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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 9th, 2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By belgique
Medical evacuation from the Zuiderdam on Thursday

Thursday about 10:30 A.M., the Captain asked for any blood donors with type O-, O+ or B+ to come to the Infirmary. They also had to have their Donor Card with them. About 50 people went down there,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 17th, 2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By belgique
Road Scholar outfit has some lovely looking trips...

Road Scholar outfit has some lovely looking trips to Cuba - even one "Cuba by Sea" is offered.
They are quite expensive, but hopefully as more companies go there, the price will go down.
It's on my...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 14th, 2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By belgique
Have faith and courage - God will provide the...

Have faith and courage - God will provide the strength.
Hoping all goes well and good news will come soon!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 14th, 2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By belgique
Going to Panama Canal for the third time in 2...

Going to Panama Canal for the third time in 2 weeks, along with other South American ports. Have never been bitten by any mosquito, but will probably use something this time. Can't hurt.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 14th, 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By belgique
My parents were born in Belgium, so I am Belgique!

My parents were born in Belgium, so I am Belgique!
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal September 29th, 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By belgique
Cuba - anyone been there?

Thinking about a Road Scholar trip to Cuba. Wondering if any of you have used this group, or have traveled to Cuba recently.


All advice and what to expect would be appreciated!
Belgique
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 23rd, 2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By belgique
1976 on the Vistafjord (Norwegian American Line)....

1976 on the Vistafjord (Norwegian American Line). No docks or piers at St. Thomas, St. Maarten or St. Bart's. Went ashore on gorgeous wooden launches (tenders), stayed on night onboard in St....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 13th, 2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,711
Posted By belgique
Alexandra Fuller's "Don't Lets Go To the Dogs...

Alexandra Fuller's "Don't Lets Go To the Dogs Tonight", and "Cocktails under the Tree of Forgetfulness".


Also - "Close to Shore" not sure of author - about the 1920's series of shark attacks on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 24th, 2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By belgique
Always keep the Cruise Log so I can add up my...

Always keep the Cruise Log so I can add up my miles and days at sea - nearly 2 years worth now.


Also like to get used license plates and nail them to garage wall - it's very colorful and when I...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 18th, 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By belgique
A wise old friend told me after 9/11/01, "You are...

A wise old friend told me after 9/11/01, "You are not safe anywhere, so you might as well go everywhere".


I have told that to dozens of people over the years and it's a philosophy I live by.
...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 25th, 2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By belgique
I had the pleasure of sailing 3 times on the...

I had the pleasure of sailing 3 times on the Norway - what a great lady she was!

The elegant Neptune Lounge with wonderful music late into the night, EVERYONE dressed to the nines on Formal...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 21st, 2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By belgique
Warm hugs coming your way. It is difficult to...

Warm hugs coming your way. It is difficult to lose a parent, no matter how old they are or how old you are.

It's so good you were able to be with her and comfort her. She is now in Heaven,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 19th, 2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,400
Posted By belgique
Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City,...

Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, Michigan, is 70 miles from here. There is cherry EVERYTHING around here - great things!

Also, Michigan blueberry pie, or Michigan apple pies are very...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 2nd, 2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By belgique
A really old one: Twenty three skidoo! What...

A really old one: Twenty three skidoo! What does that mean?

Or, the threat, "I'll fix your little red wagon!".

"The cat's pajamas!"

Newer: "The whole nine yards". Nine yards of what?
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 27th, 2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,803
Posted By belgique
Todd: You WILL be fine, because I SAID so, and I...

Todd: You WILL be fine, because I SAID so, and I ALWAYS get what I want!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By belgique
I have sent Emma to my sister, Pat, in Heaven. ...

I have sent Emma to my sister, Pat, in Heaven. Pat will introduce her to Harry and Lefty, our Boxers growing up, and they will all be happy together.

Emma will be whole, healthy and safe with Pat.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 24th, 2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By belgique
I am a minority and should receive all benefits...

I am a minority and should receive all benefits allotted to them. I am:

A twice widowed, left handed, Belgian immigrant, play piano,guitar and a mean kazoo, was a national champion swimmer, have...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 23rd, 2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By belgique
Have fond memories of the Norwegian Caribbean...

Have fond memories of the Norwegian Caribbean Line's "Vistafjord" in 1976 - a perfect ship.

And, although the "Norway" was an ocean liner, she was intimate in her own way. I had the good fortune...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 20th, 2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By belgique
Having been a fine dining restaurant manager for...

Having been a fine dining restaurant manager for over 20 years, I could fill volumes about wine snobs.

Simple observations:

Women buy wine because they like the label.
Men buy expensive wine...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 20th, 2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,202
Posted By belgique
Mr. Michigan Outdoors, Mort Neff, had a show in...

Mr. Michigan Outdoors, Mort Neff, had a show in Detroit and I was on during "Water Safety Week". I demonstrated mouth-to-mouth recsucsitation (sp?), how to jump, not dive, into the water to save a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 25th, 2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By belgique
Cruznut2: You're right! The first cruise I took...

Cruznut2: You're right! The first cruise I took alone after my husband died was to the Panama Canal, Colombia, Costa Rica.

I had the "what the hell am I doing, I don't know anyone, I'm going SO...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 25th, 2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By belgique
Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you and your...

Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you and your sweet baby

Our cats and dogs have a way of getting to our hearts and we feel especially responsible for them - just like kids.

My heart goes out...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 19th, 2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By belgique
You really don't know a person until you travel...

You really don't know a person until you travel with them. I have one friend who, after 3 days on a great ship, I had to ask, "Are you having any fun?". I simply could not tell!

Have cruised...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 15th, 2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By belgique
Ron said it all. As a wise old friend (90 years...

Ron said it all. As a wise old friend (90 years old) said to me after 9/11/01, "You are not safe anywhere, so you might as well go everywhere".

Yes, Carnival has some major PR problems right now,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 17th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,356
Posted By belgique
Completely agree that prior travel experience...

Completely agree that prior travel experience plays into behavior of those on the ship.

One's perspective changes with age. I know that I am more tolerant, flexible, calmer and more forgiving...
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