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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Balcony room 13113 - we figure the two 13's will cancel each other out and make for extra awesome luck ;)

We loved being just under the pool deck and cafeteria this year, was just silly convenient (and the deck plan looks similar in those regards on the new boat). Plus, it's actually one of those pseudo-corner balcony rooms where the boat narrows, so we can see forward not just sideward. Word.


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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Speaking of numbers. Has anyone else noticed that there are no cabins ending in the number 17?

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:26 am 
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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:14 am 
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stASH wrote:
Speaking of numbers. Has anyone else noticed that there are no cabins ending in the number 17?

Nor is there a deck 17. It goes from 16 to 18. I guess the Italians find it to be unlucky. Here's a quick blurb that I found:
"In Italian culture, the number 17 is considered unlucky. When viewed as the Roman numeral, XVII, it is then changed anagramtically to VIXI, which in the Latin language it translates to "I have lived", the perfect tense implying "My life is over." (c.f. "Vixerunt", Cicero's famous announcement of an execution.) In Italy, it is not uncommon to notice that buildings do not have 17th floor, hotels do not have a room 17. The Italian airline carrier, Alitalia, does not have a seat 17. Renault sold its "R17" model in Italy as "R177.""

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:16 am 
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Nice research! I had no idea 17 was a no go in Italy.


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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:17 am 
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I didn't either, until right now, and I'm Italian! :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:40 am 
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Wow - who new about the Ital's and 17. I guess I won't be drinking 17 drinks in a day. And I'll stay up for more than 17 hours at a time, not 17 like I had planned. :) And I'll refer to 1700 hours as 5 PM.

With all that said, Amber (Scamper) and I will be rocking the 13th - 13021

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:55 pm 
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well you learn something new everyday.

Do American cruise ships skip the 13th floor?


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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
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Its awesome that after cruising on 4 different MSC boats in the last 7 yrs we're just now noticing there's been no 17's on the ships! What were we all doing?? :?

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
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I think we're on to something = Carnival does not have a 13th floor on their ships.

I think I like the Italian logic better.

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:20 pm 
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We're in 8194 this year. Psyched!

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
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TIL XVII!! awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
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So will we need need a new cruise line in 2019 for JC17??? :DOH:

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
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phorevergr8ful wrote:
So will we need need a new cruise line in 2019 for JC17??? :DOH:


Or maybe even two years earlier... :DOH:

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 Post subject: Re: where y'at?? JC 12 cabin thread
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phorevergr8ful wrote:
Its awesome that after cruising on 4 different MSC boats in the last 7 yrs we're just now noticing there's been no 17's on the ships! What were we all doing?? :?


the boat is finally big enough to go to 17........somebody on 16 needs to do a fake ladder to the 17th floor as a hall decor

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