Cruise Ships

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by CruiseOnOver, Nov 6, 2004.

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  1. CruiseOnOver

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    Anyone into cruising? Cruise ships that is. What line do you like the best, and what destinations?
     
  2. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    Gimme a break.........Chance would be a fine thing......... :D :D...The last time I was on a 'Cruise Ship' it was bringing me back home to the UK after doing National Service in Korea and the Canal Zone....we played deck games like 'Throw one of the Thieving Crew Overboard' and 'Guess whose contracted a Venereal Disease'.....the ten days aboard the S.S. Empire Fowey just flew by..........Oh! and another highlight was when we stopped off at Valetta in Malta for a couple of hours to take on a Regiment of the Green Howards where we played the game of finding something heavy enough to drop on the 'Bumboats' that come out trying to flog you stuff in the hope of maybe sinking one.....Ahhhh! Cruisin' you just can't beat it..and just to top it off.....one day out from arriving at Southampton we had a Boat-drill which took four hours and when we got back to our Bunks we found half our pressies for our families had been nicked.....I really enjoyed the experience.. :D :D :D :D :D ;)




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  3. jxkruzzn

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    Considering how many people get sick on them, what they pay the crew (nada), the "stuff" they dump in the ocean??

    I'll wait for my own cruise ship! :D :D
     
  4. Cochise

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    Loooooool!....Don't let me put you off Cruising....my experience was in 1954.. :D :D.....From what I've been told Cruise Liners don't have sails now...personally I find that hard to believe....if they don't have sails, how do they move??....... :D :D


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  5. jxkruzzn

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    These are stories and facts from cruises NOW:D Mostly from AAA and other reputable travel companies, who don't want to be involved with the mess. Seems the more things change, the more they stay the same!?!

    I'll wait until my OWN ship comes in, sails or not!! :D :D
     
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    QE2 will do nicely. Look, no sails! :)
     

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    Cochise A missed friend

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    You can't fool me Ron....That's either a Space-ship or a figment of your imagination...Right?


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  8. WorldKruiser

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    Sounds like the non-cruisers have been sitting at the computer screen way to long.

    I bet the average digital head here is 55+, fat, balding and divorced, twice. And no doubt missing their front teeth from communicating with a stick in their mouth while scratching their tummy. Am I right?
     
  9. jxkruzn

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    Aaah, did we hit a nerve?? Cruise(s) aren't for everyone, a ship jammed full of people, bathrooms that flow over, ships dumping "who knows what" in the ocean, workers sharing a few tips cuz they don't get paid a living wage?

    Yea, sounds like a good time to me, not!
     
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    According to their schedule, they are in the Atlantic as we speak.

    http://www.qe2.org.uk/itinerary.html#Nov
     
  11. Cochise

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    Your frightening me now Ron.....what's an Atlantic?......



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    cruising can/is a lot of fun - it all boils down on what u choose to do. Have done two so far and cancelled a third for 2005 due to change of plans which took priority.
     
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    Absolutely.....and there was me thinking nobody knew.....our secrets out Folks.....spit out yer stick an' stop yer scaratchin' Paw...we got visitin' Folks comin'.....I been divorced 5 times and still lucky enough to have the same in'laws......"Skeeter, put yer duds on..........an' leave that Possum be"..... :D :D :D :D :D :D



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    I believe that would be "Big Pond" Cochise!! Glad I could help. :D :D
     
  15. WorldKruiser

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    A man after my own heart. No chopsticks in this mouth.
    Looking forward to the January 19 sailing to the south Pacific.
     
  16. CruiseOnOver

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    Unless your flying in by helicopter from LA (you may well be, they do have a landing pad for the rich) you'll need to board the ship like the rest of us. See you there on the 17th of January 2005.
     
  17. Better yet. Get on the QM2. One very big ship!

    Now if only that damn room steward would just get me my drink! And no, I'm not going to give you a tip!


    http://www.e-cruiseworld.com/qm2b.htm
     
  18. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Hey Cochise and Ronjor!!

    Let's take our own yacht over the "Pond"! It will be alot less crowded, and you can even be the captain, Cochise!! :)
     

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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    WHOOPS!!! Wrong picture, that's for the poor guys with sticks in their mouths and itchy tummies!

    Here is ours
     

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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Of course, Cochise, you might be expected to entertain!!! Hey LIM-BOOOOO!!
     

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    That's great Marja! Chocise can raise a sail on that baby!
     
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  23. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    I think I liked the 'Woody' better Marja.....looks safer...that guy really looks like he knows what he's doing, whereas the second boat looks kind of thin, pointy and HEAVY......I'll stick with wood...if it was good enough for Noah it's good enough for me.....I've always been of the opinion that boats are better than planes for one reason, I can swim like a fish if the boat sinks but if the plane.....I just don't have the ability to flap my arms fast enough to make a safe landing....... :D :D



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  24. ronjor

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    One small problem Cochise-------------
     

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    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

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    Yeah, you can do alot of the same things with plane as a boat, it just takes some thinking! :D:D
     

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