JCOAKML
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Tacoma as a river cruise destination???

Read this the other day and still scratching my head.  American Cruise Lines wants to make Tacoma one of it's river cruise destinations.  Tacoma is on my list of cities I never want to visit again.  It's on the same level as East Oakland in my opinion.  Tacoma anyone?

 

http://www.kiro7.com/news/south-sound-news/cruise-ship-set-to-bring-tourists-to-tacoma/526674468

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DVCruise
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I keep seeing a lot of TV ads for American Cruise Lines but haven't looked into it ... has anybody done one of their cruises?  

AuntPinkie
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Tacoma was our first "stateside" assignment and we loved it!  Of course, that was years ago and we lived on the Air Force base.  It was our first visit to the Pacific Northwest and we found the proximity to ocean, lakes, and mountains such a treat.  My biggest problem was having mountain on the East. Having grown up in the Denver area of Colorado, mountains are supposed to be on the West (yes, I am directionally challenged).  I have heard it has changed dramatically since we lived there, so maybe I'd like to visit as a port of call.

JCOAKML
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Oh no!  I was trying to hit thumbs up and accidentally hit flag post.  I don't know how to undo it.  Very sorry everyone!  Crying

JCOAKML
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Looks like I did it to Debbie's post.  Sorry!!!

DVCruise
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I'm sure whatever dribble I had happened to expound on is not life shattering ... can't even remember what I replied lol

JusMe
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The "Flagged" post will be reviewed by Cruiseline.com staff and be re-posted if it is with in community standards.    The Thumbs up is to close to the flag button,   it happens often.

JusMe
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For a port in Tacoma I could see excursions up to Seattle.   I only know of Tacoma as a military town,  not the safest place from what I have heard from family in the Seattle area.   I'd have to guess that porting is much cheaper then porting in Seattle.

AuntPinkie
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Funny (as in odd), I always felt a bit safer on my own in Tacoma than in Seattle.

BonMike
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I think I'll just stick to driving down to Seartle for a few days at a time. We love the city and surrounding area.

JCOAKML
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You mentioning that reminded me of a childhood scene I saw in Seattle while we were up visiting relatives.  We were in downtown Seattle and a woman was sitting on the sidewalk bleeding after being assaulted. My dad and several others helped her as I waited in the car with my mom and sister.  I confess in all the times I've been in Tacoma I've never seen an assault or the aftermath of one.  But I still feel safer in Seattle than I do Tacoma.

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