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Old 01-28-2013, 06:44pm   #1
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Default Things I learned on my cruise...

After my trip, I sat down and wrote out some things I learned...

Things I learned on my cruise

1. A liver is probably more durable than a manhole cover. You simply cannot kill it!
2. If someone tells you itísí chicken, odds are itís not. Itís likely iguana. Not too bad if you donít know what it is in the first place.
3. There are a lot of people that think size 3 clothes will fit a size 30 person. The ď0Ē must be printed on that size ď3Ē tag in ink only visible to the wearer. Unfortunately, the rest of us canít hallucinate enough to make believe that you fit in it.
4. Jimmy Buffett , Roger Creager and a host of other musicians are definitely right about the sea being therapeutic.
5. Belize has really good beer! Look up Belekin beer.
6. Some people can eat their body weight in one setting, burp and go back at it without even as much as standing up.
7. Our sense of poverty in the US is nowhere near other countries definition of poverty. The next time a kid bitches or complains that their IPod is not working or their TV show isnít on, Iím gonna trade them in for a kid from a third world country
8. Seeing some dear friends that happen to be guys shirtless more than one time in a day is not a good thing!
9. Ingesting enough saltwater to increase your blood pressure 5 fold does wonders for your sinuses!
10. Watching a tidal pool flow in and out is among the most relaxing things in the world
11. Sitting down on a cruise ship toilet and flushing is not a wise move.
12. You can drink numerous drinks in a day out of the same glass and smelling it the next day is like it all coming back to you
13. Getting a massage that looks like a beat down by 2 women that speak little if any English on a beach in Honduras wonít make the police flinch, but you will be able to pour yourself in a jar after wards.
14. Exotic beer just tastes better on an exotic beachÖ donít ask why, itís just how it is.
15. Riding on the bus with the band on the way to the cruise is the best way to roll, just donít tell your liver. It will always say otherwiseÖ
16. If you donít know how to operate a small senior citizen scooter without hitting everything in creation, odds are your car has no mirrors or straight fenders.
17. Itís a disheartening feeling looking down off a cruise ship balcony after a night when you get pitched out of bed by the sea only to see the crew checking the life boats the morning after.
18. Axe body spray can hide multiple gastric holocausts.
19. If your English is only marginally better than your grasp of Spanish, donít talk to the locals. They may be the village idiot, but they will still point and laugh at you.
20. In the pitch black light conditions of a cave, even a lumpy stick will look like an alligator or caiman and will make you motorboat your swim trunks.

21. Little kids on a cruise make for headaches and sore midsections. I got knocked over by some less than polite little kids running into elevators.
22. Seeing the sunrise on the ocean with coffee in hand just makes life better
23. If youíre a lady and you can tuck your front into your shoes, that top at AE is not for you.
24. Yes, European men wear speedos. If youíre a guy that is harrier than Chewbacca and spend more time on the couch than at the gym, that is not something you should torture the public by wearing in public.
25. When being in a foreign country, make sure your taxi driver knows more English than ďok!Ē If not, the trip in the car with you 90+ year old Grandparent that is blind and has to look through the steering wheel to see past the hood will seem like a Sunday strollÖ
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All that and you didn't learn how to use a camera....
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I did learn, i just have to work on some of the pics.. some of the light settings didnt work as I would have liked.... add me on FB and look. I did post some already there
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Ok...I want one of them massages
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man, it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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26. Whatever you have budgeted for drinking, triple it.
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26. Whatever you have budgeted for drinking, triple it.
Best thing I did on a cruise was to tip the bar waiter VERY well. I ended up getting 3 times my investment back in free drinks.
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Carnival is trying an unlimited drinking program for $42 a day. I did the unlimited soft drinks and smuggled my liquor on. got it on without issue
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Carnival is trying an unlimited drinking program for $42 a day. I did the unlimited soft drinks and smuggled my liquor on. got it on without issue


What a lot of people don't think of is that drinking can get expensive for the day when it starts at 7 AM with a Bloody Mary.
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What a lot of people don't think of is that drinking can get expensive for the day when it starts at 7 AM with a Bloody Mary.
when beer is $6 for a pint, it gets pricy in a hurry!

The unlimited is 15 drink max per day
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when beer is $6 for a pint, it gets pricy in a hurry!

The unlimited is 15 drink max per day
For some people, 15 per day would equate to unlimited. For me, not so much.
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Best thing I did on a cruise was to tip the bar waiter VERY well. I ended up getting 3 times my investment back in free drinks.
You are correct. My wife got a Martini and asked for exra olives. I tipped the bartender very well, and for the rest of the cruise, at any bar on the ship, any bartender, no matter what she ordered, Pina Colada, Lite Beer, Gin Fizz, etc, had about six olives in it.

These people bunk together in close quarters, and word get around fast among the staff.
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The unlimited is 15 drink max per day
The unlimited plan comes with a limit. Brilliant.



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For some people, 15 per day would equate to unlimited. For me, not so much.
It sucks to get cut off in the middle of the day, doesn't it?
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You are correct. My wife got a Martini and asked for exra olives. I tipped the bartender very well, and for the rest of the cruise, at any bar on the ship, any bartender, no matter what she ordered, Pina Colada, Lite Beer, Gin Fizz, etc, had about six olives in it.

These people bunk together in close quarters, and word get around fast among the staff.
Our last cruise got to the point that this waiter brought me 2 buckets of 6 Miller Lites each, and 3 fruity drinks for my wife, out to the sun deck for FREE. Naturally, I was giving him about $20 every once in awhile. I would drink 10-12 beers at dinner and tip him a $20. My bill usually reflected 2-4 beers. I also tipped a $20 for the 2 buckets of beer on deck.

It's a scam, and they know it. Play the game right and you WILL be rewarded.
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It's a scam, and they know it. Play the game right and you WILL be rewarded.
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10. Watching a tidal pool flow in and out is among the most relaxing things in the world
Sitting on your balcony with liquid refreshments and watching a school of hundreds of flying fish pace the boat for 15 or 20 minutes is also relaxing.
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Friends of ours went on an "inexpensive cruise"..ended up with a bar bill that was equal to almost 70% of what they payed for the cruise itself
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I spent twelve years in the navy. I left vowing never to get on a boat big enough to require a crew...
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