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They said that it would be just a few more minutes, and we could order a drink while we wait... I had a Patron margarita...

 

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Although I've read a number of your reviews, this is the first time I'm actually following along while it's "live." It's been interesting to follow along this way.  Does "C" think it's cool or weird that you do the live review?

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10 hours ago, sid_9169 said:

Well, I made it back on board from my adventure into San Juan... This is a good thing, because at one point, I thought that some locals had drugged us, and were going to harvest our organs... But, back to the beginning... We arrived earlier than expected, and were off the ship and into old San Juan within minutes... We wandered the beautiful streets, which are paved with bricks that look centuries old...

 

 

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Hey Sid, long time lurker here.  Love your reviews! 

 

So, these are really old.  These came over as ballast in the ships many, many moons ago.  Don't ask me why I have such a strange piece of info in my head.

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My morning routine was disrupted this morning. Coffee in hand, went to check on Sid’s Adventure in San Juan, but much to my dismay CC was doing an update. Thank goodness it’s back and my day is started the right way.

Thanks once again for the awesome pictures! 

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Old San Juan is my favorite cruise ship stop and I fell in love with the food and coconut mojito's at Punta De Vista last year, I hope you enjoyed your time and meal there too!

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Hey @sid_9169 just stopping in to say I hope you're having an amazing time! 

 

I just got home last night and suffering from jet lag and got a job interview to prep for, so probably won't have time to catch up with your thread until afterwards, but I did jump in and check you got that Vibe pass! Not that I doubted you would lol Enjoy!! 🙂 

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Ok, I just slept in wayyy late... I had three glasses of wine while I was uploading last night, and it hit me like a brick... I received a call this morning from Pam, (Jovo's assistant) and I'm going to be able to get some pictures inside the Haven tomorrow morning... Still no invite to the Haven restaurant, but the cruise isn't over yet...

 

When we left off, it looks like we had just arrived at Punto de Vista... After a few minutes, we were seated on the outdoor rooftop deck.

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I ordered another Patron margarita...

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We ordered two different apps, but I ended up eating most of both them... Octopus salad, which turned out to be spectacular...

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And, a crab salad, which interestingly, was served warm... This was also great.

 

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Now, it was time for the main event... Set your taste buds to stun... Number one. Engage...

 

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The shrimp and chicken mofongo with creamy garlic sauce... It was massive, and awesome...

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I went ahead and ordered one more margarita before it was time to go...

 

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On the way back, we ended up stopping in a couple of souvenir shops, and I actually ended up buying a few things. They have these masks, which are related to some kind of ancient ritual. I'll have to dig them out to get a picture... They're called vejigante... There was a piece of paper on the wall that explained it, but I only ended up getting the name. I'll look it up and read up on it when I get home...

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Pretty soon, we had walked all the way back to the ship...

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I can't believe that I ended up sleeping so late... Half the day is gone, and I want to try and get onshore soon. "C" already headed out into the shopping area, and I'm supposed to meet her at noon... Hopefully I can get my act together by then... I had some Starbucks coffee when I got up, but I'm still in a bit of a fog...

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@sid_9169

 

Really diggin on this review.  I think it’s one of your best (so far).  I’ve been “humming-hawing” about cruising on the Encore.  Now, I definitely want to sail her.

 

I do hope you get into the Haven as I’d love to see pics.

 

Thanks, again!

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On 12/3/2019 at 4:08 PM, sid_9169 said:

Fresh squeezed orange juice, no ice...

 

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That OJ looks so good!  I might have to get me one of them there auto-doohickey contraptions that makes it for you.  😉

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19 minutes ago, ColeThornton said:

 

 

That just seems like a bad word.  lol

If loving it is bad I don't want to be good!  Mofongo is sent from heaven.

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1 hour ago, sid_9169 said:

Now, it was time for the main event... Set your taste buds to stun... Number one. Engage...

 

 

 

The shrimp and chicken mofongo with creamy garlic sauce... It was massive, and awesome...

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I've had this there and I agree it was awesome!

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On 12/1/2019 at 11:37 AM, sid_9169 said:

Vibe passes in hand! I'll explain the hurdles we had to overcome in a bit... Upgrading my beverage package now.

Hey, there are 10 of us that really want vibe passes. Can you tell me what time we should be at the Port in order to be in the first/second group for boarding?

Thanks.

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17 hours ago, sns1009 said:

Your review is awesome!  I'm starting to regret booking on the Encore during spring break though.  Wish I could transfer to a different ship even after final payment.  Lesson learned - never book a new ship until reviews start coming in 😞  

 

Me too.

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Hey Sid - I'm finally all caught up with your review.  Love it.  I'm sitting at work craving some of those margaritas and mofongo.  So happy to be along for the ride. 

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