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Celebrity Caribbean Cruise with NO Paid Excursions??

Celebrity Caribbean Cruise with NO Paid Excursions??

Feb 4th, 2015, 01:59 AM
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You completely Echo my experience. At first we had some sparring on the Asian forum.
Later we found out we would be on the same cruise, the X Constellation out of Istanbul in 2011. We met him and he and I talked liked old lost friends. It was special. Another Fodoride, Sassafras was on that cruise as well and we all had dinner one night together. We had a great evening that I will never forget.

Dogsler was really Nigel Triffett who was very well known in his art and co-produced enough plays to live on his royalties. He also produced the last act for the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Just google his name.

We here were all so saddened to hear of his passing. Too soon, too early.
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Feb 4th, 2015, 03:04 PM
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jacketwatch-- yes-- i followed his obit and such... no surprise that he led such an amazing life of art and travel. big surprise to see his sweet face in a picture... i really had pictured a grizzled and spent allen ginsberg !!

how wonderful that you got to break bread with him. i'm sure his stories were as delicious in person as they were on these pages. -k.
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Feb 4th, 2015, 04:40 PM
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Actually before we decided to meet on that cruise I asked him to post a picture and he said " just picture Keith Richard do the Stones after a drinking binge" . Well one night on the ship I saw someone who sort of, sort of looked like that so I moseyed over there and sure enough it was him. . We went to the martini bar and he ordered a coke. The bartender asked if he wanted reg. or diet. Well Nigel was about 5'9" and maybe all of 140 lbs. and I just wish you could have seen how he asked him if it looked like he needed a diet. . We talked for quite a while like old friends. It was just one of those connections.

The next evening him, me and my wife and Sass and her hubby had a ball earing at the Tuscan Grille. It was such a good time. All I can say is I will always have fond memories of him. He was a man you can't forget.
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Feb 5th, 2015, 12:32 AM
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Larry and Kawh,

Nigel is a very "unique" individual. Surprisingly, his travel blog is still alive in the internet (via wordpress) and we can continue to enjoy his brand of travel humor, for now. I don't know how long the blog will stay alive now that Nigel is gone.

His big commercial success was the "Tap Dogs" which debuted in 1995 in Sydney, that's where the "dogster" moniker came from. The link to an excerpt of the Tap Dogs is here.

If you don't know what he looks like or sound like, here is a link to a Nigel keynote address on youtube.
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Feb 5th, 2015, 01:24 AM
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eschew... thanks for these. i will take an evening soon to do some good dogster-sniffing. -k.
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Feb 21st, 2015, 08:12 AM
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Just take tours from the dock. Always cheaper when you do that in the Caribbean. You can also find out what the guide maybe like when you talk to them.
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