A British Mans First Cruise - Enchantment of the Seas

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#21
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Hope you have a wonderful time. The Enchantment was our first cruise too. I marveled at the size of her back then! Still has to rank up there with one of the best cruises....but I think the first always holds a special place!
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Brilliance of the Seas Repo - 10/13 Boston to Tampa
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#23
South Boston, VA, USA (Yeah, I had to look it up too...)
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I can't wait to read all about it!!! I hope you love cruising as much as I love touring the UK! I'd move there in a second if I could!

Enjoy!!!!! We board in three weeks!!!

Sam
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#24
Georgia
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Wow, how exciting for you! I can't wait to join you on your vacation! I hope you have a awesome time and enjoy every minute of your cruise. They go by so darn fast! Have a blast!
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#25
937 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by LeeGrant
What is an elevator?

He will be a lift as he is British
Yes yes lift/elevator....does the same thing

Gosh maybe we should do him a list of words that he will need just so he won't get confused.

Fries = Chips
Chips = Crisps

As soon as you get those words sorted everything else falls in to place.

CK x
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#26
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Joined May 2004
Originally posted by Cruise_Kitten
Yes yes lift/elevator....does the same thing

Gosh maybe we should do him a list of words that he will need just so he won't get confused.

Fries = Chips
Chips = Crisps

As soon as you get those words sorted everything else falls in to place.

CK x
Yes, he needs to use the correct words. Hopefully he will write in proper English...U.S. wording that is.
#27
Northern Virginia
172 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
Very exciting to read this thread since we are about to go on our first cruise on Enchantment in March! Thank you for posting and helping me pass the time until we set sail
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#28
Manalapan, New Jersey
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Joined Jul 2003
Originally posted by LeeGrant
What is an elevator?

He will be a lift as he is British
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#29
Pepsicola FL
9,892 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by Cruise_Kitten
Yes yes lift/elevator....does the same thing

Gosh maybe we should do him a list of words that he will need just so he won't get confused.

Fries = Chips
Chips = Crisps

As soon as you get those words sorted everything else falls in to place.

CK x

don't forget Biscuit = cookie
#30
Manalapan, New Jersey
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Originally posted by spookwife
don't forget Biscuit = cookie
And let's not forget the extraneous "U" that our British friends like to include in some of their words ... favourite, colour, Et.Cet.

Michael
#31
Houston, Texas.
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Biscuits = Scones
Preserves = Jam
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#32
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Originally posted by MikeNJ1109
And let's not forget the extraneous "U" that our British friends like to include in some of their words ... favourite, colour, Et.Cet.

Michael
All of the words that y'all drop the U in
Favour, Labour, Saviour, Arbour, and one we should all know.....Harbour
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#33
Virginia
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Joined Jan 2010
Have a great cruise. We'll be on the Enchantment on the 27th (so take good care of her). I'm looking foward to reading your posts. It will seem as if we've started our cruise a week early! I hope you'll have time to spend sightseeing in the Baltimore/Washington area after your cruise as well.
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#34
Sheffield, UK
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Joined Nov 2011
?Well ladies and gentlemen, I made it. Checked into the lovely Hilton about ten minutes ago and have to say loving the USA so far. Flight was an absolute pleasure, well aside from one choppy bit where I got a little scared ha ha. Security scared me at first, but the gentleman who took my prints was an absolute pleasure to talk to. We were met at the gate by a very sweet lady, whose name I sadly did not get, and check in at the Hilton was a breeze. Going to relax and shower, then maybe sample some American ales in the bar.

I shall report in tomorrow hopefully from the ship.

PP


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#35
Reading Pa USA
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Joined Feb 2002
Welcome to the US !!!! I will boarding the Enchantment on Feb. 27th, so I am looking forward to your "LIVE" reports! Enjoy what little time you have in Baltimore. I love the Inner Harbor.
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#36
london
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Joined Dec 2011
Originally posted by MikeNJ1109
And let's not forget the extraneous "U" that our British friends like to include in some of their words ... favourite, colour, Et.Cet.

Michael
Yes we do like a U, lol, but another one is pants, pants is underwear to us but I think thats what you call trousers!

Looking forward to reading your review each day, we have our very first cruise next month, but it will not be our fist time in the US, can't wait. Have a great time.
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#37
Wichita, Kansas
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Joined Aug 2007
Pr1vatepiles, welcome to the US. Hope you have a great time. I do have one question for you however -- Wednesday or United?
#38
Lancaster, PA
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Joined Jul 2008
Originally posted by pr1vatepiles
?Well ladies and gentlemen, I made it. Checked into the lovely Hilton about ten minutes ago and have to say loving the USA so far. Flight was an absolute pleasure, well aside from one choppy bit where I got a little scared ha ha. Security scared me at first, but the gentleman who took my prints was an absolute pleasure to talk to. We were met at the gate by a very sweet lady, whose name I sadly did not get, and check in at the Hilton was a breeze. Going to relax and shower, then maybe sample some American ales in the bar.
Yeah, I keep hearing horror stories about the TSA agents, but I keep running into some terrific guys and gals. Mind you, I travel very little these days, as almost all my family is within 10 mins of home...

As far as American ales, I really hope you have a decent bar that has more to offer than the macro brews. There are some really great micro brews to be found, with Troegs, Stoudts and Dogfish Head being just a few of my faves.

Anyway, welcome to the US, hope you have a great time!

Dave
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#39
Michigan
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Joined May 2011
Glad you had a good flight! Looking forward to your review and what you think of America in general. Have a great holiday!! By the way. One of my many favorite British bands came from your hometown!!
#40
Houston, Texas.
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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by pr1vatepiles
?Well ladies and gentlemen, I made it. Checked into the lovely Hilton about ten minutes ago and have to say loving the USA so far. Flight was an absolute pleasure, well aside from one choppy bit where I got a little scared ha ha. Security scared me at first, but the gentleman who took my prints was an absolute pleasure to talk to. We were met at the gate by a very sweet lady, whose name I sadly did not get, and check in at the Hilton was a breeze. Going to relax and shower, then maybe sample some American ales in the bar.

I shall report in tomorrow hopefully from the ship.

PP


I hope you love this wonderful country and have a fantastic cruise. We are all waiting to follow you onboard. Have a wonderful cruise.

Ex- Brit now Texan .
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