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"LIVE" from Celebrity Mercury / Jan 2, 2010

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Hello everyone. . . I am very happy to say that I will be boarding tomorrow the MV Celebrity Mercury for a delightful 9 Night cruise.

 

It has been a couple of years since I sailed with Celebrity (Century 2007), and I have read many positive reviews about Celebrity Mercury.

 

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

 

I will also post "LIVE" pics daily (as long as I am able to maintain a valid wireless connection) I won’t have In Cabin Wi-Fi, but there are many areas onboard Mercury that I can get a wireless connection.

 

We will be visiting Charleston, SC - Key West, FL - Nassau, BHS , and Coco Cay.

Celebrity Mercury home port is currently Cruise Maryland (Port of Baltimore), and it just happens to be one of my favorite home ports.

 

She started sailing from Baltimore in November, and will continue until February. She will then home port from Charleston, SC until April before going to Alaska in May. Mercury will be back to Baltimore in October 2010 !

 

The forecast for tomorrow is a little chilly (30F and windy), but we will be heading south, and it should warm up as we approach Florida.

 

This should be a fun cruise, so sit back have a cup of coffee, and join me for a fun and relaxing cruise aboard the MV Celebrity Mercury.

 

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

 

 

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Also looking forward to your reports, we are on Mercury's next sailing for a back to back, so will be doing the 12 night then your 9 night. Please look after the ship :D

 

Enjoy your trip.

 

John.

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Oh goody! We get you over here on the Celebrity board.

 

Those of you who haven't followed Radio's adventures are in for a treat. I follow him wherever he goes.:D :D :D

 

I look forward to your reports, Mark!!!

 

Garry

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We're on the cruise after yours also with AJD. We did the 9 night cruise back in November and hope yours is as fabulous as ours was. Looking forward to your impressions and reports. Say hello to Lisa the CD from Dan & June, tell her we're bringing her more necklaces:)

 

Have a Great Cruise:)

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Oh goody! We get you over here on the Celebrity board.

 

Those of you who haven't followed Radio's adventures are in for a treat. I follow him wherever he goes.:D :D :DI look forward to your reports, Mark!!!

 

Garry

 

 

 

Yay! That makes 2 of us! ;)

 

Looking forward to virtually sailing with you tomorrow, Radio. Since the Mercury is practically in our backyards, this will be great! Until then... ;)

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Well, we hope you have a fantastic cruise ... in particular since we'll be aboard with you! Bon Voyage.

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Bon Voyage and thanks for your reporting. We will be on the 9 day starting 1/23 so this will be great information for us! Bob & Deb

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We were on Mercury B2B last month. Will be on her again Feb. 26 out of Charleston (a surprise scheduling!). Looking forward to your perspective. Can you find out when Captains will be changing over? Say hello to Juliana from Patty and Ed.

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Oh goody! We get you over here on the Celebrity board.

 

Those of you who haven't followed Radio's adventures are in for a treat. I follow him wherever he goes. I look forward to your reports, Mark!!!

 

Garry

 

 

Gee Thanks, Garry :o Your check is in the mail ! :D

 

Don't I owe you a Martini ?

 

 

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

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We were on Mercury B2B last month. Will be on her again Feb. 26 out of Charleston (a surprise scheduling!). Looking forward to your perspective. Can you find out when Captains will be changing over? Say hello to Juliana from Patty and Ed.

 

That is one of the things on my "List" of things to do:D. . .

 

I will find out for sure !

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Don't need your stinkin' live reports, because I'll be on the ship with you :D:D:D

Ha ha, what you'll find is that when you get home, you will have an excellent trip report for your own memory! :)

 

Theron

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Don't I owe you a Martini ?

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

I believe you do! Why don't you come and sail with us on April 26 on the Jewel of the Seas to the Caribbean and Panama. It's been too long since we sailed together!

 

Garry

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Hi Radio. Looking forward to your live posts. I've followed them before and can't wait to read these now. We'll be on Mercury the cruise after yours with AJD and bug_dan. I'm especially interested in the stop in Charleston (which is not on our itinerary) because our next cruise may leave from there.

 

Have a great time and take care of the ship for us.

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Hi Radio,

I'm so interested in your "Live" updates!

We have travelled on Mercury, twice over the last three months. First cruise was 10/23 San Diego to Baltimore thru Panama Canal-17 nights, great time Next one was 12/12. Once again, a fun time, despite coming home to the Blizzard of '09. Port of Baltimore did a great job in digging out!

Can't say enough good things about the Mercury The food, staff, everything is wonderful! We like it so much, we'll be on board Feb 1!

I know you will have a great cruise!

Look forward to your updates.

