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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 7th, 2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 25,305
Posted By richstacy
I am reading it now. It is very good. Not much...

I am reading it now. It is very good. Not much Harry potter there! Very different style.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 7th, 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 25,305
Posted By richstacy
If you like really good and very realistic cop...

If you like really good and very realistic cop crime novels, You will love Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. It follows the exploits of a rather independent and sometimes brash LA detective....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 7th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 25,305
Posted By richstacy
I understand that you are reluctant, but if you...

I understand that you are reluctant, but if you like to cruise or just to travel, there is no more convenient way to take several books with you than on a small, readily accessible device that weighs...
Forum: Holland America August 7th, 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By richstacy
I can certainly recommend that you not buy any...

I can certainly recommend that you not buy any cruise ship art.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 15th, 2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,166
Posted By richstacy
It was a good interview. He was a first time...

It was a good interview. He was a first time cruiser with a very optimistic outlook on life. This was a four day cruise, so I think we can assume that there were not a lot of veteran cruisers...
Forum: Open Debate October 3rd, 2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 261
Posted By richstacy
WHAT!!?? You mean Mr. Ed couldn't really...

WHAT!!?? You mean Mr. Ed couldn't really talk?:confused::-(
Forum: Open Debate October 3rd, 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 261
Posted By richstacy
I cancel Will out. I have no problem with it --...

I cancel Will out. I have no problem with it -- so long as they keep the males out of it.:D
Forum: Open Debate October 3rd, 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 98
Posted By richstacy
Hopefully very few will vote for Paul. Any vote...

Hopefully very few will vote for Paul. Any vote for Ron Paul is at best a wasted vote and at worst merely a vote for Obama because it takes a vote from Mitt. I think most folks remember the victory...
Forum: Open Debate October 3rd, 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 98
Posted By richstacy
Paul I have a bit more faith in polling than you...

Paul I have a bit more faith in polling than you do -- but I saw one of the CU poly-sci guys on local TV here in Denver today, the day of the 1st debate and he says nothing in their model has changed...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 3rd, 2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By richstacy
Don't know the beer, it sounds like a small...

Don't know the beer, it sounds like a small brewery craft beer rather than a huge brewery beer like the others you mention. Who brews it and where?

Frankly for my money almost anything is better...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 28th, 2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,982
Posted By richstacy
Hockeynut, you are blinded by your rose colored...

Hockeynut, you are blinded by your rose colored glasses.
the problems in Mexico vastly exceed those in almost any other civilized nation. Mexico has a very long way to go to rejoin the civilized...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 28th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,982
Posted By richstacy
Mexico deserves to lose the tourist/cruiser...

Mexico deserves to lose the tourist/cruiser dollars. Not only can they not provide safe drinking water for their own citizens they can't provide basic safety for visitors to their nation. Mexico is...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 22nd, 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By richstacy
Exactly Mike! I'm sure an hour long piece on the...

Exactly Mike! I'm sure an hour long piece on the true joys of cruising would not be "titillating" enough. But I'm sure there would be many people who would enjoy it, including some who have never...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 21st, 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By richstacy
No Henry, I will not stop cruising, but I hope...

No Henry, I will not stop cruising, but I hope the cruise lines will take this event very seriously and take some serious steps to make sure it never happens again. You say that people die every day...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 21st, 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By richstacy
20/20 hatchet job

I don't know how many saw it, but last night ABC's 20/20 did a real hatchet job on the cruise industry. They, of course, started off with a review of the Costa Concordia debacle, but then went on to...
Forum: Costa January 18th, 2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,107
Posted By richstacy
AND -- they should most certainly spend a few...

AND -- they should most certainly spend a few years in an ITALIAN prison!!
Forum: Costa January 18th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,107
Posted By richstacy
I agree with Beenie 100%! this situation was not...

I agree with Beenie 100%! this situation was not made any better by the unpreparedness of the crew or the lack of the passengers knowing what to do or the lack of effective communications.

the...
Forum: Costa January 15th, 2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,107
Posted By richstacy
There is not the slightest indication that lack...

There is not the slightest indication that lack of muster drills had anything at all to do with this 'accident." According to the news tonight it may well have been due solely to the human error of...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 15th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By richstacy
Yeah, sequins everywhere!!:D

Yeah, sequins everywhere!!:D
Forum: All Things Cruising January 15th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By richstacy
Not sure what you mean, but I think you mean, is...

Not sure what you mean, but I think you mean, is there any difference between the Port (left) side and the starboard (right) side? the answer is not really, but as someone else has suggested, look...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 15th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By richstacy
I like aisle seats about half way back on the...

I like aisle seats about half way back on the main or front row in the balcony.

Seat saving for a group is a definite no-no. It's just rude, but I've never said anything.:|
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 15th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,731
Posted By richstacy
Your post is vaguely offensive to Italians who...

Your post is vaguely offensive to Italians who have a very, very long and proud seafaring tradition. Why would you think that a Brit or Scandinavian navigation deck crew would be superior to an...
Forum: Costa January 15th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,107
Posted By richstacy
Excellent post Todd and very good points!!

Excellent post Todd and very good points!!
Forum: Costa January 15th, 2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 15,107
Posted By richstacy
From all accounts: The crew was in...

From all accounts:

The crew was in considerable disarray.
passengers had to get life vests on there own, there being no direction whatever from the bridge or the crew.
Boats were not...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 27th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By richstacy
Food quality

We found this summer that the quality of food (on the Golden Princess continues to decline.) Overall, the quality, industry wide, is far inferior to what it was 15 -20 years ago. :mad: The quality in...
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