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Back to Black and the Med too.... Live from the Prinsendam

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Hope you have a wonderful time and smooth flight across the pond.:) We'll be following your "Live" posts.

 

Jacqui, thanks again for putting together the spreadsheet for our Noordam cruise next May. We're anxious to meet you and Jose!:):)

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I've flown on that plane many times. We used to call it the Cigar plane. Everyone has both a window and aisle seat at the same time. You have to keep one foot in the aisle so you don't fall out of the seat.

 

Have a great cruise! We'll take care of things back on the home front! :)

 

I did that flight from Halifax to Saint John----once. There was no cockpit door---just a curtain ---and this was after 9/11. There was also no flight attendant and you couldn't stand up straight in the aisle. Thankfully it is basically an up and down flight. Blink and it's over.

I know if I ever booked my husband on that plane it would be the end of our flying days so when we fly to Boston from Halifax next June I will be booking us out of Halifax and we will drive there to catch the flight.

 

Jacqui, add me to the list of well wishers and I will be following your adventures and living vicariously for a few weeks. :D

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So glad we could spend a few hours together; the pleasure was all mine! :) We will have a great time in April. When I got home I told DH he is a goof and will miss out on the last 4 days. :rolleyes:

 

Wonderful adventures await - enjoy! I appreciate the live report, when possible, it pulls we through the daily routine.

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subscribing...have a wonderful cruise..and thank you so much for doing a life from report...your itinerary looks wonderful:)

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Hey!

 

I am on the Prinsendam now, and hate to think that I will be off her in three nights. This is my first cruise on her and we love the ship...she feels like home!

 

Our itinerary has been tiring and port intensive, but wonderful. Our weather has been mostly nice and sunny, we did miss a port in Belle Isle, France as captain Andre said the seas and wind were not good for tendering. Great and happy crew and we have enjoyed the CD Linda Minnekin and the varied entertainment. Only one night of pretty rocky sailng. I will go out of my way to sail on the P'dam going forward!

 

Wishing you a wonderful cruise!

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Subscribed, and looking forward to all your reports. Have a wonderful time - you obviously will, anyway. Looking forward to meeting you in April.:D

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Great to see you're doing a 'live from'. We look forward to hearing about your adventures. Also looking forward to meeting you in person in April. :)

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Have a great cruise and I to will be following along.

 

Helen

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That's a dream itinerary for us. Hope y'all have a wonderful, fun and safe cruise.

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Were you on the flight that aborted the landing at LHR?

 

Gigianne was. She posted it on FB.

However, a subsequent post has them now safely in Barcelona.

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Jacqui,

 

If you choose to post pictures, be sure to have iResize on your iPad. I think it cost about $2. If you resize your picture to 50% or less it uploads to the photo sharing site MUCH faster. A very kind reader of my blog suggested it and it made all the difference in being able to share photos. BTW, you do the resizing off-line.

 

Kathi

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Gigianne was. She posted it on FB.

However, a subsequent post has them now safely in Barcelona.

 

Thanks for this update. Good to know everything worked out.

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Jacqui,

 

If you choose to post pictures, be sure to have iResize on your iPad. I think it cost about $2. If you resize your picture to 50% or less it uploads to the photo sharing site MUCH faster. A very kind reader of my blog suggested it and it made all the difference in being able to share photos. BTW, you do the resizing off-line.

 

Kathi

 

Also makes the thread load a lot faster.

 

Roy

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Jacqui,

 

Thanks much for your blog - I do like reading (and writing:rolleyes:) them when I can.

 

What an interesting itinerary! I like how you can pull into the smaller ports: I will anticipate your reports very much. We hope to sail on the Elegant Explorer at least once before she or we expire. :D

 

Dave

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Jacqui,

 

If you choose to post pictures, be sure to have iResize on your iPad. I think it cost about $2. If you resize your picture to 50% or less it uploads to the photo sharing site MUCH faster. A very kind reader of my blog suggested it and it made all the difference in being able to share photos. BTW, you do the resizing off-line.

 

Kathi

 

 

Hello everyone. We are indeed in Barcelona. All is good. We were bit fatigued yesterday so didn't get much done. I will see if I can download that now while I have the wifi. Thanks for the tip.

 

Today we took gigianne on a bit of a tour ....Sagrada Familia, walking here and ther, then La Predera, then to see Casa Batlo, las Ramblas and la Boqueria.

 

All pre plans went out the winDow for our restaurants as we discovered a lovely tapas bar for a light bite for lunch and another great spot where Georgina got her paella. I opted for tapas which of course included squid.

 

Yesterday we found a nice spot ans had a great bite. Jerry had type infamous hamburger with fried egg and bacon, Georgina a lovely salad and DH had a pizza!!!! I had cuttlefish :)

 

Shuttle arranged for the port in the morning for the four of us.

 

So all should be good. Weather has been fabulous an Barcelona is busy as the Festival Merce started today. Mucho gente! Thankfully our hotel is far enough away to escape the sounds at night.

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Glad you are having a great time! Will think about you tomorrow as you board the EE! Keep her in good shape for us who board on Nov. 4th! We look forward to your posts! :D

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Sounds wonderful. Weather has improved here too but our scenery hasn't.... we will be watching the clock and thinking of you tomorrow. Just a bit green with envy.

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Glad you got to Barcelona, and have recoup from the trip. Oh the squid sounded wonderful. We'll be thinking about you boarding the Prinsendam.

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You must be all unpacked, mustered, and hoisting a glass of an adult beverage by now. Have a great time.

Thanks for letting us ride along.

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Gail - Venice is my favourite - and I sure love kalamari and Greek salad - Jacqui can have my wine!! I know we will need a vacation when we return - maybe even before we start - Jacqui and Jose are our tour guides for Barcelona!

 

gigianne, you are so fortunate to have a lovely,smart,generous lady and her husband as a friend and tour guide. Have a wonderful,amazing cruise, you guys!! We are headed that way in just 27 short days:/

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Bon Voyage! I was hoping to find a port cam for sail-away, but couldn't locate one. :mad:

 

Smooth Sailing! :) :) :)

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