Annie

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Radio...thanx for the link. Now I know where to look to make sure I don't miss anything on my cruise! :eek::D:p

Can we go yet?:rolleyes:

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Thanks for all the updates-we sail on the 11th.

 

We are also booked for the transcanal in April, and have a concern about our cabin. We are in 8247 and are worried about noise from the nightclub below. Anyone in the aft section of deck 8 who can give us some feedback (pun intended ;)).

 

Happy Sails to You

 

OOOEEE :D:D Bob and Phyl

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Can't wait for the pictures take lots of them please.

Would like to know what the grill has and other snacky quick foods there are.

 

I have enjoyed your other reports

 

And wave at my son for me, he works across from the cruise dock in Charleston.

 

(and I am waving at gkm/Garry from Asheville)

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Radio - We're looking forward to your live reports. We'll be sailing on the Mercury out of Charleston on Feb 15, 2010 and then again on Nov 29, 2010 from Baltimore.

 

Hi Ilene! We've thought about you and Jeff many times. Hopefully we can sail together again. Think about Nov 29th. I'll try to get in touch with you soon. I've been working non-stop in addition to some medical issues.

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

Lynn

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Odd question.

 

But I've read multiple times here that the toilets in Mercury cabins are malfunctioning.

 

Please report on that when convenient.

 

Also, is cabin air conditioning working okay?

 

Have a safe and wonderful journey

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Hello everyone. . . Mercury arrived at the port at about 630AM. I will be heading down to Cruise Maryland by around 1030AM.

 

It is a short drive from my house, and the traffic should not be a problem.

 

I was happy when Celebrity announced the NEW Captains Club benefits, and I am looking forward toprovide any details on what the changes are.

 

I will try to sign up for Select Dining when I get onboard, and I read that since I didn't previously sign up, that I have to do it within the first 24 hrs.

 

The forecast for today is COLD (31F and very windy) No worries ! ;)

A cold windy day on a Cruise Ship is better that a warm sunny day at work ! ;)

 

I will post again when I get onboard the beautiful Celebrity Mercury.

 

 

 

Thanks for tuning in. . .

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

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The forecast for today is COLD (31F and very windy) No worries ! ;)

You may have a very interesting trek down the bay today... when you say very windy, you aren't kidding... the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the entire area:

 

421 AM EST SAT JAN 2 2010

 

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 AM EST SUNDAY...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 AM EST SUNDAY.

 

REPEATED SURGES OF ARCTIC ORIGIN AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS THROUGH THE LOWER PORTIONS OF THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO THE SURFACE AS A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT AND LOW-LEVEL JET WILL BE PRESENT. WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

The winds are forecast to be out of the Northwest, so once you are heading south in the bay, that will be off your starboard quarter. Waves for the lower bay are forecast to be 4 to 5 feet, so it will be a bit unusual for a normal bay transit!

 

Theron

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You may have a very interesting trek down the bay today... when you say very windy, you aren't kidding... the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the entire area:

>SNIP<

 

Theron

 

Wow :eek: I am sure the outer decks might be closed. . .:confused:

 

This should be fun !;)

 

 

Radio

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

 

 

 

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Oh Radio, I wish I was with you! I love a good ride!!! I wonder if you'll have snow.:rolleyes:

 

Garry

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Radio ~ have a safe and wonderful cruise. I'd be excited to be on board as I love a little "movement." I'll be checking in here often. Enjoy each moment!!!! Stay warm!

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Hi Radio:) I have never had the pleasure of meeting you "live" but I am looking forward to reading your report about my favorite ship:D:D

 

I know you are a very well liked member of this site and have been doing these type of reports for a very long time.

Thanks for sharing your experience with us and I do hope you have a wonderful time:)

Edited by Lois R

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Hello Radio,

I love your live reports and I am very interested in this report. We will be on the Mercury in Oct. for the Panama Canal trip that will end in Baltimore (also my favorite cruise port).

I will be very interested in your reports on the the Captain's Club benefits.

Have a great cruise.

 

Patti

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Hello Radio,

I love your live reports and I am very interested in this report. We will be on the Mercury in Oct. for the Panama Canal trip that will end in Baltimore (also my favorite cruise port).

I will be very interested in your reports on the the Captain's Club benefits.

Have a great cruise.

 

Patti

 

Hi Patti:) if you have specific questions I know many of us have sailed

since the new perks have gone into effect.:D

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Radio- Thank you for your upcoming posts and photos. I will be looking for them everyday. We are going on the next trip (1/11) and am interested in your observations. We were on the Galaxy several years ago and loved the service, food and particularly that size ship.

 

Ok,did I miss something about the dining venues? What is the Select dining you will be signing up for. If anyone else knows the answer to the question that would be great since Radio is otherwise occupied at the moment.

 

Thanks! Have a great cruise!

 

Sandy

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