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petegz28
03-03-2012, 11:39 PM
Was pretty sweet. 7 day Caribbean cruise. Lucked out and got upgraded to a mini-suite. Water was a little rough, got a touch sea-sick the first day but other than that it was cool. Great entertainment. Think I will have to do this again.

KC Tattoo
03-04-2012, 12:11 AM
That's awesome, I got to go on one with my senior class (1993). Was fun and no one got thrown off the ship. Had a Kansas steak that wasn't cooked right, they called it Kansas steak but it was disapoint :harumph: Other than that it was a blast and the rest of the food was good.

Bowser
03-04-2012, 12:23 AM
The worst thing about cruising? Getting the bar bill at the end. "We drank HOW MUCH??"

petegz28
03-04-2012, 12:26 AM
That's awesome, I got to go on one with my senior class (1993). Was fun and no one got thrown off the ship. Had a Kansas steak that wasn't cooked right, they called it Kansas steak but it was disapoint :harumph: Other than that it was a blast and the rest of the food was good.

Yeah, overall the food was pretty bood but the buffet seemed like it was for old people. The entertainment was pretty good too. The dancers were awesone and hot as fuck. The only thing I didn't like was they did a "Motor City" show and I am sorry but you just can't "loungify" Motown. The girls did good when they did a medley of Diana Ross but when the guys and the girls for that matter did some Stevie Wonder my ears hurt. It was that ultra-smooth, pronounce every word very clear type singing that you just can't do with Motown. Same when they did a "British Invasion" show. It was good except they did some Queen and the guy that did it just blew it, imo. Maybe the fault of the director as opposed to the singers but sometimes you just can't sing everything in that lounge style.

Some of those songs you can't just sing, you have to "feel" and they didn't have they feel.They did Bohemian Rhapsody and when it gets to the part where it goes "So you think you can just stop me and spit in my eye.." it was just sang and there wasn't that emotion to it. Probably to be expected in such a venue but nonetheless it hurt my ears.There was one male singer who actually did the shit right but they didn't have him doing it enough.

And then they did a Beatles bit and while Yellow Submarine was good they had all the dancers out in the Sgt. Pepper looking outfits and never did Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I was disappointed.

Phobia
03-04-2012, 01:06 AM
The worst thing about cruising? Getting the bar bill at the end. "We drank HOW MUCH??"

I only drink in port. Even then, I stop at a liquor store off the beaten path. I'll never, ever pay $10-12 for a beverage that has $.75 worth of liquor, ice, and 1000 calories of sugar.

Phobia
03-04-2012, 01:07 AM
Yeah, overall the food was pretty bood but the buffet seemed like it was for old people. The entertainment was pretty good too. The dancers were awesone and hot as ****. The only thing I didn't like was they did a "Motor City" show and I am sorry but you just can't "loungify" Motown. The girls did good when they did a medley of Diana Ross but when the guys and the girls for that matter did some Stevie Wonder my ears hurt. It was that ultra-smooth, pronounce every word very clear type singing that you just can't do with Motown. Same when they did a "British Invasion" show. It was good except they did some Queen and the guy that did it just blew it, imo. Maybe the fault of the director as opposed to the singers but sometimes you just can't sing everything in that lounge style.

Some of those songs you can't just sing, you have to "feel" and they didn't have they feel.They did Bohemian Rhapsody and when it gets to the part where it goes "So you think you can just stop me and spit in my eye.." it was just sang and there wasn't that emotion to it. Probably to be expected in such a venue but nonetheless it hurt my ears.There was one male singer who actually did the shit right but they didn't have him doing it enough.

And then they did a Beatles bit and while Yellow Submarine was good they had all the dancers out in the Sgt. Pepper looking outfits and never did Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I was disappointed.

Wait, what? Who the hell is this? You went on a cruise with your boyfriend?

Monty
03-04-2012, 01:42 AM
I only drink in port. Even then, I stop at a liquor store off the beaten path. I'll never, ever pay $10-12 for a beverage that has $.75 worth of liquor, ice, and 1000 calories of sugar.

We get the all you can drink soft drink plan, then either bring our own alcohol or if/when that is gone, we will drink the stuff we smuggled back in from whichever port we are at. The drinks on a cruise tend to be on the strong side, but there is no way we can justify $10 a drink.

We are leaving next week for a 7 day trip. We were getting my son's suit recently and he was questioning why he needed one and I told him it was to impress the ladies. He asked why because according to him it didn't make sense to make friends with the girls because after the cruise, he would never see them again. He didn't see the point in that.

He's 15.

Phobia
03-04-2012, 01:46 AM
We went on a cruise a few years back and one of the gals had just lost 150 lbs with lapband. That cruise was the end of the end for her. She ate 3 or 4 plates at dinners and one day pounded 12 fruity drinks inside of 2 hours at 1000 calories a pop. I swear I could see the fat layers added day to day. Fortunately for her husband, he won bingo the last night of the cruise. That $500 paid about half their liquor tab.

