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

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1 hour ago, brillohead said:

I can't be the only one who is enamored with Bella.... PLEASE someone else 'fess up to being in love with this little sweetie! 

 

Count me in 😍

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Sorry I haven't caught up. Came home to no internet.  Waiting on Spectrum now. 

 

Ended up with 7 loads of laundry and 4 extra pounds of John. Better than last time. 

 

Hopefully I'll get to the last few days sometime today or tomorrow 

 

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On 8/21/2019 at 12:08 AM, John&LaLa said:

We had to show up for dinner in CK because Chef Henry was making us another stir fry. 

It was good, but not as good as the previous week's version. Not quite as spicy

 

 

 

 

 

So speaking of CK we asked our server if they ever have cream of mushroom soup there and told him that we love the mushroom soup at Chops and he said "no problem we can get some of it for you"  Well next night we are waiting an he brings us the soup and unless they changed the recipe from when I was onboard in May don't know where this mushroom soup came from.  It was more like a broth with a few mushrooms in it, NOT at all like the thick soup of Chops.  We did not say anything  Strange!!

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11 minutes ago, molly361 said:

So speaking of CK we asked our server if they ever have cream of mushroom soup there and told him that we love the mushroom soup at Chops and he said "no problem we can get some of it for you"  Well next night we are waiting an he brings us the soup and unless they changed the recipe from when I was onboard in May don't know where this mushroom soup came from.  It was more like a broth with a few mushrooms in it, NOT at all like the thick soup of Chops.  We did not say anything  Strange!!

 

Bummer, CK seems hit or miss.  

I do like most of the staff, though.

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

Sorry I haven't caught up. Came home to no internet.  Waiting on Spectrum now. 

 

Ended up with 7 loads of laundry and 4 extra pounds of John. Better than last time. 

 

Hopefully I'll get to the last few days sometime today or tomorrow 

 

2 extra pounds of Ellen. Said I wasn't going to have bread or desserts but I lied😇

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1 minute ago, molly361 said:

2 extra pounds of Ellen. Said I wasn't going to have bread or desserts but I lied😇

 

Laura found 2 as well 😉

 

I said I was going to the gym. 

Never got past the Spa 🤣

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32 minutes ago, molly361 said:

So speaking of CK we asked our server if they ever have cream of mushroom soup there and told him that we love the mushroom soup at Chops and he said "no problem we can get some of it for you"  Well next night we are waiting an he brings us the soup and unless they changed the recipe from when I was onboard in May don't know where this mushroom soup came from.  It was more like a broth with a few mushrooms in it, NOT at all like the thick soup of Chops.  We did not say anything  Strange!!

It sounds like the soup they serve in Izumi.  

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21 minutes ago, molly361 said:

Said I wasn't going to have bread or desserts but I lied😇


I'm sorry, but I absolutely REFUSE to not eat copious amounts of bread and butter on a Royal ship.... those pumpkin seed rolls are TO DIE FOR, and the cheese rolls are right behind!  

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9 minutes ago, brillohead said:


I'm sorry, but I absolutely REFUSE to not eat copious amounts of bread and butter on a Royal ship.... those pumpkin seed rolls are TO DIE FOR, and the cheese rolls are right behind!  

 

Love cheese rolls, pick the seeds off the pumpkin rolls, then forage through basket for more seeds. 

 

On Mariner last year, our waiter just started bringing me seeds.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Love cheese rolls, pick the seeds off the pumpkin rolls, then forage through basket for more seeds. 

 

On Mariner last year, our waiter just started bringing me seeds.

 


On Harmony last year, our server finally learned, and brought a HUGE bowl of rolls (like what they have the greens in at the Tutti Salad Bar) and an individual butter dish for each person at the table. 

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Bummer, CK seems hit or miss.  

I do like most of the staff, though.

The lunch menu in CK for day 5-7 looks more like a dinner menu to me

 

On another note saw your bridge pic on Andrew's thread .  Never got an invite to that on this trip.  

 

 

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22 hours ago, brillohead said:

I can't be the only one who is enamored with Bella.... PLEASE someone else 'fess up to being in love with this little sweetie!  

I simply love Bella and her Instagram adventures! She is a sweetie for sure.

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6 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Love cheese rolls, pick the seeds off the pumpkin rolls, then forage through basket for more seeds. 

 

On Mariner last year, our waiter just started bringing me seeds.

 

 

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That sure earns an extra gratuity!

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5 hours ago, molly361 said:

The lunch menu in CK for day 5-7 looks more like a dinner menu to me

 

On another note saw your bridge pic on Andrew's thread .  Never got an invite to that on this trip.  

