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Forum: All Things Cruising Yesterday, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Paul Motter
On a hunch I googled it, and this article says it...

On a hunch I googled it, and this article says it was the Queen Mary:

'The Last Ship': 'Grey's Anatomy's' Eric Dane sets sail to save a dying world - Zap2it | News & Features...
Forum: All Things Cruising Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By Paul Motter
If I could see that part of the show in a video I...

If I could see that part of the show in a video I could probably find matching pictures. But here is the thing, that QM (the original one, now owned by the city of Long beach) is not far from...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 319
Posted By Paul Motter
Yes, I said above that Royal/CXC are the cruise...

Yes, I said above that Royal/CXC are the cruise lines that will still make you fill envelopes if you forget to ask them to charge tips to your onboard acct.

Yes, I am sure NCL merely slides the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 11th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Paul Motter
I have heard about people getting big discounts...

I have heard about people getting big discounts on MSC through Groupon
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 11th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Paul Motter
I understand your frustration, but there are...

I understand your frustration, but there are other ways for you to find current messages without us having to delete all the old ones. You can always just click on "New Posts" in the options bar...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 11th, 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 319
Posted By Paul Motter
Also - I wanted to point out that I think it is...

Also - I wanted to point out that I think it is fairly controversial for me to suggest they should add a service charge to the final bill for each room service visit. Room service is supposed to be...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 11th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 319
Posted By Paul Motter
I admit that during the 9 or so years I lived in...

I admit that during the 9 or so years I lived in New York City I became a 'serial tipper" - it is very common in that city to just hand someone a little money for any little thing, and they are glad...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 11th, 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 319
Posted By Paul Motter
Great replies..... As cruise "experts" I...

Great replies.....

As cruise "experts" I think we just turn off our brains when we see the cliche things, but I know they did SOMETHING similar to baked Alaska on my last Carnival cruise (I recall...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 10th, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 319
Posted By Paul Motter
Most outdated cruise ship "traditions"

I am thinking about all the "traditions" that have become either more hassle than they are worth, are now so outdated they are slightly embarrassing to the cruise industry, or things that would just...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 10th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Paul Motter
Buggs - you are right. It is my understanding the...

Buggs - you are right. It is my understanding the FBI was there within three or four days, but RC had already cleaned up the room by then. The Turkish authorities were there the next day, but they...
Forum: Celebrity July 10th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,501
Posted By Paul Motter
http://www.dansmedya.com/User_Files/editor/image/L...

http://www.dansmedya.com/User_Files/editor/image/Lindy-Hop-Style.jpg
Forum: All Things Cruising July 9th, 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Paul Motter
Just one thing Buggs - three of the guys were...

Just one thing Buggs - three of the guys were seen leaving his room before the two or three minutes of "heavy thuds" like someone moving furniture but no conversation. Now, it is very conceivable...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Paul Motter
Thanks Saus - that is incredible news,...

Thanks Saus - that is incredible news, definitely. These robo-arm things are going to be very fun to watch - a new form of entertainment never seen before. It's like part visual art and part...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 9th, 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Paul Motter
Once again, I think other sources will show the...

Once again, I think other sources will show the room service record is there. This show is the first I have ever heard anyone say the room service was not there. I think they were trying to infer the...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 8th, 2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Paul Motter
Hi Buggs - thank you for the comments and I will...

Hi Buggs - thank you for the comments and I will say your gut feeling has not been ruled out. I did not know one of them is in prison. If so, this is a case where he could possibly plead some time...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 8th, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Paul Motter
George Smith Case revisited

Murder at Sea? - CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/murder-at-sea-a-new-look-at-case-of-missing-honeymooner-george-smith/)

You know the focus on this case has always been between the Russian...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 8th, 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Paul Motter
I also wonder but I hope not, but Aida has...

I also wonder but I hope not, but Aida has already canceled all stops there for two months, so I guess it is inevitable.

I have a friend going to Israel in November. I hope it is all clear by then.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 8th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Paul Motter
here is a web site that will get ANY GPS for you:...

here is a web site that will get ANY GPS for you: Latitude and Longitude of a Point (http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html)

Martinique is:

Lat: 14 44' 28.3878"
Long: -61 10' 17.652"

now, I...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 8th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Paul Motter
These days a lot of GPS devices - like the ones...

These days a lot of GPS devices - like the ones that come on Android phones, use Google Maps - so if you just put in the name of the city you are going to dock in you will get a very good idea of the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 8th, 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Paul Motter
It's all about finding ways to get people to...

It's all about finding ways to get people to spend money, I am afraid. Since we are limited to how much liquid we can carry in our carry-on luggage I am thinking they will be selling shampoo in the...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 8th, 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By Paul Motter
I saw that one coming, for sure. It is a fact...

I saw that one coming, for sure. It is a fact that most cruise ships have a locker for dead bodies, and off course, if you had a real viral situation like that the best thing to do would be to...
Forum: Hurricane Watch July 7th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By Paul Motter
Hurricane Arthur - first of 2014

Arthur Affects Cruise Itinerariesby Paul Motter | Thursday, 03 Jul. 2014
The first 2014 Atlantic tropical storm arrives early and could be a hurricane next week

The first tropical storm of the...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 7th, 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Paul Motter
Royal Caribbean used to have their own brand of...

Royal Caribbean used to have their own brand of beer - but I was told they discontinued it. The Carnival Thirsty Frog is good stuff (really, a nice IPA)
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 7th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Paul Motter
Bruce, while I really do understand your point,...

Bruce, while I really do understand your point, you could say that for anyone 95 years old. Even her own doctor said "If you are going to worry, worry about something else....."

So, basically he...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 7th, 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By Paul Motter
It is true that Southwest is often cheaper...

It is true that Southwest is often cheaper (although not as much as it used to be. I live in PHX so I have been around SW a long time).

I do not care for the hotels in Miami much, mostly due to...
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