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About Copper10-8

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  • Location
    City of Angels, CA
  • Interests
    Cruising, Hockey, College football
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America Line
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe (all of it)

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  1. Most definitely not a current one, Mr. Roy! Stay safe!
  2. A small correction, if I may 😉 Celebrity's Century was actually built at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, between Jan 1994 and Nov 1995. Although not built by Fincantieri, the yard(s) (Monfalcone and Marghera) where all current HAL ships were/are being built, Century did spent five weeks at Fincantieri's Palermo yard as part of an extensive refurbishment in 2006. After leaving Celebrity, she became SkySea Golden Era for start-up Chinese brand SkySea Cruises, a joint venture between China's Ctrip and Royal Caribbean Cruises, in May 2015. SkySea ended operations/is no longer with us in Sep 2018 and SkySea Golden Era subsequently wound up in Jan 2019 with UK's Marella Cruises, the former Thomson Cruises, where she is currently sailing European cruises as Marella Explorer 2, an "adults only" ship
  3. No worries mate! 😉 Would love to have a chat with that officer so he can show me the "rusting inside out" part, having worked on that ship for several hundred days over the last several years and knowing her inside out as part of weekly HESS inspections
  4. Re; the "schweindam," I do believe you forgot a "t" somewhere............🤓
  5. A little tidbit; if a passenger ship, any passenger ship, would be "rusting inside out," that ship would not be able to pass the United States Coast Guard's regular inspection process and, as a result, they, the Coasties, would not allow her to sail until that "rusting inside out" dilemma would be taken care of to their satisfaction. All HAL ships call on U.S. ports on a regular basis and, as such, all must pass such an inspection
  6. At anchor, playing the "hurry up and wait" game again.............
  7. I prefer this one in Hollyweird, they sell fully refundable dogs w/o the daily hotel charge
  8. Yes Ma'am; Captain M is certainly under no obligation whatsoever to continue writing his "at sea" blog now that he is no longer "at sea" plus officially retired
  9. Easier than suing the governments of Argentina and Chile..............😎
  10. Already been tried with EasyCruise in the UK; didn't work out too well 😟
  11. Yes Sir however, never having operated "new" ships, always "second hand roses" from RCI, Celebrity and the former Renaissance Cruise Line. Even operated the former Princess "Love boat" (Sea Venture) at one time
  12. Gonna spend a long weekend on Catalina Island for our anniversary 🙂
  13. Sarah C. is good people and very experienced in getting Amsterdam GWV luggage home! She'll take care of business but, like anything else Covid-19 quarantine related, she and subsequently, HAL is/are at the mercy of the local authorities
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