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Forum: Celebrity March 12th, 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Kuki
I've cruised the islands several times, and IF...

I've cruised the islands several times, and IF there is an overnight there has always been a tender available all night... Though late into the morning the frequency did diminish.

Mind you, I...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers January 24th, 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Kuki
I definitely would book with a cruise specialist,...

I definitely would book with a cruise specialist, but not just some website special you find online.

You've done well choosing a ship and itinerary, but a great cruise travel agent you can readily...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 17th, 2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Kuki
Good Morning cruisemates. Sitting here on my...

Good Morning cruisemates. Sitting here on my patio perch in our AZ winter escape condo, enjoying my morning coffee.

We've enjoyed several weeks of temps in the 70s while most of the country was...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 16th, 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Kuki
Pete This shouldn't affect your clients who...

Pete

This shouldn't affect your clients who prefer smaller group excursions at all. If they want them, they can still book them. So, I'm not sure how you can figure its a bad thing for clients.......
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 1st, 2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Kuki
Wish you all a VERY HAPPY and HEALTHY 2014!!!! ...

Wish you all a VERY HAPPY and HEALTHY 2014!!!!

Weather here in the desert has been wonderful (sorry you're all not here to enjoy it)

Went out with 6 friends for a very casual dinner last...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 1st, 2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Kuki
That has been Carnival's system with cutlery for...

That has been Carnival's system with cutlery for quite some time...like several years.

Depending on what courses you partake in, they supply appropriate cutlery when serving it.

Makes some...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 22nd, 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Kuki
Good morning cruisemates. Haven't checked in here...

Good morning cruisemates. Haven't checked in here for a long time. I've been busy snowbirding in Arizona. Good thing because back home in Calgary Dec has sucked ; incredible cold and more snowfall...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 20th, 2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Kuki
Though not a fisherman myself, I understand the...

Though not a fisherman myself, I understand the fishing out of Ketchikan is the best.

I remember on one Alaska cruise the Captain's brother in law caught salmon, brought it onboard fresh, and...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 17th, 2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,107
Posted By Kuki
Aero girl and Pete were also on different ships;...

Aero girl and Pete were also on different ships; one the Liberty ( still the old menus), Pete on the Glory.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 16th, 2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,107
Posted By Kuki
Zyd...I'd say you have been very lucky. I've not...

Zyd...I'd say you have been very lucky. I've not sailed Carnival as often as you, but have a fair bit. Generally I've found their food quite good, but I've also experienced some "stinker" meals.
...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 15th, 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
The initiative to cozy back up to agents, going...

The initiative to cozy back up to agents, going as far as to offer them complimentary cruises came about after Bob came on as a consultant.

I'd bet you can safely assume he had a major hand in...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 15th, 2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By Kuki
Welcome to the site! It sounds as if you're...

Welcome to the site! It sounds as if you're jumping in to a wonderful trip for your first cruise.

Definitely feel free to as any questions that come to mind. Don't be shy about jumping in to any...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 14th, 2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
Of course the first time cruisers are the optimal...

Of course the first time cruisers are the optimal target ( for probably all the cruise lines). In July 12, when I interviewed Bob Dickinson, he said "we have the repeaters already, we need to get the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 13th, 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
Like it or not, for Carnival, due to those...

Like it or not, for Carnival, due to those incidents, and the public reactions ( right or not)they've been forced to "fight the fight" with low ball pricing.

The entire industry took a hit in...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 13th, 2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
If they lived in what they thought was their...

If they lived in what they thought was their perfect world, I'd have agreed you. However since Concordia, Spelndor, Triumph incidents, that target has been hit hard.

Repeat cruisers are now their...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 13th, 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
If you haven't had a bad meal on a cruise yet,...

If you haven't had a bad meal on a cruise yet, you've been very lucky, or order better than I do :mrgreen: maybe not often but I have.

We'll have to see how the actual implementation of these...
Forum: Open Debate December 12th, 2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Kuki
Oddly,yes.. Sometimes up to 6 identities:D ...

Oddly,yes.. Sometimes up to 6 identities:D

I've really never figured out why people would do that. Perhaps to support positions, or perhaps to make a thread seem more active. Don't know!

I...
Forum: Celebrity December 12th, 2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By Kuki
Paul, it wouldn't likely apply to my mother. She...

Paul, it wouldn't likely apply to my mother. She isn't here yet ( maybe she will be by the end of the month if she remains stable). But since she is also a Canadian citizen, she is only allowed to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 11th, 2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
I haven't sail RCI for awhile now, but it's my...

I haven't sail RCI for awhile now, but it's my experience that in the past decade Carnival dining room food has been better than RCI or Norwegian, or HAL, and more or less on par with Princess.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 11th, 2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
On Carnival on casual nights you can wear shorts...

On Carnival on casual nights you can wear shorts in the dining room; now no table cloths. Pretty soon the wait staff could be wearing shorts too, and t shirts promoting the drinks of the day.

It...
Forum: Open Debate December 11th, 2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Kuki
Or you could simply create several board...

Or you could simply create several board identities and post multiple opinions supporting your position;)
Forum: Celebrity December 11th, 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By Kuki
I'll respond by telling a personal story about...

I'll respond by telling a personal story about dementia. My mother has dementia. At times she can still seem very sweet and at least seem fairly lucid. At other times she can become extremely...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 11th, 2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Kuki
First of... It will depend on what material the...

First of... It will depend on what material the tops are made of. When they've stripped tables to reset them I've seen tops that are not much more than plywood, so they'll have to change that.

I...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers December 9th, 2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Kuki
Half Moon Cay won't be an issue for you. If you...

Half Moon Cay won't be an issue for you. If you can travel outside of the U.S. and return, no visa required for Half Moon
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 28th, 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Kuki
Howdy to all the cruisemates, and wish you all a...

Howdy to all the cruisemates, and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We're very lucky. Got to have Canadian Thanksgiving at home in October, and now we're in Arizona for US Thanksgiving.
...
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