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    New Hampshire
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    reading, trains, and trolleys
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess and Royal Caribbean
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  1. We have been on thirty cruises and have visited dozens of ports. The only place where I have felt unsafe is Jamaica. As a result I will not even book a cruise that stops there.
  2. Of the cruise lines on which we have sailed, this is my order of preference if money was no object: 1) Celebrity 2) Princess 3) Royal Caribbean 4) Holland America 5) Norwegian 6) Carnival I have no desire to sail on Costa. My name is not Hyacinnth Bucket, thus Cunard is out of the question. I would love to try Viking.
  3. Evidently you disagree with me. Farting and burping in public are also allowed, but it would be rude to do so. I believe that doing so is ill mannered. As far as I am concerned smoking is rude and ill mannered. Just because something is allowed does not mean that it is socially acceptable. Okay, I gave my opinion twice now and if you choose to disagree with me that is fine. It would be rude of me to continue this discussion any further.
  4. Smokers who polluted the air that I breathe. Fortunately those days are pretty much gone. Most folks today at least recognize that smoking is no longer socially acceptable.
  5. I am by no means a picky eater, but even the sight of them (or egg salad) makes me gag! Close to fifty years ago the woman who is now me darling wife and I went on a picnic when we were in college. Of course we were broke back then and eggs are a relatively cheap dish. I can remember the feeling of horror after we spread open the blanket and she opened the picnic basket!
  6. I avoid anyone wearing a MAGA hat.😉
  7. We are veteran cruisers with many cruises under our belts. When we first started cruising over twenty years ago, you had no choice but to sit at a shared table. While we have had many interesting tablemates, we have also had some real beauties. Once at a table for seven, there was a gentleman and his two sisters. They were appalled that we had the audacity to bring our high school aged daughter and her friend, both of whom were impeccably dressed, exhibited excellent table manners, and were quiet and reserved. He refused to talk with us and ignored us. Then there was the time we were at a table with two sisters who were always inebriated and kept guzzling down the wine. They constantly reminded us that they were "only sisters" and that they did not have do pay for the cruise as it was on their husbands' business expense account which would be taken as a tax deduction since they were scouting out a hotel in Aruba for a future business conference. They also belittled us because we were not "elite" and could not go to the special lounge for breakfast. And oh yes, they could not believe that we had an inside cabin and not a balcony. Since then we have opted for a table for two or a table for four if with family.
  8. Sadly many of the ship's libraries have now become a joke. The areas in which they were located have become internet cafe's or the location of "future cruise consultants" each of which produce revenue.
  9. We are snowbirds and stay from January to March each year just less than fifteen minutes from the stadium. I made sure that we booked our condo over a year in advance for 2020 as supply and demand (and price gouging) is certainly going to kick-in. If Southwest Airlines serves your home area, be aware that they have only released their flights through early January. I would check their website often to see when they will be releasing flights near your sail date and then jump on the booking as early as possible.
  10. We have used Gold Coast Cruise and Parking several times and have had a very good experience with them. Good rates, free shuttle, and a secure lot. It is a short ride to and from the cruise port.
  11. I never watch "Faux News." It keeps my blood pressure from going up and helps me to avoid indigestion.
  12. This is certainly a motivator for me to use the self-serve laundry!
  13. Some of us care about the environment. Some of you don't.
  14. Thank you for being the voice of reason.
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