One of the biggest issues when it comes to cruising, at least to hear frequent cruisers tell it, is the practice of chair hogging employed by some cruisers.
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I don’t really like to rate trip reports. They are all uniquely entertaining and informative in their own way, and one has to appreciate anyone who makes the effort. With that said, this is the Best.Cruise.Report.Ever!
It’s interesting to see the mixed reactions to the Carnival Cruise Lines commercial. Some think it’s brilliant. Some think it’s boring. And some see in it a repudiation of creationism. Carnival is probably just happy people are talking about it at all.
Online travel communities are nothing if not filled with teachers. chesterh, who posts over on the Cruise Critic forums, is one such teacher. Now he is employing his great wit and engaging writing style to teach us about more than travel. Namely, how to fight, how to appreciate every moment you have, and very possibly, how to die with dignity.
Most travelers who write a trip report are excited to share a description of all of their wonderful adventures. Not whogo – he’s downright grumpy and practically looking for problems.
If you enjoy humorous reports about family vacations written from the perspective of a self-described “anal” “cheapo” “bad dad” who likes to include a lot of photos, then you are going to want to click through to this one.
According to several members on the Cruise Critic forums, current cruise ticket prices are amongst the lowest they have ever seen – as low as $199 for a 7-day cruise in some instances.
Travel appears to be on an inexorable march toward a full ala carte pricing model. You pay only for what you want, and you get only what you have paid for. But in the cruise world at least one major cruise liner is attempting to reverse this general trend.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal was officially opened. An amazing technological achievement, the canal instantly became a wonder of the modern world. Today, just over 100 years later, many are still awestruck by the canal – especially those who book cruise trips that take them through the locks and gates from one ocean to another.
Because this trip report is written so suspensefully I want to be careful not to give anything away. Suffice to say, there was a medical reason for the weight loss, and yet acruisingpeach23 took the cruise anyway – and her doctor even gave her permission.