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Benita, I just LOVE all your photos! You girls really know how to have a good time. I totally remember the magician you danced with in the disco. Too bad you don't have pictures of my favorite dancer and spa attendant! Was Marco your Cruise Director or was he off the ship by then? Quite nice to look at.

 

That is so cool you had Art Sbarsky at your table. You know he used to be a VP level executive at NCL, Crystal, and Celebrity Cruises. Now he is an editor at one of Cruise Critics competing cruise Internet sites. I would have loved to chat with him, and I always thought he was quite handsome as well. ;)

 

Thanks for the great photos.

 

Ernie

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Isn't ART just Hand-SOME! He was, and is, great. As you can see, Ernie, we had a wonderful time! ]

Some of the photos, though, had me wondering who was the bleary-eyed photographer I'd handed my camera to!

But I'm still smitten with Brian. ... sorry Brian ... you are TOO cute, and oh what bootiful baby blue eyes! Love Ya, Mr. Opera!

Don't know about Marco, though ... we were all too taken with the handsome First engineer!

 

Jose (?) the Brazilian Animation team member wasn't too bad, specially line-dancing in cowboy gear!

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Don't know about Marco, though ... we were all too taken with the handsome First engineer!

 

Jose (?) the Brazilian Animation team member wasn't too bad, specially line-dancing in cowboy gear!

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Don't know about Marco, though ... we were all too taken with the handsome First engineer!

 

Jose (?) the Brazilian Animation team member wasn't too bad, specially line-dancing in cowboy gear!

 

 

Was Luca still with the Animation Team? He was one of my favorites. VERY nice guy and easy on the eyes too. ;)

 

Ernie

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Dunno ... I was too busy hanging out in Byblos and on Deck 9 Stern!

 

 

Believe me Benita, I spent many hours up in Byblos ... and Luca did too! We had a nice group up there everynight and of course my mom was the ring leader! ;)

 

Ernie

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Benita - thanks for the great photos - looks like you had a wonderful time :D

 

Really looking forward to my 2 April Transatlantic now !!!! :)

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Benita - from the great pics it is not hard to tell that every second of your cruise was a happy and fun time:

Thank you for sharing these pics and all your thoughts too.

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Very nice pictures !!

Pasquale (picture 45,46, 74, and others) was our waiter on Melody (november 2002). Looking forward to meet him again.

Gr. Henri.

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Henri, please tell Pasquale I said hello. He was very nice once he thawed! We started off on the wrong foot when he, um, "ushered" us out of L'Approdo!

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Great pictures...I was on the same sailing.....many evenings I enjoyed watching you have fun on the dance floor.....

 

That magician was too funny - I didn't see his show but he knew how to dance....

 

A good time was had by all!

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Benitad.....

 

No no...I must not reveal myself...although I did whisk by you ladies on the dance floor several times......

 

It was great to see you all enjoying the cruise...BTW I too was on Deck 9!!!!

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Dunno ... I was too busy hanging out in Byblos and on Deck 9 Stern!

 

Benitad,

 

I thought you were a male, but you prove me wrong.

Good memory pictures for when your old and grey!

Gives a good impression of -the vessel-

One question:where there deckchairs on Stern? for a lazy female????

see you somewhere------

Eternity Cronestein

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They're tied up in a stack, easy to remove, near the stairwell. The stairs are a comfy seat, too!

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Benitad...I'm VERY VERY SHY!!!!!

 

 

Also the other decks have chairs on that aft veranda...altho if you want to experience the ultimate "Benitad Ladies Memorial Veranda" you must go to deck 9!

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Benitad...I'm VERY VERY SHY!!!!!

 

 

Also the other decks have chairs on that aft veranda...altho if you want to experience the ultimate "Benitad Ladies Memorial Veranda" you must go to deck 9!

 

Thanks Rotterdam,

OKE,I am going -down- to the 9 aft veranda.I like an experience.

Greetings from a cold/windy Holland.

Eternity Cronestein

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Pasquale was our waiter on Melody (november 2002). Looking forward to meet him again.

Gr. Henri.

 

Henri!!!! This may or not be an extraordinary coincidence!

 

What cruise did you and Marian sail on Melody in November 2002???

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Hai, Robynp,

 

""Henri!!!! This may or not be an extraordinary coincidence!

