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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Default "LIVE" from Grandeur of the Seas - July 11, 2013

Hello everyone. . . . I will be leaving tomorrow for Cruise Maryland
(at the Port of Baltimore) for an unusual sailing on Grandeur of the Seas.
I know, I know. . .The normal sailing will begin on Friday for 7 nights to Bermuda. This sailing tomorrow will be a one night sailing (or a cruise to nowhere). I went down to the Pier today to get a glimpse of what is to come. . .


This will be the first post fire (May 2013) Cruise for Grandeur of the Seas. I don’t think we will even make it to the ocean as we will only be sailing for 12hrs. Our Sail away is scheduled for 7PM, and we return on Friday at 7AM. Maybe once we get past the Chesapeake Bay Bridge they may open Casino Royal for a few hours.


I am sure there will be some information given while on board about what has been damaged, and what has been repaired (so far) I know that there are many cabins that have not been approved for passengers yet and RCI is trying to “bump” many passengers to a future sailing. I will be able to see firsthand what has been completed and I will be looking forward to comments from the Crew and Staff about how the last 6 weeks have been.


I am expecting a lot of information on the recent Royal Advantage upgrades that took place in May 2012. . .I hope to have a valid wireless connection to post photos, (I should be able to see land the whole 12 hours). I am planning on posting many pics on this short voyage. I will try to get several posts with commentary tomorrow, and a few more on Friday morning.


So sit back, and relax . . . have a cup of Coffee (I need to make sure some coffee will be brewing at Café Latte-Tudes) Hmm ? Casino Royale and Café Latte-Tudes might open? Radio should be very happy!


Thanks for tuning in. . . .



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I went down to the Pier today to get a Preview of Grandeur of the Seas










There seemed to be much done on the outside. (There were many workers on the decks)








I am looking forward to boarding tomorrow.










I am always happy to go to Cruise Maryland











Aerial view of Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland (2007)











Cruise Maryland. . . Here I come !





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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Can't wait to hear how she is! We are doing a B2B August 30 to Bermuda and then on to Canada and New England. Our oldest son and his wife will be sailing December 24 for their honeymoon.

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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Looking forward to your reports.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Radio--glad you are on this cruise. We know you will give everyone the details!!
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Radio......So happy you will be on this sailing and will report back to us all....plus all of your fabulous pictures and commentary. Have fun, and thanks for another Live Radio Report!
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Well, I know what my plans are for tomorrow evening. I've always found your posts to be very informative.
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Radio, thanks for your report. We'll be sailing in an aft cabin on deck 8, in Jan 2014, so we'll be paying close attention to your "report". Thanks again!


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Awesome! Can't wait-
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Excited to follow your daily live posts Radio, looking forward to your wonderful pictures and travelogues ahead.

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Our friends are TA's and will be onboard. I asked them to smuggle me on, but since no luggage service, won't happen

I will however get a good report from them.
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Mark, I can't think of anyone I'd rather have check her out and see how things are. I'll be watching for your posts.

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So happy to have ya onboard! I will get myself settled in tomorrow with a coffee and tune in for your report.
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Love reading your reports. Can't wait for your take on this.
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I cannot think of a more reliable source for information!! I would say that we will all be with you but given the short time on the ship...we will enjoy seeing your posts whenever they are posted!
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Hi. thanks for posting the pics. Ironic in the I have a Grandeur corner aft cabin (sailing in Aug). For months I have been trying to find decent pics of the Grandeur aft...both from the outside and from the cabin itself. Before the fire, there weren't too many. With all the emphasis on the fire...and the repairs, I can see exactly what I was looking for.

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Looking forward to another Radio review. I'll be paying close attention since the Grandeur is on my radar for our yearly cruise. Radio please pay close attention for sewage smells since it seems to have been a common complaint. Bon Voyage!!!
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I cannot think of a more reliable source for information!! I would say that we will all be with you but given the short time on the ship...we will enjoy seeing your posts whenever they are posted!
Wow ! Thanks for the nice comments. . .I will try to get many pics and vids. . .

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