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  1. effinaround

    Ever increasing sales pressure?

    My wife and I have become Cruise and Airline agnostic. We'll travel on a variety of carriers and cruise lines wherever we think we'll get the best fit for that particular itinerary. The one thing the cruise lines need to understand, and I mentioned this on my very first cruise a couple of years ago on the NCL Jade, for some of us the cruise is the destination, or a big part of it, and not just a conveyance. I got the distinct impression NCL was trying to Ryanair the voyage. Some don't mind looking at air travel as nothing more than an A to B experience but to me, a cruise is a floating resort that allows me to see a number of places in comfort and with good service. If they start treating it as a ferry service, that's troubling.
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    Live(ish) Millie HK to Singapore

    Forgot to add that I hope you enjoy Hong Kong. I have great memories from some of the trips I have taken that have passed through there in the last fifteen years. Never done it by ship, though.
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    Live(ish) Millie HK to Singapore

    Excellent! Looking forward to this as I have my eye on the Millie transpacific at end of April. Not sure if I'll be able to do it, but at least I can dream!
  4. effinaround

    Lanyards are for losers...

    To each their own, I suppose. It makes sense if you are wearing attire without pockets. Since I am always wearing pants or shorts, I just keep it in my pocket. People should do whatever they're comfortable with - pocket, wristband, or lanyard.
  5. Great job Linda. Sorry to see it end.
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    Maho airplane expeience

    Correction, KLM is operating the A330-200 and not the -300. I'm hoping to some day make it there as well. Watching jets land never gets old for me.
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    Maho airplane expeience

    Air France flies the A330-200 (scheduled to operate today's flight) and last I heard KLM was using an A330-300 after switching from the 747-400.
  8. Linda, I echo your sentiments regarding the silent disco as it was a "once and done" for me. Still, the 60 something french woman doing the Travolta to Stayin' Alive was memorable. Loving your review on a bitterly cold January day. You're a natural at this.
  9. Oh yeah, now I remember St. Lucia. The Piton Beer! I was down there on a Princess cruise (no, not looking for one as I already have one!) last January and most of the islands are just a blurry, hazy memory.
  10. I think it is because the celebrity board is on a different server than the others.
  11. effinaround

    Stunt on Royal

    Yes but they would have to prove actual damages. Ships' personnel involved in a man overboard situation are not likely to be accepted in court especially if it is staff already on the clock. They were in port and likely could see him swimming to shore. I did read the contract and the other members of the cabin who did no wrong would certainly have a claim if they were forcibly disembarked without credit. If I were RCI, I would want this to go away quietly. I think they made their point by leaving him behind. Serious Question - the British lady who went overboard last summer in the med and was rescued by a local navy (croatia perhaps), was she banned for life from the cruise line?
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    Stunt on Royal

    Was the ship late departing as a direct result because of the incident? Did he damage ship property? Was their reputation damaged somehow because of this? I looked through the guest code of conduct, dated november 12th 2018, and while they have the subject for climbing over the railing as a violation, I'm not sure on what grounds they could forcibly terminate the contract of carriage for the rest of the party. The mere fact that they are contemplating launching legal action against him when the local authorities declined to (although I don't think that was ever an option) opens the door for a counter suit.
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    Stunt on Royal

    Settle down people. The bit about banning him from all cruise lines is a bit much. He's very fortunate that he didn't die from such a height although I find the comment that RCI was going to "sue him" a little gratuitous since they suffered no damages under the contract of carriage. What I want to know, was alcohol involved?
  14. 'if I raise my children to always have that love of travel and being open to meeting new people and learning about other cultures, then I've done a pretty passable job as a parent.' This is so true, Linda. You've done a marvelous job instilling a sense of adventure and open-mindedness in your children and you should be very proud! With travel comes understanding and with understanding comes fellowship and care for others. Really enjoying your review!
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    New Oceanview Cabins on Constellation

    Thanks Waggie. I appreciate your comments.