 

What cruise did you and Marian sail on Melody in November 2002???""

 

It was a trip form 31.10.2002-11.11.2002, route Genova, Malaga, Funchal, Tenerife, Casablanca, Cadiz, Barcelona, Genova.:cool:

We were on a table with elderly couple, who had cruised with MELODY 6 times, after they had MONTEREY 12 times !!!:confused:

When you were there you should remember, because one night in the lounge I did the "dress-up like a lady" contest (for men !!!), and I won !!! I looked beautiful :eek:

Big red lips under a moustache :eek: and a black wig. I wanted to kiss the cruise-director (Francesco) but he was afraid !!! Anyway , lot of laughing :D

(again, now I have seen the pictures I got !!

Henri.

 

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Henri - what a shame! We were on the cruise AFTER you - boarded 11.11.02 - must have passed you somewhere while you were getting off and we were getting on.

 

Thought it might have been too much of a coincidence. Never mind, we shall meet aboard Opera! :D

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Benitad, fabulous photos, you all obviously had a whale of a time:) Thanks for putting them online.

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Benita the one thing that really shows in your pics is that it is possible to have a fabulous cruise with MSC. Our happy group of 30 "CCers" on Opera April 2nd will have to get our cameras clicking and make sure that we can come close to matching your happiness if we cannot do better!

Somehow I doubt that we can do better but we wll try - promise :-)

 

Come join us?

 

Life is like a bank account - you cannot take out more than you put in.

That is so true of a cruise too!

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czechmate, I am so jealous! i would love to be with you! but i think you know I will ... eventually! have a wonderful time without me ... and remember your promise(s)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for sharing the great pics! Love to see someone else enjoying the Opera as much as I did. I have to say that it has been my most "fun" cruise so far. It certainly shows how much fun you all had. :D Hope to enjoy a MSC ship again when they come back for the Caribbean season.

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Benita - you have my word on that! :-)

Will keep in touch when we are on Opera so you can share it all with us!

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Isn't ART just Hand-SOME! He was, and is, great. As you can see, Ernie, we had a wonderful time! ]

 

 

Benita,

I hope you saw your buddy Art's editorial review over on the competing cruise website (I can't mention the name). If you haven't and need the link just shoot me off an email. I think he was impressed for the most part.

 

Ernie

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Good morning from here in the UK, thanks for posting your photo's they are absolutely brill, you certainly looked like you were having a ball. I am going on the opera with my sister on June 11th to the med, will be our first cruise and am really looking forward to it and hoping it will be the first of many thanx again regard patricia x

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We definitely had a blast! Friendly crowd, accommodating staff , beautiful ship, intriguing food (yes, I had TWO helpings of the tripe at the lunch buffet!) and spectacular service absolutely made the cruise for us. They truly felt like family. And I hope that showed in the photographs. OK ... I do admit we did the Titanic bow scene a few too many times, but even that was so COOL! Hope you read the review as well ... :)

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Hi Benitad, great photos, thank you so much. I am in the UK and am going on the Opera, east med cruise on the 4th June and can't wait!!

 

Thanks again. xx:)

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I'll second that Dolly Dimple. I am greatly enjoying reading all the reviews and viewing the photos here.

 

I too am from the UK and will be sailing on the Opera. I am on the Sep 10th sailing and it'll be my first cruise. I can't wait!

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You all ENJOY ... remember you'll have a host of former (soon-to-be-repeat) passengers mourning as you post your reviews! I hope you have as wonderful a time as we -- and czechmate and crew -- did. And take note, from Susan's miserable experience:What you think might be the flu, or migraines, or whatever ... could just be a bad case of motion sickness, despite a lifetime on the water!!!

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Greetings from England on this sunny morning. I have viewed the Opera photos with a great deal of joy and delight. Thank you so much for giving me the oportunity of seeing this beautiful ship before l go cruising on the 4th.June. Dolly Dimples has expressed her enthusiasm too, l hope she is as excited as l am.

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Ahhhh---

 

Those pictures bring back such happy memories...

:)

 

 

We really have to figure out when we can sail together again...

(and yes, Ernie - Art is a charmer, but he plays on the other team :( )

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(and yes, Ernie - Art is a charmer, but he plays on the other team :( )

 

 

Oh well, can't win them all! ;)

 

Ernie

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