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Solo on the Divina 09/20/2014

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You, my dear, are hysterical and i just read your other, non-Carnival reviews for FUN.

 

Sorry to hear about your mom. Hugs and love being sent your way.

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I'm very sorry about your mom. Please know that I'm praying for you even though I don't know you. I lost my mom at the tender age of 18, so I know how precious that time with her is when you have it!

 

Your reviews are perfect. I hope we cross paths one day because I enjoy a cocktail or three when I'm on a cruise but never seem to find anyone fun like you to hang out with. My kids are teens and even if they were of age they wouldn't want to hang out with me- reformed party girl. The apples fell far from the tree when it comes to being into parties lol

 

 

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Maureen this is a great read and thanks for all the photographs.

 

You have a great spirit and roll with the punches like a champ!

 

Norris

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Hi ! We don't forget you... I hope everything are fine ! Cheers from Paris ! ;)

 

:) Mais oui! :) Hi Frenchy and Merry Christmas to you. I promise I will be back and finish my review, Sorry to let down my faithful fan, fans? :D

 

Mom is still struggling, she is ready to go and doesn't understand why God won't just take her. I'm doing the best I can to keep her happy and content.

 

I am embarrassed it is taking me so long to finish, I pop in here late at night sometimes and post a few responses to threads, but, the work of going through my notes and the Compasses and my pictures just seems like so much trouble right now. :(

 

Sorry......:(

 

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Loving your review and pictures!

I am on Divina end of Feb for 14 nights Solo, so taking in all your hints and tips.

 

I've been a bit lucky as have got a great deal on a balcony, so lots of cocktails will be drunk there ;)

 

Thinking of you and your mum :)

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Maureen just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed the review so far. Please don't worry about finishing, you've other priorities for now.

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So loving your review of the MSC. I want to read all your reviews now! Thank you!!! You sound like fun! We stayed at the same hotel in ffl a couple yrs back. Loved our stay. Couldn't remember the name...until I started reading your review. I am planning on calling them again. We will be a group of 4. Hubby and me, my mom and auntie,. Auntie by the way is also a red head. Everyone on Dads side were. Except his Dad. My best friend in life has been my Grammy. Dads mom. Sooo much fun. ;)

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Maureen, I am so sorry for the troubles you are going through with you mom. God Bless her.

 

I was so happy you came back to let us know that you were going to finish but please don't rush.

 

Your family is first in line!

 

Thanks

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Thanks everybody for your kind words and your patience. I'm going to try to post a little, at least finish out St Maarten! :rolleyes:

 

Here is a picture of the Divina dwarfing the Guavaberry Shop.

 

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You gotta love the classic lines of the Disney ships. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford a cruise on one of them.

 

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Love on the rocks.... (in my best Neil Diamond voice)

 

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My notes say after getting back onboard I got snacks from the buffet then took a nap. The cruise is so long ago now that I don't remember either of those things. :o

 

There had been a thread here this summer where one poster lambasted another for saying there was chicken parmesan on the menu. How we end up fighting on here about such mundane things I'll never know. But, I took this picture of the dinner menu to put that matter to rest.

 

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You're welcome, whomever you are that was accused of being a chicken liar.

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A nice fruit plate.

 

 

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Well, this doesn't match any of the items listed on the menu, I must have ordered steak off the everyday menu.

 

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Unless this is the chicken parmesan in disguise? :eek:

 

I snuck a picture of our waiter and assistant waiter while they weren't paying attention. The waiter is on the right. He was getting off the ship the same day we were and going home to see his son for the first time.

 

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Oops, maybe I'm not as stealthy as I think.

 

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So silly!

 

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He was worried about missing the first six months of his son's life. One of my tablemates, a grandmother herself, told him not to worry, that if you're going to miss any time, the first six months are the best. I believe she said, They don't do much anyway and they don't remember anything. Of course, she said it much nicer than I just did. He really seemed less anxious after talking to her, it was a nice moment.

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I'm so out of rhythm on posting that I forgot I was keeping tracks of my receipts! I had to go find them. Let the record reflect I had 2 glasses of wine before dinner and took a glass with me to the dining room. It looks worse than that on the receipts which show one glass at 4:59, one at 5:42 and another at 5:48! I guess I was really slugging them down! :D

 

Ok, back to dinner- this looks like blueberry cheesecake to me.

 

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The show that night was Witches of Paris and I loved it! It was my favorite, lots of dancing and acrobatics.

 

After the show, I went back to the Piazza for some hot chocolate and 2 cannoli.

 

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So simple, so elegant. I could get spoiled by this.

 

That night, up on deck it was the White Party, lots of dancing, etc. Everybody had a really good time, I may have had another glass of wine (or two). ;)

 

Then, you know where I went after that!

 

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The buffet, where I had another glass of wine (or two). :D

 

Then, I was so stuffed, I rolled down to my cabin to go to bed. My tally for today- 7 glasses of wine- $41, 1 bottle of water- 1.75, hot chocolate and cannoli- 6.10= total 48.85.

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I do hope you are well. Take the time you need with your family. We will find you back on the boards when YOU feel the call. Man girl, you are a fun writer. Honest and a lot of enjoyment. So, happy I found you on the critic. I love your stories and pictures. I love all the food pics and happy staff pics. You are a people person. Kuddos....join us on the Divina March 7th...or In November on the 11th. You would be a blast to sit with and laugh as you tell all your adventures.

Thank you

P.S. As I see your pictures..you really remind me of my Grams humor and also you really look as she did when she was a young woman. It's very fun.

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Enjoying looking at the review so far. I'm a tad worried about starving to death on Divina in Europe (Europe in general) as I'm allergic to tomatoes and peppers. Everything has tomatoes/red sauce on it! gahhh! Do they do any salads on the buffet that aren't pre-made?

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Hey Cruise Bestie, glad to see you're back. Keep me posted for your 2015 cruises. I think I'm cruising Carnival Breeze Thanksgiving week. They're cruising the itinerary that I've been wanting to try - Curaco, Aruba, Dominica. Waiting for a great sale so I can book it.

 

Tell Mom Hello!

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I hope you finish your review. I'm a solo cruiser and am considering a MSC cruise on the Divinia next year to Bermuda.

 

Also, where are you headed next??

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Im doing a solo on the Davina in a couple of months and looking forward to it.

 

Its not my first time on the Davina but the last time was as part of a big family group.

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