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Old 05-25-2010, 04:36 PM
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It was even humid down here on the Cape.
My son has been hounding me to do a transatlantic, because he would rather be on the ship than off. I think this is because in port he has to spend the day with us!
Seems to me that when I was 14 I hounded my parents for new sneakers or bicycles, not cruises!

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Old 05-25-2010, 05:58 PM
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Then again, if the pools are closed...
The pools "should" be open 8:00am-10:00pm regardless if in port or not on the Elation. Of course it will depend on weather conditions. Even being from the south the heat and humidity was too much for me on Key West once. I had to take a taxi back to the Mallory port area. The heat and humidity will take a toll and sneak up on you.

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:59 PM
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I don't know about the other cruise lines, but on RCI, they try to have at least 1 pool open 24 hours, so you can always go and swim regardless of the time of day. This shouldn't matter if you are in port or not.

Also, as stated earlier, international law prohibits some shops and casinos on board from being open while in port.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:24 PM
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Not on a cruise ship, but during my tanker years I once spent three months sailing back and forth between **** and Egypt without going ashore. In **** we weren't allowed to, and in Egypt we were discharging off shore to a buoy

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:30 AM
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I'm not surprised by some of the posts here since I've seen a lot of folks hang on the ship all day long, but for us the ports run the cruise and we spend every minute we can talking to the natives and exploring the bowels of the islands/ports, and use the ship as first-class refuge. An occasional day at sea makes for a good relaxation experience but I can only take a day or two of that on any cruise.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:11 AM
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I just want to second Dave's advice. Alabama in July is usually hot, sticky, miserable. Last year, we had an unusual cold snap and it was 54 for a high. I had a sweater on in July, so I knew that the winter was going to be brutal, and it was that!

Last weekend, I was out pulling weeds both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday around 1:30-2 in the afternoon, I just couldn't do it any longer. I came in and cleaned the house. I thought after dinner I'd go and finish up. I went back out at 5:30 and it was still so hot and muggy that I didn't think I could finish. I trimmed the hedges, watered, pulled the rest of the weeds, put the cuttings in a trash bag, went in and collapsed for about an hour. It was a brutal day, not a breath of a breeze.

At least in the Caribbean, you can jump in the ocean and cool off.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:49 AM
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Penny, I want your energy!
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:29 AM
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I'm exhausted just reading Penny's post!
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by f-mattox:
I'm exhausted just reading Penny's post!
Amen to that! What an energy!! Wonder how your working tempo would be in more comfortable temperatures

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:38 AM
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I wish I had energy It's just that things have to get done and I can't afford to hire someone to do them.

Svein, I'm old and slow, but keep on until it's done. I cannot tolerate the cold, so I'm a happy camper in the heat and humidity.

The northerners always commented about how slow we Floridians moved. After a few months living in south Florida, they figured out why. At least we had the tradewinds (before they over-built up the beaches). In northern Alabama, you're land locked and it's just hot and sticky.
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