"LIVE" from Enchantment of the Seas / Nov 4, 2010

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#1
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Hello everyone. . . I am happy to bring you another of my “LIVE” Cruise Reports.

Tomorrow morning, I will be driving down to Cruise Maryland at the Port of Baltimore for my “LIVE” from the Enchantment of the Seas trip reports.
The forecast for tomorrow is calling for showers in the morning, and rain all day. . . Oh well. . . A rainy day on a Cruise Ship is better than a sunny day at work.
At least we will be heading down to the Caribbean for a 9 night cruise that should bring us warmer weather.


It appears that Tropical Depression Tomas may have an affect on Enchantment of the Seas. Tomas is currently SSE of Jamaica, and will be heading NE over the Turks and Caicos that may cause an altered Itinerary.
We are scheduled to be in San Juan, PR by 2PM on Sunday.
TD Tomas was a Tropical storm Yesterday. . .who knows what it may be tomorrow.


Many of you have sailed with me several times, but there are always new Cruise Critic members who have never experienced one of my “LIVE” Reports. I will try to bring you daily comments about the Public Areas, Dining, Activities, and Ports. I will also be posting many photos daily of all of the above named items (pending a valid wireless connection) There are many WiFi Hot spots located around Enchantment of the Seas, and my plan is to post many photos several times per day.(as long as the signal bandwidth will cooperate)


We will be at sea all day Friday and Saturday, and it will get warmer every day as we head south. I am really looking forward to our stops in Saint Thomas, USVI and Labadee.

This will also be the first time I have been to Samana, DR. I was in La Romana DR several years ago on Millennium- but Samana, Dominican Republic is a Tender Port.


Sit back, relax and be ready to enjoy this 9 Night Cruise on Enchantment of the Seas. This should be a relaxing and fun Cruise !

Thanks for tuning in. . .


 
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#3
St. Charles Missouri
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looking forward to the next nine days at sea with you. thanks for doing this.
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#4
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Here we go again. Have been looking out for this the past couple of days 'cos I've got a sticker on my computer reminding me . Can't wait for your fabulous reports Radio, as always. Wishing you calm seas and warm weather.
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#5
CT
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Joined Jan 2009
Can't wait for another live from Radio. Your cruise is going to the same places as my cruise is next month, only difference is we are on the Explorer. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about the Ports, especially Samana, DR.
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#6
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Joined Feb 2006
Hey there!
Had a panic attack this morning! lol Thought you set sail TODAY and couldnt find your thread. I know you know this!

With approx 46 days to go until we sail I am greatly looking fwd to sailing along with you on Enchantment. (a new ship for me!).

Thanks for taking the time, its huge, I know!!

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#8
Toronto, Canada
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Radio

Your timing is impeccable! Your LIVE report will take me right up until the day I set sail on the Freedom

Have a fantastic cruise and thanks for once again sharing your cruise vacation with us!!!!
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#9
Fredericksburg, VA
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I'll be interested in hearing what sea states you encounter enroute to the Caribbean. The Atlantic can be fickle and we nixed taking that cruise on account of it.
#10
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Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by easycruiser77
Can't wait for another live from Radio. Your cruise is going to the same places as my cruise is next month, only difference is we are on the Explorer. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about the Ports, especially Samana, DR.
Thanks, we will be meeting with Explorer of the Seas while in Labadee/ That is our last port next Wednesday. It will be the 1st port for Explorer.

It will be nice to see 2 ships docked in Labadee at the same time. . .


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#11
Northern VA
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Hi, Radio, Can't wait for your reports,since we'll be departing on Enchantment two weeks from tomorrow and I'm wondering what it will be like to cruise from Baltimore in the late fall. Hope Tomas doesn't affect your trip adversely. Happy sailing!
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Tampa, FL
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Wishing you a wonderful cruise! I always tune in to your live reports, but this time I will also be sailing! I look forward to reading your trip report when I get home next weekend. Hoping for smooth sailings for us both!
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Connecticut
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Joined Nov 2000
Hi Radio,
I will be looking forward to your live reports each day.
Have a wonderful cruise and keep us posted!!
#15
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Uh Oh. . . . It seems that it has now changed into Tropical Storm Tomas. . . We will be sailing right through the path during our sea day on Saturday. . . Oooops

We will wait and see what happens. . . Itinerary change ? Port changes ? Maybe the storm will die off. . .

Enchantment of the Seas is just 13 hrs away from Cruise Maryland.
We will see what tomorrow brings. . .



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Virginia
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We'll be in Labadee with you. Interesting to see how it handles that many passengers, like it would Oasis I would think.
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#17
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Looking forward to your "live" posts Radio. Have a fantastic time!! We will be on Enchantment on 12/06 so take care of her for us.
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#19
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Looking forward to hearing about your trip Radio. We will be on Enchantment in June, in our first GS. If you take any pix of one, I would love to see them!
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#20
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Originally posted by ckrobyn
Radio

Your timing is impeccable! Your LIVE report will take me right up until the day I set sail on the Freedom

Have a fantastic cruise and thanks for once again sharing your cruise vacation with us!!!!
Robyn,

one of the people I work out with every day is sailing on Freedom with you! I should have gotten you his info...but if you run into someone named Pete from Syracuse...that's the guy! If you go to the gym any day at 6 AM ( yeah, right...this is a cruise!), he'll be there.

Hope all is well.

Radio- sorry to hijack your thread- I have really enjoyed all of the previous Live threads...and look forward to this one!

I now return you to your normal programming.
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