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Forum: All Things Cruising February 8th, 2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Paul Motter
Thank you for the link

Thank you for the link
Forum: Silversea Cruises February 3rd, 2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By Paul Motter
Mark Conroy takes new post as head of Silversea Cruises

CruiseWeek says...

Highly respected industry veteran Mark Conroy has been named head of Silversea Cruises' Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas.

Conroy who earlier had...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 13th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 115,552
Posted By Paul Motter
Worldtraveler... Congratulations to you that...

Worldtraveler...

Congratulations to you that you actually got the free cruise. Of course, it cost $600 (not free) but still a bargain. I am not at all surprised at the hoops they made you jump...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 6th, 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,251
Posted By Paul Motter
In my experience in the last 7 years the vast...

In my experience in the last 7 years the vast majority of people who ever even refer to racial issues come from the left - and (NEWS flash....) racism is racism by definition whether it is malicious...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 28th, 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By Paul Motter
First - figure out which port you are departing...

First - figure out which port you are departing from. I assume it is either Ft Laud or Miami.

Your hotel will only have a shuttle to one or the other - not both. typical taxi from Ft Lauderdale...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 22nd, 2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Paul Motter
That sounds beautiful. I have been on Star...

That sounds beautiful. I have been on Star Clipper in the Caribbean - it was nice but we were also seasick quite a bit (unfortunately). I hear that part of Thailand (the lower peninsula) is...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 21st, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Paul Motter
Princess and MSC cruises both sail out of South...

Princess and MSC cruises both sail out of South Africa. Is that what you mean? re you looking for a cruise that GOES TO Africa?
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 21st, 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,181
Posted By Paul Motter
Kanda - such good advice! I would have...

Kanda - such good advice!

I would have recommended a line like Oceania, Seabourn orAzamara if you want meals in the stateroom. You need a butler, really.

The Haven (on Epic) will work though.
Forum: All Things Cruising July 6th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By Paul Motter
Remember to take proof of ownership (of shares)...

Remember to take proof of ownership (of shares) on the cruise with you also - you might have to show it to claim the credit.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 6th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Paul Motter
Most cabins are made for a max of four, so most...

Most cabins are made for a max of four, so most families of five get a nicer cabin for the parents and put three kids in an inside cabin. They won't be in there much anyway. You can usually arrange...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 6th, 2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By Paul Motter
Carnival is good, but so are Royal Caribbean and...

Carnival is good, but so are Royal Caribbean and NCL.

If you are a young adult couple, I would recommend NCL for good entertainment and a variety of food, or Royal Caribbean for a variety of...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 30th, 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Paul Motter
Virgin has filed to have the lawsuit dismissed on...

Virgin has filed to have the lawsuit dismissed on no merit and my guess is that they will prevail because all he had was a verbal agreement (to the best of my knowledge )
Forum: All Things Cruising June 29th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Paul Motter
Did you all hear that Branson jumped out of the...

Did you all hear that Branson jumped out of the helicopter and cut off the neckties of the business people at the ceremony? He was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt. I mean I get "casual" but he really...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 29th, 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By Paul Motter
I am very interested in what you all think about...

I am very interested in what you all think about this...

It is interesting because he is positioning it as a "boutique" ship. At 110,000-tons these days that is "smallish" - and for just 2500...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 16th, 2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Paul Motter
I still say the one room that might disappear...

I still say the one room that might disappear some day is the "main theater" - it is the biggest, most wasted space during most of the cruise.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 16th, 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,835
Posted By Paul Motter
That is a good point ATCruiser. And no, I had not...

That is a good point ATCruiser. And no, I had not checked. Interesting.
Forum: All Things Cruising June 15th, 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Paul Motter
New Carnival Corp. Ships

See story here Carnival to Build Its Largest Ships Yet (http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/news/carnival-to-build-its-largest-ships-yet.cfm)

Carnival Corp is build FOUR new ships for 6600...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff June 8th, 2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Paul Motter
Drop Down Menus Fixed!!

We really apologize for the problems we had with our drop down menus - it was elusive and no matter how much we tried we could not find the one comma in the thousands of lines of code that fixed this...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 4th, 2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 612
Posted By Paul Motter
Arnold Donald (Carnival CEO) will be on CNBC tonight

Jim Cramer is a CNBC stocks analyst who gets very excited about certain stocks. Just a month ago he was telling his audience to avoid Carnival cruise lines. He said "Disney is how we trade vacation...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers June 3rd, 2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,818
Posted By Paul Motter
Thanks Gina - we have a "meetup" section - one is...

Thanks Gina - we have a "meetup" section - one is organized by ship here:

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/meet-board/

and the other would be our singles area: Singles - CruiseMates Cruise...
Forum: Crewmembers June 2nd, 2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Paul Motter
In most cases the cruise lines will pay for the...

In most cases the cruise lines will pay for the physical if you are already hired.

I would make sure she really has been hired by Carnival. If she was hired by a subcontractor (like the Spa or the...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers June 2nd, 2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Paul Motter
I think Holland America has gotten its wifi...

I think Holland America has gotten its wifi cooking hotter in the last few years. I do agree that when they first started up they vastly underestimated how much bandwidth they would need. But the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 28th, 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,371
Posted By Paul Motter
The funny thing is that this is not a victory for...

The funny thing is that this is not a victory for the people, really. The main complaint was the $7.95 room service fee, which still remains.

The ban on takeaway food was just a byproduct of that...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines May 22nd, 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,371
Posted By Paul Motter
Buggs & Pete.... I think we hit on it again...

Buggs & Pete....

I think we hit on it again - that the cruise lines are moving their focus to a newer clientele. My theory is that they don't really care if they lose the, well for lack of a...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 21st, 2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,880
Posted By Paul Motter
Unless it says otherwise - figure you will be...

Unless it says otherwise - figure you will be paying twice the price of a single occupancy cruise. Bit you should consult a travel pro (like Pete) to see what options might be available
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