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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

 

We seem to be fine. Still dark, rainy, and windy. But we have power

We check in safe. Lost power last night for about 5 minutes. Mostly a rain event inland here in Ormond Beach. Bridges still closed from mainland to beachside. The pool is over the top so we had lots of rain. Volusia has reported only 2k power outages. We were lucky. 

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For dinner last night we ate at the Coastal Kitchen. No high tide warning there.  

 

After 15 years of marriage, Lisa and I for the first time ordered the exact same dinner.  She gave me the look of, you better not be turning into my dad. He always ordered second, and never different than her mom. 

 

Pork belly app.

 

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Filet.

 

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As we at dinner we were literally hugging the coast of Cuba. I could see the lights on buildings. 

 

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And on the same theme of food, this was awaiting our arrival in the cabin. 

 

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These two emails came shortly after one another last night.  Both made me laugh. More so the second one. 

 

 

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And then then we went to the casino. Took $80 and came home with this. It was looking bleak until Lisa pulled a rabbit out of her, well you get the idea. 

 

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And then there was the sunset.  I have what seems like a million pics, but scaled it back to these.

 

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You can clearly see the coast of Cuba in this photo. 

 

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So, what does today bring?

 

  • Lisa to the beach pool.
  • Owen to the sports court and water slides.
  • me to find the back to back meeting today.   Be curious to see how many are doing it. 
  • Some packing for our cabin swap. 
  • Tips to our stewards and folks who made our journey memorable. 

 

The Weather Channel has disappeared from channel 37.  It has been replaced with disembarkation information. 

 

The ship is now going the fastest since Wednesday of last week. 16 knots.  We also have one of the most interesting maps ever. 

 

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And this is why you either buy cruise insurance or do not cruise at hurricane season.

 

Save this photo and share it with whomever questions buying insurance. We might have a few more thread on the main RC boards this year, or on Social Media. 

 

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Just now, Host Clarea said:

Gorgeous photos Andrew.

 

I’m going to try to get better ones but that’s going to be tough. 

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14 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

And this is why you either buy cruise insurance or do not cruise at hurricane season.

 

Save this photo and share it with whomever questions buying insurance. We might have a few more thread on the main RC boards this year, or on Social Media. 

 

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And buy it from another company besides the one RC uses.   Their insurance is worthless for weather.    I learned that lesson this time too 🙂    this hurricane has taught me a lot.  NEVER again in peak of hurricane season and NEVER again purchase cruiseline travel insurance. 

 

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

 

We seem to be fine. Still dark, rainy, and windy. But we have power

Great news John.  Been pulling for you to be ok.  Wonder what your beach will look like.

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

 

We seem to be fine. Still dark, rainy, and windy. But we have power

Storms always seem easier to endure when the power stays on. They say the rain from this mess will be here in RI on Friday. It will finish up for you soon.

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20 minutes ago, ryano said:

 

 

Agreed regarding RC.

 

One has to find the best one out there and unfortunately sometimes there are potholes along the way. Damn, that sounds like an insurance advertisement.  

 

42 minutes ago, Sherman793 said:

WOW on the sunset pics! Welcome home and enjoy your second leg of your trip!

 

 

Hold on there Sherman, we aren't off yet. LOL

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A &L Ont,

 

could not send you a message, do you mind if I use a couple of your photos to teach my Air Cadets.  Those photos of the Towering Cumulus by itself is amazing.

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40 minutes ago, Snit13 said:

Great news John.  Been pulling for you to be ok.  Wonder what your beach will look like.

 

Actually  pretty good 

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Bell regained her nerve

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Andrew, the bracket on rail is where the weather cam attached.  I can't get it to connect to WiFi, though 😥

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6 minutes ago, Schonert said:

A &L Ont,

 

could not send you a message, do you mind if I use a couple of your photos to teach my Air Cadets.  Those photos of the Towering Cumulus by itself is amazing.

 

 

Yes you may. More than happy to assist. I have the Ceremony video uploading as well. Feel free to share it with them. 

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10 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

Actually  pretty good 

Great to hear you are safe and good. Looks like Bella was barking at that hurricane, "Get out of here."

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37 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

 

Agreed regarding RC.

 

One has to find the best one out there and unfortunately sometimes there are potholes along the way. Damn, that sounds like an insurance advertisement.  

 

 

 

Hold on there Sherman, we aren't off yet. LOL

Yeah I actually looked at the Port Canaveral webcam after I posted that and still blowing hard there. Port Everglades looked good though. Hopefully you guys will be clear by this afternoon. 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, A&L_Ont said:

And this is why you either buy cruise insurance

I will be keeping a eye on these as we get closer to our October sailing, but hope they will not be a factor. We buy a heavy duty insurance policy just for these types of things. Thank you Andrew for taking the time to keep us updated with not only your adventure but important news and breath taking photos. Those clouds were amazing.

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And for those wondering, they still dance at Johnny Rockets. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, A&L_Ont said:

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Thanks for all the photos. This one shows a most intriguing holding pattern. I wonder how they chose it.

 

Nerd note: the grey region on either side of the track represents the amount of deviation the ship can make from the planned route without the captain's authorization.

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Enjoy your extended vacation! We certainly enjoyed ours currently sitting at the airport in FL, and it’s eerily quiet. We were thru security in 5 minutes. Definitely an atypical experience!

Looking forward to following along with you, Lisa and Owen for a few more days!


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This may have been addressed earlier in the thread, and I may have missed it. But, does RC offer any laundry specials during these extended cruises? I am a classic over packer and would be fine, but several in my family are not. 😉

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48 minutes ago, Pratique said:

Thanks for all the photos. This one shows a most intriguing holding pattern. I wonder how they chose it.

 

Nerd note: the grey region on either side of the track represents the amount of deviation the ship can make from the planned route without the captain's authorization.

 

Even nerdier comment from me, if you look back at the TV ship map you can see the track overlapped and bolder. 

 

17 minutes ago, Mom*3 said:

This may have been addressed earlier in the thread, and I may have missed it. But, does RC offer any laundry specials during these extended cruises? I am a classic over packer and would be fine, but several in my family are not. 😉

 

There were only the normal laundry “sales” offered. You will be fine, the others in your group will be in trouble. 

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18 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

 Here is the latest shot on the PC Webcam. Mainly wind and some rain, but not too bad there at the time being.

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Exact same view at 10:30am Wednesday.  Maybe it’s on a loop?

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