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Forum: Tipping September 7th, 2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,008
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: tipping

I do not understand the logic that concludes that paying a decent wage will result in poor service. I, and expect most others who post here, receive a wage for the work they perform. I have no...
Forum: Travel Gripes! September 7th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,397
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Private Balconies & Verandahs...

Some ships look good with their balconies. Royal Princess (now Artemis) comes to mind. And some are downright ugly, such as Celebrity's M-class ships. Those ships just look unfinished. All I...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 31st, 2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: CruiseMates Group Cruise are ALL the RAGE

Kuki - any chance of a Let's Get Lei'd II in 2007? I've got about 10 people including several golfers who are warming to the idea of a Hawaii cruise...'06 is out of the question, but the following...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 31st, 2005, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By CruisinOkie
Cookie Cutter Itineraries

It's getting more and more difficult to find an interesting cruise to new places without resorting to exotic locations and prohibitively expensive cruise lines. Why can't the larger mass-market...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 24th, 2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Ships that go the wrong way

Rejects? Some of us just couldn't stand our neighbours, David.

A very, very big Scottish grin back at you. Haste ye back to reply.
Forum: Tipping August 4th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,008
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: tipping

Peter, I agree with your sentiments, but who is getting hurt while the game is being changed? Remember, too, that the $10 is split between hotel (cabin service) and food service. The going rate is...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 4th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,876
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Princess has become a 2nd class cruise line

Bruce, your analogies will draw fire but your point is well stated.
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 3rd, 2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,339
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Got My docs, but I'am not happy

I'm trying to figure out why the agent said he tried to contact you, and obviously did not. I don't think all the blame lies squarely with Carnival...if your agent had been on the ball, he'd had...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 1st, 2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,876
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Princess has become a 2nd class cruise line

I don't think anyone puts Princess in the premium, or 1st rate category. Princess is a mass-market line, and therefore does probably fit into the rankings of 2nd rate when compared to their more...
Forum: Tipping August 1st, 2005, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,008
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: tipping

Personally, I think Mr. or Ms. aaa's parents take care of the tipping, and everything else, but that might be a bit presumptive since I find it hard to believe anyone educated in the UK can have such...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 27th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,892
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Service is down

Consumers are tough to figure out. They want to pay Wal-Mart prices, but expect Saks quality and service. I know I'm going to get flamed for saying this, but my opinion is that the advent of...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 25th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Princess Credit Card Conversion - yea or nay

Check the box! Princess' exchange rates aren't very good.
Forum: Tipping July 21st, 2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,742
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Cabin Stewart

Who is Stewart? Why does he get a tip? Why is Stewart in my cabin? Enquiring minds need to know!
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 13th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By CruisinOkie
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 13th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: "I'd never do ______"

I agree, Thomas. I've never been on CCL or RCCL, but have considered both in plans. In so doing, someone who loves RCCL warned me not to go on the Carnival choice because of all the drunks and...
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 11th, 2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Deck chairs- Final Solutions

Posted by Papa Bill: "1) The "Oklahoma land rush approach". Pool chair area is roped off and guarded until a certain time mid morning. Passengers are issued markers to stake a claim out for chairs...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 8th, 2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: 1st time on a Princess ship. What is considered formal

Formal is either a tux or dark suit.
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 1st, 2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: food on ships

My wife often orders steak when the menu items don't excite her. She's never had a complaint, and she will speak up if necessary when things aren't to her satisfaction. The last time out, she got a...
Forum: Celebrity July 1st, 2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Overbooked?

She said overbooked, as in more people than cabins available. The agent wanted to know if the lady's travel plans were flexible. How does Celebrity handle this?
Forum: Celebrity July 1st, 2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By CruisinOkie
Overbooked?

What happens when a cruise is overbooked? One of my neighbors in the cube farm has been told by her TA that their cruise on Celebrity later this month has been oversold.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 30th, 2005, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Grand Princess?Updated

Yep, she's old, almost 7 years! It's amazing what passes as "old" these days. The ship is in great shape.
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 29th, 2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,217
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: American Bashing

RE: Israel and Palestine. This was the United Nations' first action. Their record really hasn't improved since.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 29th, 2005, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: Warning for Princess Cruisers

We do background checks. We still managed to unwittingly hire a child abuser (paedophile). Yuck. Fortunately the police came to pick him up before the rest of crew got a chance to "deal with him"...
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 28th, 2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,947
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: We can't afford----- so is it alright if we -----???

Banker, along those lines, I read a post on these boards one day wherein a lady from Montreal complained that if the cost of her subsidized day-care went up, she wouldn't be able to afford her cruise...
Forum: Travel Gripes! June 27th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,217
Posted By CruisinOkie
Re: American Bashing

Back to the original post:

On our last cruise, there were many examples of rude behavior. It was a long enough cruise that the worst offenders were easily recognized, and some became the subject...
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