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From: Joseph Coulter on 3 Sep 2009 20:44
On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:49:02 -0700, "Nonny" <somebody(a)cox.net> wrote:
>"George Leppla" <george(a)cruisemaster.com> wrote in message
>> We have been invited to be on the Oasis on November 20-22 for
>> one of the intro cruises to nowhere. I hardly ever do any of
>> these two-nighters because getting to the ship is too expensive
>> and a PITA for just a two night cruise, but if things work out,
>> we are planning on making this one.
>On these familiarization cruises, particularly for a new class of
>ship, do you feel the TA's have a better passenger experience or a
>more difficult one than a regular customer would have 6 months
>later? For instance, I could argue that the line would have more
>staff present, serve better food and pay more attention to detail
>than after the ship is broken in. OTOH, I can also see these
>cruises like you and Becca are going on to be fraught with the
>"devil in the details," where the shipboard personnel are learning
>What's been your experience and what's the experience of the other
I would agree with George that the service is usually first rate, but
the bar service can be dodgy due to heavy demand.
I do recall being on the Oostersdam inaugural and seeing Louis the XII
on the bar menu I asked and the bar tender grinned and said , you can
have Louis 7th they took my XIII away. We did find XO in the Pinnacle
Grill and the barthender poured a very closely guarded shot. After he
left the relief guy took the bottle and hit us with a free flow shot.
(Guess who was responsbilefor that bar's inventory!)
But really as far as crew goes the rest of the fllet usualy suffers
the loss rather than the new ship struggle. that said there is
sometimes confusion over where things are on the new ship as the crew
on the inaugurals is learnging to work together under hgih stress.
Joseph Coulter Cruises and Vacations
From: Kurt Ullman on 4 Sep 2009 07:16
In article <sEXnm.195446$vp.117472(a)newsfe12.iad>,
"Nonny" <somebody(a)cox.net> wrote:
> I'd never heard that, Kurt. Is it a current requirement, or one
> from the past? In the days of the big piston-engine planes, I
> recall seeing old photos and movies about passageways into the
> wing and nacelle for just that purpose. Nowadays, I doubt if a
> mechanic could even gain access to the luggage compartment.
We were flying ATA to Las Vegas when they were still in business and
were receiving their new jets. Had to be late 90s. Got talking to the
guy in the seat next to me and he mentioned he was a mechanic for the
Airline deadheading because the FAA required it.
Just one the many weird things about the FAA I ran across over the
years. And don't EVEN get me started on the medical kit requirements
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought
of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
From: Violet Gail Eldridge on 4 Sep 2009 15:42
On Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:37:47 -0400, Sue Mullen wrote:
> D Ball wrote:
>>> So, Diana, how about booking the MOAGC and cruise with us?
>> I would love that! I will still have that one darling and super-
>> responsible kid at home, though...if I succumb to the temptation to
>> ditch him for a week, no telling what temptation he might succumb to,
>> LOL. Maybe I'll just ditch him and the old man. ;)
> We once left our teenage son home alone for a weekend and never did that
> again, so I understand.lol
Truly only an idiot would do that in the first place! nolol
From: Sue Mullen on 9 Sep 2009 08:33
On Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:42:03 -0400, Violet Gail Eldridge wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:37:47 -0400, Sue Mullen wrote:
>> D Ball wrote:
>>>> So, Diana, how about booking the MOAGC and cruise with us?
>>> I would love that! I will still have that one darling and super-
>>> responsible kid at home, though...if I succumb to the temptation to
>>> ditch him for a week, no telling what temptation he might succumb to,
>>> LOL. Maybe I'll just ditch him and the old man. ;)
>> We once left our teenage son home alone for a weekend and never did that
>> again, so I understand.lol
> Truly only an idiot would do that in the first place! nolol
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From: Susette on 10 Sep 2009 12:20
On Sep 3, 3:44ï¿½pm, Joseph Coulter <n...(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 07:13:35 -0700 (PDT), Susette
> <cruiseoutl...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> >On Sep 2, 10:35?pm, Joseph Coulter <n...(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
> >> 27NOV09 Oasis of the Seas, I ?get to see just how big she is. I admit
> >> to being aprehensive, but I was on Freedom and it seems to be doing
> >> well. This one probably will to, can't wait to see her, but what
> >> choice do I have?
> >> Joseph Coulter
> >> Joseph Coulter Cruises and Vacationswww.josephcoulter.com
> >I will be on her the same date!
> >Cruise Outlets and travel
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> I will have to "buy" you a drink. :-)
> Joseph Coulter
> Joseph Coulter Cruises and Vacationswww.josephcoulter.com
And I will need to reciprocate! hahahaha
We will need to meet up somewhere!
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