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#22
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Hello everyone. . . We had a great dinner in the Normandie Dining Room. I couldn’t wait for dessert though. . .I had to have some of the Warmed Chocolate Melting Cake. I can’t seem to get enough of that. (and some great coffee)

We went up to the Taj Mahal Lounge to catch some of Game Show Mania. There wasn’t many people in there, but Bingo was starting soon. . .and it was about to be packed.

It seems that the Celebrity Mercury will be passing us soon while coming up the Bay. She is sailing on a 17Nt cruise from San Diego, and will be Home Porting from Baltimore for a few months. We are scheduled to pass Mercury at about 1130PM. I hope I can stay up !

Tomorrow should be a big day, and I am sure I will be up early. There are always lots of activities during the sea days. The forecast is calling for another sunny day !

Here are a few pics from our departure from Baltimore. More Pics tomorrow, though. (connection permitting)

Thanks for tuning in. . .




Radio






We had a beautiful sunny day today (71f)








Just before we left the port. . .









We see the Baltimore City skyline, just north of Cruise Maryland









We pulling away slowly. . .









Just passing under the Key Bridge











Our first day comes to an end. . . We have a whole week ahead of us !!







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#23
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Originally posted by Radio
That's a great picture! It would make a great wallpaper, plenty of dark area at the bottom for your desktop icons!

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#24
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Originally posted by TPKeller
That's a great picture! It would make a great wallpaper, plenty of dark area at the bottom for your desktop icons!

Theron
Its funny how disgusting that area is but how nice it looks when the sun is setting on it. I'm pretty sure the hill behind the bridge used to be a landfill.
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Thank you for taking the time to post. I'm looking forward to feeling like I'm on vacation with you. Have a great cruise!
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#26
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Hopefully you got to see the Mercury coming alongside and had a great nites sleep... looks like a beautiful day aboard for your perusing about.. Thanks for pics so far.. wow that Baltimore terminal looks like a very well laid out area.. was that long term parking i saw? well hope youre up getting your fruit and bacon lol (my favorite part of the cruise BREAKFAST! look forward to seeing more from you later enjoy the ship!

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#27
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Good morning everyone ! Welcome to our first “Fun Day at Sea”. I woke up very early this morning (5AM). . . . I know, I know, I’m on vacation and should sleep in. My body seems to have a system that requires me to get up early.


I was able to catch a glimpse of Celebrity Mercury last night. Right at about 11:15PM, I was able to see her as she was sailing just South of the MD-VA state line, and Tangier Island. It was very dark, but I was still able to get a few photos of her.(a little blurry, though)

You are often able to see ships while at sea, but they are usually 5 miles or more away. The shipping channel in the Chesapeake Bay is very narrow, so I was able to see her from about 200 yards. I should be sailing with Mercury in 2010. (Hopefully)

I have read many reviews recently about the first night dinner was scheduled to be Open Seating. It has been reported that there has been a lot of confusion, and waiting to be served during the first night. This was not the case for our sailing. We had our assigned table in the Captains Club section of the Normandie Dining Room. Our attendants were very prompt, and the food selections were very good. We had a table by the window, and I will be looking forward to going there tonight for the first “Cruise Elegant” night.

The Casino Opens today at 8AM, and the Shops all open at 10AM. I am sure I may spend a few minutes in both of those location. . .

The water here is very calm. We are about 20nm east of Virginia Beach, and about 580nm from Port Canaveral.

Here are a few pics from last night and early this morning. . . More pics later today.



Radio




Game Show Mania in the Taj Mahal Lounge (FWD)










Last night up on Deck 10












Celebrity Mercury in the Chesapeake Bay













The sun is starting to come up. . .














The forecast for today is Sunny, and 72F.













We are sailing through smooth seas, on our way to Port Canaveral







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#28
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Oh, Radio, I can see already that this is going to be a wonderful week with you on the Pride!! Me thinks me may be losing some sleep keeping up with both you and Mark. While I am enjoying his, I can see that yours will have a different "feel" to it. I am loving the pics of the ship itself! Thanks in advance!!
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#29
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Radio,

We just came off the Pride and had a wonderful time.

