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  4. Welcome, OgertFamily!  See you around!

  5. Hey OgertFamily, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
  6. We did enjoy the Rooftop Garden Grill and did not feel the cost was outrageous and we got a discount on La Petite Chef due to them cancelling another choice, but felt the experience and food was worth the full cost. We were perfectly happy with the various MDRs, though.
  7. $65.00 pp is ridiculous. I wonder where the ceiling is for speciality restaurants? They sure have risen over the years.
  8. jacketwatch

    A new booking! Cruise no. 17

    BTW kudos to RCI. After they resolved a huge annoyance I had the guy who fixed it promised a gratuity of some sort when we sailed again and it was delivered. Thanks for the extra $100.00 OBC. Most generous. Actually what I have discovered is that CS from RCI when you call their 800 number is abysmal. C and A is better but upper management, assuming you are persistent enough to contact them really delivers. They know the value of pound wise and penny foolish. For me the experience with the first contact personnel was terrible. It was “no” vs, a “yes” culture.
  9. How awful. I hope no one is too badly hurt but more the emotional damage is the bigger issue. I imagine Viking will have to open up the checkbook.
  10. Well we can rest easy. I don’t think he will have to sell that red Camaro. 😂. BTW we tried Delmonicos by Emeril in NOLA and it was wonderful.
  11. Yes we went to Johnny Garlic's in Santa Rosa, California - the food was awful. I really enjoy Guy Fieri's shows on TV, he's such a "big" personality, but don't think much of his personal menus and cooking.
  12. A cruise ship with 1,300 passengers on board has sent out a mayday call after suffering engine failure in heavy winds near Norway. The ship, named Viking Sky, was drifting towards land when it broadcast the distress signal. Helicopters have been evacuating people from the vessel amid high waves and strong winds. It was later able to restart one engine, was anchored just over a mile from land and is no longer adrift. A cargo ship which came to help rescue Viking Sky's passengers has also issued a mayday call due to engine failure, it has been reported. Up to 90 passengers have been hoisted up one by one from the deck of the vessel and airlifted to a village located just north of the town of Molde on Norway's west coast. One woman messaged family to let them know she had to be stretchered off the ship after heavy waves battered the ship and left her 'submerged under water'. The passenger said: 'A wave smashed a door open right behind us and we were submerged under water. 'We thought that was it and my knee has been damaged. 'I've been stretchered off which was just as scary.' Tom Decker, who has been in contact with his wife, tweeted this morning that rescue efforts had been halted 'because of high winds and 30 foot high waves'. A couple, believed to have been on Viking Sky, were pictured earlier 'happy and safe in a hotel room' after they were rescued. Rough seas have forced two rescue ships to turn back as even tugboats are not sure they will be able to reach the stricken cruise liner. A cargo ship, the Hagland Captain, suffered an engine failure when it headed out to rescue the ship and has sent out a mayday call. Helicopters will also be attempting to rescue its nine crew members, it has been reported. The stretch, named Hustadvika, is known as one of the most dangerous sections of the Norwegian coast with many shipwrecks in the region. A spokesperson said: 'If we need to evacuate everyone, it will take a long time.' The ship, built in 2017, belongs to Viking Ocean Cruises founded by Norwegian billionaire Torstein Hagen. According to the company website, its passenger capacity is 930. Several boats and four helicopters took part in the rescue and facilities to receive passengers have been set up on land. But only 10 to 15 people can be taken per flight on emergency helicopters sent to airlift passengers to safety. It is thought there are currently still more than 885 passengers on board. Wind was blowing at a speed of 38 knots, police told Norwegian newspaper VG. All search and rescue teams in the region are mobilising, including 60 volunteers from the Norwegian Red Cross, a spokesman said. Viking's operational headquarters, located in Basel, Switzerland, did not respond when contacted by telephone. By EMER SCULLY and LUKE ANDREWS and JACK NEWMAN FOR MAILONLINE Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  13. A cruise ship with 1,300 passengers on board has sent out a mayday call after suffering engine failure in heavy winds near Norway. The ship, named Viking Sky, was drifting towards land when it broadcast the distress signal. Helicopters have been evacuating people from the vessel amid high waves and strong winds. It was later able to restart one engine, was anchored just over a mile from land and is no longer adrift. A cargo ship which came to help rescue Viking Sky's passengers has also issued a mayday call due to engine failure, it has been reported. Up to 90 passengers have been hoisted up one by one from the deck of the vessel and airlifted to a village located just north of the town of Molde on Norway's west coast. One woman messaged family to let them know she had to be stretchered off the ship after heavy waves battered the ship and left her 'submerged under water'. The passenger said: 'A wave smashed a door open right behind us and we were submerged under water. 'We thought that was it and my knee has been damaged. 'I've been stretchered off which was just as scary.' Tom Decker, who has been in contact with his wife, tweeted this morning that rescue efforts had been halted 'because of high winds and 30 foot high waves'. A couple, believed to have been on Viking Sky, were pictured earlier 'happy and safe in a hotel room' after they were rescued. Rough seas have forced two rescue ships to turn back as even tugboats are not sure they will be able to reach the stricken cruise liner. A cargo ship, the Hagland Captain, suffered an engine failure when it headed out to rescue the ship and has sent out a mayday call. Helicopters will also be attempting to rescue its nine crew members, it has been reported. The stretch, named Hustadvika, is known as one of the most dangerous sections of the Norwegian coast with many shipwrecks in the region. A spokesperson said: 'If we need to evacuate everyone, it will take a long time.' The ship, built in 2017, belongs to Viking Ocean Cruises founded by Norwegian billionaire Torstein Hagen. According to the company website, its passenger capacity is 930. Several boats and four helicopters took part in the rescue and facilities to receive passengers have been set up on land. But only 10 to 15 people can be taken per flight on emergency helicopters sent to airlift passengers to safety. It is thought there are currently still more than 885 passengers on board. Wind was blowing at a speed of 38 knots, police told Norwegian newspaper VG. All search and rescue teams in the region are mobilising, including 60 volunteers from the Norwegian Red Cross, a spokesman said. Viking's operational headquarters, located in Basel, Switzerland, did not respond when contacted by telephone. By EMER SCULLY and LUKE ANDREWS and JACK NEWMAN FOR MAILONLINE Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  14. Have you tried any of Guys places, even on land? Wondering how they are.
  15. zebra

