Horror of the Seas!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MtBaldy, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    I don't know if I can endure this for a week.

    We arrived at the port in Ft. Lauderdale at 10:30AM and after an excruciating 5 minutes to check in we were shown to this meager and depressing waiting area:

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    After an interminable 20 minute wait an attractive Jamaican woman pretending to be nice came and walked us aboard the ship. Immediately on entering we faced this macabre spectacle:

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    We were shocked and dismayed but what could we do? We'd already paid for the cruise and it was too late for a refund.

    After a spartan lunch in the Park Cafe we made our way to the Viking Crown lounge were yours truly knocked back a Stella Artois and the Mrs. polished off a couple of house chardonnays. We had to do something to calm our nerves after what we had been through:

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    The bartender came and told us the rooms were ready. With a dread surely matched by new prisoners at a Russian Gulag we went in search of our room. Our first look at the room had us ready to bolt off the ship and look for a Motel 6 where we could expect true luxury:

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    We drank some more wine and decided we will try and stick it out the week.

    We are now about 75 miles north of Nassau headed for St. Thomas. This will be the view out our window and off our balcony for the next 36 hours.

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    It must just be me and my plebian taste buds but food so far has been very good. In fact last night at Chef's Table has to rank as one of the best meals I've had anywhere.

    Wife is at the Vitality Spa now getting nails, feet, and a facial done in preparation for the first formal night.

    I'm sure we're just being lulled into a false sense of peace and contentment before the horror starts. When it does though I'll be ready. Pray for me.
     
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  2. PBCounty

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    Watch out for the ship-ninjas. Violence usually starts on night three.
     

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    Oh the humanity !!
     
  4. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    I'd never go on a ship I couldn't jump off of, swim with the mermaids, and get back on.

    I love to be at sea.

    Enjoy your cruise!
     
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    Where do they hide the 5 gallon buckets that you pee and poop in? Oh never mind, that was a different cruise.
     
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    Wait until you see the size of the sharks that follow those cruise ships.
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    I feel for you and pray you can hold on until the end...

    Tough times never last, but tough people do.
     
  10. devildog2067

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    Gotta admit I've never understood the idea of a boat with a swimming pool on it. Cruises have never appealed to me, but if you're enjoying it all the best to you.
     
  11. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    You just wait until they fill you with too much alcohol and then throw you overboard.

    (Wouldn't it be cheaper to toss them into the sea before they drink the profits?)
     
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    Don't worry Baldy. I'm gonna get a team together to extricate you.

    Right now we're deciding on 9mm or 45ACP. When that debate is done it's black helicopters, or submarines?

    We should be ready to bail you out in about 8 days!

    :)
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Look out for the drug laced food and cutthroats lurking in every corner.
     
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    The horror! I hope you manage to make it through.
     
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    Don't use a gun the ship will depressurize!

    Oh, wait? Nevermind.


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  18. canis latrans

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    wait 'til you get the bar bill...

    just you and 5000 of your (soon to be) "best friends"

    seriously,though...ENJOY!
     
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    You must be strong. If you show fear in the face of such adversity you will be trampled by the staff trying to be nice. I too have suffered with such spartan conditions while being forced around various islands of Hawaii. I was able to survive for 10 terrible and trying days before returning to the warmth of a Montana winter. Be strong so other will not panic. I will pray for you.
     
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