Farewell Monarch, March 29, 2013 (Part 2)

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#2
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Hey guys, they put us in another room. The other one was full. Band members, bring your instruments. Now, where were we?
Rick and Deirdra
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Ocala, Fl.
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I made it over, gotta keep up to date on the RCI Retirement Team!
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Kind of quiet here in the new home. Maybe the rest of the gang got lost. Should we hang some signs on the light poles showing directions?
R&D
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MJ B2B Roll Call 4/25/16 - 4/29/16, from the M&M room.

1. Pumbaamd from Maryland, Rick and Deirdra, JS1088
2. hannibal54 from Illinois, Paul and Sherry,
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Anyone having any changes or corrections, do it yourself here. We are too busy maintaining this Roll Call to make any changes!

Rick and Deirdra
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We are somebody, getting a part II. Congratulations to us.
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Wow. Aren't we something? Woo Hoo! Another thread.

I am getting pretty excited for my next couple cruises. Both are on Princess. April will find me on the Regal to the Caribbean, and then in May I'm going to Alaska for the first time ever, on the Coral.

I'm anxiously waiting for the new itineraries to be released by RCI. I'm hoping to sail from Australia in 2018 on whatever ship they have doing 12 nighters from Sydney.

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Originally posted by Cruzin-K
Wow. Aren't we something? Woo Hoo! Another thread.

I am getting pretty excited for my next couple cruises. Both are on Princess. April will find me on the Regal to the Caribbean, and then in May I'm going to Alaska for the first time ever, on the Coral.

I'm anxiously waiting for the new itineraries to be released by RCI. I'm hoping to sail from Australia in 2018 on whatever ship they have doing 12 nighters from Sydney.
An Australian cruise is on our bucket list too. It would have to be after we retire, but I would love to do one of those circumnavigation cruises around Australia followed by the transpacific back to the US.
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#10
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Originally posted by wolfcathorse
Woo Hoo, another thread. Can't believe they haven't forced me to do a Part III for Current Captains. *****knock on wood*****
It seems that 5000 posts in a thread is the magic number when their software starts to bog down.
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awesome I am here lol cant believe this board is still goin on after almost 3 yrs I think it is time we all have a reunion that would be great
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Originally posted by sweettara
awesome I am here lol cant believe this board is still goin on after almost 3 yrs I think it is time we all have a reunion that would be great
Glad to see you made it over Tara!
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Originally posted by hannibal54
We are somebody, getting a part II. Congratulations to us.
Yep, we've gotta keep this thing going! I've still got a roll call from 2009, but it's barely breathing, I think we can beat it!
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#14
Wade North Carolina
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me and Lloyd should be on freedom now but had to cancel just before final payment we were goin with our friends well they aren't speakin to us anymore cause of it I really think it crazy trust me if we coulda went we would be on the ship plus his bday is Wednesday so it was gonna be his bday cruise
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So, we are pretty special, but we already knew that, didn't we? A reunion cruise would be nice since we don't have a vessel to retire in this hemisphere, any time soon.

I just read that there is no longer a midnight buffet or mid day BBQ in Nassau due to "health codes"? Cruizin K, I think that you just came off the Enchantment, can you fill us in?
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Majesty of the Seas - 05/27/16, 01/05/2017
Enchantment of the Seas - 06/21/13, 8/23/13, 04/18/14, 11/28/14, 02/26/16
Jewel of the Seas -
01/07/12, 11/29/12, 11/01/15 (Southern Caribbean
Freedom of the Seas - 12/12/10, 12/08/13, 1/04/15
Rhapsody of the Seas - Alaska - 06/04/10
Monarch - 03/29/13 Farewell Cruise
Monarch of the Seas - 04/17/09, 12/07/09, 01/07/11, 02/04/11, 09/16/11, 11/25/11, 01/11/13
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Originally posted by vuz98
So, we are pretty special, but we already knew that, didn't we? A reunion cruise would be nice since we don't have a vessel to retire in this hemisphere, any time soon.

