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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 12th, 2015, 12:58 PM
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Views: 289
Posted By AR
Of course, every country requires a visa, the...

Of course, every country requires a visa, the question is whether you need one in advance. Most countries just stamp you in when you show up, that's your visa, and that's the end of it.

In this...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 11th, 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By AR
Let's see, you're starting in a country that has...

Let's see, you're starting in a country that has a very shaky southern border and a massive refugee problem, and ending in a country that's flat broke. Sounds like a winner to me!

Just kidding. It...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 25th, 2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By AR
Cecily Strong Confesses

Cecily Strong did a pretty good job as the guest comedienne at the White House Correspondent's Dinner tonight. For those who don't know, this is the annual bash, pretty universally known as the "Nerd...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 20th, 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By AR
We cruise with friends and family about half the...

We cruise with friends and family about half the time. Either way, we always select anytime dining. If we're by ourselves we usually ask for a table for two in the MDR, and we've always gotten one....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 15th, 2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By AR
Yes, exactly. I think it's so good to remember...

Yes, exactly. I think it's so good to remember all the people who have enriched you, without trying to rank them. Interesting that our examples are almost spookily similar.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 13th, 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By AR
Somewhere in the deep recesses of my computer is...

Somewhere in the deep recesses of my computer is a file called "Those who have enriched my life." It is a very long list and I would never in a million years try to prioritize those on it. They...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 2nd, 2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By AR
No. Take it over to debate and argue with the...

No. Take it over to debate and argue with the masses over there.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 1st, 2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By AR
In rereading this thread I am reminded of the...

In rereading this thread I am reminded of the Roman god Janus, who could look forward and backward at the same time. As I said earlier, we don't put daily bulletins and the like in scrapbooks, but...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 30th, 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By AR
The last time we had guests onboard before...

The last time we had guests onboard before sailing was a September 1977 Cunard cruise out of New York. It may well have been allowed for a time beyond that, but that's the last time we had occasion...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 24th, 2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By AR
No way. We do keep a log of our travels (cruises...

No way. We do keep a log of our travels (cruises and other), although I have been told recently on this board that only people who want to brag do such things. The poll I posted later seemed to...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 4th, 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By AR
Yeah, well, I do understand that some people are...

Yeah, well, I do understand that some people are never embarrassed. But as you keep reading, interpreting and posting, I think you'd be well advised not to play the race card again--especially in...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 3rd, 2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By AR
Wow! Well, first, thanks for reading 300 of my...

Wow! Well, first, thanks for reading 300 of my posts. Glad you've got that kind of time on your hands. However, you probably need to read a few hundred more, because your analysis of my heritage...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 3rd, 2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By AR
Tracking Your Travel

Please respond to this poll by clicking on the appropriate answer.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 2nd, 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By AR
I have no idea what on God's green earth you are...

I have no idea what on God's green earth you are talking about. Reread my post. Sequence of events:

1) I call credit card company to say we'll be abroad, in this case in India, but it could have...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 2nd, 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AR
I'll happily let my OP and my last reply stand...

I'll happily let my OP and my last reply stand against your juvenile sniping and sputtering, and let readers decide who's arrogant and small-minded, and who's not. I will, however, answer the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 1st, 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,223
Posted By AR
I don't use this outfit so this dustup doesn't...

I don't use this outfit so this dustup doesn't specifically apply to me.

But it can't be said enough that you have a specific responsibility to monitor your accounts--credit, debit, bank,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 1st, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By AR
Smile I used to bring my own CDs on cruises, but these...

I used to bring my own CDs on cruises, but these days I usually just throw an i-Pod into my carryon.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 1st, 2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AR
It's not about whose list is bigger (I don't...

It's not about whose list is bigger (I don't publicize the details of it here or anywhere else). And the cruises are just a small part of a list of our travels that I've maintained since 1969, the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 28th, 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AR
Would love to hear them, Ray, if you'd care to...

Would love to hear them, Ray, if you'd care to elaborate. We found the place endlessly fascinating.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 28th, 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AR
Who's counting what? Cruises? Lots of people keep...

Who's counting what? Cruises? Lots of people keep lists of their cruises. Some even detail them in their signatures.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AR
That's your misfortune.

That's your misfortune.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By AR
Does It Count?

Just back from almost three weeks in India, the last week of which was aboard the brand new Ganges Voyager riverboat out of Calcutta. The boat is gorgeous, launched in January (we were the fourth...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 17th, 2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By AR
I wonder whether the cruise lines prioritize...

I wonder whether the cruise lines prioritize their "last-minute-freebie" call list according to previous onboard spend. It would be logical to call the gamblers and drinkers first.

Of course it's...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 16th, 2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By AR
Cruising for points

We seldom cruise to the Caribbean these days, but in December we did a week out of Ft.Lauderdale, mainly because we were visiting relatives down there for a few days, and it was a nice way to stay...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 28th, 2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By AR
I am aware, but I wrote the original post before...

I am aware, but I wrote the original post before it became clear that there would be so many roadblocks. So I can't take credit for the pun, although I wish I could. And you're right, I didn't bother...
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