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About balkor2

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Newport news, VA
  • Interests
    Glass of Wine, Terry Brooks, Games
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    One that does not include work

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  1. Yes I have been working on the family tree... portions of it is complicated BUT have done some
  2. Scottish & Irish decent here From what I understand my roots are from the northern section of the Republic of Ireland near the board of Northern Ireland ... but have not found any documentation to support that as of yet .. BUT would be fun to learn more about the the Scottish side
  3. We were on it 3 years ago ... fairly virgin at the time ... Hoping to have an enjoyable time for 12 days in the southern
  4. Let us know 🙂 Am about to go on Anthem and will see who and what there is there
  5. Would it be informal to be regimental on formal night?
  6. Could join us for Canada in May 🙂
  7. WOOHOOOO!!!! Been on several and we love them. Royal is a great cruise line IMHO Cruise compass (daily paper) will have reference to meeting point for "friends of Dorothy" or LGBT (different each ship) Enjoy the cruise and time together
  8. That is the plan 😉 Going to stay at Country Inn & Suites and have a shuttle to transfer from Hotel to the Ship
  9. NICE!!! When you are on Oasis my husband and I will be on Anthem 12/8 > 12/20 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Cape Liberty - San Juan - ST Maarten - St Johns - ST Lucia - Barbados - ST Kitts - Cape Liberty Wonder what the drive will be like from Southern VA to Elizabeth, NJ in Dec. Been a long time since we have been in the north during that time of the year
  10. Nice Photo! and I am sure there are other Gay people ... just not "out" ... they might be ~trapped LOL
  11. For my Husband and I, this is how we see it from a RCI perspective. Which other cruise lines it might the exact opposite Smaller Ships such as Grandeur, Serenade, etc Pros: Service seems more personal. Crew to Passenger ratio is closer. Seems to be more Intimate. Cruise is perceived as slower because of the more chill/relaxing time. Getting off and on the ship seems faster and smoother. Cons: Less "Shows", not as many shops/resturants, less "entertainments". Can seem more crowded Larger Ships such as Harmony, Allure, Anthem, etc Pros: More things available. Shops, shows, resturants, bars, entertainment. Can seem (except when at shows) less crowded Cons: Getting on the ship/off can seem confusing, crowded, slow ... getting into shows or out can be overwhelming ELEVATORS - People can seem more rude and impatience, probably due to there are more people versus the smaller ships. For us there seems to be more children on the larger ships versus the smaller, now for parents this would be a Pro versus a Con. For us .. .our children are older and married, so not yet ready for children LOL. So the Long Short What is your Goal or Purpose? if you are wanting to get away and read a book, relax under the sun, drink a drink or 5 and not be concerned what the Cruise Compass has or if you just want to Socialize ... I would recommend the smaller ships If you're in need of constant input ... broadways, musicals, Karaoke, music halls, etc then the mega ships are for you. Hope this provides a perspective from a logical and functional view
  12. I have posted in here and have posted in the roll call section... On one roll call I had something like 250+ readers and something like 17 posts (16 were mine).
  13. At least here there is something
  14. I have done that for several cruises and have little to no response but high volume of readers but little to no talkers
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