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drsel

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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Singapore, Dubai, Miami, Hong Kong

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  1. I have two Princess Cruises cancelled, so I will be receiving 2 separate 125% FCCs for only the amount paid as deposits on both the cancelled Cruises. Can I apply both these FCCs on a third already booked Princess Cruise?
  2. From which date can we book the Quantum and which month will it start
  3. Thanks for the info. I was wondering if a 29 night Cruise from Venice to Bombay counts as a quarter world Cruise? 🤔 17 port days, a real bargain--only $1353 per person including all port fees and taxes and gratuities. Venice, Bari, Corfu, Kalamata, Athens, Santorini, Heraklion in Crete, Suez canal, Aqaba, Eilat, Red Sea, Salalah, Muscat, Maldives (3 nights), Colombo, Goa, Bombay
  4. actually I haven't seen any price drops on MSc Cruises around Europe. their prices are usually the same for many months
  5. Absolutely, because you can keep on growing your wealth if you know how to; but you cannot control your health
  6. Please keep us posted. thanks I love Celebrity, but the prices have really gone up after covid, so I'm just waiting for a good deal
  7. I am really happy for you.Kindly Give some more details of your half world Cruise. Which Cruise ship and date of departure? where did it start and end ? how many nights ? what was the cost ? how many port days and sea days?
  8. Yes these forms are very addictive, with so many lovely people here to offer help and advice. As well as a lot of people whom we can help with our advice/experiences and feel good about it
  9. YouTubers who give regular favourable video Cruise reviews like Ben and David, Emma etc get invited to all these Cruise launch events
  10. *The Real Meaning of Poverty & Unemployment* If you are making less than $3,000 a month, you have plenty of company, because about half of the US is in the exact same boat. The Social Security Administration just released new wage statistics for 2019, and they are pretty startling. To me, the most alarming thing in the entire report is the fact that the median yearly wage was just $34,248.45 last year. In other words, half of all American workers made less than $34,248.45 in 2019, and half of all American workers made more than $34,248.45. That isn’t a whole lot of money. In fact, when you divide $34,248.45 by 12 you get just $2,854.05. Needless to say, it is not easy to survive in America today on just $2,854.05 a month, and this may help to explain why we have been seeing so many people fall out of the middle class in recent years. And, of course, all of the figures are just for 2019. This year, we have seen more than 63 million Americans file new claims for unemployment benefits as the U.S. economy has imploded during this pandemic, and so the final wage numbers for 2020 could be quite a bit worse than the numbers for 2019 were. Please keep that in mind as you go through the rest of this article. Once upon a time in America, a single income could easily support a middle class household in most cases, but those days are long gone. The cost of living has been rising far faster than our paychecks have, and as a result many Americans have been working themselves to the bone just to survive financially from month to month. To give you an idea of just how bad things have gotten, I would like to share with you some key statistics. -32.26 percent of American workers made less than $20,000 last year. -44.79 percent of American workers made less than $30,000 last year. -56.46 percent of American workers made less than $40,000 last year. -65.91 percent of American workers made less than $50,000 last year. Today, the poverty level for a household of five in the United States is $30,680. There are tens of millions of Americans who are referred to as “the working poor” because they are living in poverty even though they are employed and are working extremely hard. Some of you are working way more than 40 hours a week, and yet there never seems to be enough money at the end of the month. And of course you never even started with $2,854.05 in the first place, because all sorts of taxes were taken out of your paycheck before you even got it. We have an economy that works for those at the very top of the food chain, but pretty much everyone else is desperately trying to stay afloat. And now we have entered an economic downturn during which tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs. According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if honest numbers were being used the real unemployment rate in the U.S. would be 26.9 percent right now, and that would rival the worst levels that we witnessed during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Others have come up with similar numbers. For example, Axios is reporting that the “true unemployment rate” in the United States is currently 26.1 percent…
  11. Because it's mobiles are overpriced and the profit per handset is way above all the others
  12. I would prefer to be a shareholder of the most profitable cruise line and a customer of the least profitable cruise line. just like one should be a shareholder of Apple, which is the most profitable company in the world. But not its customer.
  13. Guess which cruise line is the most profitable of the big three and has the maximum profit per person for every Cruise
  14. It appears that the poster who hurt people's feelings was recently online and reading all the posts, yet maintaining a stoic silence
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