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Forum: Royal Caribbean International Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mike M
Star Cruises does target the Asian market. They...

Star Cruises does target the Asian market. They are part owners in NCL. Star is very gambling-centric and the cruise experience is a bit different than the Western cruise world. What is is...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Mike M
I got home this afternoon. The only negative is...

I got home this afternoon. The only negative is that painkillers and I don't get along. They build up in my system, even when taking as directed. I felt much better yesterday than today. I...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 21st, 2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Mike M
Out of surgery. Everything went better than...

Out of surgery. Everything went better than expected. I'll be home
tomorrow. :)


Take care,
Mike
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 20th, 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By Mike M
Careful what you wish for. It may come true. :))...

Careful what you wish for. It may come true. :)) ;)

Take care,
Mike
Forum: Alaska April 20th, 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Mike M
This question is harder to answer than you think....

This question is harder to answer than you think. There are a myriad of choices of ships and cruise lines for Alaska. Princess, HAL, Celebrity, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL and others have...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 20th, 2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Mike M
Good morning Cruise Bunnies! It's a...

Good morning Cruise Bunnies!

It's a beautiful Easter morning. Sunshine and a forecast high of 71. Nice. We had rain last night so "de-thatching" the lawn isn't going to happen. I guess we'll...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 19th, 2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mike M
I am in agreement with Dave. Airfare costs are a...

I am in agreement with Dave. Airfare costs are a big deterrent for people flying to Asia. Even more of a deterrent is the duration of the flights. As I get older I am having more problems with a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Mike M
It is not available "yet" at cruise ports. Only...

It is not available "yet" at cruise ports. Only at airports.

However, a GOES, Nexus, Custom and Immigration line is supposed to be implemented at the port of Miami. I'm not sure of the time...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Mike M
Yep: The issuing agency is United States...

Yep: The issuing agency is United States Department of State. Use U.S. instead of United States when entering the "Issuing agency" information online. Most of the text boxes won't accommodate the...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Mike M
I guess that wasn't a Baby Ruth bar that floated...

I guess that wasn't a Baby Ruth bar that floated by. :)

They periodically close beaches here in Minnesota due to contamination, but it is usually caused by duck and goose droppings.

Take care,...
Forum: Open Debate April 18th, 2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By Mike M
Venice, Yes the DNC is/was more adept at using...

Venice,
Yes the DNC is/was more adept at using social media but the tactic to get email addresses, names and phone numbers isn't anything the DNC doesn't use or any major corporation. I now receive...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 18th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. I was up "dark and...

Good morning everyone.

I was up "dark and early" this morning. It was the infamous 4:30 a.m. airport run, to take my sister and BIL. She and my BIL are going to California for two weeks. We are...
Forum: Open Debate April 18th, 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By Mike M
There are different parts of America. Here it is...

There are different parts of America. Here it is VERY common for churches, charities and other organizations to raise funds by using hunting rifles and pistols as prizes. Six years ago I won a VFW...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 18th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Mike M
One interesting part of the article was in the...

One interesting part of the article was in the ticket price vs. on board revenues. The author described the "myth" that most of the revenues come from on board spending and not ticket prices. He...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mike M
I have the same feeling as you stated in your...

I have the same feeling as you stated in your later post:



With a ship of this size and the other cruise options for the Asian market I feel there had to be some sort of financial incentive,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It's April 17th and I...

Good morning everyone.

It's April 17th and I just finished blowing the driveway. :roll:

We only had about 5.5 inches at our house but just north of us they had anywhere from 10" to 18" of new...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mike M
It's a big world out there and the Asian market...

It's a big world out there and the Asian market has a growing, untapped, middle class. You go where the people and the money are.

Shanghai's new, Wusongkou, cruise terminal will easily handle the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 17th, 2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,684
Posted By Mike M
It's a big world out there and the Asian market...

It's a big world out there and the Asian market has a growing, untapped, middle class. You go where the people and the money are.

Shanghai's new, Wusongkou, cruise terminal will easily handle the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 15th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Mike M
Donna, Thanks for the good wishes but I'm...

Donna,

Thanks for the good wishes but I'm not getting butchered until next Monday. :)

It's a clear and cool day here. Sunny skies but only 20 degrees outside. There is a Winter Storm Warning...
Forum: Open Debate April 14th, 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By Mike M
I believe that the Voting Rights Act is one of...

I believe that the Voting Rights Act is one of the greatest pieces of legislation of the twentieth century.

But that nineteenth amendment needs to be repealed. :wink: :wink:

Take care,
Mike...
Forum: Open Debate April 14th, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By Mike M
I do believe that Truck Cruiser was referring to...

I do believe that Truck Cruiser was referring to the fact that most politicians claim to be "Christians" until something happens that shows they aren't. It is non-specific to denomination or group...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 944
Posted By Mike M
After hosting a number of Cruisemates cruises I...

After hosting a number of Cruisemates cruises I will say that you will NEVER make everyone happy.

However, I have found that once people book the cruise they are excited as heck about it.

Once...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 14th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Mike M
Good morning everyone. It was a fun weekend....

Good morning everyone.

It was a fun weekend. We had the grandkids for the weekend and also went out for dinner with friends and then went to watch their kids band play at a local venue. We had...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 13th, 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Mike M
On some cruise lines you can self disembark...

On some cruise lines you can self disembark whenever you wish. I'm not sure about Royal Caribbean. Your luggage will be dropped at your cabin door sometime before dinner. Usually it's an hour or...
Forum: Alaska April 12th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Mike M
The ships are heated but the temps in the common...

The ships are heated but the temps in the common areas will be about the same temperature as they are in the Caribbean. I would bring the sweater if you are sensitive to cooler temperatures.
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