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    zebra got a reaction from cruisingcats in DAILY DOCK for November, 2019   
    Ray - wonderful news of Yuki ..... you are not kidding life moves so fast and moving items from the bucket list to the calendar sometimes seems almost impossible.
    Hi to everyone so good to hear all about your lives - so many interesting things happening in everyones lives.  Ours isn't too exciting at the moment, it's the lull before the storm as work starts in 2 months.  Oh yes we did book a last minute 7 day Caribbean cruise in 4 weeks time.  A quick getaway before I am tied down to H & R Block for 3 and a half months again.
    Enjoy what's left of the weekend everyone!
     
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    zebra got a reaction from Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR APRIL 2019   
    Jan - Bon Voyage!  Have a wonderful week away on the Breakaway.
    Only 3 more work days ..... woohoo, not enjoying working 7 days a week though.
     
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    zebra got a reaction from Shari2 in DAILY DOCK FOR APRIL 2019   
    Shari .... Shari!  What a miracle to see you back on here sweet friend. Please just know that we are all praying and rooting for you every step of the way.  Thank you Lord for answering our prayers.
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    zebra got a reaction from KeithnRita in DAILY DOCK FOR APRIL 2019   
    K & R, it's always awesome to hear from you guys.  Please stop by more often ......
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    zebra reacted to Shari2 in DAILY DOCK FOR APRIL 2019   
    Hi! I want to thank you for the cards.
    I can`t talk.
    Just want to tell you I,m alright . Just want to I`m staying with husband who has been wonderful through this whole thing.
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    zebra got a reaction from Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR MARCH 2019   
    Jan - that's awesome that you guys could do what you enjoyed and still have a great cruise and make the best of it, despite the kids.  We are a little different in that we do not want to spend time in our cabin, balcony or not (actually some days we don't even see the cabin until late afternoon when we are getting ready for the evening).  Don't forget we live in sunny hot Florida so the balcony is certainly not a huge attraction for us.  We also are not interested in room service - we like to experience most of the different restaurant offerings onboard during the duration of our cruise.  So consequently being out and about on the ship all day we have a good chance of being in contact with the kids.  One thing we absolutely have in common though, is going to "off the beaten path" places while in port ..... that is what we always do ..... escape the crowds and touristy areas.   Aaaah, talking about off the beaten path places brings many of them around the world to memory and makes me want to get out on the ocean again!!!!
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    zebra reacted to Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR MARCH 2019   
    I totally understand, Jackie. I blame my husband for his retirement job that revolves around the school calendar. Not what I envisioned when he left his job, but it is what it is. Don’t be surprised if you find me on one of your cruises going solo.?
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    zebra reacted to AndiD in DAILY DOCK FOR MARCH 2019   
    I have not heard anything, nor have I seen anything posted by her family on FB....Ray might be our best bet....?
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    zebra got a reaction from AndiD in The Celebrity Edge   
    It sounds awesome ... I'm taking notes!!
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    zebra got a reaction from jacketwatch in A new booking! Cruise no. 17   
    Sounds like a great itinerary Larry.  We are always looking for new places to visit.  You will love the Jewel, we have sailed on her many times and are huge fans of the Radiance class ships, they're just the perfect size!
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    zebra reacted to AndiD in Bon Voyage, Andi and Ed!   
    Thanks, Jackie!  Look for the YUUUUGE pictures (since I can't figure out how to post them in a different size...)  ?
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    zebra got a reaction from cruisinkim in cruisinkim, Welcome to CruiseCrazies!   
    Welcome to Cruise Crazies  -  you have found the most friendly cruise forum on the internet. We too are big Princess fans ...... welcome again.
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    zebra got a reaction from Jan115 in Two secret code words that cruise ship employees routinely use   
    John you are so right with regard to tipping.  Aussies DO NOT tip. We asked our server in Sydney if he didnt mind telling us how much a server typically earns per hour and he told us AUS$27 per hour and that was a couple of years ago. They get a decent wage and don't need to rely on tips.  South Africa pays a little less per hour but tipping is at your discretion and never above 10%, also when you are seated for dinner it is expected that you will be at your table for at least 2 hours id not more to enjoy the dining experience..... it's seems like it's only North America that has the "quick in and out" mentality at restaurants, with low hourly rates for servers, therefore servers expect high tips and turn over tables as fast as possible to make a livable income.  With all our world travel we always make sure that we are tipping according to the culture that we are visiting.
