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Forum: All Things Cruising January 28th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By namvet4
I concur with the posts above. Each have their...

I concur with the posts above. Each have their personal preference, but the dominant corporate marketing thought to aggressively capture the cruise dollar, perverts the esteemed concept of cruising. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By namvet4
Re: Dolphin Swim

Thank you for the information. Did you do the tour in Tortola?
Yes... quite a pleasant, if simplistic Caribbean Island..

If so, did you find the water to be nasty? On one of the reviews that I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By namvet4
New77, You have gotten mostly excellent advice...

New77,
You have gotten mostly excellent advice by being smart enough to check in here!
:D
I can only add that taking along a few singles and/or fives in cash allows you the opportunity to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By namvet4
Debs, I cannot comment on the specific RCCL...

Debs,
I cannot comment on the specific RCCL tour. My wife and I - mid sixties -enjoyed the tour from HAL, onboard the Noordam.. The trip to the dolphin compound was a ten - fifteen minute ride...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 25th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,114
Posted By namvet4
Explorer of the Seas - D2 Category Cabin

Anyone have a link to photos and/or comments on the D2 category Cabin for EOS? Best position for a D2; worst position; "secrets" of a D2, etc.
Thanks in advance for the information....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 21st, 2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By namvet4
Link...

Link (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.1485://url)
The link will take you to H.R. 1485, The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2009 for further information.

This link will...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 9th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By namvet4
I thought I would amend my first post! For me,...

I thought I would amend my first post! For me, and for my DW, "the ship" is the vacation value. The itinerary, shore excursions are all secondary.
The value is in the quality of everything directly...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 8th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By namvet4
The operative word is bargain. I consider the...

The operative word is bargain. I consider the whole cost of the cruise, not just the cabin price; i.e. airfare, hotel lodging, transfers, car service, etc.
If I am going to commit hard earned...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 8th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By namvet4
Right now I'm watching RCI, Explorer of the Seas...

Right now I'm watching RCI, Explorer of the Seas from Cape Liberty, NJ for January-March, 2010. The prices are Not compelling me to buy, right now. I prefer a minimum balcony or suite.
It seems to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 26th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By namvet4
fitter638 . . . I will share the experience my...

fitter638 . . . I will share the experience my wife and I enjoyed aboard the ms Noordam, Holland America, for our anniversary vow renewal ceremony.

I pre-booked, as a surprise for my wife! The...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 26th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By namvet4
I agree Paul. . . lack of evidence is not...

I agree Paul. . . lack of evidence is not evidence. It is convoluted thinking!
To the issue of the legislation. This is not the time for reactionary federalism to inject itself into private...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 23rd, 2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By namvet4
Thank you for your explanation Paul regarding the...

Thank you for your explanation Paul regarding the titling... It did give many of us an opportunity to lighten up a serious issue! I finished reading your March Blog for further discourse and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 22nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By namvet4
In deference to Mr. Motter I ignored the...

In deference to Mr. Motter I ignored the "slip".However Phil & Liz, your comment on the Spa had me roflmao!!!!! Well Done ! LOL
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 22nd, 2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By namvet4
A very appropriate and responsible action...

A very appropriate and responsible action Cruiserdad! You took responsibility and found a way to address the issue with a very positive outcome for all involved. Thank you for acting and being an...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 22nd, 2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,253
Posted By namvet4
A misbehaving child mimics their environment and...

A misbehaving child mimics their environment and upbringing. Frankly, the child might be the offspring of drunken parents who are so self absorbed that they fail to exercise their parental...
Forum: Holland America March 22nd, 2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By namvet4
I concur with Rita... To the point that the card...

I concur with Rita... To the point that the card I use has a unique image on it so I can just glance and know it is mine. Always check your card!!!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 22nd, 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,000
Posted By namvet4
I voted against the majority and do believe that...

I voted against the majority and do believe that "criminal acts" - anything from petty theft to attempted murder - are an issue on cruise ships. Statistically, when you have a significant number of...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 22nd, 2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By namvet4
Welcome to the MB Jeff, and Thank You for your...

Welcome to the MB Jeff, and Thank You for your service. I had the honor and privilege of knowing a few of the Tropic Lightning - years ago across the pond!
Check each cruise web site for their rules...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,246
Posted By namvet4
Most of the time I take everything on an...

Most of the time I take everything on an electronic MB with a grain of salt!
Remember, this is the electronic equivalent of the bulletin board in the super market LoL!

I do appreciate that after...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 13th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By namvet4
Bsoper, I will echo the previous posters...

Bsoper,
I will echo the previous posters advice. . . Check with more than one or two independent insurance companies who specialize in travel insurance. Review each policy offering for coverage and...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 26th, 2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By namvet4
Isn't the Internet grand.. You can shop around...

Isn't the Internet grand.. You can shop around many, many different travel sellers sites and hunt diligently for the lowest price! And guess what, you will find one! But bear in mind, many of these...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 18th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,797
Posted By namvet4
And how much are all of these perks going to...

And how much are all of these perks going to cost? Will there be across the board increases in the designated categories? I really don't know what to make of all of this at this time, economy and...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 12th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By namvet4
The best advice I can offer is to have your TA,...

The best advice I can offer is to have your TA, or if you are using a cruise company rep, check your eligibility for a military discount. Different cruise lines have different requirements i.e.,...
Forum: Holland America February 12th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By namvet4
Re: 1st. time cruisers, Noordam Feb22nd.

First and foremost, you are on vacation and you are on a cruise! Enjoy. The ms Noordam is a gorgeous ship. We sailed her in 2007 and she is a premier example of elegance and fun! Take some time to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 11th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,613
Posted By namvet4
Spend a few more $$$ - make a phone call - go...

Spend a few more $$$ - make a phone call - go right to whomever at the top will listen . . . It's worth a shot!

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