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    Land of Ice, Snow, and Potholes
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    The one that I am on
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Some place no one else has ever been

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  1. Seen one you seen them all, except for a few exceptions like the mighty Niagara. When we first started cruising one of the tours we took was to their beautiful waterfall. When we got there it was rather disappointing. It look like a fire hose was at the top that was suppling the water. Not impressed. On another tour we went to a rather nice falls. We were allowed to bath in the pool at the bottom. I went in and it was very cold but refreshing as it was a very hot day. 2 weeks later I seen that a few people in a tour group were killed in that same waterfalls because when there is a rain storm it has the potential of causing a flash flood that is like a tidal wave going over the falls Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  2. I have met more passengers sitting in the theater or at a bar and socialized with them during the rest of the cruise I have made a few friends that we still keep in contact with by standing in line waiting for embarkation or on the shuttle from the off site parking lot. With all the people on board we kept coming across those first people that we met during the rest of the cruise. One couple had a cabin 2 away from us. One time we were having lunch in the Spa Cafe. It was crowded and a woman was looking for a table. We motioned to her to join us. She thanked us and asked if it was ok for her husband that is also coming. No problem. He introduced himself as James. He asked the server for a drink and gave his card, the server placed the card on the table and I noticed his full name, James Lofton. I said being nosy I seen your card and noticed James Lofton I asked if he was the the former NFL player. He said he was and I told him that I hated him not as a person but as a player because played for the Packers and I am from Detroit. He just laughed. I said all we ever heard was completion to Lofton. We had a great lunch together, heard great stories and seen him a few times during the cruise. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  3. That will probably never happen. The main reason why it is so slow is because of all the users, if people used it for work purposes it would really get bogged down Where I live the internet has become slower because of all the children being on line for their classes and also people working from home My son worked at home before the virus and still does. I asked him one time if he ever thought of going to a coffee shop as he drinks a lot of coffee and some offer free refrills He said he wouldn’t do that because of all the data and whatever else it was that he used and it would almost shutdown their system. His computers at home are directly connected and many times he is on three I guess it depends on what you are doing My daughter is a teacher. She is doing virtual on line classes but has to be at the school to do it. They said that the parents want to know that the teachers are teaching not “goofing” off by being at home. She said she could do the same thing at home but has to drive to school and sit in her classroom for the whole day. Her husband operates from home but has to go in a few times a week to check on whatever it is he has to. I suggested to all of them about going on a cruise or a trip while working and they all had reasons that they couldn’t and it going impossible I also thought about family with kids in school. They should be able to take a cruise or trip and let the kids do their on line learning while they are remotely working. I guess it isn’t as easy as we may think it is when not in that situation. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  4. Our experience is that it isn’t worth going to. We went to a few and no longer go Most don’t want to mingle. They grab a chair and wait for the CD to introduce the staff in attendance. We have tried to mingle by approaching those sitting and got the feeling that we were bothering them. The staff tells you how great it is to have you on board blah blah blah, the same script you will hear many times during other events. The event for us wasted about one hour of our day. It is also usually held at a time that may also interfere with something else. For the most part it is a opportunity for those that are planning a private tour together to meet but don’t expect the staff to promote it as they want you to purchase their tours. Some will have a gift exchange after. I guess it is fun for some but we don’t want to carry useless gifts to exchange for some other useless gift. We have enough clutter. It is better to join in the Roll Call for your cruise Some will arrange a sail away party at the aft bar, but basically it doesn’t serve any purpose just go where you want to be for the sail away. It isn’t as if you can’t be there if you don’t sign up. We found one of the best thing about the Roll Call is the cabin crawl that is sometimes arranged . It gives the chance to tour other cabins The Roll Call also gives you the opportunity to join in a group that is planning on a private tour, or to arrange one, It also is good place to get to know some ot those that will be sailing with you and helps build excitement about the cruise along with sharing a few helpful tips. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  5. A lot of good points and discussion by all of the posters. Thanks for your thoughts and input. It appears as if cruise lines will probably require everyone to wear a mask and keep social distancing for at least a year after cruising starts. Cruising may not get back to normal until 2022 at the earliest if we are that fortunate. Happy cruising 🌅🚢🇺🇸🌅
  6. As the title I am wondering and don’t know much about. If you had the virus and survived would you be required to wear a mask and keep social distancing? How would anyone know that you aren’t contagious or just don’t care or already had it? Are people that already had it contagious? What if you had the vaccine if it was available? Would you also have to wear a mask and keep social distances? How would passengers or the crew know that you aren’t being a A hole and not obeying the rules?
