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#21
Haymarket, Virginia
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Originally posted by jpg1747
I was working on my packing list and added something I've never brought before - an extra pair of shoelaces. Probably because I've never work anything but sandals on a cruise before. I'm not wearing new shoes so my shoelaces are a bit worn and I don't want to have to go shopping for something like this. Breaking a shoelace is not a good way to start a morning. Another thing I'm bringing this time is a spray bottle of shoe stretcher since I'm wearing some new flats in the evening and I have no idea if I'm going to be dealing with any swelling from walking all day. I'm obviously running out of pre-cruise planning to do when it gets down to this. 27 more days to flight time and I am so ready to go.
OMG I have got to go by Shoelaces, I have been known to be so mad that my shoelaces broke that I take the lacess out of the sneakers totally and go for months without any laces.

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#22
Raleigh, NC
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Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by travelbug67
If you're bored, you always come here and fill in at work for me. Summer schedule is over now....my next day off is Oct 10 (Thanksgiving).

Dale
You crazy Canadians and your Oct. Thanksgivings!!!
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#23
Raleigh, NC
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Someone said we need to stop jawing and get on to cruising....so does that mean we won't hear from all of you until Barcelona???
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#24
Raleigh, NC
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Let's see how many we can accumulate until our cruise!!!
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#25
Jackson, MS
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Joined Jul 2002
Originally posted by CruiseHappy14
Thanks for the welcome. Just got on board. My post was vague. I ment on formal night.
Yes, that's fine on formal night. In fact, I just bought a pair of strappy sandals that I hope will feel good. If not, I'll take them off after dinner.
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#28
Raymond Terrace Australia
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Good morning people. Not long now. I don't want anyone to stop "jawing". I love getting up in the morning and the first thing I do is turn on the computer and head to CC. Since most of the activity happens whilst I am sleeping "Steve no comment" I have to sometimes go back 2-4 pages and catch up. I have learnt some very important info.A couple of lucky friends of ours are on the Magic now. Hopefully she will fill me in on anything when she gets back to the states.

Tracey
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#29
1,490 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
Originally posted by aussie2324
Since most of the activity happens whilst I am sleeping "Steve no comment"
Tracey
Lol Tracey! That made me spit my wine-I-mean-coffee on the computer screen!!
#30
Florida
106 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
I just came on board both the Magic and this roll call thing. I am a little confused about the vaporettos. Do you need to purchase in advance? Is anyone taking the People Mover?
Also how many of youare taking the train into Rome? Do you think it will be a problem with so many ships in port? Thank you.
#31
Redding, CA
10,224 Posts
Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by CruiseHappy14
I just came on board both the Magic and this roll call thing. I am a little confused about the vaporettos. Do you need to purchase in advance? Is anyone taking the People Mover?
Also how many of youare taking the train into Rome? Do you think it will be a problem with so many ships in port? Thank you.

Welcome abroad (and that is not a typo, lol). There is no need to buy the vaporetto pass ahead of time. A lot of us have done it simply to save time that first day in Venice. If I understand it correctly, the people mover gets us to where you can then use the vaporettos to get around Venice. I can't speak to the train into Rome. We went with a Carnival excursion as it just seemed safer given the distance between where we port and Rome.

If you have other questions, ask away. You will find lots of help on this board.
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#32
Florida
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Joined Jun 2006
Originally posted by CruiseHappy14
Thanks for the welcome. Just got on board. My post was vague. I ment on formal night.
Welcome aboard. I also live in FL and haven't worn hose in years!! I plan on wearing a pair of dress sandles and probably a cocktail dress on one formal night, the other night ?, not sure yet! I won't be as formal as I usually am being that I will be concentrating mostly on excursion clothes. Hope this helps. Sharen
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#33
GREENVILLE, SC and MYRTLE BEACH, SC
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I found ya'll so I'm back to lurking!
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#34
Pelham, Alabama
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Joined Mar 2008
I heard back from Spain Day tours....sort of. They didn't answer my question, said they had to know how many people. I don't think I want to deal with them if they can't spell out their policies for 6 people, 8 people, etc.
I hope no one is disappointed with that. We will just get there, get a cab, make it to our hotel then stumble around until time for our room to be ready. Probably take a nap then meet up with everyone for the Ramblas ramble.
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#35
Frisco, TX
360 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
I am traveling solo this time and would like to find anyone interested in going to Florence for the day. Its an easy train ride and not too exspensive a day. Love to tag along in Marseilles if someone has a private tour planned.

And Yes Val we did sail with you on the Freedom inaugural. I loved our day on the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii.
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#36
Redding, CA
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by libby10205
I found ya'll so I'm back to lurking!
Lurk all you want Libby, but at some point, I want to meet you since we will be going from Honolulu to Sydney together.
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#37
Florida
355 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Originally posted by FL LuluBelle
Welcome aboard. I also live in FL and haven't worn hose in years!! I plan on wearing a pair of dress sandles and probably a cocktail dress on one formal night, the other night ?, not sure yet! I won't be as formal as I usually am being that I will be concentrating mostly on excursion clothes. Hope this helps. Sharen
Another Floridian here. I am planning on bringing dress sandals too, they usually come off after dinner as they pinch. No panty hose needed.

Pantyhose are hard to find here, stores have a miniscule amount of style and color to choose from. I haven't had them on since we moved here 10 years ago.

This cruise will be the least "formal" Joe and I will dress. Too little room in the luggage for lots of dressy wear. And I refuse to pay the airline extra $$$$ for an additional bag. I'd rather keep my money and use it for something fun. I think for the most part we will find lots of folks will dress accordingly.

Paula
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#38
Redding, CA
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by cer10lee

This cruise will be the least "formal" Joe and I will dress. Too little room in the luggage for lots of dressy wear. And I refuse to pay the airline extra $$$$ for an additional bag. I'd rather keep my money and use it for something fun. I think for the most part we will find lots of folks will dress accordingly.

Paula

I agree, Paula. Gale is usually a tux guy but we dug in the closet and found some dress slacks, dress shirt and a couple of ties. No tux this time, strickly due to luggage restrictions.
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#39
Hot Springs AR
615 Posts
Joined Dec 2008
Originally posted by jpg1747
I have about dozen copies of the map and self-guided walking tour for Dubrovnik for those of us who are doing it as a group.
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Thanks for making the map copies, Judy. Does it show where the Cable Cars are? We might try to do both the Wall Walk and the Cable Car. What would you recommend?
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#40
Rockford, Il.
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Originally posted by CruiseHappy14
I ment on formal night. I am new
I don't think I even own any panty hose anymore. I will be bare legged or in sox or knee-hi's with long pants for formal nights. My dress shoes are strappy and will have to do. At home I wear slip-ons in cooler weather and flip-flops when it's warm. I don't plan on changing just because I'm on a cruise ship.

JoyceG