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Adventure OTS, 13 Night Snowbird Migration Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale Oct. 8, 2018

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23 hours ago, twangster said:

Day 13 - Port Canaveral

 

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Good morning Canaveral, we have arrived.

 

No plans today, I was just here for my Enchantment cruise and I'll be back after Thanksgiving for another cruise.

 

I'll probably head down to Grills for a beer in the afternoon.

 

Pretty sure you'll be here on the Symphony before that. 😉

 

Did many really get off in PC?

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Loved your review!  We have taken this cruise on Serenade and are taking it again next year on Adventure!  Thank you for taking the time to share so many insights and fantastic photos!

 

I hope you have a wonderful cruise on Symphony!

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10 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Pretty sure you'll be here on the Symphony before that. 😉

 

Did many really get off in PC?

 

We plan to get off in PC next year!  Have tickets for a show at the King Center that night.  😁

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58 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

Did many really get off in PC?

 

Hard to know.  A few bags were in the halls the night before.  I didn't go down to watch people disembark.   

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1 minute ago, twangster said:

 

Hard to know.  A few bags were in the halls the night before.  I didn't go down to watch people disembark.   

 

Gotcha, I just was thinking of the earlier post where you anticipated less crowds.

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I always try to sit on the left side of the plane when flying out of FLL airport for great views of Port Everglades.

 

Allure of the Seas was in port today.

 

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Adventure of the Seas on the left, Nieuw Amsterdam in the middle and Allure of the Seas on the right.  The Carnival Conquest was also in port but not in the picture.  You can see how close Port Everglades is to FLL airport which is right above Allure.

 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Gotcha, I just was thinking of the earlier post where you anticipated less crowds.

 

Diamond and Viking Crown Lounges were still busy, no seats available.  Maybe not as busy as other nights but close.  It certainly didn't feel like an empty ship.  I'm guessing a few hundred disembarked in Port Canaveral.

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Thanks for your great trip report and fabulous pics. I have enjoyed every minute. :classic_smile:

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9 hours ago, twangster said:

 

Thank you so very much for this wonderful review of this entire cruise with your terrific pictures and great commentary.  The cruise compasses will come in handy as we plan our time for this same itinerary in October 2019.  So much valuable insight.

Enjoyed your summary as well.  Have a great time on your next leg of cruising!

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On 10/21/2018 at 7:39 AM, sisocialworker said:

  did you get the drink package? how much was it?

 

I did not get the drink package.  It was on sale prior to the cruise and $57 onboard (plus 18% gratuity).  Thirteen days of drinking is a fair bit for me.  Having access to diamond happy hour was enough for me and even that was venturing into the drink fatigue zone after 13 nights.  

 

I bought a handful of drinks and paid per drink for them.  I think my bar bill was around $72 for the two weeks.  i also bought drinks off the ship while in port and with a port intensive cruise like this there was less opportunity to leverage a drink package to it's potential.  I like to sample local food and beverages at each stop.

 

I've read that drink packages will increase in price in 2019 so don't count on that $57 price onboard next year.  It will likely be more in 2019.  

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Just a quick question please. Was there a cut off time to board the ship on that first night (overnight)in Quebec City? Some have said that you had to be onboard by 4:30pm or had to use a hotel ? Very concerned about this as most flights I'm looking at come into YQB arriving after 4:00pm .

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4 minutes ago, Ashland said:

Just a quick question please. Was there a cut off time to board the ship on that first night (overnight)in Quebec City? Some have said that you had to be onboard by 4:30pm or had to use a hotel ? Very concerned about this as most flights I'm looking at come into YQB arriving after 4:00pm .

 

I'm sorry I can't answer that accurately.  It was a few minutes shy of 6pm when I re-boarded and noticed people checking in.  There were maybe 30 to 40 going through security that I had to queue with.  I don't know if they were Air2Sea or not. 

 

They were definitely checking in at that hour but I don't if there were extenuating circumstances.  

 

I understand about the flight times which got me looking at the day prior and eventually looking at Montreal.  

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On ‎10‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 10:16 AM, John&LaLa said:

 

Pretty sure you'll be here on the Symphony before that. 😉

 

Did many really get off in PC?

 About 400 people got off. It was supposed to be no luggage assistance, but so many got off they did a regular disembarkation with luggage assistance and customs. They took everyones sea pass too. We refused to give it up, so had to go to guest services to get a duplicate to give up.

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On ‎10‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 8:34 PM, twangster said:

 

I'm sorry I can't answer that accurately.  It was a few minutes shy of 6pm when I re-boarded and noticed people checking in.  There were maybe 30 to 40 going through security that I had to queue with.  I don't know if they were Air2Sea or not. 

 

They were definitely checking in at that hour but I don't if there were extenuating circumstances.  

 

I understand about the flight times which got me looking at the day prior and eventually looking at Montreal.  

 The first day they did not do Muster call so I don't think you had to be onboard until Tuesday for the all aboard in the afternoon.

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Only just found out about this thread tonight when reading your Symphony postings. Great review and amazing photos! We were also on this cruise and didn’t see some of what you saw so it was great to see it all through your eyes. 

Thanks again for the great review and enjoy your TA cruise on Symphony. 

 

Jenni

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