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

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1 hour ago, ReneeFLL said:

I'll do as you asked and not repost the pictures. 🍾   Regarding your luggage, do the ridges in them help make the sides a little stronger? It looks like they might. Also, the food looks so good. How was the cauliflower steak?

 

The luggage is taking a beating, especially the blue one. I'm happy with it so far. Hoping it lasts through our Singapore trip in '21.

 

The cauliflower steak was very popular last night. I enjoy it as a way to eat light. But then I finish Laura's filet.🤣

 

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Harmony key cards

 

 

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Pinnacle card above the Suite cards???

 

Was planning on Holland House during our last visit but the front row was reserved for people staying in the hotel.  Ended up in the front row of a group of loungers right next door with a bucket of beer and lunch at the Blue Bitc* Bar.  Delicious.

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Alright, I've got 90 minutes until the comic. Let's go over our Perfect Day. 

 

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It started off very nice. Early coffee in SL, sunrise over the islands, breakfast in CK.

 

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Laura knitting a baby blanket

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Poached eggs and farro. Not as good as Oasis

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Docking at CC

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8 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Pinnacle card above the Suite cards???

 

Was planning on Holland House during our last visit but the front row was reserved for people staying in the hotel.  Ended up in the front row of a group of loungers right next door with a bucket of beer and lunch at the Blue Bitc* Bar.  Delicious.

 

That was supposed to be subliminal.  

Heck, Star is at bottom. 😇

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7 hours ago, SilkySal said:

I am going to try to add a pic of Bobo. Not sure I know how but here goes!

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Darn, that's an old pic when we picked him out from the litter. I am having trouble getting a current photo on here!

Success!! My sweet hubby just helped me!! This is Bobo! He just turned one year old on July 19!

 

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I am free and available to dog sit for anybody in cruise critic, especially if you’re dog is as cute as this one.

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Quick question regarding your OV balcony. I thought the closets on Harmony were located on each side of the sofa.....that's where they were located last time we sailed on Harmony. Please let me know where your closet is located. Thank you and have a wonderful cruise!

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Finished breakfast and headed back to room to change. Our plan was to spend a few hours at the pool, then lunch at Snack Shack. Great plan, huh.

 

What's wrong with this picture?

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Pushing on.

 

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We got halfway down the pier, got our picture taken, and headed back to ship.

 

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That was a good plan

 

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7 minutes ago, ptf2009 said:

Quick question regarding your OV balcony. I thought the closets on Harmony were located on each side of the sofa.....that's where they were located last time we sailed on Harmony. Please let me know where your closet is located. Thank you and have a wonderful cruise!

 

Yes, big one by bath, and the narrow one with shelves is by the bed

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Yes, big one by bath, and the narrow one with shelves is by the bed

Thank you.....I must say I'm a little disappointed because I really, really liked the closets on either side of the sofa so that we weren't crowded in the narrow hall next to bath.

We'll check ours out next month!:)

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Weather finally cleared and we headed back to Snack Shack. Decided to forego pool. Probably the wrong idea. 

 

Snack shack was good, but the walk was brutal. Lots of sand on the pavers due to the rain. Lots of the beach had gulleys as well. Saw at least two folks fall on their buts. It was also 100% humidity. Jumping in pool would have been nice.

 

We split a Cheeseburger,  fries, and funnel cake.

Forgot to take pics, but this is from 3 weeks ago

 

Shackburger, no sauce

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We also had a big rooster hang out with us. 

Staff kept chasing him away 

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2 minutes ago, ptf2009 said:

Thank you.....I must say I'm a little disappointed because I really, really liked the closets on either side of the sofa so that we weren't crowded in the narrow hall next to bath.

We'll check ours out next month!:)

 

You misunderstand,  they are on either side of the bed, but they have two designs. I'll try and get a picture 

 

 

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Random pics of Coco Cay from our balcony

 

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We didn't try and find the Little Mermaid statue. 

Anyone know where it got moved to?

 

 

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Laura had a 3pm hair appointment,  so I went exploring. 

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One fun thing to do in Schooner is to watch people walk through and not realize you cant keep going forward. They then walk back the way they came.

 

Not so on this ship. There is an exit. 😉

 

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This door leads to the stage above Kate Spade.

 

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These stairs do not say no passenger acess.

 

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Usually they are just used for photo ops, but you can take them all the way to the Schooner exit.

 

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Nice views from up there.

 

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Quick break to discuss the in cabin fridge.

 

These are not Thermoelectric coolers. It is a compressor driven refrigeration unit. 

 

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Ours has a nice ice build up and is freaking cold

 

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Sticker on door does say cooler, but I disagree

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Guess where I am.😎

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Props to our Concierge Jeremiah. 

We have/had reservations for Saturday at 10:30 😱

I asked if I could swap, he said sure, name your date. Unfortunately I'm flying solo tonight. Laura is in a food coma. Let me explain.

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Tonight's dinner in CK is marginal at best, so we ran into Chef Henry at breakfast and asked if he could do us a chicken stir fry for dinner. Lots of veg and ginger. No problem

 

Arrived at CK a little early and told our server we had a special order. Ordered the lobster salad and shrimp cocktail as an app.

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Slightly different presentation than Oasis,  really tiny lobster. Ate the flower.

 

And then came the stir fry. We each got one. Hence the food coma.😉

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No need for rice or noodles, so much veg.

Peppers, onions, mushrooms, celery, asparagus,  snow peas, and broccoli.  Very spicy and piping hot. 

 

But I still got dessert

 

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Put Laura to bed and headed to DL for a couple of Bailey's and some electricity. 

 

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I learned on the President's cruise that there are 120 outlets under the monitors in the DL.

 

Time for the show. Ciao for now

 

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Following..,even tho my Harmony cruise is 16months away I am so looking forward to it!

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

You misunderstand,  they are on either side of the bed, but they have two designs. I'll try and get a picture 

 

 

Okay...thank you for your kindness:)

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Comics were just Ok.

 

I've seen Cary Long before.  Pretty much same routine. He didnt engage audience until the end when he showed off how many languages he spoke. Lame.

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Nery was funny. Self deprecating fat guy. Really engaged audience.

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Host

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9 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Put Laura to bed....

 

I learned on the President's cruise that there are 120 outlets under the monitors in the DL.

 

That stir fry looked pretty good to me. 

 

In the DL, is that one outlet per Pinnacle?  You better start snooping in the SL/CK to see how many are there, that’s where you will need it. 😉🙂

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16 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

We are doing a sunset catamaran in St Thomas.  Holland House in St Maarten. Need to stay out of EFFY store.

 

We did a ferry to St John when we were on Empress a few weeks ago

Any suggestions for St. John?

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11 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

That was supposed to be subliminal.  

Heck, Star is at bottom. 😇

Subtlety is one of your strengths.

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