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Just now, Wilson said:

 

We were actually suppose to be on a Super Bowl Cruise but cancelled after learning our first grandchild will be arriving on Feb 1st. 

 

Understandable.

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6 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Those port of call plaques would have been special, I wish they would have offered those on Monarch.  Perhaps the officers and crew were given a shot.

I think long serving staff on Legend were allowed to take their pick. then the rest were put in a blind auction with all monies raised going to charity.

 

We planned that we will receive our next block on the new "Spectrum" on its maiden cruise to Shanghai. 

That's if all our ducks fly straight  🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆

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16 hours ago, Wilson said:

Our first block was on Harmony. After completing our Dec Freedom sailing we will be at 208. Just realized that our next block will be on Harmony again. We will be looking to trade.  

 

Oasis?? 😀

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4 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Oasis?? 😀

 

We have not been on Oasis, but if we do between now and then, yes. If not, probably Freedom since we will have sailed her 3 times as of next month.

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I am in search of a "legend of the Seas" and "Radiance of the Seas" Crystal Block I have a Splendour and Monarch to exchange if anyone is interested

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On 12/14/2018 at 6:56 PM, mazgd said:

I am in search of a "legend of the Seas" and "Radiance of the Seas" Crystal Block I have a Splendour and Monarch to exchange if anyone is interested

 

I would love your monarch. Would independence, navigator or symphony be any good for you as a swap?

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32 minutes ago, Sirlancelot said:

I would love to get your symphony in exchange for a monarch to give you! We live in Florida. What do you think?

 

Oh, UKMDAY1, We would only want the regular (large) size symphony though, not the mini crystal block that we heard they gave for the inaugural symphony sailing. Haven't ever shipped to the UK but we assume it can be done but in looking at the shipping rates it looks like  something like £20 or 30  to ship one of these blocks ...

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7 minutes ago, Sirlancelot said:

Oh, UKMDAY1, We would only want the regular (large) size symphony though, not the mini crystal block that we heard they gave for the inaugural symphony sailing. Haven't ever shipped to the UK but we assume it can be done but in looking at the shipping rates it looks like  something like £20 or 30  to ship one of these blocks ...

Awesome. Ours is a regular symphony block, didn’t know there was a smaller one to be honest.

 

i have shipped to the us and received from the us also, so yes it is doable just a little more expensive.

 

Do you want to email me at dawn dot Davis at MDLZ dot com to arrange?

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On 11/19/2018 at 5:10 PM, Dennis#1 said:

 

That block ended up selling for $500

 

23 bids

 

 

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WoW is right! We have sailed her twice and would gladly pay $50, but not $500!

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I was in China last month and had a meeting at the  Yiwu Wholesale Market, which is also known as the Largest Counterfeit Market in the World.  Walked by one vendor who had all the  Royal Crystal Blocks & Models. They also had stuff from Princess & Carnival, everything looked like the real stuff I have been given or purchased from the lines
 

Vendor claims they came from the supplier but really cannot know if true or copies. So selling for $500 on eBay could be very profitable.  Costs $5.00 sell $500 profit $495.

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1 hour ago, Beachammo said:

 

That block ended up selling for $500

 

23 bids

 

 

 

 

Incredible.

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13 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Incredible.

 

Is Sovereign the oldest ship with a crystal block?

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23 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Incredible.

It's going to make a nice addition to my collection😇

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13 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Is Sovereign the oldest ship with a crystal block?

 

I would think Empress.

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3 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

I would think Empress.

 

Sovereign was older, I thought.  

 

Basically I was asking if any of the really old ships ever had blocks.

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12 minutes ago, molly361 said:

It's going to make a nice addition to my collection😇

 

Never sailed Splendour, I'll bet there are a whole lot of Sovereign and Monarch blocks floating around Central FL though.

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13 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

I would think Empress.

 

Winner Oldest in Fleet now:  sovereign of the seas

 

sovereign of the seas
Construction started: 10 June 1986
Launched: 4 April 1987

empress of the seas
Was not ordered Purchased  in Admiral Cruises  Buyout, While under construction
Launched: 25 August 1989

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11 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Sovereign was older, I thought.  

 

Basically I was asking if any of the really old ships ever had blocks.

 

You might be right about Sovereign being older.  They were close, but Sovereign may have sailed with Royal before Empress did.  Empress was originally ordered by Admiral Cruise Lines, but before she was completed, Royal bought Admiral.

 

I don't know when the first crystal blocks appeared.

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These blocks are supposed to be given out on the cruise that you hit the milestone right? My last cruise took me to 143 points, should I have received one?

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Just now, Joelster123 said:

These blocks are supposed to be given out on the cruise that you hit the milestone right? My last cruise took me to 143 points, should I have received one?

yes

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