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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: +8Rich] #745148
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Originally Posted by +8Rich
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It would be for me I have seen this monstrosity on a previous visit, each to his own as thankfully they wouldn't accept me on a financial count grin2


We all have different tastes. Many of the occupants could be equally mistified by your love of Morgans.

I don't imagine they compute anything below Ferrari level grin2


Like Lambo and Porker you mean? laugh2

In a way I can understand their liking for the ship. My wife doesnt understand but I just love being at sea and the longer the better. Hours spent on cruise ship decks just watching the waves, wind in the face. Sailed myself across Biscay once at night with just the company of the stars overhead, the phosphorescence on the breaking waves, wind in the sails, and the occasional dolphin breaking the surface to swim alongside. Magic!

Less appeal in the floating Ritz bit.

Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: howard] #745152
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Originally Posted by howard
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It would be for me I have seen this monstrosity on a previous visit, each to his own as thankfully they wouldn't accept me on a financial count grin2


We all have different tastes. Many of the occupants could be equally mistified by your love of Morgans.

I don't imagine they compute anything below Ferrari level grin2


Like Lambo and Porker you mean? laugh2

In a way I can understand their liking for the ship. My wife doesnt understand but I just love being at sea and the longer the better. Hours spent on cruise ship decks just watching the waves, wind in the face. Sailed myself across Biscay once at night with just the company of the stars overhead, the phosphorescence on the breaking waves, wind in the sails, and the occasional dolphin breaking the surface to swim alongside. Magic!

Less appeal in the floating Ritz bit.

Just that laugh2

I can totally understand that experience you related, as you say pure magic and lucky you have that under your belt thumbs

Yes we have an aversion to flunkies bowing and scraping around your table, we had quite enough of that living in RSA back in the early seventies when the perceived underclasses were forced into it.
So no Ritz treatment for us thank you, society should have moved on by now doh


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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: +8Rich] #745177
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Way I see it, in this world you either get flunked at or have to do the flunking. The former is better than the latter.

Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: howard] #745178
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Originally Posted by howard
Way I see it, in this world you either get flunked at or have to do the flunking. The former is better than the latter.

Yes, we are fortunate enough not to be the second and refuse the former out of choice, there is a middle highway.


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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: +8Rich] #745192
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We have just booked our first cruise, a trip through the Norwegian Fjords. Though not on this ship ! rofl
Funnily enough myself and a mate where talking about folks who constantly cruise but I didn't know about this permanent residence.
I dont know, traveling around the world in super luxury being waited on hand and foot. I can see the appeal, but maybe only for 2 or 3 years.

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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: +8Rich] #745198
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The Memsahib and I have been fortunate enough to have many a sea cruise but always on commercial ships. We have been on a bulk paper carrier from Harwich to Helsinki via the Keil Canal, we have been on the proverbial Banana Boat from Antwerp to the Carribean and done a complete circumnavigation on a container ship out of Tilbury via the Panama Canal and the Suez Canal. These voyages have left us with memories of people, places and things which without a doubt have enriched our lives and given us a very clear vision of our place in the world. I can also relate to Howards sailing experinces, there is little better than a sail boat and the wind to drive it .


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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: Bonesie] #745218
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Originally Posted by Bonesie
We have just booked our first cruise, a trip through the Norwegian Fjords


An excellent choice for a first cruise. The scenery you will sail through is spectacular. Even if you find that the cruise experience is not for you, you will still have an excellent holiday. If it turns out that you enjoy the cruise experience, then a double win.

The other good first cruise is Alaska.


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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: Bonesie] #745220
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Originally Posted by Bonesie
We have just booked our first cruise, a trip through the Norwegian Fjords. Though not on this ship ! rofl
Funnily enough myself and a mate where talking about folks who constantly cruise but I didn't know about this permanent residence.
I dont know, traveling around the world in super luxury being waited on hand and foot. I can see the appeal, but maybe only for 2 or 3 years.


What are your dates? Pam and I are on the 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise around Norway that departs Copenhagen on August 28th.


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Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: +8Rich] #745231
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I came out to Australia in 1973 as a 9 year old on the SS Fairstar. It was supposed to be its last ocean trip before being returning to the UK to be refurbished into a cruise ship. I was sea sick every day of the trip apart from the day we went over the equator and the Neptune festival was on, not sure if the boat went slower, the weather was calmer or I was just too busy laughing at the staff throwing cream pies at each other to get sick. I have never wanted to go on a boat ever again.

My wife wants to try a cruise sometime but I feel there are enough roads to enjoy driving cars on to without having to go on another boat. We have been on various boats such as Spirit of Tasmania, Great Barrier reef trips and Dover to Calais as part of a tour, each time she has been sick and can't wait to get off so not sure what she finds appealing about a cruise. We have agreed we will do a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest once/if we feel travel to the northern Hemisphere is safe again.

I agree the occupants would probably find our love of Morgan's a bit odd. But not because they are Lambo type owners but more because I expect someone who lives on a boat all their live would not be into cars at all, but maybe those into cars have a different exotic garaged in each port they visit?

Re: Worse than living in a high rise city ghetto ? [Re: +8Rich] #745232
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Yeah, I'm definitely in the 'not for me camp'. A colleague of mine cruises regularly (several a year) and she loves them, but from all the photos and posts, I'm yet to find anything vaguely appealing. Like Butlins on a boat.....

I also have crappy sealegs when it comes to big tubs - absolutely fine on a dinghy or rib, but anything bigger is a recipe for an emetic experience.....


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