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Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-03-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Svein
Good point, Cruise Fanatic. Anyway - we have...

Good point, Cruise Fanatic. Anyway - we have loved Our cruises With RCCL, and look forward to spending a week on the Liberty this summer, and for sure it will be great to "rejoin" NCL for a week on...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-02-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Svein
Strange. How could that be? Both lines are "in...

Strange. How could that be? Both lines are "in the same league" when it comes to service/luxury level. The Splendour is getting close to 20 years old. Can RCCL operate with these fares just because...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Svein
Thanks Dave, I see on google maps that the...

Thanks Dave,

I see on google maps that the distance from Livorno to Pisa is just 25 km, so I'm sure we will take the trip up to see the tower and find a nice place for lunch :)

Did I mention we...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 05-01-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Svein
We have booked with the Liberty on the july 7th...

We have booked with the Liberty on the july 7th sailing from Barcelona and are excited to try the freedom class.

We are first and foremost cruising because of the ships and the ports become...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-23-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By Svein
On our recent cruise on the Grandeur, they had...

On our recent cruise on the Grandeur, they had just stopped the voucher system. As we really loved our waiter Sidney, we wanted to give him extra tip in cash on top of our pre paid gratuity. So we...
Forum: Holland America Line 08-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,516
Posted By Svein
HAL vs RCI

With the low Euro exchange rate, I see that a 12 night med cruise with HAL is not much more expensive than a 7 night with RCI. Our fascination for HAL keeps growing day by day and we are tempted to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-06-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Svein
Well, we've now been back for a few days and the...

Well, we've now been back for a few days and the cruise was wonderful as always with RCCL :)

We arrived Palma, Mallorca one day ahead - knowing airline delays would jeopardise the cruise,...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 07-15-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By Svein
BTW, I think the name of the company is...

BTW, I think the name of the company is Celebration Cruise Line
Forum: General Cruise Chat 07-14-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,779
Posted By Svein
Sorry to hear this. The "Bahamas Celebration"...

Sorry to hear this.
The "Bahamas Celebration" was a well known and loved cruise ferry over here in Norway until 2007 when she was sold. Too bad her "retirement career" is such a shame.

And if...
Forum: Lido Deck 07-04-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,792
Posted By Svein
Happy July 4th!

A very happy July 4th to you all. Enjoy the celebrations and go easy on the fireworks those of you who live in the dry areas :)
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 06-30-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Svein
I believe you ladies and gentlemen call it

the doc dance... :)))

Well, today our cruise tickets for our Western med cruise with the Grandeur july 22 arrived in my inbox. In about three weeks time we will soak in the smell of a refurbished...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 01-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,518
Posted By Svein
Yes, the same principle as greasing the propeller...

Yes, the same principle as greasing the propeller shafts to prevent water leaks. But of course only as a first aid tool to make time to come up with more permanent recovery materials.
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 01-15-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,518
Posted By Svein
Smit is well known and has a very succesful...

Smit is well known and has a very succesful record when it comes to salvage.
I don't know if you noticed, but last fall we had a fire with following listing on on of our coastal ships (combine...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 01-15-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,518
Posted By Svein
A natural reaction among cruisers is now "I won't...

A natural reaction among cruisers is now "I won't cruise with Costa ever again!"

That is a totally legitimate way to think, but I disagree. The safest time ever to go on a cruise - with Costa or...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 01-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,518
Posted By Svein
SOLAS regulations apply in Europe as much as in...

SOLAS regulations apply in Europe as much as in any part of the world, and I'm dying to hear the reason why such pax drill has not been performed.

Seeing now the AIS tracks, it's a mystery to me...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-10-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Svein
We are going with the Grandeur, Penny. I've...

We are going with the Grandeur, Penny. I've fallen in love with the Vision class. I'm not yet attracted to the "monster" classes, altough it's not the ship itself but the crew which decides if the...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Line 08-09-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By Svein
Captain Trygve Vorren RIP

Last week I learned that a well known and respected Captain of NCL for more than 25 years - Capt Trygve Vorren - had passed away at the age of 59.

Although I never worked with him myself, his name...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-08-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Svein
Well, Dave, I'm hooked all right. It's hard to...

Well, Dave, I'm hooked all right. It's hard to put a finger on exactly what does it for me. I don't like bingo, I'm not onboard to learn how to dance salsa. I think it must be the fact that you have...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-05-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Svein
Well, already booked!! :) 22th of july next...

Well, already booked!! :)
22th of july next year we'll be setting sail from Palma on a 7 night med cruise - with a balcony stateroom of course :)
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-04-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Svein
Yes, RCCL have a great programme, quite similar...

Yes, RCCL have a great programme, quite similar to NCL's. (Our son found it a bit boring though. )
My concern is not the organized programs onboard, rather than the atmosphere onboard among other...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 08-04-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Svein
Grandeur out from Palma

As some of you may have seen, my family and I had a blast onboard the Vision in July, and is already thinking of booking a week on the Grandeur in the Med next summer.

The week on the Vision was...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 07-25-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,390
Posted By Svein
Dave, We trusted your advice not to, and it...

Dave,

We trusted your advice not to, and it was an excellent one :)
We were very lucky with our table mates who had a lot more knowlege about wine than us (who are likely to buy a bottle if the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 07-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,390
Posted By Svein
Prior to our recent Baltic cruise on the Vision a...

Prior to our recent Baltic cruise on the Vision a couple of weeks ago, we were aware of the strict policy. Both me and my wife love a good bootle of red wine, but are no beer drinkers, and really...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 07-18-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By Svein
I thought I would, Sandy, but I was too busy...

I thought I would, Sandy, but I was too busy enjoying the things I was not allowed to when I was an officer:

- Using the pools and jacuzzies
- Having a drink at lido deck
- Using the guest...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 07-18-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By Svein
You're right, Penny, RCCL does have what they...

You're right, Penny, RCCL does have what they call "My time dining", but we didn't go for it. 1st seating at 6 pm suited us fine since anything later probably would be too late for our little one.
...
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