Disgruntled_Parent via SR's IP in GA
03-04-2012, 02:03 AM
I'm Disgruntled_Parent, I'd never let my child go on a cruise ship. Unless it was Disney sponsored, PERIOD!

Disgruntled_Parent via SR's IP in GA
03-04-2012, 02:08 AM
attention any helpful moderator, can you please change my name to "sail-cat?"

KC Tattoo
03-04-2012, 02:18 AM
I'm Disgruntled_Parent, I'd never let my child go on a cruise ship. Unless it was Disney sponsored, PERIOD!

Why do you feel like you need to shelter there life? I bet they grow up resentful and end up doing the things you most fear that way. Let them experience things so they can learn from them. You can teach them right and wrong your own way and teach them values you want, just don't be so over protective & make your kids naive to the real world.

Disgruntled_Parent via SR's IP in GA
03-04-2012, 02:22 AM
I appreciate your concerns and your advice Tattoo. I've got a long past of tebowizing my kids, the boy is what this world needs, he's a disciplined christian, the girl is studying to be a nun at Devry, so she'll get it done pretty quick.

My point is, both of my children are basically Tim Tebow

SPATCH
03-04-2012, 02:25 AM
Cruises are for fat, white people. It's probably the fattest and whitest thing that anyone can do.

RippedmyFlesh
03-04-2012, 02:58 AM
We were getting my son's suit recently and he was questioning why he needed one and I told him it was to impress the ladies. He asked why because according to him it didn't make sense to make friends with the girls because after the cruise, he would never see them again. He didn't see the point in that.

He's 15.

Actually that is a good point. I think you have a logical young man for a son.:D

Bewbies
03-04-2012, 03:13 AM
Cruises are for fat, white people. It's probably the fattest and whitest thing that anyone can do.

And old. But yes, there is much truth here...

CoMoChief
03-04-2012, 04:51 AM
Only thing good about cruises is what you do off the boat at your destination stops.

The problem w/ that? - A lot of those excursions you have to pay out of the ass for. I wanted to swim w/ Dolphins. I paid out the ass for it, but did it because it was something I always wanted to do and I didn't know if I'd ever get the chance to do it again.

Other than that there's not much difference in a cruise ship as there is at your local Harrah's casion/hotel.
-Buffets
-Casinos
-Hotel rooms
-Music lounges/bars
-Old people
-Restaurants/shops

I was on the cruise ship that caught on fire in the middle of the ocean off of CA about a year again. Carnival Splendor. I wasn't on it at the time of the fire per say, but it was the same boat, I was on it just months before that happened.

petegz28
03-04-2012, 07:06 AM
Wait, what? Who the hell is this? You went on a cruise with your boyfriend?

ha ha ha...funny

Monty
03-04-2012, 07:08 AM
Cruises are for fat, white people. It's probably the fattest and whitest thing that anyone can do.

Unfortunately, owning a plantation just wasn't in the cards for our vacation this year.

threebag02
03-04-2012, 07:28 AM
Sounds fun. You missed out on Peyton Manning stoopid thread day. You could have fit right in.

jiveturkey
03-04-2012, 07:36 AM
I went on my first cruise over the last Thanksgiving Day break. It was the most relaxing vacation the wife and I ever took. We're usually the types that need a vacation after our vacations but the cruise forced us to kick back and enjoy.

We mixed in some thrills too. We rented a scooter and toured the island of Sint Maarten. I hadn't been on two wheels with a motor in a long time and traffic was crazy.

I also don't think that I'd do Norwegian again. We thought that we'd like the water slide and some of their other activities but there were too many kids. And the food was just OK. A lot of the people we met thought that we'd prefer Celebrity.

WV
03-04-2012, 07:55 AM
Cruises are for fat, white people. It's probably the fattest and whitest thing that anyone can do.

Clearly you've never been on a cruise out of Miami.

petegz28
03-04-2012, 07:56 AM
I went on my first cruise over the last Thanksgiving Day break. It was the most relaxing vacation the wife and I ever took. We're usually the types that need a vacation after our vacations but the cruise forced us to kick back and enjoy.

We mixed in some thrills too. We rented a scooter and toured the island of Sint Maarten. I hadn't been on two wheels with a motor in a long time and traffic was crazy.

I also don't think that I'd do Norwegian again. We thought that we'd like the water slide and some of their other activities but there were too many kids. And the food was just OK. A lot of the people we met thought that we'd prefer Celebrity.

My parents who are avide "cruisers" said they didn't care for Norweigan either. They said Celebrity is one of the best but it's mostly old people. We were on Princess this cruise. Not many kids at all and yea, a bunch of old people but not too bad.

|Zach|
03-04-2012, 08:01 AM
Parents were also into cruising. Had a lot of good times in my younger days. Mostly Royal Caribbean. There was...a lot of talent on those ships.

jiveturkey
03-04-2012, 08:10 AM
My parents who are avide "cruisers" said they didn't care for Norweigan either. They said Celebrity is one of the best but it's mostly old people. We were on Princess this cruise. Not many kids at all and yea, a bunch of old people but not too bad.Princess seemed to be all of the salty dog's 2nd choice.

Where did you go?