Cruise Ship Vacations Viewers Best Shore Excursions Spring Break Issues Dumbest Questions Ever Asked

Cruise Ship Vacations Viewers Best Shore Excursions Spring Break Issues Dumbest Questions Ever Asked


let’s see what’s happening here we go
this hangout on air is live ok I think we’re on I’m a little early maybe but
I’m on ok how’s everybody going it’s Bruce here traveling with Bruce how you
doing today Friday January the 19th Oh Friday thank God it’s Friday we’re here
we made it how’s everybody doing out there uh
welcome to my channel traveling with Bruce Bruce here in Creston BC where
today we had glorious sunshine absolutely wonderful sunshine today uh
hit a high 40 degrees I’m sitting in my living room here working away on my
youtube channel doing my stuff the sun is shining on me I’m hot
not because of the angles Sun skin higher it’s fantastic but got cloudy
about half an hour ago we’re socked in
we’re in the mountains here folks I’m in the Rockies and I’ll tell you from one
hour to the next you have no idea what’s going to happen so socked in and what
can I say but it’s still plus 38 39 degrees if you’re just joining me and
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in I love it looks like Gailey is here hi Bruce cold
here again hailstones humble gaily I know you’re in the UK but I can’t
remember where in the UK do you live are you near London or or bath or Edinboro
or Liverpool or Glasgow or where are you in the UK and I’m just thinking it’s 3
o’clock my local time 5 o’clock in New York time Eastern Time what time is it
where you are is it about 10:00 or 11:00 at night I’m kind of curious I know
there’s so many hours 6 5 6 hours difference between New York and London
or the UK anyway I’ll be great again anyway I seek up a few viewers here
thanks for joining this channel this channel traveling with Bruce is hosted
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channel just get back to what I’m about this channel has a playlist on travels
that I’ve made that to Europe Germany to Berlin to Italy
I got playlist on you traveling us a number of playlists on cruisin quite a
number of playlists on cruisin actually I talked about how you can I have some
videos where I’ve you know I’ve been personally on cruise ships of course and
my own cruises and then I’ve got how to videos how to find a good deal on a
cruise for a cruise how to get you know what’s a repositioning cruise what to
pack what should you bring on a ship this kind of stuff and then these live
sessions these live streams I just started about two weeks ago are proving
quite popular this is where you can ask me anything about cruising and I’ll tell
you what’s going on the latest latest news events updates you know whatever is
happening out there Thomas Arnold sand to me 45 here in Big Bear Bruce but they
are calling for snow tonight oh right on in Big Bear California just
outside of well ways that the Los Angeles but Palm Springs Palm Desert
area ski area up there they need snow bad they’re getting it fantastic Thomas
trust those four fingers let’s hope it falls and doesn’t melt right away
you kind of need it for a while okay man what a time you guys have had up there
just great having you guys here fantastic I love it
I’ve got a number of things to talk about you to vote today but I also
wanted to mention the top the week for those of you who know me
you’ve heard this before but I’ll give you some updates for those of you who
are just joining me here on this channel if your regular YouTube followers you
may have a bunch of favorites of yours that are out there hopefully you’ll make
mine one of them please subscribe this week YouTube lowered the boom on on
small youtubers they are elizabeth is here hi Elizabeth 63 in Daytona Beach
Florida I think you got the I think you’re winning right now Elizabeth I
think you let someone else calls me from Key West or or somewhere else you might
have the warm temperature here way to go just so you know it’s about 38 40 here
and cloudy um this week YouTube lowered the boom now YouTube has had issues
lately and being a youtuber of course I follow you know everything about YouTube
obviously they’ve had issues lately with with advertisers not happy with some of
the content on some of the YouTube channels and advertisers you know
they’re very finicky about who they like to target ads to for obvious reasons and
people who support certain retailers or products or services they’re kind of
particular about not having those entities associated with you know people
doing bad things or saying nasty things or having a nasty position or whatever
it might be and so YouTube is in kind of a quandary they’re trying to to to
figure out a way to to keep offensive material away from the advertising area
and yet still be an open platform for people to do whatever they want to do
within you know within reason obviously and good taste more reasonable taste anyway most large YouTube channels out
there I mean big ones they’re popular for a reason they’ve caught a they’ve
caught you know something with the viewer many viewers maybe it’s a
celebrity maybe it’s a maybe it’s a person hopefully like me someday and
they follow the exploits of you know someone on YouTube but also you know
there are some YouTube channels that are really entertaining and they’re really a
fun to watch and there informative and they’re engaging and
viewers just kind of you know warm up to these celebrities and you know as time
goes on they get hundreds of thousands if not millions of subscribers and
millions tens of millions billions of views Taylor Swift is a classic example
she puts out a video this afternoon within a month it’s been watched over a
billion times I could only wish I had that many I don’t think there’s that
many people interested in Bruce talking about cruise ships anyway we all have
our niche so YouTube is trying to filter out trouble and one way to do it is to
as to make it with respect to to certain youtubers who are just trying to get a
channel up and running get a bunch of views going a steal material from
wherever they can steal it from hijack you know stuff they shouldn’t be using
and put it on their channel and try to get views and subscribers and get
advertising revenue in because they think they’re a part of this pot of
advertising money that’s coming in all the time YouTube has gotten more and
more selective and and and and pinpoint accurate to weed out these actors and
and delete them from the channel banned them from the channel give them
copyright strikes and get rid of them and all that sort of stuff and one of
the other ways to do it is to on the monetization front before a youtuber can
earn any income from the advertisers you have to become on a tie sub Bowl and
you’ll have to reach certain levels and up until three days ago you needed at
