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Forum: All Things Cruising February 17th, 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By Paul Motter
I know for a fact that Costa bookings were down...

I know for a fact that Costa bookings were down after Concordia sank - it is only logical. That was also the time of the Triumph incident and a bunch of other negative poop for cruises.

But while...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By Paul Motter
Aero ... I think you are right - that if he...

Aero ...

I think you are right - that if he had followed proper procedure and gotten everyone off safely then he would have faced less severe charges. Probably just "reckless driving."
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By Paul Motter
Schettino Gets 16 Years

Captain Schettino is sentenced 16 years in prison for the Costa Concordia grounding on the Isle of Giglio.

Discuss...

What I think is interesting is that the captain "could have" gotten lucky,...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 11th, 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Paul Motter
Wow... that is terrible. What kinds of...

Wow...

that is terrible. What kinds of purchases were made? I mean were they from Russia or something? Were they made on the web?
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 10th, 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By Paul Motter
Dave - are you on Oasis right now? Or did you...

Dave - are you on Oasis right now? Or did you just hear this.

you know what - while it isn't a "wow, great name" name - at least it is a good name, simple and easy to remember. I like it for...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers February 10th, 2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Paul Motter
You know what? The last time I checked (because I...

You know what? The last time I checked (because I am a normal male with a normal healthy sense of curiousity about my body, etc. because its only natural, you know)..... :rolleyes:

Anyway = last...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 9th, 2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By Paul Motter
I have ordered it a number of times and find it...

I have ordered it a number of times and find it to be very satisfying. I am also a fan of amber beers
Forum: Open Debate January 21st, 2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By Paul Motter
If you think it should be deleted, why do you...

If you think it should be deleted, why do you come here? You will notice I have satyed away for months.

But I actually feel my political juices flowing again so I might come back. I just want...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 21st, 2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Paul Motter
Okay - you heard a lot more of the detail than I...

Okay - you heard a lot more of the detail than I heard. I personally have never seen it go over the side with people inside, but I am not saying it can't be done.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 21st, 2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Paul Motter
Hi all... I was in the bumper cars and...

Hi all...

I was in the bumper cars and sometimes they just stop, don't know why, but the trick is to go full throttle for about 5 seconds and they start moving again.

Ramming people is part of...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 13th, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Paul Motter
Video of man being rescued at sea after falling from ship

Okay, I do not know how a person "falls" from a cruise ship, but this guy was lucky enough to be picked up by a Disney Cruise Ship after he had fallen from Oasis of the Seas

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Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 10th, 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
Thanks sauspud - I am really looking forward to...

Thanks sauspud - I am really looking forward to your review of Anthem. As i said, this would be a good ship for a heavy destination itinerary, because it has great meals at night.

The drawback is...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 10th, 2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
To be specific - the Chinese gov't is cracking...

To be specific - the Chinese gov't is cracking down on Macau and telling them they cannot caer to high rollers like theu usually do. Macau did 7-8 times the gambling revenue that Las Vegas does - and...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 10th, 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
Just FYI, I know there are people here who like...

Just FYI, I know there are people here who like to pretend every cruise I take is 'free" because I am a writer, but I am also a paying passenger on this cruise.

AS the cruise progresses I see the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
I somehow don't feel it is my job to tell Royal...

I somehow don't feel it is my job to tell Royal Caribbean what its shortcomings are...

My job is to tell you.

Now, as a paying cruiser I have a right to complain, but I don't work for RCL so...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
The Hotman on the ship is Darron Budden (Hotel...

The Hotman on the ship is Darron Budden (Hotel Manager).

Yeah - the shopping has been occupying the main lobby every day now sine the cruise started, like the last day used to be on every cruise....
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
Seadog... I did not watch the entire show, so I...

Seadog... I did not watch the entire show, so I assume they still use them. They still work just fine as I just verified so I am sorry if I gave you the wrong idea.

Lakers Fan.... don't jump to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
I just wanted to log in to say I just saw a new...

I just wanted to log in to say I just saw a new RoboShow and it was very cool. Still one of the best features of this ship. They short little shows but fun. I made a video
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
It is $500 for 2 devices, but only $250 for one....

It is $500 for 2 devices, but only $250 for one. Most people do not need two devices connected at the same time. But is you are sharing a stateroom, then yes, it is $500 if both guests want too be...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 9th, 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
Dynamic Dining article here: Dynamic Dining...

Dynamic Dining article here: Dynamic Dining (http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/news/dynamic-dining.cfm)

Well... here is an update. We are on Day 7. We have encountered a lot of pretty heavy...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 7th, 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
Yes, the internet fee was refunded. The only...

Yes, the internet fee was refunded.

The only word for Wonderland is "Wow" (I guess RCL likes that word anyway).

The theme is much more like a Disney restaurant than RCL, mostly in terms of the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 6th, 2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
Sorry... I have been sleeping in. We ate aat...

Sorry... I have been sleeping in.

We ate aat Jamie's Italian - it was excellent. I think I said that.

Today I worked on an article I have in different publication, then I went and watched one...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 4th, 2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
We just ate in The Jamie's Italian and it was...

We just ate in The Jamie's Italian and it was amazing. Wow. Highly recommended.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 4th, 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
No word yet on why the wi-fi was comped for all,...

No word yet on why the wi-fi was comped for all, but even with all the traffic it seems to be running just fine. It is very fast, an so convenient to be connected full-time that its just like being...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 3rd, 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By Paul Motter
First day ... We were walking around the...

First day ...

We were walking around the ship and sitting in the beautiful 270 lounge when I looked out the back abd saw a frogman on a tugboat. I asked some people who had been watching him for...
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