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Hello everyone. . . I am happy to say that tomorrow morning I will be boarding the Enchantment of the Seas at Cruise Maryland.
It is just a short drive to the port, and I plan on arriving by around 11AM. Luckily, the forecast is for mild temps (75F), and sunny skies. I am hoping for a very nice sailaway at 4PM. We should have about an hour left of daylight while we sail down the Chesapeake Bay.
I last cruised on Enchantment of the Seas in August when I sailed a wonderful 9 Night Canada/New England cruise from Baltimore. The "LIVE" Post from that cruise can be viewed HERE
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.
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
Our Itinerary should provide nice weather as we sail south to Port Canaveral, Key West, Nassau, and CocoCay. For 9 nights I will be able to relax, sleep late, and enjoy the sun. . . (I may also relax in Casino Royale)
I am sure that the ports we are visiting will provide me with some nice memories and lots of photos.
I think I remember where the Starbucks is in Port Canaveral, Key West and Nassau. . . I'm glad I brought along a GPS
So sit back, have a coffee, and join me for the next 10 days. . . It should be alot of fun !
December 2014 Quantum OTS
June 2015 Liberty
September 2015 Serenade OTS 12nt Canada/NE!
January 2016 Equinox
March 2016 Anthem
✵ The Sails that Started it all.......✵ It started way back, when I was a kid.
My Grandparents often sailed on The Oceanic and to say the Bon Voyage Parties were memorable is an understatement!*
Chandris Amerikanis 1987 First time to Bermuda!•Celebrity Zenith July 2001•Voyager of the Seas June 2004•Voyager of the Seas April 2006
Explorer of the Seas July 2007•Explorer of the Seas December 2007•Explorer of the Seas June 2008•*Parents Vow Renewal-2008* CCL Miracle December 2008•Explorer of the Seas June 2010•Explorer Holiday Cruise December 2010• June 2011 OASIS• May 2012 Celebrity Summit to Bermuda•October 2012 CCL Destiny•Fell in Love with the Enchantment of the Seas January 2013•
May 2013 Summit • I ♥ ≈X≈ • December 2013 Sadly had to cancel Grandeur • January 2014 11 nts on Legend of the Seas •June 5, 2014 Explorer of the Seas, One last hurrah before she leaves our Home Port!
Fair Winds and Following Seas our friend. Look forward to being with you soon. Our best to you and Mrs. Radio.
I know she isn't with you this time but we hope she'll be on your next.
"Illitgetimi Non Carborundum" [kmt]
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Looking forward to a great 10 days. Have a great time!
__________________ Celebration 1/15/2005 NCL Majesty 1/14/2006 Grandeur of the Seas 1/13/2007 Mariner of the Seas 1/20/2008 Mariner of the Seas 8/31/2008 Monarch of the Seas 8/7/2009 Freedom of the Seas 9/6/2009
USS Midway (CV-41)...88-90
Sovereign of the Seas...Nov 06
Sovereign of the Seas...Nov 07
Monarch of the Seas...Dec 09
Grandeur of the Seas...Dec 09
Freedom of the Seas...Dec 10
Monarch of the Seas...Sep 11
Explorer of the Seas...Dec 11
Explorer of the Seas...Apr 12
Explorer of the Seas...Dec 12
Explorer of the Seas...Dec 12
Explorer of the Seas...Sep 13
Explorer of the Seas...Dec 13
Explorer of the Seas...Dec 13
B2B on Deck...Grandeur of the Seas
Looking forward to seeing you on board! We Are at the Hyatt Place at BWI right now, and will be boarding around the same time as you.
