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Forum: Styles At Sea September 27th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,527
Posted By Rev22:17
LisaK, Norm, i would imagine that you look...

LisaK,

Norm, i would imagine that you look quite dapper!

That's certainly the objective!

i like both color and my "little black dress" is dark navy. My last cruise dress splurge was a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 27th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rev22:17
Queen of Oakville, I agree with most of...

Queen of Oakville,

I agree with most of what you've said. But, my kids are young. With the cost of (ship) excursions, it makes no sense at their age, as they will not remember it. When the are...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 27th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rev22:17
Nancy, Costa May was built by Carnival and...

Nancy,

Costa May was built by Carnival and the area is not that great, mainly jungle. I know they were hit hard by a hurricane a few years ago between our times being there and not much had been...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 27th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Rev22:17
RaceAddict, Why is it a shame? If Mexico...

RaceAddict,

Why is it a shame? If Mexico can't get their **** together, why should we waste our time with them? There's plenty of beautiful places to visit... Mexico's not all that and a bag of...
Forum: Celebrity September 27th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,061
Posted By Rev22:17
20sCruising, Hello! My boyfriend and...

20sCruising,

Hello!

My boyfriend and I are looking to take our first cruise together this winter. We are looking at 7-day cruises to the Caribbean, probably in January or February. We have...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 19th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Rev22:17
Trip, If you go back in the history of the...

Trip,

If you go back in the history of the show, you can see, most of the "Celebs" are of the sort who would have had guest starring roles in, The Love Boat.... people trying to get back a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 19th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rev22:17
Queen of Oakville, If I wanted to see Costa...

Queen of Oakville,

If I wanted to see Costa Rica, I'd visit Costa Rica. I don't expect to get to know a locale in a four-hour excursion.

It's a question of scale. The only way that you will...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 19th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rev22:17
Nancy, So far we have only cruised the...

Nancy,


So far we have only cruised the Caribbean and there is only port that if we ever go to again we might not get off. And that is Costa Maya. The closest town is nothing to speak of and...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 19th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rev22:17
Queen of Oakville, Maybe its because I have...

Queen of Oakville,

Maybe its because I have young kids and and I'm not looking to spend a lot of money ( and I have a bit of a seen one island, seen em all mentality) .... we prefer to just let...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 19th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Rev22:17
Sistersolo, When I was in the latter years...

Sistersolo,

When I was in the latter years of grammar school, one of the teachers used the task of writing out the Preamble to the Constitution as a punishment for all kinds of infractions of her...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 19th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
Mike: Well, millions of teachers,...

Mike:

Well, millions of teachers, administrators and School Board members might tend to wonder about the competence of State Department of Education employees. The point I was making is that the...
Forum: Celebrity September 19th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,437
Posted By Rev22:17
Don, The issue of dress has some...

Don,

The issue of dress has some controversy, on Celebrity's web site they state in a couple of dozen locations that Blu is a Specialty restaurant. Also, on the web site all Specialty restaruants...
Forum: Celebrity September 19th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,730
Posted By Rev22:17
johnthed0g, ..........Why? At $35 per...

johnthed0g,

..........Why?

At $35 per person per occasion, the cost of dining in Celebrity's specialty restaurants adds up pretty quickly -- $490 for a party of two to dine there every...
Forum: Styles At Sea September 16th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,527
Posted By Rev22:17
johnthed0g, PS...I don't do the patent...

johnthed0g,

PS...I don't do the patent shiny shoes but I have got a pair of "oxfords" that I try to spit polish, never having been in the forces I am not that good at it!

Yes, there's nothing...
Forum: Styles At Sea September 16th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,527
Posted By Rev22:17
Linda, Men..will you wear a patterned or...

Linda,

Men..will you wear a patterned or bright cumberbund[the popular spelling] and tie, or, a more traditional look?

I have a white dinner jacket outfit, which I generally bring on cruises...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 16th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
Mike, [quote=AR]Norm-- On the...

Mike,


[quote=AR]Norm--

On the notion of increased numbers of test-takers bringing down the scores, I understand the point, but left to chance wouldn't the increase in people be roughly...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 16th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
AR, On the notion of increased numbers of...

AR,

On the notion of increased numbers of test-takers bringing down the scores, I understand the point, but left to chance wouldn't the increase in people be roughly evenly distributed across...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 15th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
AR, Beyond that, and I'll just say it one...

AR,

Beyond that, and I'll just say it one more time, the trend line is down on the same test over time. That's really the only point to be made here. Our nation's high school students, as a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
AR, I agree with every single point you...

AR,

I agree with every single point you made, including your 6-step recipe for improvement. I really do.

Actually, I have one more suggestion: institute policies whereby the top academic...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 15th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
Nancy, I can give one reason for this to...

Nancy,

I can give one reason for this to happen in FL. The FCAT, teachers have to spend so much time teaching this test that they don't have the time to teach what is needed. If they would put...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 15th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,972
Posted By Rev22:17
Annie, BBC News - At least two die in fire...

Annie,

BBC News - At least two die in fire on Norwegian cruise ship (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14935597)

All passengers are safe.

The vessel appears to be one of the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 14th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Rev22:17
AR, Scores on the latest verbal SAT tests...

AR,

Scores on the latest verbal SAT tests are the lowest in history.

Math scores? Lowest since the mid-90s.

The "good news" according to some: more people took the test than ever.

So...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 14th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,074
Posted By Rev22:17
joel75, :)hi, fellow cruise mates my wife...

joel75,

:)hi, fellow cruise mates
my wife and i were looking at the cruise the pacific princess in august of 2012. this particular cruise embarks from venice and debarks in athens and has a 2...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 13th, 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By Rev22:17
Todd, I'm reminded of the adage, "All...

Todd,

I'm reminded of the adage, "All things in moderation" except when it comes to war.

I shall say that my greatest disappointment in Bush was that he went into Iraq without the total force...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 13th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By Rev22:17
AR, I should have realized that wars with...

AR,

I should have realized that wars with no clear objectives are pursued because generations of politicians have the "inside track," know more than we do, and are acting for the good of all of...
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