Celebrity's Galaxy-I just returned!

Celebrity's Galaxy-I just returned!

Post by Ron DeFor » Tue, 18 Mar 1997 04:00:00


I just did a week in the Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruise's new
Galaxy ship--------it was the best vacation I've ever had and that's
saying alot because I've had some great vacations and have been on other
ships.  I even worked on the Fairwind for a while.  

The Galaxy's cuisine, like many people in this newsgroup had advised,
was unsurpassed.  AS good as any fine restaurant.  

I have done a lot of traveling in my life and lived the high life for
most of my life (son of movie star) and this week on the Galaxy was a
dream.  Do a week on the Galaxy and you will agree that it is like being
able to have a sneak preview of Heaven!  The rough part was having to go
back to work today!

P.S.  Scuba diving in Sting Ray City (Grand Cayman) was also the best
dive I've ever had.  Only fif*** feet deep (for an hour!), but I saw
more fish and plant varieties than anywhere else in the Caribbean and
four Hawaiian islands...not to mention the awesome experience petting
and playing with sting rays!

 
 
 

Celebrity's Galaxy-I just returned!

Post by Fred Lanya » Wed, 19 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Hi Ron,
Glad to hear your cruise was a rousing success. After touring the
Galaxy in December and sampling the cuisine, I was pretty sure the
experience would be great.

BTW, would you be the son of the great character actor, Don DeFore?
It's been a while since the name has popped up but I do remember. Was
the sitcom he starred in December Bride or is my memory playing tricks
again?

Quote:

>I just did a week in the Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruise's new
>Galaxy ship--------it was the best vacation I've ever had and that's
>saying alot because I've had some great vacations and have been on other
>ships.  I even worked on the Fairwind for a while.  

>The Galaxy's cuisine, like many people in this newsgroup had advised,
>was unsurpassed.  AS good as any fine restaurant.  

>I have done a lot of traveling in my life and lived the high life for
>most of my life (son of movie star) and this week on the Galaxy was a
>dream.  Do a week on the Galaxy and you will agree that it is like being
>able to have a sneak preview of Heaven!  The rough part was having to go
>back to work today!

>P.S.  Scuba diving in Sting Ray City (Grand Cayman) was also the best
>dive I've ever had.  Only fif*** feet deep (for an hour!), but I saw
>more fish and plant varieties than anywhere else in the Caribbean and
>four Hawaiian islands...not to mention the awesome experience petting
>and playing with sting rays!

Regards,
Fred Lanyard
Living on your western shore, saw summer sunsets, asked for more...

 
 
 

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Post by Fred Lanya » Thu, 20 Mar 1997 04:00:00

After a night's sleep I started to think of the boss in Private
Secretary starring Ann Sothern or maybe he was a neighbor called
"Thorny" in another family sitcom...Hey Ron, help us out here.

Regards,
Fred Lanyard
Living on your western shore, saw summer sunsets, asked for more...

 
 
 

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Post by Geoff Edwar » Thu, 20 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I just did a week in the Western Caribbean aboard Celebrity Cruise's new
>Galaxy ship--------it was the best vacation I've ever had and that's
>saying alot because I've had some great vacations and have been on other
>ships.  I even worked on the Fairwind for a while.  

>The Galaxy's cuisine, like many people in this newsgroup had advised,
>was unsurpassed.  AS good as any fine restaurant.  

>I have done a lot of traveling in my life and lived the high life for
>most of my life (son of movie star) and this week on the Galaxy was a
>dream.  Do a week on the Galaxy and you will agree that it is like being
>able to have a sneak preview of Heaven!  The rough part was having to go
>back to work today!

>P.S.  Scuba diving in Sting Ray City (Grand Cayman) was also the best
>dive I've ever had.  Only fif*** feet deep (for an hour!), but I saw
>more fish and plant varieties than anywhere else in the Caribbean and
>four Hawaiian islands...not to mention the awesome experience petting
>and playing with sting rays!

Hi Ron,

I was an acquaintence of your Dad, and a big fan.
I am glad you liked the Galaxy. We sailed on her Western Caribbean
itinerary and are going back April 20th for her c***transit.
I am not a fan of large ships, but the Galaxy is different. This is a
wonderful ship, very well appointed, and, although it was full on our
trip, it never seemed crowded.
Join us on the 20th...we'll have some fun.
Oh, and thanks for the scuba tip. We'll give that a try for sure.

