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Palmdale, Ca
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Everyone doing the BVE is welcome to hang out on our balcony. We will be in Vista suite D738...,,.

Bob
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Southern California
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Everyone doing the BVE is welcome to hang out on our balcony. We will be in Vista suite D738...,,.

Bob
Thanks so much, Bob. I'm hoping our friends who have never been on a cruise ship will join us for the BVE. I'd love to show them your cabin. Either way, we'll see you then. We are on the ship till 3, I believe. I want to show them around the ship too. What time will you be back in your cabin after lunch?

Eileen
West Covina, California
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Joined Sep 2011
Happy Saturday everyone,

I just got off the phone with Princess. Tammy and I are booked for the BVE on the Sapphire for 3-09-13. We were on the Sapphire last year leaving San Pedro on Saturday, March 10th for the Hawaii roundtrip. Hawaii is one of my favorite cruises. I’ll have to remember not to take luggage with me on that day. LOL We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Is anyone keeping a list so we know who all is going on the 9th? Take care, Kathy
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Southern California
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Since we don't know each other should we wear beads or something so we can recognize our roll call? Looking forward to meeting the attendees.
Aliso Viejo, CA
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We'll be separated from any other boarding group, right near the gangway. Hopefully, you'll recognize me. I'll post what I'm wearing "just in case."
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Southern California
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I'll be easy to identify, I'll be on my mobility scooter with a sign on it that says
Warning! Student Driver. (even though I'm not, it always makes people laugh, which I love).


We will be with friends who have never been on a cruise ship before and I'm looking forward to showing them around, so I plan to do that right after lunch. Then I'd like to meet up in Bob's cabin so they can see that.
Palmdale, Ca
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Due to the elimination of overtime at work I will have to cancel our Royal Princess cruise. It was a very hard decision, but one I had to make. With this in mind, I just wanted to say that everyone is still invited to our balcony on the Sapphhire for the BVE. I'll have some wine available.....

Bob
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Palmdale, Ca
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Just wanted to confirm who's doing the March 9th BVE on the Sapphire.

Thanks....

Bob
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Southern California
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Mark & I and our two friends, Andy and Jasmine will be there Bob. Looking forward to seeing you and Holli. So glad you're back with us on the Royal too.

Eileen
Aliso Viejo, CA
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I'll be doing the BVE.
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Southern California
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My friends don't have passports. I know their drivers license is all they will need when we check in for the BVE, but does anyone know how they fill out the immigration info if they don't have a passport. I suppose I can call Princess, but I was already here, so thought I'd ask the experts here.
Aliso Viejo, CA
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Sorry, can't help you. I've had a valid passport since I was about 15 years old, many, many moons ago.
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* Me ziplining across Victoria Falls: https://plus.google.com/photos/10147...83463276981969
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Palmdale, Ca
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I've got a number of goodies (including wine) ordered for my balcony (D738) for embarkation day. Everyone is welcomed to stop by.....

Bob
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Inland Empire, CA
10,052 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
Bob,

Janet and I just signed up for the BVE. It will be good to meet you and Holli. We are going to have lunch in the DR with the group (want my medallions of beef, "free" glass of wine, orange souffle and nutella ice cream), look at the updates to the Atrium on Plaza deck & the HC and then make our way to your suite. Also want a chance to try some pizza at Alfredo's if it is open before they kick us out at around 3:00 PM.
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I should be at the March 9th Sapphire BVE. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and also seeing Pam and Michelle again? Is MichelleinOC going to be there?

ETA Did I just crash your Royal Princess group? I'm so sorry if I did. I thought this was a So Cal meet on the Sapphire .....Ooops
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Palmdale, Ca
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Just wanted to remind everyone doing the Sapphire March 9th BVE that you are all invited to my balcony (D738) for a little pre-sailaway enjoyment before you get off the ship.....

Bob
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West Covina, California
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Just wanted to remind everyone doing the Sapphire March 9th BVE that you are all invited to my balcony (D738) for a little pre-sailaway enjoyment before you get off the ship.....

Bob
Tammy and I are still signed up for this adventure. We can't wait to see everyone. Kathy
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Trans Atlantic - Venice to FLL TA (New Royal) - 2013
Panama Canal 91, 00
Caribbean 89, 90, 94, 04, 05, 11, 12
Coastals 99, 02, 02, 02, also 4 more Non-Princess
Mexico 85B, 87, 93, 99, 00, 01, 02A, 04A, 06, 09
Alaska 98, 99, 02, 06, 09, 10, 13, 14
Hawaii 01, 03, 12
Canada and NE 11, 16
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Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by sasha'smom
See you next week Bob. We will show our friends around the ship after lunch and then stop by.

Eileen
Eileen;

Not sure if we are going to do the lunch, but looking forward to seeing everyone on the balcony.....

Bob
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Palmdale, Ca
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Days and a bag drag.....

Bob
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