"Live" From the Grandeur of the Seas 7-22-05

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#1
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Stay tuned for daily trip reports, pics, and info from my 9 night sailing on the

Grandeur of the Seas. It's all beginning this Friday , July 22, 2005

The ports will be Freeport, Coco Cay, Key West, Cozumel, and Port Canaveral.


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#2
Houston, TX USA
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I can't wait !!!
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#3
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Joined Jun 2005
I am on this ship too. Do you think we'll actually get to stop at Cozumel, or might they re-route us due to the recent Emily damage? I have also heard about problems with Port Canaveral due to the shuttle not launching.

This is my first cruise- so I am wondering whether I should keep checking RCCL website for updated itinerary- or will they just let us know day by day. Do people rush to change excursions?
#4
Ocean Pines, MD
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Radio- I can't wait to see and hear about all your live posts! You offer us so much great information and it alsmost feels like we are there w/you. Have a great time, relax, and enjoy!
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#5
West Melbourne, Florida
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Joined Mar 2005
We'll be anxiously looking for your reports, Radio. We're on the September 2nd sailing - same itinerary. Hope both of our cruises are hurricane free.
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#6
Philly Suburbs, PA
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Yea! I'm so excited. I've never been on this ship and your reports make me feel like I'm right there with you. Have a wonderful time.
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#7
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I really want your job...
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#8
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Originally posted by indywen
I am on this ship too. Do you think we'll actually get to stop at Cozumel, or might they re-route us due to the recent Emily damage? I have also heard about problems with Port Canaveral due to the shuttle not launching.

This is my first cruise- so I am wondering whether I should keep checking RCCL website for updated itinerary- or will they just let us know day by day. Do people rush to change excursions?
The President of RCI spoke with us on Enchantment and said they were very worried about Cozumel..and they even considered alternate Itineraries for several ships (including Grandeur)...But Cozumel has reported that they are fine..and they want RCI in Cozumel as soon as possible....and all Excursions would remain unchanged...

That sounds very promising....

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#9
West Melbourne, Florida
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Joined Mar 2005
Radio - Are you in Baltimore yet? Looks like hot but smooth sailing weather for tomorrow.
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#10
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I live in Perry Hall, just north of Baltimore.....I will be sailing tomorrow. Yes...I think the weather willl be very nice...



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#11
Ocean Pines, MD
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Have a great time Radio, and I will be really looking forward to reading your posts. They always make me feel as if I am right there w/you. I hope you have great weather and calm seas! And above all, relax and have fun!
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RCCL- Jewel of Seas 4/11/18
NCL- Bliss 12/1/2018
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RCCL Oasis of Seas 4/2017
RCCL Oasis of Seas Inaugural Sailing 12/5/09
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#13
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Joined Sep 2000
It's almost time.....Today is Finally here ! ! !

I will be going to the port around 2PM.....

My connection on board will be with the Internet Cafe (or Wi Fi if they have installed it) or Verizon Wireless Mobile Office (at Ports only).

Posting pics on line will not be possible with the Internet Cafe, but will be possible with WiFi or VerizonWireless.......

Today's Forecast....Sunny 91F Clear Skies

See you onboard soon...

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#15
77 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
Radio,


Is there a place on Grandeur to get Hot Wings? We sailed on her last year and there was not a hot wing to be found anywhere (I tried ).

This year I am getting conflicting reports. If you see any, would you let us know?

Thanx in advance
#16
6,051 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by aftmdne
Radio,


Is there a place on Grandeur to get Hot Wings? We sailed on her last year and there was not a hot wing to be found anywhere (I tried ).
This year I am getting conflicting reports. If you see any, would you let us know?
Thanx in advance
I have been on the Grandeur 4 times...and I have never seen wings. But I will check for you this time....It might be a new service offered.

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#17
West Melbourne, Florida
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Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by awaywithfaye
Can't resist saying hi to Adam of Gaithersburg -- where I live. I will be on the Grandeur to Bermuda 8/14 and just got back from the Voyager
Nice to hear from a neighbor. Hope you have a great cruise. We're sure looking forward to ours in September.
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Oasis of the Seas 12/5/09
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#19
Trumbull, CT USA
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Joined Jul 2003
Radio, if you happen by the casino, can you find out if a dealer from the UK named Alex is still there?Thanks so much, and enjoy. I hope to be back on Grandeur myself sometime soon.
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#20
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone......We have made it onboard the beautiful Grandeur of the Seas.

I will limited to pics only while in port....Them I can use my Verizon Wireless connection with my laptop. There doesnt seem to be WiFi On board.... but will still post daily if the connection is valid.

We will be leaving the Port of Baltimore at about 5pm. The Captain has announced that we will have to go about 150 nm before we make it to open seas.

We also have 745 nm before we arrive in Freeport. RCI is aware of the Storm in the Bahamas, and we will find out tomorrow if we will be sailing to Freeport, or an alternate port.

But today is hot and sunny....and the beginning of a 9 night cruise to "somewhere". I am sure that this will be a wonderful vacation, and I am realy looking forward to some rest and relaxation....

Welcome Aboard !

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