"LIVE" from Enchantment of the Seas / Jan 7, 2012

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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 !


Enchantment of the Seas

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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.
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Looking forward to a great 10 days. Have a great time!
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Yea! Another "LIVE" thread from Radio.

Enjoy your cruise.
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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.
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Have fun....keep the ship ship-shape please thanks.....

I know where the one is in Nassau..

Ooo....Key West? Yum..key lime pie.....not the frozen, chocolate covered kind though, that's icky.

Can't wait til tomorrow!!
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love the Enchantment! Can't wait for your report
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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!
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Looking forward to it. What great weather you're going to have for sail away!!
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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!

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Originally posted by delacruz
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!

Thanks delacruz, I am hoping it won't be too dark when we get down to the Bay Bridge. . .

But no rain !

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