4-29-17 Gem 7 days NYC - Florida, GSC, Nassau. Dailies, essential tips, FAQ not semi-live

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#1
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Gem was late, docked at 8:30 AM due to fog
Pax still coming off at 11AM. Security open around 10:30 and VIP check-in a bit slow, seated & should board in 10+ to 20 minutes. Those disembarking with early flights & trains to catch, good luck as it's going to be tight.

Carmel car service from Queens to Bronx into Manhattan for pier, very easy & porters outside.

Dailies from Day 1 not yet out, will upload if possible before we sail.

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Have a fabulous week, can't wait to hear all about it!

Next week is our turn!
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#3
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Really excited to hear about your trip! Daughter and I will do this sailing in 30 days! Closely following every detail!
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#4
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I was wondering when you were going to post.

Have a great trip and fingers crossed you make it to GSC.

Did all of your group end up getting upgrades?

Enjoy the themed nights in the buffet like "American" night. Don't drink all of the Plat wine too quickly.

Did they arrange to have the M&G and BTS not overlap?
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Cafe beyond security, hint, hint. Pepsi only. Almost boarding VIP & priority group.

Thanks all. 2 of us took the Oceanview, even $125 p/p for balcony Upgrade Advantage not accepted - we will survive, LOL.

Running late so setup to do specialty reservation​ inside the terminal.

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Haven, Suites & VIP boarding just around​ noon, follow by Platinum then Casino. Here we go ...
Grand Pacific open for lunch.
T-Mobile signal isn't good on deck 12. Still parking space on pier rooftop.

Staterooms are not ready so everyone is roaming around, lots of luggage spinners, rollers & backpacks. Lots of CAS guests as told by pier agent screening who goes where.

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#9
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Bon Voyage mking!
Should be a great day to sail down the Hudson and through the Harbor
Hope sailaway is not delayed. We will be watching on the portnywebcam PTZtv.
Have a wonderful cruise.
P.S. If possible, please visit the Gem Mermaid for a photo. Haven't seen her in awhile. Thanks.

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@Robin, thanks. Will stop to visit Mermaid.
Rooms ready at 1:30 pm, got a few extras in ours.
Packing cubes are great. Just one 110v outlet.

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#13
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More while we still have cellular signal.
Mandatory lifeboat safety drill delayed till 3PM so sail away time might be too.

Little details, USB port at bedside lamp by the bed, 1 on each side




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Muster done at 3:15 pm and we are pushing back away from Pier 88, on our way. Please leave questions, will answer when we get to PC on Monday, tomorrow is our Roll Call's Meet & Mingle.





Wishing to be here, I know ...

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Oceanside, NY
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Nothing like leaving out of NY and passing the Statue of Liberty. Also I see you use ebags, we do to, they are great.


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Farmingdale,NY
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Joined Jun 2000
Have fun!! We just got off the Gem today from an 11 night. Very enjoyable cruise! And yes, we docked a bit late due to fog and a pretty bad thunderstorm too.