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#21
Eastern Virginia
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Originally posted by dsawyer
Looks like the usual suspects here. Hope we can make this one.

NO! I'M NOT DOING THE MEET AND GREET!

Lynda, see you at the breakfast club meetings in the IC.

Ann, have you started the spreadsheet?
Hooray, Dorothy! I too hope that you and Joe sail on this one.

I guess I'm stuck on stupid, but if no one else wants to do a spreadsheet, I'll volunteer. I've been making spreadsheets here at home for stuff around the house and they are truly boring.
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#22
Vermont
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Joined Feb 2005
Yea Dorothy! We missed you last fall.

I just had a thought. Wouldn't it be great if Princess rolled out new menus for the Royal?

I have also been doing some homework and booked Fabrizio for Naples and Rome. I guess I am going. I am so easy! I am going to have to cancel the 10 day part of my CB cruise next fall though.

There is no Livorno this time but it would have been a Monday (again) anyway. Sicily and Madeira Island will be new for me as will Cannes as I was sick for that port last year and the weather was horrific.
#23
Chesapeake, VA USA
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Joined Jun 2000
Is this the "Official roll call" or just the roll call for the Rubies?
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#24
Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by Sunviking
Hooray, Dorothy! I too hope that you and Joe sail on this one.

I guess I'm stuck on stupid, but if no one else wants to do a spreadsheet, I'll volunteer. I've been making spreadsheets here at home for stuff around the house and they are truly boring.
Ann;

Wouldn't seem right if someone else did the spreadsheet

Originally posted by Carolyn R
Yea Dorothy! We missed you last fall.

I just had a thought. Wouldn't it be great if Princess rolled out new menus for the Royal?

I have also been doing some homework and booked Fabrizio for Naples and Rome. I guess I am going. I am so easy! I am going to have to cancel the 10 day part of my CB cruise next fall though.

There is no Livorno this time but it would have been a Monday (again) anyway. Sicily and Madeira Island will be new for me as will Cannes as I was sick for that port last year and the weather was horrific.
Carolyn;

What are you thinking of doing in Naples and Rome?

Bob
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#26
Chesapeake, VA USA
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I'd love to do Fabrizio for Naples, Carolyn, if you are doing that same restaurant with the fantastic view.
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#27
Eastern Virginia
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Joined Feb 2001
Carolyn, we'd be interested in signing on to Fabrizio for Naples as well.

Dorothy, I don't know about the roll call. I sent an e-mail to CC asking if there was a way we could have a forum for this cruise where we could have multiple threads since I'm sure this cruise will have tons of posts and cruisers. I haven't received an answer from them. there is a Roll Call over on the Princess Roll Calls section but as we know, it's not possible to divide threads there. Over here we can start whatever threads we want. So, for example, we could have one for tours at each of the ports the ship will stop at. That would be very handy for people not wanting to wade through tons of posts. If I don't hear from CC in a day or so, I plan to ask again. I think having a forum where you can divide topics makes much more sense. Plus that way I can report on what Emma is up to or the weather without ticking anyone off
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#28
Chesapeake, VA USA
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Originally posted by Sunviking
Carolyn, we'd be interested in signing on to Fabrizio for Naples as well.

Dorothy, I don't know about the roll call. I sent an e-mail to CC asking if there was a way we could have a forum for this cruise where we could have multiple threads since I'm sure this cruise will have tons of posts and cruisers. I haven't received an answer from them. there is a Roll Call over on the Princess Roll Calls section but as we know, it's not possible to divide threads there. Over here we can start whatever threads we want. So, for example, we could have one for tours at each of the ports the ship will stop at. That would be very handy for people not wanting to wade through tons of posts. If I don't hear from CC in a day or so, I plan to ask again. I think having a forum where you can divide topics makes much more sense. Plus that way I can report on what Emma is up to or the weather without ticking anyone off
Well, then, I guess the official one is over on the Princess roll call boards. At least, it would seem, that this one could be just for old friends from the Ruby. Here we can chat about whatever without making anyone mad.
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#30
New Jersey
537 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by Sunviking
Jackie, if it's the Al Ponte Antico Hotel you're referring to, the only room we've seen is the Junior Suite which is what we stayed in each time and it was very nice. I know that Kathy (Adventurous Grandmom) stayed there as did Joe (Goinsoon) so they might be able to better answer your question. The location of the hotel is wonderful and the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge is a great place to have breakfast in the morning and a drink later in the day.
Hi Jackie--As Ann has said, we did stay at the Al Ponte Antico in a regular room--no canal view. Our room was wonderful--it was done in a typical Venitian style--beautiful furniture and bedding. The bathroom was magnificent--the shower had multiple shower heads and it was very modern. It is a very special hotel --everyone knew our names within fifteen minutes of arriving there. The breakfast --prepared by the owner Matteo was delicious and eating on the terrace with a Grand Canal view was very special. We were only there one night but loved the hotel and would definitely return. After we checked out, we returned that afternoon for a drink on the terrace with friends from high school who happened to be in Venice at the same time as us. We asked Matteo, the owner, where we should have a drink and he said to come back to the hotel. He then refused to charge us for the drinks and made dinner reservations for our friends who were not staying there. I would say that this is a very unique hotel!! Hope you decide to stay there. kathy
#31
South FLorida
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Joined Jul 2010
Carolyn....we'd be interested in Naples with Fabrizio also. Last time we opted for more sightseeing and didn't eat in the restaurant. Please let me know what you are doing, and if there is room for us.

