"LIVE" from Explorer of the Seas / Nov 10, 2011

#22
Central ct.
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Cruising nine day Explorer 4/26/11 Bermuda, labadee, St Juan, and St Martin. Can't wait to follow your cruise.
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#23
northern New Jersey
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Joined May 2011
I hope you have a fabulous trip. I just asked on here yesterday for info regarding Explorer. I'm looking forward to your daily postings,as they will probably answer most of mt questions. I've read your older ones and they are wonderful! Happy sailing!!!!
#24
Philadelphia area
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Originally posted by smeck
Cruising nine day Explorer 4/26/11 Bermuda, labadee, St Juan, and St Martin. Can't wait to follow your cruise.
You missed the boat.
#25
Toronto, Canada
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So excited to virtually sail with you again!!

Bon Voyage!!
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#26
Boston area
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Radio,

I'm really looking forward to sailing with you tomorrow. Bags are packed and I'm ready to take off to NY in 2 hours. Can't wait.

I am going to miss my daily fix of your live postings - maybe I can get on the internet in one of the ports and see what we've been doing.

Carol
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#27
California
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Joined Sep 2000
I love your "live from" cruises! I'm hoping to cruise on EOS this summer so this will be great to hear all about the lovely EOS from your delightful perspective.
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#28
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Hello everyone. . . I made it to Staten Island. . . It took almost 4Hrs to drive here from my house. I could have arrived about 30 min sooner, but I made the wrong exit turn from the NJTP. (@#$%&)


Oh well, I have arrived and unpacked, and I am taking a little ride around SI, and will try to find the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. I have been advised by the front desk NOT to take HWY 278, but to use the side streets (Richmond Terrace).

Wow, It was nice to read all of the nice posts since I left Maryland. I am hoping to provide everyone with a very nice “LIVE” review. . . I know that “LIVE” Reviews are much better with photos, so I will try to get at least a dozen pics up per day. (hopefully with a good wireless connection)


I am staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is very nice, and they are adding a new wing here at the other end of the Hotel. They seem to be very popular in Staten Island. The Front Desk clerk suggested that there are weddings here every weekend !

I waited a little to long to book my Hotel this trip >>>NOTE TO RADIO<<<< Book early next time. I usually stay over in the Elizabeth, NJ Hotels (Near Jersey Gardens). I waited this time, but I am happy to be here. The staff is exceedingly nice, and it should be a nice stay.



I will try to get a few more pics up tonight, but here are a few from my arrival at the Hilton Garden Inn.


Thanks for the nice comments. . .



Radio



My hotel room at HGI, in Staten Island, NY











This will be alot bigger than my Cabin on Explorer tomorrow !






Hilton Garden Inn







It is a nice sunny day today (65F)





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#29
Coral Springs, Florida
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Ok Mark... ready to go... thanks for taking us along with you.. just an advance reqeust.. can you take some shots of inside the casino.. i know you dont spend a lot of time in there.. (coughs)... may the Wheel of Fortune Gods be good to you.
Also a hello to glcoop hello Gary hope all is well..

your ole pal
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#30
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Originally posted by 138east
Radio,

I'm really looking forward to sailing with you tomorrow. Bags are packed and I'm ready to take off to NY in 2 hours. Can't wait.

I am going to miss my daily fix of your live postings - maybe I can get on the internet in one of the ports and see what we've been doing.

Carol
Thanks, Carol. . . It will be nice to see you tomorrow !


Radio
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#31
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Originally posted by weary traveler
Ok Mark... ready to go... thanks for taking us along with you.. just an advance reqeust.. can you take some shots of inside the casino.. i know you dont spend a lot of time in there.. (coughs)... may the Wheel of Fortune Gods be good to you.
Also a hello to glcoop hello Gary hope all is well..

your ole pal
Ha ha, Yes. . . I spend alot of time in there. Casino Royale is usually very nice to Radio !

Radio
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#32
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YaY! Another live Radio review.

Nice to have you in our area this time. You picked a great day to come, not so good day to depart. Hopefully the rain will be intermittent and you'll have a decent sailaway.

Looking forward to reading your review over the next 9 days.
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#33
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Can't wait for more. Have a GREAT cruise!
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#34
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Joined Jun 2002
WILD????? FUN????? HEY!

I resemble that remark......


see you on the Ship....... wooohooo....LIVE ON the Explorer with Radio! And MedicKen, 138east and MORE!!!
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Originally posted by Radio
Ha ha, Yes. . . I spend alot of time in there. Casino Royale is usually very nice to Radio !

Radio
well...PLEASE can you tell the casino to be nice to me too!?!?!?!!
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#36
N/S UK
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Doing a similar itinerary to you later this month but on Navigator. Looking forward to your port reports. Delighted to be travelling with you again!
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#38
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Originally posted by 138east
Radio,

I'm really looking forward to sailing with you tomorrow. Bags are packed and I'm ready to take off to NY in 2 hours. Can't wait.

I am going to miss my daily fix of your live postings - maybe I can get on the internet in one of the ports and see what we've been doing.

Carol
i will use a couple coupon internet minutes to peek! there's that place by the pier in STT that is cheap
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#39
Massachusetts
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looking forward to this! i followed your live from allure last winter right before we went on allure, and we're heading on the explorer in Feb out of Cape Liberty! cant wait to read about all your tips!
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#40
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Thanks in advance for sharing your trip with all of us at home that wish we were there! Anyone who has ever cruised on Explorer knows what a great ship she is with an excellent staff. Have fun!
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