsuit.

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This dress on Gala night on HAL this year ... I’m all for freedom of expression but I think it might be pushing things a bit 😆

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