least ten thousand views on your channel to become eligible to qualify to
actually apply to become monetized and it took me three months from August
until October to hit ten thousand views and I applied and within a week I got
the email you’re in we welcome because they checked out my channel they checked
out what I’ve done they’ve seen the thumbs up that I get from my subscribers
they see how I and my viewers and they’ve also seen my interaction with my
my viewers my material of course is is PG and fantastic I also pride myself on
trying to have as close as possible if 50 ratio between men and women who watch
my channel when it first started the first three weeks there was 90 percent
men where are the girls but as I worked on my quality and my
presentation and my subject matter I began to grow the audience and my female
counts started to come up male – but the female cat was catching and now it’s
about 200 I think is about 65 35 if not 62 38 and in some age groups I have more
women than men which is fantastic what’s Elizabeth in a crash Texas your
hate crash shakes Ottawa Ontario welcome so anyway YouTube now has changed the
rules as of three days ago they’ve made it tougher to get in 10,000 views isn’t
enough anymore they’ve even thrown that thing right out
there they don’t care how many views you have it’s not the views anymore
it’s about beaut I’m how many minutes how many hours are people spending on
your channel because if there are people spending a lot of hours on your channel
then you’re a real deal and you’ve got something people want to watch and
though the requirements 4000 hours of watch time in the previous 12 months
before you can apply now in my case I have a hundred eighty thousand minutes
which I need 240,000 minutes by the way that’s four thousand hours 60 times four
thousand I have a hundred eighty thousand minutes as of last night I
think yesterday I did six thousand minutes yesterday so I have no trouble
reaching the last you know sixty thousand minutes I need in the next
month because I have until Feb 20 to get to this new level and I’ll have that for
eight to ten days no problem but it’s subscribers they’ve now come up
with a minimum requirement for subscribers you have to have a thousand
subscribers on your channel to qualify to be remain to get into monetization or
to remain monetized so in my case I have one leg that will be over the fence and
one leg that’s still out and you have to have both legs in or you’re gone and
yell and have to wait until you reach that new level of a thousand subscribers
and the minutes then you can reapply for monetization and get back in I know
what’s gonna happen there’s gonna be a lot of channels kicked out who just
won’t have it and some of us are really close hopefully I’ll make it and then
there’ll be a bit of a backlog there’s a have a thing
feeling that yet rhe monitor should be get monetized at all I think it’s gonna
take a month it’s gonna take a long time because they’ve changed the criteria as
well and quality content and stuff they just have to go through it manually and
it’s a lot of work when we’re talking about millions of accounts millions of
channels and so I’m one of them so I’m trying to avoid that issue by appealing
to my viewers out there that’s that’s you my existing subscribers my followers
my friends relatives family everybody I know putting the word out starting two
days ago please help if you know anyone that
likes watching this channel and hasn’t subscribed because you know they just
they’re just lazy they just you know they go to see me anytime you want tell
him to subscribe because Bruce has to get to a thousand subscribers by Feb 20
that’s what he really wants to have happen I want to actually be past that I
figured on my growth path that I was gonna get to five or six hundred
subscribers by the end of February anyway the way the channel was growing
is as of a week ago I started to get 8 to 10 subscribers a day just naturally
just if that was just the curve and December I was getting 3 to 4 a day and
now lately has been 8 to 10 well the last two days you guys have come out and
really have helped me a lot when I made this first appeal – two days ago I was
sitting at about 270 subscribers something like that and last night 316
when I was on the the doing this last live tweet or live stream it’s getting
my notes here forgive me so it’s 3 o 16 yesterday as on a half an hour ago 335
another another 19 since yesterday and so we’re up 70 65 70 subscribers from
where I put this first notice out this first appeal to let you guys know it’s
really on my mind right now I’ve got to get this going I have till
Feb 20 so I got about 28 days to go and it looks like I’m gonna need about 20 23
subscribers a day on average to get to the thousand level and it gets easier to
grow your channel the larger you get so I know that when I reach 450 or 500 to
add 10 or 15 a day is much easier than if you’re at 120 to try to add 15 so
here we are 3:30 five I figured out naturally I would be
getting ten or eleven maybe a day I’ve got to have double that I’ve got I’ve
got to keep going so I’m just gonna keep pushing and pushing and doing what I can
to promote the channel I have subscribers out there and viewers
out there who’ve really come to bat for me they have been promoting me on their
Facebook pages they’ve been promoting me on Instagram to their followers to
family and friends they know people I know people who know people who watch me
all the time they tell me they love my channel and then they get asked well are
you are you subscriber and they go oh no so there you there’s been thirty thousand mark on my
on my watch time I’ll let you guys know it should be sometime next week and and
then you know of course the subscriber count’ you can see it for yourselves
every day all the time you’re watching my channel you see how many subscribers
I have so become a subscriber there’s a subscriber button always on always on
the screen somewhere but at the screen here there’s a little box that says
subscribe I did there’s a little bell it looks like a little image of a bell if
you click on that are going to be notified automatically every time I I
make a new video or every time I’m gonna now it’s a live stream so if you want to
get those notifications I think they call them Bell notification icons and so
you’ll be up to think feed snap I hope I’m still on let me take a look
and see if I’m still on crash you’re back thank you you’re back on must have
been a funny glitch in the system I’m I can see everything here working so
we’re looks good story on the subscriber count’ and thank you all you guys who’ve
got me this first 75 or whatever number what I hit that was so you know two
weeks ago we were barely at and now 335 354 Hyundai 400 or sometime next week
I’m thinking early next week I think we’re gonna break 400 or 50 a week from
