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Forum: All Things Cruising March 3rd, 2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,242
Posted By hombre
no compensation, but, sailing always on HAL, i...

no compensation, but, sailing always on HAL, i have most often very little to complain about -- oh, the small stuff that might 'shake some peaches out of the tree' and make the experience a little...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 2nd, 2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By hombre
as a former professional musician, i could not...

as a former professional musician, i could not agree with you more about 'canned' music; it never trumps a live performance by musicians who know what they're doing. that said, i'm sure all of have...
Forum: Holland America March 1st, 2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By hombre
yes; took the ariel tram in dominica -- it was a...

yes; took the ariel tram in dominica -- it was a very fine experience. friends have also taken it and all agree, it is pricey but unique and beautiful. one caution: if you have a real phobia about...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 28th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By hombre
yeah. the beatles had a song for that: 'why...

yeah. the beatles had a song for that: 'why don't we do it in the road; no one will be watching us; why don't we do it the road?' or in our seats, or in the aisles? bet that would get attention....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By hombre
dtw, i'll bet you have been called 'cheezy.' but...

dtw, i'll bet you have been called 'cheezy.' but cheezy can be good and fun, and that's what you project. crackers with your cheese??
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By hombre
did i say there was anything wrong with 'cheezy?'...

did i say there was anything wrong with 'cheezy?' just recognize it for what it is and not try to make it something else. i can enjoy 'cheese', too. and that is what you almost always get on cruise...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 26th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By hombre
'cheesy' cruise acts.

up front, i'll admit this is probably not the place to post this; so give me advice. i read motter's blog about entertainment vis comments re the latest oscar show and cruise ship entertainment. ...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 23rd, 2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By hombre
colorcrazie: forgiven and forgotten. we've all...

colorcrazie: forgiven and forgotten. we've all got bigger' fish to fry' than this. i now understand that 'dude' is not a term of derision on the west coast. end of. forgive me for overreacting. ...
Forum: Holland America February 23rd, 2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By hombre
just to clarify: wine and beer ARE alcohol. so,...

just to clarify: wine and beer ARE alcohol. so, yes, hal allows you to bring wine and beer -- ALCOHOL -- on board. just not distilled spirits under the heading of liquor. eg. vodka, scotch, gin, ...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 23rd, 2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,068
Posted By hombre
look, face it. anyone who would buy 'art' on a...

look, face it. anyone who would buy 'art' on a cruise ship deserves what they get. ptbarnum had it right. if it were a significant work of art, it would be in a gallery on shore and protected from...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 23rd, 2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By hombre
elf: i was just kidding, i know i could not...

elf: i was just kidding, i know i could not afford a hamburger in hamilton, even if they serve such things. so, my experiences will be cruising there, and i hope to do so soon. now a question. i...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 23rd, 2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By hombre
dear katlady, thanks for your message. knowing...

dear katlady, thanks for your message. knowing you are from california, well, i suppose that clarifies the 'dude' thing. but you were not the one who used it; it was colorcrazie, and i don't thing...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 22nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By hombre
LOL and 'dude' is not a title i usually respond...

LOL and 'dude' is not a title i usually respond to. LOL
Forum: All Things Cruising February 22nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By hombre
colorcrazie, with all due respects, that last...

colorcrazie, with all due respects, that last comment was low. i maintain a right to have issues with authority figures, and , again with respect, paul motter is not an authority figure as far as i...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 22nd, 2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By hombre
no problem, elf. i'd love to live in bermuda,...

no problem, elf. i'd love to live in bermuda, and the beaches are to my mind the best in the world. though, i hope there are plenty of places to, well, you know, on the way back to the restrooms at...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 22nd, 2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By hombre
but opinions are just that. when most of us...

but opinions are just that. when most of us express an opinion it is posted on this forum -- take it or leave it. when one of the 'biggies' posts an opinion on the home page it carries weight; it...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 21st, 2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By hombre
oh, efl, i wasn't trying to bash bermuda at all;...

oh, efl, i wasn't trying to bash bermuda at all; it is a fabulous place, one of my very favorite. and i LOVE the beaches and everything else. i think if you reread my entry it was out of concern...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 21st, 2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By hombre
carnival, front and center

well,, i guess there is no doubt, given motter's endorsement, that carnival is the line to go with. as so-called president, moderator, or whatever of this site, how could he so nakedly endorse one...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 20th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By hombre
i guess, sadly, that bermuda is going the way of...

i guess, sadly, that bermuda is going the way of all the rest -- huge ships spewing thousands of passengers at the 'royal dock.' tourist traps every where. no more decent stores; only tshirt shops,...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 20th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By hombre
no triminghams? no bermuda for me. just like...

no triminghams? no bermuda for me. just like any other island now, tshirts and coffee mugs. gone, gone, gone. glad i had a chance to know it.
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 19th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,333
Posted By hombre
and don't forget -- if the ship is actually going...

and don't forget -- if the ship is actually going down to bring lots of lysol and complain about being packed in with smelly people in smelly life jackets. that should make it all better. ...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing February 19th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By hombre
your advice is about carnival; not true of more...

your advice is about carnival; not true of more sophisticated lines like hal or celebrity. re-think this advice. on hal, jeans are not allowed.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 18th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By hombre
daily quiz

small question: when can we folks in the eastern time zone reasonably expect the daily cruise trivia to be up? or is there no set time? i love the quiz, along with the message boards, and the...
Forum: Holland America February 17th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By hombre
yes. wine and beer; not liquor.

yes. wine and beer; not liquor.
Forum: All Things Cruising February 17th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By hombre
hal seems to alternate mexico and hawaii, but the...

hal seems to alternate mexico and hawaii, but the hawaii cruises on zaandam are 15 days, so a seven-day gap is confusing. get a hal brochure and look at the itinerary for its ships; this should...
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