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They are creating hand-forged commemorative coins for the 50th Birthday Cruise. Everyone is assigned a time slot to go get theirs. We received our time slot for tomorrow. 


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7 hours ago, aring75 said:

They are creating hand-forged commemorative coins for the 50th Birthday Cruise. Everyone is assigned a time slot to go get theirs. We received our time slot for tomorrow.

Cool idea.

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16 hours ago, aring75 said:


Thanks! And you’re welcome. It’s funny, I was lying there on the balcony wondering if the new Symphony “delivery app” would bring me a Piña Colada. 
 

It wouldn’t. ☹️
 

 

 

LOL...that lazy app!!  How dare it!  😉 😄 

 

BTW:  At the airport in Spokane last week, I bought a bottle of their cheapest generic water.   I then looked at the price list.  The water was more expensive than a same size bottle of milk (regular or chocolate) and more than a soda.  😮 

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Meet & Mingle was well-attended. The usual welcome and prizes given out. But it was held in the Aquatheater, so not much mingling. Free mimosas, champagne, and rum punch. Pretty nice prizes for this cruise. Thermal spa passes. Free private time on the Flowrider ($500 value). At the end, they gave a lovely bottle of wine from Caymus Vineyards. 😊

 

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Great President’s talk this morning. Not all questions were answered to guest satisfaction, but I think it proved interesting just the same. 
 

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Outlined the timeline for new ship builds and land projects. 
 

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And of course, by now, you’ve heard that the 2020 President’s Cruise has been announced. They allowed those of us in attendance to “vote.” (Or so they say.)

 

There were a few options from which to choose. First up:

 

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^^That one was quite a popular choice. 
 

Next. Wait for it. 
 

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I know, right!? Better and better. 
 

Then, they got serious. 
 

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After a snafu with the date for the Allure Mediterranean Cruise was corrected, we learned that is the winner. 
 

The 2020 President’s Cruise will be on Allure of the Seas 10/25/20 round trip Barcelona.

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Sitting here with tea, legs up on couch with our pooches cuddles up and living the experience through you. Hall and Oats coming up soon?

Edited by MamaTene

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They gave away several great prizes here at the President’s talk as well. $50 OBC, $100 OBC, 50th Birthday logo products, dinners in the Specialty Restaurants, $1000 American Airlines vouchers, plus a free 3 or 4 night cruise, and a free Inaugural Odyssey of the Seas Cruise.

 

I clapped a lot for the winners. 

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2 minutes ago, MamaTene said:

Sitting here with tea, legs up on couch with our pooches cuddles up and living the experience through you. Hall and Oats coming up soon?


Hall & Oates on Day 7. 😁

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Made our commemorative coins today. You line up anytime during your assigned time. The line is long, but it moves pretty quickly. 
 

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The coins start out as solid, plain, flat discs.
 

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Everyone is given their coin and are given the option to swing the hammer themselves, or have help. 
 

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Hi aring75

Thanks for this live thread. I've only just caught up with it as I was aboard Allure for the last two weeks until yesterday.

I know it's probably unlikely but if you see any black shirted AV (audio visual) crew guys. One is Adolfo from Venezuela. Please say  'Hi" from me, his father in law👍

Edited by Esprit
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1 hour ago, Esprit said:

Hi aring75

Thanks for this live thread. I've only just caught up with it as I was aboard Allure for the last two weeks until yesterday.

I know it's probably unlikely but if you see any black shirted AV (audio visual) crew guys. One is Adolfo from Venezuela. Please say  'Hi" from me, his father in law👍


I will be on the lookout! 😀

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We had lunch today up on Deck 16. 
 

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Hooked Seafood serves dinner every night and lunch on sea days. They also have Happy Hour specials starting at 5:00pm. 
 

Lunch menu. 
 

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They start by bringing warm, buttery cheese biscuits to the table. 
 

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Mark ordered the grilled shrimp salad and I decided to try the clam & crab chowder. 
 

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23 hours ago, aring75 said:

 

 

Strawberry milkshake for Mark. Included with the beverage package. 
 

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I didn't realize Johnny Rockets milkshakes are available with the drinks package.  Good to know.  Thank you.

 

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We both tried the Maryland Crab Cake. 
 

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I thought the cole slaw had a little too much mayonnaise, but Mark ate it for me, so I guess he thought it was pretty good. 
 

I ate exactly zero French fries. There was way too much food. Next time, no apps. Or maybe no dessert...yeah, no apps. 

 

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Dessert was warm cherry pie with vanilla ice cream. 
 

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Thanks for all the fantastic photos and taking the time and effort to post for the benefit of all your followers.

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57 minutes ago, aring75 said:

We had lunch today up on Deck 16. 

 

Hooked Seafood serves dinner every night and lunch on sea days. They also have Happy Hour specials starting at 5:00pm. 

Lunch menu. 

 

How much is the Hooked lunch?

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Is that a raisin on that cheese biscuit? 😲 (Or was it just happy to see you 😉?)

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25 minutes ago, Lorey2007 said:

How much is the Hooked lunch?


I’m not sure how much it is at lunch. I just tried to look it up on the app and there’s just a dollar sign. 🤔 We have the unlimited dining package, so had a $0.00 bill, and only left a gratuity. 

 

I will find out. 

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14 minutes ago, Mainah said:

Is that a raisin on that cheese biscuit? 😲 (Or was it just happy to see you 😉?)


No. Nope. Nopity nope. 
 

The cheese biscuits have fresh scallions baked into them. Scallions are entirely acceptable. 😁

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51 minutes ago, Lorey2007 said:

How much is the Hooked lunch?


Ha! Found it. $19.99 for lunch. I don’t know if they ever offer any discounts or not. 

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23 minutes ago, aring75 said:


Ha! Found it. $19.99 for lunch. I don’t know if they ever offer any discounts or not. 

I think they have some great Happy Hour specials, like a lobster roll and a beer for $10. 

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So they have interactive games on the Boardwalk you can play using the RCCL app.

 

You line up your phone with the sign.

 

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Press the Boardwalk Game button on the app on your phone. 
 

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And it launches an interactive game using your phone. 
 

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