now maybe 500 a week from now man that would be something and then we’re on the
last half of this this quest hey guys like thinking should I do a
marathon like with a week to go should I do like a an all-day marathon where I
get on the air until I get the thousand subscriber fifty I won’t get off the air
until I get I don’t I don’t think that’s a good idea idea but I don’t think
that’s good and keeping no could it go updates and news for you guys on on the
cruise business because that’s what we’re all here for I wanted to mention
something I talked about yesterday yesterday on my on my stream shareholder
benefit program those of you who or knew today a program is simply this if you
are booking a cruise on on on carnival lines which includes all in America
princess couldn’t Royal Caribbean which also includes celebrity that Norwegian
some airlines these three mother corporation and second hall in the Royal
Caribbean and those three corporations are publicly traded companies their
shares trade on the stock market of those companies and you own at least a
hundred shares of any one of them are all three of them every time you booked
a cruise you can get a cabin or that no matter what other promo deals you got ok
it’s not like either or it’s an additional benefit now for a one-week
cruise on all three lines it’s exactly the same you get a $100 cabin credit
doesn’t matter if you go on two cruises a year for cruises a year every time you
go on a cruise on the cruise line you’re a shareholder you’re a part owner you
get a hundred bucks cabin credit pretty well everything anything you want
obviously it could go towards your tips you can use it for specialty dining you
can use it to buy some photographs if you want or what have you if you’re
going on a 14-day cruise or longer or a 15-day cruise or longer on Carnival it’s
then it’s a – up to an $250 credit and so this is a nice little reward for
being a shareholder of the Company I think in carnivals case the shares are
sixty something dollars so it’s a six thousand dollar investment you can put
into an IRA or your brokerage account or however you you know where you hold your
investments and you know if you’re planning a 15 day cruise something nice
like a repositioned cruise or what-have-you
credit thrown out and if the next cruise is a one-week Caribbean cruise there’s a
hundred all her credit waiting for you so this is a pretty good deal it’s uh
it’s been around for years by the way this hasn’t like just started
Norwegian went public about five years ago maybe and they immediately
instituted that deal for their shareholders as well
now MSC is a private company they don’t have that deal and Disney does not do it
I don’t believe that on that one I don’t think Disney has a shareholder
benefit deal on their cruise line matter of fact I don’t think they have a
shareholder benefit deal for Disney World or Disneyland um
I’ll look into that but that just triggered my month anyway I got a
question from a viewer last night after I did the livestream and I had mentioned
the shareholder benefit program and the question was a good one and I thought
I’d mentioned it to everybody today the question was if I’ve already booked a
cruise and I’m not a shareholder of the company
can I still get the deal and the answer is yes yes you can think of it as though
that the benefit is is appliable but you have to apply for the benefit 15 days
before your cruise so if the cruise is next week you’re too late you can’t buy
the stock today and get the benefit but let’s say you’ve got a cruise in two
months from now a month from now three months from now if you buy the shares in
the next you know week or so it’ll take three business days after you acquire
them for them to be registered in your name or your brokerage accounts name
then you have the necessary evidence I to the cruise line that you’re a share
of the company and even though you booked the cruise six months ago and
that’s coming up in two months or the fact that you’re a shareholder just
become a shoulder you get the shareholder benefits because it’s a is
shareholders at the time of sailing not at the time of booking the cruise this
is great if you’re if you’ve got any of you out there I’ve got a cruise booked
coming up in the next six months a year and a half from now I keep in mind you
can get yourself room credit just by being a shareholder
of the company that that owns the cruise ship if it’s again part of the Carnival
family me or Norwegian cruise ship down all right so I thought I’d mentioned
that today for for you guys and get you know that elizabeth is saying for some
reason it’s blurry this time my connection looks good here everything
here seems to be fine I’m gonna just take a look at the page yeah a video of
myself on a page that I’ve got up and it’s definitely fuzzy it might actually
help my look you know cuz you know I’m kind of a kidman you know I’m no I’m not
you know that pretty but it would be nice and would clear up I hope it does
but at this point that’s what we’re seeing and it’s certainly not my camera
because looking through my cam right here on the feed that I have it’s
absolutely crystal clear mission of the signal either from here or or through
the YouTube through the network I’m not sure if it’ll do any good if you log out
log in it’ll make any difference for your quality or not but anyway I’m I’m
gonna be here for a little while yet so you know if you do log out log in give
it a try a couple of things I wanted to bring up today I thought I was gonna ask
you guys today for my for my viewers those of you were out there I was
curious whether or not any of you wanted to share with me a couple of answers to
some of these questions something like the best port you’ve ever visited when
you’re on a cruise the one that you think about fondly you think back on it
fondly maybe it was a was a port that surprised you that you thought would be
you know like this there turned out to be like laughs and it was way better
than you thought you went on a cruise and you were looking forward to visiting
a certain place a certain destination and it was a complete disaster which one
which one surprised you the most and which one
disappointed you the most I’d be curious about learning about that and and why
that would be that I think there’ll be some interesting stories out there for
that another question I had for you was the favorite cruise line of yours why
and why and or your favorite cruise ship and why we all have our favorites and
our likes and dislikes and I thought I’d mention that elizabeth is just saying we
love Grand Cayman I can see why it’s a pretty popular spot when you were at
Grand Cayman uh you know how many of you ever been out there what did you do when
you got there what what excursion did you do did you take an excursion with
the ship or did you go on your own and this bring leads me to another question
