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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Default The Fantasy in NYC (posted in Roll Call, too)

It docked yesterday AM! I walked over and visited THE FANTASY at pier 88 and it is really something! The magnificent ship was getting spit and polished for the christening on Thursday. And it is even more spectacular at night! All lit-up in bright blue and hot pink, and you can see Mickey's silhouette from several blocks away!!!!! I ran into several crew and personnel, coming off the ship for a jaunt around New York, and they were all smiling. You could feel their excitement! I am on the March 23-26 preview cruise, that I WON on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! I was going to decline the prize, because of taxes, and to be honest, no desire to take a cruise. Then I thought of my niece who has two little boys, 8 and 5 1/2, so I decided to take them. They are coming from Pittsburgh. They have never been on an airplane, they have never seen the ocean, never been to Disney World! They are so excited, my niece has had to make a count down calendar to steady their focus! It's all they think about! And now, especially after seeing the Fantasy close up, I am over-the-moon thrilled about this cruise! The anticipation of taking this trip with the little boys is so much fun, I could be taxed for it!!!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I was in Weehawken at the park photographing her as she came up the Hudson. I'm going to walk over to the pier tomorrow to get some close ups. I was going to go today, but the weather forecast deterred me.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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It docked yesterday AM! I walked over and visited THE FANTASY at pier 88 and it is really something! The magnificent ship was getting spit and polished for the christening on Thursday. And it is even more spectacular at night! All lit-up in bright blue and hot pink, and you can see Mickey's silhouette from several blocks away!!!!! I ran into several crew and personnel, coming off the ship for a jaunt around New York, and they were all smiling. You could feel their excitement! I am on the March 23-26 preview cruise, that I WON on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! I was going to decline the prize, because of taxes, and to be honest, no desire to take a cruise. Then I thought of my niece who has two little boys, 8 and 5 1/2, so I decided to take them. They are coming from Pittsburgh. They have never been on an airplane, they have never seen the ocean, never been to Disney World! They are so excited, my niece has had to make a count down calendar to steady their focus! It's all they think about! And now, especially after seeing the Fantasy close up, I am over-the-moon thrilled about this cruise! The anticipation of taking this trip with the little boys is so much fun, I could be taxed for it!!!
That's a great story. Congrats.

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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Thanks!!!! I'm feeling very lucky to be able to do this for the boys and with the boys!!!!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Thumbs up Congratulations!!

A preview cruise - WOW ... I am sure you will have a fantastic time! You`ll have to post your experiences when you get back ...
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:27 PM
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I went over to the pier at lunchtime and took loads of pictures. This one I captured and uploaded with my phone.

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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Thanks, I promise I will!!!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 01:57 PM
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I went over last night!!! It's unbelievable at night!!!!! Lit up in bright blue and hot pink, and search lights shooting up like a Broadway opening!!!!
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Just FYI, Today, on the show "The Chew" on ABC at 1:00 in my area, Chef Michael Symon will be touring the ship.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 09:53 AM
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She is a magnificent ship... i had the honor to be onboard for the christening event and take a tour, enjoy the dining room, sample some entertainment, and there are just no words for how amazing and beautiful the Fantasy truly is...
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She is a magnificent ship... i had the honor to be onboard for the christening event and take a tour, enjoy the dining room, sample some entertainment, and there are just no words for how amazing and beautiful the Fantasy truly is...
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