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BirdTravels on the Inaugural Voyage of the Encore to the Eastern Caribbean

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4 hours ago, VegasMIGolf said:

How was San Juan after dark?    Any recommendations as far as things to do outside of the immediate port?  Safety concerns?

Thanks

 No safety concerns. 
 

Yeah, there is a senior frogs at the dock. Most people ventured well Up the hill into the old city. Safe. But stores start to shut down. Bars are hopping. 
 

Today, the Encore is staying late with a 3000 passenger RCL ship. Lots of passengers and  Lots of crew in the city. 

At 8 pm it was 83 degrees and 81% humidity. 

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Time to fill a bag of laundry for $19.95. This is 2-day service turning in on Wednesday and returning Friday night. 
 

There was a 50% off pressing on embarkation day. 
 

And you can send you laundry out on any other day. Next day service. Or same day express. 
 

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6 hours ago, bound4somewhere said:

Thanks for all the photos and great info, Bird!  We're boarding this Sunday and your live TR is just what I need.  Happy to see that the Encore will be in the spirit of Christmas!

Kathy. We’ll try to bring her home in one piece. No more leaky pipes! (Reference post #131). 

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4 hours ago, coastcat said:

 

sorry found the answer 🙂

 

 

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5 hours ago, BirdTravels said:

Time to fill a bag of laundry for $19.95. This is 2-day service turning in on Wednesday and returning Friday night. 
 

There was a 50% off pressing on embarkation day. 
 

And you can send you laundry out on any other day. Next day service. Or same day express. 
 

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How big would you say that laundry bag is? I'm a chronic over-packer so maybe I can utilize if it holds half a week of laundry. 

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Thank you so much for sharing all of these fantastic pictures & helpful information.  Really enjoying this thread!

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3 hours ago, The_Portlandian said:

How big would you say that laundry bag is? I'm a chronic over-packer so maybe I can utilize if it holds half a week of laundry. 

The highly scientific measurement below shows that the laundry bag is a little over 2 dailies x 1 1/2 dailies. Which translates to 24” x 14”

 

Unless you are In a suite, it is a thin paper bag. There are a lot of suggestions on how to pack the bag without ripping it including using a pillow case or a trash bag you bring. We normally start with the laundry bag from the hotel we stayed pre-cruise to provide a little support. 

 

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3 hours ago, The_Portlandian said:

How big would you say that laundry bag is? I'm a chronic over-packer so maybe I can utilize if it holds half a week of laundry. 
 

Not enough coffee yet. a little over 2 dailies x 1 1/2 dailies. Which translates to 23” x 18”

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1 hour ago, BirdTravels said:

Good morning St Thomas 

 

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That dock and view looks familiar.  My turn in two weeks!! Thanks for all your posts! It's been a huge help in managing my expectations and also assisting in deciding what I want to be sure not to miss (i.e. Choir of Men)!! 

 

If you have any recommemdations for excursions in St. Thomas or Tortola or if you "do your own thing" that would be great!! 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 

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46 minutes ago, Jeremyg2 said:

If you have any recommemdations for excursions in St. Thomas or Tortola or if you "do your own thing" that would be great!! 

They have the safari open air taxis. Do it yourself is cheap enough

 

 

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17 hours ago, VegasMIGolf said:

How was San Juan after dark?    Any recommendations as far as things to do outside of the immediate port?  Safety concerns?

Thanks

There are restaurants and bars just up the hill from the port. 
 

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Thanks for the menus

So surf and turf has an upcharge...

But you can add a lobster tail to any entree for $19...or do they count it is as a second entree?

 

 

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On 11/25/2019 at 7:44 AM, BirdTravels said:

More Alcohol!

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And not alcohol

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No asterisk next to Veuve Clicquot. Looks I just saved myself 500.00

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