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Forum: Royal Caribbean International May 28th, 2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By TomS
This looks eerily like the Carnival Ecstasy fire...

This looks eerily like the Carnival Ecstasy fire back in 1998. We'll know the actual cause soon enough. I'm glad there weren't any serious injuries.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 14th, 2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By TomS
Actually, I'd say CNN has been relatively...

Actually, I'd say CNN has been relatively even-handed, especially compared with NBC. Now that the ship is close enough to shore to interview actual passengers, they are starting to get out the REAL...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 14th, 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,888
Posted By TomS
Also, the AP reporting there hasn't been a...

Also, the AP reporting there hasn't been a dropoff in cruise bookings, but they say itis too early to tell if there will be a lasting impact.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 14th, 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,888
Posted By TomS
I wonder if that was file footage. I saw a pic...

I wonder if that was file footage. I saw a pic reportedly on Facebook where people made makeshift tents on deck. Another pic on Facebook showed bedding set up near lifeboat station 5. I'm...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 14th, 2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,888
Posted By TomS
I'm watching CNN

They've almost gone wall-to-wall with this story. To their credit, they appear to be trying to be fair. Fox News and MSNBC are back to politics as normal. NBC News seems to be the worst offender...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 27th, 2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By TomS
How far would you drive?

It has been some time since my last cruise, but the addiction is hitting hard. I've been planning (way) ahead for when my daughter (she will be 8 months old on Monday the 29th) would be old enough...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 14,732
Posted By TomS
Oddly enough, the latter charge is the more...

Oddly enough, the latter charge is the more serious one.

The ship was 4 nm off course and was making a bee-line for the harbour until the rocks got in the way. Sounds like they had a problem with...
Forum: Costa January 14th, 2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 14,732
Posted By TomS
Mike M, I think you got it. From what I read,...

Mike M, I think you got it. From what I read, there was panic on the ship, and rationality is usually the first thing lost in a panic situation. I also heard on one report (from a crewmember) that...
Forum: Costa January 13th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 14,732
Posted By TomS
Reuters has the loss of life at 8, while CNN and...

Reuters has the loss of life at 8, while CNN and the BBC have the count at 6. A tragedy either way. Some reports say people jumped and swam to shore. They also rescued 50 by helecopter in some...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 20th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By TomS
When should I take my daughter on her first cruise?

Hi guys, long time no see. Well, my wife and I finally had a baby girl on May 29. I am curious as to your thoughts when she would be old enough to take her on a cruise. I've been thinking about a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 17th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By TomS
Beenie Weenie, as I think about it, winter or...

Beenie Weenie, as I think about it, winter or even the spring, 2011 is starting to make more and more sense since the baby will be more developed.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 17th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By TomS
Family cruise (I hope) questions

Well, my wife is not pregnant yet (at least confirmed). There is a chance she may be, but we can't start testing until next week. At any rate, we decided that when the two of us become three, we...
Forum: Disney September 9th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 48,277
Posted By TomS
You may want to consider renting a car. It is...

You may want to consider renting a car. It is about an hour drive from MCO to Cocoa Beach. Check to see if the car rental company has a drop-off at the Melbourne International Airport, where you...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 8th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By TomS
New family cruiser?

Sorry I've been away for a long time. My DW and I are now trying to start a family. Based on the early signs, we may have hit the bull's eye on the first shot. I will have a better idea in a week...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 10th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By TomS
Good morning (it is still morning here in...

Good morning (it is still morning here in Cleveland). We are getting burried in snow right now. They already got 7" at the airport, and they are calling for another 6". Guess I will go to the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 7th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By TomS
Good News!

The Ohio Department of Education issued my wife a long-term substitute license. :D Now, the school board where she applied just needs to approve her application, and she can start teaching next...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By TomS
New Years resolutions

What are your new years resolutions? Mine is to get more sleep. (I don't get to bed early enough).
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By TomS
You can get good lanyards at most office supply...

You can get good lanyards at most office supply stores or some fancy leather ones at specalty luggage stores. I am required to wear an ID badge where I work, and I have a lanyard that I can clip on...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 1st, 2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By TomS
The overwhelming majority of the violence has...

The overwhelming majority of the violence has been along the U.S. border in places like Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Loredo, and Nogales. Also, the targets appear to be rival gangs or Mexican...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 1st, 2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,047
Posted By TomS
A battery operated travel alarm clock A power...

A battery operated travel alarm clock
A power strip (or at least something to allow you to plug in more than one thing at once)
A thing of pre-sweetened Kool-Aid or Tang so you can make a drink in...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By TomS
Happy New Year

First post of 2009. Have a happy and healthy new year.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 31st, 2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By TomS
You certainly can book your November cruise in...

You certainly can book your November cruise in February. That will not be a problem. As for your passports, you will not need them at booking, just at boarding. Sending off for them as early as...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 31st, 2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By TomS
Never seen it done

I've been on eight cruises and I've never had a passport stamped. The closest I've had that done is when I returned to Long Beach the ICE agent took my passport and scanned it. This doesn't just...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 31st, 2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By TomS
Sorry I've been away

I was at my local Barnes and Noble when I found a copy of Frommer's Cruises and Ports of Call 2009. Naturally, I purchased the book and have been flipping through the pages remembering days of yore...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 9th, 2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By TomS
Sorry I've been away

I do apologize that I haven't been posting or chatting much. I've been busy, and will be for some time to come. I am going to Charleston, SC for a week, followed by a week in Denver on vacation. I...
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