I met you once on Explorer of the Seas (Nov 2006) Didn't know you were going on the Pride right after us!

Say hello to "Kristian" the tall waiter in anytime dining (2nd level - left side middle) ---- Tell him my wife would like some more fried oysters!!!


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#30
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Radio, I always enjoy your cruises and look forward to this one. Hope you have some wonderful weather!
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#31
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Thanks for taking the time and effort to post the live review and pictures for all of us. The pictures have been great with many more great ones to come I'm sure. I'm assuming that your cabin is somewhere in the 8180's range/area? I'm only asking for what the comparisons of scenery will be for our cabin in a few short weeks. Have a great trip.
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#32
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THANK YOU SO MUCH for this review...I loved loved loved your Majesty reviews and have a feeling I will love this one even more since we'll be on the Pride this June

We're also very excited about sailing from Baltimore. We've always sailed from the south and have never even been to Baltimore before, so the whole trip should be a lot of fun. Can't wait to see more!
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Thanks for the update! Pictures are great as usual.
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#34
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Hello everyone. . . The sailing so far has been very smooth. I have read many reviews that were written by passengers over the last several months. It seems that there has been a lot of rough seas during this Baltimore to Port Canaveral leg of the cruise. That has not been the case so far. Yes, you can tell that we are out in the ocean, but there has no been the swells, and rolls that I would have suspected.

Our weather today was sunny, and warm (83f), and we should be arriving in Port Canaveral by 7AM on Wednesday.

I went down to the Ports of Call talk today. There was a lot of explanations about the different excursions all week. The Cruise staff gave away one excursion for each of our 3 ports this week.

We had lunch today in the Dining Room, and it turned out to be extremely good. Several of us had California Roll Sushi, and I loved it ! (I should have ordered another. . . We stopped into the Raphael Lounge (Deck 3) for some trivia, and we discussed that we should take a quick nap if we wanted to stay up for the shows tonight (LOL). . . .

There is the Wonderful World Show tonight, in the Taj Mahal Showroom, and Adult Comedy later at 11:45PM.

The Captains Celebration is tonight, along with the Senior Officers introductions down in the Atrium before Formal night dinner at 6PM.

We are currently 470nm from Port Canaveral, and are sailing South at about 15nm/hr.



Thanks for tuning in. . .


Radio



I spent a lot of time outside this morning, just enjoying the sunny skies








We will be enjoying Dinner tomorrow night in David’s Steak House (under the see-through funnel)









The seas were wonderful today !








We are looking aft over the Poseidon Pool










I have to try that big Twister Slide !











There are already Christmas decorations up throughout the ship. This is the Renaissance Atrium.


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#35
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Here are a few more pics from today. . . .



Radio







The Normandie Dining Room










Ports of Call talk in the Taj Mahal Lounge











There were a lot of passengers in there. . .










Blue skies, and Blue seas. . . .





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#36
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Thanks for letting me day dream. The pictures are a nice added touch.

...I sure wish I could day dream about the food. Pictures please.
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Hi Radio,
Thank you so much for the "Live From". I have followed your other live froms and they are a great source for info and I esp LOVE your pictures.

I am trying to plan a cruise for Jan out of Baltimore and I am torn between The Mercury and Carnival Pride. I am hoping your post will help my decision. So thank you again, and have a great cruise.
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#38
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I too am enjoying your thread-we go out on the Pride on January 24th. Will be Hubby and our two kids who are 4 1/2 and 2 1/2, and myself. We so need a vacation-
Great pictures Radio!! Keep em' coming.
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I'm loving your review.
We just got off as you were getting on and I still feel like I"m on the Pride.
Awesome pictures..

Carrie
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#40
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Good Tuesday morning Radio! another day at sea doesnt get much better than that.. hope you arent feeling any effects from TS Ida as you sail. What a beautiful horizon picture earlier, be proud, that's a keeper!
I'll make my usual request for the casino pics and some staff pics, have a terrific day at sea today and will look for your report!

your old pal
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