I’ll throw at you guys what was the best shore excursion you’ve ever been on that
the ship organized what was one of the winners and then conversely what was one
of the worst ashore excursion you’ve ever been on and what caused that to
have that would be an interesting interesting one to know but yeah if you
make it to Crane came and you know you have to the ship’s park about half a
mile off the shore and then you tender on to the pier and so it takes a little
while to get onto land basically but once on land you’re you have options
quite a few options in front of you obviously if you’ve got a tour arranged
you’re on the tour bus and you’re all with a group off you go
if you’re on a sure ship tour or ship shore excursion cruise ship short
excursion if you’re on one of those likely you were all gathered up in the
dining room or in one of the show rooms by the staff and then as a group you
were all taken down to the departure level of the ship and then you all gone
on the tender and the same tender the the boat off the tender on the pier you
all walk following someone with the Cruise Line right to your bus that was
waiting for you to take you on you’re on your way so you weren’t you weren’t
arriving in like a haphazard manner you were arriving as a group and off you
went easier Elisabeth singing a stingray
excursion and the turtle farm we did it on our own but it was wonderful and we
had a boat all to herself and boy was that the smart thing to do Elizabeth the
Stingray City e tours what you’re referring to is catching up with
stingrays who or is run through the ship you can go on an excursion and of course
keep in mind that in the Caymans it’s not uncommon for three four five up to
seven cruise ships a day to visit Cayman Islands or like a six-hour stop they are
all offering short excursions to Stingray City all of them they’re all
offering the same thing to the turtle farm they’re offering excursions and
other other points in the island the Stingray thing the problem with that is
if you’re on a bus with 50 people all 50 of you are heading up to the same boat
and it might be like a large catamaran type unit that’s a commercially you know
designed catamaran and then all 50 of you or 75 of you in the mayority be 25
people on it from another cruise ship for all you know and you’re all piled on
and you’re all headed to Stingray City now the water there is 3 4 feet deep off
the ship and stand in the water up to you know your naval or your chest and
the waves might be 2 or 3 feet perhaps around maybe have to jump when the waves
come in and then you’re back on solid footing again but if it’s a calm day and
the Stingray you know swim around you and they’re quite used to the fact that
are humans there because they know they’re gonna get fed by some of the
handlers that are handling your cruise for you and that’s why they’re available
but if you can do if you can do the Stingray City tour and came in on your
own where you can charter you know a private vessel there are vessels there
boats that will only they can only take between the six and 20 people that’s the
most that they can handle so their cruise ships won’t use them for a
booking because they’re too small but online on the internet you can pre-book
like with captain Marvin’s for example you go on the internet and look up all
the charter operators who’ll take you to Stingray City and you’ll find the ones
that advertise the fact that they have small boats
for smaller private parties and so you can book pre-book your-your-your
stingray city visit even and have the reservation made and you know that when
you get off the cruise ship get on to the on the land you’ll just grab a one
of the taxi cabs at the cab stand right at the pier and head up to the Charter
location to get the Stingray and you’re doing it on your own and they have four
they left for refreshments provided for you
as you might have some snacks provided as part of the package that you’re
booking nowadays the the smaller operators I’ve really gotten smart they
now have on board a videographer and so people are taking you on maybe you’re
having a stingray city tour for an hour so and then they’re taking you to a
coral reef further out and you’re wearing snorkel gear underfur who’s
gonna video video you guys the whole time and you can buy a copy of the video
tape or DVD obviously now it’s on a disc uploaded right to your own account and
it’s a flat charge might be 30 bucks 40 bucks 50 bucks whatever the amount is
and then you can copy it yourself when you get home to all your friends and
relatives the wife and daughter whenever we had visitors I still live in the
Caymans that’s why I know this so much when we had visitors come to visit us
and we had a lot of visitors come to the Caymans to business we would take him
out to stingray city and into the to the coral reefs and go snorkeling and there
was a videographer on board and be of it because this is a souvenir they would
take home with them I mean it was just a fantastic souvenir you didn’t have to
worry about the film or the camera the equipment on they had on of course a
full-blown scuba gear so they could stay under the water while you were coming
down and going back up and then coming down and going and they were just
watching waiting for you and then each person in the party who would be
you know 5 10 12 min whatever the amount of time it was and at the end of it you
had a one-hour tape and they have music in the background that automatically
added to it it was well done well done little piece of work and it was a nice
souvenir piece to take back with you so today I don’t know if they do that for
the big cruise you know 50 75 people in minutes are you gonna get on camera you
know 30 seconds and are you gonna buy a tape for 50 bucks because you might be
on a 30-second clip I don’t think so of these larger these larger ones but
Moe’s just went on a haul in America Caribbean cruise on the western a me and
how is it tell us where are you from where you were yet where are you texting
us from welcome aboard today I’m beautiful ship of course all America
great line I hope you had a good cruise was it was it five-star did you really
enjoy it how was the food and everything else action to that question uh yeah
these on shore excursions they they can be fabulous and you know you don’t have
to use the ship every time you can certainly do it on your own wing it I
mean you can literally just wing it come off a ship and aside you know we’re just
gonna hang out for an hour to on shore and we might end up in a bistro and grab
a nice latte and then well yeah tourist shops here and see what they’ve got on
this island that Island the one thing no you might notice if you’ve been a
cruiser for a while you’ll get off the off the ship and you’ll you’ll get to
say or say Martin or in K man or no ho Rios or other and you know it’s the same
