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Just back from Sensation 7/15, a few thoughts and a lot of pics

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Down to the Capt. Morgan bar/pirate ship.... I've been to all the non-Disney private islands i'm aware of, and HMC is my runaway favorite. Just gorgeous.... and when it's just a small ship like Sensation in, it's anything but crowded.

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Back onboard in time for a shrimp burrito at Blue's, which is one of the best stinkin' things I've had there. SOOOOO good.

 

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But lest we forget the Moroccan-ISH salad... because straight Moroccan would be a bit much.

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Back onboard in the Seaview Lido restaurant - this is after the early all aboard time and it's still peak lunch hours (yes, the HMC BBQ helped, but it still never got bad), and you're still looking at verrrrry few lines or crowds. 

 

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Headed back to R10 - when you're in the front of the bow down low, the hall zigs and zags!

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It's a mule-for-all in the atrium bar

 

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You might have thought you could escape Old Town Road at sea. You would have thought wrong. 

 

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Post show singalong in the atrium... it got really cool when they'd kill the music and the whole place would just rock it a capella. 

 

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Some more pictures from that day..... 

 

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My God, my high school days have become an oldies theme night.....

 

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You deserve to be the drink of the day EVERY day, gorgeous....

 

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Lido stage at night

 

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Morning! Grand Turk day... late 11am arrival, so it's a leisurely morning onboard.

 

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Arepa and Huevos Rancheros from Blue's.... on point

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Your pictures are great.  I'm enjoying the cruise all over again, without any of the work 🙂  thank you!

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Just some scenes from around the immediate port area.

 

 

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Back on board after a couple hours and a couple Landsharks at Jimmy's place, just had to get some more downtime at Serenity while in port.....

 

 

 

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Creepin' on Magic from close range. 

 

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a couple more quick tacos from Blue's.... never a line more than three deep, and they always hit the spot. 

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I've really gotten into the laundry perk on the last few cruises. Nice going home with a bunch of nice clean, pressed, folded stuff. 

 

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BUFFALLLOOOOO... (of course this happened when i bet the minimum)

 

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Really dug watching Magic sail off into the sunset that night, Remedy in hand.

 

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More original mid-90's signage in the shops. They'd never put shops so small and relatively out of the way on a new ship...

 

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Headed aft on deck 9. Loved the trippy light tubes, big purple leather couches, and color changing lights on the little cityscape deals... I love the new ships, but i also really think there's a place for over the top whimsy individualized by ship vs. "a really nice living room"... after all, I'm on vacation! 

 

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Ended the night with a meatball and a reuben (I know. I know. Oops.) from the deli. Sea day tomorrow!

 

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Plaza lounge, quiet morning.

 

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Towel animals out early to enjoy that morning sun....

 

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Very science-y carpet in the Alchemy. Do they have this on any other ships? I've never noticed it before, it's a fun touch.

 

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"Sure, let's avoid the fattening full breakfast buffet and just keep it light, that way we can hit the continental station and get a plate equally as insane."

 

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This space between the aft section of deck 9 and the nightclub area struck me as a really odd empty space. Don't get me wrong, i'm all for open spaces, it's just a weird void....

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Thanks for review. Great pics. We sail on her again in a few weeks. I'm a big fan of Fantasy class. DH likes newer bigger ships. Now I really can't wait.

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Looking forward down deck 10 toward the observation deck I love so much.

 

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Love a good sea day, even if it's headed back home....

 

 

 

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Plenty of good seats always available by the slides, even on a sea day....

 

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Red Frog Menu

 

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Got a trivia win while sitting at the Mirage Bar with a couple nice ladies, it was packed and a fun vibe.. the ships are now more of a dull matte gold, i like the new look. Then it was off to the VIFP party....

 

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Won one of the little plaques from the games, which was cool! Got one on the Dream too, they give you a cool group picture with the captain and head officers, it's nice!

 

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I mean, how else would i celebrate????

 

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Bonus! My laundry is back!!! Solid ending to a solid last day! 

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These pictures are just fantastic.  I have never been on this class of ship but it sure looks like great fun.  I was at HMC in May and your pictures sure bring back memories.  The sand there is like soft flour.  I put on my snorkel mask and could not believe all the little white fish swimming around.  They blend in with the white sand and it's amazing.

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