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Good Morning love your reviews.

 

Question:  I know this year this cruise is a double celebration, Presidents cruise and 50th. celebration cruise, and I am sure it is something to do and experience.

 

But next year Did they already announce when the presidents cruise is and on what ship?

I have only read about it well after it is announced.

 

Just curious when they let the details out.

 

Keep posting dialogue and pictures, love it.

 

Thanks again

 

Safe travels.

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19 minutes ago, Lionesss said:

Good Morning love your reviews.

 

Question:  I know this year this cruise is a double celebration, Presidents cruise and 50th. celebration cruise, and I am sure it is something to do and experience.

 

But next year Did they already announce when the presidents cruise is and on what ship?

I have only read about it well after it is announced.

 

Just curious when they let the details out.

 

Keep posting dialogue and pictures, love it.

 

Thanks again

 

Safe travels.

 

Last year we learned during the Q&A with MB

 

I'll pass on whatever I learn

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Day 7 - Perfect Day at Coco Cay

 

Friday per the elevator sign

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Our destination

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But first, a little breakfast

Super sized apple danish

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Baja Eggs

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And just maybe, another massage with Maria

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Now it's a Perfect Day

 

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Met Laura on the pier after my massage

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No trams for us, let's hike to the Snack Shack

 

Our photographer at the bridge

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Looks like Oasis pool got repaired

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Shack Cheeseburger, fries, mozzarella sticks

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Awesomeness on a bun

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Laura orders a plain one and dresses it herself.

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No lines at noon

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Headed back to the ship

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We'll be back in 7 days 😎

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I am really sorry that I am missing this cruise but will enjoy reading what you post.  The first week of August I had two strokes and spent 3 months in 3 hospitals and two rehabs learning to walk and talk again.  I am doing fair and hope to be able to cruise again some day.  It was disappointing to have to cancel this one.  I booked it a year ago.  Enjoy !!!!!!!!

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5 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I was wrong about CK earlier. 

 

They definitely want us to go to Chops for breakfast,  and they say they will cap Pinnacle at the first 30 for lunch. 

 

Also, Dazzles happy hour is Pinnacle only

That definitely would have had an impact last year. Sounds like they listened. How do the Pins feel about these changes?

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John, for the sailing, can you get the CK breakfast menu in Chops or is it more like the chops breakfast menu on other ships? 
 

Regarding  lunch, I would never want to be on a ship that I had to “fight others” for space in a dining facility.  I would likely never bother, and just have lunch in some of the other venues on symphony.
 

It seems you and Laura enjoy these president/birthday cruises very much, but I don’t think they would be my cup of tea. No extra party or swag would be a trade off for the aggravation one had to go through, jockeying for position. 

 

continue to enjoy 
m

 

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45 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

That definitely would have had an impact last year. Sounds like they listened. How do the Pins feel about these changes?

 

Mixed feelings. We did lunch today, probably the only time. So many other choices. 

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35 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

John, for the sailing, can you get the CK breakfast menu in Chops or is it more like the chops breakfast menu on other ships? 
 

Regarding  lunch, I would never want to be on a ship that I had to “fight others” for space in a dining facility.  I would likely never bother, and just have lunch in some of the other venues on symphony.
 

It seems you and Laura enjoy these president/birthday cruises very much, but I don’t think they would be my cup of tea. No extra party or swag would be a trade off for the aggravation one had to go through, jockeying for position. 

 

continue to enjoy 
m

 

 

Same menu with Chops logo

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It was a little rough this morning,  I'm sure it will smooth out by tomorrow 

 

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37 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

John, for the sailing, can you get the CK breakfast menu in Chops or is it more like the chops breakfast menu on other ships? 
 

Regarding  lunch, I would never want to be on a ship that I had to “fight others” for space in a dining facility.  I would likely never bother, and just have lunch in some of the other venues on symphony.
 

It seems you and Laura enjoy these president/birthday cruises very much, but I don’t think they would be my cup of tea. No extra party or swag would be a trade off for the aggravation one had to go through, jockeying for position. 

 

continue to enjoy 
m

 

 

It's really not the extra swag, it's just fun for folks who have a semi casual attitude.

 

An earlier post referred to it as a convention, and that is fairly accurate. 

 

It is nice seeing folks you don't see all the time. We like that.

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And we're back...

Coastie flyby as we're leaving Coco Cay. No idea why

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We had dinner reservations in CK, but we gave them up to go to the Food Slammer for Stir Fry. 

 

Grabbed broccoli, corn, pepper flakes, and shrimp from salad bar

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Perfect with noodles

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Why is there luggage in the hallways

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Adult comedy in the Theater, 3rd chance to enjoy Simeon 😁 He did not dissapoint

Good crowd

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Final random pic of the week

Duplex outlets behind couch in DL

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Final complimentary drink tally

2 Amstel

3 Cape Codders

1 Bailey's with espresso 

 

Up next, Turnover Day

 

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Back to the ship. Hopefully I don't duplicate a picture again. 😔

 

SL was crowded, but not as tight as last year.

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I saw CLR, but he dissapeared before I could say hi

 

We left early for B2B lunch

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Menu was a little weak, but shrimp cocktail was excellent and the company was good. 

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Had the good apple pie though, @A&L_Ont

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As I said earlier, we hung out at the bar pre dinner and watched GA beat Florida.  Good times.

 

Met Tony @dagunny and Dot for dinner. 

Tony makes buttons, lots of buttons.  You will see them on the crew all week. They spent the summer as vagabonds in Europe, and we heard all about it. Laura and I aren't that adventurous, but it is fascinating to hear their stories.

 

They brought us a Bayley Bear, Laura loves it

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All blinged out with a few of our new buttons 

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You may win a button courtesy of Tony if you play trivia this week. 

 

Dinner was very good, tomorrow we will do dinner in Solarium 

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Out and about after dinner

 

Dazzles ice sculpture 

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Laura is a natural at the reservations desk

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I missed the champagne hedge 😓

 

Well that was it for Day 1, I was pretty toasted

 3 Bud Light

4 Cape Codder 

2 Coca Cola 

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