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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 19th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,218
Posted By CostaSmurf
I'm using Firefox 13.01 and getting the like...

I'm using Firefox 13.01 and getting the like thingies, no avatars and no tabs (just the written word instead or reply etc).

From my own experience with vB software, it can be down to a patch being...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 18th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By CostaSmurf
The Olympics will not be featuring on my telly at...

The Olympics will not be featuring on my telly at all....not remotely interested I'm afraid.

I much prefer the thrills and spills of the winter games....far less boring...OK so watching people go...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 18th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By CostaSmurf
I always go for standalone cabins whenever...

I always go for standalone cabins whenever possible.

Usually they have the stair tower & elevators to one wall, crew access to another wall & a linen cupboard on the third wall.

VERY...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 18th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By CostaSmurf
I think the biggest thing that stops people...

I think the biggest thing that stops people commenting about a specific line or ship in order to "help" someone with advice or their experiences is that thanks to another board that shall remain...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing June 13th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,482
Posted By CostaSmurf
I love formal night and fortunately Costa have...

I love formal night and fortunately Costa have not dumbed down on Gala night...far from it, especially in Europe, Middle East and Far East cruises where its an almost 100% full on formal turn out by...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 9th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,182
Posted By CostaSmurf
As I said above, I don't care about the loyalty...

As I said above, I don't care about the loyalty scheme offered by a cruise line...so my last 5 cruises have been with Costa, they give you 100 points for each day of a cruise plus 40 points for every...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 9th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,182
Posted By CostaSmurf
So if all cruise lines stopped their loyalty...

So if all cruise lines stopped their loyalty schemes completely, would you stop cruising?

It sounds like you would, it comes across like you only cruise with a cruise line for what they give you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 9th, 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,523
Posted By CostaSmurf
I agree in regard to not booking a cruise due to...

I agree in regard to not booking a cruise due to a specific crewmember is aboard...afterall, they have a job to do and you're not the only passenger on the ship.

I have, however, stayed intouch...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 9th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,182
Posted By CostaSmurf
Having seen some of the reactions already to the...

Having seen some of the reactions already to the new scheme, I am so pleased that I cruise for the cruise experience and not the perks that come with a loyalty scheme.

Tbh...I do wonder if those...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 9th, 2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,805
Posted By CostaSmurf
Rain in foreign countries never worries me,...

Rain in foreign countries never worries me, afterall its often like walking in a hot shower...the heaviest rain I have experienced when cruising was in Rio de Janeiro last year, it threw it down all...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 9th, 2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By CostaSmurf
I don't suffer from seasickness, but if the sea...

I don't suffer from seasickness, but if the sea is really rough I make sure that it doesn't affect me by drinking ginger ale or ginger & lemon tea. Since my stroke I have been more afflicted with...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 9th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 844
Posted By CostaSmurf
Since I hate "normal" tea due to my mother's art...

Since I hate "normal" tea due to my mother's art of stewing it to within an inch of its life, I generally drink coffee or hot chocolate......BUT......I do enjoy copious amounts of Twinings Ginger &...
Forum: Tipping June 8th, 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,338
Posted By CostaSmurf
In relation to wages, sometimes I am sure there...

In relation to wages, sometimes I am sure there will be crew who may lay it on a bit thick in regard to their wage...that is inevitable. It would only be a very small minority who would do that...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 8th, 2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,137
Posted By CostaSmurf
Well forgive me for stating the obvious, but yes...

Well forgive me for stating the obvious, but yes you SHOULD concern yourself for a few minutes at the end of each day to check your on board account...afterall, it is YOUR money that a cruise line is...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 7th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,276
Posted By CostaSmurf
I personally feel that is a sad reflection on...

I personally feel that is a sad reflection on society as a whole, not something that only affects one state in the US....it is a worldwide problem. Up until a few years ago, here in the UK those on...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 7th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By CostaSmurf
The cemetary at Madingley is for USAF from WW2,...

The cemetary at Madingley is for USAF from WW2, most were based at nearby Duxford, Mildenhall and Lakenheath.

It's quite an amazing place to visit if ever you're in the UK.....there are way too...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 7th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,523
Posted By CostaSmurf
Now you see, this is what concerns me about the...

Now you see, this is what concerns me about the next two newbuilds for Costa Crociere, dubbed "Super Costa", they are a pair of Dream class ships.

I openly admit to being a cookie-cutter big ship...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,276
Posted By CostaSmurf
It's not lack of money that makes many people...

It's not lack of money that makes many people poor...its a lack of respect - both from others aswell as from themselves, its a lack of direction, its a lack of feeling wanted by those around...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 6th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,137
Posted By CostaSmurf
There are so many ways to keep tabs on your...

There are so many ways to keep tabs on your tab....there really is no excuse for missing an error by the cruise line, not thesedays.

Having worked in tourism for many years though, its not the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By CostaSmurf
My passport goes with me everywhere....you never...

My passport goes with me everywhere....you never know when you might need it, whether it be for travel purposes...or if you require identifying following an accident or your death.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 6th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By CostaSmurf
Madingley, Cambridgeshire, UK...not too far from...

Madingley, Cambridgeshire, UK...not too far from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford?
Forum: All Things Cruising June 5th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By CostaSmurf
I cruise solo, I eat solo.... I'm not...

I cruise solo, I eat solo....

I'm not unsociable but I prefer to sit for a meal quietly and leave. My 4 courses usually take me around 45 minutes maximum, waitstaff love it cos I get the menu in...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 5th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,137
Posted By CostaSmurf
Well, without getting snippy, it sounds like Bert...

Well, without getting snippy, it sounds like Bert (the one who you thought did a great job) at Guest services actually screwed up Royally (no pun intended).


Had he done the job properly, he...
Forum: Tipping June 5th, 2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,338
Posted By CostaSmurf
From Costa Crociere USA website : From...

From Costa Crociere USA website :



From the Costa Crociere UK website :



If you ask any passenger from the US or Canada when aboard a Costa ship, they confirm that the option to remove or...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 5th, 2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By CostaSmurf
<showing my age here> I sailed on the...

<showing my age here>

I sailed on the original QM when I was a whippersnapper.....sadly I don't remember much as too young. I also watched her leave Southampton for the last time too, from my...
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