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Forum: Styles At Sea September 8th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By PeterV
I don't think jeans or shorts are appropriate for...

I don't think jeans or shorts are appropriate for the dining room, myself. Think of what you would wear to a really, really nice restaurant at home and dress accordingly.

dorothy

Perhaps you...
Forum: Styles At Sea September 8th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,597
Posted By PeterV
Dorothy, I don't think jeans or shorts are...

Dorothy,

I don't think jeans or shorts are appropriate for the dining room, myself. Think of what you would wear to a really, really nice restaurant at home and dress accordingly.
...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 8th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
Re: WHAT IS DRESSY?

My goodness. I had no idea this was such a hot topic. We saved for quite a while for a vacation and booked a cruise as a last minute idea (were really considering Rivera Maya) We have a fairly decent...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 8th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
Everyone needs to take a deep breath and relax. ...

Everyone needs to take a deep breath and relax. My comments about auto mechanics and farmers wearing jeans is an accurate one based on my child rearing years and only reflects my personal feelings...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 8th, 2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
True, to a point. One crosses a line, so one's...

True, to a point. One crosses a line, so one's actions speak very loudly, when one dresses in a manner that's totally inappropriate for the function in which one is participating.


It is only...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 8th, 2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
If you read a manual on social etiquette, you...

If you read a manual on social etiquette, you will discover that not conforming to the requested standard of dress is a personal affront both to both the host(ess), which is the master of the vessel...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 7th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
Well written reply Peter... But I was not...

Well written reply Peter...

But I was not writing just about the narrow focus of wearing Jeans.

I AM commenting on the general lack of respect for custom, traditions, etc. in the cruise...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 7th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
Rather, I take issue only with (1) passengers who...

Rather, I take issue only with (1) passengers who ignore -- or, worse yet, defy -- the published standards of dress, whatever they are, and (2) cruise lines that fail to enforce the published...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 7th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
PeterV: Yes indeed...social changes...we do...

PeterV:

Yes indeed...social changes...we do see that.

What can be forgotten, is that part of the fabric of society is made up of these small gestures.....manners, customs, courtesies, social...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 7th, 2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,981
Posted By PeterV
People face risks 24 hours a day, you do what you...

People face risks 24 hours a day, you do what you can to minimise these, but you cannot eliminate all risk entirely. And it would be an extremely unpleasant world if they tried. Face it this whole...
Forum: Travel Gripes! September 7th, 2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,378
Posted By PeterV
Re: SALAD BAR - MOVE IT!!!

How many times have you gone to the buffet restaurant and are behind people that are so meticulous about putting together their salad that it holds up the entire line of people who just want the hot...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 7th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
>> 1. When I book a cruise, I am purchasing a...

>> 1. When I book a cruise, I am purchasing a product based upon the cruise line's representation thereof. If the cruise line represents that it maintains a certain ambiance, part of which is set...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 6th, 2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
Peter, OK, so you don't like to wear them,...

Peter,

OK, so you don't like to wear them, and that means what to people who do? Sorry, but times do change along with what people like to wear. That you don't wear them because of their "fit2 or...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 5th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,615
Posted By PeterV
CLO.....latest fashion trend? I wouldn't be...

CLO.....latest fashion trend? I wouldn't be caught dead in jeans regardless of what color they are, skinny, bell bottoms, peg pants, adorned with crystals, holey, etc. Someone is constantly trying...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing September 5th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,841
Posted By PeterV
[Jeans] are comfortable and durable. Well,...

[Jeans] are comfortable and durable.

Well, I'll give you the "durable" part -- which is why they are traditinally worn for farming, construction, and other "dirty" work, and as "play clothes" for...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 12th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By PeterV
In order to save on fees, some US banks partner...

In order to save on fees, some US banks partner with various European banks and do not charge a fee if you use those cashpoints. For an example, Bank of America in the US and Barclays in UK. So if...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 12th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,897
Posted By PeterV
I forgot to mention that I was talking about the...

I forgot to mention that I was talking about the Golden Princess when I inquired about fees for using the indoor jacuzzi, steamroom and sauna.

Yes, the Golden has a Sauna/Steam room near the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 10th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,253
Posted By PeterV
Yes, it was prior to 1992 then - and no they will...

Yes, it was prior to 1992 then - and no they will only acknowledge it prior to whatever certain date. Trust me........I tried.

Looking at my cruise history it shows my first Carnival Cruise in...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 31st, 2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,981
Posted By PeterV
Most here are NOT asking for a smoke free ship...

Most here are NOT asking for a smoke free ship but a ship with desiginated smoking areas with extra fire proof material-which brings me to THIS. hey say the problem was from someone throwing off a...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 28th, 2006, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By PeterV
All the information, Hah! Could you possibly be...

All the information, Hah! Could you possibly be referring to the comments by the man in charge of the Jamaican Tourist Board, Peterkin?

I am sure that he would be the best expert and the one...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 28th, 2006, 05:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,143
Posted By PeterV
I think the fuel that Norm was referring to was...

I think the fuel that Norm was referring to was for the life boats. There are refueling pipes near them, and they would use either gasoline or diesel.

Cheers,
Peter
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 27th, 2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,885
Posted By PeterV
I'm all for making cruise ships safer, so along...

I'm all for making cruise ships safer, so along with banning smoking, we should also rip out all the electrical wiring, fill in the pools so that they are no more than one quarter inch deep, remove...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 27th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By PeterV
I'm all for making cruise ships safer, so along...

I'm all for making cruise ships safer, so along with banning smoking, we should also rip out all the electrical wiring, fill in the pools so that they are no more than one quarter inch deep, remove...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 27th, 2006, 05:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,143
Posted By PeterV
Having traveled on two of the sister ships...

Having traveled on two of the sister ships ,Caribbean and Golden I find the story of a cigarette starting this fire implausible. Having had cabins in this area on both ships, I can't imagine a fag...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 17th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,894
Posted By PeterV
It really all depends on the type of steak that...

It really all depends on the type of steak that you like, the filet in my opinion was quite good. I also thought that the New England Clam Chowder was very good as well.

Cheers,
Peter
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