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Forum: Lido Deck 01-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,528
Posted By ChucksOK
In one of my prior lives, I owned a restaurant...

In one of my prior lives, I owned a restaurant (fool that I was). I too loved to cook, had just taken early retirement and decided "why not, how difficult can it be?". HAH!

Anyway, I had a knife...
Forum: Holland America Line 12-31-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By ChucksOK
Actually, I purchased a case in Santiago and took...

Actually, I purchased a case in Santiago and took it aboard the Rotterdam for a cruise around Cape Horn last year without a problem.
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 12-27-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By ChucksOK
What you and the B&J guy should have done was for...

What you and the B&J guy should have done was for each of you to get on either side of the stool, pick it up and carry her and the stool back to the counter!
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 12-27-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By ChucksOK
There is a company called MedjetAssist that...

There is a company called MedjetAssist that offers world-wide jet evac. They offer annual memberships (individual $225, family $350).
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 12-27-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By ChucksOK
Bless her heart. My mom will be 106 in June; she...

Bless her heart. My mom will be 106 in June; she isn't able to travel.

Sonny </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Sonny and Rick,
You are both so very fortunate to have your moms still with you. God bless...
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 12-26-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By ChucksOK
I didn't mean to quote myself - I just wanted to...

I didn't mean to quote myself - I just wanted to update my post by adding the name of the restaurant at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess.
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 12-26-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By ChucksOK
Too often, when people ask for "local" they don't...

Too often, when people ask for "local" they don't really mean "local". I have stayed at the Acapulco Princess Hotel and there are two delightful restaurants on the property. The cab ride is fun...
Forum: Holland America Line 12-21-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,640
Posted By ChucksOK
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by letitgo:
Thank you for the welcome. What a terrific,...
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 12-21-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By ChucksOK
"...tourist information on California"? ...

"...tourist information on California"?

Why not ask: How long is a piece of string?
Forum: Holland America Line 12-21-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By ChucksOK
Let me begin by saying I have over 165 cruise...

Let me begin by saying I have over 165 cruise days as of last week with HAL so I might be considered biased. I'm not. However, I would define myself as a "foodie" and the food can be inconsistent. ...
Forum: All Other Cruise Lines 12-20-2007, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By ChucksOK
Mo, My partner's niece has sailed a couple of...

Mo,
My partner's niece has sailed a couple of times on the Silver Wind and she has had great experiences, however, she is mid-forties and was "hit-on" a few times which she did not appreciate; but...
Forum: Lido Deck 12-20-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By ChucksOK
JimC Was Las Vegas good to you or will you...

JimC
Was Las Vegas good to you or will you stick to the ship's casinos from now on. Interesting experience - I had a very hard time in the casino on the ship dealing with the smoke. I used to be a...
Forum: Holland America Line 12-20-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,640
Posted By ChucksOK
You can either order it before you leave via the...

You can either order it before you leave via the 800 number for "ships services" and it should be waiting in your stateroom OR you can order it from room service after you are aboard. Either way,...
Forum: Lido Deck 12-18-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By ChucksOK
Just returned from our 7-day Mexican Riviera...

Just returned from our 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise and had an interesting experience. We purchased a bottle of very expensive (impossible to get here) Aņejo tequila from a small boutique distiller....
Forum: Ports of Call Chat 12-18-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By ChucksOK
I did a cruise on the Seabourn Spirit from Mumbai...

I did a cruise on the Seabourn Spirit from Mumbai to Alexandria that made a two-night stop in Dubai. Incredible place - be sure you (at least) have a meal at the Bourj al Arab. I can never say...
Forum: Holland America Line 12-18-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By ChucksOK
We're back! The Oosterdam was very interesting. ...

We're back! The Oosterdam was very interesting. She is the largest HAL ship we have sailed on and she was at capacity.

With that said, we never felt crowded nor did we have to stand in any...
Forum: Lido Deck 12-07-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By ChucksOK
Interesting you would use the term southern. ...

Interesting you would use the term southern. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, when asked if I was a southerner my response was always a firm "No, I'm a Texan!" The only time we used...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 12-07-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,527
Posted By ChucksOK
Jack, As a "Brit" you should appreciate this: ...

Jack,
As a "Brit" you should appreciate this: Just paraphrase what Sir Winston Churchill said:

"...yes madam, I may be drunk but you're ugly. Tomorrow morning, I'll be sober and you'll still...
Forum: Holland America Line 12-06-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,880
Posted By ChucksOK
Neil, Well said. I'm a Copper Medallion...

Neil,
Well said. I'm a Copper Medallion cruiser with HAL and although one does see teens on HAL ships, the other lines you mentioned have larger ships with more "things" for teens to do; example,...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 12-06-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,230
Posted By ChucksOK
Sonny, With the configuration of the Navigator...

Sonny,
With the configuration of the Navigator (glass walls all around) you should have not trouble sunning yourself. The sun is not as hot as it is in the Caribbean (if that makes any sense) but...
Forum: Lido Deck 12-06-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By ChucksOK
Mike, Yes, a really good Tequila is like a...

Mike,
Yes, a really good Tequila is like a really good single malt scotch or fine brandy. It needs to be sipped and enjoyed neat, without adulteration.

On my intro to Pubs in the UK (a very long...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 12-06-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,230
Posted By ChucksOK
Pat, welcome aboard Cruise-Chat. I did a...

Pat, welcome aboard Cruise-Chat.

I did a crossing from Ft Lauderdale to Lisbon a few years ago and loved it. Mornings were cool but not cold, afternoons warm and sunny. The outdoor pool was...
Forum: Holland America Line 12-06-2007, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By ChucksOK
http://www.cruisereviews.com/forum/images/smilies/ic...

http://www.cruisereviews.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif WOO HOO

We were just notified last night that we had been upgraded to a Suite. We were just going to do a Deluxe Veranda this trip...
Forum: Lido Deck 12-06-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By ChucksOK
Tell me about it! I remember taking a long...

Tell me about it! I remember taking a long weekend and driving down to Charleston. The first drink we ordered came in minis - I thought we were on a plane again! My partner ordered a Long Island...
Forum: Lido Deck 12-05-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,772
Posted By ChucksOK
What liquor isn't expensive in Alabama? ...

What liquor isn't expensive in Alabama? http://www.cruisereviews.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_eek.gif One of my culture shocks when I moved here in 1984 was the price of alcoholic beverages. At...
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