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#21
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello all...We're in Port Canaveral today.....the weather is hot and sunny...

Many passengers went to the KSC and several Eco tours that were offered. Port Canaveral has the "Fun Bus" that will take you to the Mall, Cocoa Beach, or Wall Mart. The cost is $6 for all day.....THe driver will tell you where to be for bus pick up. There are several rental companies nearby...their shuttle will pick you up at the terminal.

Deesgirl......Thanks for the comments, Mrs Radio did not come on this cruise...this was a Seminar at Sea for me ( for three of the seven days )...

I will try to get some GS pics on Sunday morning.

Barva...It took about 8hours to get to Cape Henry...just past the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel....we passed between the west bridges. Coming north...we should be there around midnight.
I could see many lights to the east..I 'm not sure what city it was though. Coming south it took about 1 1/2 hrs to reach the Bay Bridge. I tseemed that there was only about 10-12ft from the mast to the bottom of the bridge.

Mavismarie..I will try to check the painting and artist tonight at dinner.


Thanks for tuning in.....

Radio




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#22
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Here's a couple more pics from this week.......More will be added when I return...


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#23
Illinois
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Joined Feb 2001
Radio:

I've been enjoying your live posts. It's been great living vicariously through you this week.

We sailed Grandeur when she was a newer ship and just loved her.

Thanks for sharing.
#24
Omaha, NE
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Joined Mar 2002
Radio, if you can try and take a few pics in one of the midship family suites, would love to see them, I have seen the pictures of the aft ones but not the midship ones.

Also would love to hear how smooth the ship is on the open water, especially in the cabins up on deck 8 at night, dont mind a little rocking but dont want to be rolling out of bed either.

Thanks for all the online posts and pictures, they are great.
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#25
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Radio,

Thanks for your reports. You're detail and willingness to answer all of our questions is very much appreciated.
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#26
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Radio,

Is there a chocolate buffet on the 7 night cruise? Thanks!
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#27
Mobile, AL.
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Radio: I anxiously await your next post...and hope you can read the name of the artist! Thank you.
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#28
Melfa, Va., USA
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Thanks again, Radio, for all of your time and patience with your devouted followers! My husband can't wait to take the GPS with the water charts on the Grandeur. The lights you saw on the eastern side of the bay were probably Crisfield, Smith Isl., Tangier Isl. and then a great void south. I am surprised that you went through the Thimble Shoals Channel over the south tunnel rather than the Chesapeake Channel tunnel but that must be the way southbound ships go out of the bay. We stay on the North End of Virginia Beach just south of Cape Henry and Fort Story frequently (I spent last week there) and we love to watch the ships as they round Cape Henry and head out to sea. We always take our binoculars in our beach bag because you never know what you might see. We never seem to see any cruise ships - just mainly Navy and cargo/container/colliers/barges (we have seen quite a few of the Tall Ships in the past). I wonder if the Grandeur stopped and picked up a Virginia Pilot? Questions, questions. It is just fun to have two of our passions meet (cruise ships and the Bay/Oceanfront).

Hope the rest of your cruise is smooth-sailing!
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#29
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Radio, I'm just looking into booking the Grandeur for 5 nights to Bermuda,for next July. Do you recommend this ship? She's starting to get some age,so I'm concerned. How is the staff? Thanks for any input.
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#30
alexandria va
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I was on the previous cruise[7-11}
The verizon phone popped on with service during dinner sat nite for an hour, then as we approached cape henry around 1030pm.
We passed the ches bay bridge at 610am. the kids go crazy the last night.
Its a great cruise!!!!
#31
Newark, Delaware
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GranysT, Hubby and I are booked on Grandeur to Bermuda for July 17th 2005! Join us!
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#33
Maryland, USA
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Thanks for taking the time to post reports and pics throughout your journey. I look forward to hearing and seeing more. I agree with Vee, that I would love to see some GS pics. We have a GS booked for our May 2005 cruise! Thanks Radio!!
#34
Oologah, OK USA
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Joined Feb 2003
Hi Radio, We have enjoyed reading about your cruise on GOTS. We are picking up all the information that we can. Can you not board before 1:00 p.m.? If not, why do they let you in at 10:00 a.m.? What time do you disembark? What do you do with the time before you board? Overall how would you rate the ship? We have cruised on the Legend of the Seas, the Splendour of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and are going on Navigator of the Seas next month, and have loved all of the previous.

Hope you had a wonderful cruise.

Shirley Butler, [email protected]
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#35
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Joined Jul 2004
Radio- Your pictures are fantastic! Better pictures of the dining room than I have seen on the virtual tours and whatnot. I love the perspective behind the statue looking into the dining room.
I love your posts! It's so nice of you to answer the questions, too.
Have fun!!!

Tammy
#37
Maryland, USA
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Barva, when are you going n June 05? IF you are on our sailing, have youstarted a M & M thread? We are booked for June 10, 05. It will be great not to have to fly. We just did the 5 day Canadian cruise onthe Voyager out of Bayonne, NJ and that was great and also wonderful not to have to fly. We drove up.

Annieeee
#40
Newark, Delaware
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Just wishing you Grandeur cruisers well on your last few days! I can't wait to see all of Radio's photos once he gets back! I'm looking forward to sailing on Grandeur next Summer! BUT.....in just a few short hours I will be headed to Bayonne (about a 2 hour drive) to board the beautiful Voyager of the Seas!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!


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