"LIVE" from the Mariner o4-10-05

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Joined Sep 2000
Hello Everyone ! Today I just boarded a most gloriest ship ! The beautiful Mariner of the Seas.....for the 4th time I will be sailing this most impressive ship. I know, I know.....Why do a "Live" report again....for the fourth time ?

Well I love it the best when others do "live" reports, so I thought I would do it again !

We boarded at 11:30, and cabins were not ready until 1pm. OKay Cruise Critics....Lets have some fun ! Stay tuned for lots of pics.....My connection is a little slow..... but I will do what I can.

The ship sails today at 5pm...on our way to our first Port of Call....Labadee (753 nautical miles)


Mariner 1st View

Empty RCI Terminal

Almost There....

Welcome Aboard Mariner of the Seas !

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Caldwell, ID
3,763 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Radio, I loved reading your Mariner report before our last cruise. Now that I've been on board, I can picture exactly what you're describing in your posts. Thanks again for "bringing us along".
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St. Charles, MO
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Joined Aug 2004
Post all week. I can't wait to read all about it. We have to wait six more months until our cruise. Nice pictures too, feel free to add more. I'm watching the ship on the Radisson cam now. Have a wonderful cruise!
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Cincinnati (Mason), Ohio
2,771 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
Radio- I love your posts and pics. This gets me so excited. Could you check and see if there's an itinerary change for this summer we sail 6/19 and they have us coming in to Gr. Cayman 6/22 instead of 6/23,according to Gr. Cayman's Port authority website. That cuts either a day at sea,Labadee or Ochos. Any clarification or putting this rumor to bed would be great! Thanks for taking the time to post. I really enjoy cruising with you!
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240 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Thanks so much for taking the time to post. Those pictures are wonderful...I feel like I'm there with you. Some of us REALLY appreciate when cruisers post LIVE!! Enjoy your vacation.
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Wake Forest
31 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Thanks for these pictures!! My brother and his brand new wife are on this ship today on their honeymoon. I will keep checking back from pictures.
Vermont/Florida USA
244 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
This is great - we will be sailing Mariner when she returns next Sunday - your reports this week will (almost) make it seem like a back to back trip! Enjoy
Charleston, SC
4,544 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
I'm so envious. Just got off the ship last Sunday Looking forward to reliving all the glorious memories.
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By water in RI
21 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Keep the post going. I may pass you next week when you get off and I'm going on. Thanks

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Cincinnati, Oh and Ft Worth TX
2,646 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
wow, this is great, looking forward to seeing more...
I will be boarding the mariner in two weeks!
thanks for taking the time out of your vacation to post!
518 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
I've been waiting all week for you to arrive. I've followed your last 2 postings on the Mariner and will follow this one with excitement as we are sailing on May 8 this same itinerary.

As I am only about 40 minutes north of you, I know the weather is good today, and I know you will have smooth sailing.

Have a great cruise! Enjoy!
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Indian Shores, Fl.
10,533 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Hi Radio,
Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you all this week....Love your reports Have a great time on this glorious ship...Jill
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
31,212 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
Radio ~ you are on the grand Mariner of the Seas again...good for you ..It is going to be a good week reading your posts and viewing your pics...enjoy her again.... thanks for taking the time.

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Cary, NC
630 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Radio - I look forward to reading your live posts. You do such a wonderful job! We're cruising the Mariner again in June. If you are in the liquor store, would you see if they carry Captain Morgan's Parrott Bay rum and Bailey's? Thanks much! I'm already planning my onboard purchases for the first day to enjoy in the cabin!
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CrusinCJ advertised your thread. Great pics and just in time for our cruise (with CruisinCJ) 8th may. We're from Inverness in Bonnie Scotland and just got rid of our last snow for the winter (we hope!)

Keep up the good work.

Thanks Cruising CJ

Grahame & Jan
Centreville, VA, USA
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Joined Sep 2003
Yea...now we can see what our friends are experiencing. They're on their first RCCL cruise Thanks ahead of time for all your efforts. I can only imagine how much time it takes. Still suffering from post cruise depression (March) so this helps.
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West Chester, PA
573 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Radio--I love your live posts, when I saw the thread "live from the Mariner" I checked to see if it strated by you---keep it coming!!!
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34 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Wow What A Nice Surprise To See You Post Again.we We Was On The Mariner On Her Second Cruise And Are Going Again Dec.4th 05.i Saved All Of Your Pictures From Your Last Cruise To Show Friends And Because Of You There Are 20 Of Us Going This Time.r.c.i. Should Give You A Free Cruise Or An Upgrade For The Great Reporting You Do While On The Ship.keep The Pictures Comming. Thanks Bob
Central NY
632 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Hi Radio! I read your last "Live Report" with great interest as we were preparing for our first cruise on the Mariner! It was quite helpful. Now, after returning last Sunday from our sailing, I'm suffering from a severe case of PCDD. I'll enjoy re-living our week as I read your posts!

P.S. How do you manage to "Get Out There" so often??? Wish I could!
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