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About jc3443

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    So. California
  • Interests
    Photography, travel...much more but I'm too lazy to go into it.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Only cruised on Carnival, then Royal Caribbean, so not enough experience to have much of an opinion!
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    The Caribbean
  1. Yes of course. But we need to focus prevention efforts on areas that are reasonable and likely a problem. It is far easier for a burglar to drive down a street and look for mail or newspapers piled up to identify a target, than to research who on the internet is on a cruise and try to cross reference that with the ones that are in their area. That said, I am far more concerned with having lights at my house on timers when I am gone, trusted neighbors watching my property and collecting mail, maybe even moving cars around, having a Ring camera system on my property as well as a sign showing my home is monitored by cameras and by a large, angry dog, then I am about who on the internet might be trolling for people out of town. Burglars identifying targets by trolling cruise websites and Facebook is just not something that happens often enough for me to worry about. Like I said earlier though, if it is something that would worry YOU during your cruise then you should absolutely take precautions so that is does not fester in the back of your mind and ruin your vacation.
  2. Agreed. I always see these posts about not putting things on Facebook about being away from home. After 30 years in LE, the only two cases I know of where someone used that information was someone who already knew the folks leaving on vacation. Burglars don't do a lot of online research. They do street research. They drive through neighborhoods and look for good candidates. Here is an example of one, but again the burglars likely knew of the plans already as they knew the people they were burglarizing. https://theweek.com/speedreads/455792/familys-home-burglarized-after-post-vacation-photos-facebook I would be way more concerned about cyber crime from things posted on the internet then about someone burglarizing my house. But we all have different levels of risk tolerance. In other words, you do you... 😉
  3. Perhaps I didn't get the details correct here... OP was sitting on the balcony, wife comes out of the bathroom naked, crew washing a balcony for the adjoining stateroom. Did the wife walk out onto the balcony? Or did the window washing guys stick their heads around the divider? I just can't picture how someone on the neighboring balcony could see INTO the room.
  4. Service dogs should be required by law to be certified by a licensed trainer. And the certification should be required entering areas where animals are restricted. This "You can't ask" thing is ridiculous... And emotional support animals? Stay home and support your emotions with your animal. The rest of the world does not need to be subjected to dog poo unnecessarily, particularly after paying for a rather expensive vacation and considering the ongoing health risks on ships.
  5. Hmmm, sounds like the difference between mead and honey wine is a bit murky, though honey wine is consumed younger and has a generally lower ratio of honey to other ingredients. https://www.wellpreserved.ca/whats-the-difference-between-mead-and-honey-wine-tej/ Interesting though, I had no idea honey wine was big in Ethiopia. You learn something new every day!
  6. You beat me to this one. In the interests of science I was going to offer to test ALL of the ships wifi networks to see which one is the fastest. I will even write a paper afterward with my results and a PowerPoint presentation with lots of pretty graphs and such. I am willing to donate my time if someone will just book the cruises for me. I can start in two months when I retire. In the interests of being thorough I should probably not just test each ship once. I am thinking twice, once for each of it's "seasons". I'm just happy and willing to help. I'm a giver! :halo:
  7. A quick YouTube search for Transatlantic cruises can turn up some pretty nasty weather. It CAN be pretty darn bad, or it can be like a mill pond.
  8. The link OP provided specifically says Mead. https://www.winetimenow.net/store/product/schramms-black-agnes-mead-39-99-while-supplies-last/ Everytime I have heard someone use the term "honey wine" they were actually talking about mead. Is there a different product that is actually "honey wine"?
  9. And worst case scenario is they take it and you are out a bottle of mead. Shrug your shoulders and mutter to yourself for a few seconds, then go on and enjoy your vacation.
  10. And those people that wear shorts in the MDR for dinner should be made to walk the plank!
  11. You can always just buy one large photo then scan it. We generally just buy the photo package and then always use my sign and sail card for photos, that way all the photos get connected to my account. But we do lots of photos. We don't buy souvenirs and such so it works out.
  12. 2 months and 5 days. But in fairness I've been unofficially counting for quite some time now...
  13. I like the confidentiality agreement idea! :') Well Firerunner? When is your next cruise? Next one we have booked is aboard Brilliance of the Seas June 2019 to the British Isles. We might do one before then though.
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