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(SFGate)   Royal Caribbean to attract customers to its cruise ships with soaring glass observation pods like the London Eye, skydiving attractions, virtual balconies on interior cabins, and of course, norovirus   (blog.sfgate.com) divider line 27
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2013-04-21 10:52:28 AM
No more rock walls? So, what you are saying is that people who take vacations where they never have to leave the hotel for their non-stop feeding and drinking troughs, don't like physically exerting activities? Color me shocked.
 
2013-04-21 11:26:40 AM

Gunny Walker: No more rock walls? So, what you are saying is that people who take vacations where they never have to leave the hotel for their non-stop feeding and drinking troughs, don't like physically exerting activities? Color me shocked.


So you didn't actually read the article then?

\my kid's looking forward to the bumper cars, but the ride in the glass eyeball is RIGHT.OUT.
 
2013-04-21 11:32:08 AM
How about a boat that makes a timely voyage from A to B? Which cruise line does that?
 
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2013-04-21 11:35:50 AM

ImpendingCynic: How about a boat that makes a timely voyage from A to B? Which cruise line does that?


I think that's called a ferry.
 
2013-04-21 11:39:11 AM
New cruise idea - One patron per day has to walk the plank in open water. Everyone loves a festive pirate theme
 
2013-04-21 11:50:11 AM

LadyShiva: Gunny Walker: No more rock walls? So, what you are saying is that people who take vacations where they never have to leave the hotel for their non-stop feeding and drinking troughs, don't like physically exerting activities? Color me shocked.

So you didn't actually read the article then?


Oh, I read it. Little cars I can drive around. A giant eyeball that moves about me the ship. A wind tunnel that floats me on a cloud of air. All those are mechanical devices that do the work for me. Oh, I'm not saying they aren't cool, but requiring physical exertion? They do not. Not nearly as much as wall that requires me to drag my fat butt up it. Even that virtual balcony is there to save me the work of walking to the side of the boat.
 
2013-04-21 12:09:10 PM
Rumor has it that the new boat has a Legionnaires' Sauna and Hot Tub.

.................but that is just a rumor.

i1.wp.com
 
2013-04-21 01:22:42 PM
Oh goody!  Shiat you can get cheaper at an amusement park!  WOOHOO!
 
2013-04-21 01:45:13 PM
Oh, I read it. Little cars I can drive around. A giant eyeball that moves about me the ship. A wind tunnel that floats me on a cloud of air. All those are mechanical devices that do the work for me. Oh, I'm not saying they aren't cool, but requiring physical exertion? They do not. Not nearly as much as wall that requires me to drag my fat butt up it. Even that virtual balcony is there to save me the work of walking to the side of the boat.

If you read it then you know that they did not remove the rock climbing wall, It is just no longer the latest hottest thing that they use to sell their cruises. It was used as an example of what was once considered decadent to have on board that we now see as ho-hum.
 
2013-04-21 01:48:41 PM

vpb: ImpendingCynic: How about a boat that makes a timely voyage from A to B? Which cruise line does that?

I think that's called a ferry.


sometimes they flip over...but it usually because they are overloaded.
 
2013-04-21 02:29:15 PM
"virtual balcony"? Seriously?
 
2013-04-21 03:29:35 PM

Erik_Emune: "virtual balcony"? Seriously?


Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.
 
2013-04-21 04:44:50 PM
So, when I can't be bothered to wonder what the outside looks like, I can use that virtual balcony to watch porn, right?
 
2013-04-21 05:58:23 PM

LadyShiva: So you didn't actually read the article then?


There's an article? All I saw was a press release.
 
2013-04-21 06:12:12 PM
NOUvirus, maybe
 
2013-04-21 06:34:35 PM
Royal Caribbean has a classier breed of fatass than Carnival.
 
2013-04-21 07:16:32 PM
Walker
Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.

that is why you only use  a inside cabin to change clothes, shower, and sleep. turn on the tv and watch the ship cam if you got so stinking drunk earlier you don't know what time it is. don't go to vegas and stay in a craptastic room and spend all your time in the casino. i don't think you could handle it.
 
2013-04-21 09:39:56 PM
actually after a night of drinking at the casino and comedy club, going to sleep and waking up in a pitch black interior cabin is pure bliss. unless you spend a lot of time in your room there is almost no point in getting a super expensive balcony cabin.
 
2013-04-21 10:23:25 PM

Walker: Erik_Emune: "virtual balcony"? Seriously?

Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.


if you are spending lots of time in your room, you are doing something wrong.

A room on a ship is little more than a place to pass out. when you finally come to, you leave the room again.
 
2013-04-21 11:24:25 PM
LemSkroob: Walker: Erik_Emune: "virtual balcony"? Seriously?

Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.

if you are spending lots of time in your room, you are doing something wrong.

A room on a ship is little more than a place to pass out. when you finally come to, you clean up the shiat and blood and leave the room again.
 
2013-04-21 11:59:55 PM
My last cruise was with a whole bunch of my family. We all got balcony rooms next to each other and kept the doors between balconies open. The wind and the sound of the waves and the wine before dinner was a big part of the experience. I doubt they could replicate that.

Walker: Erik_Emune: "virtual balcony"? Seriously?

Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.


I've been on 3 cruises and while balcony rooms are nice, I don't really stay in the room long enough. Like everyone else said, the room is for private things like sleeping, changing, and showering. If you aren't doing that, go somewhere else.
 
2013-04-22 01:05:32 AM

Tobin_Lam: I've been on 3 cruises and while balcony rooms are nice, I don't really stay in the room long enough. Like everyone else said, the room is for private things like sleeping, changing, and showering. If you aren't doing that, go somewhere else.


I can't believe everyone's singing the praises of interior cabins.  That's some early-20th century Steerage-class shiat.

A cruise ship sound like my idea of no fun, but if I'm going to sea, it's in something small enough that it doesn't have interior cabins.  Or norovirus.
 
2013-04-22 01:43:03 AM
Anyone remember that poor farker who had norovirus at a bus station? The poor dude that got sh*t all over?
Tried to run game on a cute paramedic in between puking and sh*tting himself?
 
2013-04-22 04:20:29 AM

Walker: Erik_Emune: "virtual balcony"? Seriously?

Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.


Sounds like they'd do better with hookers and blackjack.
 
2013-04-22 06:22:53 AM

ImpendingCynic: How about a boat that makes a timely voyage from A to B? Which cruise line does that?


Cunard is still doing regular Atlantic crossings with the QM2.
 
2013-04-22 10:39:37 AM

Walker: Erik_Emune: "virtual balcony"? Seriously?

Yeah, seriously. You ever been trapped in an inside cabin with no view? It's like your in a deprivation tank. You have no idea what time of day it is, no idea where you, and no idea what the weather is. I like the idea of a virtual balcony.


Try it in an 8' x 4' crew cabin... for 7 months.

/on RCCL Allure of the Seas
 
2013-04-22 08:19:24 PM

Lumber Jack Off: actually after a night of drinking at the casino and comedy club, going to sleep and waking up in a pitch black interior cabin is pure bliss. unless you spend a lot of time in your room there is almost no point in getting a super expensive balcony cabin.


A "super expensive" one, no.  My husband and I just did a cruise with an obstructed view balcony for the same price as an ocean view and loved it.  Gave us a place to get outside in the sun to read or eat a little room service snack without the noise and crowds on deck.

The obstruction was just the metal arm that one end of one of the lifeboats was attached by.  We barely noticed it.
 
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