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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 172
Posted By Mike M
I always said that could care less about a cruise...

I always said that could care less about a cruise director. That was until we were on a Carnival cruise that had a bad cruise director. I don't care if they are at the shows, schmoozing around the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By Mike M
Of course it counts. India is large and a land...

Of course it counts. India is large and a land of extremes in geography, politics and economics.

I'm glad you enjoyed your time and were able to see it.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. Nothing exciting...

Good morning everyone.

Nothing exciting planned for me this weekend. I would have been up north on the annual guys fishing trip but I had to cancel because of the "crud" I have. I did go to the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Mike M
Fern: The dentist was at the San Javier...

Fern:

The dentist was at the San Javier Hospital/clinics in Nuevo Vallarta and I do have to say that the facility, her knowledge and the expertise of the oral surgeon were as good, or better than...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines February 26th, 2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Mike M
Thanks for the great review. Breakaway or...

Thanks for the great review. Breakaway or Getaway will be the next NCL ships I sail. I loved what Epic had to offer, except the ship itself. The design, layout, flow and cabins were not to my...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 26th, 2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Mike M
Quick Travel Insurance Payout

We were in Mexico last month and my wife lost a dental cap on her rear molar. We were able to get into the dentist the next day. Sadly, the cap could not be reattached because our U.S. dentist...
Forum: Viking River Cruises February 25th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By Mike M
Viking River Cruises Come To The U.S.

Starting in 2017 Viking River will begin cruising from New Orleans and the entire Mississippi river system. There are 60+ stops scheduled for as far north as St. Paul, Minnesota.

This is going to...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 25th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Mike M
Viking River Cruises Come To The U.S.

Starting in 2017 Viking River will begin cruising from New Orleans and the entire Mississippi river system. There are 60+ stops scheduled for as far north as St. Paul, Minnesota.

This is going to...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 25th, 2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Mike M
Yes they can. I hate to state the obvious but I...

Yes they can. I hate to state the obvious but I have to. As long as they are ship's excursions and not private excursions.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Open Debate February 25th, 2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 147
Posted By Mike M
It does all come down to money. Canada is...

It does all come down to money. Canada is greatly in favor of this. With oil prices down, production can be increased to help offset the low cost per barrel. The oil companies are greatly in favor...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 24th, 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's a balmy +30F...

Good morning everyone.

It's a balmy +30F here in Minnesota. We'll be dropping back below 0 tomorrow.

I have picked up one nasty head cold/flu. I haven't slept right in three days. Ray,...
Forum: Celebrity February 20th, 2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Mike M
I can't disagree with anything Momofmeg said. ...

I can't disagree with anything Momofmeg said. Drink prices have gone up considerably in the last two - three years and I think the beverage packages have a lot to do with both the gratuity and drink...
Forum: Asia February 20th, 2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Mike M
It really depends on the cruise lines and the...

It really depends on the cruise lines and the ports. In Hong Kong and Singapore, U.S. dollars were rarely accepted. In Vietnam they legally cannot accept U.S. currency but some do, but at the risk...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 20th, 2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Mike M
Fern, It has been MANY years since the...

Fern,

It has been MANY years since the "free" birthday cake was available. Now you have to order it before the cruise or after you board, at Cherry On Top. (Or whatever they just changed the name...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 18th, 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. My Weather Watcher...

Good morning everyone.

My Weather Watcher thermometer read -18F at 6:15 a.m.. That is just a little too cold, even for me. At least the winds weren't too bad and it's a clear day so no repeat of...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 15th, 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone: Donna: Enjoy the...

Good morning everyone:

Donna: Enjoy the lovely Maritimes weather. Sounds nasty.

Nothing here but -4F cold. A chance of light snow today and that's it.

We have the grandkids this weekend. ...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 14th, 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Mike M
Gee: I answered it twice. :) The "Edit" and...

Gee: I answered it twice. :)

The "Edit" and "Quote" post icons are right next to each other on an Admin screen. I thought I was editing to add more information to my original post but I guess I...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 13th, 2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Mike M
I will tip "extra" if someone does "extra" for...

I will tip "extra" if someone does "extra" for me. I always leave my gratuities on my onboard account but if the cabin steward does an introduction, makes my room up twice a day and gives me ice...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 13th, 2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By Mike M
Your "casual" attire would be perfectly...

Your "casual" attire would be perfectly acceptable on "Smart Casual" evenings. I have cruised for fifteen years and over 40 cruises and I still haven't figured out "Smart Casual". There are those...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 13th, 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Mike M
Can you pack a lunch or snacks from the ship, to...

Can you pack a lunch or snacks from the ship, to take for day trips?
Technically, no. Most ports do not allow you to take food off of the ship. In reality many people do. Just be prepared to have...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff February 13th, 2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Mike M
Can you pack a lunch or snacks from the ship, to...

Can you pack a lunch or snacks from the ship, to take for day trips?
Technically, no. Most ports do not allow you to take food off of the ship. In reality many people do. Just be prepared to have...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 12th, 2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Mike M
My deepest condolences and sympathy. Mark was a...

My deepest condolences and sympathy. Mark was a great guy and a joy to know.

He will be missed.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 12th, 2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Mike M
I hope everything works out for the best. Stay...

I hope everything works out for the best. Stay positive.

Take care,
Mike
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Mike M
Aero: I'm glad that you caught the alert and...

Aero:
I'm glad that you caught the alert and noticed the charges.

There have been three times that my credit card was "hacked" and all three times the credit card company caught it and alerted...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 11th, 2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Mike M
Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore would be my first...

Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore would be my first choices. Otherwise it would be London or Paris.

Take care,
Mike
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