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Welcome aboard. One thing I like to do is...
Welcome aboard.

One thing I like to do is check out each port in Google Earth. A "birds eye" view can give lots of info on what's in the area of where the ship docks.

Work up a bit of a...
This thread is a great idea. We were having...
This thread is a great idea.

We were having lunch in the buffet on our TA from the Med to Florida and were chatting with the couple at the table next to us. During the usual "where are you from"...
I tend to be a planner but nothing (with the...
I tend to be a planner but nothing (with the exception of excursions) is written in stone.

I do have sunrise and sunset times noted in my planner because I like to take photos. Inside cabin on...
Thanks. Equinox was a beautiful ship. Great...
Thanks. Equinox was a beautiful ship. Great food and entertainment.
Love this. Sort of like the gentleman I...
Love this.

Sort of like the gentleman I saw fussing to the guest services gal about not having gotten any dinner. The problem was that we hadn't left port and it wasn't dinner time yet.

Then...
One cash item on board may be a tip for room...
One cash item on board may be a tip for room service delivery. Other than that any extra charges will go on your onboard account. I was going to mention specialty coffees but that's usually...
Since we're retired I always feel odd using the...
Since we're retired I always feel odd using the word "vacation". I think of a vacation as time off from work or school - neither of which we do any more.

So our cruises I guess would be trips or...
You've hit the nail on the head. We took...
You've hit the nail on the head.

We took lots of car trips when we were first married and when our sons were younger. We started cruising fairly recently - 2008 to Alaska. Now we're working on...
Or like the lady we met in Alaska. When the...
Or like the lady we met in Alaska. When the Captain announced that there were sea lions on an ice floe "at 9:00" she looked at her watch and said he was a bit late since it was about noon.

I was...
Absolutely. My family's 4 generations of...
Absolutely. My family's 4 generations of military thank you.
Thanks a lot. Looks like getting the coffee card...
Thanks a lot. Looks like getting the coffee card may be worth it. Depends on if the iced drinks take 2 punches like some recent posts have said.

I'll have to ask for the details before we buy.
Specialty Coffee Prices
We're going on Vison of the Seas in September and I'm looking for prices at Café Latte-tudes.

Just ballpark figures for things like mochas, etc. - both iced and hot. Trying to figure if getting...
Right. My grandmother had a party line -...
Right.

My grandmother had a party line - although I don't think there was a special ring - this would have been probably the mid 1950's. I think it came down to the party line being a bit cheaper...
Or if you're really really old (my son's...
Or if you're really really old (my son's description) you remember phones with dials rather than push buttons and definitely no way to leave a message. If the person you were calling didn't answer...
Me too (you beat me to it). It'll be interesting...
Me too (you beat me to it). It'll be interesting to see how far we walk around the ship.
Welcome aboard! And prepare to be hooked - I'll...
Welcome aboard! And prepare to be hooked - I'll bet your first cruise won't be your last.

One thing I like to do is look at our ports in Google Earth to get the "lay of the land". Sometimes you...
If anything goes wrong they're there to handle...
If anything goes wrong they're there to handle it.

On our Princess British Isles cruise Jeffrey was a lifesaver. He had come by and introduced himself and we told him we were easy to care for -...
In addition to the other things folks have...
In addition to the other things folks have mentioned:

Sunrise and sunset.

Anything weather related - clouds, waves, etc.

We try to be out on deck for sail-in to the port and sail-out.
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I haven't seen any. Google Earth is what I use...
I haven't seen any. Google Earth is what I use to check out the ports.

One warning about San Juan - everything is up hill from the dock area - wear your walking shoes!
I've never understood folks who look straight...
I've never understood folks who look straight ahead. I figure it's a good idea to look down once in a while so I don't trip over anything (or step in something icky if outside. If they don't see...
Our very first cruise - to Alaska. As the...
Our very first cruise - to Alaska.

As the ship was getting into position at Hubbard Glacier the Captain announced that there were some sea lions on an ice floe "at 9:00". We were out on deck on...
Note to self - schedule more time in the gym. :D...
Note to self - schedule more time in the gym. :D Because I definitely want to indulge in bread pudding and scones.
I'm going to borrow your line when our older son...
I'm going to borrow your line when our older son teases us and says we're spending his inheritance. :D We're planning to keep cruising until we can't do it anymore. Like other posters have said we...
Thanks. We'll be on the lookout for it. Just...
Thanks. We'll be on the lookout for it. Just have to spend a bit of time in the gym.
Another newbie Celebrity cruiser here - just 3...
Another newbie Celebrity cruiser here - just 3 weeks to go. :D Several people have mentioned bread pudding - where does one find that? It's one of my favorite desserts.