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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Mike M
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Take...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By Mike M
Congratulations to the whole family! I wish...

Congratulations to the whole family!

I wish your new grandson a wonderful life filled with love and laughter.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 22nd, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. I'm tired and a bit...

Good morning everyone.

I'm tired and a bit sore this morning but it's a good sore. We had a great, three day, fishing trip to Red Lake in Northern Minnesota. We arrived in the late afternoon on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 18th, 2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By Mike M
Robin: I think we should make a friendly wager....

Robin:
I think we should make a friendly wager. I would say that by January 1, 2016 you will see ships stopping in Cuba.

Only time will tell. :)

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Open Debate December 18th, 2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 241
Posted By Mike M
Reason number 34 why I won't live in Louisiana. ...

Reason number 34 why I won't live in Louisiana.

BTW: There was a national health insurance. It's called Medicare. Not available to all but it was and still is available to those over 65 and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 17th, 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By Mike M
I completely agree. The cruise lines, Carnival...

I completely agree. The cruise lines, Carnival in particular, have plans ready to start the process of building piers and making Cuba a highlight.

I also agree that Cuba will give cruisers a...
Forum: Open Debate December 17th, 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 241
Posted By Mike M
That is untrue. If you had a certificate of...

That is untrue. If you had a certificate of coverage, that was less than 90 days old, you could not be turned down for a pre-existing condition. Also, if you were willing to pay enough you could...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 17th, 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Mike M
New Carnival President Announced

Carnival has announced a new President of Carnival Cruise Lines. Christine Duffy is replacing Gary Cahill after his resignation.

Do you think this will be a good choice for Carnival Cruise Lines?...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 17th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's "Pack up the...

Good morning everyone.

It's "Pack up the Suburban" day. Tomorrow I'm off to far Northern Minnesota for three days of Ice Fishing. You can tell we're getting old because now we rent "Ice Castles"...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 15th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Mike M
Yep: Very common in Europe. I remember years a go...

Yep: Very common in Europe. I remember years a go lifting up the bottom sheet only to find a mattress pad under it. It took me a while to get used to the duvet concept but once I did I loved it.
...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 15th, 2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Mike M
I like the Amex Platinum card. It more than pays...

I like the Amex Platinum card. It more than pays for itself in benefits. $200 reimbursement for additional fees (other than upgrades) for your chosen airline.

Cruise OBC on a number of cruise...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 14th, 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Mike M
Private air ambulance services do not evacuate...

Private air ambulance services do not evacuate from cruise ships. It has to be a government entity equivalent to the Coast Guard or Navy. Private air ambulance services will get you from another...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 14th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Mike M
Contrary to what you may have heard/read on...

Contrary to what you may have heard/read on different boards.

The United States Coast Guard does not charge for rescue or evacuation. Period.

The cruise line may impose a hospital and doctors...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 14th, 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Mike M
I'm sorry that you had this poor experience. I...

I'm sorry that you had this poor experience. I believe all of your statements and opinions and perhaps the new direction of cruising is not for you.

The one thing I've learned over the years is...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 13th, 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Mike M
I love a duvet. I haven't noticed that hotels...

I love a duvet. I haven't noticed that hotels are eliminating the top sheet. I would actually be put off by just having a duvet on top of me in a hotel. You would wonder how often the duvet cover...
Forum: Open Debate December 12th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Mike M
President Obama was/is a cigarette smoker. The...

President Obama was/is a cigarette smoker. The vote to legalize marijuana in DC would have nothing to do with smoking cigarettes. Yes, even the President is "supposed" to go outside to smoke at the...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 12th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Mike M
This is definitely a question for the cruise...

This is definitely a question for the cruise lines and Customs and Immigration.

I don't anyone has made "move" on a cruise ship. Most cruise lines "suggest" two suitcases per passenger. Cunard...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 8th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. I had a great weekend...

Good morning everyone.

I had a great weekend in Dallas. We had a surprise birthday party for my brother and having his brothers there was indeed a surprise. His wife arranged for him to go to...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 8th, 2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Mike M
I'd love to do a Virgin Cruise. As long as the...

I'd love to do a Virgin Cruise. As long as the same thing doesn't happen to the ship as it did to his space plane.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 5th, 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Mike M
Good morning all: In about an hour I'll be...

Good morning all:

In about an hour I'll be leaving for the airport and heading south. I'm off to the Great State of Texas for the weekend. It's my brother's 60th birthday and my other brother, a...
Forum: All Things Cruising December 4th, 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Mike M
I love Asia. Enjoy the trip. Have yet to see...

I love Asia. Enjoy the trip. Have yet to see Myanmar.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 2nd, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. Just waiting for the...

Good morning everyone.

Just waiting for the contractor to show up and begin the renovation of the house. We're having new siding, soffits, fascia and a couple of windows done. It's going to be...
Forum: Celebrity November 30th, 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Mike M
In December of 2013 we did Millenium in South...

In December of 2013 we did Millenium in South East Asia. There were still a number of people, most Australian, who were doing B2B. They complained that the ship charged them a whole $35 to obtain...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 29th, 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Mike M
Good morning Donna and everyone. That...

Good morning Donna and everyone.

That picture looks like there will soon be a treat in store for them. Good looking puppies.

Yesterday, was prep day for our Thanksgiving that will happen this...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 27th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Mike M
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! ...

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

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Today I will go to my sister's new home that is only 1.5 hours away instead of...
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