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Live from Explorer's 14 Night Repositioning S. Caribbean cruise to Port Canaveral

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Well, here we go.

 

I began this cruise by cheating.

 

If you recall, I had to change cabins, but it was just a move from a D1 to a D2. And they are only six cabins apart.

 

I moved myself this morning, and this afternoon I unpacked everything and put it in the EXACT SAME PLACE where it had been.

 

My new cabin is not even the MIRROR of my old cabin. It is the TWIN, except for the TV and sofa. And it looks like I may have a little problem with the drain in my sink. Stay tuned on that one.

 

Here is the cheating.

 

When I moved six cabins closer to the elevators & the hump, I also changed from D18 muster station to D20 muster station.

 

No biggie.

 

I get downstairs, and...............

 

D20 is in the dining room!

 

While most of the rest of the passengers were outside freezing their butts for TWENTY FIVE MINUTES, I was sitting at a dining room table, playing on my phone. I mean, waiting for the drill to begin and then listening intently.

 

:D

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Really envy you Carol. That is one cruise I wished we could have done. I'll just have to live it vicariously through this thread. Bon Voyage!:)

 

EDIT: Looks like it is raining on the webcam.

Edited by clarea

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I will continue to follow this, as I said before my parents are on there with you. I hope the weather improves as you head south. Enjoy your voyage.

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Really envy you Carol. That is one cruise I wished we could have done. I'll just have to live it vicariously through this thread. Bon Voyage!:)

 

EDIT: Looks like it is raining on the webcam.

 

Have fun Carol

 

I can't believe you missed that one Bob:eek:

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Have fun Carol

 

I can't believe you missed that one Bob:eek:

Work keeps interfering with my free time.

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Looking forward to your review! I will be on the Explorer for the Nov. 15 sailing.

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Will follow, as post cruise depression set in this am, going home on the turnpike.

 

Enjoy for us!!

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LOL Carol on the cheating....I'd say that is a big SCORE on the muster station!!!

 

Enjoy your cruise!!

 

**

 

Carol, I agree! Enjoy the second leg of your cruise. I can't wait to read about it.

 

Andrew

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Have fun Carol! I'm leaving next week - we may be 2 ships passing in the night :p

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Carol or anyone following, can you please tell me the itinerary we are going to be taking the next 14 days?

 

Tim

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Have fun Carol! I'm leaving next week - we may be 2 ships passing in the night :p

 

Alas, no ports in common. :(

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Carol or anyone following, can you please tell me the itinerary we are going to be taking the next 14 days?

 

Tim

 

Seadays: November 1-4

November 5 - St. Maarten 9-6

November 6 - Antigua - 8-5

November 7 - St. Lucia - 8-5

November 8 - Barbados - 8-5

November 9 - sea day

November 10 - Curaçao - 8-9

November 11 - Bonaire - 8-5

November 12 - Aruba - 7-1

November 13-14 - sea days

November 15 - Port Canaveral

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Loved reading your fantastic review on the first leg of your journey. Can't wait to read more! Have a fantastic cruise--what a great itinerary. :)

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Seadays: November 1-4

November 5 - St. Maarten 9-6

November 6 - Antigua - 8-5

November 7 - St. Lucia - 8-5

November 8 - Barbados - 8-5

November 9 - sea day

November 10 - Curaçao - 8-9

November 11 - Bonaire - 8-5

November 12 - Aruba - 7-1

November 13-14 - sea days

November 15 - Port Canaveral

 

And Tim & Crystal are not on this cruise and why, cause Tim is a DUMB***!

 

Wish I could have worked out this one and been with you! Guess reading about it is ALMOST as good as going. ;)

 

Have a great two weeks!!!

 

Tim

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And Tim & Crystal are not on this cruise and why, cause Tim is a DUMB***!

 

Wish I could have worked out this one and been with you! Guess reading about it is ALMOST as good as going. ;)

 

Have a great two weeks!!!

 

Tim

 

Glad to have you "along"! ;)

 

Ok. First up. Cabin.

 

As I said, identical except for:

 

A. Old sofa:

 

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B. new TV:

 

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The lunch menu for the B2B cruisers:

 

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You can actually see the progress on the new terminal by comparing this picture to the one in my first thread.

 

The walkway-gangway-entrance thingy (sorry about all of the technical language ;)) is now "ready", stretching from the building to where it will meet the Quantum.

 

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It was COLD today, and wet. The pool had the netting on, and there was barely a soul in sight.

 

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We left late, as most of you noticed on the webcam. But finally we started to slide away from Cape Liberty for the final time.

 

It was very emotional, quietly passing the Teardrop 9/11 Memorial:

 

 

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There's the Verrazano Bridge!

 

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The Explorer sneaks out of the harbor under the Verrazano Bridge for the final time:

 

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Goodbye, New Jersey!

 

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Great itinerary; very fortunate to be b2b and the last sailing out of NJ. Loved sailing out of NJ; much more so than any other departing port.

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Following along!

 

For how long was Explorer in NJ? (When did she first start cruising from here?)

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Rockin'



 

'n'

 

Rollin'

 

 

(books below me in the library are flying off the shelves!!! :eek:)

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following along!

 

For how long was explorer in nj? (when did she first start cruising from here?)

 

2006

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Have a wonderful time!

 

So lucky, getting to do the A-B-C islands. We've been to Aruba (x2) and Bonaire, so Curacao is definitely on the list. Someday when DH can take off more than 5 work days in a row!

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