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About jacketwatch

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  • Birthday October 20

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  • First Name
  • Gender
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  • Country
    United States


  • First Cruise Ship
    Splendor of the Seas
  • First Cruise Year
  • Cruises Sailed
  • Days Cruised
  • Favorite Cruise Line
  • Favorite Cruise Ship
    Oasis of the Seas
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Meeting people
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Caribbean - Southern
  • Favorite Port of Call
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Walking & sightseeing
  • Places I've Cruised To
    Western Med. x 2
    So. Caribbean X 2.
    Baltic capitals
    Panama Canal
    SE Asia
    Western Caribbean
    Holy Land
  • Last Ship Sailed
    Sapphire Princess
  • Last Cruise Date
    Feb. 2016
  • Next Cruise Ship
    Ovation of the Seas
  • Next Cruise Date
    Dec. 7 2017.


  • Hobbies & Interests
    Besides vacations and cruising I like to play golf and dabble in cooking. I am a huge watch freak and have over 50 in my collection. For whatever reason I also collect jackets too, thus my user name.
    I am a huge WW II hx. buff, esp. the Pacific theater.
  • Music
    Mostly old school rock and roll though my tastes are broader than that but no rap.
  • Movies
    Some of my favs are:
    The Ten Commandments.
    The Godfather.
    Anything about the Titanic I suck up like a sponge.
  • TV Shows
    History shows
    Travel shows.
    Law and Order.
  • Sports
    I like most anything but as for participation is golf.
  • Food
    My tastes are wide ranging and I always like to try anything ethnic. I love Indian food in particular.
  • Pets
  • Books
    I am not much of a book reader but love travel mags and suscribe to several. I have been reading "Samurai" by Saburu Sakai who was the leading Japanese air ace in WW II. Very interesting.
  • Quotes
    "I fear all we have done is to rouse a sleeping tiger and fill it with a terrible resolve."
    Adm. Yamamoto's statement after the Pearl Harbor raid. How true.
  • Occupation
    RN, now retired.

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  1. Jan we were in China in September and as for food it was either Chinese, I.e. no Italian, French, Greek, etc. or KFC which we say a lot of. Yep not much variety. However we also went to Kuala Lumpur and that was food paradise!
  2. Holy cow! Dont mean to be a Donny Downer but I am reminded of what an officer on the X Equinox said about such ships with huge passenger capacities. We attended a presentation about navigation and he said imagine a situation like what happened on the Concordia and think of what it takes to keep order among so many during such an emergency. Food for thought.
  3. What agency do you work for? just heard on GMA this morning that her hubby is not a suspect. So who did it and why?
  4. Such abusive relationships are hard for me to comprehend. I just the truth comes out and if punishment is due itโ€™s meted out and this guy never will have a chance to hurt anyone else again, p
  5. https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2018/11/articles/maritime-death/passenger-dies-fall-royal-princess/?fbclid=IwAR09J5WjpPqDUu7KqxmsWTuPSaJNyOqG-CnopWBzLEl-1USlMfLqMV-oVvw
  6. jacketwatch

    Hello from Beijing ๐Ÿ‘

    KL is way beyond our expectations. I was given the impression it was smallish and boring. What were they smoking??? Itโ€™s big, beautiful, modern and has great food at very low prices. The hotels and architecture are amazing too. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  7. jacketwatch

    Hello from Beijing ๐Ÿ‘

    Good morning from Kuala Lumpur
  8. jacketwatch

    Hello from Beijing ๐Ÿ‘

    iUs in a rickshaw and some โ€œinteresting โ€œ menu items ๐Ÿ˜‚. I asked for a fusion of bacteria lips in horse glue church burned beef but lost in translation ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  9. jacketwatch

    Just too cool!

    Beats rap ๐Ÿ˜‚