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52 minutes ago, abbydancer said:

I enjoyed your post from Mykonos - we were there on our cruise and really didn't like it.  Probably because we didn't book any tour with ship or private and there were 5 or so ships in port.  Way too crowded.  If I'm there again, I'll try to find your tour guide.

 

We didn't have a tour or excursion when we were there..After seeing the main  tourist spots like the windmills we  went off the main streets & took many twist and turns in side streets.  We really had a great time....smaller shops, fewer people, time to enjoy!

 

If we ever get back, we would love to go to a local beach..

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10 hours ago, bermadu22 said:

I'm enjoying your review of the sunny Greek Islands on what is a rainy, gloomy 48 degree Maine Sunday. Your review and your wonderful pictures are certainly a bright spot on this typical Autumn New England day. Thanks guys for sharing. 

 

Lorrie

The weather has been amazing so far.  We have had all sunny days so far and very mild temperatures.   The seas have also been so smooth we haven't hardly felt the seas so far.     I'm up early today -  8:00 is early for me on a cruise.   The temperatures are chilly at about 57F but suppose to be 75F today.   Nice and sunny so I am sure it will be very comfortable.

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8 hours ago, maggieq said:

Those pictures are amazing and that blue sky ah. Can’t wait to go on a Greek island cruise.  

 

The colors are so rich in Greece everywhere you look.    I'm always amazed at all the tones of blue in the waters.

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8 hours ago, abbydancer said:

I enjoyed your post from Mykonos - we were there on our cruise and really didn't like it.  Probably because we didn't book any tour with ship or private and there were 5 or so ships in port.  Way too crowded.  If I'm there again, I'll try to find your tour guide.

Wow -- such a disappointment.     There was a lot of locals people in Mykonos since it was Sunday.   I can't even imagine what it would be like with 5 ships in port.   The private tour was well done and we really got the feel of the island from a locals perspective.   

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7 hours ago, Luv2Crus40 said:

Just found your new post.  I followed your Summit B2B Bermuda/New England in June (right after we got off the Summit) and am really excited to follow your Westbound TA since we hope to take that TA in a year or two.  We're deciding whether to leave from Rome on the Silhouette type ship or Barcelona on the Infinity (Summit sister ship).  We really love the Summit (we deserted the QM2 for the Summit).

 

Too bad Captain Kate and her cat Bug Naked won't be traveling with you on the TA. 

 

Thanks again for your posts, pictures, etc.

 

Bon voyage!!

 

We have done about a dozen TA and have enjoyed them both.    The ship is probably not as important as the route and ports.   Our favorite route is the Southern Crossing.  Depending on the weather the temperatures can be a little chilly until you get to the Canaries and then the crossing is usually Hawaii type temperatures until you get close to FLL. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, gordylad said:

Jim, following along and loving your posts....best to you and that good Ayrshire guy.........

 

Thanks -   We met Joanne yesterday who will be the new Suites Manager after Priscilla goes on vacation at the end of the cruise.  She is a Glasgow girl and has quite the accent. 

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Last. Night we mixed things up a bit.  
 

There wasn’t anything on Luminae that interested us, so decided to give one of the main dining rooms a try.  We looked at the menus and choose Normandy.  We were told just to show up as the only reservation available on the app was 5:45.  
 

We showed up at 9:00 thinking it would be quiet but were surprised to find a line outside and people waiting in the lobby.  The hostess greeted us with a warm smile and ask us to stand to her right and had us immediately seated.   We later noticed that those waiting wanted large tables of 4 or more. 
 

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Normand is a beautiful dining room.  A little noisy but the noise died down as the night went on. 
 

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We wanted to try the French Inspired dishes. I chose the Potato Tart and the Beef En Croute while Iain chose the Chicken Liver and also the beef.  
 

Everything was delicious and we were addressed and name by all servers.  
 

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For desert we had banana foster which was just so so.  


 

 

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Monday - Katakolon

 

i got up at 8:00 and realized we had not yet docked.   The Ocean View Cafe was packed when I went to Al Bacio Segundo.  
 

it is now 9:00 and we have docked.  
 

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We have been here before and will be spending time in port and on the ship. 

 

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Christina O is in port today.  She was sold and now is available for private charter if you have a spare 500,000-750,000 euros. 066BB6AB-44CA-4177-B7FD-53DF6C2C159E.thumb.jpeg.382306797e24eadbece4beca5170f91e.jpeg
 

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We were noticing that you can easily do Olympia on your own.  Prices range from 5-20Euros.    There’s a train that cost 20 running from end of town or bus for 5 Rt

 

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Christina O...very impressive!

 

I see Ashlee Amber is listed  for the theater tonight.  We did not have her on our EDGE cruise and were disappointed

 

..At the time there were rumors of  discussions about her doing her Whitney repertoire or somethng Miami was pushing ..seems the Whitney show is back!

 

   If you go to the show we'd love to hear about it..maybe a photo clip..thanks.

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Jim,

I am so glad to see that Ashlee Amber is on the EDGE. She is a phenomenal powerhouse performer.

I noticed on her calendar that she will be on for the beginning of the TA also. 

BTW, have you run into our friends yet, Daniel & Larry?  I sent an email to you with their stateroom #, I didn't want to post it here on the public message board.

Mark

P.S. Enjoying all of your photos.

 

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27 minutes ago, SeaWatch12 said:

Jim,

I am so glad to see that Ashlee Amber is on the EDGE. She is a phenomenal powerhouse performer.

I noticed on her calendar that she will be on for the beginning of the TA also. 

BTW, have you run into our friends yet, Daniel & Larry?  I sent an email to you with their stateroom #, I didn't want to post it here on the public message board.

Mark

P.S. Enjoying all of your photos.

 

Mark

 

Got your email and will make contact with them.  

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32 minutes ago, SeaWatch12 said:

Jim,

I am so glad to see that Ashlee Amber is on the EDGE. She is a phenomenal powerhouse performer.

I noticed on her calendar that she will be on for the beginning of the TA also. 

BTW, have you run into our friends yet, Daniel & Larry?  I sent an email to you with their stateroom #, I didn't want to post it here on the public message board.

Mark

P.S. Enjoying all of your photos.

 

Do you know if Ashlee Amber will stay on after the TA.?..that's our cruise! I will try to look for her calendar..

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10 minutes ago, hcat said:

Do you know if Ashlee Amber will stay on after the TA.?..that's our cruise! I will try to look for her calendar..

Found the calendar..looks like she leaves EDGE for  a Norwegian  ship  fir the time period we are on board...rats!

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Jim..nice EDGE  photos, she is sitting pretty!

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We went ashore for about an hour today.  Sleepy little village, but lots of little shops. 
 

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Love following your trip.  We're thinking of doing the Adriatic and then TA on Edge next year so I'm following along.  

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Invited to the bridge for a new Zenith initiation for sail away. 
 

 


 

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B2B meeting memo was delivered today.  We will probably skit about t as it is at 9:00am. 

Turn around day tour being offered. 
 

My understanding is there are about 300 B2B passengers.  

 

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Jim, so enjoying this review. Love the doors & the blue skies. Our view is a bit different today, don’t think we’ll be sitting in the patio today! 12F also, brrrrrr

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28 minutes ago, awhfy said:

Jim, so enjoying this review. Love the doors & the blue skies. Our view is a bit different today, don’t think we’ll be sitting in the patio today! 12F also, brrrrrr

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But you have loungers with footrests!

Brrrrr....

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