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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Mike M
Don't say things like "Last Friday in January". ...

Don't say things like "Last Friday in January". ;)

We are winding down our month long vacation and the only regret is that we didn't book another month. We took care of that and booked two...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 25th, 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By Mike M
I have to rescind my previous statement. Just...

I have to rescind my previous statement. Just watched the New York news and they are now predicting 30" of snow. That is definitely a Snowmageddon.

Stay home, stay safe.
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 25th, 2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By Mike M
We get the New York stations here in Puerto...

We get the New York stations here in Puerto Vallarta and I have to smile. They make more out of a "Snowmageddon" then they do in Minnesota. :)

I hope it isn't too big of a snowfall and that you...
Forum: Entertainment on Ships January 19th, 2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Mike M
Yes, there is wifi on the ships. The quality and...

Yes, there is wifi on the ships. The quality and speed will differ from ship to ship. Royal Caribbean is rolling out a true high speed Internet connection that is close to land speeds.

Older...
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs January 3rd, 2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 168
Posted By Mike M
Your original thread has been restored. Take...

Your original thread has been restored.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Royal Caribbean International December 31st, 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,789
Posted By Mike M
You basically hit the nail right on the head. ...

You basically hit the nail right on the head.

The vast majority of high level, repeat cruisers, do not really bring too much to the bottom line. The cruise lines want the people who spend money...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 31st, 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Mike M
Good morning and Happy New Year's Eve. We're...

Good morning and Happy New Year's Eve.

We're just kicking back this morning and waiting for my daughter, SIL and grandkids to pick us up around 3:00 p.m.. They are taking us to a hotel close to...
Forum: Shopping! December 30th, 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,216
Posted By Mike M
It's caveat emptor. You can bring as many...

It's caveat emptor.

You can bring as many bottles of liquor back to the US as you want. The difference is that you have to pay duty on them. Actually, the duty isn't that much. $3 - $10...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 30th, 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Mike M
Kuki, We are actually staying in Nuevo...

Kuki,
We are actually staying in Nuevo Vallarta. We're right on the 5th fairway of El Tigre golf course.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 30th, 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Mike M
Good morning ladies, gentlemen and cruisers of...

Good morning ladies, gentlemen and cruisers of all ages. :)

I had a small revelation last night. As I stood and looked at the two suitcases and two carry-ons that we are taking for five weeks in...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 27th, 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Mike M
Good late morning to everyone: We had a good...

Good late morning to everyone:

We had a good five inches of snow last night. We had a WHOLE bunch of snow in November but it all melted and the ground has been brown, with a touch of green grass,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 25th, 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Mike M
Merry Christmas to all. We did our big...

Merry Christmas to all.

We did our big blowout yesterday afternoon and last night and it was a truly wonderful day.

Grandpa made a simple, but delicious, prime rib, mashed potatoes, gravy...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 24th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
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 December 24th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
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: 180
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: 23
Views: 593
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: 257
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: 23
Views: 593
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: 257
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: 391
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: 151
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: 10
Views: 437
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: 9
Views: 368
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: 220
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: 220
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...
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