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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    Somebody’s been living in NY too long. Free vacation, yes plane tix, but at the end of the day, your kids will remember spending time with mom and dad and the grandparents.
    I wish my grandparents had the coin to spend on my parents and I when I was a kid.



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    No I get this. I guess the rant was really more about cruises kinda sucking..

    the kids were ok with it, bit not overly enthused. My littlest, 7, who has done flow rider when younger and on a bigger pad, was not allowed to on cruise. Mini zip line? Nope 75lbs. Basketball court? Nope bigger teens and adults playing full court. Shoot around at 8am or don't. How many times can I play the same shitty mini golf course? 6 ping pong tables. 2 big climbing walls, but only one ever opened, even on at sea days which meant long lines. The ship was just the wrong one. Mariner of the seas, also royal ship was in Port next to us in Bahamas and it looked like it was super kid friendly. Waterslides trampolines.

    Staff was excellent for the most part. Food was good. Weather was nice, but the crowds made it feel weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    No I get this. I guess the rant was really more about cruises kinda sucking..

    the kids were ok with it, bit not overly enthused. My littlest, 7, who has done flow rider when younger and on a bigger pad, was not allowed to on cruise. Mini zip line? Nope 75lbs. Basketball court? Nope bigger teens and adults playing full court. Shoot around at 8am or don't. How many times can I play the same shitty mini golf course? 6 ping pong tables. 2 big climbing walls, but only one ever opened, even on at sea days which meant long lines. The ship was just the wrong one. Mariner of the seas, also royal ship was in Port next to us in Bahamas and it looked like it was super kid friendly. Waterslides trampolines.

    Staff was excellent for the most part. Food was good. Weather was nice, but the crowds made it feel weird.

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    I have no desire to go on a cruise "too peoply" to quote mntlion. The only thing I have ever seen that appeals to me is shooting clays off the deck, does that happen because that might be tolerable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxman View Post
    I have no desire to go on a cruise "too peoply" to quote mntlion. The only thing I have ever seen that appeals to me is shooting clays off the deck, does that happen because that might be tolerable.
    if it did it was not offered on my ship. That would be cool as hell. Royal is very much about not tossing anything into the water though so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    if it did it was not offered on my ship. That would be cool as hell. Royal is very much about not tossing anything into the water though so...
    Cruise ships toss enough stuff into the ocean with their mere existence. But they're trying at least I guess.

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    We avoided the pool.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    Cruise ships toss enough stuff into the ocean with their mere existence. But they're trying at least I guess.
    agreed but as you said, at least they are bringing awareness to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    We avoided the pool.
    absolutely no where near that type of motion on the behemoth we were "sailing" on. Maybe in rough seas, but we didnt see more than a ripple. Highest I'd estimate was about 5-7 ft swells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    agreed but as you said, at least they are bringing awareness to it.
    Unfortunately it doesn't seem like they are trying to hard.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/bus...232750552.html

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    Don’t cruise, but did cruise Alaska for our honeymoon.

    Smuggle a bottle of Grey Goose on board and kept asking for cranberry juice delivered to our room. Large plastic tumblers and ice and we rarely bought a drink unless we wanted some beer. A glass of wine was included with our sit down meals, so we were pretty all good.

    A few good land side excursions, inside passage, and glacier bay made it not the worse thing. Still remember sipping on my grey goose and cranberry in a hot tub with my wife, watching glaciers calve, and the hordes hanging out at the railings. Has the hot tub to ourselves for an hour plus before a few others saw us and clued in.

    I would not want to do that again, especially with kids. Definitely would not do a tropical cruise.

    My sister and her family fucking love cruises, but they have shitty taste and don’t like to do things other than play and watch sports. So sitting around with nothing to do is bliss to them.

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    Alaska State Ferry up the Inside Passage from Bellingham is the only "cruise" I will ever need. Camp on deck in your tent, bring a cooler with food and drink. Get off wherever you want and stay as long as you want, do some shit, then buy a ticket and get back on. Fuck those big ugly ass cruise ships. I have no desire whatsoever to be trapped aboard one of those things with a bunch of lazy porkers. Not gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grange View Post
    Unfortunately it doesn't seem like they are trying to hard.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/bus...232750552.html
    youre reading comprehension kinda lacks. That link is to Carnival. I dont know what the fuck they promote in regards to tossing crap into the ocean. ROYAL CARIBBEAN however has a campaign all over their ships for it. Don't know that little signs make a difference but hey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottime View Post
    Don’t cruise, but did cruise Alaska for our honeymoon.

    Smuggle a bottle of Grey Goose on board and kept asking for cranberry juice delivered to our room. Large plastic tumblers and ice and we rarely bought a drink unless we wanted some beer. A glass of wine was included with our sit down meals, so we were pretty all good.

    A few good land side excursions, inside passage, and glacier bay made it not the worse thing. Still remember sipping on my grey goose and cranberry in a hot tub with my wife, watching glaciers calve, and the hordes hanging out at the railings. Has the hot tub to ourselves for an hour plus before a few others saw us and clued in.

    I would not want to do that again, especially with kids. Definitely would not do a tropical cruise.

    My sister and her family fucking love cruises, but they have shitty taste and don’t like to do things other than play and watch sports. So sitting around with nothing to do is bliss to them.
    we brought booze. dont even have to "sneak" it as each adult passenger is allowed 1 bottle. never opened it. Free mixer choices were, water, iced tea (unsweetened) and lemonade. At breakfast you could score some OJ, but only at breakfast.

