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NJ
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Originally posted by CRUZER2012
Well, there seems to be a lot to do on the Royal. Besides, inclement weather does set an interesting mood. A curious thought -- how do we know what weather to expect in the middle of the Atlantic? Maybe I should look into this. I am just so ecstatic to get on this cruise.
Eddie, it's quite interesting. In 2008 we did a 30 cruise on the Emerald Princess (12 days Barcleona to Venice & 18 days Venice to FLL) and I bought the charts for those 2 cruises. They auction them off at the end of each cruise. Had them framed and they're handing in John's office. On the charts, you see the original voyage route, then they show the hurricane that was in the Atlantic and then they show the new rerouted version, which is the one we took to avoid all of the nasty weather. The charts are hanging on display of each ship and they are very interesting. We have no more walls left, but my D/H loves his 3 charts.
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Joyce
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Originally posted by hokiefans
Hi!

Could someone please post to the link to the "sub-threads"? I know it's here on one of these Royal Grand Med or TA threads but I can't find it!

thanks
denise

ps - Ann, you may want to post about the spreadsheet again!
Here's the link for the group of sub-threads: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=786

Hope this helps.

Judy
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Please check the Rome excursion thread to see what I've got planned for Rome.....

Bob
Bob, I am answering here as I am having trouble getting an email through to you. Marla and I want to join your Rome tour. I posted on that thread, too, and tried to send you an email.
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Jerry

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Originally posted by bronxgirl25
Originally Posted by JerryinBWB
Thanks, Marcia. We really want to get to the Isle of Capri this time. Have you been there? Recommend a tour? If you have not been, would you like to go? Last Fall we did the Amalfi Coast and have done Pompeii, etc, so want to try to get to Blue Lagoon, Capri.



That is our plan also. We've never been to Capri or Anacapri. I was talking to Julia about doing it on our own. I don't want to do the Blue Grotto boat tour where you have to practically lay down to go into a cave and I'm not sure it's for us. But I'd like to see it if we can. Walking around Capri and take in the sights sounds great.
Great. Let's put something together.
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Eastern Virginia
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Originally posted by Jemnibabe
Hello everyone.......just posted on the roll call and since I have been following this thread as well, thought I would start posting here as well. We just booked an aft-facing cabin, R733 on this TA and will be so happy to see all my old friends from the Ruby TA in 2010 and also meet the ones I missed seeing last Oct. on the Ruby TA (like Marcia) when we had to cancel. Maybe this time we will finally make it to Venice and a reunion with all my old friends and new ones alike. Looking forward to chatting on ALL these threads pertaining to our Royal TA.

Glad to see you finally got booked Franky, and maybe some of our Facebook Gems will join us as well.

Judy from SW Florida
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Judy, so nice to see you posting here and hear that you've booked! You need to send me an e-mail at Sunviking2013 at gmail.com so I can put you on the spreadsheet. I hope this time all will go well and we can sail together again.
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Vancouver, BC
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Originally posted by JerryinBWB
Great. Let's put something together.
Capri is so easy to do yourself. You really don't need to do a tour. You don't really leave the port area when walking over to the ferries. loved Capri - enjoy
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Eastern Virginia
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You guys have been busy! I have not checked the Roll Call or the threads until tonight because I've been gathering your data and putting it on the spreadsheet. Al is happy because I've stopped making spreadsheets about stuff here in the house . Anyway, the RHR cruise was busy right after booking opened but this Royal cruise tops that one.

Many of you have sent me e-mails to be added to the spreadsheet but for those who haven't, please do send me an e-mail at

Sunviking2013 at gmail.com
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Atlanta
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Originally posted by JerryinBWB
Great. Let's put something together.
Whoo hoo, love DIY tours
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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
Capri is so easy to do yourself. You really don't need to do a tour. You don't really leave the port area when walking over to the ferries. loved Capri - enjoy
Do they have a moongate on Capri?
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Originally posted by itdjbw
Do they have a moongate on Capri?
Good question. I don't remember
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Canyon Country, California
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Thanks again Ann for all your hard work. I'm suprised your fingers are not stubs from all the typing.

