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Live from the Inaugural Endeavor Sailing - Reykjavik Roundtrip - July 17, 2021


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3 hours ago, PaulMCO said:

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The need to house construction workers on board might partially explain why only 123 pax are on board 😳.  The sales reps should be counseling people buying the upcoming cruises in the next few weeks ( and should have been counseling all along recently  -- were they told?), that even though pax can still have a good time on board, there are still ongoing construction projects, problems and closed areas, and issues  with water, TV, etc for some pax.  

This forum is the first we heard about parts of the ship not being finished yet. I just read that Helos and submersibles will not be ready until November, but wasn't sure I would trust them yet even if they were so I was not counting on them.

 

DH is disappointed that the pool/jacuzzi area are not open yet, but maybe they will be by the time we board next week, and he is pleased that the gym also opened up.  Too bad we won't see a completed Atrium and Marketplace but we will not starve 🙂

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This tiny town of Husavik is so precious…I took tons of photos on our excursion. Hopefully I will update the blog someday 😀Every excursion has been beyond wonderful…this expedition team is top notch…A plus.
 

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We capped an outstanding day with Ericka in the Cove and then in Umi Uma…Sheila, Jay  and Martin took the best care of us. I have no words to describe the dining experience…Crystal folks know… (looking at you Gil and Arlene) … 

 

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Based on the photos, you have been blessed with wonderful weather by which to enjoy Iceland.  Thank you for posting, and I hope your anniversary cruise remains as wonderful as it has been for you so far.

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Kathie, I love your photos because they tell a wonderful story of not only what you and Timmy are experiencing but the happiness you both share.  Keep enjoying and keep smiling.

 

Keith

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We capped an outstanding day with Ericka in the Cove and then in Umi Uma…Sheila, Jay  and Martin took the best care of us. I have no words to describe the dining experience…Crystal folks know… (looking at you Gil and Arlene) … 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO you call yourselves friends but yet you torture us like this?   We had planned on sushi last night, too.  But our local sushi place is on vacation. I ended up with a greasy hamburger (But at least I made a good martini!)  🙂 

 

GREAT PHOTOS!

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Endeavor has an artist in residence…Bruce Pearson …a wonderful human being. He has encouraged my Sweetheart to revisit a long dormant love/talent…I’m grateful.

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Bruce is also an expert “birdguy”… 

I am so very sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with you all. We are fully engaged every waking minute and I fall into bed exhausted every evening…I promise a full review upon our return…today was so warm…66 degrees F.

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I hiked in search of waterfalls today…so many waterfalls 

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1 hour ago, krb1000 said:

I am so very sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with you all. We are fully engaged every waking minute and I fall into bed exhausted every evening…I promise a full review upon our return…today was so warm…66 degrees F.

We can wait.  You'll only be on the inaugural voyage once.

 

Roy

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4 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

We can wait.  You'll only be on the inaugural voyage once.

 

Roy

Agree with Roy! 
 

Although I have questions, I’m content to see your beautiful pictures and reading that you are too busy to post much has me giddy with excitement!  We are mostly packed, all four of our group got negative results in our COVID tests this morning and we will be on our overnight flight to Reykjavik this time tomorrow evening!  Hope your last few days continue to be amazing! 

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1 hour ago, krb1000 said:

Endeavor has an artist in residence…Bruce Pearson …a wonderful human being. He has encouraged my Sweetheart to revisit a long dormant love/talent…I’m grateful.

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Bruce is also an expert “birdguy”… 

I am so very sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with you all. We are fully engaged every waking minute and I fall into bed exhausted every evening…I promise a full review upon our return…today was so warm…66 degrees F.

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I hiked in search of waterfalls today…so many waterfalls 

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The pictures you have posted are wonderful, and please don't worry about not posting more frequently. I can identify with Timmie reconnecting with art. My Better Half discovered her love for drawing/painting on the 2020 World Cruise and now we are starting to run out of wall space for her creations! A nice problem to have!

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Do we have another Pencil Artist in our midst?  I know a really goof instructional book, and I bet I can get the author to autograph it!  🙂

 

You guys are having such a great time - soooo jealous!  Can't wait to hear all the details in person.

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Morning sun

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Endeavor as viewed from our Kayak 


 

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So much fun…Up to and including when we went into the drink and required rescuing…you’ll have to wait for those details 

❤️

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5 hours ago, krb1000 said:

Morning sun

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Endeavor as viewed from our Kayak 


 

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So much fun…Up to and including when we went into the drink and required rescuing…you’ll have to wait for those details 

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Beautiful weather too!  You guys are living right.

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It’s 11:58 pm on the last evening of a very memorable cruise. We had the time of our lives. Stunning ship, wonderful crew and super expedition team. The last night is always the saddest night.

Here’s a pic from today ..our last port..Heimaey…today was the only day that the weather did not cooperate …however we had an amazing excursion, which included more puffins❤️
 

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We travel to NY tomorrow and I hope to write a review here and update the blog over the next several weeks…keeping my fingers crossed that life doesn’t intervene too much.

Thank you all for following along … I truly appreciate the kind words and encouragement ❤️

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I’ve enjoyed and appreciated each post.  Your shared observations and photos are always terrific.  Shortly after I discovered Cruise Critic about 14 years ago and loved the “Live From” threads, I started one from our 3rd Crystal Cruise.  After 2 days I discovered that I could either blog OR enjoy the cruise. I couldn’t do both. Hats off to those who manage both, but this was such a special adventure for you two that being fully immersed in your trip was  the right choice.  You’ve been generous about sharing your trip.  
 

That being said, I would really like to hear all about it when you find time.  Thanks, and safe travels home.  

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Kathie,

 

I've enjoyed all of your posts and photos. I look forward to your review and additional comments as time permits.


Safe travels and thank you for taking us along with you and Timmy.

 

Keith 

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Kathie,

 

Your trip has been amazing and so glad you and Timmy had such a great journey.

 

thanks so much for your posts and superb photos.

 

safe travels home

 

nancy

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The Endeavor, ending its first cruise, returning to Midbakki in Reykjavik's Old harbor this morning:

 

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Pictures from: https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/iceland/reykjavik/miobakki-harbour-cam.html

 

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