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    Western New York
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    I support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I like to ride trains and read mysteries
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Vantage, Azamara
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  1. Ha ha! I believe DW has used those phrases to me more than once. We are just off the Journey, Oct 10-27, b2b. Regarding Eric and new songs. He brought DW onto the dance floor twice, once during our 1st cruise, put his arm around her and said "They don't grow them very big where she comes from." On the second cruise at the M&M, he looked at her and said "I have plans for you tonight." DW is 4'10'' to Eric's self described 5'18". He brought her onto the dance floor and started singing "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top." while sitting on a backless table. He started rocking back and forth, and DW, afraid of falling, reached out for something to hold onto. It was Eric's knee. He took her hand off his knee, and said "This isn't that kind of cruise dear." She knew that she was doomed when he saw her sitting in the audience and her feet didn't touch the floor. I brought my camera the second show and have pictures, but I can't figure how to download onto cc.
  2. Tom47

    English vs American

    I'm happy with Twinning 's. I am pleased that you found a tea that you like.
  3. Clkarification: We choose based on itinerary, service and no smoking inside ship. Azamara evidently pays crew more(price includes tips & drinks). On our last cruise I said to our waiter"See you tomorrow." He said tomorrow was his day off. Their retention rate is in the 90s compared with 80% quoted in the article. I heard an Azamara lecturer say something similar: "Azamara pays better than the mass market lines and gives the crew more time off because they have such a high crew to pax ratio. Mass market lines work their crew like dogs." I was hoping for civilized responses not the rude one from the obnoxious jerk, which is why I didn't elaborate.
  4. See https://www.businessinsider.com/cruise-ship-workers-describe-grueling-conditions-job-2019-11?fbclid=IwAR0AdYNceIv-BKre6mIxD3IzXfX_X706xnvh9tVGALoOOObJX_dblZMshg8 We have only been on 1 RCI cruise and have 2 more booked. We have also cruised on Celebrity(8 times) and Azamara(4 times). Azamara has the best service of all 3 with 400 crew for 690 pax, about 60% ratio. We choose based on itinerary. We have never cruised on any of the other cruise lines mentioned, but were considering HAL and Princess. Any thoughts?
  5. I am just off Azamara Journey, b2b, October 10-27, and I will answer questions.
  6. Tom47

    English vs American

    I'm just off Azamara Journey. They had Twinings English Breakfast tea.
  7. Tom47

    Azamara Cabins Thread

    Try asking for isotonic pillows. They work for me.
  8. Tom47

    Azamara Cabins Thread

    Cabin #7030, midship balcony opposite forward elevators Azamara Journey October 10 and 19, cruises b2b Would you choose again? No, too noisy in early morning, doors banging and people talking. balcony size normal
  9. Thanks to your review and the itinerary, we have booked this cruise for January, 2021.
  10. I posted the link to move the language discussion to the other thread.
  11. Seven years ago, we had dinner with some people on our roll call the night before boarding. The lady told me that she had booked a hotel through a 3rd party website at very good rate. Then she saw on trip advisor that the hotel had bedbugs. The rate she booked was not refundable She ended up paying another $200 at another hotel for 1 night. She said that she would stay at the Hyatt next time. We paid about $220 per night that time. We like it not only for the location, but excellent, spacious rooms. I realize that no hotel is immune from bedbugs, but we have never had a problem at Hyatt. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
  12. Points are shared between Celebrity and Az. RCI and Az only share status up to Diamond/Discover.
  13. We like the Hyatt convention center on 17th. Two blocks from Harbor Shoppes plaza -2 restaurants, Publix and wine stores. Prices vary-$250 approximately, depending on date. Pay port/airport shuttles.
  14. DW is reading book 10 in the Hetta Coffey series by Jinx Schwartz. All mysteries take place in the sea of Cortez. Frequently on sale on Amazon, .99 cents or free.
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