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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers October 25th, 2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By belgique
I had the pleasure of sailing 3 times on the...

I had the pleasure of sailing 3 times on the Norway - what a great lady she was!

The elegant Neptune Lounge with wonderful music late into the night, EVERYONE dressed to the nines on Formal...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 21st, 2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By belgique
Warm hugs coming your way. It is difficult to...

Warm hugs coming your way. It is difficult to lose a parent, no matter how old they are or how old you are.

It's so good you were able to be with her and comfort her. She is now in Heaven,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 19th, 2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By belgique
Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City,...

Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, Michigan, is 70 miles from here. There is cherry EVERYTHING around here - great things!

Also, Michigan blueberry pie, or Michigan apple pies are very...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 2nd, 2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 437
Posted By belgique
A really old one: Twenty three skidoo! What...

A really old one: Twenty three skidoo! What does that mean?

Or, the threat, "I'll fix your little red wagon!".

"The cat's pajamas!"

Newer: "The whole nine yards". Nine yards of what?
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 27th, 2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,355
Posted By belgique
Todd: You WILL be fine, because I SAID so, and I...

Todd: You WILL be fine, because I SAID so, and I ALWAYS get what I want!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By belgique
I have sent Emma to my sister, Pat, in Heaven. ...

I have sent Emma to my sister, Pat, in Heaven. Pat will introduce her to Harry and Lefty, our Boxers growing up, and they will all be happy together.

Emma will be whole, healthy and safe with Pat.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 24th, 2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By belgique
I am a minority and should receive all benefits...

I am a minority and should receive all benefits allotted to them. I am:

A twice widowed, left handed, Belgian immigrant, play piano,guitar and a mean kazoo, was a national champion swimmer, have...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 23rd, 2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By belgique
Have fond memories of the Norwegian Caribbean...

Have fond memories of the Norwegian Caribbean Line's "Vistafjord" in 1976 - a perfect ship.

And, although the "Norway" was an ocean liner, she was intimate in her own way. I had the good fortune...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 20th, 2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 836
Posted By belgique
Having been a fine dining restaurant manager for...

Having been a fine dining restaurant manager for over 20 years, I could fill volumes about wine snobs.

Simple observations:

Women buy wine because they like the label.
Men buy expensive wine...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers May 20th, 2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By belgique
Mr. Michigan Outdoors, Mort Neff, had a show in...

Mr. Michigan Outdoors, Mort Neff, had a show in Detroit and I was on during "Water Safety Week". I demonstrated mouth-to-mouth recsucsitation (sp?), how to jump, not dive, into the water to save a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 25th, 2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By belgique
Cruznut2: You're right! The first cruise I took...

Cruznut2: You're right! The first cruise I took alone after my husband died was to the Panama Canal, Colombia, Costa Rica.

I had the "what the hell am I doing, I don't know anyone, I'm going SO...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 25th, 2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By belgique
Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you and your...

Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you and your sweet baby

Our cats and dogs have a way of getting to our hearts and we feel especially responsible for them - just like kids.

My heart goes out...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 19th, 2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By belgique
You really don't know a person until you travel...

You really don't know a person until you travel with them. I have one friend who, after 3 days on a great ship, I had to ask, "Are you having any fun?". I simply could not tell!

Have cruised...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers March 15th, 2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By belgique
Ron said it all. As a wise old friend (90 years...

Ron said it all. As a wise old friend (90 years old) said to me after 9/11/01, "You are not safe anywhere, so you might as well go everywhere".

Yes, Carnival has some major PR problems right now,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 17th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 955
Posted By belgique
Completely agree that prior travel experience...

Completely agree that prior travel experience plays into behavior of those on the ship.

One's perspective changes with age. I know that I am more tolerant, flexible, calmer and more forgiving...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 17th, 2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By belgique
I've been through those lousy, confusing, painful...

I've been through those lousy, confusing, painful times. Sometimes it's overwhelming.

We all understand your situation and wish you some sunshine in your life.

Have faith and courage - God...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 16th, 2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By belgique
I was on a Sun Princess cruise when we lost power...

I was on a Sun Princess cruise when we lost power for about 5 hours. There was no fire, simply a power outage. Communication from the Bridge was prompt and calm and informative.

The most crucial...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 8th, 2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By belgique
o.k., I'm way behind the times. What does...

o.k., I'm way behind the times. What does "pillow top" mean? Built in pillow?

I'm in the market for a new mattress and need information! Have learned a lot from this post, but still not sure...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 8th, 2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By belgique
Apologies from Northern Michigan for sending that...

Apologies from Northern Michigan for sending that nasty weather East. Keep safe and warm and don't go out! It's -9F right now, but clear skies after a good 14" dump of snow last night. Roads...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 2nd, 2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By belgique
Six weeks would be a treat here in Northern...

Six weeks would be a treat here in Northern Michigan. It's now 8 degrees F., going down to 0. Lake effect snow amounting to 8-10 inches tonight and tomorrow.

Lake Michigan, about 3 blocks from...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 12th, 2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By belgique
I usually rent a float for $8.00 a day. Grab a...

I usually rent a float for $8.00 a day. Grab a lounge chair, read, swim, and then float around - easy to fall asleep on a float in the sunshine! There's usually an impromptu volley ball game going...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 7th, 2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By belgique
I was on the HAL Amsterdam a few years ago and...

I was on the HAL Amsterdam a few years ago and the virus hit the ship. The crew was outstanding. They banned salt and pepper shakers from tables, bread baskets, even hand shaking at the Captain's...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 7th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By belgique
Agree with all the above posters. I always used...

Agree with all the above posters. I always used to worry about being "full figured, sturdy, big-boned" etc.

Got over that real fast. No one really cares! Everyone on a cruise is there for fun,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 21st, 2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By belgique
Blizzard here in Northern Michigan on Lake...

Blizzard here in Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan last night - 18" of snow, winds up to 50 m.p.h., power lines down, and branches drooping to the ground.

Heard some loud "creaking" last night...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 27th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By belgique
Snowy in Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan. ...

Snowy in Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan. Skiing has started and that helps the economy in Petoskey and Harbor Springs. (look them up on the map!).

Deer season - lots of dead trophies on cars...
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