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Old 07-07-2008, 12:03 PM
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She said, they'd sit in a sauna and then go jump in the snow. Didn't sound like fun to me
Hehe, Penny that's more of a Finnish tradition, but of course - when norwegians have enough to drink we often adopt fun cultural habbits from our neighbours and others

The big "hit" in Norway the latest years has been a bathtub heated by woods, a huge tub that can fit many people and drinks
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That sounds a lot better than jumping in the snow
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I did watch a program on TV on the Travel Channel recently. It was about RVs (recreation vehicles). And here in my home state of Florida; in the town of Lake Worth; there was this Finnish man who made an original RV by welding three vans together. And attached to this unusual RV was a trailer he converted into a sauna. On the program, it shows him and his friends enjoying the sauna. Then afterwards, they would go jump in a lake, nearby.

I suppose they would have jumped in snow, if only they weren't in Florida

Anyway, Lake Worth, Florida is located on the eastern side of the pennisula halfway between Miami and Orlando (or should I say Cape Canaveral). Allot of Finnish people have immigrated and now live in that town. And allot more Finnish visit Lake Worth during the coldest days of winter back in Finland.
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she enjoyed smoking while she put on her makeup


That conjures up a disturbing mental image.

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I agree Dave. I would imagine it to be quite difficult to smoke a cigarette and apply lipstick simultaneously.
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On our recent cruise with Princess the Captain was introducing his officers. Finally he said "I am often asked what I do on the ship". The answer he gave was "some say not a lot but - I'm in charge!"
I like a Captain who thinks like that!
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The answer he gave was "some say not a lot but - I'm in charge!"
I like a Captain who thinks like that!

Me too. It shows he has confidence in his officers and crew to do their duties without the Captain micro-managing things. To me a good Captain provides oversight and coaching and leaves the hands-on stuff to the crew, except in rare situations.

In the U.S. Navy, the day-to-day operation of the ship was the job of the XO (Executive Officer or second-in-command). I believe the same holds true with most cruise lines, where the Staff Captain is the XO.
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This is one I experienced myself...

I believe it was on the Holiday (but it might have been the Celebration)....

On one of the floors the Forward Elevator doors are very "brightly" decorated and this lady turned to her grown daughter and said

" Honey I don't think we have been in THIS ROOM. Do you know what it is?"

She said "it's an elevator Mom!"
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The answer he gave was "some say not a lot but - I'm in charge!"
I like a Captain who thinks like that!

Me too. It shows he has confidence in his officers and crew to do their duties without the Captain micro-managing things. To me a good Captain provides oversight and coaching and leaves the hands-on stuff to the crew, except in rare situations.

In the U.S. Navy, the day-to-day operation of the ship was the job of the XO (Executive Officer or second-in-command). I believe the same holds true with most cruise lines, where the Staff Captain is the XO.


I understand what you're saying, Dave, but he must also show it by his actions and decisions - not only be saying it in front of the guests. Most captain's I've been with are truly great persons, letting us do our jobs and give us responsibilities and at the same time letting us know he's available for us 24/7.
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