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"LIVE" from Grandeur of the Seas - Bahamas - Nov 8, 2013

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Hi Everyone!

 

I'll be sailing away with at least 80 other Cruise Critic maniacs tomorrow that are registered for our Meet N Mingle on Grandeur of the Seas! Now let me make one thing perfectly clear: I cannot top 'Radio's threads!! (Radio, you're the best, and I enjoyed this weeks Grandeur thread from Bermuda) That being said, I'll merely be posting our daily adventures (Probably nightly) while on board and will not be taking 300 ship photos of Grandeur. Let's face it, everyone's seen the newly refurbished Grandeur, just not me, yet!

 

A mini-demographic here; I'm Tim, 35yrs old, and sailing with Kelcey who makes me feel young.. she's 24 :D. I'm headed to the Port of Baltimore from Pittsburgh in the morning and will be meeting Kelcey there, as she's driving in from the DC area.

 

We booked this trip last minute, roughly 45 days out or so at a great rate. We're in an interior cabin on Deck 7 for this trip and it will be my first experience without a Balcony or JS. I imagine the 'Large Interior Room' will suit us just fine, and I can really use the darkness for some long awaited zzz's, but I sure hope it's as pleasant as a balcony in a way. At 6'2 and by no means tiny, I plan on putting the shower through its morning exercise routine.

 

Pre-Warning: I'm extremely sarcastic. Most of my posts, as some others I've seen on here and rather enjoyed, will contain humor if not wise cracks. I just think things are better said as you're thinking them without too much clutter!

 

In case anyone is curious, I'll be posting all pics from an Original IBM computer that I shipped to port in a crate, I figured the extra size would make my typing go that much faster. I also don't go anywhere without 'The Oregon Trail' by my side. Hopefully, and with a lot of searching, I can find an original keyboard that isn't USB. I also have this handy dandy Insignia Flex Tablet & HP Laptop, but who wants such flimsy stuff anyway. My camera is a 1986 9mm wind-up I found in the closet. I think hanging the negatives on the pool deck near the solarium will provide just the right amount of humidity and sunlight. Boy oh boy I can't wait to get some good shots! I haven't determined how to get the pics into this computer, but I figure the 5.25" slot will work perfectly.

 

I better pack now or else I'll never get sleep tonight. Hide your kids, hide your wife, and pay that electric bill tomorrow; you'll all be reading this thread and telling the hubbies to get off COD for at least 10 minutes. ;)

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How can one see hanging negatives across the pool and not think volleyball?

 

As for sarcasm, that's a quality I find so endearing in a person.

 

Can't wait to meet you and the rest of the maniacs!

 

Paula & Jeff

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Well Tim, after reading your first thread, I think you will be quite entertaining and worth the read!! It will be fun keeping up with your daily adventures!! See you on the ship!! :)

 

 

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Looking forward to this blog and your sarcasm, and the pictures of Kelcey, so I know what to look forward to when we sail together on Liberty next October. Enjoy your trip. ;)

 

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Hi Tim.....I'll be reading daily. You caught my attention with your sarcasm comment;) Have a great cruise, and thanks for taking us along!

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See you tomorrow Tim. I hope there is a way to hook up my betamax to the cabin's TV. If not, I can listen to music via portable 8-track.

 

Should be a lot of fun.

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Hi Tim, I'll be following your posts. Could you let me know if they have escargot? I am on the cruise following you. Thanks, Karen

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Hi Tim, I'll be following your posts. Could you let me know if they have escargot? I am on the cruise following you. Thanks, Karen

 

Yup I'll get on it! Detective Tim at your service. :)

 

TH451, Lol,I don't think you should worry.. I believe they play a brand new (Just released) guitar in the centrum. Last I heard it's called 'Electric Guitar' or something. Should be amusing.

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Hi Tim.....I'll be reading daily. You caught my attention with your sarcasm comment;) Have a great cruise, and thanks for taking us along!

 

Me too ! Enjoy !! :)

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Hi Tim. I'm one of those 80 plus maniacs. Just to let you know I was on this ship in May in a large interior and it was just fine. So fine I booked again on deck 8. Plenty of storage too. Hope to meet you and Kelcey at the meet and mingle. I have a son your age and he also has a sarcastic sense of humor so I'll be used to that.

 

Diane (DF3651)

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Another one of the 80+ CruiseCritic maniacs here....joining you on what is sure to be a fun cruise!

:rolleyes:

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See you tomorrow Tim. I hope there is a way to hook up my betamax to the cabin's TV. If not, I can listen to music via portable 8-track.

 

Should be a lot of fun.

 

I'm packing my Walkman!

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Thanks Twibes for the nice comments ! :):)

 

I will be following along ! This should be fun :D

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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Liking it so far. What a great way to pass the next week till we board Oasis. Have a safe trip to port and a great cruise.

 

Andrew

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Thanks for bringing us along "Live" with you Twibes! Sarcasm is the best, so this ought to be fun. :)

 

May as well wait till pack in the morning, will add more adventure to your trip. :D

 

Between Radios great review this past week and now yours this week, it'll help me get by till I board the Allure next weekend. :-)

Edited by MrFunInTheSun

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Tim, don't forget to pack your thong! You might have mentioned to the group that you were going to wear one for us...

