"LIVE" from Norwegian GEM / March 7, 2009

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#1
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone. . . .

It is once again I am sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines. I have sailed twice previously on Majesty in the past 7 months.
This time I am sailing on the newest ship in the fleet. . . Norwegian GEM !

Those of you who have followed my "LIVE" reports with RCI, and HAL, and CCL already know that I will provide daily comments and trip reports from this cruise.

I will also try to post "LIVE" pics daily (as long as I am able to maintain a valid wireless connection)

Norwegian Gem is the newest and final of NCL's Jewel Class ships. She is similar to Norwegian Jewel (2005), Norwegian Pearl (2006), and Norwegian Jade (originally Pride of Hawaii)

It will be very exciting for me to explore this ship. She was built for Freestyle Cruising in 2007; so she is very young, and the reviews I have read about have been fantastic. There will be so much to explore for me, and I will try to get pics of all of the public rooms if possible.

I should be boarding the ship late tomorrow morning. My hotel is just about 15 min from the pier, and I hope to be onboard by 1130 or so.


Hopefully the weather will be good. . .the forecast is calling for 61f and sunny for sail away. I love New York City Sail aways. . .

So sit back, and relax. . .this should be a fun cruise ! (I hope that my internet connection stays active). I will try to post several pics before sail away at 4PM.

Thanks for tuning in. . . .

Radio



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#2
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Can't wait! Thanks again, Radio.
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#3
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Can't wait for your report we sail in April. Thank you for taking the time to do a live report
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#4
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I'm lookin forward to this tread!!!
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#6
Connecticut
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I can't wait, I love reading your live threads. I am also wondering what you think of the Gem, I was on her April of 2008. Looking forward to reading all your posts, thanks and have a great time
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I love live reports!!! Whenever the opportunity to post presents itself, I look forward to reading it!
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#8
ma
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Really looking forward to your live report! You will LOVE the Gem! When I first saw pictures of some of the public rooms it was a shock but everything works so well together. You will be very well taken care of by an excellent staff, from HD Prem, F & B Director Mirsad, Restaurant Manager Noel, CD Ray and Bar Manager Luis -- all the way down the line NCL has assembled the best of the best!

I'm particularly interested in hearing what you do in the ports, since we'll be on the Gem at the end of the month (THREE WEEKS!!). If it was just DH & I we'd probably never get off the ship, but since we're bringing DD on her first ever cruise, and she's never been to any of the ports on this itinerary, we feel the need to show her around.

You're in for a treat in that Ariel Jacobbe is on board -- if you like Sinatra, you will LOVE Ariel!

Enjoy your cruise!
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#9
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Originally posted by smrtypnts
I love live reports!!! Whenever the opportunity to post presents itself, I look forward to reading it!

I have been doing "LIVE" threads for awhile now. . . some of them can be seen HERE. . .



Thanks for tuning in !

Radio
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#10
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I am going to love watching this report and my husband and son will be sailing with you. Even though they are not CCer's, I think I've convinced them to stop in at the meet and greet.
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#11
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Radio I would like to thank you in advance....I too enjoy reading your "live from...." reports and the pictures that accompany them!
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#12
Charleston, SC
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Radio:

We loved your recent Majesty and look forward to watching on the Gem.

Please take a picture of the bowling alley and the teppanyaki.

Thanks in advance
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Past Cruises:
CCL Fantasy, Bahamas - December 2010 Christmas Cruise
CCL Dream -W Carib - September 4, 2010
NCL Pearl, Eastern Carib - February 6, 2010
NCL Majesty, Bermuda - May 2009
CCL Sensation Bahamas - December 2008 Christmas Cruise
NCL Majesty Bermuda - June 2008
NCL Majesty Bermuda - November 2007
CCL Fantasy Bahamas - November 2002
CCL Victory Bahamas - May 2001
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#13
Northern New Jersey
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radio...so loooking forward to your "live from..."

We loved the Gem...and I bet you will too...
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#14
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Originally posted by scchasgal
Radio:

We loved your recent Majesty and look forward to watching on the Gem.

Please take a picture of the bowling alley and the teppanyaki.

Thanks in advance
Ha ha. . . I think I would LOVE to try to Bowl a game while at sea !

Thanks for the nice comments !

Radio
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#15
Charleston, SC
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Originally posted by Radio
Ha ha. . . I think I would LOVE to try to Bowl a game while at sea !

Thanks for the nice comments !

Radio
You just have to pick a particularly rough sea day and you never know your score may go up!!
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Upcoming Cruise(s):
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Past Cruises:
CCL Fantasy, Bahamas - December 2010 Christmas Cruise
CCL Dream -W Carib - September 4, 2010
NCL Pearl, Eastern Carib - February 6, 2010
NCL Majesty, Bermuda - May 2009
CCL Sensation Bahamas - December 2008 Christmas Cruise
NCL Majesty Bermuda - June 2008
NCL Majesty Bermuda - November 2007
CCL Fantasy Bahamas - November 2002
CCL Victory Bahamas - May 2001
NCL Crown Bermuda - September 1998
NCL Dream Bermuda - September 1997
CCL Jubilee Mexican Riviera - April 1990
CP Empress of Canada - 1966 (prior to being Mardi Gras)
#16
Dallas, Texas
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Originally posted by Radio
Ha ha. . . I think I would LOVE to try to Bowl a game while at sea !

Thanks for the nice comments !

Radio
We bowled on the Pearl last May; it was comped by staff for people at the Meet & Greet. It was lots of fun! I bowled about as well as I do on land...horrible! Gutter balls are my friends.

I also look forward to your posts and pictures from the Gem. I want to cruise on her in April 2010. Thanks!
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#17
Northeast U.S.
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Hi Radio, I love your live reports and pictures! Because of your Majesty live report, I sailed her last August to Bermuda. I also like that your photos come up quickly on my old home computer. Have a safe journey to the ship and an excellent trip.

Coka
#18
MA
800 Posts
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YA! I love cruising - even if it's through someone else's cruise
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#19
Yonkers, New York
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Radio, I was so happy to see that you are on the March 7th Gem and plan to do your live reports. We are just off the Gem last Saturday 2/21-2/28 and had a wonderful time on a beautiful ship - now we can relive our cruise with you via computer.

Please try to visit the Mermaid and take some pics of her and all her charms from past cruisers. (Sticky - top of Gem Roll Call board)

Thank you and have a great time!
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