retailers have you know it’s like diamonds international is everywhere
including they have a store on some of the ships themselves and these guys are
dominant in this business and they pay dearly for in rent to be where they are
to landlords and with cruise ships to be on these cruise ships steals are not but
they’re they’re pretty big outfit I have had people say to me that the Commission
staff sometimes pushy or you know would hope to try to
move you up and upsell you I’m not sure have never bought a diamond from
diamonds international so I can’t say Oh in the Sandy’s he’s in Sarasota Florida
we have a viewer right now who was on here who was telling me in Daytona Beach
that it was sixty something degrees I’m here 63 degrees Elizabeth Service
Elizabeth says a 63 in Daytona Beach can you beat that
what’s your high temperature today in Sarasota as any better there Angela is
saying regarding her favorite stop my favorite was Grand Turk and Antigua
really nice a least favorite was amber Cove because it it takes forever and a
lot of money to get to get someplace very interesting that can be a bit
especially it’s a long ride oh man you know if you’re not feeling a hundred
percent or the bus is a bit you know bouncy and you’re moving around I mean
you don’t need that so yeah that can make it uh not fun
anna-san regarding the Western M great selection for the breakfast and lunch
well and fire I start right you must have been eating eat at the and your app
your apps right the way you’ve described it formal and five-star you nailed it
because that’s what all America is known for they’re known for and you don’t
necessarily have to go to specially restaurants you already don’t I just go
to the main dining room and great food if you have the same table every night
if you arrange it that way not that you have to I mean you can pretty much show
up anytime you want but yeah it helps if you have say a specialized specific time
then you’ll have a specific table you’ll have the same waiter old cruise but
whichever works for you a crash crash a three X is saying the
best a st. Lucia cause old towards $65 a person full day it was awesome sounds
like a good deal 65 bucks for a whole day and we’re
saying here it’s 66 in Sarasota you got it by everyone degree if you’re not
lying we got up to forty thirty here Creston here Bri see the Sun
just came out again I don’t know if you can see the shine on this side of my
face look how dark it is here mine to my fit my picture they say has been fuzzy
it’s a the Sun just popped out again and I don’t know how long it’ll last but
we’ll see anyway oh wait way to go in on the on the temperature I can tell you
right now I’m not catching yet there’s no way 38 40 degrees we’re done for
it’s 3:30 to local time we’re dark in an hour in 15 minutes we’re done half an
hour of sunshine from the dead of winter right around the Christmas the Sun sets
here just short of four o’clock it’s depressing as hell but we’re now back
into the 430 range or a little beyond so we’ll take that anyway but in the
summertime we get it the other way is summertime it doesn’t sunset till 10
o’clock at night so we get the long long days and there’s more for elizabeth is
saying on the Liberty in July second time on this ship then were booked on
the breeze in March 2019 second time on that ship both both are carnival I
believe an hour to Port Canaveral Irving I mean you’re in Daytona I were living
in Daytona anyone who’s living in Daytona would be
crazy not to be taking advantage of the fact that it’s just over here and Port
Canaveral is just over there and another thirty miles past port port of Fort
Lauderdale of course is Miami world-class
shipping ports well two now in Port Canaveral expanding like crazy ports
that cruise ships come in and out of I mean man can you get your hands on deals
in the last month or two oh I met a guy crew who’s a couple years ago out of Los
Angeles who was a was a Los Angeles resident who told me that he had booked
was done that I had booked six months earlier he he got on the got a deal an
offer on the on his email account the crews 48 hours and a deal of all
deals to come on board and I think he was taking a one-week cruise in a
balcony for us for the week was one of these we at 20 left first-come
first-serve you got 48 hours to take the deal
otherwise No Deal and he looked at his wife his wife
looked at him he was already on the computer because he know that look he he
knew the look get your ass to that website and take that deal and he took
that deal and they’ve been on the cruise a couple times before and they wait for
these last-minute notifications because he’s a resident of Los Angeles he’s
right there the cruise line knows that where this guy lives and so they
targeted him and they target all kinds of other local residents advantage of
this deal we have some rooms available nice going
let’s see here we got crash six car so as a it was an island tour shopping
snorkeling at the base of the twin as it Pitons is that how I’m saying that and
lots of drinks flowing you know if you’re on an excursion an excursion but
the drinks are flowing turns out to be a pretty good excursion all of a sudden it
can work out well but if it was good already and then the drinks are flowing
anyway well yeah got it made you can’t beat that deal wait I go he’s some of
these excursions can be great some can be just a nightmare I had a fantastic
day bro we were on a Mediterranean cruise and we took a bus tour from the
ship at the port which is about 80 kilometers away right into downtown room
it was just look out the window and see what was going on and I’ve just I loved
it because I had no worries I don’t care are we gonna make the ship one time I
didn’t have to care we’re gonna make the ship one time there’s the call of scene
I don’t have to worry about that it’s gonna be right where the bus parts is
where the call seems going to be and then we had lunch at a restaurant and
then we went to the Vatican and again we were driven there and underground
parking for the and follow the tour guide right into the
square got to st. Peter’s Basilica to get ignition structure have to worry
about admission and if we’re worried about getting in a line all the way
through his follow our tour guide and the tour guide took us right to the
front area talk to the attorney I talked to the operator there the gate opened up
and they just waved us in waved us and we all had our cruise line buttons on
our ticket or I guess on our shirts and we all had our headsets with us and just
follow the Meridian and right through the vodka and then we walked around for
about 30 minutes with a tour of yours telling us what was what what was and
then he’s left us alone so you’re on your own now you got an hour and a half
to enjoy this building and then you go back outside into st. Mark’s Square and
