"LIVE" from Enchantment of the Seas / Aug 11, 2011

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#1
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Hello everyone. . . I am very happy to say that I will be leaving tomorrow morning for Cruise Maryland, at the Port of Baltimore.

Yes, I will be boarding the Enchantment of the Seas for a lovely 9 Night Cruise to Canada/New England.

For those of you who are new to Cruise Critic. . . This will be more than a Cruise Ship review. Many of you who are aware of my “LIVE” reports know that I will be posting daily comments and reports on Enchantment of the Seas, with daily photos of the public areas, lounges, and hopefully all of the Entertainment, Sports, and Dining areas of the ship. My last "LIVE" report from Enchantment of the Seas was in November 2010 and may be viewed HERE.

There will also be comments and photos of the ports of call during the week. I am hoping that my Internet connection will be reliable, as I will require a stable connection to post photos throughout the week

It seems that I have found myself cruising to Can/NE for a few years now. This will be my 3rd trip up the coast to the Canadian Maritimes. . . and this trip will be a welcome relief to the Heat Wave we have had throughout the summer. It seemed that there was not much springtime weather, and it appeared to go from cold to very hot, very fast this year.

As I sit here enjoying a delicious cup of Starbucks, I have to remember where all of the "Tim Horton's" Coffee shops are in Canada, as I am sure I may visit a few of them.

We will be cruising to a couple of new ports (for me), including Portland, and Bar Harbor. I have read alot of reviews about these ports, and I am anxious to see them first hand. (I heard that the Lobster restaurants are excellent)

The weather forecast for tomorrow is sunny skies, and warm temps (86F).We should have a great sail away down the Chesapeake Bay.

Sit back,relax and have a coffee. . . Welcome aboard to my "LIVE" report from Enchantment of the Seas. .. It should be alot of fun !




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Cant wait to sail along with you on Enchantment! A new ship for me!

Excited!

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First ONE!!! So excited, can not wait until you board tomorrow!
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I know where I will be for the next 9 days ... following Radio! As always, thank you for bringing us along with you. I hope you have a great cruise
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We did the same cruise last month and now I get to do a virtual repeat. Your "live" reports are always wonderful. Have a great cruise
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What a great startoff to the last week before my cruise! Makes everything more exciting! Can't wait for another review Radio! Have a blast!
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Have a wonderful time Radio!!! Looking forward to the next 9 days "cruising" with you!
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Have a great time, Mark...we're SO looking forward to another Live report!

We went out to Hemingways on Kent Island last Saturday night for dinner, a 'sailaway' drink, and to watch the Enchantment sail under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on her way to Bermuda. Hard to believe she's already returning tomorrow morning.

This will be you tomorrow at around 5:45pm (but probably not as cloudy as it was Saturday)...

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Wooohoo...have a great time Mark......this should help pass some time until november!!!
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Radio,

I so need this cruise to get me to November when we all cruise together again. Have a great time, eat that wonderful New England seafood and drink lots of good coffee. Ken and I will be thinking of you and enjoying this cruise with you and wishing we were there.

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Radio LOVE your trip reports cant wait for the next week. Would like to read your fb reports to if i can be your friend
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I am ready to go Mark!
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Have a fantastic cruise to my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia! If you are a seafood lover, and you have the time - head over to a restaurant called McKelvies, it is not far from the port...oh, and if you like beer - have an Alexander Keiths for me

I will be following this thread and anxiously anticipating your comments and pictures - have fun!!!!!
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Thanks Radio, I was ready for another "Live" report. This is a new one for me, so glad, to get to see up the east coast. Enjoy and keep the "broadcast" and pictures coming.

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Originally posted by Radio
As I sit here enjoying a delicious cup of Starbucks, I have to remember where all of the "Tim Horton's" Coffee shops are in Canada, as I am sure I may visit a few of them.
Since you should charge admission to your "Live From" posts here's my payment... one quick walk - through Pier 21, cut through the parking lot of the Westin and hang a left through the grocery store parking lot and ah haaaaa nirvana of coffee right in front of you and yes we have an app for coffee lol
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Originally posted by Beth C
Since you should charge admission to your "Live From" posts here's my payment... one quick walk - through Pier 21, cut through the parking lot of the Westin and hang a left through the grocery store parking lot and ah haaaaa nirvana of coffee right in front of you and yes we have an app for coffee lol
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As much as I want to follow Radio on the Enchantment, you're making me want a Timmies - right now!

(oh how I wish it was on the ships instead of Seattle's "best" )
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I am just watching the Enchantment of the Seas cruise under/over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. She will be arriving on time Radio, no worries!
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