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On ‎1‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 11:24 AM, A&L_Ont said:

A Canadian travel necessity. 

 

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Owen would love this. 

 

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Hi Andrew just got caught up with your review excellent as always, I see the weather is great in St. Maarten wish I was there now since it's a balmy  -12 here. Love those maple cream cookies picked up 3 boxes last May when I was in that tourist trap city of Niagara Falls. Drink a Miami Vice for me since I wont be able to have one until our cruise on the Symphony in October.

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Wow!! I am loving looking at your pictures. I have to wait until July for our cruise.  It is freezing cold in Cleveland, Ohio today.  Your review is keeping me warm.  Enjoy!

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On 1/26/2019 at 10:51 AM, A&L_Ont said:

 

JW Marriott Marquis.  It has come well recommended by a good cruise friend. We have never been before and we’re able to book it on points.  We have it booked for March as well, so hopefully it will be good.

 

As for Symphony that’s awesome. We board Symphony March 9th... I’m really looking forward to Playmakers and Hooked. I will admit, I’m jealous. 

It's a good choice, one of our fave hotels!

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On 1/26/2019 at 6:56 PM, A&L_Ont said:

So my followers. 

 

We are currently sitting in the Concereige Lounge on the 36th floor waiting for our room to be ready. We arrived at 4:40 pm and check in is at 4pm. It is now 6:55pm and our room is still not ready. They also have no idea to when it will be ready. With the Marathon going on there is not availability of rooms either. This is our first visit to this highly rated hotel and needless to say we have not been impressed. 

 

We had to cancel a dinner reservation for the Yardbird at 6:30 pm and we have had to cancel another reservation we made for a different location for 7pm. Totally unacceptable.  

 

I really don’t know what else to say, than you take your chances if you book here. After all it’s not we showed up at noon looking for an early check in.

Oh no! That's awful luck!  We've always gotten early check in and had requests accommodated.  What a crummy first impression!

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1 hour ago, Miami Vice said:

Hi Andrew just got caught up with your review excellent as always, I see the weather is great in St. Maarten wish I was there now since it's a balmy  -12 here. Love those maple cream cookies picked up 3 boxes last May when I was in that tourist trap city of Niagara Falls. Drink a Miami Vice for me since I wont be able to have one until our cruise on the Symphony in October.

 

I’ve already had a few of MV for you. Anything with Maple Syrup is good. Sending the head north. 

 

12 minutes ago, RG306 said:

Oh no! That's awful luck!  We've always gotten early check in and had requests accommodated.  What a crummy first impression!

 

Yah, it blew. 

 

10 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

I just realized that I was in St. Maarten last Wednesday. Missed you by one week.

 

7 days makes a week and a big difference. 

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2 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

 

I’ve already had a few of MV for you. Anything with Maple Syrup is good. Sending the head north. 

 

 

Yah, it blew. 

 

 

7 days makes a week and a big difference. 

 

Andrew, any new watches this trip?

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4 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Wouldn’t that depend on the direction one is facing?  🤪

 

The question was  predicated on people leaving the water taxi and walking towards town.

 

You are correct in that if the people walk off the water taxi and head for the ocean end of the pier, then my directions will be incorrect.

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2 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Wouldn’t that depend on the direction one is facing?  🤪

 

They dropped us at the far pier today and wouldn’t got to the main pier. We had to run the gauntlet but make it safe and sound. Once we said were we were going they let us be. 

 

3 hours ago, jaspercat said:

that lunch sure looks good and I'll trade you my kale salad for it!

 

Beautiful sunset pics.

 

Thanks, and no... I won’t swap for kale. 🙂

 

2 hours ago, Pratique said:

Are we sure that Andrew isn't a clandestine Royal Caribbean ambassador with these reports? Sending him to the Caribbean in the dead of winter, far from the polar vortex, to sit on a beach and remind us how much better life is on a cruise...

 

The RC website is one click away...

 

LOL

 

I wish. Mr B, send me and Lisa on vacation and I’ll gladly pimp out my words and pics. 

 

2 hours ago, holiday-shrek said:

Not true!

 

If you you can throw the water over the glass, flaunt it. 

 

2 hours ago, Yorkvillain said:

What? You didn’t order bitterballen?

 

Not this time. Lisa didn’t like the taste of them last time.

 

2 hours ago, PhoenixCruiser said:

I wanted to see the bitterballens :classic_sad:

 

Would this be the time I posted a Speedo pic? 😂

 

Thanks to Google here’s a pic. 

 

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7 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:

Live view right now, from the Holland House Beach. 

 

All is great 

 

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A lot less hair in this shot.   Thank you.  :classic_biggrin:
Either a bottle of Nair or the better half next time.

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Holland House shots. 

 

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Shenieka, simply the best. 

 

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The view view from the ship. Don’t mind the landfill in the background.

 

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I’m not sure not Cruise Life Rick at photos but let’s see what I can accomplish.

 

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Good bye Saint Maarten.

 

We gone. 

 

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Some pics from the pier walk back later this afternoon. 

 

I love this yacht. Four totally different types of ships. 

 

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16 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

Good bye Saint Maarten.

 

We gone. 

 

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This is a familiar view. One of the best IMHO.

 

 

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Would this be the time I posted a Speedo pic?
 
Thanks to Google here’s a pic. 
 
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They apparently don’t or won’t make a stop at Bobbys Marina anymore.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Gotta go check out Matt Yee's show in the Schooner Bar tonight.  Fun sing-along.  Enjoy!

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1 hour ago, zdad59 said:

 

A lot less hair in this shot.   Thank you.  :classic_biggrin:
Either a bottle of Nair or the better half next time.

 

We shall see. 😉

 

25 minutes ago, truffles2 said:

That is NOT what I quoted!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

 

I use use that one once in a while too. No worries, your aren’t quoting a multiple pics so it’s all good. 

 

17 minutes ago, XJokerX said:

Gotta go check out Matt Yee's show in the Schooner Bar tonight.  Fun sing-along.  Enjoy!

 

If time permits we will. 

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Some pics from our walk to Holland House. 

 

Still love this. 

 

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Loved the sign but the lady just didn’t move. So she’s in it. 

 

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There was minor visuals of damage everywhere if you were looking, and then there are large obvious ones. This was right on the walking strip. 

 

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I’d eat here. One could only hope that they have ribs. 

 

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Time for the the ice bucket challenge. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

Really enjoying your photos Andrew.:classic_smile:

 

I’m trying my best and I think I’m improving. I’m always looking for even better shots. 

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We are off to Chops and the 70s Dance Party Tonight. Dinner at 7pm. 

 

Prepare for the meat sweats and maybe a few food porn pics. 

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