Geoff Edwards

 
 
 

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Post by Chuck Nar » Fri, 21 Mar 1997 04:00:00

<snip>

Quote:
> P.S.  Scuba diving in Sting Ray City (Grand Cayman) was also the best
> dive I've ever had.  Only fif*** feet deep (for an hour!), but I saw
> more fish and plant varieties than anywhere else in the Caribbean and
> four Hawaiian islands...not to mention the awesome experience petting
> and playing with sting rays!

hi ron-
        while I'm glad you enjoyed stingray city (been there twice
myself :-) I'd hardly call it the location to see "more fish and plant
varieties than anywhere else in the Caribbean."  in fact, stingray
city is a barren sandy area with a couple of isolated c***heads,
a very small variety of fish (mainly stringrays and yellowtail snappers,
plus a limited variety of the usual suspects on those c***heads.)

        unless you're a sandy-bottom macro night-critter freak like me, there
really isn't a whole hell of a lot to see there besides the people-friendly
rays, and the people who are there to be friendly with them.

        if you haven't seen more variety at just about any popular dive
site in the caribbean, then you probably were on the surface.

cheers,
chuck/
p.s. most of those "plants" are corals, which are animals...just FYI.

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Post by Myron and Mercedes Johnso » Sat, 22 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:


> Glad to hear you had fun, and Celebrity does a nice job, but what the
hell
> does this have to do with SCUBA enough that you had to crosspost it to
all
> the damn groups?

> Your post had a curious canned quality to it. Damned if I can figure your
> angle, but it sure smells like spam.

Yeah, BAD spam! This one, in particular, reads like a soap-opera re-run.

I was beginning to worry that I was the only person who is getting tired of
reading these tacky "internet infomercials". Recently there have been
several posts in rec.scuba.* that are obviously trying to pass advertising
off as genuine trip reports.

They all read the same:
"Just wanted to tell you about the wonderful week I spent on the
xxxxxxxxxx". "Luxurious boat and dedicated crew.......".
"John Smith, the wonderful owner, and Joe Blow, the divemaster, attended to
our every need."
"I found a web page that gives more details on the trip if you are
interested...www.adverti***t.com.".

Never any complaints about little things that went wrong on the trip.
Always a "perfect" week. Never mentioned are the traveler's names, trip
dates, and all those little details that a real trip report contains.
Please spammers, either stop posting this junk, or, at least, take a
creative writing class!

Where is Jim Greenlee when you need him? (grin)

 
 
 

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Post by Steven N. Norvi » Sat, 22 Mar 1997 04:00:00



in an infomercial:

Quote:
><snip>

>> P.S.  Scuba diving in Sting Ray City (Grand Cayman) was
also the best
>> dive I've ever had.  Only fif*** feet deep (for an
hour!), but I saw
>> more fish and plant varieties than anywhere else in the
Caribbean and
>> four Hawaiian islands...not to mention the awesome
experience petting
>> and playing with sting rays!

>hi ron-
>    while I'm glad you enjoyed stingray city (been there
twice
>myself :-) I'd hardly call it the location to see "more
fish and plant
>varieties than anywhere else in the Caribbean."  in fact,
stingray
>city is a barren sandy area with a couple of isolated c***
heads,
>a very small variety of fish (mainly stringrays and

yellowtail snappers,
Quote:
>plus a limited variety of the usual suspects on those c***
heads.)

>    unless you're a sandy-bottom macro night-critter freak
like me, there
>really isn't a whole hell of a lot to see there besides the
people-friendly
>rays, and the people who are there to be friendly with

them.

But, but, but . . . well there IS a humungous green moray
eel living 30 yards east of Stingray City.  He is voracious
and will get inside your BC if he smells fish smell on you.

Quote:
>    if you haven't seen more variety at just about any
>popular dive
>site in the caribbean, then you probably were on the
>surface.

Did you say this guy is clueless?

Quote:
>cheers,
>chuck/
>p.s. most of those "plants" are corals, which are
>animals...just FYI.

I don't recall ANY plants at Stingray City.

Regards,
Steve

(who is off on the Wave Dancer next week looking for macro
subjects)

Steve Norvich
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Lisle, Illinois 60532

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