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Forum: Viking River Cruises March 29th, 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,680
Posted By Paul Motter
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Forum: All Things Cruising March 12th, 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Paul Motter
Funny; Extra Virgin of the Seas

Funny; Extra Virgin of the Seas
Forum: All Things Cruising March 12th, 2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Paul Motter
I had read that, too. But I also forgot about the...

I had read that, too. But I also forgot about the three year stipulation. No matter what, it's been three years.

I think Colin is SOL. This will probably be dismissed in short order. But I am glad...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 12th, 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Paul Motter
Actually, that is not how I read it. All I read...

Actually, that is not how I read it. All I read said he was working based on his perceived agreement with Virgin. He was out, independently, getting shipyards and financing lined up. It was his...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 12th, 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Paul Motter
If he had a contract that would be ALL the...

If he had a contract that would be ALL the lawsuit was about. It is not mentioned. So, it does appear that Virgin did string him along, at least some.

They should have at least given him a nice...
Forum: All Things Cruising March 12th, 2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Paul Motter
Colin Veitch sues Branson and Virgin

For those of you who have read about Colin Veitch suing branson for $300-million - what do you think?

I have met Veitch and I found him to be a persuasive and compelling personality. Now, people...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines March 7th, 2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By Paul Motter
It really is the best way to see Hawaii - you...

It really is the best way to see Hawaii - you made a great choice.

One thing - because this is a US-flagged ship, it is a little odd at first when you hear the staff all speaking with US-accents....
Forum: Holland America March 7th, 2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Paul Motter
I have to say I am surprised. I don't recall...

I have to say I am surprised. I don't recall seeing a DVD player and would have said no - good thing you were just there, Pete.

In my mind DVD players have all been replaced by on demand video.
Forum: Cunard March 7th, 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Paul Motter
In the last five years Cunard has really upped...

In the last five years Cunard has really upped the entertainment. It tends to be very British in influence - but that have very big casts and also plenty of special events.

They have had musical...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers March 7th, 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Paul Motter
Carnival is good for teens, however, and if...

Carnival is good for teens, however, and if everyone is happy the celebrating couple is going to have a better time.

Grandparents tends be less particular, and while I understand the idea of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 7th, 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Paul Motter
Also - the story about the ring being lost in the...

Also - the story about the ring being lost in the Jacuzzi and expecting them to drain it so they could look in the drain.

How many of us here KNEW that ring would turn up in some pocket or drawer...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 7th, 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Paul Motter
Also, I would love to see her phone bill from...

Also, I would love to see her phone bill from calling the Carnival help line for "hours" from the ship to try to get the beverage package changed. I can hear it now...

"I can't believe how stupid...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 3rd, 2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Paul Motter
A tough Carnival review from high maintenance debutante

I am posting this because it is so comical - not because I think it actually reflects on Carnival cruise line.

This gal took a "weekend cruise" with three people in the same stateroom. It is...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 17th, 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By Paul Motter
I know for a fact that Costa bookings were down...

I know for a fact that Costa bookings were down after Concordia sank - it is only logical. That was also the time of the Triumph incident and a bunch of other negative poop for cruises.

But while...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By Paul Motter
Aero ... I think you are right - that if he...

Aero ...

I think you are right - that if he had followed proper procedure and gotten everyone off safely then he would have faced less severe charges. Probably just "reckless driving."
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By Paul Motter
Schettino Gets 16 Years

Captain Schettino is sentenced 16 years in prison for the Costa Concordia grounding on the Isle of Giglio.

Discuss...

What I think is interesting is that the captain "could have" gotten lucky,...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By Paul Motter
Wow... that is terrible. What kinds of...

Wow...

that is terrible. What kinds of purchases were made? I mean were they from Russia or something? Were they made on the web?
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 10th, 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Paul Motter
Dave - are you on Oasis right now? Or did you...

Dave - are you on Oasis right now? Or did you just hear this.

you know what - while it isn't a "wow, great name" name - at least it is a good name, simple and easy to remember. I like it for...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 10th, 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Paul Motter
You know what? The last time I checked (because I...

You know what? The last time I checked (because I am a normal male with a normal healthy sense of curiousity about my body, etc. because its only natural, you know)..... :rolleyes:

Anyway = last...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 9th, 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Paul Motter
I have ordered it a number of times and find it...

I have ordered it a number of times and find it to be very satisfying. I am also a fan of amber beers
Forum: Open Debate January 21st, 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Paul Motter
If you think it should be deleted, why do you...

If you think it should be deleted, why do you come here? You will notice I have satyed away for months.

But I actually feel my political juices flowing again so I might come back. I just want...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 21st, 2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Paul Motter
Okay - you heard a lot more of the detail than I...

Okay - you heard a lot more of the detail than I heard. I personally have never seen it go over the side with people inside, but I am not saying it can't be done.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 21st, 2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Paul Motter
Hi all... I was in the bumper cars and...

Hi all...

I was in the bumper cars and sometimes they just stop, don't know why, but the trick is to go full throttle for about 5 seconds and they start moving again.

Ramming people is part of...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 13th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Paul Motter
Video of man being rescued at sea after falling from ship

Okay, I do not know how a person "falls" from a cruise ship, but this guy was lucky enough to be picked up by a Disney Cruise Ship after he had fallen from Oasis of the Seas

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Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 10th, 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,730
Posted By Paul Motter
Thanks sauspud - I am really looking forward to...

Thanks sauspud - I am really looking forward to your review of Anthem. As i said, this would be a good ship for a heavy destination itinerary, because it has great meals at night.

The drawback is...
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