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"LIVE" from Norwegian Escape - Oct 22, 2016

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Hello everyone . . . I have arrived in Miami. The flight was smooth for awhile, until about 30 miles from Miami. It got a little rough but I made it safely.

After I claimed my luggage, it was a very long walk to the MIA Mover. I used this in May for my MSC Divina Cruise. It is a 1.25-mile-long automated people mover system between MIA and the Miami Rental Car Center. The mover only takes about 2 minutes to get the rental center.

 

It didn’t take too long to drive from the Airport to my Hotel, (15 min) as it was late at night with not much traffic. I was going to make a post on my arrival last night, but my brain suggested that I lay down and watch the news for a few moments. I am staying again at the beautiful Marriott Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami.

 

This morning I am able to see Norwegian Sky, Enchantment of the Seas, Azamara Quest and Carnival Fantasy. I will try to watch them sail away later this afternoon. I may drive over to South Beach later today.

 

 

Here are a few pics from last night and this morning . . . Thanks for tuning in.

 

Radio

 

 

 

My view just after takeoff at BWI

 

 

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My dinner onboard was not bad (Grilled Shrimp and Jalapeno Grits)

 

 

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My view just before landing in MIA

 

 

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It was a long walk to the MIA Mover. . .

 

 

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The Port of Miami very early this morning

 

 

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My view from Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

 

 

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Here are a few more. . . I will try to post more later.

 

Radio

 

 

 

My home for another day. . .

 

 

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Hotel Lobby

 

 

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Illy Esspressament Café was supposed to open at 5:30 AM, but offer me a

comp Americano when they opened 10 min late. . .

 

 

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Breakfast was at Catch

 

 

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The food here is very good . . .

 

 

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The sun is starting to come out strong

 

 

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YAHOOO!!

I'm staying at the same hotel in February!

Thanks for the pictures! You don't have to stress about the flight back for another week!

Have a wonderful cruise!

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Mark, your pictures are stunning.

 

Almost like I am there in person.

 

Safe journey,

 

Thanks again for including us.

 

Cannot wait for more.

 

Sea Ya

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RADIO, JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THERE IS A DELAYED BOARDING OF OUR SHIP...WASNT SURE IF YOU WOULD RECEIVE THE AUTO CALL I JUST GOT. It's delayed until 1:00 tomorrow. (Sorry didn't know my caps was on, I wasn't yelling...LOL)

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RADIO, JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THERE IS A DELAYED BOARDING OF OUR SHIP...WASNT SURE IF YOU WOULD RECEIVE THE AUTO CALL I JUST GOT. It's delayed until 1:00 tomorrow. (Sorry didn't know my caps was on, I wasn't yelling...LOL)

 

Maybe a deep clean because of the norovirus reported on the other thread?

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Maybe a deep clean because of the norovirus reported on the other thread?

 

I'm pretty sure that's what it's about although no reason was given. I am greatful for their efforts...no body wants Norovirus that is for sure been there done that.

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I'm sure the ship will be the cleanest in the fleet after they completely and totally disinfect it!

 

Happy Cruising Radio - as always I am following along :)

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I hope I cam watch some of your NCL Escape LIVE. Have fun an be safe. I am looking for information on the VIBE and Tortola.

Have a great time and have a drink for me!!!

Misty Girl143:)

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The Port of Miami is quiet now but tomorrow morning it will be very busy with 4 ships in port. Of course one of them will be Norwegian Escape. . .

 

Radio

;-) ;-)

 

 

Port of Miami

 

 

https://vimeo.com/188365322

 

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I'm sure the ship will be the cleanest in the fleet after they completely and totally disinfect it!

 

Happy Cruising Radio - as always I am following along :)

 

Thanks ckrobyn . . . I received the call about the late boarding (1PM)

 

No worries. . . I can have an extra Illy Americano ;) Thanks for tuning in.

 

 

Radio

;);)

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RADIO, JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THERE IS A DELAYED BOARDING OF OUR SHIP...WASNT SURE IF YOU WOULD RECEIVE THE AUTO CALL I JUST GOT. It's delayed until 1:00 tomorrow. (Sorry didn't know my caps was on, I wasn't yelling...LOL)

Thanks kimala, NCL Phoned me as well. . .

 

 

Radio

;-). ;-)

 

 

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Mark, your pictures are stunning.

 

Almost like I am there in person.

 

Safe journey,

 

Thanks again for including us.

 

Cannot wait for more.

 

Sea Ya

 

 

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I am interested in trying the Escape so I am eagerly awaiting your review. I just wish they would make a longer cruise on the Escape so I can enjoy the ship and the ports.

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Are the pictures you are sharing with the GoPro 5? They look nice. I was on the Escape Oct. 8-15. Loved it.

 

 

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Hello everyone. . . Welcome to DAY 1 of “LIVE” from Norwegian Escape.

I woke up at “Radio Dark30” this morning because this is Cruise Day!

Illy Café opened at 5:30 AM and there were several people waiting . . . .

 

It was still very dark, but I was able to see the sail away line up for this morning. (MSC Divina, Carnival Glory, Carnival Splendor, and Norwegian Escape)

The sun will be up soon, and the forecast for this afternoon calls for plenty of warm weather and sunny skies (82F).

Sail away is at 7PM this evening and I am sure the sun will be tucked away as we leave Miami.

 

My batteries have all been charged and memory cards have been cleared.

I have time to find my luggage tags because I received a call from NCL, and it was suggested that the Terminal will not be open until 1PM.

 

It should only take 10 minutes or so to get to the pier, so I have plenty of time.

I have met several passengers who will be sailing with me on Escape. . . They all seem very excited about boarding.

Can you blame them? I think one of the happiest times is the morning of Cruise Day!

 

 

 

See you onboard . . . Thanks for tuning in.

 

 

 

 

Radio

 

 

I love having Illy Café here at the Marriott

 

 

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All 4 ships have approached the pier slowly, and are docked

 

 

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The Port of Miami will be busy today

 

 

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Great. . .I found my Luggage tags

 

 

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I am very close to the pier

 

 

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Here is a Web cam view from the bow of Norwegian Escape

 

 

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Radio, I'm looking forward to your live report. I'll be sailing on the Escape in May and just can't wait. The only cruise I have ever done was a 4 day Bahama cruise in 1989 or 1990 with Carnival on the Carnivale. That was a long, long time ago. LOL

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Hi Radio, I am currently looking into hotels for our February Escape cruise. Our stay will only be for one night pre cruise.

 

Would you recommend the Marriott?

Is it close to any restaurants within walking distance?

Is it in a safe area?

 

I'm super excited for your Live reports as well as your photos and videos that you will be capturing from the GoPro 5! :D

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Hi Radio, I am currently looking into hotels for our February Escape cruise. Our stay will only be for one night pre cruise.

 

Would you recommend the Marriott?

Is it close to any restaurants within walking distance?

Is it in a safe area?

 

I'm super excited for your Live reports as well as your photos and videos that you will be capturing from the GoPro 5! :D

 

 

I do recommend it here. I tried to stay at Intercontinental, but they were full.

There are several restaurants in the small mall between Marriott and Doubletree. . . I had lunch there yesterday. . .

 

They offer Italian, Asian, and Seafood choices. . . . You will like it here.

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

 

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There are 1000's of passengers having breakfast and are ready for debarkation. . .

 

That's great, because I'm am one of 1000's who are ready for boarding with a smile . . .

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

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