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"LIVE" from Norwegian Escape - Oct 22, 2016

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I went to the Cruise Critic Meet and Mingle, and it was very nice to see the many people who have chatted for months about this Cruise. . . Our Cruise Director was there and several of the Senior Managers.

 

The weather today offers clear skies, with nice breeze. The sun is strong, and the seas, are not strong but moderate.

 

I went to lunch today at Savor, and it was very good. I had bacon wrapped meatloaf. . . And it was wonderful.

 

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Cruise Critic Meet and Mingle. . . Thanks for putting this together, kimala

 

 

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Lunch today was at Savor

 

 

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It was a beautiful dining room.

 

 

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Deck 8 Waterfront

 

 

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5 O'clock Somewhere Bar on the Waterfront

 

 

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Two weeks ago I was on board. Miss it so much. Thanks for bringing back good memories. Great pictures. Enjoy!

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Tell the Cowboy at 5 o'clock somewhere bar outside that Kerry and Kim keeping tabs on him. You should spend a little time there. He's a great bartender.

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Hello everyone . . . Welcome to Day 3 of “LIVE from Norwegian Escape” Yesterday was certainly a day of rest for me.

After struggling for a connection earlier yesterday, it was nice to finally make a post.

 

After lunch at Savor, I was able to make it down to Escape Casino. I really like the casino here.

I sailed on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, but I like that the Casino has been enlarged.

There seems to be many more slots and table games. I enjoy both, and I am happy to report that Escape Casino

has indeed shown to be “Radio Friendly”

 

 

I was able to watch the news for bit, and then I went to have a delicious coffee.

Wasn’t it David Letterman who said “A man’s best friend is a delicious freshly brewed coffee” Oh well . . .

 

I was speaking with one of the Officers up in the Garden Café and it was suggested that an “enhanced cleanliness” procedure

will continue for 72 hours after we left Miami. This includes many things that are not the usual. Passengers are not allowed to prepare their own coffee, juice or tea.

Passengers are not allowed to serve themselves in the Garden Café.

 

This means that you are unable to even pick up plates, silverware or glasses/cups from the usual utensil tray.

A crew member must hand each of these items to you, as well as serve you all food items that you may select.

This overabundance of caution I feel is warranted as NCL is trying not to have another virus outbreak. Some passengers however don’t agree.

Several were trying to lean over the glass to grab a handful of bacon or pastry. I’m glad they were scolded by the staff.

 

 

We are currently sailing east of the Turks and Caicos Islands at about 18kts. We still have a ways to go until our next port of St Thomas.(384nm)

I am hoping for sunny weather again today. I may want to try out the slides or pool.

 

It appears that I am unable to upload any images to my server . . . For some reason I can post freely to another social media site,

but I am required to access my server in order to post on Cruise Critic. Ouch. . . Oh well, I will try again later today.

 

 

 

Thanks for tuning in . . .

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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I am really enjoy this live report! Can't wait for more. Your pictures are awesome and your gangway photo made me think about how exciting it is to be boarding a ship!! Thank you for reporting live!!!

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Hello everyone . . .

Normally, all passengers are able to get breakfast from O'Sheehans and Margaritaville (no fee), but because of the sanitizing procedures on board, Margaritaville is closed (for breakfast) and O'Sheehans is only open for coffee and pastries.

 

I enjoyed dinner last night at Moderno (Brazilian Steakhouse) and the selections were wonderful. It was way too much to eat, but I was able to save a little room for dessert. The salad bar selections were plentiful.

 

Here are a few pics from this morning. . . It seems that Tapatalk can upload pics without my server. . .

 

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Spice H2o

 

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More Spice

 

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There are some clouds, but the sun should be out soon

 

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The seas are calm today. . .

 

 

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Thank you thank you! November 26th can't come soon enough. I have a question regarding the sail away. I booked a reservation at Cagney's Steakhouse for 6:30 hoping to get outdoor seating for the sail away. This is our 45th Anniversary and I wanted something special. Any thoughts on the timing of dinner and sail away?

 

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Love the pictures. So what goes on at Spice H2O during the day. Is it just chairs to get sun and no pool? Is it 21+?

Adults only area throughout the day. I believe until 7pm. Has 2 hot tubs no pool.

 

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Hello everyone . . . It rained most of the day, but that didn't stop alot of passengers from being outside, in the pools, hot tubs and waterslides.

 

I will try the slides another day, but I am excited about St Thomas tomorrow. We are scheduled to arrive at 8AM. I will be getting a rental car for exploration.

 

I also had a great dinner tonight at Food Republic by Pubbelly.(Deck 8 FWD) It was a wonderful dinner. I may be going back again for a second meal. Wow, it was very fresh, and very delicious.

 

Here are a few pics from today. . .

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

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Rainy entrance to Spice H2o

 

 

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Children's Pool area

 

 

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It started to clear up later in the day . . .

 

 

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Food Republic

 

 

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I love the layout, design and the food was wonderful.

 

 

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The menus were nice as well.

 

 

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Good Morning, and Welcome to day 4 of "LIVE from Norwegian Escape". We have arrived. . . At the far end of the pier . . . It seems that there may be some pier repairs further north. . . . I should be getting off in about an hour. All passengers are due back by 5:30PM.

 

Here are a few pics. . . Thanks for tuning in.

 

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We picked up the Pilot at 7AM.

 

 

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We lass by Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort

 

 

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We should be tied up very soon

 

 

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Norwegian Escape approaches the pier slowly

 

 

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We have arrived!

 

 

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Oh how I wish I was there!! Oh well, I will sit here at work and wait for more "live" from you!!

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O Radio.

 

I have loved following your stories for many years and many miles and a million photo's ago! :D

 

 

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Thank you thank you! November 26th can't come soon enough. I have a question regarding the sail away. I booked a reservation at Cagney's Steakhouse for 6:30 hoping to get outdoor seating for the sail away. This is our 45th Anniversary and I wanted something special. Any thoughts on the timing of dinner and sail away?

 

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We just got off this past Saturday and we did Cagney's during sail away, our reservation was for 6:30 and sat outside, it was wonderful, hope your sail away does not have rain, ours did, but it was still pretty

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Hello everyone. . . I was able to make it over to Sapphire Beach. I really love it there. The water is so very clear and beautiful. I may head up to Paradise Point later. . .

 

 

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Norwegian Escape docked at the West Indies Pier in St. Thomas

 

 

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Sapphire Beach Entrance

 

 

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Beautiful Sapphire Beach

 

 

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I'm looking forward to reading about your cruise and seeing the pictures! I usually cruise on RCCL ships and I'm really excited about my March cruise on Escape.:D I've read other reviews of the ship and I cannot get enough! Thank you for offering to share with us!:) What are the dates of your RCCL Harmony of the Seas cruise?

 

When are you going in March? I'll be on the 3/18

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