  7. Some don’t get the emoji 🤗😱 I do think Pinboy would normally know it was just a joke. He must have been having a brain lapse. Apparently he is a hockey fan and maybe played. It is my favorite sport and naturally the Wings are my team but I also like the Leafs and Canadiens I was happy that Tampa won the Cup because it was the team that our now GM and former captain Steve Yzerman put together when he was the GM there. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  8. How will they sail at 50 to 60 % if the ships are already almost full and still have those sailing listed to book? Do you think they are anticIpating that many will cancel, take the FCC, or L &S ? Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  9. They will only have service in every other elevator. 🤗😱 happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  10. I think sometimes when we had less we were happier. Being retired when we get up in the morning we always give each other a kiss (after brushing our teeth) and a hug. Next to having a cup of coffee it is the best part of waking up besides my favorite hobby of waking up in the morning. 🤷‍♂️🤗 When we didn’t have much we enjoyed all the things that we now miss, if that makes sense. My wife’s sister, SIL, divorced her husband after 18 years. He said he didn’t understand it as he always was buying her stuff. Her reply was yeah but it was stuff I didn’t want, need, or we could afford. You can’t buy love. There were other issues involved but being very materialistic was part of it. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  11. That is the same with us. We dated for 5 years before we got married. We don’t buy any presents for each other, cards and etc same as you. We do buy gifts for our children and naturally grandchildren. We tell them not to buy us anything as we don’t need or want anything. We have too much as it is. We buy and have the pizza as a tradition because that was what we did on our first date and could afford on our first anniversary. When ever we go on a cruise, trip, and sometimes out for dinner and etc we will look at each other smile, laugh, and say Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Anniversary and .... It makes life much more simpler and holidays more enjoyable. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🌅🇺🇸
  12. This reminds me of all the parents that knew a farmer to take the pets to when they were no longer wanted. There are also many ships that are sunk to create reefs, and break waters to protect the shore lines. Just think of all the ships that have sailed or are sailing. A lot of tonnage Happy cruising 🌊🚢🌅🇺🇸
  13. Why couldn’t you celebrate your anniversary? Were you separated? I celebrate everyday with my wife as it is always a special day. A so called mile stone doesn’t make it any different as everyday is precious. My wife and I have been together over 55 years. No parties, and no extra ordinary celebrations on our anniversaries. We do have a tradition of getting a pizza and dividing it down the center and saying this half is mine and that is yours because that is what we did when we were dating. Only difference now is we only have one slice each instead of eating all of it along with 2 pitchers of beer. The main thing is we are still enjoying our time together. Life is great and best when simple. I am sure you will look back and realize that your 45th was the best and always remember it. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  14. there are a lot of advantages of doing a B2B with 4 or 5 day cruises especially when it comes to perks. If you are in a CC or above you get double the amenities like the bottle of bubbly instead of one if you took a 7 night or longer cruise you would get 2, 2 key card holder, 2 bags and etc plus double of all the other perks. it also feel great knowing that on the last night of the first cruise you still have another 4 or 5 days and can relax and enjoy the evening and the morning especially if you are staying in the same cabin. It is also great to be sitting at a bar or coffee shop watching those coming on that think they were the first to board while having a drink. The biggest advantage is you get to attend 2 YES! 2 muster drills. 🤗 Happy cruising 🌊🚢🌅🇺🇸
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