It was basically just something like "Shit started happening late this year due to my personal health issues. I know it's not an excuse, but just to give you some kind of an explanation." I'm quite sure he did actually say "shit started happening" instead of "stuff" or "things".
The Margaritaville swim up bar sells it for me... right next to the port.
Grand Turk has one of the most amazing beaches I've ever seen. And this is coming from a guy that was raised in the caribbean. If you feel adventurous, I encourage you to get out of the tourist zone and see the real village, the real people and the real natural virgin places
I am curious where in the Caribbean were you brought up ? How old were you during those years ?cegr80 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:12 amGrand Turk has one of the most amazing beaches I've ever seen. And this is coming from a guy that was raised in the caribbean. If you feel adventurous, I encourage you to get out of the tourist zone and see the real village, the real people and the real natural virgin places
I was raised in Venezuela for almost 30 years since I was a baby. We have ridiculous beaches down there
It is on my bucket list to visit Venezuela and Puerto Rico one of these days , I have heard many people talk of the beauty there .
Which beach? I've heard good things about Governors Beach and the snorkeling there, but haven't quite gotten to it yet...and I've been to Grand Turk around six times.cegr80 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:12 amGrand Turk has one of the most amazing beaches I've ever seen. And this is coming from a guy that was raised in the caribbean.
Agreed. I hadn't actually seen Cockburn Town (pronounced "Co-burn," but don't tell the Skipper) until a few years ago during a snuba excursion, and it was nice to see a quaint, relatively untouched small town, which also happens to be the capital of Turks and Caicos. Most of the nation's population lives on Providenciales, a much larger island to the northwest.If you feel adventurous, I encourage you to get out of the tourist zone and see the real village, the real people and the real natural virgin places
Check out my pictures from my personal expedition on an ATV in 2018 https://photos.app.goo.gl/pMe10DISj7Sb9fbJ3
And you CAN get your passport stamped, but it costs $2.Although, finding good or any postcards was a real challenge and that was a massive let down for me. And stickers!
That's a great idea! Would love to have a beach house there, as well
Me personally care a great deal where the destination is, because even if it getting off the ship for a short period of time I feel it should be something worthwhile and memorable in a positive way. Not to sound corny but picture taking keepsake type of thing , to kind of say , hey guess what , I was here and it really was something else .
As least it was somewhere else, or not:
I don't care one bit. I typically get off the boat and wander around for an hour or so, then go back and take a nap. If there wasn't a port stop, I wouldn't even notice.
I hate that question, and yes, it's the first thing they say. I always reply it "uh, the destination wasn't the attraction or point of the cruise"Gratch wrote: ↑Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:58 amI don't care one bit. I typically get off the boat and wander around for an hour or so, then go back and take a nap. If there wasn't a port stop, I wouldn't even notice.
It is sorta funny when you tell people you went on a cruise and their first questions is "Ooooh, where did you go?" and my answer is typically "Uhhhhh, I don't remember". They can't wrap their heads around that at all.
If we were to go at our usual time this year, my flight would be 150$ CAD more per person and I asked the hotel we stopped to what was their rate at the end of January, it was 6 times more. 600$ US a night instead of 100$.cowboy71 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:38 pmOne request skipper - PLEASE try and return us to our 'usual' time of year of end January / early February.
Even with the superbowl in Miami, I could currently get a return flight to FLL in a few weeks for $1,100.
Cost me $1.5k each JUST to get to LAX this round due to it being peak holiday period :O
hopefully this is written in a way that does not generate negative feedback.metalforever wrote: ↑Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:39 pmIt was nice to be honest and open with completing that survey , to perhaps illicit positive changes . I always try to water down my thoughts in this forum setting due to some people here do not accept different perspectives very well , but with that survey I did not have to water down the content , they at least seem like they want honest responses because it might affect their business on some levels. I have to feel on guard in this 70000 Forum, due to the political correctness of this format does rear its head at times.
No one publishes them
Nope none at all.
as always thanks for your help .cowboy71 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:50 amNope none at all.
Bear in mind that the way they are conducted will vary though.
Some bands will let you get photos taken with each member, whole band whatever. Typically with the more popular meet and greet sessions you might be told 'one photo only' OR 'wait until the the end if you want a photo'.
For me it's
I never knew that! What a strange law. "foreign flagged ships cannot operate roundtrip voyages from a United States port without at least one stop in a foreign port."
Actually the law is if a ship travels from US port to US port with no foreign stop, they are subject to all domestic laws, including all labor laws. Since Royal Caribbean and all the other companies in the cruise industry would be in violation of many, many, many US labor laws, they can not operate domestically, so at least one foreign port is required.cowboy71 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:36 pmI never knew that! What a strange law. "foreign flagged ships cannot operate roundtrip voyages from a United States port without at least one stop in a foreign port."
Australia has no such law - bring 70K down here :)
most common reply when I say cozumel: "ooOoOOoOO Did you get any diamonds?!"Pellaz wrote: ↑Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:56 pmFor me it's
"Oooh, where did you go?"
"Huh? Just ONE port?!"
"Yep. It's a music charter and we don't have time for more. And not too many people really care anyway."
It's a shame "cruises to nowhere" are no longer allowed by law. With an extra day for performances they could have more reasonable start and end times for all sets, say starting at noon and ending at 3 am.
That may be part of it, but if passengers debark a cruise ship in the US after boarding in the US, with no intervening foreign port, the cruise line is fined $200 (or maybe $250) for each violation, with exceptions for bad weather or acts of God, etc.slayergeek wrote: ↑Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:06 am
Yes, that's Norwegian Cruise Line and Pride of America. It was featured in an episode of Undercover Boss a few years ago...very enlightening.There is one cruise company that operates a ship that just sails around Hawaii, but they do this by hiring a domestic labor force and following US and Hawaii labor laws.
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