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

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13 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

With Marie fighting her cold we ate in the cabin. She had chicken soup and i got dinner from Izumi.

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Dinner looks great..... but are you using your tablet as a placemat/coaster for your chicke soup? 😱

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14 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

With Marie fighting her cold we ate in the cabin. She had chicken soup

 

Chicken soup is the ultimate remedy for cold... Hope it worked and she's back in form.

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1 hour ago, NKLCRUISES said:

What are those dished you ordered from Izumi? They look really good.

edamame, pork dumplings, firecracker shrimps spring rolls, and spicy crispy shrimp roll

 

1 hour ago, Glide_Path said:

Dinner looks great..... but are you using your tablet as a placemat/coaster for your chicke soup? 😱

That was sauce for the dumplings and being clumsy I move it. 😜 

 

1 hour ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Chicken soup is the ultimate remedy for cold... Hope it worked and she's back in form.

Thanks I need to get her some more for lunch as she slowly improving

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Tried Fish and Ships for lunch today. We shared a halibut & chips basket and a lobster & chips basket. Sorry we dove in too quick for pictures. Guess we will have to try it again. Very tasty

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4 hours ago, PCWalton1 said:

Finally found the name of the CD. Joff Eaton. Super annoying, like fingernails on a chalk board.

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Hi Bill & Marie

Hope you are both well.

Eaton does ring a bell and your assessment is spot on

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Bill and Marie,

 

Happy to have found you and I'm following along!  Hope Marie has shaken her cold; at least you have a few more sea days for her to recuperate.  It's been 30+ years since our one and only visit to Hawaii.  Definitely time to go back!

 

I believe that is Dumbledore's hat in the Rowling exhibit.  It was the Music Experience when we visited in 2006 (before our Alaska cruise), and we saw that Jimi Hendrix exhibit!  Everyone keeps exhibits/shows for such a long time ($$$$).  Speaking of shows, what are the shows on Ovation?  Anything good?

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With Marie still down with her cold this is my view for the afternoon. Pretty good view.

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Bill and Marie,
 
Happy to have found you and I'm following along!  Hope Marie has shaken her cold; at least you have a few more sea days for her to recuperate.  It's been 30+ years since our one and only visit to Hawaii.  Definitely time to go back!
 
I believe that is Dumbledore's hat in the Rowling exhibit.  It was the Music Experience when we visited in 2006 (before our Alaska cruise), and we saw that Jimi Hendrix exhibit!  Everyone keeps exhibits/shows for such a long time ($$$$).  Speaking of shows, what are the shows on Ovation?  Anything good?
Thanks for following along. With Marie sick we have not made it to any shows yet.

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Sorry to hear Marie has a cold. Drink hot tea with some honey.

How were the Fish and Chips? That place was still being built while I was on the May13th cruise.

Do you recommend Izumi?

 

Don't worry you can always walk into the show in 270. It is the same one as Anthem of the Seas only shorter. And shows in the main theatre are shown on the RCCL channel.

 

There are mixed reviews on Joff Eaton.

I got spoiled having Abe Hughes on Anthem as well as Harmony. 

 

Make sure you both try Jamie Oliver for a meal.

Toodles

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, bigeck said:

Hi Bill & Marie

Hope you are both well.

Eaton does ring a bell and your assessment is spot on

Good to see someone has my thoughts on Jof

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18 minutes ago, njkruzer said:

The fish & chips look interesting.  What other ships have it?

Sorry I don't know but it was good. But they ran on quick today on the lobster. I got the last one and they had only been open 30 minutes, 

 

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4 minutes ago, PCWalton1 said:

Sorry I don't know but it was good. But they ran on quick today on the lobster. I got the last one and they had only been open 30 minutes, 

 

Are some of the items free at fish &ships?

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So happy to have found this,  my son and I are booked on the 2020 cruise.  I’ve done the round trip to HI 4 times but it’s the first for my son.  I have old AF friends near Honolulu and my grandson lives in Kona.  I’m making notes of your (and others) recommendations.  Beautiful, beautiful pictures, thanks.

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4 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

Are some of the items free at fish &ships?

The left half of the menu is complimentary (free)

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3 minutes ago, PCWalton1 said:

The left half of the menu is complimentary (free)

Thanks  

They will probably do ok with it .

 I never saw anyone in there when it was Kung fu panda.why pay $8 for something when it’s free 20m away in Windjammer.

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Since Marie is still in bed with a cold i am being the dutiful husband and bringing her dinner from Chops.
It's taking about 20 minutes for a take out order so i am passing the time with a glass of wine in the Schooner bar

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On 9/23/2019 at 8:39 PM, PCWalton1 said:

Captain Henrik. Not sure about the CD he only says his first name and not clearly as he is usually yelling. Tall skinny bald head guy. Extra annoying. 😜

Was on the Ovation for the Sep 6 Alaska sailing.  Would completely agree that CD Joff extra annoying.  Like you said he's always yelling at the top of his lungs and had a pretty inflated ego (even for a CD!)  One of my favorite shows on RC is "Love and Marriage" which the entertainment is often based on the CD more so than the contestants... and this one fell pretty flat in comparison to other sailings imo.  

 

Captain Henrik didn't make any announcements (or appearances from what I remember) until the cruise was nearly over.  The first few days all announcements were made by the CD.  Towards the end of the cruise when Henrik started making the announcements himself they were short and not very informative.  

 

It also leads to another complaint I have that on the newer ships you cannot hear any announcements in your stateroom unless they choose to (which they most often don't).  I know this is a somewhat controversial topic on here but I prefer the older ships ability to turn the in-room speaker on or off.  

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Good morning, a little more breezy this morning but nice and toasty in the sun. Almost to Hawaii

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9 hours ago, PilotJeff30 said:

Was on the Ovation for the Sep 6 Alaska sailing.  Would completely agree that CD Joff extra annoying.  Like you said he's always yelling at the top of his lungs and had a pretty inflated ego (even for a CD!)  One of my favorite shows on RC is "Love and Marriage" which the entertainment is often based on the CD more so than the contestants... and this one fell pretty flat in comparison to other sailings imo.  

 

Captain Henrik didn't make any announcements (or appearances from what I remember) until the cruise was nearly over.  The first few days all announcements were made by the CD.  Towards the end of the cruise when Henrik started making the announcements himself they were short and not very informative.  

 

It also leads to another complaint I have that on the newer ships you cannot hear any announcements in your stateroom unless they choose to (which they most often don't).  I know this is a somewhat controversial topic on here but I prefer the older ships ability to turn the in-room speaker on or off.  

 

I believe he (Henrik) was still on vacation and came back on the 20th of September having left on July 20 per the list of Captains on CC.  The other Captain most likely does not like doing them.His name starts with an "s" I believe.

 

If Henrik was on your ship then he must have taken a shorten vacation less than 10 weeks because he already did May 3 to July 12th as per the Captain's list.  He always did the announcements.  I guess Joff likes to pretend to be captain then.

I think my May 13th cruise had the best itinerary (11 days) and the best captain and CD (Chris from Australia)

 

I agree put the knob back in the rooms so we can make choice to hear the announcements or put on the RCCL channel.

Other cruise lines one can dial the TV for the announcements.  oh well

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Bill and Marie I am enjoying your review as always.

 

I was going to ask how many shoes Marie brought but someone else beat me to it 😊. A girl can never have too many shoes.

 

I hope Marie gets rid of this cold quickly so she can enjoy the rest of the journey full of her usual energy.

 

Thanks once again for sharing.

 

P.S Great pictures and I must say you have put Seattle on the map for me

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