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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 30th, 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Mike M
Gerry Cahill "Retiring" from Carnival

It look like Gerry Cahill is leaving Carnival. A replacement has yet to be named. Cahill grew the fleet and was behind the Carnival 2.0 enhancements. We'll see what comes.

Carnival Cruise Lines...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 28th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's all good in the...

Good morning everyone.

It's all good in the neighborhood. :)

It's a cool, cloudy, Fall day here in Minnesota. Basically, we have gone from a warm Fall to normal with highs in the low 50's to...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal October 25th, 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Mike M
The only advice I can give on this is to rent...

The only advice I can give on this is to rent from an International and known company. You will probably pay more but you have a far better chance of receiving a decent vehicle. Less chance of...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 25th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Mike M
An interesting article and I have developed...

An interesting article and I have developed similar feelings.

I always referred to cruising as the "Pu Pu Platter" of travel. You get a taste of a destination but never the chance to immerse...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 24th, 2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By Mike M
She said that she has done a lot of "changes" in...

She said that she has done a lot of "changes" in her lifestyle and is less stressed.

I wonder if that, plus plastic surgery, made the difference.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: All Things Cruising October 23rd, 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Mike M
Street Food: Bangkok Night Market. ;) I've...

Street Food: Bangkok Night Market. ;)

I've ziplined, snorkeled, dove, trekked through the jungles, ate weird food in exotic places, white water rafted, used a toilet (hole) in the back streets of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 23rd, 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. I was sorry to hear...

Good morning everyone.

I was sorry to hear about yesterday's events in Ottawa. It is a sad day and the shooter got what he deserved. If there were additional people they too deserve the same...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 23rd, 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Mike M
Yes and no. Technically you are free to...

Yes and no.

Technically you are free to leave the ship in any port but you may be denied entry into that country or you may have to pay a fine.

You can't disembark to a U.S. port unless you...
Forum: Alaska October 22nd, 2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Mike M
Definitely go with layering. Especially if you...

Definitely go with layering. Especially if you are from Michigan. The days in July may start out cool but it could hit the upper 70's by mid-day. Make sure you take "waterproof" jackets and rain...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 22nd, 2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's official. ...

Good morning everyone.

It's official. Pericarditis is back in full force. Now I'm on a mixture of steroids and antibiotics. :roll: My cardiologist and infectious disease doctors now want me to...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 22nd, 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By Mike M
I think she looks better but you can see she's...

I think she looks better but you can see she's had work done. Nothing wrong with that.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 22nd, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Mike M
Call the number. If they ask for ANY money or...

Call the number. If they ask for ANY money or credit card information at the time of the call forget it. It may be a timeshare proposition, scam to get credit card information, or legitimate.
...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 21st, 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Mike M
The short answer is "yes" if it is a closed loop...

The short answer is "yes" if it is a closed loop cruise. There is a possibility that she may need a passport.

LRP (Legal Permanent Resident) is a Green Card Holder. Here is a link from the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 20th, 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By Mike M
I think you should reconsider. You could get...

I think you should reconsider. You could get EBA. (Ebola By Association)

Take care,
Mike
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 20th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Mike M
If you want stability then you should go "low"...

If you want stability then you should go "low" and center, not high and center. Ships pitch and sway. The higher you are the more you will feel the sway. It is the main reason the medical centers...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 19th, 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Mike M
Sailing From Manhattan Terminal - Port or Starboard

What is the best side for viewing on a cruise leaving Manhattan? We're thinking of doing a cruise out of New York and want to get the better views as we sail.

There are no aft balconies left and...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports October 19th, 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Mike M
Sailing From Manhattan Terminal - Port or Starboard

What is the best side for viewing on a cruise leaving Manhattan? We're thinking of doing a cruise out of New York and want to get the better views as we sail.

There are no aft balconies left and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 18th, 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. We had a nice evening...

Good morning everyone.

We had a nice evening out with friends. We went to jazz club where their son, our godson, was playing with his jazz quartet. A very nice evening.

I got my tests results...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 16th, 2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mike M
I am not a big Fox News fan but this is one of...

I am not a big Fox News fan but this is one of the most "sane" advice I've heard.

Shep Smith's rejoinder to "irresponsible" Ebola coverage - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2KBfynW09I)
...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 16th, 2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Mike M
Good early afternoon. Just waiting for Betty...

Good early afternoon.

Just waiting for Betty to finish getting ready to take me to the doctor. I'll get a CT scan and find out how my lung, kidney and liver are doing and if the histoplasmosis...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 16th, 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Mike M
Yes. Take care, Mike

Yes.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 13th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's a misty morning...

Good morning everyone.

It's a misty morning here with light drizzle falling from the October skies.

I had a nice weekend. Went to my granddaughter's gymnastics meet. She did well. I'm still...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 10th, 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Mike M
I often wonder on how legitimate these requests...

I often wonder on how legitimate these requests are. I think he could get in a bit of trouble if he posted someone's request, even without their name, and they were the subject of ridicule.

On...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 10th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Mike M
Judy, You really have nothing to dread. You'll...

Judy,
You really have nothing to dread. You'll just be hooked up to a bunch of wires and people will watch you while you are sleeping. Nothing to worry about. ;)

Believe me, it is well worth...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 10th, 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone: It's a tired morning....

Good morning everyone:

It's a tired morning. I didn't get to sleep until 3:00 a.m. because my histoplasmosis has triggered pericarditis and is making it hard to sleep. I have pains in the back...
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