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Old 21-05-2014, 17:48   #106
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You guy's that like cruise ships, your the "normal" cruisers?
Normal cruiser? dont know
its on the water, its luxury, I get to change scenery.

I recently looked hard at buying a 65 foot power CAT with a large deck for conferences and meetings because I would rather be on the water.....
Insurance killed it.

A boat cruise as opposed to cruising is like a hotel on water.. its a change

I am the most anti social person I know... I dont really talk to anyone except the barman.....
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... You guy's that like cruise ships, your the "normal" cruisers?
Hahahahhahahaha. This is too easy.
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Old 21-05-2014, 18:00   #109
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Having a lovely time........

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One of the biggest reasons I want to cruise is to escape the huddled masses, please tell me that it's so. I know if I chose to go to the popular destinations, it will be crowded, but one reason I had a "bush" plane was to fly the NWT, miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles, absolute solitude.
I have this fantasy of being able to find secluded anchorages in paradise, especially in the Pacific, is it not so? Yes I know it will be work, lots of sweat and a little terror every now and again, and boredom, hours and hours of boredom, but these places do exist still don't they?
You guy's that like cruise ships, your the "normal" cruisers?

I can't say I " like " cruises I've only been on one. Like the many " unwashed" here I had all the skeptical viewpoints. I was impressed by the vessel, the food, the luxury, the quiet , the library , the 14 bars , the interesting lectures etc.

The luxury in the end wasn't my cup of tea , but I can see what attracts people

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Having a lovely time........
Ladies and gentlemen, the casino is OPEN!
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Remember the old days when we had shuttle boats?
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Just for you weavis,

Two Spanish yacht crew having a lovely " uncrowded" time



We could keep this up all day !

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Sadly we could.
Only I need to look at trimarans...... is there such as thing as a fold in hull and good cabin space that is a Dry ride?
I like this but wet as heck.
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Whilst its fun to be snobby about cruises. Personally I did a transatlantic on the Qm2 eastwards across the pond a few years ago , simply to say I'd done the north Atlantic liner route in the last true liner afloat. I entered a skeptic I left a convert !

Having done a few pond crossings by small boat. It was a very gracious way to travel instead. Almost like id imagine a private superyacht would be.

Yet there was 3000 passengers and nearly 2500 crew most of the time you could still find yourself in a bar with only a couple of other people. Thee was never a sense of a crowd

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Well, no, I thought your number was a total fabrication so I would settle for 85% quite happily! Which of the references should I look in first for the table you used? Not being a medic myself I may need a bit of help here.

Kudos to you sir, I really didn't expect things to pan out this way. Hope you live close or you may have called me out on the carrot promise.
I knew weavis was a doctor.

I could have said something, but I wanted to see a pic of you delivering that carrot.


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I knew weavis was a doctor.

I could have said something, but I wanted to see a pic of you delivering that carrot.
LOL
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I could have said something, but I wanted to see a pic of you delivering that carrot.


LOL
I feel pretty silly now, but at the same time I know I was damn unlucky, there were some big odds against getting my bluff called there.
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I feel pretty silly now, but at the same time I know I was damn unlucky, there were some big odds against getting my bluff called there.
Its all good. And sadly the odds of you getting unbluffed are not as small as you think..... quite a few medics on here......
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