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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Default Honey...I'm home : ) (off Grandeur)

Wow...getting out a Freeport was a nightmare...lol. Not sure RCCL could have done any more than they could though. Our 4pm flight finally arrived around 11 something last night in Baltimore. There are going to be horror stories....one plane sat at Freeport airport filled with passengers for 5 hours and I don't know why. An entire flight had their baggage lost. (they had a layover I think). Once we got to Bmore it was great except for the hotel checkin which was our final line to stand in after a very very long day.

They had a very nice set up at the airport...every 10 feet or so we were lead along the way and welcome by a standing RCCL rep. Welcome home..we are glad to see you. Hotel rooms were offered..$125 pp for incidentals will be refunded to us with reciepts. The Port of Baltimore is refunding our entire parking stay...you go BMORE!!!

Finally time to cut the umbilicial cord now. My DH and I are leaving in 30 mins to finish our vacation on the beach in OCMD. We got a really nice room. We made some very good friends thru this ordeal. In fact I think we had a very nice pizza/wine/beer party in the lobby of the hotel until after 2am.

I will be happy to answer any questions : )
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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for posting! It is good to hear that RCI took care of everyone to the best of their ability.

Enjoy OCMD! Been there many times and it is a nice vacation spot.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Thanks again for keeping us updated while on the ship. Enjoy your time in OCMD...you won't forget this trip, ever!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Welcome home. I've been following your posts and am glad to see this story had a "relatively speaking" happy ending!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Glad everyone is safe. It sounds like Royal did the best they can for you.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Welcome home! Thanks for keeping us posted. Your thread certainly took quite the turn, eh? This life is quite the ride at times. So glad all turned out well. Enjoy your trip "down the shore"!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Glad to see you made it, and with good humor. That would have been a very trying experience.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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I bet when you started a thread from near the pool bar while at port canaveral you need thought it would turn out the way it did! Glad you and everyone are ok.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Glad to see your home I hope you have a great time in O.C. !! Thanks for keeping us updated .
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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It would be interesting for the CC mods to look back and see if your posting had the most hits per number of days posted.

Thanks for keeping us up with the skinny on the GOTS.

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Glad you made it back! Thanks for the update!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Welcome back, thanks for the thread.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Welcome Home and I'm glad you all are arriving back from Freeport safely if not, timely. Thank you for posting from the Grandeur and giving the updates! I know it's probably not the way you thought your vacation would end but I feel you all were truly blessed from the time you stepped onto the ship... clearly, you were in good hands!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Did they allow those that wanted to stay in the Bahamas for the rest of their vacation the opportunity? While the port area is not that great, there are some nice resorts in Grand Bahama.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Glad you are back safe. You are now a cruise critic star thanks to CNN showing your post.

Did you hear an explosion? One of your fellow passengers was on Erin Burnett last night and said she heard one.
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So glad you are safely back. Thanks for keeping us all updated!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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We did ask if we could stay in the Bahamas until Friday but that was not allowed. I'm sure you could've chosen to do that and made your own arrangements to fly home. I did not hear the explosion but I did know that there was one when the glass blew. There is a cruise critic member who did hear the explosion I'm not sure if they will post.
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We did ask if we could stay in the Bahamas until Friday but that was not allowed. I'm sure you could've chosen to do that and made your own arrangements to fly home. I did not hear the explosion but I did know that there was one when the glass blew. There is a cruise critic member who did hear the explosion I'm not sure if they will post.
I read that some guests were going to take a ferry back to Miami. Are there still guests on Grandeur, or is Royal putting them up in local hotels?
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Welcome home. Thanks for keeping us updated. Now go and enjoy the rest of your well deserved vacation.
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