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Old February 27th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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Do you use the ship's Internet Cafe to check your e-mail or look for Cafe's in port?

Do you only read/send e-mails or do you do any posting to Message Boards in "Live From Aboard' type threads?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:17 PM
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Outside of using my laptop to process my digitil photos I don't get on the computer when on a cruise.

To me the whole purpose of a cruise is to relax and get away from it all. I will just bide my time and catch up on my boards when I return.

OMG, I just said "my boards"; it sounds suspiciously like others who say "my soaps". That's a scary thought.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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I go both ways. There are times I've purchased a package onboard, especially when there are several sea days, to keep up with the grandkids and my DW's aging mother. But usually I look for an internet cafe on land. They are so cheap in comparison with the ship's charges. And it gives me something to do while DW is shopping!
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Old February 27th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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I don`t want anything to do with the outside world when i am cruising
I just want to enjoy the moment.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: When You're Cruising ???

Originally Posted by sail7seas
Do you only read/send e-mails or do you do any posting to Message Boards in "Live From Aboard' type threads?
Depends on the length of the cruise. For a short cruise, I may check emails, but I write a "review" type posting after I return.

I tried doing a "Live From" thread on my Hawaii/South Pacific cruise last January, but it became almost impossible as we got further into the South Pacific. The posting time was incredible and when I lost my entire entry one day, I just gave up and stopped doing it. I then wrote a comprehensive review upon my return.

I plan to post a "Live From" thread on this board when I take my Veendam TransAtlantic next month (April). That's an 18-day cruise with some interesting ports. I'm hoping posting it will be easier here.

I may try to do a "Live From" thread on the return trip on the QE2, more a highlight of the ship's facilities and services since there are no ports on that trip.

I can't be bothered searching for internet cafes in ports. Guess it's laziness, but I'd prefer to use my precious port time doing other things than sitting at a computer. So, I just pay the higher prices to use the internet onboard ship.

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