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Am I the only one who misses the good old days of Cruise Critic when we used to discuss the more serious issues?  I can't wait to get back to those soul searching discussions instead of what seems to be popular now ... When am I getting my refund? When can I cruise again?  Will HAL survive?  Why are HAL phone lines so busy?  When can I go to Alaska?

 

 

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12 minutes ago, taxmantoo said:

Am I the only one who misses the good old days of Cruise Critic when we used to discuss the more serious issues?  I can't wait to get back to those soul searching discussions instead of what seems to be popular now ... When am I getting my refund? When can I cruise again?  Will HAL survive?  Why are HAL phone lines so busy?  When can I go to Alaska?

 

 

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I liked it better when my biggest concerns for a cruise were what shoes to pack and which night to book the Pinnacle Grill!

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21 minutes ago, SumoCitrus said:

I could post a new smoking question if that would help....  :classic_biggrin:

 

..or chair hogger?

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25 minutes ago, SumoCitrus said:

I could post a new smoking question if that would help....  :classic_biggrin:

...bathrobes in public?

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Will you kindly get off my lounger now? You can clearly see I left my things on it (hours ago)

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Thanks for bringing some lightheartedness to the board again, Louis 😄🤣

 

I haven’t heard anyone say “why should I pay HSC?  I take care of MY people with cash” in a while 😉 😇😏

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And lets not forget "What time is the midnight buffet?"!

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The worst of the good old days seem pretty good now.

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2 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

What night is "formal" night?

It has been replaced by GALA nights.  remember the days when we had "formal" nights "Informal nights"  and "smart casual" nights?

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41 minutes ago, Himself said:

The worst of the good old days seem pretty good now.

Hi,

 

I completely agree. I can't believe how rapidly everything changed.

 

Chuck

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1. Does this elevator go to the front of the ship ?

2. Do all the crew sleep onboard ?

 

 

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One of my favorites—-Can we use American money in Alaska? (Or Hawaii?)

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My personal favorites were the tipping threads, as well as the smoking threads.  Some laugh out loud moments galore.

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4 hours ago, SumoCitrus said:

I could post a new smoking question if that would help....  :classic_biggrin:

 

I just looked. More than a month and NO posts on the smoking thread. Didn't think that would ever happen!!!

 

Does anyone know how to find the infamous "may I take a blender onboard" thread? 

 

Or the ever-popular "Bless your heart" thread?

Edited by 3rdGenCunarder

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1 hour ago, 1ANGELCAT said:

1. Does this elevator go to the front of the ship ?

2. Do all the crew sleep onboard ?

 

 

 

And, don't forget the CD's plea at the end of a night's performance:  "Please eat the Potato Salad."

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1 hour ago, rkacruiser said:

 

And, don't forget the CD's plea at the end of a night's performance:  "Please eat the Potato Salad."

I liked their potato salad. 😋

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1 hour ago, rkacruiser said:

 

And, don't forget the CD's plea at the end of a night's performance:  "Please eat the Potato Salad."

 

Or the reminder that the casino is open and "taking donations."

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Yay!!  Something fun to talk about.

 

I had stopped posting in the cancel/refund/virus threads due to the snarkiness.

 

I think "service animals" was the hot topic before all this started.  It was very heated but tame compared to the current touchy atmosphere. 

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Would it help if I came up with 20 reasons HAL should bring back Dutch Night in the MDR?

 

 

 

9 minutes ago, Vic The Parrot said:

I liked their potato salad. 😋

So did DH.  What is this about?  How did I miss this?

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1 minute ago, SilvertoGold said:

Would it help if I came up with 20 reasons HAL should bring back Dutch Night in the MDR?

 

 

 

So did DH.  What is this about?  How did I miss this?

 

LOL.

 

We could ask about baked Alaska parades while we're at it. I proposed eliminating them in a thread years ago and thought I was going to be forced to walk the plank (how dare I suggest such a thing), ironically HAL ended up doing away with them anyway, sadly the ice carvings and dessert extravaganzas went with it.  I never wanted to go THAT far!

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16 minutes ago, SilvertoGold said:

Would it help if I came up with 20 reasons HAL should bring back Dutch Night in the MDR?

 

 

 

So did DH.  What is this about?  How did I miss this?

 

It's been years since I heard a CD "beg" guests to please eat the potato salad.  The implication that I got--which was designed to be humorous--was that the salad had been sailing for many cruises.

26 minutes ago, 3rdGenCunarder said:

 

Or the reminder that the casino is open and "taking donations."

 

That is still a frequent comment by the CD.

 

28 minutes ago, Vic The Parrot said:

I liked their potato salad. 😋

 

I did as well and now, at least on HAL ships in the Lido Restaurant, it seems to have become extinct.  

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