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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 21st, 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
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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: 225
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 didnīt return for well...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 18th, 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
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: 573
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: 215
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: 195
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: 473
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: 473
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: 473
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: 437
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: 392
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: 392
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: 392
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: 293
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: 188
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: 292
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: 298
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: 248
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: 298
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: 2,035
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: 298
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: 106
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: 2,035
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: 1,866
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: 657
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...
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