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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 21st, 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Paul Motter
Yeah, I like the food in O'sheehans. They...

Yeah, I like the food in O'sheehans. They definitely got that right on these new ships. Plus it is open 24 hours and the food is complimentary.
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 21st, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Paul Motter
Norwegian Upgrading "Included" Dining!

Did you guys happen to see this?

Norwegian Heightens Dining Experience

Included dining will soon offer reservations, new menus, a wide variety of new dishes and Chocoholic specialties
...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers July 21st, 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Paul Motter
I don;t know where you got the list (did you...

I don;t know where you got the list (did you write it?) - but it is great - and comprises just about evertything we have been saying for 12 years around here.

Keep it up - about 80% of the US...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 19th, 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By Paul Motter
I agree - a completely bad article - Norovirus is...

I agree - a completely bad article - Norovirus is just as common on land as it is on cruise ships - funny how you never hear that in any article that refers to it as the "cruise ship disease."
...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 19th, 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,839
Posted By Paul Motter
Good point - and welcome to our forum, WCCH!!! ...

Good point - and welcome to our forum, WCCH!!!

I am very interested in hearing what a Spanish cruiser thinks. Are you looking forward to having an Oasis-class ship coming to you soon, do you plan...
Forum: Holland America July 16th, 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By Paul Motter
Good question.... I guess they are...

Good question....

I guess they are re-arranging since they have some changes being made in their fleet - losing two ships and gaining another one.
Forum: All Things Cruising July 15th, 2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
Good point on the hotel check-ins, Mike. I very...

Good point on the hotel check-ins, Mike. I very very rarely get to a Hotel too 'early" that it is a problem to check in. It is usually the opposite for me, I have to make sure they hold the room...
Forum: Alaska July 15th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Paul Motter
Are you talking about next year, 2015, Sue?

Are you talking about next year, 2015, Sue?
Forum: Travel Gripes! July 14th, 2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,762
Posted By Paul Motter
So - tipping is a more touchy subject than I...

So - tipping is a more touchy subject than I thought.

I always tip what I am expected to tip in almost every situation (the exception being when I tip extra), and I don't often ask for anything...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 14th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By Paul Motter
Thanks Cherlydoo - I am loving your posts - very...

Thanks Cherlydoo - I am loving your posts - very funny.
Forum: All Things Cruising July 14th, 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By Paul Motter
McDreamy/ McSteamy - either way we get the idea. ...

McDreamy/ McSteamy - either way we get the idea.

I love that story about your uncle. I have heard similar stories. Hey - why not let him finish the cruise, better than trying to fit him into an...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 14th, 2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
Disembarkation time - all I can say is that...

Disembarkation time - all I can say is that Hotels manage to have people coming and going at all times of day; in and out, 7 days a week. How hard could it be for a cruise ship to work like hotel for...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 13th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By Paul Motter
On a hunch I googled it, and this article says it...

On a hunch I googled it, and this article says it was the Queen Mary:

'The Last Ship': 'Grey's Anatomy's' Eric Dane sets sail to save a dying world - Zap2it | News & Features...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 13th, 2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By Paul Motter
If I could see that part of the show in a video I...

If I could see that part of the show in a video I could probably find matching pictures. But here is the thing, that QM (the original one, now owned by the city of Long beach) is not far from...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 12th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
Yes, I said above that Royal/CXC are the cruise...

Yes, I said above that Royal/CXC are the cruise lines that will still make you fill envelopes if you forget to ask them to charge tips to your onboard acct.

Yes, I am sure NCL merely slides the...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 11th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Paul Motter
I have heard about people getting big discounts...

I have heard about people getting big discounts on MSC through Groupon
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff July 11th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Paul Motter
I understand your frustration, but there are...

I understand your frustration, but there are other ways for you to find current messages without us having to delete all the old ones. You can always just click on "New Posts" in the options bar...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 11th, 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
Also - I wanted to point out that I think it is...

Also - I wanted to point out that I think it is fairly controversial for me to suggest they should add a service charge to the final bill for each room service visit. Room service is supposed to be...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 11th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
I admit that during the 9 or so years I lived in...

I admit that during the 9 or so years I lived in New York City I became a 'serial tipper" - it is very common in that city to just hand someone a little money for any little thing, and they are glad...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 11th, 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
Great replies..... As cruise "experts" I...

Great replies.....

As cruise "experts" I think we just turn off our brains when we see the cliche things, but I know they did SOMETHING similar to baked Alaska on my last Carnival cruise (I recall...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 10th, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 545
Posted By Paul Motter
Most outdated cruise ship "traditions"

I am thinking about all the "traditions" that have become either more hassle than they are worth, are now so outdated they are slightly embarrassing to the cruise industry, or things that would just...
Forum: All Things Cruising July 10th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Paul Motter
Buggs - you are right. It is my understanding the...

Buggs - you are right. It is my understanding the FBI was there within three or four days, but RC had already cleaned up the room by then. The Turkish authorities were there the next day, but they...
Forum: Celebrity July 10th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By Paul Motter
http://www.dansmedya.com/User_Files/editor/image/L...

http://www.dansmedya.com/User_Files/editor/image/Lindy-Hop-Style.jpg
Forum: All Things Cruising July 9th, 2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Paul Motter
Just one thing Buggs - three of the guys were...

Just one thing Buggs - three of the guys were seen leaving his room before the two or three minutes of "heavy thuds" like someone moving furniture but no conversation. Now, it is very conceivable...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 9th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Paul Motter
Thanks Saus - that is incredible news,...

Thanks Saus - that is incredible news, definitely. These robo-arm things are going to be very fun to watch - a new form of entertainment never seen before. It's like part visual art and part...
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