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Gorgeous pics and video!! I’m jealous - I wanted to do it so badly a few years ago, but the wait was about 3 hours, the boat I was on had no shade, and I could already feel a sunburn starting, so I had to transfer over to the boat that was going back to the dock (there were 2 from the company I used for the island circumnavigation tour - some wanted to wait and some go from each boat, so the drivers decided who was going, pulled the boats alongside each other, and we transferred passengers one at a time between the two). Maybe my 50th birthday cruise will be similar and I can make it happen!!

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10 minutes ago, hcat said:

I,ll check that out..I download books  but sometimes find something interesting that others have donated. On our EDGE cruise they had the Art Book,  art postcards..nice magazines.   Yes, I worry about germs but do my best!

I load up my Kindle before a cruise and my DH brings 2-3 books and then hopes to find something onboard and leaves his behind (he can read 4-5 books on a 7 night cruise with 2 travel days). He didn't find anything good on the Edge, but usually finds some great books to borrow on other ships. I used to love paper books, but now am Kindlized - never thought it could happen...🙂

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12 hours ago, vtcruising said:

Not good for me with my claustrophobia, but looks beautiful! Was that you or Iain singing? 🙂

 

7 hours ago, hcat said:

Blue grotto photos and video .Wow! 

But i am claustrophobic  like Vtcruiser...

 

Wonder if you would feel Claustrophobic.    A quick tight fit and you inside a large cave - never felt tight but it was pitch black except when you face the cave entrance which is where the Blue color come from.

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7 hours ago, WrittenOnYourHeart said:

Gorgeous pics and video!! I’m jealous - I wanted to do it so badly a few years ago, but the wait was about 3 hours, the boat I was on had no shade, and I could already feel a sunburn starting, so I had to transfer over to the boat that was going back to the dock (there were 2 from the company I used for the island circumnavigation tour - some wanted to wait and some go from each boat, so the drivers decided who was going, pulled the boats alongside each other, and we transferred passengers one at a time between the two). Maybe my 50th birthday cruise will be similar and I can make it happen!!

It may be that this is the end of the cruise and not huge crowds.    I noticed that on the road entrance there was only one person on line.   They had warned us that if the wait was longer than 30 minutes they would have to skip the Blue Grotto portion of the tour.

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The Green Grotto.   This one is good even for those that suffer from claustrophobia. 
You see it from your seat. 
 

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Armani’s home. 

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Mount Vesuvius 

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One great photo after another...Have you ever submitted to National Geographic?

Nature, people,  cats,  signs , doorways...love them all!

 

Looking for guidance..,,What do you do with all these photos? 

 

We used to  print out  our cruise photos and made albums with them along with clips from the dailies etc.  We have a very large  bookcase filled with Cruises..some are 3 volumes per cruise..how silly but I do love going through them.  Stopped that years ago but then have it all on our computer and on the back up drive.. And we have a nice  digital frame that does a slide show from a thumb drive.  I was thinking of getting a sep laptop to use as a digital album repository...what do you think.? I am fairly lo tech as most can tell!  My spouse is a great photgrapher..but not  much  into the digital world!

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36 minutes ago, hcat said:

One great photo after another...Have you ever submitted to National Geographic?

Nature, people,  cats,  signs , doorways...love them all!

 

Looking for guidance..,,What do you do with all these photos? 

 

We used to  print out  our cruise photos and made albums with them along with clips from the dailies etc.  We have a very large  bookcase filled with Cruises..some are 3 volumes per cruise..how silly but I do love going through them.  Stopped that years ago but then have it all on our computer and on the back up drive.. And we have a nice  digital frame that does a slide show from a thumb drive.  I was thinking of getting a sep laptop to use as a digital album repository...what do you think.? I am fairly lo tech as most can tell!  My spouse is a great photgrapher..but not  much  into the digital world!


I keep all my photos on iCloud and on phone.   Often when the kids and grandkids are over for Thanksgiving I do a photo show using AppleTV.   
 

I also take my favorites and make a Hard Cover Photo Cocktail Book.   Love to look at them and remind us of our journey. 

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15 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:


I keep all my photos on iCloud and on phone.   Often when the kids and grandkids are over for Thanksgiving I do a photo show using AppleTV.   
 

I also take my favorites and make a Hard Cover Photo Cocktail Book.   Love to look at them and remind us of our journey. 

Thanks for these ideas.

We do not use Apple..but all translatable  to what we have.  I like the idea of a small digital print photo album. .I make alot of those for all our family events! Will try one for upcoming EDGE!

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Last night of First Cruise - Dinner

 

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In addition the the regular menu they had a Chef's Off Menu item of Surf and Turf -   Filet with Lobster Tail.  
 

Iain had the Chicken and I had Surf and Turf. 
 

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We heard that 2 passengers were left behind in Naples last evening.  They waited about 15-20 minutes, paging them on board was conducted before they were left behind.   
 

That would be a tough way to end your cruise. 

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We arrived around 5:00 am to a beautiful morning.   Disembarkation was orderly and last number was called at 9:20.  
 

Lots of private cars were waiting.   The Retreat Host told us Celebrity Private Journeys offered Limos for about 120 Euros.   That is about the price of Rome Cabs. 
 

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The staff was busy for our new guests. 
 

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18 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

I  really love Mystery Novels and just finished Patricia Cornwell's - 24 Scarpetta's Series.   Great writer if your into Forensic type mysteries.

 

I've finished my 3rd Jeffery Dever's novel since we left home. 

 

I'm also a fan. Have you tried Kathy Reichs "Bone" series?

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Luminae Lunch

 

We both chose the Lobster Roll no starter

 

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The lobster rolls were really good.  They recently changed the roll from a hard roll to a soft roll like a New England Lobster Roll.  Great that they continue to respond to customers comments. 
 

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8 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

The lobster rolls were really good.  They recently changed the roll from a hard roll to a soft roll like a New England Lobster Roll.  Great that they continue to respond to customers comments. 

Looks like they added a little more lobster too.  They have a history of being a bit skimpy on the lobster (lots of lettuce) Very good, though. 🙂

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Glad to see that they are adding a nightly "special" that gives more choices. Will be interesting to see if this continues.

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12 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

I'm also a fan. Have you tried Kathy Reichs "Bone" series?

 

I loved them until she got distracted by the TV series. Then I saw a definite decline in the quality and quit.

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Jim, those Blue Grotto photos/videos...I’m speechless!  Thanks for sharing

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1 hour ago, dani negreanu said:

 

I'm also a fan. Have you tried Kathy Reichs "Bone" series?

I haven't but will look for her series.   I'm glad you let me know as she looks like a good match.  

 

Jim

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1 hour ago, vtcruising said:

Looks like they added a little more lobster too.  They have a history of being a bit skimpy on the lobster (lots of lettuce) Very good, though. 🙂

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Glad to see that they are adding a nightly "special" that gives more choices. Will be interesting to see if this continues.

 

Shssss....  A little trick I learned.   Order with no lettuce -   They have to give you more Lobster to fill the roll. 

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2 hours ago, WrittenOnYourHeart said:

 

I loved them until she got distracted by the TV series. Then I saw a definite decline in the quality and quit.

 

We don't have those series here.

Sadly, it happens to the best of them. P. Cornwell comes to mind, as well as John Grisham....

On the other hand, Michael Connelly and J.D. Robb (with the "In death" series) are still going strong. I've just finished Connelly's "Two kinds of truth" -- enjoyed every moment.

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