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OVATION May 13-24 *LIVE* in ALASKA w/lots of photos

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A couple pictures of her passing under the Lions Gate Bridge...

 

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Funnels/stacks retracted

 

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Appeared to pass under with a large margin of safety.

 

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Stilling securing lines when I reached Canada Place.

 

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It seems that CC is now blocking in-line images from the site where I host my images so these will be some of my last posted here.

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WHAT?!?! Hoopster AND twangster reporting from the same sailing???  Color me happy! 🙌😁😁😁

 

 

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Looking forward to the review. I just sailed for the first time on Q class on Anthem last week and will be on Ovation for a Seattle round trip in September.

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2 hours ago, twangster said:

A couple pictures of her passing under the Lions Gate Bridge...

 

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Funnels/stacks retracted

 

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Appeared to pass under with a large margin of safety.

 

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Stilling securing lines when I reached Canada Place.

 

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It seems that CC is now blocking in-line images from the site where I host my images so these will be some of my last posted here.

@CC Help Jenn

Jenn,

Is the blocking intentional or new policy that wasn't intentional?

 

 

Nice picks

See you on board

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Posted (edited)

Great photos twangster... you just can’t stop!! Got to figure out your site issues. 

 

Thank you for those. As expected, funnels retracted. Will be awesome

this evening too deck watching is go back under. More photos this morning walking around Canada Place

 

 

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Great close up shots here of the forward “obstructed” balconies deck 7 & 8 which have the round opening

 

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Lots of views above of the obstructed view cabins... check your deck plans and count the balconies to whichever one you are booking!

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Posted (edited)

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This is the smoking room in the above picture, between the two life boats.

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Posted (edited)

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This is the view we’ll enjoy as we pull out of Canada Place this evening... Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains 

 

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Whats his/her name? Anyone know?

 

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Beautiful! Brockton Point Lighthouse on the right with the Lion’s Gate Bridge peeking through Stanley Park on the left 

 

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Just outside Canada Place you’ll find these info centres, tours, HOHO tickets etc. Also here are the shuttles up

to the Capilani Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.

 

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Looking back at Canada Place and the Pan Pacific Hotel. Great hotel, 1st class. They also valet my luggage to the cruise ship... i’m walking Around town empty handed, check out 1pm so my carry on I’ll pick later while I enjoy the morning downtown

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Let’s get this adventure started. 

 

Standing here, giving you an Ovation. 😉

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wow I can't imagine being the one out there on a tether cleaning the ship. EEK!

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40 minutes ago, AlanF65 said:

@CC Help Jenn

Jenn,

Is the blocking intentional or new policy that wasn't intentional?

 

 

Nice picks

See you on board

 

I wouldn't know without knowing what site 🙂  Hi @twangster - can you either reply here or email me with the site you host on and I can look into this further.  I appreciate it

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Posted (edited)
53 minutes ago, Hoopster95 said:

 

 

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Whats his/her name? Anyone know?

Zan Ma and Li Bao - plaque with their name just inside the door. 

 

Departure was a bit of a CF due to luggage issues. 

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I’m loving this so far! Your excursions sound amazing. Thank you for taking the time to post! 

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Oh my heart. I miss Alaska so much, did it in 2017. Can't wait for your pictures and cruise report, need to live vicariously! 😄 

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Honey... I’m home!!!

 

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Embarkation seemed very lengthy, big lines but not that bad at all. I arrived around 12pm...  lines were very long through security and into check-in, but moved very well. 

 

I just tried signing into Voom, however it’s not loaded yet. Waiting for my room to open before exploring the ship 👍

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1 hour ago, Biker19 said:

Zan Ma and Li Bao - plaque with their name just inside the door. 

 

Thank you Biker.

Safe travels home.

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Posted (edited)

I’m in an “obstructed” balcony cabin... great choice imho, especially at same price as an interior! I’m in 7606 mid-ship... sea pass card clipped on the door entrance

 

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Note toiletries 

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Great storage. 

 

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however very small safes

 

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Note, my D+ amenity is missing.

also note the tea kettle... no coffee, just Lipton tea 

 

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North Star on this Alaska cruise is available one of three ways. 

 

  1. Walk up, like I did after boarding today,
  2. Reservations during certain windows and
  3. At the glaciers for the low, low price of $49.99 per person.  

The last one has to be booked at ShoreEx but they don't have it loaded yet.  I've seen the glaciers before from helicopters and this time from planes.  $50 is too rich for me, I'll let someone else have that... honor. 

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We’ll get a better perspective of the view from the balcony as we go Along, however here’s the initial look out at Canada Place and the life boats below

 

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Great room!

 

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Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, twangster said:

.  $50 is too rich for me, I'll let someone else have that... honor. 

 I might do that..can’t resist

 

say twangster head over to the sea plex... bumper cars! There’s barely a line

 

 

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By the way, waiting for my turn here and I can see outside and all around me, both sides of the ship out to Stanley Park and the mountiens, and the other side towards the city.

 

Q class is superlative to Radiance class for “views” and “glass”, we haven’t even talked about the Solaroum and Two70 yet

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love seeing all the pics so far...we're on Ovation for the June 14 sailing...I will be following your live review, even though our 7-day round-trip out of Seattle itinerary is not the same as yours...bon voyage and have fun!

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Thanks for the heads up Twangster... I booked Hubbard at 9am 😁

 

Northstar was also open today... had to get up there in my home town no less! the only day today a reservation not needed. Line was short... I waited for one ride and was on in 15min while talking to several fellow cruisers. I saw Larry & Rose whom I met on Explorer! Love when that happensimageproxy.php?img=&key=b5ec9cff05c76377.

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic photography.  Thanks so much for sharing.  We are on next month, can't wait!  Looking forward to more reviews and pictures.

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