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33 Nights at Sea.... Cruise History: 6/11 - Allure of the Seas - 7 Night Western Caribbean
4/11 - Navigator of the Seas - 5 Night Western Caribbean
12/09 - Oasis of the Seas - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean ***Inaugural Sailing***
6/05 - Navigator of the Seas - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean
3/01 - Disney Magic - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean
Overall, great cruise, but then again we've never had a bad cruise
Pre-Cruise: Arrived in Miami from La Guardia at 11:00 a.m. Dropped our luggage at the Hilton Downtown and got back in a cab to go to South Beach (5 cruises out of Miami and we had never been). The door man at the Hilton recommended a Cuban Restaurant.
The beach is amazing. Very long to the water. Apparently, clothing is optional. A little shocking to the boys.
Found a Walgreens for some last minute stuff and headed back to the Hotel. Kids went in the pool.
Then we dressed and went to our usual pre-cruise spot:
As an aside, we took the free monorail from the hotel to Bayside. Really cool. Did I mention free? On the way back however, we waited for it to show up for about 15 minutes and the wives got nervous so we hailed a cab.
Cruzface...We’re doing a Back 2 Back on the Liberty Of The Seas 19 March 2011. Seeing your picture of the Cruise ships in the POM just added to our excitement. Looking forward to seeing and reading more of your Cruise.
American Hawaii Cruises- SS Constitution 01/91- Hawaii
Celebrity- Zenith 01/94 - Western Caribbean
Celebrity- Galaxy 03/98 - Southern Caribbean
Holland America- Statendam 04/01 - Mexican Riviera
Princess- Dawn Princess 02/03 - Eastern Caribbean
Celebrity- Mercury 02/05 - Mexican Riviera
Princess- Sapphire Princess 04/06 - Mexican Riviera
Celebrity- Constellation 03/07 - Southern Caribbean
Royal Caribbean-Explorer Of The Seas- 03/09- Southern Caribbean,
Princess-Grand Princess- 03/10 Caribbean Collection
Royal Caribbean-Liberty Of The Seas- 03/11 Eastern Caribbean (1st leg of B2B)
Royal Caribbean-Liberty Of The Seas- 03/11 Western Caribbean (2nd leg of B2B)
Royal Caribbean-Adventure Of The Seas- 03/12 Southern Caribbean (1st Leg of B2B)
Royal Caribbean-Adventure Of The Seas- 03/12 Southern Caribbean (2nd Leg of B2B) (different itinerary)
Princess-Emerald Princess- 03/2013 Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Summit-03/29/2014 1st Leg of B2B Southern Caribbean
Celebrity Summit-04/05/2014 2nd Leg of B2B Southern Caribbean (different itinerary)
Next B2B Cruise:
Royal Caribbean Adventure Of The Seas-03/29/2015 1st Leg of B2B Caribbean Cruise
Royal Caribbean Adventure Of The Seas-04/05/2015 2nd Leg of B2B Caribbean Cruise
Now that I know how to post pics, I am not going to do a review on a day by day basis until I get to the port days. I am planning to do categories with pics to illustrate. If you have any questions I will try to answer. I will leave the day by day reviews to the pros (bionicman97) and the LIVE gurus (Trainman and Radio).
Embarkation: Arrived at port at about 10:45 and we were in the first group on the ship at around noon. We were told that the reason for the delay was that two people from the charter before our cruise were hiding on the ship. These people do not look happy for us:
Boleros was great. Really lively and many people dancing. We even bought their CD. That good.
Hoof & Claw: very cool place. First night was amazing. Packed and singing along. We had fun watching a young couple in front of us, sing, laugh, cry, break up, make up, make out, dance and then sing some more. It was the best part of the show! Kinda down hill after that.
That picture is hilarious - not one person in it looks mildly happy to be heading on vacation!
April 27, 2014 NCL Dawn Southern Caribbean Repo
May 11, 2013 Rhapsody of the Seas Hawaii to Vancouver Repo
Apr 14, 2012 Oasis of the Seas
Jan 30, 2012 Liberty of the Seas (B2B part II)
Jan 26, 2012 Liberty of the Seas (B2B part I)
Dec 5, 2010 Allure of the Seas Inaugural
Apr 19, 2010 Grandeur of the Seas
Dec 5, 2009 Oasis of the Seas Inaugural
Vintages: Get glass. Pick wine. Swipe card. Dispense wine. Enough said. That would be enough but it's also open 24 hours.
But wait there's more...we got our wine and sat down out in front on the Promenade, and the waitress brought us free melba tost and spreads (olive, hummas, white bean, eggplant, I think). Completely unexpected and very good.
Schooner: OK. He had a nice crowd most nights but not really lively. The one night it was great was when the CD (more on him later) was there with the pianist. They had a nice banter and played fun songs. However, they let one guest take over and not in a good way. Can't believe I don't have a picture of the Schooner....
On Air: Only went there once to check the Duke/Notre Dame LAX score. The kids went there every night for dinner and had a Roy Rogers (cherry coke), and laughed at the karaoke. No pic of On Air (have to use your imagination.
Sphinx: This is where they do muster now. Weird. We had to stand for about a half hour. Once they started the muster it was very quick. But I actually preferred to go out on the deck.
Cigar Lounge: Never went except to take this picture. I actually smoke cigars from time to time, but couldn't see the point in going to this room when there was so much esle to do.
__________________ Notable Past cruises
Sky Princess June 26, 1989 (honey moon)
NCL Norway May 18, 1991 (beautiful old ship)
Crown Princess July 16, 1992 (Alaska)
Serenade of the Seas April 4, 2009 (Isn't she lovely)
Liberty of the Seas June 20-July4, 2010 (B 2 B)
Liberty of the Seas Mar 19, 2011 (last 8 day Carib.)