    DAILY DOCK FOR MARCH 2019

    Miranda, so glad to see you are back and had a wonderful cruise. I do have one question - were most of the passengers from Asia? Just trying to get a feel for whether the cruise is more geared towards that culture or not. Thanks. I am with you with regards to the Princess ships .... I also love them and their feeling of more "space". Hope to meet you one day too!!!! Well I woke up one morning about 2 weeks ago and my right ear felt completely "stopped up" and deaf. Went to the Dr who said it sounded like congestion. Well I've been on the meds for 2 weeks and no change! I am still deaf in that ear. I need to see and ENT but still have 3 weeks of tax season working 6 days a week before I can take time off to see the Dr again. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
  16. Right now, I'm only seeing Emeril's listed for Mardi Gras, which will also have Guy's Burger Joint and Guy's Pig and Anchor. Guy's Burgers and Guy's P&A is also on Horizon and will be on the new Panorama.
  17. Miranda

    DAILY DOCK FOR MARCH 2019

    SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD Good morning my fellow Crazies, Yes she's back again 🤪. Beware! I had a great time in Asia. It was absolutely hot in Singapore and Thailand and Saigon. Danang, Hanoi and Hong Kong were cooler. But it was great to have experienced it. Saw a lot of beautiful things, met a lot of nice people again and had a great time. However I have to admit, Princess ships do more for me somehow. I did miss an atrium and more public spaces. As the Millennium added more cabins, it lost public space because of it. The Edge will probably give a different feel. So still hoping to try that one in the near future. I told a lot of people about this site and our group cruise. Some people called me 'Crazie' already and are going to check this site out. Who knows? Andi, so good to see you had a great time on the Edge. I have to read your review and I will. And you're gone again. Wow. Enjoy! Jan, glad to see you're doing fine again. Keep up the good work. So looking forward to our next cruise again. Jackie, hope you're doing fine and hope to meet you too one day. Ray, what is 'too nosy' about being concerned about and interested in a friend? I think that is very considerate. Hope you guys are doing fine and hope to see you next year. Well gotta go again, wishing all of you a happy weekend Miranda
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  19. I thought the pricing on the specialty restaurants on Celebrity Edge were the most expensive of any I have seen. $65 pp at the steak one, similarly at the French one. We had Karen's birthday dinner at the Raw on 5 and it came to $115 for two. Thank goodness I still had adequate onboard credit available. Dinner in the four main dining rooms was good. They had entrees from the other dining room available, e.g. we were in Tuscany and one night we had appetizers and an entree from Cyprus available, and another night from Normandy. I thought dining room service was excellent from the waiter, asst waiter, and sommolier.
  20. COLEJAM

    ROLL CALL

    Hi there F was supposed to say Fantastic!..... still learning lol
  21. I recently booked biz saver award tickets ORD-DEL for two. I noticed that I could only get one seat on some some carriers, LOT and ANA for example but two seats were not available. Does this mean there is only one per member or just one period?
  22. Will this ship have both Emerils and Fieris?
  23. Jan115

    ROLL CALL

    "F"? A new brand of ship? Can you expand on this a little? 😀
  24. Code sharing and multiple airlines complicate everything, don’t they. 😏 Not sure why seat assignments can’t me modified directly with the airline, but maybe it’s due to the type of ticket or just seat assignment policies with AC.
  25. I tried seat selection online per AC as you suggested. So the seats are indeed assigned but it says modifications can't be made online. I am not sure what that means but thee is no where I can see to change the seat selection, not that I want to anyway.
  26. If there is a next time I will try that. Navigating the Air China website is difficult to say the least. I hope if there is any reason to call them I can get through.
  27. Larry, couldn’t you have gotten the Airline Ref. numbers from both Air Canada and Air China and gone on line for both and picked your seats? Usually works that way for me.
  28. These days you can be on hold for inordinate amounts of time with airlines. We booked a flight early next year through the UA website with legs on Air China and Air Canada so seats for these cant be assigned through United. I was on hold twice with Air Canada each time literally nearly an hour but finally got through. Air China was another crazy hold time too. I was on hold three separate occasions for 40 minutes before I gave up. Then I thought to look at contact numbers per the Air China website and it showed several offices in the US. I called the one in Honolulu and spoke to a live person after 4 rings. This is promising I thought. Next thing you know BINGO! Got the seats. So if there is a clogged artery try going around it. Maybe I learned a trick or two during my 24 years of taking care of patients post coronary bypass surgery. 😎 BTW my emails to Air China unanswered for 4 days. 😡
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