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Originally posted by Cruise Junky
Capri is so easy to do yourself. You really don't need to do a tour. You don't really leave the port area when walking over to the ferries. loved Capri - enjoy

If I remember correctly, easy ferry ride to Capri and then take a funicular once you are on shore in Capri. Can someone confirm that my recollection is accurate or am I thinking of another place? I did this in 2001.
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Originally posted by CRUZER2012
If I remember correctly, easy ferry ride to Capri and then take a funicular once you are on shore in Capri. Can someone confirm that my recollection is accurate or am I thinking of another place? I did this in 2001.
You're correct. You walk to the left of the port area (when facing Naples) and there are a lot of lines selling tickets to Capri, once over there you get your ticket for the funicular and up you go. We didn't buy a return ticket so we wouldn't be tied to a particular line coming back. Extremely easy.
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Originally posted by CRUZER2012
If I remember correctly, easy ferry ride to Capri and then take a funicular once you are on shore in Capri. Can someone confirm that my recollection is accurate or am I thinking of another place? I did this in 2001.
You're correct...we took it from Sorrento but think it can also be done from Naples & maybe someplace else. We went there during a landtour & unfortunately the funnicular was closed for repairs. We walked to the main city which was quite physical going up many steep steps. I believe you could also get there by cab but whether the funnicular is operational may be something to consider.
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Just an FYI, tomorrow we make our annual trek to the Northern Neck of VA for the art show benefiting the volunteer fire dept. There are usually some good sculptors and artists there and we've bought a few things over the years. Add to that the fact that we go for lunch at the Tides Inn which is a lovely place on a navigable creek right off the Rappahanock River and it makes for a perfect day. Anyway, the point of all this is that if you send me an e-mail and don't hear back for a while, it's because I'm either eating or absorbing culture out of town for the day
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Originally posted by bronxgirl25
Originally Posted by JerryinBWB
Thanks, Marcia. We really want to get to the Isle of Capri this time. Have you been there? Recommend a tour? If you have not been, would you like to go? Last Fall we did the Amalfi Coast and have done Pompeii, etc, so want to try to get to Blue Lagoon, Capri.



That is our plan also. We've never been to Capri or Anacapri. I was talking to Julia about doing it on our own. I don't want to do the Blue Grotto boat tour where you have to practically lay down to go into a cave and I'm not sure it's for us. But I'd like to see it if we can. Walking around Capri and take in the sights sounds great.
Marcia, don't forget that Marilyn and I want to go, too!
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Originally posted by Sunviking
Just an FYI, tomorrow we make our annual trek to the Northern Neck of VA for the art show benefiting the volunteer fire dept. There are usually some good sculptors and artists there and we've bought a few things over the years. Add to that the fact that we go for lunch at the Tides Inn which is a lovely place on a navigable creek right off the Rappahanock River and it makes for a perfect day. Anyway, the point of all this is that if you send me an e-mail and don't hear back for a while, it's because I'm either eating or absorbing culture out of town for the day
Ann,

The manager of the Tides Inn is a classmate of mine from Switzerland. If you get this before you go, please contact me. His name is George Lidicker - and he will remember me well !!

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Originally posted by Lynda90
Marcia, don't forget that Marilyn and I want to go, too!
I thought you put your name on the list for the tour that goes to the restaurant with the views? Of course you are welcome to join us
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Originally posted by itdjbw
I thought you put your name on the list for the tour that goes to the restaurant with the views? Of course you are welcome to join us
Oh, did I miss the restaurant tour? Nah, I'd much rather spend my time seeing the sights than sitting in a restaurant. A short lunch that gives us the flavor of wherever we're at is good enough for me!
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