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Originally posted by lor74
Yup


We are sailing out now. The NFL game is on. The sail away party is over....remember the days when the sail away was actually a thing



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Originally posted by lor74
Yup


We are sailing out now. The NFL game is on. The sail away party is over....remember the days when the sail away was actually a thing



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Have a terrific second week! Love the Regal! I was on the Christmas cruise-3rd year & 4th cruise on the ship. Unfortunately, I came home with pneumonia-lots of guests coughing. I had gotten a pneumonia vaccination too!
We felt Princess had definitely cut some corners this year and the food had slipped. Even the Winemakers dinner was not the usual quality. Our CG dinner was good but it's hard to mess up a filet. Definitely the pizza was not the same -different cheese or something.
Spent time at the retreat pool and Sanctuary both wonderful! Muts is just a bit too loud for me unless it's a football game.
I can't complain, I'm a big Regal fan & the price was unbelievable this year for a holiday cruise.
Enjoy the Caribbean! Hope you get to many of the beautiful beaches this week & stay healthy & take lots of vitamin C.
Linda


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Originally posted by geocruiser
We were on Regal 1/7 to 1/14. Yes, they are real. On our cruise they also had prawns (really big), mussels. We went to have lunch at noon and there was plenty. A lot of PAX were enjoying them. They were in the last buffet line, all the way aft.
Just one more thing for us to look forward to. I've never seen them on a ship. So excited.
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Originally posted by lor74
Yup


We are sailing out now. The NFL game is on. The sail away party is over....remember the days when the sail away was actually a thing



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I think it’s time to see a head waiter and specifically request your chocolate donut! You deserve it on the second week!

Enjoy the second leg of your cruise! It already sounds like the weather is better


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Thanks everyone!

Today was definitely better then last week in FLL, but we did have some passing rain clouds, and the wind picked up quite a bit once we started moving.

My cold is now in the coughing stage. I kept a towel close by at the pool to not disturb anyone. Hopefully be good tomorrow for another ocean swim. On our morning walk today I picked up a wellness smoothie...gimme those vitamins! I also but day & night drugs...looking forward to some NyQuil

Waiting for the final minute of the game...go NE!!!....then a quick shower and dinner...maybe Alfredo's tonight. WTG NE!!!!



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Looking, forward to your 2 nd week posts , have a wonderful time!
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Lor, thanks for your trip report on the first leg of your cruise, and I was sorry to hear about the weather. I hope you and your wife feel better soon and for better weather as you head east

My mother is onboard Regal as we speak, and your Patter postings have been very helpful for helping her plan this cruise.

Thank you!
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Dinner at the buffet. Soup, large salad, and a bit of this n that. First ever and last ever minute steak....feh!





As night is rolling in, the cold symptoms are getting stronger...especially in the AC. I will be taking a full dose of Nyquil, and hopefully sleep well tonight


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We generally switch the week2 Elite mini bar for 2 coffee cards...to be used on our next Princess sailing. They would always come un-marked. With the talk of new expiry dates, I was curious to see what we would get....no expiry date, but both marked with today's sailing....so no brewed coffee on our next cruise.









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Do they have the Bavarian Buffet in the Horizon on the Regal? We have had it on all of our previous sailings, but no one has mentioned it on the Regal.
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Those in transit today but not getting off the ship waited in the theater. Once each manager reported their area had been cleaned, we were processed. This was about 11:10.

We have a new CD but she is only filling in for 2 months.
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Originally posted by Waynetor
Those in transit today but not getting off the ship waited in the theater. Once each manager reported their area had been cleaned, we were processed. This was about 11:10.

We have a new CD but she is only filling in for 2 months.
That's great timing for in-transit passengers. We saw that done when we did our Bon Voyage Experience on the Regal a little over a year ago.

Please post your thoughts about the new CD. I haven't seen her name on the list of CDs before.
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Originally posted by geoherb
That's great timing for in-transit passengers. We saw that done when we did our Bon Voyage Experience on the Regal a little over a year ago.

Please post your thoughts about the new CD. I haven't seen her name on the list of CDs before.
We really like her. Have sailed with her twice already. Once as the assistant CD on the Pacific Princess 50th anniversary cruise & once as the cruise director this past October on the Royal TA. She’s around all the time & interacts well with the passengers. FYI she goes by Lexi.
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Originally posted by lor74
We generally switch the week2 Elite mini bar for 2 coffee cards...to be used on our next Princess sailing. They would always come un-marked. With the talk of new expiry dates, I was curious to see what we would get....no expiry date, but both marked with today's sailing....so no brewed coffee on our next cruise.


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So you're saying you did get new coffee cards and they did not have an expiration date printed on them.. only the sailing date?
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Originally posted by floridalover5623
So you're saying you did get new coffee cards and they did not have an expiration date printed on them.. only the sailing date?


Correct


2 words at the moment....NyQuil hangover...


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Originally posted by lor74
Correct


2 words at the moment....NyQuil hangover...


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Oh no.....

Hope today treats you better weather wise and that your NYQuil hangover goes away so you feel better. Enjoy this week of your cruise.
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The NyQuil did the trick, I got a solid 11hrs of sleep!!! I am now in the drying out phase...

It is a nice morning in PC. Ro brought me a cappuccino and is already in the pool doing laps.

I am going to take it slow this morning and see if I feel up to a swim later on






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