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I must share this with you - a post from a pier agent

Aug 10th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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I must share this with you - a post from a pier agent

and mistakes people make, like showing up with a driver's license only, or not checking the dates of the reservation made by an on-line travel agent.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1461087

I hope she'll continue posting, first time cruisers are sometimes so naiive, judging by the questions they ask (OK, I was a first-timer once too )
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Aug 10th, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Wow. Calling these folks "naive" is kind of you, D. I would have opted for a more blunt description...
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Aug 10th, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Glad it came out all right for them, but have to agree with triathlete. If it rained on their cruise and they were out on deck, do you suppose they had the sense to seek shelter?
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Aug 10th, 2011, 02:09 PM
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I don't always describe what I think

Cannot wait for more of her posts!
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Aug 10th, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Dayenu,

I seem to remember on the Europe board someone asking if he should put his passports in a safe deposit box and travel with photocopies. Unfortunately, some of the responses were unkind.

In Los Angeles about 20 years ago, I witnessed a man being refused boarding on Cunard because he wanted to bring aboard his own shotgun for skeet shooting. Last year, I mentioned that incident to then captain of the ship, now a retired commodore of Cunard, whom I happened to meet. He insisted that I repeat the story to one of his associates; he remembered the incident but could not get anyone to believe it actually happened.
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Aug 11th, 2011, 07:00 AM
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Reminds me of some of the jokes told by the CD's about new cruisers:
Does the ship generate its own elictricity?
Does the crew sleep on the ship?
How will I know what picture is mine?
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Aug 11th, 2011, 09:10 AM
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She posted 2 more:

This is about people who pre-register, they think they will not stand in line after that

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1461728

This one is about tags on luggage, and leaving ship early does not mean your suitcase is there already

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1461737
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Aug 11th, 2011, 09:12 AM
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Larry, very often people ask about electricity - is it like in the US? What if the cruise is in Europe?

Well, at least I knew the windows in window cabins don't open (it was a question from somebody I travelled with)
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Aug 11th, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Well... here is a question you won't see every day:

"What is the safest way to bring liquor home on the plane? I always want to buy rum and what not in the islands but I am so paranoid that the bottles will break in our luggage. Can we carry on board since its packaged and boxed?"

Now I am getting sympathetic to TSA agent, imagine all sort of people they have to deal with
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Aug 12th, 2011, 06:53 AM
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. Yep. Once you go into European waters it changes to 220.
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Aug 12th, 2011, 07:22 AM
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Good line, JW!
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Aug 12th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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Ha ha ha ha ha love it, Larry!
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Aug 12th, 2011, 10:11 AM
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Aug 12th, 2011, 12:36 PM
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I thought it was suppose to be a gradual change. When you leave the US, it is 110 and then it gradually goes higher so your electronics can get used to the change so it won't get fried when it becomes 220 all of a sudden. So, right in the middle of the Atlantic, it would 165 volts and 55 cycles?
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Aug 12th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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What if you cross the Equator?
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Aug 13th, 2011, 07:00 AM
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It reverses!
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Aug 13th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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So then its 011 and 022???
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Aug 13th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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And instead of curling you hair, your curling iron uncurls it!
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Aug 13th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Wish I had enough hair to do that.
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Aug 13th, 2011, 05:52 PM
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jacketwatch:

Well, does the crew sleep on board ???

and ,you know there are a lot of pictures posted on the boards

so it is hard to know which one is yours.
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