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Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 926
Posted By Mike M
I am in agreement with Dave. Airfare costs are a...

I am in agreement with Dave. Airfare costs are a big deterrent for people flying to Asia. Even more of a deterrent is the duration of the flights. As I get older I am having more problems with a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Mike M
It is not available "yet" at cruise ports. Only...

It is not available "yet" at cruise ports. Only at airports.

However, a GOES, Nexus, Custom and Immigration line is supposed to be implemented at the port of Miami. I'm not sure of the time...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By Mike M
Yep: The issuing agency is United States...

Yep: The issuing agency is United States Department of State. Use U.S. instead of United States when entering the "Issuing agency" information online. Most of the text boxes won't accommodate the...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Posted By Mike M
I guess that wasn't a Baby Ruth bar that floated...

I guess that wasn't a Baby Ruth bar that floated by. :)

They periodically close beaches here in Minnesota due to contamination, but it is usually caused by duck and goose droppings.

Take care,...
Forum: Open Debate April 18th, 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Mike M
Venice, Yes the DNC is/was more adept at using...

Venice,
Yes the DNC is/was more adept at using social media but the tactic to get email addresses, names and phone numbers isn't anything the DNC doesn't use or any major corporation. I now receive...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. I was up "dark and...

Good morning everyone.

I was up "dark and early" this morning. It was the infamous 4:30 a.m. airport run, to take my sister and BIL. She and my BIL are going to California for two weeks. We are...
Forum: Open Debate April 18th, 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Mike M
There are different parts of America. Here it is...

There are different parts of America. Here it is VERY common for churches, charities and other organizations to raise funds by using hunting rifles and pistols as prizes. Six years ago I won a VFW...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Mike M
One interesting part of the article was in the...

One interesting part of the article was in the ticket price vs. on board revenues. The author described the "myth" that most of the revenues come from on board spending and not ticket prices. He...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 926
Posted By Mike M
I have the same feeling as you stated in your...

I have the same feeling as you stated in your later post:



With a ship of this size and the other cruise options for the Asian market I feel there had to be some sort of financial incentive,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's April 17th and I...

Good morning everyone.

It's April 17th and I just finished blowing the driveway. :roll:

We only had about 5.5 inches at our house but just north of us they had anywhere from 10" to 18" of new...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 926
Posted By Mike M
It's a big world out there and the Asian market...

It's a big world out there and the Asian market has a growing, untapped, middle class. You go where the people and the money are.

Shanghai's new, Wusongkou, cruise terminal will easily handle the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 926
Posted By Mike M
It's a big world out there and the Asian market...

It's a big world out there and the Asian market has a growing, untapped, middle class. You go where the people and the money are.

Shanghai's new, Wusongkou, cruise terminal will easily handle the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 15th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Mike M
Donna, Thanks for the good wishes but I'm...

Donna,

Thanks for the good wishes but I'm not getting butchered until next Monday. :)

It's a clear and cool day here. Sunny skies but only 20 degrees outside. There is a Winter Storm Warning...
Forum: Open Debate April 14th, 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 225
Posted By Mike M
I believe that the Voting Rights Act is one of...

I believe that the Voting Rights Act is one of the greatest pieces of legislation of the twentieth century.

But that nineteenth amendment needs to be repealed. :wink: :wink:

Take care,
Mike...
Forum: Open Debate April 14th, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 212
Posted By Mike M
I do believe that Truck Cruiser was referring to...

I do believe that Truck Cruiser was referring to the fact that most politicians claim to be "Christians" until something happens that shows they aren't. It is non-specific to denomination or group...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 815
Posted By Mike M
After hosting a number of Cruisemates cruises I...

After hosting a number of Cruisemates cruises I will say that you will NEVER make everyone happy.

However, I have found that once people book the cruise they are excited as heck about it.

Once...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It was a fun weekend....

Good morning everyone.

It was a fun weekend. We had the grandkids for the weekend and also went out for dinner with friends and then went to watch their kids band play at a local venue. We had...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 13th, 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Mike M
On some cruise lines you can self disembark...

On some cruise lines you can self disembark whenever you wish. I'm not sure about Royal Caribbean. Your luggage will be dropped at your cabin door sometime before dinner. Usually it's an hour or...
Forum: Alaska April 12th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Mike M
The ships are heated but the temps in the common...

The ships are heated but the temps in the common areas will be about the same temperature as they are in the Caribbean. I would bring the sweater if you are sensitive to cooler temperatures.
...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 12th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Mike M
If your luggage will not fit through an "airport"...

If your luggage will not fit through an "airport" sized scanner you will not be able to take it on yourself. Actually the ones at the port are usually a bit smaller than the airport scanners.

Yes:...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Mike M
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and all the...

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and all the ships at sea. :)

It's a somewhat rainy Saturday in my neck of the woods. Temps should hit the mid sixties today but we are dropping tomorrow. Highs...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 11th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. Like Donna, the...

Good morning everyone.

Like Donna, the melting is almost done here and perhaps, perhaps, Spring is really here. The last bit of my five foot plus drift, on the side of my driveway melted...
Forum: Open Debate April 11th, 2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 212
Posted By Mike M
Another reason Louisiana has been crossed off of...

Another reason Louisiana has been crossed off of my "Places to Retire" list. :roll:

This initiative does not have enough support (at this time) to make it into law but the thought just scares the...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 10th, 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Mike M
This is a question that only your friend's...

This is a question that only your friend's physician can answer. Have her talk to her doctor and he/she will tell her if she is able to cruise.

The ship's doctors and facilities are not equipped...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 9th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Mike M
Good morning all. I've been AWOL for a...

Good morning all.

I've been AWOL for a couple of days. I had a doctor's appointment on Monday that was a total waste of time. The University of Minnesota Hospitals has implemented a "new"...
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