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Forum: Open Debate Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
US appetite for drugs caused the violence that made life unbearable in Central Americ

US appetite for drugs is responsible for the illegal immigrant problem according to an article by Mary Anastasia O'Grady WSJ July 21, 2014

She cited a July 8 essay in the Military Times...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers Yesterday, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Check the listings for island excursions on this site...

I am always amazed at what information I can get just by checking the excursion listings for specific islands on this site. The information is very candid and names names like the name of a credible...
Forum: Gambling and Games Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Can Jersey Casino workers find cruise ship work

The decline in the Jersey casino industry set me to wondering if the displaced workers could find work on cruise ships.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 24th, 2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Jay didn't say anything Carnival paying the Coast...

Jay didn't say anything Carnival paying the Coast Guard for the Triumph although he did make the point that a bill to regulate the cruise industry was going in with the bill to fund the coast guard....
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 24th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
I don't know what the cruise line ticket and...

I don't know what the cruise line ticket and contract says about pregnancy, but if it did cover this subject and the woman was in violation of the contract terms than it is a situation where she is...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise July 24th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
The devil did it. Scratched hard drive caused IRS email loss?

Listening to the Senate hearing on IRS losing all of those emails a new twist has been added and that is apparently the hard drive in the former head of
IRS was scratched. This is very interesting...
Forum: Cruise Cuisine July 24th, 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
I would eat most anything if soaked with garlic and butter

Garlic and butter are so good on anything, but I love them on escargots.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 24th, 2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Travel Agent should be your first step after Cruisemate

You took the first step correctly by coming to Cruisemates. You should check under subject listings the name of the location you are traveling, such as Belieze. Most important get a competent travel...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 24th, 2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Rockefeller hearing interesting

One question asked by Rockefeller was if the witnesses had started legal action.
One person answered that he had made a handsome settlement from the lawsuit he had initiated on the part of a young...
Forum: Open Debate July 23rd, 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 295
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
"EARTH has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless," wrote Gustave Flaubert.

"EARTH has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless," wrote Gustave Flaubert. I have to agree with Flaubert. I see it demonstrated everyday.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 23rd, 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Jay Rockefeller heads up Senate hearing on cruise ships

Rockfeller made the point that the cruise lines are getting a free ride as to Coast Guard coverage and FBI investigation of crimes on cruise ships since they don't have to pay taxes. It was...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 23rd, 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Taking your belt off may result in your pants falling down

You're right that the TSA line check should not be a hassle, but you apparently have never encountered a situation where your pants are loose and removing the belt results in droppy pants which you...
Forum: Open Debate July 23rd, 2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 295
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Some BCS's don't warrant a response. That is my perogative

I feel some BCS's don't warrant a response. That is my perogative. Sometimes I feel that another person such as Friedshrimp will give a better more articulate response which is better than any one I...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 23rd, 2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Some ideas to get through TSA check

How To... Fly Through Airport Security Somewhat dated advice from March 2008 magazine but good stuff
You might as well check your dignity curbside. Soon you'll be shoeless and flustered, spilling...
Forum: Cruise Jokes & Trivia - Just For Laughs July 23rd, 2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
When someone discourages you from cruising

An

irate banker

demanded that

Alexander Graham Bell

remove "that toy"
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise July 22nd, 2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Foot fungi and other hazards avoidance

I was reviewing some guidelines that appeared in a magazine in 2008 for getting through TSA lines and one of the precautions given was "Wear holeless socks because you don't want the foot fungi or...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 21st, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Maasdam October 30 2015 cruise reservations

I plan to go on this cruise: 50 nights departing October 30, 2015 on
Holland America's Maasdam. If I got cruise insurance and something came up that I would have to cancel would the insurance cover...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise July 21st, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
The announcement will be changed to: Donna can remove her shoes.

Donna, exceptions to the rule are always expected, and your desire to remove your shoes is understandable.

But it is the person who takes off their shoes and socks and shares the emanating scent...
Forum: Hurricane Watch July 21st, 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Sounds like fun and economical

I have sailed out of Baltimore and we encountered conditions similar to those described above. In my mind it was a great adventure and added to otherwise
dull and boring sea days.
Forum: Open Debate July 21st, 2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 295
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
New TSA tax is in time to save TSA due to illegal immigrant problem

The TSA new tax kicks in today. How fortunate for the TSA because the head of the TSA has been crying in Congressional hearings his organization was going to run out of money in August due to illegal...
Forum: Flying To Your Cruise July 21st, 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Rule needed against removing shoes and socks on flights

In the name of revival of air travel behavior a rule is needed to tell passengers that they are not to remove their shoes and socks on flights. possibly there could be an announcement made: "For the...
Forum: Open Debate July 20th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 295
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Each person has the right to their opinion and to make comments

Friedfish made a statement which Zydeocruiser responded to and I chose to respond to that comment. If you wish to respond to the comments of friedshrimp, Zydeocruiser or mine than do it. This is the...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 20th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Can I take any precautions against chikungunya?

I heard that in Caribbean chikungunya is a problem. Can I do anything to prevent it?
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 20th, 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Minor gripe:: Entertainment in boarding area

Holding pens for boarding passengers should have entertainment. I don't have a big gripe about this, but I would like to have some sort of entertainment even if it is television screens broadcasting...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing July 20th, 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By bonnyprincecharlie
Fragranticans have to like marshmallow with a touch of vanilla like I do

I don't know the name of the perfume, but marshmallow with a touch of vanilla
but I like it. It is gourmand and sweet, but a calmer sweet. It's a head turner for me, sweet, female, sexy.
Oh My...
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