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Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising November 14th, 2004, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Bill
Re: Grand Princess Employee

Hi,
I hope your vacation is restful and relaxing. I haven't sailed on the Grand since 2001. I don't think we met??? I'm sailing with a friend on the Venice/Rome cruise first week in June. Are the...
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 14th, 2004, 11:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bill
Re: have you ever been injured on a cruise

Brave Mom,

I was injured on the Sun Princess several years ago. It was my own fault (I have an artificial limb, and was not wearing it in the middle of the night when I went to use the restroom...
Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising June 25th, 2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Bill
Celebrity Century 7/31

Hi,
Four friends (40-50) heading to the Western Caribbean on Celebrity Century on July 31. Any other family going? If you are, drop a line and lets meet for drinks and say hello.
Forum: Disabled Cruisers April 25th, 2004, 08:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,307
Posted By Bill
Re: Stop ABs booking disabled cabins

I, too am handicapped, although to see me out on deck, you would never know. I am not in a wheelchair, on a cane or other assistive device, as I have an artificial limb. On two of the cruises I...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 1st, 2003, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Bill
Re: Mexian Riveria

Mindy<

I was on the Star Princess to the Riviera in Dec of 2002, the weather was perfect.
The First day out it was cool, but the rest of the time it was in the mid 70's to the low 80's. Hope...
Forum: Celebrity August 9th, 2002, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Bill
Re: Motion Sickness - 1st Cruise

There is a slight difference in motion if you are in the center of the ship on a lower deck, but, don't get nuts about it. Horizon sails as smoothly as any ship her size and you may very well...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 9th, 2002, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Bill
Re: Room Service Tipping

Generally room service is delivered by a room service waiter or sometimes by your cabin steward. If by the latter, you could wait to tip him at the end (I do not). I generally
take out 2 singles...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 9th, 2002, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Bill
Re: My Other Pride & Joy

What beautiful children. I can see why you are so proud of them . I'm off as I write this to do Papa Duty with my granddaughter. I could get used to this except it involves over 100 miles of driving...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 9th, 2002, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Bill
Re: Freestyle Dining on Grand

Freestyle dining is an NCL thing, Princess calls it Personal Choice . There are differnces in the way they operate. Read the various articles and threads on this board (as well as your Princess...
Forum: Celebrity August 9th, 2002, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Bill
Re: so. caribbean tenders

I looked up your itinerary.
St Croix usually dock
St Lucia Dock
Barbados Dock
Antigua Dock ( Maybe in Town, Maybe just outside town , depends on how many ships in port)
St Thomas Usually dock If...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 9th, 2002, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Bill
Re: Waited 9 months

Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments.
Papa and Gram cannot wait to take these kids on a cruise (with their 2 cousins of course).
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 9th, 2002, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Bill
Another photo

Sorry gang, proud Papa has to show off his bunch. Mom (Catherine) Big sister(Sabrina)
and the new guy (Donald John Parsons).

http://12.129.101.60/forum/attachments/chit_chat/38690.jpg
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 8th, 2002, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Bill
Re: Waited 9 months

I even amazed myself , click on the attachment in my reply above , there he is, Donald John (never ever ever to be called DJ)Parsons. Thank you all for your kind words and wishes. Those of you who...
Forum: Windjammer (Out of Business) August 8th, 2002, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By Bill
Re: Re: BVI/Windjammer Final

Having cruised quite a few times, this was the only one that I felt warranted writing a story like this . I try to have a good time wherever we go (and usually do). This experience was different and...
Forum: Windjammer (Out of Business) August 8th, 2002, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bill
Re: Re: Anyone sailing the Legacy on 8/23/02

Try also jammerbabe.com frequented by many of the same folks, many repeat "jammers" as well as some newbies.
Forum: Windjammer (Out of Business) August 8th, 2002, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By Bill
Re: Re: need help on deciding?

What do you mean no midnight buffet on Flying Cloud? Cheese and crackers and chips and dip are put on the bar around midnight and sometimes last as long as 10 minutes.
I found the food to be quite...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 8th, 2002, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Bill
Re: Is it really that bad???

I have never sailed on Majesty to Bermuda. I have sailed NCL and I have sailed NCL to Bermuda ( on the Dreamward,now the Norwegian Dream). I have also sailed other Nowegian cruises and other cruise...
Forum: Celebrity August 8th, 2002, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Bill
Re: so. caribbean tenders

What are the ports?
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 8th, 2002, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Bill
Re: Re: The d@mn clocks

Are you allowed to drink on a cruise? Oh boy, , cruises are going to be a lot more fun now that I know that.
Come join us, there are three or 4 people from this board who by coincedence are on...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff August 8th, 2002, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bill
Re: Drop down beds

Many of the Carnival rooms have queen size convertable sofas in them. Why don't you look at those if you are afraid of the kids in the drop downs. Of course, mom and dad could always sleep in the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 8th, 2002, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By Bill
Re: POLL- DO U use ONE TA always, or do U MOVE AROUND?

We booked our first few cruises through a gem at a full service cruise only agency.
She retired when the agency was aquired by THE big cruise only agency and our last arrangements were a legendary...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 8th, 2002, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Bill
Waited 9 months

I've waited 9 months to post this message . Our 4th grandchild was born last night.
Donald John Parsons entered the world at 4:06 pm and is 9 pounds and 21 inches.
Donald is named for great...
Forum: Shopping! August 7th, 2002, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Bill
Re: Bermuda shopping??

Bermuda has wonderful shops in Hamilton and St. George , and out at the Dockyards,but , it is not the bargain type shopping that you find in St. Thomas , Aruba or St. Martin. Much of the shopping...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing August 7th, 2002, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Bill
Re: A Few Questions -- 1st Timer

Wear your bathing suit and pull a pair of shorts over it. At sting ray city you will be on a boat, your stuff will be safe in your gear bag.
Forum: Travel Gripes! August 7th, 2002, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Bill
Re: The d@mn clocks

In an effort to save money, cruise lines now send ships out for two seven day cruises each week . They do this by running the clocks twice as fast and making your week go faster. When you get off the...
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