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    zebra got a reaction from JohnG in Two secret code words that cruise ship employees routinely use   
    John you are so right with regard to tipping.  Aussies DO NOT tip. We asked our server in Sydney if he didnt mind telling us how much a server typically earns per hour and he told us AUS$27 per hour and that was a couple of years ago. They get a decent wage and don't need to rely on tips.  South Africa pays a little less per hour but tipping is at your discretion and never above 10%, also when you are seated for dinner it is expected that you will be at your table for at least 2 hours id not more to enjoy the dining experience..... it's seems like it's only North America that has the "quick in and out" mentality at restaurants, with low hourly rates for servers, therefore servers expect high tips and turn over tables as fast as possible to make a livable income.  With all our world travel we always make sure that we are tipping according to the culture that we are visiting.
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    zebra got a reaction from cruisinkim in Four New Cruise Terminals Underway in the U.S.   
    Andi - Oh this it TOTALLY my kind of port!!!  The REAL Alaska ...... aaaah you have me drooling at fresh Halibut. Thanks for sharing those details, you brought all those wonderful animals and wilderness memories we have from when we stayed in Alaska for 6 months.  My absolute favorite State .........
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    zebra got a reaction from AndiD in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    Jan - Happy Birthday hope it was a very special one. Many thanks for your condolences, I appreciate it.
    Andi -  Thank you for your very kind words.  I guess people who are animal/pet lovers really understand the grief of losing a beloved pet. Especially one's pet when your kids have left home, they seem to take on even more significance and fill that gap in our lives ..... Gucci was very special to us, so loving, so faithful, so sweet and truly was like a child to us. Our lives have changed and we are now feeling so lost and sad without her.
    Oh how I miss chatting with Shari here and am hoping and praying that her rehab is going to work wonders.
    Sorry I am still not too chatty at the moment ........
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    zebra reacted to Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    So, so sorry to hear that, Jackie. Losing a beloved pet is heartbreaking. RIP Gucci. ❤️
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    zebra reacted to motherboarder in CCL Legend NYC-London 16 days Jun3-19, 2020   
    hear! hear!! I have experienced that a time or ……… hahah!
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    zebra reacted to Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    Ray - if Ephesus wasn't so oppressively HOT when we went, I would have enjoyed it much more. It was also BTKR (before my total knee replacement), and I was not walking all that great. I definitely need a re-do! Jackie and Andi are our resident Alaska experts and offer some great advice. I have only been twice on the round-trip routes - once from San Francisco on Princess - and once from Seattle on Norwegian. I loved both. Norwegian did a surprisingly fabulous job, and the ship was relatively small but beautiful - the Norwegian Pearl - and I do prefer the smaller ship for Alaska. 
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    zebra got a reaction from AndiD in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    Andi - of ALL the destinations we have cruised to and there have been many which we have loved, but toally agree with you Alaska still reigns supreme as our favorite destination too!!
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    zebra got a reaction from AndiD in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    Happy New Year to all my Crazie friends - may 2019 be an awesome year for you all, filled with love and travel!!!!!
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    zebra reacted to Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    Wishing all my CruiseCrazies friends a new year full of good health, happiness and fabulous new cruise adventures in 2019!
     

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    zebra got a reaction from Jan115 in DAILY DOCK FOR JANUARY 2019   
    Happy New Year to all my Crazie friends - may 2019 be an awesome year for you all, filled with love and travel!!!!!
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    zebra got a reaction from Jason in The Man Who Has Lived On A Cruise Ship For 13 Years   
    Heartwarming, awesome article!! 
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    zebra got a reaction from Jason in Member of the Month: December 2018 - Jan115   
    Congrats Jan ..... way to go!!!!!
     
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