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Harmony Aug 4, 2019 - We're not on Empress anymore.

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16 minutes ago, brillohead said:


It depends on the cabana..... if the cabana is in the waterpark, it would come with passes.  If it's just at the pool or on the beach, no passes for the waterpark.

Thank you

 

Never been to cococay, going there next year twice.

Guess I have a lot of reading to do.

 

Thanks for heads up

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9 minutes ago, Lionesss said:

Thank you

 

Never been to cococay, going there next year twice.

Guess I have a lot of reading to do.

 

Thanks for heads up


Check out twangster's Empress review -- tons of pictures!
 

 

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Speaking of wine. We got all ours/Laura's yesterday. Three WZ, two Corona (cans no less), 4 waters, and a plate of cookies. I think we had 6 waters last week.

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Forgot, we also got one glass bottle of Evian, suite perk.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

A $20 tip on Labadee Suite area to the local attendant, we had loungers and umbrellas and free flowing drinks (we had the drink package). 

 

I think @John&LaLa can vouche for this. 

Yeah, well, we're in a JS and are D+ so no Barefoot Beach for us.  Our last time in a GS and using Barefoot was several years ago on our last Explorer cruise.  We only had GS the 4 times we were on Ex.  We love GS, but since we cruise 2-4 times per year now (counting b2b's as 2), it's a bit expensive.  So, we sail in JS now which gives us more space.  I'm sure we'll do a GS again, just not in the next year and a half or so.  We're booked out through fall 2020 in JS's.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Laura's realm

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Yup.  Don't know if I've ever set anything down on the makeup table (formerly known as desk), other than chargers.  DW says that she wants this setup in our next house.

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On 8/18/2019 at 3:27 PM, island lady said:

 

Big Red boat (Premier)?  Seascape?   Lots of shrimp boats docked up where the cruise ships are now.  And that stinky Scallop processing plant!!  🤢

We were on  the 4th sailing of the Royale. 

Had no idea if we would like cruising so the 5 day was a good way to find out. 

It was glorious. Because it was all new to us everything was special. 

The  company I worked for for several years took all employees over a period of a couple of months on the Royale and then the Oceanic. 

Those were good times!

 

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6 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Hard to believe.

 

By increasing Cabanas pricing they create more open loungers in general.  

 

Apparently the new strategy to accommodate 2 Oasis class ships is to convince every Cabana buyer to max out with 8 guests each.  That frees up seating  for the rest of us.  

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Speaking of wine. We got all ours/Laura's yesterday. Three WZ, two Corona (cans no less), 4 waters, and a plate of cookies. I think we had 6 waters last week.

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Forgot, we also got one glass bottle of Evian, suite perk.

 

 

 

Now your talking...  combing being a Pin with s Full Suite is the good life. Can’t wait until you Star Class Cruise on Allure. That ought to be something special. Enjoy 

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20 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Icon class isn’t due until 2022.  I agree that that will eventually sail from OC but they need something else in PC from April 2021

OK, showing my ignorance here. Or just brain collapse. 

What port is OC?

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3 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

OK, showing my ignorance here. Or just brain collapse. 

What port is OC?

Fat fingers on a small phone that meant to type PC. Port Canaveral 

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4 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Fat fingers on a small phone that meant to type PC. Port Canaveral 

I suffer from FFS myself!

I try to go back and read what I type before I hit send but usually forget. 

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1 hour ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Now your talking...  combing being a Pin with s Full Suite is the good life. Can’t wait until you Star Class Cruise on Allure. That ought to be something special. Enjoy 

 

We also got 4 internet codes, 2 each 😉

Anyone onboard need one? 🤣

 

Just kidding, that would be wrong

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2 hours ago, jagsfan said:

I suffer from FFS myself!

I try to go back and read what I type before I hit send but usually forget. 

 

So, I just decided to load phone pics onto the computer and use that extra access code to post form a real device.  I apologize for all the typos earlier today.  Posting from phone and running around is a challenge

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It's apparently still Sunday on this Never Ending Story.

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Forgot a couple pics referenced earlier.

 

John&Lala at muster. Still practicing bokeh,  this time on a selfie

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The double VOOM code letters (mine)

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OK now, back to my story...

 

Muster is over, time for 4:30 sailaway. 

We were reminded that we could do sailaway from Deck 17 Sundeck. Sounds good to me.

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Except Laura isn't up for it, so I head out on my own.  

Got there right at 4:30, so I was able to use a drink voucher for Amstel #4. Crisps are complimentary. #suitelife

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Trident Basin. This is where submarines tie up when they are here for shakedowns and missile practice.

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Conning tower or sail of SSBN 636 Nathaniel Green.  One of the original 'Boomers', a relic of the Cold War.

Launched in 1964, decommissioned in 1986.  

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Jetty Park

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Cape Canaveral AFB

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Still in US waters

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Slides in full operation. No idea who these kids are, they kept waving at me

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Sailaway party is just heating up

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Yep, no ocean views up here

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This is where I was 

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Line dancing by the smoking bar

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Cape Canaveral light house

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Adult beverages in the adult pool, what a concept

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Coastal Kitchen

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See you up there

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First off, apologies for that last post. To many pictures.  I'll try and keep the numbers down to 4-5 in the future.