to mean that a certain meeting point which is easy to find I loved it I just
loved it I got as much or as little as I wanted of all of that cruise even though
it was an 8 9 hour ordeal we weren’t like closeted and we were forced to
listen to this tour guide no no no it was just easygoing and you know an hour
here with the tour guide which is credibly interesting because you’re
seeing all kinds of stuff you’re walking walking it listening a walking listening
and then they let you go same thing with the Colosseum that was like 30 minutes
with the tour guide explore the Colosseum all you want if you have
questions you can catch up with me if you want but talk to me on the bus or
talk to me at lunch and I’ll answer any questions you have what’s called see I
love that it’s fantastic – and that just looking at any more notes here
Theresa McFarland Mediterranean cruises and excursions are the best they’re
great can be in excursions I’m sure are fantastic – Gailey says so far I really
enjoyed the buffet on the Norwegian Jade and thought it was better than dining
room menus which had poor choices and you know I’m thinking about that I was
on the Jade for the 11 day Mediterranean cruise my daughter and I only did
especially restaurants a couple of times we did the Italian restaurant
and I think there was a Japanese or Chinese type restaurant on board we did
that once so maybe three nights it’s either a couple of nights in the buff H
or three and I was two or three in the in the dining room but the buffet very
very enjoyable and of course for us my my preference was first thing in the
morning for breakfast because you know didn’t matter what time you got there
the coffee machine was always on with coffee I love love I enjoy musics on a
cruise ship I never eat musics at home why is that because someone else makes
it I get on a cruise ship and I love musics and I put some fruit on there and
have my coffee and oh that’s fantastic now I’m still hungry if I feel like a
little more waffle-maker going but you don’t the smell of fresh waffles on a
cruise ship I mean it’s it’s heavenly I remember the first cruise I was on
Hollister damn machine in the buffet there’s always a lineup for that and I
found out why because when I got my waffle from that guy oh was that ever
fantastic and they had those toppings they had the peach toppings or the
cherry or the strawberry toppings with the syrup and it was real maple syrup in
those days I don’t they still do that today but I’m sure they’re doing all
America huh heavenly breakfast oh my goodness the wonder I gained weight but
hey fantastic let’s see if any comments here Theresa saying when in Rome we
booked all our tours through Rome in a limo they were so good yeah you know
that’s another thing about or I should say Italy when in Italy you know these
these short excursions even Rome you know my daughter and I could have gone
on our own we could have taken the train from the port city that the ship came at
we could have taking the train into Rome often the main station and come right
out onto the street from there and had a map and you know we would be on our way
it could have booked a private tour ourselves in advance again through the
internet nowadays I mean you can really really organize something you know if
you’re traveling with you know more than just yourself and your wife or your
daughter child what have you you know let’s say there’s two or three
couples that are going on a cruise yes there’s nothing there’s there’s
everything right everything is right getting off the ship and grabbing a van
one of those taxi vans piling in on that you make a negotiation with the driver
for say let’s say or Mexico and you’re in say Mazatlan driver we want a
three-hour tour just like I’m Gilligan’s Island but it’s on land we want a
three-hour tour and they’ll negotiate a rate with you you know flat amount of
money for the whole deal and you tell them take us to a place where we got a
nice high vantage point where we can overlook the area maybe take us to a to
a seaside bar somewhere we get some oysters or we can just buy a beer or a
little bit and and that driver is yours all day that vehicles yours all day and
that that driver will get you back to the ship when it’s all said and done
well anytime you’re not gonna miss the cruise and you know if it’s a hundred
bucks for the for the six so yeah peace you know twenty bucks of each with a
little tip you’re laughing I mean you’re just laughing you got it got it mate but
you can do the same thing obviously in Europe as well as the Caribbean or in
Mexico I mean anywhere you want you can do something exactly like that or
pre-booked your own adventure before you even leave home because there are six of
you and off yeah off you go right here Ian a say in the breakfast
over at the main dining room is way better than getting in at the Lido deck
yeah well that’s another in you got it I like was when you won and if it’s on
home America you’re gonna enjoy it I just found that because we were with
another couple we’d catch up once in a while for breakfast as well and because
I like this you like that whatever but I’m a sucker for a buffet I
just associate breakfast time’ I love the big variety but yeah the
dining room would be way to go to wait very nice true uses saying I agree
Spencer the main dining room breakfast is way better and your and you get it
hot there you go Elizabeth is saying if anyone has any
questions about cruising with kids I’m pretty well much have it down I would be
willing to email you with my suggestions to make
easier and smoother your if you’re an expert of that that comes in handy
because boy that’s a whole other world you know it’s a lot difference than you
know mom and dad traveling my wife and I were empty nesters now and so when we go
we know what it is we want we know what it is what we don’t want we see the
families we see the mums and dads with the kids and we’ve seen the the right
way to do it and we’ve seen the harsh it was um one point I was going to make
today there’s a couple of do’s and don’ts on cruises and one of those do’s
and don’t the pointers is you got to pick the cruise line that’s right for
you I’m not necessarily the cheapest cruise
you can find at any price you know sometimes you’ll come across an
internet offer on a cruise and it might say you know Bahamas cruise or a
Caribbean cruise $425 a person with all kinds of perks but what you might not
know is that the cruise line that that Cruz is on may be completely wrong for
what it is you need or what it is you’d want from your cruise now people like
myself I’m older I’m 62 what am I looking for zipline action you know
FlowRider uh you know surfing action am I looking
for a Disney cruise with a whole bunch of
kids running around no it’s not for me as great as Disney is nope where am i
