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Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 15th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By Friends of Dave
Re: Jewel OTS

That is fantastic to have so many cruises booked to look forward to. Good for you!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 12th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Friends of Dave
The Freedom is a great ship! Can I give you...

The Freedom is a great ship!

Can I give you a tip about flying into Orlando and getting to the port?

I used to live in Orlando and cruised out of there many times. Now that I live in Europe we...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 12th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By Friends of Dave
Let's put aside the fact that there are some...

Let's put aside the fact that there are some people who find fault with everything. There are indeed rational people who have had negative experiences and post them to make others aware.

The...
Forum: Shore Excursions July 12th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,074
Posted By Friends of Dave
Re: St Petersburg, Russia - Port Excursion or Visa?

I totally agree with Paul. St Petersburg is not someplace that you want to try and navigate on your own if you have never been there before or do not speak some Russian.

There are many reputable...
Forum: Holland America June 24th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
Sorry, I know you are right, but sometimes it is...

Sorry, I know you are right, but sometimes it is hard to simply ignore someone questioning not only your experiences, but your character; especially when they don't know you. I am sorry if it is...
Forum: Holland America June 24th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
You make it extremely difficult to simply ignore...

You make it extremely difficult to simply ignore you. The man was indeed a HAL exec. Do you not think that people who once served on board don't become executives on land? Do you not think that the...
Forum: Holland America June 24th, 2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
Actually, now that I re-read this entire thread,...

Actually, now that I re-read this entire thread, you have been rude to everyone so now I don't feel so bad. As a "former barrister" you should know better than to jump to conclusions, as you did...
Forum: Holland America June 24th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
Nice of you to engage in a debate about me while...

Nice of you to engage in a debate about me while I am not around... and to take what I said COMPLETELY overboard. Pick and choose what you like, what I said in the overall thread was fair and...
Forum: Holland America June 23rd, 2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
In the response from HAL they said it wasn't a...

In the response from HAL they said it wasn't a cut back and that one staff member (who has now been retrained) was responible for pollack being used in place of Dungeness Crab and Alaska King Crab as...
Forum: Holland America June 23rd, 2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
Lynn,don't knock the Blue Rinse brigade...

Lynn,don't knock the Blue Rinse brigade gals,there may be snow on the mountain top but there is plenty of heat in the fire. We had a pair of twins on our last cruise, both had gray hair but they put...
Forum: Holland America June 23rd, 2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
Everyone has to decide for themselves which ship...

Everyone has to decide for themselves which ship and line to take. It is fine to listen to our (and others) opinions, in the end, you pay so you have to make up your own mind. No ship or line is...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 21st, 2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Friends of Dave
I am an American living in Europe and we cruise...

I am an American living in Europe and we cruise the Med every September. It is my favorite time to be there... the beautiful golden light, still warm temps (bot not uncomfortably hot) and the...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 21st, 2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Friends of Dave
Stranger things have happened! The world is so...

Stranger things have happened! The world is so small these days! I will get you that info I promised ASAP! Have a nice week!

Dave
FriendsofDaveTours@googlemail.com
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 18th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Friends of Dave
Sure... Berlin is amazing and there are some good...

Sure... Berlin is amazing and there are some good tricks about going. There is a good bus company right in Warnemünde that does a lot of charters with German groups. I will be back up there July...
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs June 18th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25,239
Views: 584,364
Posted By Friends of Dave
Wow.. that's a nice welcome. Thanks!!! So...

Wow.. that's a nice welcome. Thanks!!!

So here it goes.. Guten Morgen neue Freunde!
We are 6 hours ahead of you, so the sun is already up here. We are off to Rome today for a wedding weekend.......
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Friends of Dave
Congrats! Hope we'll see you in Germany!

Congrats! Hope we'll see you in Germany!
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,220
Posted By Friends of Dave
If you need help for Germany let us know. In St....

If you need help for Germany let us know. In St. Petersburg we used Alla Tours and found them to offer an excellent product for a very fair price... http://www.alla-tour.com/
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,220
Posted By Friends of Dave
Hi Paul... I just joined Cruise Mates today and...

Hi Paul... I just joined Cruise Mates today and was totally shocked (in a GOOD way) while reading that it was ok for me to talk about myself as a tour provider/professional.

My partner and I live...
Forum: Holland America June 17th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,910
Posted By Friends of Dave
We used to like HAL, but after two DISASTROUS...

We used to like HAL, but after two DISASTROUS experiences with them... which did include lying to get us onboard a ship which had just had 4 sailings with over 300 people with stomach flu (not...
Forum: Gay / Lesbian Cruising June 17th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 54,324
Posted By Friends of Dave
Hi Everyone... I'm Dave (my partner is Michael)...

Hi Everyone...
I'm Dave (my partner is Michael) and we are totally new here to CruiseMates, but not cruising (I just did my 71st). We live in Germany where I have been a corporate trainer for the...
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs June 17th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25,239
Views: 584,364
Posted By Friends of Dave
Hi Everybody... I'm Dave and totally new here. I...

Hi Everybody... I'm Dave and totally new here. I can't believe that in 71 cruises I have never found CruiseMates Boards before. ARGH!

I have been over (on that other board) as I heard it...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,747
Posted By Friends of Dave
Ah... we are starting to like Kandajones very...

Ah... we are starting to like Kandajones very much... they think like we do.

We just got back on the Connie and had a port balcony. We had perfect views in St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Talinn,...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By Friends of Dave
Is there any reason you didn't read the second...

Is there any reason you didn't read the second post in this thread wherein I listed all the currencies for each of the countries identified? :-?

No need to research the web when the answer has...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By Friends of Dave
I am so happy to find a new cruise site! :D ...

I am so happy to find a new cruise site! :D
If I may weigh in on the balcony debate, it really depends on the price. We just came back from the Baltic on the Celebrity Constellation. We...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations June 17th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Friends of Dave
Re: August 14, 2009 Sailing, Emerald Princess, SPB

We just came back... and actually you do not need another couple of you use Alla Tours http://www.alla-tour.com/ We were very happy with them and they were reasonable... $150 per day with a cash...
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