 

Headed back to cabin to change, pick up Laura and go to the SL for more drinks. 

 

Laura wants to stop and drop off Skittles for Breno the LA.  A thank you for the lovely wine last time. Apparently he likes Skittles. Sour and tropical especially. 

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Got a window seat in the SL and proceeded to start our week long game of rummy.  I always lose eventually, but I'm up as of now.  Switched over to Cape Codders (Vodka Cranberry)

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Day 1 is Filet night in CK. I decided to forego my cauliflower steak and get some good old beef and broccoli. 

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It was plated better than this, I just forgot to get a pic.  This will come up a lot this week. Sorry

BTW, this dish comes with asparagus, i swapped for broccoli. It was very good.  Need to walk it off. Let's visit the casino. 😁

 

Played Dancing Drums, and the Blessings game next to it.  Laura gave them $100 and I'm up $30. We'll be back.

 

Visited Diamond Lounge and met Rod and Val. They were nice. Then we walked the Promenade and chatted with the photographers down by Port Shopping Desk. Not much call for pics tonight. They do want to shoot Laura on formal night with all her jewelry on. 

 

Back to the cabin to just in time to get the message from Captain Johnny.  I think I've covered it well enough.

But here is a lovely image of Jetty Park Pier at night. 

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End of Day One

See you tomorrow

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Back to the cabin to just in time to get the message from Captain Johnny.


I was reading and scrolling a bit too quickly, and misread this to say that you got a MASSAGE from Captain Johnny!

I then wondered a few different things....

1) What loyalty tier in C&A or how expensive a suite must one have to warrant such service?

2) Does the 18% auto-gratuity still apply?

3) Will Wanpen get jealous?

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4 hours ago, brillohead said:


I was reading and scrolling a bit too quickly, and misread this to say that you got a MASSAGE from Captain Johnny!

I then wondered a few different things....

1) What loyalty tier in C&A or how expensive a suite must one have to warrant such service?

2) Does the 18% auto-gratuity still apply?

3) Will Wanpen get jealous?

 

This will be the best post of the day. 

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John, a couple boarding day logistics questions. Over the last three weeks has Harmony embarked/disembarked on the port side in PC?  I think you have been somehow related to each sailing by boarding or disembarking. I’m wondering if life boat drills will be this week?

 

After muster is there a better side of the side of the ship to be on for sailaway?  I’m guessing starboard. 

 

Thanks. 

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14 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

 

This will be the best post of the day. 


My work here is done....  😎

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8 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

 ...

 

After muster is there a better side of the side of the ship to be on for sailaway?  I’m guessing starboard. 

 

Thanks. 

 

Starboard to see Jetty Park, port to see rocket launches.

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John, I just started bringing tea lights for bathroom night lights. 

Really made a difference on Crown Princess not to have the light on at 3am. 

Now I just read there is a night light so no need for tea lights. I don’t want to have to spend a dollar for them if I don’t need to!

I know you’re in a suite, but can you tell me if Jr Suites have a night light in the bathroom?

standard balcony cabins?

Anybody??

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21 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

John, I just started bringing tea lights for bathroom night lights. 

Really made a difference on Crown Princess not to have the light on at 3am. 

Now I just read there is a night light so no need for tea lights. I don’t want to have to spend a dollar for them if I don’t need to!

I know you’re in a suite, but can you tell me if Jr Suites have a night light in the bathroom?

standard balcony cabins?

Anybody??

Night lights were  in the balconies.

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28 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Night lights were  in the balconies.

The comment I read was referring to battery operated tea lights in cruise ship bathrooms. 

Specifically that newer ships have night lights in the bathrooms so no need for tea lights.  

 

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On 8/15/2019 at 10:51 AM, John&LaLa said:

Ok, this is going to include next week. What kind of things do I need to find out next week?  I seem to have 3-4 open requests.

 

CR Signature tier security line 

Izumi as a D+ BOGO

Large group in MDR 

Chocolate buffets and fountains

 

Questions that need answering for $100, Alex

 

As mentioned earlier, no line at all for security so I totally forgot to ask about Signature.  I'll try and ask Casino Host.

 

Izumi does NOT accept D+ BOGO

 

We will be in MDR for lunch, I'll ask about large groups then

 

Chocolate buffer is day 5, or so I'm told

 

No charge for taking money out at slot machines. I've taken $100 so far.

 

Forgot to ask about baked potatoes  as a swap,  I did swap broccoli for asparagus 

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6 hours ago, brillohead said:


I was reading and scrolling a bit too quickly, and misread this to say that you got a MASSAGE from Captain Johnny!

I then wondered a few different things....

1) What loyalty tier in C&A or how expensive a suite must one have to warrant such service?

2) Does the 18% auto-gratuity still apply?

3) Will Wanpen get jealous?

 

You need to be Pope Class 😉

Tips are cash only

Wanpen doesn't get jealous,  she gets even.

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