you know there’s a slot for me now Cruise Lines work for me I know exactly
which ones will work the ones I’d like to be on that I can’t afford that would
work for me but but for those of you out there who aren’t cruisers you know we’re
not familiar I mean your family that’s thinking of going on a cruise and you do
know what it’s all about you got to help these people steer them you know in the
right direction sometimes Carnival is the way to go sometimes it’s princess
I’ll Caribbean for this group maybe for family of four where the kids are 10 to
13 certain cruise lines perfect certain
cruise lines not the same thing with the shipwreck the certain shapes are perfect
for certain people certain ships are the wrong ship so you have to keep that in
mind too let’s see you’re just checking in Teresa Teresa said whoops I mean even
Ian yeah the the the picking of a Cruise Line and picking of your ship he’s
almost a science because in the old days when all we had were love boats you know
remember the television show The Love Boat in the seventies I never really
watched this show I was old enough at the time to watch the show but I didn’t
my mother watched it but a lot of you out there who were 40 and younger you
would never have seen a love boat show and today you wouldn’t want to watch it
it’s cocky as hell all cruise ships were like that they were just the same thing
and it was really considered to be an adult only centered type vacation adult
get away honeymoons honeymooners of course lovers bosses with their
secretaries a male or female female or male kori and husbands and wives but
nowadays you know cruising covers the gamut I mean you know you you tell me
the age group of the traveler and I can help you recommend the cruise line that
you may want to consider going on and cruise lines know this so the cruise
line business is becoming much more fragmented pick the area you want it you
know the cruise lines do you want to be following and avoid the cruise lines and
activities that really won’t work for you right
but sometimes the almighty dollar can get in the way and you have to be
careful that um Elizabeth is saying do you have a
public email now Elizabeth are you asking me someone else if you want to
contact me directly you can do that through my youtube channel there is a
link there on the About section of my channel direct message the the guy so
you can do that or you can go on to my Twitter account traveling with Bruce I’m
on Twitter and you could direct message me there if you want just tweet me me
there I would release my email to you but I don’t want you to over the air so
you know I’ll do it to you privately the right ship and the right cruise line
there was something else I wanted to mention about that you know we were
talking about the hall in America about this is a line with five-star service
great dining on a booze cruise and just you know being surrounded by let’s say
it’s a you’re you’re a college student being or you’re in your third year
second or whatever and you want to go on a five-day cruise and live it up that
take a Carnival cruise to Mexico that’s where you want to go or you know a lot
of college kids of course are taking a taking in all a one-week all-inclusive
to Mexico to Cancun and other you know Carnival is already gonna go you might
you may get a drink package if you can handle that much at age twenty maybe you
can not that I recommend it but for for someone my age you know I would avoid
college holiday break Spring Break college timeframe cruise to Cancun
avoiding that because I need to sleep I want better quality big food I mean oh
and I’m with my wife so you know I’m not on the deck trolling and they do your
old trolling after college kids how you get into me that’s ridiculous
terrible terrible so Holland America Celebrity Cruises that that’s in my
wheelhouse for sure Princess Cruises yep that’s in my wheelhouse where you know
other styles wouldn’t work for me now 32 years old 30 years younger and oh I wish
I were 32 years old with my wife and it’s just the two of us then we have a
number of options to go and Royal Caribbean is definitely one of them
because of the action all the stuff we can do onboard and then the various
stops but if we’ve got the kids and the kids are three and five or four and
seven Disney Cruise is the way we go there the four and seven year old acai
and old enough maybe five and eight would be ideal but or older or this
Disney Cruise will be a lifelong memory and of course we’ll have the photos
taken and away we go that would be you know something to do
you’re asking me yes Elizabeth yeah it just direct message me through YouTube
or or Twitter and you know hold me there gaily talking about kids does anyone
want the chances of less kids on a Carnival cruise later this month the
Eastern Caribbean there you go you know if it’s during the school year and there
aren’t there aren’t any holidays or long weekends of all chances are the number
of kids on a cruise even on Carnival should be low I mean kids should be in
school when school is on and the other thing about a cruise is if you take a
short four-day five-day cruise there could be more children you’re taking a
longer cruise if you’re on like 10 12 14 day cruise kids being on that cruise
especially during a school year are much less so keep that in mind but on you
know spring break you know oh my goodness
all cruise lines will have more children of course but the good news now with
with you know with King heads and cruise lines is that the cruise lines no 4000
people are on the cruise and 500 600 800 our children
they have kids owns you know Norwegian has a really good kid zone not only for
the very young but for the teenage kind of years sort of you know up to 15 16
they have zones for those kids as well now with the water parks being built on
ships and all cruise ships going in for retro for dry docking when they get a
major makeover a lot of these ships are getting water particles added on to them
because if you don’t have water slides you’re gonna lose out on the part of the
cruise audience that wants that feature and so yet better have it because it’s
proving to be incredibly popular anymore with the old duct you know there’s a
little slide into the pool and no and you can’t get away with the slide that
just goes around like twice now that’s that’s not gonna cut it anymore no now
you got to be you know 100 feet up you know five 10 stories high in a tube with
the water running down it and you’ve got this type ride and then around and
around you go you got to provide that because each cruise ship is trying to
outdo the other cruise ship to offer the better services and if you don’t keep up
your own so that’s that’s the way that’s way that’s going out of Ottawa she’s
saying I ended up on a celebrity cruise with Spring Breakers captain kept