Next up: Quantum of the Seas - January 3, 2015
Celebrity Summit - October 19, 2014
Oasis of the Seas - December 7, 2013
Explorer of the Seas - January 6, 2013
Monarch of the Seas - April 13, 2012
Enchantment of the Seas - January 7, 2012
Carnival Pride - February 6, 2011
Carnival Miracle - June 1, 2009
Carnival Triumph - January 18, 2009
Carnival Miracle - May 25, 2008
Norwegian Sun - January 5, 2008
Carnival Valor - February 2007
Costa Mediterranea - December 2006
Majesty of the Seas - July 2006
Voyager of the Seas - Repo Cruise - May 2005
Voyager of the Seas - May 2004
Celebrity Zenith - December 2001
Sovereign of the Seas - June 1994 & 1995
Other cruises pre-1994:
The Big Red Boat (back when it was Disney Cruise Lines) - the Oceanic, etc - each ship once
The Regal Empress
Carnival Tropicale - First Cruise in Summer of 1986
We just may have to plan to have dinner at Hemingways Restaurant on Kent Island, MD Saturday evening to watch you sail under the Bay Bridge!
have fun...looking forward to tuning in to another 'virtual' cruise with Radio!
__________________ Hello, my name is Judi and I'm addicted to cruising!
Tres Amigas Review-Allure of the Seas Oct 14, 2012...Ole! Our CrazyCatSailors Cruise Website Past Cruises:
Navigator of the Seas 5/4/2014 * Adventure of the Seas 4/14/2013 * Allure of the Seas 10/14/2012
Freedom of the Seas 11/13/2011 * Oasis of the Seas 11/13/2010 (WOW is the right word) * Carnival Pride 10/18/2009 *
Explorer of the Seas 6/19/2008 * Grandeur of the Seas 10/19/2007 * Radiance of the Seas 11/5/2006: 1st Cruise w/hubby *
Majesty of the Seas 4/8/05: Chaperoned 200 High School kids - phew *
Disney Big Red Boat November 1992 * Multiple Azure Seas Baja California cruises 1980's
I yippee'd on Chatter FB page and I'll yippee here. Enchantment was my first RCCL ship so will always hold a special place in my heart. Can't wait, have a fantastic cruise Radio...your Live reports are always so fantastic!
Carnival Elation 05/98, Carnival Paradise 04/99, Carnival Destiny 10/99, Carnival Inspiration 05/00, Enchantment of the Seas 10/00, Rhapsody of the Seas 03/01, Carnival Spirit 05/01, Grandeur of the Seas 11/01, Ocean Princess 04/02, Carnival Jubilee 09/02, Carnival Conquest 03/03, Serenade of the Seas 11/03, Rhapsody of the Seas 02/04-Daughters Wedding, Caribbean Princess 06/04, Navigator of the Seas 04/05, Adventure of the Seas 04/06, Navigator of the Seas 09/06, Voyager of the Seas 04/07, Radiance of the Seas 01/08, Liberty of the Seas 08/08, Mariner of the Seas 10/09, Navigator of the Seas 11/15 & 20/10, Carnival Splendor 6/11, Voyager of the Seas 11/11, Carnival Liberty 9/12, Carnival Magic 10/13
looking forward to another live report. Sailing on Enchantment next month and just received an upgrade to a balcony cabin. So excited.
2013 Nieuw Amsterdam
2012 Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas
2012 Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
2011 Norwegian Pearl
2010 Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
2009 Holland America Oosterdam
2008 Emerald Princess
2007 Celebrity Zenith
2005 Dawn Princess
1994 Norwegian Sea
Hey Radio! So happy to see another one of your live reports up, can't wait for it to start! I was wondering if you could grab a picture of category FI (Family Interior) room for me if it wasn't too much trouble.
__________________ UPCOMING VACATIONS
Radiance of the Seas - May 15, 2015
Carnival Triumph 5/17/08
Carnival Dream 12/3/09
Allure of the Seas 10/30/11
Explorer of the Seas 8/30/12
Yay, yay, yay!! It's finally time for Radio's next cruise (read between the lines - it's time for our next virtual cruise )! Have a GREAT cruise, smooth sailing and lots of luck in Casino Royale!
103 days at sea so far...and looking forward to many more!
RCCL Independence of the Seas - February 2014
RCCL Vision of the Seas - February 2013
RCCL Allure of the Seas - February 2012
RCCL Explorer of the Seas - May 2011
RCCL Liberty of the Seas - March 2010
Carnival Liberty - May 2009
Celebrity Zenith - June 2006
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas - September 2004
RCCL Adventure of the Seas - January 2003
Carnival - 2000
NCL - May 1999
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas - September 1998
NCL - Setember 1997
NCL - September 1996