C'mon Wanda! You know you want to be with us instead of the Baltics!! You'll never find another group like this one

Same goes for you Jerry!!!

Ann....thanks for volunteering to do the spreadsheet. You are the best!!!
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#32
Oregon, USA
10,745 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Carolyn, please add Marilyn and me to the list for the Naples tour. Sounds wonderful!
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#33
Oregon, USA
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Joined Apr 2004
Originally posted by dsawyer
Looks like the usual suspects here. Hope we can make this one.

NO! I'M NOT DOING THE MEET AND GREET!

Lynda, see you at the breakfast club meetings in the IC.

Ann, have you started the spreadsheet?
Dorothy, it's wonderful seeing you over here. I sure hope you can do this cruise. I've really missed you!! I also hope I can do this cruise. Depends on prices. Oh who am I kidding! I'll probably do it anyway!
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#34
Chesapeake, VA USA
9,883 Posts
Joined Jun 2000
Originally posted by Lynda90
Dorothy, it's wonderful seeing you over here. I sure hope you can do this cruise. I've really missed you!! I also hope I can do this cruise. Depends on prices. Oh who am I kidding! I'll probably do it anyway!
Well,I guess we are all waiting to see the pricing. Hope we have the breakfast club again in the IC. So much fun!!!
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#35
Atlanta
11,601 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by dsawyer
Looks like the usual suspects here. Hope we can make this one.

NO! I'M NOT DOING THE MEET AND GREET!

Lynda, see you at the breakfast club meetings in the IC.

Ann, have you started the spreadsheet?
So good to see you here, was wondering if we would get to cruise with you again - whoo hoo!!
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#36
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Carolyn,

What are you planning for Rome & Naples. We would be interested in Naples (and Rome) if it was the Amalfi Coast (We are using Fabrizio in Dec. this year for Herculeneum, Sorrento & Positano). In Rome we're not sure what to do in 2013. We've been to Rome twice but could always go again as there is so much to see. And, on the Ruby we went did the Castles & Lake tour which was nice but wouldn't do it again. Let us know what you decide to do as we might want to join you. If we need additional vans, I'll be happy to help organize.

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#37
Atlanta
11,601 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by Sunviking
Hooray, Dorothy! I too hope that you and Joe sail on this one.

I guess I'm stuck on stupid, but if no one else wants to do a spreadsheet, I'll volunteer. I've been making spreadsheets here at home for stuff around the house and they are truly boring.
You know we were waiting for the offer lol
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#38
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Originally posted by Adventurous Grandmom
Hi Jackie--As Ann has said, we did stay at the Al Ponte Antico in a regular room--no canal view. Our room was wonderful--it was done in a typical Venitian style--beautiful furniture and bedding. The bathroom was magnificent--the shower had multiple shower heads and it was very modern. It is a very special hotel --everyone knew our names within fifteen minutes of arriving there. The breakfast --prepared by the owner Matteo was delicious and eating on the terrace with a Grand Canal view was very special. We were only there one night but loved the hotel and would definitely return. After we checked out, we returned that afternoon for a drink on the terrace with friends from high school who happened to be in Venice at the same time as us. We asked Matteo, the owner, where we should have a drink and he said to come back to the hotel. He then refused to charge us for the drinks and made dinner reservations for our friends who were not staying there. I would say that this is a very unique hotel!! Hope you decide to stay there. kathy
Kathy,

Thanks for your review on the hotel. It is very helpful. Once I hear back I'll make my reservation. I accidentally gave them the dates for our Pacific Princess cruise this Dec and, naturally, there was a room available. I corrected the e-mail and gave them the right dates now so I will see what they say.

Jackie
#39
Atlanta
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Joined Jul 2004
Carolyn, let me know too what you are plannj g for the day as I would love to do Capri this time so it will be a tough toss up
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#40
Atlanta
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Originally posted by Adventurous Grandmom
Hi Jackie--As Ann has said, we did stay at the Al Ponte Antico in a regular room--no canal view. Our room was wonderful--it was done in a typical Venitian style--beautiful furniture and bedding. The bathroom was magnificent--the shower had multiple shower heads and it was very modern. It is a very special hotel --everyone knew our names within fifteen minutes of arriving there. The breakfast --prepared by the owner Matteo was delicious and eating on the terrace with a Grand Canal view was very special. We were only there one night but loved the hotel and would definitely return. After we checked out, we returned that afternoon for a drink on the terrace with friends from high school who happened to be in Venice at the same time as us. We asked Matteo, the owner, where we should have a drink and he said to come back to the hotel. He then refused to charge us for the drinks and made dinner reservations for our friends who were not staying there. I would say that this is a very unique hotel!! Hope you decide to stay there. kathy
Kathy, was thinking about you and Joe earlier, hope all is going well with you, I will shoot you an email later but hoping you are going to think about joining us on this cruise
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China, Yangtze River 5/30/16,
Coral Princess 4/17/17 FLL to VAN