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hey "theotherchad" do you mean the hanging chad ?
I've been accused of hanging, dangling and have even been perforated on occasion, but I try to stay away from all Florida electoral politics if at all possible. I vote for another round wherever I'm at. Actually, "theotherchad" as a handle was simply the first thing I came up with for a yahoo email address that wasn't already taken.

So, I take it this is where the fun people in the seafaring community hang out?
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Pirates have always been well know for partying.
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dave I think CaronaGirl may be a strong contestant in the party pic contest - don't worry you still win the speedo contest.
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Great! I can't wait!
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Speaking of partying. This is Mary Lou Retton's (Olympic Gymnast) sister. She fell off her bar stool at the pool bar. Not the bruises and cuts on her legs. She was fun to party with.




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MsBlackjack (Martha, I guess? Hi.) mentioned on another thread something about not sailing during the full-on senior citizen season. I'm just curious to get some other opinions on this subject, I mean, the fact that cruises, even on the same ship or the same itinerary, seem to have different personalities as a result of the passenger demographic which varies seasonally.

I noticed that when we sailed this past December, the passengers seemed to skew quite a bit older than when we went in May. due to that, the disco was pretty dead most nights and the poolside fun was a lot more subdued.

I'm wondering if you guys, most of whom seem to have cruised more than I have (4 so far) have pegged the best times of year to cruise if you're looking for a lively crowd.
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MAY!! here is more poolside fun during the sexy legs contest. Sherry Lou (Mary Lou's sister) was one of the judges....

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My question for you Dave is...


















Where can I get a camera that takes crisp clear pictures like that??
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Nikon Coolpix 4600! Great camera!
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theotherchad (toc) you are right; they are times when to sail for a livelier crowd and times to sail for a "subdued" hogging the bingo crowd-

Nov thru mid-Feb is the subdued crowd
mid-Feb begins to quick off spring fever adn of course spring break
March/April - haven't cruised this time frame YET
May - family crowd and a spattering of yuppies
June-Sept: never had a dull moment crusing this time
Oct - Nov: mixed demographics but not as subdued as Nov - mid-Feb
(The above applies to both Carnival and Royal Carribbean)

but if you go on a shorter cruise - more party crowds - the mentality of "hey its only 4 days so I better get my party on" kicks in.
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I have cruised the last three Novembers and the last 5 Mays and have never failed to find a fun crowd. It may have something to do with Dave the Wave being onboard!

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pools on cruise ships: I know DTW will probably agree with me, but I think Enchantment has the best pool layout; see DTW's pic; the band plays right at the pool edge and you can dance where the temporary belly flop platform is sitting....

which ship has your favorite place for the pool party?
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I think I agree with DTW that whenever he's on board, the fun will ensue! We're the same. We're gonna make ourselves some fun no matter what.

Martha, I think that we might try the early fall time (Sept/Oct) again, and we've found early May to be our best time so far, so we'll probably sail at that time again too. I'm just curious. You love the summer cruises, but we've pretty much ruled those out because we don't like other people's children (I'm kidding, they're adorable, go away now, you're bugging me kid) and when school's out, there are a lot more of them on board. I take it you've never had a problem with the masses of rugrats?
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the other chad

i've always cruised with rccl anytime from jan. thru april. always had a good crowd.
cruised one year end of march on celebrity talk about a senior cruise!
i was the baby on the ship. i'd say 80% were 75+. the atrium at nite was dead. not kidding there were 8 of us in the disco at nite.
there were two heart attacks during the week and helicopters had to transport them to the nearest hospital.
however my sister loves cruising on celebrity. but she cruises during easter break or summertime.

i think rccl is fun all year round. lines like celebrity princess holland you have to going during certain times of the year.
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Here is one for Dreadlockcruiser! Since you will be on the Sovereign of the Seas in a couple weeks. Here is a picture of the pool for you. I know you have been there before but this was fun!!!!!

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I don't think any party thread could be complete wthout this classic

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your right TOC rugrats don't bother me much - I usually cruise end of summer (late August early Sept) due to birthday celebrations - so honestly I don't notice much except for having fun - my past summer cruises were dictated by my former tyrant - oops employer.... .

I just won't do a November cruise again - unless it is a short cruise - not a 7 day snoozer....

holy carp CG: that looked painful - funny yet painful
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So since I am taking the freedom for turkey cruise with the CM gang in November it will be dull????
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for the most part Rescue I think it may be dull - so you better liven them up and take the pics to prove it.
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I'm glad to benefit from ya'll's experience. I've gotta get out of here now, but I posted just to have an excuse to (try to) post a photo of my wife's idea of partying. Dress up and drink up.

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I'm glad to benefit from ya'll's experience. I've gotta get out of here now, but I posted just to have an excuse to (try to) post a photo of my wife's idea of partying. Dress up and drink up.

Chad were you trying to post this; ? If so your wife is very pretty; keep her away from some of the other people (yes, I mean the HIH gang)
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CG, I hope you weren't trying that!
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Next time I will have to find someone with a bigger bra size. I couldn't get that one hooked in the back. I am a 45 A.
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Great, Katlady! That looks like it might fit better with room to spare!
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