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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 17th, 2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Paul Motter
The downtown hilton is very handy to many things....

The downtown hilton is very handy to many things. The cruise terminal is just 5 minutes away (an UBER ride would be very cheap) and it is as close to South Beach as you can get without staying in...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 17th, 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Paul Motter
Its a WORLD CRUISE - geeze, of course it will be...

Its a WORLD CRUISE - geeze, of course it will be expensive, but 25% does seem to be a lot.

I have had good relations with "Insuremytrip.com" - they always give ne the best advice and they carry a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 17th, 2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Paul Motter
I would like to try it out, also. I have always...

I would like to try it out, also. I have always been a fan of Holland America
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 17th, 2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Paul Motter
Yup... I have been watching it. Pretty god. Plus...

Yup... I have been watching it. Pretty god. Plus it takes place in my new home town - North County San Diego
Forum: Open Debate May 4th, 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,058
Posted By Paul Motter
I wrote that first post just a day or two before...

I wrote that first post just a day or two before Cruz and Kasick both dropped out - wow.

Now we have the Big D as the repub candidate. The left media is already talking as if the vast majority of...
Forum: Open Debate May 3rd, 2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,058
Posted By Paul Motter
Coming back for 2016 election - Editor Paul Motter

It's been about 3 years since I posted here, since Romney was shellacked in 2012. Gad - it seems so funny to be getting old - close to my retirement years, and to feel so typically grumpy like an...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 28th, 2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 156,364
Posted By Paul Motter
Something tells me this poster is just having a...

Something tells me this poster is just having a little fun with us.
Forum: Seeking Cruise Companion March 23rd, 2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 44,170
Posted By Paul Motter
I am so glad things are working out for people...

I am so glad things are working out for people here.

Just for the record, CruiseMates was started as a place for people to meet before a cruise on the same ship, but it was not meant to be solely...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 8th, 2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Paul Motter
Thank you for the link

Thank you for the link
Forum: Silversea Cruises February 3rd, 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By Paul Motter
Mark Conroy takes new post as head of Silversea Cruises

CruiseWeek says...

Highly respected industry veteran Mark Conroy has been named head of Silversea Cruises' Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas.

Conroy who earlier had...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 13th, 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 122,808
Posted By Paul Motter
Worldtraveler... Congratulations to you that...

Worldtraveler...

Congratulations to you that you actually got the free cruise. Of course, it cost $600 (not free) but still a bargain. I am not at all surprised at the hoops they made you jump...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 6th, 2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,623
Posted By Paul Motter
In my experience in the last 7 years the vast...

In my experience in the last 7 years the vast majority of people who ever even refer to racial issues come from the left - and (NEWS flash....) racism is racism by definition whether it is malicious...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 28th, 2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By Paul Motter
First - figure out which port you are departing...

First - figure out which port you are departing from. I assume it is either Ft Laud or Miami.

Your hotel will only have a shuttle to one or the other - not both. typical taxi from Ft Lauderdale...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 22nd, 2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Paul Motter
That sounds beautiful. I have been on Star...

That sounds beautiful. I have been on Star Clipper in the Caribbean - it was nice but we were also seasick quite a bit (unfortunately). I hear that part of Thailand (the lower peninsula) is...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 21st, 2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Paul Motter
Princess and MSC cruises both sail out of South...

Princess and MSC cruises both sail out of South Africa. Is that what you mean? re you looking for a cruise that GOES TO Africa?
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 21st, 2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By Paul Motter
Kanda - such good advice! I would have...

Kanda - such good advice!

I would have recommended a line like Oceania, Seabourn orAzamara if you want meals in the stateroom. You need a butler, really.

The Haven (on Epic) will work though.
Forum: All Things Cruising July 6th, 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Paul Motter
Remember to take proof of ownership (of shares)...

Remember to take proof of ownership (of shares) on the cruise with you also - you might have to show it to claim the credit.
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 6th, 2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Paul Motter
Most cabins are made for a max of four, so most...

Most cabins are made for a max of four, so most families of five get a nicer cabin for the parents and put three kids in an inside cabin. They won't be in there much anyway. You can usually arrange...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 6th, 2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By Paul Motter
Carnival is good, but so are Royal Caribbean and...

Carnival is good, but so are Royal Caribbean and NCL.

If you are a young adult couple, I would recommend NCL for good entertainment and a variety of food, or Royal Caribbean for a variety of...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 30th, 2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Paul Motter
Virgin has filed to have the lawsuit dismissed on...

Virgin has filed to have the lawsuit dismissed on no merit and my guess is that they will prevail because all he had was a verbal agreement (to the best of my knowledge )
Forum: All Things Cruising June 29th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Paul Motter
Did you all hear that Branson jumped out of the...

Did you all hear that Branson jumped out of the helicopter and cut off the neckties of the business people at the ceremony? He was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt. I mean I get "casual" but he really...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 29th, 2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Paul Motter
I am very interested in what you all think about...

I am very interested in what you all think about this...

It is interesting because he is positioning it as a "boutique" ship. At 110,000-tons these days that is "smallish" - and for just 2500...
Forum: All Things Cruising June 16th, 2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Paul Motter
I still say the one room that might disappear...

I still say the one room that might disappear some day is the "main theater" - it is the biggest, most wasted space during most of the cruise.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 16th, 2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,381
Posted By Paul Motter
That is a good point ATCruiser. And no, I had not...

That is a good point ATCruiser. And no, I had not checked. Interesting.
Forum: All Things Cruising June 15th, 2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Paul Motter
New Carnival Corp. Ships

See story here Carnival to Build Its Largest Ships Yet (http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/news/carnival-to-build-its-largest-ships-yet.cfm)

Carnival Corp is build FOUR new ships for 6600...
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