 

We like sarcasm and humor...and I think we will like your "Grandeur Live" as well...

 

Spanky

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I forgot to mention, I'm not the only funny guy on this cruise.. look out Grandeur! Not sure about that thong, but, pretty sure I'd lose all focus on this thread if that got posted!

 

It's 5:36am - Starting my 4hr drive to Port of Baltimore in an hour! I've affixed my chrome aviators so my fellow ship mates can find me by reflection off my face.

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Hi Tim!

I fear I won't fit in.... although kids in the 80's we're bringing our modern gear (digital cameras, droids, ipad for emergency work e-mails, and a new go-pro)! I think Rosanna may fit in though with a Blackberry that looks like it will quickly become a relic of another age.

 

If you had given me some advance notice, I could have brought a couple of early 1970's HP calculators for determining appropriate tips, discounts, and how much to spend on your next cruise when combining all of the applicable specials and obc offers.

:)

Mary (with Cara and Rosanna)

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I was supposed to be on this cruise as our honeymoon, had to cancel a couple of weeks ago because of a medical emergency, I will be following every minute, may you all be blessed with good times and good weather!!!

 

Wanda :)

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In case anyone is curious, I'll be posting all pics from an Original IBM computer that I shipped to port in a crate

 

;)

I am going to guess you meant an original IBM PC as opposed to a computer. An early computer would not fit in your cabin. This coming from one who worked for IBM for more years then you are old.

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I forgot to mention, I'm not the only funny guy on this cruise.. look out Grandeur! Not sure about that thong, but, pretty sure I'd lose all focus on this thread if that got posted!

 

It's 5:36am - Starting my 4hr drive to Port of Baltimore in an hour! I've affixed my chrome aviators so my fellow ship mates can find me by reflection off my face.

 

 

Get that throng out and on as you promised. You know you want to... lol ;) I want to see what we've to look forward to on our TA on Liberty..... lol

 

Margaret

Edited by texmex.ferr

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I was supposed to be on this cruise as our honeymoon, had to cancel a couple of weeks ago because of a medical emergency, I will be following every minute, may you all be blessed with good times and good weather!!!

 

Wanda :)

 

 

Awwwwww, that makes me sad! :( I hope everything is okay and you get to have an even BETTER honeymoon down the road! ♥

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Hey Twibes, can you go ask the passengers in cabin 7650 how comfortable their bed is? ;) I just booked that "coveted" cabin and then read some comments from folks who sailed recently who said that after the fire last year, the beds were replaced in those deck 7 aft cabins and the replacement beds are low to the ground, thin, and uncomfortable like little cots! :p:mad:

 

I sure hope that isn't the case by next April when I have to "camp" in that cabin! :eek:

 

I'm just kidding about going to their cabin. But do keep your ears open if you hear anyone complaining about their bed! One of the passengers who commented about how painful the bed in 7650 was, sent a letter to Adam Goldstein when she got home, so I am hoping that the problem has already been corrected. :o

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Hey Twibes, can you go ask the passengers in cabin 7650 how comfortable their bed is? ;) I just booked that "coveted" cabin and then read some comments from folks who sailed recently who said that after the fire last year, the beds were replaced in those deck 7 aft cabins and the replacement beds are low to the ground, thin, and uncomfortable like little cots! :p:mad:

 

I sure hope that isn't the case by next April when I have to "camp" in that cabin! :eek:

 

I'm just kidding about going to their cabin. But do keep your ears open if you hear anyone complaining about their bed! One of the passengers who commented about how painful the bed in 7650 was, sent a letter to Adam Goldstein when she got home, so I am hoping that the problem has already been corrected. :o

 

Slept in that bed in July- loved it. Was thinking of it today, in fact, and realized how crazy I am to miss a BED!

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Slept in that bed in July- loved it. Was thinking of it today, in fact, and realized how crazy I am to miss a BED!

 

 

You slept in "my" bed? ;) In 7650? I hope that is the same bed that is there now then! I have never had a bad night's sleep on any cruise, so I was very surprised to hear negative comments about the beds in those deck 7 aft cabins! There were multiple complaints though, from multiple people. They said the beds were so low to the ground you couldn't put a suitcase under it and that the mattresses were hard and thin. I've always been able to put my suitcase under the Royal Caribbean beds I've had and I've always slept like a baby on top of the beds! Sleeping is my favorite cruise activity! I never sleep as well at home as I do on a cruise! :)

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Waiting to hear more from the Grandeur! I have friends on board and was looking forward to hearing all about the cruise.

 

Maybe there is trouble with the internet on board??

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Now that I think about it, maybe the bed was lower than usual. It was still comfortable, but I always thought it was my unLOST weight that was making it harder to get up.

 

Yep- your bed. That's just how I felt when I read the original post about the bed. I guess we share it.

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What's happened to the review Tim, are you having to use tin cans to try and send the signals over the airwaves, and it's taking a long time to reach us back here on dry land......;)

 

Look forward to hearing from you soon.... lol

 

Margaret

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What's happened to the review Tim, are you having to use tin cans to try and send the signals over the airwaves, and it's taking a long time to reach us back here on dry land......;)

 

Look forward to hearing from you soon.... lol

 

Margaret

 

Margaret I think he was using smoke signals!!!! I guess we should have been closer to read them!!!!

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