"LIVE" from the Grandeur *Sept 2007*

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#1
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone. . . It is once again, that I will be sailing the Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas ! Welcome !

I have sailed the Grandeur from Baltimore many times (5), and from Miami twice, but it is a great feeling to be on a beautiful ship that will be crusing to a beautiful place. . . Bermuda

Mrs Radio will be sailing with me, and she is very excited about this cruise ! My Mom and Dad will also be on board. They are doing a B2B that started 10 days ago (Canada / NE )

There are many people that I know on this cruise, because I have booked a small group (10 cabins, all freinds of Mrs Radio), that will be sailing with us.

In July, when I was in Bermuda last, the weather was very nice. We had a few showers, but all was well in Bermuda. I will try again to visit Crystal Caves, and I will be heading to "Destination Dockyard" again on Tuesday evening. I also plan to visit a beach that I heard about the last time I was in Bermuda, in St George (Tobbacco Bay Beach).
There will be a different Captain on this cruise, because Capt Rob Hempstead is on vacation. The new Captain will be Arnolf Remo.

My plan is to arrive at the Passenger Terminal (Cruise Maryland), by 11AM.
The forecast is calling for partly cloudy, and warm temps(81f), for Tuesday and Wednesday in Bermuda. Today's forecast is calling for sunny skies, mild (74f), while sailing down the Chesapeake Bay.

As always, I will be providing daily photos of the Grandeur, Public rooms, and beautiful Bermuda and daily commentary about the ship, and Bermuda highlights (pending, a valid wireless signal) .

I am glad you will be joining me this week, for this delightful cruise.
Thanks for tuning in ! !

Radio



The Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland



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#2
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Bon Voyage!!!
Thank you for your "Live" reports.
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#3
baltimore
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Joined Aug 2007
I will be with you, and hope to see you on board. I have seen your pics, but with so many people, who knows. It will be my first cruise, so If I find you I may lean on your ear to get some advice. Hope to see you
Happy sailing.
#4
Sanford NC
2,006 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
I just love you "Live" reports. I also love Bermuda. We will be on Grandeur next month for the Eastern Caribbean route. I am definitely looking forward to your report this time. Have a great cruise & keep us posted!
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#5
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Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by callou2131
I will be with you, and hope to see you on board. I have seen your pics, but with so many people, who knows. It will be my first cruise, so If I find you I may lean on your ear to get some advice. Hope to see you
Happy sailing.
I am sure you will see me. . . I always post twice a day from the Library (Radio Broadcast Office #1 ) or the Viking Crown Lounge (RBO#2).

Both area's have a great Wi-Fi Connection. . .

Radio


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#6
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Have a great trip! Bermuda is always great!

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We sail on Empress to Bermuda in 3 weeks and were on Grandeur's 13 day repo last fall to NOLA via Bermuda. We will be following your reports with great interest.
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#10
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Hi Radio...Mrs Radio.......thanks for letting us tag along! We love your live posts and all the beautiful pictures!! It sure sets the mood for all of us who will be cruising in the near future.
Bermuda is on our list of cruises, ...so many cruises...so little time!

Have a wonderful time!!

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#11
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I always love reading your "Live" threads. We'll be doing this route on Oct 28th. Thanks for checking on the waitress for me. Have a great voyage!
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#12
Pasadena, MD, US
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Bon Voyage Radio! We're looking forward to reading your posts from Grandeur. Nice ship; we've sailed her only once and enjoyed it.

We only live 5 minutes from a great vantage point to watch you sail past this evening - before you go under the Bay Bridge (from Downs Park - Pasadena). Just might go out and wave you by.

Enjoy the cruise!
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#13
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I always look out for your next "live" posts. I really enjoy and appreciate your great efforts in letting us cruise vicariously through you. Enjoy the Grandeur and Bermuda.
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#14
Maryland
23 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Bon Voyage Radio and Mrs. Radio
Both my husband and I are looking forward to reading your live posts daily since our son and brand new daughter in law on on this cruise also. Dropped them off at 12:30 today for their first cruise. Can't wait to read your posts.
Have a wonderful time.
#16
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello Everyone ! ! We made it on board the Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas. We arrived at the Terminal at about 11:00. When we walked in to Cruise Maryland. . . There were hardly any passengers in line.

I was able to walk over and say hi to signman (avid CC poster) He works as an RCI Check In Agent, and was very nice to us. It is the first time that I was able to talk with him for more than a minute ! He is very friendly ! Inside the Terminal there was a special place for all Diamond Members to have some Champagne, and Canapés, it was very nice !

They also had lemonade and cookies for all passengers. A wedding party was allowed to board at about 11:20, and we boarded the ship at about 11:30. We went and got some lunch at the Windjammer Marketplace on Deck 9. There we met many of the friends that would be sailing with us this week.

We have a Muster drill at 4:30, and we will be off at 5PM. Today is a lovely sunny day, with little humidity. The Baltimore Skyline looks great, and it should be a wonderful day to sail down the Chesapeake Bay.

Here are a few pics, that were taken today as we boarded. I will post several more tonight after Sailaway (Pending Internet Connection)

Thanks for tuning in !

Radio


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Sunny Pool Deck !




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#17
Chattanooga, TN
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Originally posted by Radio
Hello Everyone ! ! We made it on board the Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas. We arrived at the Terminal at about 11:00. When we walked in to Cruise Maryland. . . There were hardly any passengers in line.

I was able to walk over and say hi to signman (avid CC poster) He works as an RCI Check In Agent, and was very nice to us. It is the first time that I was able to talk with him for more than a minute ! He is very friendly ! Inside the Terminal there was a special place for all Diamond Members to have some Champagne, and Canapés, it was very nice !

They also had lemonade and cookies for all passengers. A wedding party was allowed to board at about 11:20, and we boarded the ship at about 11:30. We went and got some lunch at the Windjammer Marketplace on Deck 9. There we met many of the friends that would be sailing with us this week.

We have a Muster drill at 4:30, and we will be off at 5PM. Today is a lovely sunny day, with little humidity. The Baltimore Skyline looks great, and it should be a wonderful day to sail down the Chesapeake Bay.

Here are a few pics, that were taken today as we boarded. I will post several more tonight after Sailaway (Pending Internet Connection)

Thanks for tuning in !

Radio!
Good to hear you are on board! have fun!
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#18
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Pumbaamd,
We will be taking the 13 day repo this year to Tampa. Is the menu just repeated after 7 days or do they have different choices for each day? Thanks for any info you can provide.
#19
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To the best of my aging memory, the menu was different each night. The food was very good. Lunch in the dining room was especially nice. Have a great time!
Rick
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#20
Southeast Pa.
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Thanks for taking the time to post Radio and Mrs. Radio on your vacation. Can't wait to read your posts and view your photos every day. Enjoy your cruise.