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Hello, Critics!  It's been a while since I did a review, I hope some of you remember me.  This cruise comes at a really good time for me, I'm unemployed! 🤓 I've been working at a large, national drug store chain since they bought out the little independent pharmacy I worked at in 2014.  I don't want to say which chain,  but, they have more than 3 letters in their name. 🤔

 

Well, they decided to close our store November 12 and move me to a different location.  I decided to take my cruise as scheduled and take the 2 weeks off before the cruise as "me time".  Whether I show up as scheduled after the cruise is still TBD.  I've been enjoying my semi-retirement.

 

So, Dale had been begging and begging and begging me to cruise with him forever and I finally gave in when he said my ex, Bendy Andy was coming along, too.  I've been having trouble with photos in my reviews and everyone is giving me different advice about how to make it work.  God knows, I don't have anything even remotely amusing to say, so, the pictures have to carry the load, so to speak.  So, if there are no pictures, I apologize in advance.  I'm going to try posting them 2 different ways, so, we'll see.  Pray for me. 

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Looking forward to the live review! Just booked oasis yesterday for Thanksgiving 2021. I know, 2 years from now..... 3 others booked before that though. Although 2 years away, we are excited about being on our 1st O-class since Allure in 2016.

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One of the things I've done before on cruises is the 26 Acts of Kindness, in remembrance of the Sandy Hook shooting.  It's hard to believe it's been almost 7 years.  I do little gift bags and hang them on random cabin doors, the few people I've seen find them, seem to enjoy them, so, I'm doing them again. 

 

I've also started doing Cruising Ducks, hiding little rubber ducks around the ship for people to find.   There's a couple of Facebook pages about that, Cruising Ducks-Original Group, Royal Caribbean Cruising Ducks and Carnival Cruising Ducks, if anybody wants to check that out.  The smiles on the kids' faces make that worthwhile. 😍

 

 

 

 

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So, here I am packing for my cruise like any other, normal person packs for a cruise.

 

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I'll be leaving my 2 cats behind.  They say, Hi to Lucy, up in the tundra! 

 

This is Nutmeg, she gets that skepticism from me.

 

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And, sweet Bindi, who I'm watching for a friend while she gets her life straightened out.  It's been 3 years...

 

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Being Thanksgiving weekend, air was hard to come by.  I ended up having to cash in frequent flyer miles and fly down Friday.  BooHoo to me, an extra day of vacation!  😂

 

Since Andy was cruising, naturally my thoughts turned to romance.  Could I find romance, like on the Love Boat?  Some nice, young man who was interested in an older, heavyset woman?  What would the Universe say, who was I likely to meet on this cruise?

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

This should be good.😊

 

You can say that again. There are a lot of great live reviewers but nobody makes me laugh out loud more than Maureen (or TheDougOut on the NCL boards). 

 

Maureen, promise me you will not behave yourself. 

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I guess I forgot I live in Lynchburg, VA.  Home of the Moral Majority.  I'm just gonna leave that right there. 🤐

 

I only got 1 hour of sleep, then up at 5am for my flight, no breakfast.

 

Despite the storms all across the Country, it was a beautiful day to fly in Lynchburg.

 

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I made it to Charlotte and I had a 4 hour layover and I was starving.

 

Luckily, I found the Bacardi Rum Bar.

 

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I had the Sofrito Chicken sandwich and it was fabulous.  I'm a huge fan of food porn (and other kinds, Hi Bob), so expect to see every morsel of food that passes my lips.

 

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There was something going on at the airport, lots of emergency personnel around this plane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I made it to Miami without incident, or, at least without an incident that affected ME. 🙄

 

I saw a statue  of a football player at the airport that may have been a real person?  I swear it moved.  I took a picture, but, it's too reflectavy,  glary.  See, this is why I need pictures, I'm just making words up!  

 

A quick Uber drive to my Airbnb and my vacation had truly begun.  Somehow, I was starving again, so, I took a quick picture of the sign over the poolhouse, which is my home for the next 2 days and headed out for dinner.

 

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Ironside Pizza and Cafe is literally around the corner, so, I headed there for a Margherita Pizza.

 

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I was not disappointed, it was Fabulous!  They don't serve alcohol there, but, they let you bring your own wine with no corkage fee.

 

Wait, did someone say wine?  A quick trip to Big Daddy's Liquor Store ( I didn't realize Dale owned a liquor store) and I had secured some wine for the cruise and just a little to hold me over until the cruise. 😂

 

So, that was Friday.  I'll be back with Saturday in a bit, heading out for dinner now.

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54 minutes ago, maureencruiser said:

So, here I am packing for my cruise like any other, normal person packs for a cruise.  I'll be leaving my 2 cats behind. 
 

They say, Hi to Lucy, up in the tundra! 


Take out a few pics and move a sentence and look what you get above.  You are right, Normal people leave their cats at home. LOL.

 

Lucy says hi back. 
 

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46 minutes ago, Yorkvillain said:

You can say that again. There are a lot of great live reviewers but nobody makes me laugh out loud more than Maureen (or TheDougOut on the NCL boards). 

 

Maureen, promise me you will not behave yourself. 

 

Maureen is the best, and she better not behave herself. It’s nice to see the legend back. 🙂❤️

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1 hour ago, WinksCruises said:

 Wait! What? Deets, please!

 

All right, Dale!  Because Winks asked, I give you permission to post that collage one more time! 

 

45 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

This should be good.😊

 

I promise to be good this time, Bob, I really do!  Especially in Cozumel! 

 

39 minutes ago, Yorkvillain said:

 

Maureen, promise me you will not behave yourself. 

 

I promise to tear it up on this cruise, Tim, especially in Cozumel! 

(Just don't tell Bob)

 

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3 minutes ago, maureencruiser said:

 

Sweet Lucy!  I hope you can see me, meaning the pictures, so far, so good!

 

So far so good with the photos. Nice job.

Although I’m sure in true maureencruiser fashion, the photos will all be offline a year from now. 😀 

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7 minutes ago, Yorkvillain said:

 

So far so good with the photos. Nice job.

Although I’m sure in true maureencruiser fashion, the photos will all be offline a year from now. 😀 


LOL, that long... I give the new ones from Coz 30 minutes of shelf life, and them getting progressively worse from right now. 
 

Let’s get rolling Maureen.

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2 hours ago, FloatMe said:

Looking forward to the live review! Just booked oasis yesterday for Thanksgiving 2021. I know, 2 years from now.....
 

 

To funny, we booked Oasis for Thanksgiving 2021 yesterday also.  Got a great price on six cabins and will be taking all the kids and grandkids for a family vacation.  Also trying to convince my brother and his family to go.  That would be another 14 people from California, so 25 total.  I need this vacation after hosting all of them for Thanksgiving.  Luckily DW and I have an Oceania Insignia coming up for this NYE.   

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2 hours ago, WinksCruises said:

 Wait! What? Deets, please!


It’s really a sorted tale. But we are a judge free zone and we embrace Maureen’s affair with Andy..

 

 

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Here’s where Andy found Maureen’s underwear last year on Harmony of the seas....

 

 

 

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Luckily DW and I have an Oceania Insignia coming up for this NYE.   


Nice! We have to wait until March. 25 people? WOW. Hope that works out & look forward to possibly seeing you on board!

I started a page for that sailing on the other social media site if you are interested.

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1 hour ago, Yorkvillain said:

 

So far so good with the photos. Nice job.

Although I’m sure in true maureencruiser fashion, the photos will all be offline a year from now. 😀 

 

That's what I'm talking about, I can't get them to stay. I'm the Snapchat of Cruise Critic.

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