announcing could the crazy people please keep their clothing on in appropriate
areas letters to all guests yeah yeah this can happen and you’re on celebrity
yeah you know sometimes it doesn’t matter the line if you know if if mom
and dad have got the money to send the kids on Celebrity Cruise they’re gonna
put them on a celebrity cruise or you know pretty cruise and they just finding
out that you know the the son the daughter and you know five of their
friends or seven of their friends hang on a bender to Mexico for a week as a
parent it might be worth your while for a peace of mind have one the same ship you’re on just
have them in cabins at the other end of the ship and they’re on the same boat
you’re on and you can keep tabs on these guys because the horror stories we’re
hearing every year you hear so horror stories in media about college kids
getting into trouble in Mexico or in Cuba or in you know they have these
all-inclusive or in Florida of course you know I’m and like in Daytona Beach
you know and in Fort Lauderdale you know and Miami you absolutely know the mayhem
that happens during spring break I mean the Florida is invaded by college kids
and you know some of them not all but some of them you know go a bit far and
it gets ridiculous and of course the local police are they’re busy so yeah if
you can kind of keep them keep tabs on them and keep them on your cruise ship
maybe you can hopefully control them but yeah that crash exit that’s a good point
that can happen too even on even on a celebrity cruise unfortunately some of
this thing also keep in mind if the ship has water slides and zip lines and all
of those their parents are looking for the liberty was not a very kid-friendly
their kids Club is great though yeah you’re looking for a private a quiet
cruise you may not want to book a cruise that is bragging about the fact they
have zip lines and flow riders and rock climbing walls and all these water rides
and slides the action packed crowd you you you that’s what they want shift a
bit over to the other side to a more of a quieter door ship that might be
smaller ship older ship that’s gonna be running a little more sedate way boring
as hell for the young perfect for the older Crash’s saying two kids had for free
drink packages and they couldn’t control it they were fun and polite but very
drunk yeah yeah and you’re kind of hoping for the
best right if they’re able to drink unlimited they don’t turn into psychotic
monsters after the fifth whatever right just hoping that maybe they become
sleepy please become sleepy yeah you just don’t know right and then how sick
are they gonna be afterwards oh man crash like saying nine people we put a
we put ashore in the week-long cruise some threw her overboard not cool stuff
oh they were throwing loungers overboard yeah you know that destruction of
property and everything else you know you hope that the camera system on the
cruise is catching them and then they can literally you know either arrest
them on the ship did you know that they have a brig onboard they can put you in
a little room and lock you up and they’re allowed to do it international
international law yeah and criminally charge you and kick you off at the next
port and if it’s in the Bahamas or if it’s in so or if it’s in you know
wherever it is you’re you’re in jail are you gonna be reported to the police
there that if you’re caught I mean what a mess the parents get a call back home
your daughter’s here at our police station in Cancun she was kicked off a
cruise ship all then vandalism oh my god now what that’s a nightmare
you know what that call Elizabeth saying I was that kid I gotta tell you it was
looking today for some firm info to share with you guys alright so I’m in
the last portion of the show we’re not done yet but we’re getting there I
thought today I would share with you some of the dumbest questions ever asked
on cruise ships these maybe you haven’t but I came across some of these
questions some of the dumbest questions ever asked by passengers and I’m gonna
guess you know these are newbies I’ve never been on a cruise before and I
guess you know it’s once haven’t we we’ve all taken our first cruise at one
time or another and I thought I’d read some of these off and maybe you can tell
me you’ve ever heard some of these questions that caught my eye was my
passengers asking a crew member has this has this ship ever sunk ah yeah it sunk
two weeks ago and we resurrected it and we’re back oh my god
next question is here uh if I got an outside cabin and then it then it rained deep thoughts here on these questions
what happens if I flush the toilet when I’m sitting on it I never thought of
that you know I mean what happened you know when you’re sitting at home and you
flush the toilet I know what happens but when you’re on a cruise ship what
happens if you’re you know might be do you have a cruise to Las Vegas that’d be
great you know if we could get that cruise
ship baby up the Mississippi I’ll take a left somewhere around st. Louis and then
if we can go along the river system and work our way along the Colorado River
and then we can get through to the to the dam there and we get as close as the
big you know maybe we can get out to Vegas from there I’d be a great cruise
with it I mean I would be fantastic Vegas to Chris from Vegas to Miami and
Miami to Vegas that could be a hint if you look into that how small does your
face have to be to get the mini facial special in the spa now that is a deep question what
elevation are we at what do they do with the ice sculptures after they melt I
don’t know I just I just I just don’t know passenger crouch actual saying
passengers have to portage across the desert that’s right that last 15 miles
you’re walking we have no buses they don’t allow buses on the Hoover Dam
sorry crew sleep aboard the cruise ship is a legitimate question me where do
they sleep right why are the ruins this bad shape why is the microwave in my
cabin not working microwave right we know what that is don’t we yeah we know
what that is how do they have power this far from land Steve but this question
that was at what time is a midnight buffet I had to read those today I I
thought I got a kick out of that I don’t recall asking those questions myself
when I was on it was when I was on the cruise but free every every cruise so
you got your characters and uh you know first-timers right newbies are newbies
what can I say shakes laughs I love ya I love stuff like that oh so here we are
it’s Friday afternoon I want to thank you guys for hanging in there with me
for the whole hour today this has been fantastic I really appreciate your
favorite port or it’s next week I’m gonna ask more
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the the amenities extra excursions you have perhaps some of the worst you name
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