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Apparently there's an issue with bacon stalking on the Waterfront?

 

 

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Doug,

Pressing question and please don't think me a sissy - are there any respectable Session IPA's in the Brewhouse? Perhaps there is a Founders All Day IPA to enjoy? It's a long week, I have to pace myself.

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Thank you so much for your live review . You have a beautiful family!

Hope u have a great time.

We are on the ship feb 27th, can't wait.

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Alone time on the Waterfront. I've been here for 30 or 40 minutes, and have had no more than 20 people walk by during that time.

 

Time to head upstairs and get cleaned up. CruiseCritic Meet & Greet in Cagney's @ 11am (I think - gotta double check). I've only made one M&G in the past, and that was on a Celebrity ship. We're hosting one on the Dawn in November, so I wanted to make sure we saw the NCL process first hand.

 

 

 

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Doug,

 

Pressing question and please don't think me a sissy - are there any respectable Session IPA's in the Brewhouse? Perhaps there is a Founders All Day IPA to enjoy? It's a long week, I have to pace myself.

 

 

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Stay thirsty, my friend!

 

 

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Stay thirsty, my friend!

 

 

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That's great news. As you walk around this week, I am curious if you find any respectable beers at other bars, particularly at any of the outdoor locations. Normally the pool calls for a Miller Lite, but it would be nice to have something tastier...

 

Great review. Thanks for sharing your experiences and tips!

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I live in Rochester and am going on Escape in April. Love the review!!!

 

 

You mind stopping by and feeding my cats?

 

 

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Dougout,

 

Really enjoying your beercentric review. So, how go things with your position on the leader board in the brew house? Any chance of catching A #1 who I believe you mentioned was on your cruise? We leave in less than two weeks, cannot wait.

 

Cheers,

 

Coach Jim

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M&G starting up... nice job, NCL... I'm impressed at the hospitality. There's even a sign language interpreter for the presentation.

 

 

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Following along from Buffalo, NY! Going on the Escape on Saturday! Looking forward to following along prior to my departure!

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That's it for the M&G!

 

I gotta say, this wifi is cramping my style.

 

 

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Just woke up and first thing I had to do was check this thread. So many new posts and pictures from yesterday. Wow, this is going to be a fun week.

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Waiting in line to sign up for the Behind the Scenes your. Got it for Thurs @ 10:20am.

 

 

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Hitting Savor for lunch again. Apparently the popcorn shrimp appetizer was a hit yesterday - we all just ordered it.

 

 

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Yummy fried sea creatures.

 

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Tomato Soup. If only they could figure out how to bread and fry it.

 

 

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This is great!! I feel like I'm on the cruise too....Can't wait to see what we're doing tonight. (I knew the fish wouldn't disappoint)

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Use your imagination... pretend I'm showing you a photo of my open face tunafish sandwich. I asked for it with a side of decent wifi instead of chips. A blank stare was returned.

 

 

 

 

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Use your imagination... pretend I'm showing you a photo of my open face tunafish sandwich. I asked for it with a side of decent wifi instead of chips. A blank stare was returned.

 

 

 

 

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Terrific review, awesome photos and great sense of humor. Will need to draw upon mine next week as I was hoping to complete some online CEUs poolside. The lousy wifi may force me to actually vacation!

 

Enjoy your vacation!

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The lousy wifi may force me to actually vacation!

 

 

The wifi... it's driving me to drink.

 

Giving up on posting photos for a bit...

 

 

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I felt the same way on our cruise back in November. I stood there and showed them how slow it was just to log on. I needed the connection for business purposes. The response was oh, sorry, nothing I can do about that. I asked for a refund of the charge, but of course they said that was not going to happen. I understand the technology of trying to make satellite internet work on a ship, but if you're going to charge that much, you should have that technology in place.

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Miracles happen! Waiting my turn at the Cruise Critic slot pull... 27 of us. Probably 2/3 of the way through with only one bonus spin on Wheel of Fortune.

 

I got a pic to upload... so I'm feeling lucky!

 

 

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We each invested $20, and got back $15. The highest-win player received the $54 kitty, and NCL provided lanyards and bottles of wine for the two runner ups. Good time! But I'm exhausted... so I'm heading back to nap (still thinking of those runners) and prep for tonight.

 

On the agenda will be After Midnight, Le Bistro, and maybe a beer or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terrific live review...incredible sense of humor! I am really enjoying this one! BTW, the carpet fish all swim to the front of the ship...except one. That one is called the Rebellious Fish! They even used to have a bar drink with that same name. Enjoy the lovely weather, it beats Rochester weather! Our daughter goes to RIT and says they have the "weirdest" weather she has ever seen! She'll be happy to feed your cats :D

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REALLY enjoying the review.

 

We board in 3 weeks....have you paid any attention to what have been listed as "drinks of the day"?? I'm trying to put a list together.....for our group. Thanks!!

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Fantastic review! I will be following along all week. So glad to hear that the brat pack went on last night. We will be really disappointed if it's cancelled on our sailing in a few weeks.

 

Keep the pics, reviews and humor coming!

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This review is amazing so far! Your sense of humour is fantastic! I'll be subscribing to this thread for sure. Getting excited for our turn on the Escape in 4 weeks!

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We board in 3 weeks....have you paid any attention to what have been listed as "drinks of the day"?? I'm trying to put a list together.....for our group. Thanks!!

 

 

Day 1: Daydreamer's Daiquiri

Day 2: Cherry Lime-Aid

 

I'll grab a photo of one later. Not sure if the wifi will cooperate or not.

 

Tonight is the seafood buffet at garden cafe and O'SheWhos has the all you can eat traditional roast turkey. Do they really have to advertise the all you can eat part?? I'll try to grab a photo of the seafood buffet, but we'll be at LeBistro @9pm.

 

I'll do my best to live post...

 

 

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Loving this review! Thank you for live reviewing, love your style and humor.

Is the Brewhouse on the UBP. I thought I read somewhere they were taking it out of the program.

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Day 1: Daydreamer's Daiquiri

Day 2: Cherry Lime-Aid

 

I'll grab a photo of one later. Not sure if the wifi will cooperate or not.

 

Tonight is the seafood buffet at garden cafe and O'SheWhos has the all you can eat traditional roast turkey. Do they really have to advertise the all you can eat part?? I'll try to grab a photo of the seafood buffet, but we'll be at LeBistro @9pm.

 

I'll do my best to live post...

 

 

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You are the BEST!! Thanks SO much for helping us out! 🤗[emoji484][emoji483][emoji485][emoji39]

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Dogfish Head 90 Min IPA.

 

I'll get one to go in a minute, and pour a few drops in every wifi access point I pass along the way in the hallway. Hopefully that'll win them over.

 

 

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Caught dad checking out the menu... and hmmm, he appears to be on the food page.

 

Waiting for others to arrive before we go scope out the seafood buffet.

 

 

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