    We did bring a bottle of wine to one of the dinners though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    So you all know the crap I'm San Juan. Day before we docked 2 other royal Caribbean ships diverted and didn't go for "passenger safety", yet a day later we dock there? My safety isn't important?
    lol

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    What I have come to understand is that when you are on vacation, signs don't apply to you unless they are of some kind of benefit.
    But I digress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I'm glad he's in the Caribbean than even further crowding Seattle.


    At one point last week there were four of them there at once.



    Never, ever go on a cruise.

    I remember when Seward used to get 0 ships a year. Then 10. Then 30 was a big year....We have 87 cruise ship dockings scheduled for 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    youre reading comprehension kinda lacks. That link is to Carnival. I dont know what the fuck they promote in regards to tossing crap into the ocean. ROYAL CARIBBEAN however has a campaign all over their ships for it. Don't know that little signs make a difference but hey.
    What's their dumping brown water at sea policy?

    Because that shit stinks.

    I remember reading the figure of a billion gallons a year globally from cruise ships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    What's their dumping brown water at sea policy?

    Because that shit stinks.

    I remember reading the figure of a billion gallons a year globally from cruise ships.
    i dont doubt it for one minute. I know the friggin navy dumps stuff all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    i dont doubt it for one minute. I know the friggin navy dumps stuff all the time.
    The point about cruise ships doing so is that they have a shit load more people on-board... shitting.

    Especially after the sea food buffets.
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    Just got off the Adventure of the Seas this morning. Boarded last Saturday in Bayonne NJ. Caribbean cruise in July? Yeah, fuck that. We went North, stopped in Bar Harbor, Saint John New Brunswick, and Halifax NS.

    Same gig, Mother in law pays for 16 of us to go somewhere every 2 years. Our fifth cruise, I knew enough to get the drinks package, my 22yo as well. The 22yo went big the first day, discovered he liked long island iced teas. His consumption slowed down a lot after that.

    Adventure is one of Royals smaller ships, 3800 passengers and 1200 crew. We were the only ship in at every port stop. Plenty of stuff to do onboard, kiddies had fun in pools, hot tubs, slides, mini golf. Buffet food at lunch and dinner is kinda marginal, lotta starchy crap. Main dining food is top notch with service to match.

    Never had been to any of the stops before, toured Acadia at Bar Harbor, walked about the town. Touristy old money. Saint John wasn’t too spectacular, I walked around with the two youngest while older and wife tried to find recreational to no avail. Halifax I dug, state run dispensary that was readily pointed out on the map by the 70 something woman at the info booth. Walked a lotta miles, cool city that seems to be bustling. Scored a few pre rolls and an erl spray bottle at the dispensary. These were consumed at various spots recommended by the budtender, super friendly people in Halifax.

    We usually get a balcony, but the floor to ceiling windows were cool.

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    Woke up at 5 today and watched us come back under the Verrazano Narrows.

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    You should give it another try, on a smaller ship, with alcohol, better ports, and no worries.

    Just to add, the PIC UPLOADER SUCKS!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JongDoe View Post
    Which resort?

    Cruises definitely don't appeal to us as we like to get out and explore. Excursions when a ship is in port are completely different than when a ship is not in port. 4000 people getting off a ship at one time all scurrying to the same spots?? By the time you get the lay of the land it's time to get back to the ship. Homey don't play that.
    Mrs. ThreeRidges and I went to Grand Cayman two years ago, not on a cruise, and did a bunch of cool off site activities—hotel staff was super helpful in scheduling certain things when ships were not there, to avoid the busses of tourons. It amazing what happens when you dump two or three big ships of people into a small town.


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    congrats on winning the cruise game, BMc.
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    youse guys are just pickin' all the wrong boats goin' to all the wrong places..... talk to your travel agent bout some ships with more appropriate activities.



    Lots of choices in Norway...

    https://www.visitnorway.com/things-t...g/sail-to-ski/

    https://www.luex.com/search/results/...Trips&q=cruise


    Get granny some skins for the ups. You'll be good to go.






    The Alaska variant......

    https://www.stockalpine.com/posts/ski-cruise.html
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    For all y'all oral surgeons we got this deal right here....7 Day Private Boat Package – $109,750 for up to 8 guests

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    I did an eastern Med cruise for my engagement, and in the dead of summer it was a good way to see some islands without dragging suitcases around in the heat.


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    How was the skiing?

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    I did a couple of cruises, had a great time on both. Its like a floating hotel, and your room has the best ocean view ever and the crews only job is to make sure your happy as fuck

    Views of 360 degree horizon = mind blown, especially when you smuggle THC on board. Food is great and you can eat whatever you want. Hmm I can't decide between the lobster, steak or chicken. Bring me all 3 boy

    Smuggled a bottle of Ketel one on like someone else and drank mostly for free. Saw some great shows at night, had fun in the casinos, and always found some chill, low key spots to relax, read a book, and/or zone out at the never ending horizon during the day. Shot trap off the back of the ship, yes that is a thing, and yes its just as awesome as it sounds. When you get to the town, the ship is just your hotel, but (like I said) with a titty-balling view. Stay away from the "excursions" and find your own fun shit to do/see in town, it aint that hard. Stay away from the top deck unless you want to people watch, which often times is fun as fuck on a cruise ship. (Think "people of wal-mart" combined with "cops"). Fuck no I never went in the pool!

    caveat: I have no children

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