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Dublin, Ohio
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Thanks all. The pictures should be ready later this afternoon. I just keep finding more and more. Ha ha. Between Ron and I, I'm sure we took over 2000 pictures. I didn't always have my camera with me, so I took pictures on my phone and my tablet too.

I was looking at the pictures of Havensight and it looked a lot nicer than I remembered, but maybe they did some work, or it is like Nassau where pictures are always better than the real thing.

Since it sounds like you ladies have been there multiple times, we are planning on doing a half day sail and snorkel in the morning. All aboard should be 4:30 pm. Is there anything we should do in the afternoon for a couple of hours? Ron is not into shopping.
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Central New Jersey
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Originally posted by alwalaska
Thanks all. The pictures should be ready later this afternoon. I just keep finding more and more. Ha ha. Between Ron and I, I'm sure we took over 2000 pictures. I didn't always have my camera with me, so I took pictures on my phone and my tablet too.

I was looking at the pictures of Havensight and it looked a lot nicer than I remembered, but maybe they did some work, or it is like Nassau where pictures are always better than the real thing.

Since it sounds like you ladies have been there multiple times, we are planning on doing a half day sail and snorkel in the morning. All aboard should be 4:30 pm. Is there anything we should do in the afternoon for a couple of hours? Ron is not into shopping.
Ann, we already did the snorkeling trips to Trunk Bay and loved that one!! We have taken a tour and we've gone shopping in town on other trips. We're not shoppers and I really don't care for downtown shopping so what we do now is spend the entire day at a beach and then come back and just walk around the shops at the port.......there's a lot of stores right at Havensight so if get back in time we'll just walk around.
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Since several people asked, here are the pictures from our Dawn cruise to Canada/New England. Only the first 2 days have been added to the share site as of now, but there are 491 pictures on just day 2, so lots for people to see. Go to the 2013 Canada/New England Page and have fun!

https://weberfamilytravels.shutterfly.com/
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Central New Jersey
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Originally posted by alwalaska
Since several people asked, here are the pictures from our Dawn cruise to Canada/New England. Only the first 2 days have been added to the share site as of now, but there are 491 pictures on just day 2, so lots for people to see. Go to the 2013 Canada/New England Page and have fun!

https://weberfamilytravels.shutterfly.com/
Thanks for sharing Ann, I'll check them out.

Patty
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I just got a message to Mike (Linda & Mike from CT). They are currently on the Explorer, and they are dealing with Noro.

Michael: Hello Eileen seems .....it happens everywhere ....the last time we were together was with Joni and Mark cruising out of Bayonnne ...........and we're on the Explorer this week and the ship is experiencing the Neurovirus ......... Should be on the news by now we missed Labadee because the Indy was there and they did not want to cross contaminate them. Here we are in PR where the IDC is overseeing the cleaning of the ship say hi to Joni for us.
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Northeast PA, USA
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Originally posted by ebk2795
I just got a message to Mike (Linda & Mike from CT). They are currently on the Explorer, and they are dealing with Noro.

Michael: Hello Eileen seems .....it happens everywhere ....the last time we were together was with Joni and Mark cruising out of Bayonnne ...........and we're on the Explorer this week and the ship is experiencing the Neurovirus ......... Should be on the news by now we missed Labadee because the Indy was there and they did not want to cross contaminate them. Here we are in PR where the IDC is overseeing the cleaning of the ship say hi to Joni for us.
Hi Eileen, I've been reading that over on the main boards and some of the roll calls. Seems like a large number are sick and what a way to ruin a cruise. I hope they get it contained quick. Last 2 times on the Explorer I came off with a respiratory infection.

Theresa
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Central New Jersey
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Originally posted by psupa
Hi Eileen, I've been reading that over on the main boards and some of the roll calls. Seems like a large number are sick and what a way to ruin a cruise. I hope they get it contained quick. Last 2 times on the Explorer I came off with a respiratory infection.

Theresa
Theresa, I got a respiratory thing on the Allure but I really don't think it was from the ship, just sore throat and coughing. I also came off the Liberty this past November with a really bad cold....again, I can't blame it on the ship.

I feel sorry for any ship that gets infected with the Noro. Hopefully, they'll get it cleaned up quick for the next cruise.

Patty
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What an awful way to spend a cruise. We are heading to the Caribbean on the NCL Sun in just 18 days. I can't wait! Hopefully no noro or anything else on our cruise.
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Just found this. Didn't relaize this was still a live thread. How is everyone? Counting down to our March 21 cruise. Back on Explorer. Can't wait.

Joni
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Central New Jersey
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Originally posted by cage keeper
Just found this. Didn't relaize this was still a live thread. How is everyone? Counting down to our March 21 cruise. Back on Explorer. Can't wait.

Joni
Hi Joni, That's just a few weeks away! I bet your getting excited now. Wish I could have sailed away this weekend before more snow hits us.

Patty
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Originally posted by cage keeper
Just found this. Didn't relaize this was still a live thread. How is everyone? Counting down to our March 21 cruise. Back on Explorer. Can't wait.

Joni

Joni - Are you going to Bermuda on the Summit in August? We are going 8/31 - 9/7. We were there back in 2009 and loved it!
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Dublin, Ohio
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Hey Joni! Good to see you here.

We did Bermuda on NCL. I love Bermuda and wouldn't mind doing a land vacation there, but it is soooo stinking expensive.

We are just barely back from our NCL Sun cruise. Photos should be in my signature soon. We had an amazing CC group and this group kept coming up because it is the only other time where I made so many friends at once. Usually I hit it off with one or two people.

Maybe some of you will come check out NCL someday and we can cruise together again. Our next cruise is in December on the Sun again. I really like the small ships.

Take care all and stay warm.
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Bennington Vermont
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Originally posted by alwalaska
Hey Joni! Good to see you here.

We did Bermuda on NCL. I love Bermuda and wouldn't mind doing a land vacation there, but it is soooo stinking expensive.

We are just barely back from our NCL Sun cruise. Photos should be in my signature soon. We had an amazing CC group and this group kept coming up because it is the only other time where I made so many friends at once. Usually I hit it off with one or two people.

Maybe some of you will come check out NCL someday and we can cruise together again. Our next cruise is in December on the Sun again. I really like the small ships.

Take care all and stay warm.
I had NCL Breakaway booked for our Bermuda trip but got a great deal from Celebrity for the Summit. Been on it before so know what to expect! NCL kind of scares me......
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Dublin, Ohio
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Originally posted by kclvt
I had NCL Breakaway booked for our Bermuda trip but got a great deal from Celebrity for the Summit. Been on it before so know what to expect! NCL kind of scares me......
It all depends on what you like. We love NCL because it is so laid back. friendly, and relaxed. If you like the formal side of things, you won't like NCL.

It has been 5 years now since we sailed Royal, but at that time, the food was a little better on RCCL, but other than that, we found them pretty equal.

We seem to have more of a variation from ship to ship that we do from cruise line to cruise line.
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Thanks for posting in this thread again guys and hopefully we can keep it going --again...............carol
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