 

 

 

I swear the lunch menu for 5-7 is about 80% identical to day 4 dinner menu

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34 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

That sure earns an extra gratuity!


Oh, great, now this is going to turn into a tipping thread.... grab the popcorn!  🤣

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Let's return to Day 4 - August 21

 

Last day for good lunch menu in CK so Laura and I went for one last Mozzarella wrap and chicken sandwich

Skipped the soup, flatbread, and dates. No pics, because I was charging phone.

 

After lunch headed down to the spa for Hot Stone's with the lovely Wanpen.

I was supposed to do it on Day 6, Cozumel, but she was booked. this was the only early afternoon appointment.

For those that don't know, the spa is on Deck 6, but the treatment rooms are on deck 5.  

There is a fancy glass staircase going from 6 to 5, but there is also an elevator. 😉

Guess how I get down there. 🤔  It is really a plus when you have to leave, my legs are jello

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I get to drive it myself. 😁

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Now, this was my first hot stone treatment, and I know there will be more.  It's around $20 extra, but worth it.

When I paid, I decided to use my $50 coupon, but she gave me another one, so I may be back.  😉

 

For those counting, I think I've now ended up on the wrong side of deck 7, 4 times already.  So embarrassing.

But I do get to walk past my favorite cabin number

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And here is a pic of the drink of the day promo.

Caribbean Sling, $8

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I've been lax keeping up with Drink of the Day.  Apologies.

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Izumi - Dinner and a Show Part2

 

As mentioned earlier, we really enjoyed my birthday dinner, so we decided to do it again.

They even gave us a 30% discount, so the $49 combo ended up costing $34.30 😁

The service charge dropped accordingly, so we made up the tip to the culinary team.

 

No big group this time, us and 3 other couples.  They were nice, I forget their names.

One lady had a shellfish allergy, so they cooked her protein and veg somewhere else.

It came out kind of late in my opinion.

Everything was fabulous, and way to much. Definite food coma afterwards.

 

The egg snake followed by egg game. Most of us caught it, took me all three attempts.

 

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The secret is not to close your mouth.

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Chef from Philippines, rice from WalMart.

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A heart for the ladies. He actually made it beat with the spatula, that was cool.😎

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I asked for a volcano

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Not the same without fire, just a little steam

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Better lobster than last time, and way better than CK later in the week

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Posted (edited)

That pretty much covers day 4

 

When we got back to the cabin, we had our invite to the Helipad sail away. We'll likely pass, to hot this time of year.

Should have done it for sail in at Costa Maya. We would of had great views of Empress, and a nice breeze.

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And I forgot. We tied for the win in Classic Rock Trivia. I was ready for the tie breaker, but there was none.  

You need a perfect score to win this game. 

Song title and Artist.

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see question 17

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Day 5 - Roatan, Honduras

 

Spa Topia is pretty much the same as the hot stone I had yesterday, so the savings is really $50

No idea where $99 savings comes from🤔

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Mexican Night on the one night we're not in Mexico this week

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Tonight is lamb in MDR, so we'll catch Columbus tomorrow

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As promised, Johnny Rocket's for breakfast.  

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Someone's in a hurry

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8am and the place is really empty. 20190822_081939.thumb.jpg.6542b6406bd97251d58259e598460829.jpg

 

Harmony apple danish has consistently been excellent. Best of any ship in a long time

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I'm ordering the works. 

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Half the potatoes, twice the topping, two eggs over easy. Waffle House Special😁

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Breakfast was fun

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We got off early to beat the heat, unfortunately we didn't beat the crowds. It was a zoo.

Excursions all gathered if front of the ship

 

Getting some sun. 

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Harmony looks like a condo

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We didn't stay out long, the crowds disapated shortly after we got back onboard.

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Looks like they are building a new pier

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Did some more exploring in the solarium.

 

Someone stole the binoculars. Rough neighborhood.

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Mister, Mister

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Where's Waldo

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They should really keep this floor clean

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FYI, there is a bathroom right inside the deck 14 hallway, Port side

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Rolling out the Red Carpet for this afternoons party.  It's just to hot

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Coastal Kitchen Happytisers for @A&L_Ont

 

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Not sure if I posted this earlier, but I really like it. It's on Instagram and FB

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Giselle and Elliot use to have name tags, but people kept stealing them.

 

Off to the MDR for lamb night.

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Rockin and Rollin on the way to Cozumel

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Unfortunately, the lamb was nowhere near as good as the last time. 😥

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I won't go into the mustard debacle. I forgot to take a picture.

 

Drink cards showed up tonight.  We cut thru the casino on the way to iSkate

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