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"Live" - Ovation of the Seas 20-30 Sept 2019 - Our not normal cruise to Hawaii

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Looking forward to your review.  I cruised to Hawaii from Seattle in 2013.  At that time I said it was a one in a lifetime cruise........but looking at the pictures you have already posted,  it is on my list again.  

 

Pat

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So excited for another review from Marie and Bill! A little closer to home, Hawaii was my first cruise in 1988. American Hawaiian Cruise line, Ha! Enjoy!

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On 9/18/2019 at 8:20 PM, PCWalton1 said:

We are on deck seven in 7262. As I said an obstructed balcony but not really as there doesn't appear to be much there except Jamie Oliver's 2 deck down. We will see. 

We are in 7262 for the next cruise, Hawaii to Sydney.  Please post pictures.

 

Thanks,

Howard

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19 hours ago, Drock20J said:

My Pleasure, I used to live on Oahu. It is one of my favorite places on this planet!

 

Also, if you are going to be there any day BUT Tuesday you should go to Hanauma Bay, this is has been voted as the 2nd best snorkeling location IN THE WORLD! Get there early as they limit the amount of people in the bay. We got there before 7:30 and parking was free. They have full rentals there on the beach! This is a MUST in my opinion. It is a short drive from your hotel (maybe 20 minutes. it is on the other side of Diamond Head.)

 

What happens on Tuesday? Just curious. I need to tell my husband about this. He likes snorkeling. We don't have mask, snorkel and fins. Where could we rent them? There must be lots of places, no?

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2 minutes ago, TwinMamainMN said:

What happens on Tuesday? Just curious. I need to tell my husband about this. He likes snorkeling. We don't have mask, snorkel and fins. Where could we rent them? There must be lots of places, no?

Hanuama Bay is a protected site. So on Tuesdays they close to allow the eco system to "reset."

 

As for the rentals there is a rental shack on the beach where you can get a myriad of gear. Just a reminder when going, they do not let you use certain kinds of sunscreen.

 

You will love it! The Reef starts about 5ft after the water line and the fish that you see, will just simply amaze you. I would personally wear a rash guard as there are times that you might skim the coral with your chest.

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Yay, another Marie and Bill cruise to follow avidly.

You're cruising to such an amazing place. Too bad that, for us, it's such a long journey.

We've done it with Pride of America, so at least I can say that I've seen 4 places.... The sail by Na'pali coast is magic.

E N J O Y 😁

 

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Marie and Bill

 

Eagerly following....................love your live threads!!!

 

Wishing you safe travels and loads of fun.

 

Sea Ya

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It's cruising day. Thanks to all the well wishes.
Relaxing in the room as it's still a little early. The porter will be here shortly to pick up the luggage which gets delivered to the ship

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Boarding went rather quickly. We cleared customs right about when they opened the ship.

We've the unlimited dining package so we stopped first and made all our reservations then headed to Windjammer

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Hi Bill & Marie! So happy to be following along with you! Looking forward to your excellent photos and commentary.

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Great idea to put bows on the luggage for easy identification.
Marie is the smart one that came up with that idea

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We had originally booked this cruise for our 25th Anniversary but then changed to the Symphony going to the caribbean for a couple of reasons - I don't like cold weather and looked like we were going to start in cooler weather, and we live in NH so it was going to be a long journey to and from as well as a lot of days.  We actually wanted to be on the ship during our Anniversary which is Oct 1 so the Symphony seems like a better fit.  We leave next thurs to go to Miami for a couple days then the cruise leaves on Sat.  I'm interested to see the pictures from your cruise!

 

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Finally got my wifi code. We went to Chops for dinner and when we got back to the cabin we found nothing had been done to the cabin all day.
Went to guest services to find out our cabin attendant is not on board. Guess they figured they would just not take care of us for a day. Nice.
They finally sent someone around about 9pm. We didn't even have a cruise compass


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Following with great anticipation; we're on the following TP out of Hawaii.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Could you give us a pic of the fish cafe near the pool.

 I t used to be Kung Fun panda,think it’s called fish and ships.

we are all wondering here in oz.

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6 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

Finally got my wifi code. We went to Chops for dinner and when we got back to the cabin we found nothing had been done to the cabin all day.
Went to guest services to find out our cabin attendant is not on board. Guess they figured they would just not take care of us for a day. Nice.
They finally sent someone around about 9pm. We didn't even have a cruise compass



 

 

So, you have one of the new "virtual" cabin attendants with self cleaning option??

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