I just read that there is no longer a midnight buffet or mid day BBQ in Nassau due to "health codes"? Cruizin K, I think that you just came off the Enchantment, can you fill us in?
Actually, it was Luv2Kruize who was just on Enchantment. Hope she finds this new thread

I'll go send her the link
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12/07 Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas Photos

4/08 Carnival Destiny - S. Caribbean
4/10 Serenade of the Seas - S. Caribbean
9/10 Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas Photos

1/11 Ruby Princess - E. Caribbean Photos
2/11 Navigator of the Seas - Cozumel Photos
8/11 Star Princess - E. Med/Greek Isles Photos
4/12 Jewel of the Seas - W. Caribbean
4/12 Caribbean Princess - S. Caribbean
3/13 Monarch of the Seas (farewell cruise) - Bahamas Photos
11/13 Caribbean Princess - W. Caribbean Photos
1/14 Jewel of the Seas - S. Caribbean Photos
1/14 Allure of the Seas - W. Caribbean Photos
4/15 Serenade of the Seas - Nola to Boston
10/15 Serenade of the Seas - Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale

4/16 Regal Princess - W. Caribbean
5/16 Coral Princess - Alaska
2/17 Coral Princess - Panama Canal Photos

4/17 Liberty of the Seas - W. Caribbean

Next cruise(s)
4/2018 Radiance of the Seas - New Zealand
5/2019 Celebrity Constellation - Europe

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Cocoa Beach, FL
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Originally posted by Cruzin-K
Actually, it was Luv2Kruize who was just on Enchantment. Hope she finds this new thread

I'll go send her the link

Thank you!!
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Enchantment of the Seas - 06/21/13, 8/23/13, 04/18/14, 11/28/14, 02/26/16
Jewel of the Seas -
01/07/12, 11/29/12, 11/01/15 (Southern Caribbean
Freedom of the Seas - 12/12/10, 12/08/13, 1/04/15
Rhapsody of the Seas - Alaska - 06/04/10
Monarch - 03/29/13 Farewell Cruise
Monarch of the Seas - 04/17/09, 12/07/09, 01/07/11, 02/04/11, 09/16/11, 11/25/11, 01/11/13
Sovereign of the Seas - 12/05/02, 10/08/04, 10/28/05 ,02/02/07

#18
Florida
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Originally posted by vuz98
I just read that there is no longer a midnight buffet or mid day BBQ in Nassau due to "health codes"? Cruizin K, I think that you just came off the Enchantment, can you fill us in?
You heard right unfortunately. Just off of the Enchantment this morning and there was no poolside food at any time. According to Michael Poole's live blog from our Enchantment cruise, he talked to CD Marc Bing Bong and Marc said they are no longer aloud to set up any food poolside anymore across the fleet. Something about health codes and wind blowing on to the food.
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Monarch of the Seas: 4/09, 5/09, 5/10, 12/10, New Years Eve 2010, 11/11, 3/12, 9/12, 3/29/13 Farewell Cruise!
Enchantment of the Seas: 7/09, 9/13, 11/13, 12/13, 2/14, 6/14, 10/15 Halloween Cruise, 2/16 Super Bowl Cruise #1
Freedom of the Seas: 5/10, 1/15, 4/15, 9/15
Navigator of the Seas: 11/10, 3/11, 5/16 Transatlantic
Allure of the Seas: 5/11
Liberty of the Seas: 12/11, 12/12, 3/14
Jewel of the Seas: 4/12, 6/15 Alaska!
Majesty of the Seas: 5/12, 8/16, 10/16 Halloween Cruise, 12/16, 2/17 Super Bowl Cruise #2
Oasis of the Seas: 5/13, 8/14
Vision of the Seas: 5/14, 11/14
Explorer of the Seas: 12/14

Independence of the Seas: 5/15, 12/15
Brilliance of the Seas: 11/15
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#19
Central Illinois
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Originally posted by Luv2Kruize
You heard right unfortunately. Just off of the Enchantment this morning and there was no poolside food at any time. According to Michael Poole's live blog from our Enchantment cruise, he talked to CD Marc Bing Bong and Marc said they are no longer aloud to set up any food poolside anymore across the fleet. Something about health codes and wind blowing on to the food.
That's disappointing. I wonder if this might affect the other cruise lines that have poolside grills.
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Originally posted by clarea
That's disappointing. I wonder if this might affect the other cruise lines that have poolside grills.
I was thinking that too. Royal does the portable grill thing which I guess is easy enough to stop. But most of Carnival's ships have a portion of the buffet outdoors, galley and all.
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