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So many favorites....Going up the gangway, that first "DING!", the "welcome aboard" from the fabulous staff, the first cocktail, the sailaway, getting to our cabin & going to the balcony. I love all aspects of cruising, but if I had to pick one, it would be the DING!! We will be sailing on the Oasis in October - our first time on that ship! I'm sure seeing that ship as the taxi approaches the port will be added to this list of favorites
My favorite moment is my reply when one of the Stewards asks if he/she can show us to our room as we step aboard and I reply "Not right now, thank you, we are going to the dining room for lunch".
Thank you ,Holland America, for that wonderful Mariners perk.
stepping out of the taxi to hand my bags to the porters starts it for me. Always there early. I can stand in line at the port and be perfectly content with waiting to board the ship. The first step off the gangway onto the ship is aways a wonderful as well.
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CCL Fantasy 6/10/2001 (U124)
CCL Sensation 6/14/2009 (M139)
RCCL Monarch of the Seas 6/14/2010 (9542)
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CCL Ecstacy 6/8/15 (U179, U181, & U185)
My favorite time is after the mandatory safety drill [which is my least favoritr part] then I can go and unpack. Then my vacation begins. I can also go and make reservations at Portifinos. Can't wait till Sept 22 for our Oasis cruise. We've been on most all of the RCCL ships but this is our first Oasis class. Hope to get booked on the Allure next year. I always have to have another cruise to look forward to, although we are going on the Liberty transatlantic in Oct. and the Silohette in Jan.
My favorite first moment is when we step away from the counter and either pause to have our picture taken with our group or walk by those who are stopping to have a picture taken and SMILES ARE ALL AROUND.
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT :
RC Mariner of the Seas, RC Monarch of the Seas, RC Liberty of the Seas, Allure of the Seas & Oasis of the Seas
Hearing the first crew member say "Welcome Aboard". That is the first moment that I know my plans have become a reality.
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