From: Ray Goldenberg on 4 Feb 2010 11:46
On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:10:04 -0600, Stu <info(a)foodforyou.ca> wrote:
>I've been thinking as to when she told me, and we went on Valor Feb.
>2007, she told me in the fall. So it wasn't 14 months as I originally
>thought, but almost 27 months ago. Why did you state she was wrong
>when the evidence clearly shows otherwise?
You asked this question in 2010:
> Is there any truth in the story going around that Carnival is going to
> be changing Princess now that they own them?
Then you state:
> I was told about it approx. 14 months
> ago, seems it had been in the works for awhile.
I believe Kurt is correct, your Canadian calendar is "different" than
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From: Stu on 4 Feb 2010 14:00
On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:46:09 -0800, Ray Goldenberg
>On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:10:04 -0600, Stu <info(a)foodforyou.ca> wrote:
>>I've been thinking as to when she told me, and we went on Valor Feb.
>>2007, she told me in the fall. So it wasn't 14 months as I originally
>>thought, but almost 27 months ago. Why did you state she was wrong
>>when the evidence clearly shows otherwise?
>You asked this question in 2010:
Actually it was today
>> Is there any truth in the story going around that Carnival is going to
>> be changing Princess now that they own them?
>Then you state:
>> I was told about it approx. 14 months
>> ago, seems it had been in the works for awhile.
>I believe Kurt is correct, your Canadian calendar is "different" than
I asked Kath, she has a better memory than me.
Lucy mention the sale Sept.2007
Oct.07- Jan.2010=28 months.. I stand corrected
From: Surfer E2468 on 4 Feb 2010 17:41
Yes,there is truth in the fact that princess is changing now that
carnival has them,have noticed a marked difference in our last cruise in
november on princess,not the same quality as it once was.
From: Becca on 5 Feb 2010 12:13
> I also have been on one Carnival cruise. I did not like the smokey
> ship, the decor, the pool deck and I despised the singing waiters.
> Ditto that stupid booth in the dining room. On the other hand the food
> was great. Also the ship was not dirty.
> But I do see a reason to go on Carnival. Our Viking group is doing the
> Valor this year. While I don't care for Carnival and would not normally
> book it there are things more important than not liking a cruise line.
Carnival is not my favorite cruise line, I think Celebrity or Royal
Caribbean is, but each cruise line has their advantages. The singing
waiters gets old. Since the new cruisers enjoy it, I try to tolerate
it, but I do not like my ice cream melting while they sing "O Sole
Mio". On Carnival, the only areas that were smoky to me, was the
casino, so I don't go there. Some of the lounges get smoky, but they do
have non-smoking lounges. As the years go by, the smoking areas on
cruise ships get fewer and fewer. Remember when you could smoke in the
buffet or the restaurant on a cruise ship?
When you are traveling with friends and family, the ship becomes less
important. The joy is seeing each other, having fun, talking about old
times and making new memories. This is what makes the Viking group so
much fun, regardless of the ship.
I will be cruising on the Triumph out of New Orleans in May, during
Mother's Day week. It is all about seeing everybody, meeting for
dinner, having fun on Bourbon Street, having a good time on the cruise.
I will go diving in Roatan and anybody who wants to join me, can. You
could go snorkeling if you don't want to go diving. This should be a
From: Becca on 5 Feb 2010 12:25
> Well since you asked Ray, I live in a large block with a great deal of
> seniors. About 90% cruise, they mostly use Cunard, Holland, Oceania ,
> Norwegian, and quite a few take Princess because they cater to the
> older population. I'm apprised weekly of how great they treat seniors,
> I mention Carnival and they say it's for family's with kids. Like you
> said, it's our preference after all we pay the bill.
The average age on Princess is probably younger than you think. IMO,
the cruise line for people with children of all ages is Royal
Caribbean. They have more activities for young folks.