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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 2nd, 2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Paul Motter
Carnival Vista Thread moved

The Carnival Vista thread that was formerly at the top of the forum list has been moved to Carnival: Meet on Board...

Here is a link:

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/meet-board-carnival-vista/
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 18th, 2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Paul Motter
I didn't think it was that much, because the...

I didn't think it was that much, because the cruise terminal is not that far from downtown. Pete. maybe you are thinking of the airport. From downtown it is more like $18.

Cheers!
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff November 18th, 2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Paul Motter
Hard to say, but it is probably a very common...

Hard to say, but it is probably a very common company like Proctor & Gamble. Nothing special.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 8th, 2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Paul Motter
I had my steamer confiscated when getting on a...

I had my steamer confiscated when getting on a Carnival ship (and both lines likely have the same rules).
Forum: Celebrity August 8th, 2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Paul Motter
Well... I had nothing to do with this, and...

Well...

I had nothing to do with this, and so I also have no control over it.

It is something many forums are trying, I guess being led by the new look of Facebook with its "suggested sponsored...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 4th, 2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,737
Posted By Paul Motter
I am happy to see that someone found this thread...

I am happy to see that someone found this thread and commented. This is a VERY well-known essay that a lot of people who have never cruised have read. Even when it was written it was skewed because...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 17th, 2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Paul Motter
The downtown hilton is very handy to many things....

The downtown hilton is very handy to many things. The cruise terminal is just 5 minutes away (an UBER ride would be very cheap) and it is as close to South Beach as you can get without staying in...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 17th, 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Paul Motter
Its a WORLD CRUISE - geeze, of course it will be...

Its a WORLD CRUISE - geeze, of course it will be expensive, but 25% does seem to be a lot.

I have had good relations with "Insuremytrip.com" - they always give ne the best advice and they carry a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 17th, 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Paul Motter
I would like to try it out, also. I have always...

I would like to try it out, also. I have always been a fan of Holland America
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 17th, 2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Paul Motter
Yup... I have been watching it. Pretty god. Plus...

Yup... I have been watching it. Pretty god. Plus it takes place in my new home town - North County San Diego
Forum: Open Debate May 4th, 2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,975
Posted By Paul Motter
I wrote that first post just a day or two before...

I wrote that first post just a day or two before Cruz and Kasick both dropped out - wow.

Now we have the Big D as the repub candidate. The left media is already talking as if the vast majority of...
Forum: Open Debate May 3rd, 2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,975
Posted By Paul Motter
Coming back for 2016 election - Editor Paul Motter

It's been about 3 years since I posted here, since Romney was shellacked in 2012. Gad - it seems so funny to be getting old - close to my retirement years, and to feel so typically grumpy like an...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 28th, 2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 166,444
Posted By Paul Motter
Something tells me this poster is just having a...

Something tells me this poster is just having a little fun with us.
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion March 23rd, 2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,635
Posted By Paul Motter
I am so glad things are working out for people...

I am so glad things are working out for people here.

Just for the record, CruiseMates was started as a place for people to meet before a cruise on the same ship, but it was not meant to be solely...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 8th, 2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,778
Posted By Paul Motter
Thank you for the link

Thank you for the link
Forum: Silversea Cruises February 3rd, 2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,679
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: 127,367
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: 4,083
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: 1,204
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: 614
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: 1,077
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: 2,400
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: 868
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: 944
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: 2,255
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...
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