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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 27th, 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
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: 428
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: 428
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: 370
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: 364
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: 364
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: 364
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: 269
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!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers January 7th, 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Chuck Palm
Back in Mexico frpm Florida

We are back in Mexico after about three weeks in Florida and a pleasant cruise. We had a great trip and enjoyed the Nieuw Amsterdam, H.A.L.'s newest ship.

About two days prior to sailing we...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 15th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Chuck Palm
Global Look at Mass Shootings

As many know, I've lived in Mexico now for 2.5 years. I've lived through a time when Mexico has been getting very bad press about most unfortunate violant acts.

The United states has experienced...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 15th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Chuck Palm
We got the $39 pp upgrade and set sail tomorrow....

We got the $39 pp upgrade and set sail tomorrow. Yahoo!
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 14th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Chuck Palm
David and I are in Florida with our friends Terry...

David and I are in Florida with our friends Terry & Phoebe. We will be h
ere for two days until our cruise leaves on Sunday.

We just got an e-mail from our T.A. offering us a balcony upgrade...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 14th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Chuck Palm
I just got an e-mail from my T.A. and Holland...

I just got an e-mail from my T.A. and Holland America offered us a 39 dollar p.p. upgrade to a balcony on a first come first served basis.

Sooooo I guess the upgrade fairy is in deed alive and...
Forum: Holland America December 12th, 2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Chuck Palm
Finally got our cabin assignment Tuesday, five...

Finally got our cabin assignment Tuesday, five days prior to our 12-16-12 cruise. But we canīt complain. We were upgraded from category HH fully obstructed oceanview guarantee to a category D...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 12th, 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Chuck Palm
Upgrade fairy still alive kinda...

David and I have been waiting patiently for our cabin assignment for our cruise leaving this coming Sunday on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We had booked a fully obstructed oceanview (now thatīs an oxymoron...
Forum: Open Debate December 7th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 90
Posted By Chuck Palm
I second the nomination for Debbie Wassermsn...

I second the nomination for Debbie Wassermsn Schultz, wow, what a bright, insightful and capable woman! This political forum is far more insightful than I ever dreamed given the political beliefs of...
Forum: Holland America December 7th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Chuck Palm
Well Today is Friday and our cruise is a week...

Well Today is Friday and our cruise is a week from Sunday and no cabin assignment. I guess the cabin assignment gods are on strike. Maybe we will hear something next week... and then maybe not! They...
Forum: Holland America December 7th, 2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By Chuck Palm
David and I were on the noordam a few years back...

David and I were on the noordam a few years back and liked her very much. In fact she is our favorite ship to date. The only caviat was that we were able to swing a rear facing corner suite due to...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers December 3rd, 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By Chuck Palm
Another bright and sunny day here in Patzcuaro,...

Another bright and sunny day here in Patzcuaro, Mexico...will reach about 75 degrees f. again I suspect. No Christmas decorations going up here, bah humbug!

Why, because we are busy taking our...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 27th, 2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Chuck Palm
Here in Patzcuaro, Mexico I highly recommend a...

Here in Patzcuaro, Mexico I highly recommend a drive around the 27 mile long lake, stopping at every artisan pueblito (village) and ending the day with a boat ride out to the island of Janitzio,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 27th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Chuck Palm
Two years ago after returning to Mexico from our...

Two years ago after returning to Mexico from our transatlantic cruise, David had pneumonia in both lungs. We called our doctor and he arrived at our house within 15 minutes. He spent thirty minutes...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 25th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Chuck Palm
;) Itīs another 75 degree sunny day here in...

;) Itīs another 75 degree sunny day here in Patzcuaro. Mexico. We just had yuppie doffees ("Browncitos) and breakfast alfresco on beautiful "Plaza Grande"... which is one of the most beautiful town...
Forum: Holland America November 24th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Chuck Palm
Thanks for all of your great tips, answers, and...

Thanks for all of your great tips, answers, and insights. It sounds like we should hear something about cabins within a week to ten more days. Itīs nice to hear such nice reports about this ship...we...
Forum: Holland America November 20th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By Chuck Palm
Stupid Question ??? Need a bright answer!!!

David and I have a confirmed guaranteed outside cabin on the 12-16-12 sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam. In the past any guaranteed cabins have been assigned to us by about a month prior to the sailing....
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers November 17th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Chuck Palm
Another sunny day, 75 degrees f., blue skies with...

Another sunny day, 75 degrees f., blue skies with white puffy clouds here in Central Colonial Patzcuaro, Mexico.

Four weeks from tomorrow we will return to the states for our coming H.A.L. Nieuw...
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