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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 20th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,212
Posted By Chuck Palm
ditto!

we were on the same ship several years ago: omg it was soooo awful! we had so many serious complaints ncl offered us a free cruise! we declined!
this had been our third ncl cruise and was even worse...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines October 3rd, 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Chuck Palm
Upgrade Fairy is Alive and well !

The prices on our 10-30 cruise on the Grand Pricess came way down......So called Princess. After a very long discussion, we were given a free upgrade to a balcony! Yahoo! It sometimes pays to whine!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 23rd, 2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Chuck Palm
Hi All from kinda sunny Mexico

It is another day of 72 degree f weather here in Patzcuaro, Michoacan.

David and I are counting the days until our ten day Princess cruise out of L.A. The pricing has come down but of couse we...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 3rd, 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Chuck Palm
Here in Zihua

David and I drove here to Zihuatanejo on Monday. (31/2 hrs from our home in Patzcuaro, Michoacan) We are having fun lounging by the pool, playing on the beach with our puppies, and fixing an assorted...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers August 20th, 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Chuck Palm
Congrats on yur booking! Eurodam is a great ship!

Congrats on yur booking! Eurodam is a great ship!
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 12th, 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Chuck Palm
No I just figured it out by process of...

No I just figured it out by process of elimination and I was correct. :-P
Forum: Cruise Deals August 4th, 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Chuck Palm
This has recently been reduced to $799 pp plus...

This has recently been reduced to $799 pp plus tax on a few sites. In my humble opinion waitlists are no big deal and guarantee inside cabins akmost always end up as an upgrade. This is a great deal...
Forum: Cruise Deals August 3rd, 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Chuck Palm
Trans Pacific Steal Deal 23 nights $999pp

9/16/2014 Celebrity Century SFO to Sydney with stops in Hawaii, Bora Bpra, Fiji, Tahiti, etc This is a great deal for $999pp.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 31st, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Chuck Palm
All is well here in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico....

All is well here in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. It is about 70 degrees f. It is a bit cloudy with chance of thunder storms later this afternoon.

Our dog knockknock just turned fourteen. He is...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 29th, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Chuck Palm
Tryp Times Square by Windham

We stayed at the Tryp Times square by Windham and it was excellent. The rooms were large for NYC, very modern and trendy, if that is your taste. Beds were very comfortable and the location was great,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 25th, 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Chuck Palm
Pre Cruise L.A. Harbor Hotel Deal

I just booked a pre cruise hotel through Hotwire. The blind bid was 3 1/2 stars with a 95% "Loved It" rating. The price was $82 plus tax and fees.
When the hotel was revealed in turned out to be the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 21st, 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By Chuck Palm
I am Chuck Palm. I am a retired school teacher...

I am Chuck Palm. I am a retired school teacher after 37 years in the classroom and am married to my partner David. We formerly lived in Washington state, just north of Portland, Oregon.

David was...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 21st, 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Chuck Palm
Here is another...

David was in the shower on the HAL Veendam. He has a habit of soaping himself from head to toe before rinsing off any soap. You guessed it...the water to the cabin shut off and didn´t return for well...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 18th, 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Chuck Palm
Funniest Cruise Memory

Here is mine... We were on the Celebrity Zenith on a 14 day South American cruise, Buenos Aires to Valparaíso. We signed up for a tour to one of the penguin rookeries. We got on a bus which was taken...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 17th, 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By Chuck Palm
I agree totally. I followed the ethical problems...

I agree totally. I followed the ethical problems and lawsuits carefully the past several years and will never give P.W.G. a penny of my money!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 17th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Chuck Palm
No More Living In Sin lol

Well after 30 plus years of living together, our domestic partnership became a legal marriage in the state of Washington... So we booked a cruise for October 30th on the Grsnd Princess for 10 nights...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 17th, 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Chuck Palm
Coals to Newcastle

Greetings from almost always sunny Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mex. We just booked an October 30 cruise on the Grand Princess for ten nights out of Los Angeles.There are two new ports for us up in the Sea...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 27th, 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Chuck Palm
Weather is clear with a few clouds and is in the...

Weather is clear with a few clouds and is in the high thirties.Weather to be much colder tonight. Not too bad. we sail tomorrow.
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 26th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Chuck Palm
Well the great news is we had no problem getting...

Well the great news is we had no problem getting to Atlanta for the connection, nor did we have a problem getting to Newark. In fact we arrived 15 minutes early.


I highly recommend this hotel....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 21st, 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Chuck Palm
Countdown 3 days until leaving for New York

David and I are quite excited. We are leaving Friday for Mexico City by bus. We'll have one night there and then we fly on Saturday for three nights in N.Y.C.

Then we leave from N.Y.C. a week from...
Forum: Open Debate January 15th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Chuck Palm
Shouldn't this thread be under political...

Shouldn't this thread be under political discussion. It seems so to me, hmmmmmmm?
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 23rd, 2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Chuck Palm
We did in deed book the 4 star hotel through...

We did in deed book the 4 star hotel through hotwire. A Windham property
came up callled: "Tryp Times Square South." It is very highly rated by Trip Advisor and others. We ended up paying $103 per...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 11th, 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Chuck Palm
This is all timely because I was quite ill with...

This is all timely because I was quite ill with an infection in my spine from May until recently, caused by awimming in a poorly maintained pool in Zihuatanejo. I nearly died but lived to tell about...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 11th, 2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Chuck Palm
Just Booked....must feed cruise addiction

We just booked an 8 day cruise on the Carnival Splendor...We have not ever cruised on Carnival previously but the price was right and we will get to be in New York for three days previously. We...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 6th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Chuck Palm
99 degrees here in Zihuatanejo, Mexico on a short...

99 degrees here in Zihuatanejo, Mexico on a short coastal getaway from Patzcuaro. Time to go back in the pool. Ugh!! Too hot!
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