The Sunshine Belt


As Alex showed us earlier, Florida merited a celestial spotlight to be shone upon it. But it was not the only favored land!

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     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 16, 2015
     Category: Geography and Maps | Advertising | 1910s | South Pacific

An ocean cruise sounds good right now...
Posted by KDP on 01/16/15 at 02:40 PM
Oh yeah! I'd love that!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/16/15 at 06:57 PM
We have been on seven cruises. They really have gone WAY down in many things. If we took another vacation I'm thinking Vegas.

Our best one was on the SS Norway that was formally the SS France. It had a fire though and was scrapped years ago.

But unlike Carnival etc they pampered the heck out of us. No lines for deck towels, drinks, special order meals, etc. We loved the SS Norway luxury suite that was one of four on the ship. Cruises now are herd them off and herd them on and waiting in line for everything. No more we come to you at all times.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/16/15 at 08:34 PM
We looked into a little cruse to the Bahamas a few years ago. When they told us that $10 a day @ person tip was expected we told them to keep their over priced hotel.

I don't mind tipping but I SURE AS HELL won't be told I have to to get service I've already paid through the nose for. (Ya got your ears on Starbarfs?)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/17/15 at 01:44 AM
Those tips subsidize the lousy wages and working conditions the cruise staff get. They work 7 days a week and 12-18 hours a day (Maybe one shore leave day off every few weeks). All but the upper elite staff are always workers from poor countries/places.

We paid our "mandatory" tips half up front and then half later if the service was good. It let them know you weren't gonna stiff 'em if they did a good job for you. It also made them look the other way about the many bottles of my own liquor I smuggled in my luggage.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/17/15 at 08:37 AM
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