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    I just wanted to let members know that my wife and I attended MaryLou (cruisetarp) funeral on Friday. I always hate to say this, but in this case I must tell all of you she looked so peaceful and nice. I found out from Jim she actually passed in her sleep which makes us all feel a little bit better. Jim and his family need all our continued prayers at this time. I must share one thing that brought tears to my eyes - viewing her I noticed something in the corner of the casket. Her sea pass card was tucked in the fold of material on the lid of the coffin - that was just something that got to me as we sailed with MaryLou and Jim many times. She passed away at her "happy place." You all know cruising was her first love, and Bermuda was her favorite island.
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    We were on the NCL Dawn out of New Orleans and visited the port and new covered dock on Jan, 02, 2017. We were very impressed with this private port of call. Had a great beach, pool, zip lines, bars, restaurants, etc. A host of activities are available. We were told the port will eventually be used by other cruise lines.
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    A vacationing Long Island man may no longer be footloose and fancy-free after burning his feet on the scorching deck of a cruise ship, a new $6 million lawsuit claims. Three years later, Jeffrey Mizel is still suffering — and even had to have his big toe amputated — because of the burns he sustained aboard the Celebrity Silhouette, he charges in a Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit he filed against the cruise line. Mizel, 66, and his wife, Elizabeth, were on a European cruise with friends in July 2014 when the ship docked in Greece. “It was very hot, so I went off the ship and went right back on again,” he recalled. “I decided, ‘I’m going swimming.’ ” Mizel, who suffers from neuropathy-induced nerve damage in his feet, used a golf cart to get around the ship and parked it near the pool, walking the 10 or 12 feet to the water. At first, he didn’t realize anything was wrong. “Then my wife and our friend came, and they came in the pool with me and said, ‘Man, wasn’t that hot?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know,” and I looked at my feet . . . From toe to heel, the skin was just hanging off.” Because of his medical condition, “he had no idea” how hot the deck was, said Mizel’s lawyer, Michael Goldman. Mizel, a father of two and grandfather of four who works for an LED light manufacturer, was quickly taken to the ship’s doctor. The injuries were so bad, the cruise line offered to fly him to shore, he said, but he stuck it out to avoid ruining the trip for his wife and pals. Since then Mizel has struggled with infections and hospitalizations that eventually resulted in the loss of his toe. At one point, doctors even considered amputating part of his lower leg, he said. Though he still works, Mizel was forced to take on a business partner to share the load and has to use crutches. He says Celebrity Cruises should have at least warned passengers about the super-heated deck. “There was no way to think it would be that hot,” he said. “As a matter of fact I took off a pair of shoes and left them in the cart to go to the pool. If they had just given a hint that it was that hot…” Celebrity X Cruises declined to comment. By Kathianne Boniello, New York Post 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
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    Being a cruise industry professional and a former Employee of Celebrity, I do know that they have signs and state in safety videos, etc that shoes should be worn on the deck because the non-slip material used on the ships gets extremely hot. This material used is also required by law for the cruise lines. I am no attorney, but I think this case might not go too far!
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    New Cruise Ships

    Speaking of New Cruise Ships I will be representing Cruise Ship Crayz TM at the Carnival Horizon naming ceremony next week in New York City !! One of my major goals has been achieved! Not to worry I will be live at this event all day!
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    Falina, thanks for the prayers. I can just here the excitement undertones about your retirement, it won't be long and it will be here. Do you have any retirement plans??
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    Jackie, I will definitely keep Yvonne in my prayers, and with your permission I will pass her along to our church prayer group and our congregational prayer list as well.
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    Hmmm - July in Greece. Yeah the deck is going to be steamy. OK, am I the only one who thinks that these lawsuits have gotten out of hand? I'll throw him a bone, though. Maybe it was his first cruise and didn't know how hot pool decks can actually get. Either way, I would think that someone who can't feel anything on the bottom of his feet would keep his feet protected no matter what the case. He says he didn't want to go to the hospital so he wouldn't ruin the vacation for his family. If that were my husband with roasted skin dangling off his feet, I would have insisted they get him off the ship ASAP!
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