MS Veendam August 17-24 Historic Coasts

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#1
Central Maryland
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Well, I'm essentially packed. As some of you know, I'm an early bird and will be on a 6:23 bus tomorrow for Baltimore's Penn Station. I went out this morning to check the actual time at my stop and am expecting good weather for my bus/train trip to Boston.

I plan to have daily updates as usual on this thread and also at the site I now use for my "routine" travels:

http://getawaysfrom21044.wordpress.com

What I do here will be almost exclusively narrative; pictures will be published on the wordpress site. 24 hours from now I'll be on my way.

The itinerary is:

Boston: August 17
Bah Habah: August 18
Saint John: August 19
Halifax: August 20
Sydney: August 21
At Sea: August 22
Portland: August 23
Boston and home: August 24

Roy
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Roy,
Have a wonderful time...I'll be looking for your cruise log!
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#3
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Have a great cruise.

Bon Voyage!!
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Kent, OH
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Roy, safe travels tomorrow and Sue and I look forward to meeting you on the Veendam!

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Lake Carmel, NY
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As always we look forward to following you again on one of your cruises.

BON VOYAGE with calm seas and great weather!


Barbara and Dan
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Bon Voyage!!!
Looking forward to your updates!
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#8
Lake Carmel, NY
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Hi Sheila,

Hope you and Fred are well and not working too hard at the Inn.

Our warmest regards!


Barbara and Dan Gallo
Fellow cruisers on a past msMAASDAM Caribbean Gem cruise
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RCL ANTHEM OF THE SEAS - (48 days on 5btb) - 1/26-3/15/2019

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#12
Warwick, R.I. , USA
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Welcome to my neck o' the woods. Based on today, we seem to have ordered our best summer weather for you. It's a beautiful day.

Looking forward to reading your reports here. Have a great time.
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Displaced New Yorker
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Have a great time Roy.
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#14
Central Maryland
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Originally posted by RuthC
Welcome to my neck o' the woods. Based on today, we seem to have ordered our best summer weather for you. It's a beautiful day.

Looking forward to reading your reports here. Have a great time.
Thank you all. The weather in Maryland is also perfect but is due to turn nasty over the weekend. One of our roll call members has been reporting weather for our ports and it looks like we may hit the jackpot throughout the cruise.

Roy
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#15
Central Maryland
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I left the house on schedule, and both the city bus to downtown Baltimore and the free connection to Penn Station were uneventful. Downtown was showing a lot of concrete walls as preparations have started for Labor Day's Baltimore Grand Prix. I'm now in Penn Station, tickets to Boston and back in hand, with about 55 minutes until my train arrives. It's a beautiful day with a very nice sunrise about 5 minutes after I boarded the bus. Looks like great weather throughout the trip.

This post comes to you live from Baltimore Penn Station.
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We have a picture perfect day here in Boston today to welcome you. Tomorrow is supposed to be the same. An ideal day to board a cruise ship and sail away. _


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Originally posted by kazu
Looking forward to your review Roy. And of course Welcome to Saint John on the 19th

Kazu,
Will you and/or Sapper be meeting the ship, assisting ashore in some way in Saint John?
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#18
Central Maryland
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Pretty close to on time and we've cleared Connecticut. The beaches to the train's starboard looked very inviting although it may not have been warm enough to be in the water. I couldn't figure out access; there may have been a pedestrian tunnel under the track.

Originally posted by sail7seas
Kazu,
Will you and/or Sapper be meeting the ship, assisting ashore in some way in Saint John?
Plans have been made. Stay tuned

This post comes to you live from Train 86, chugging merrily through Rhode Island.

Roy
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Originally posted by rafinmd
Thank you all. The weather in Maryland is also perfect but is due to turn nasty over the weekend. One of our roll call members has been reporting weather for our ports and it looks like we may hit the jackpot throughout the cruise.

Roy
That's great.Nothing like good weather to enjoy those ports. Great lobster along the route.
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Zuiderdam 11/12/05 Southern Caribbean
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#20
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Originally posted by rafinmd
Well, I'm essentially packed. As some of you know, I'm an early bird and will be on a 6:23 bus tomorrow for Baltimore's Penn Station. I went out this morning to check the actual time at my stop and am expecting good weather for my bus/train trip to Boston.

I plan to have daily updates as usual on this thread and also at the site I now use for my "routine" travels:

http://getawaysfrom21044.wordpress.com

What I do here will be almost exclusively narrative; pictures will be published on the wordpress site. 24 hours from now I'll be on my way.

The itinerary is:

Boston: August 17
Bah Habah: August 18
Saint John: August 19
Halifax: August 20
Sydney: August 21
At Sea: August 22
Portland: August 23
Boston and home: August 24

Roy
I'm looking forward to your updates. I'm booked on this itinerary for next August.