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2 hours ago, atexsix said:

So Canadian waters are closed to ships after all.  Someone royally ripped me for suggesting such a thing a few months ago and not too kindly.

 

I really hope that another CC poster--Heidi13--will respond to my post as well as yours.  He is a Canadian and an experienced cruise ship Captain.  He and I have had a few conversations about the maritime traffic scheme situation in the Strait in the past.  There has been no input from the gentleman since cruising from Seattle began.  He knows more than any of us, I suspect, as to what has taken place with regard to the navigation of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  

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3 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

I just had to have a Dive-In burger with pommes frites.

I somehow went the entire week without hitting up the Dive-In. There were several late nights I would have devoured some cheese fries, but with it closing at 5:30 it just never worked for me. 

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22 minutes ago, Brentt_M said:

I somehow went the entire week without hitting up the Dive-In. There were several late nights I would have devoured some cheese fries, but with it closing at 5:30 it just never worked for me. 

I cannot get through a cruise without at least one order of those fries from the Dive In!  I agree, the closing time is way too early.

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2 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

You use your "printed out at home" boarding passes - they come complete with a scannable bar code - to get on the ship and then will find your room keys/ship I.D.'s inside a plain white #10 envelope which measures 4 1/8" by 9 1/2" with a solid front, no window, and a basic flap on the rear, affixed to/in the interior of, the metal mailbox located on the right side, of your room  approx. 5 1/2' above the solid deck level, not counting the carpet in the public corridor fronting that stateroom door......

You crack me up.

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1 hour ago, jhsocal said:

Cooper, really enjoying the details and cabin pictures. was there a reception for Mariners?

On our 2019 cruise on "K" there was a reception for Mariner 3 and above in Crows Nest.

 

There was a reception for 4 & 5 Star Mariners this morning (1st sea day) in the Ocean Bar. It was well attended and the Capt and HD (plus some others)  made an appearance. There will be a second event on Friday (2nd/last sea day)

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1 hour ago, aliaschief said:

Location location location! Albeit slow but we have had pretty useable Wi Fi in our cabin. 
 

Maybe because the cabin next to us on deck seven is the Pinnacle Suite.

 

You might just be on to something Bruce! The rather dull light inside my cranium got a little brighter so I just relocated to inside the NL and the weather/WIFI is just fine in there. I'm planning on spending the night in here tonight behind the curtain, on the sofa, with the French Made, I mean Professor Plum, and the metal wrench

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No photo description available.

 

Seattle is one of the ports with plug-in electrical shore power for ships. A good look at the unit as Captain Baaijens was backing his ship into Elliott Bay

 

May be an image of outdoors

 

Saying bye bye to The Emerald City

 

May be an image of outdoors

 

The multi-level, adjustable shore-side gangway retracted upon our departure

 

May be an image of outdoors

 

The Space Needle, built for the 1962 World's Fair

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2 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

You use your "printed out at home" boarding passes - they come complete with a scannable bar code - to get on the ship and then will find your room keys/ship I.D.'s inside a plain white #10 envelope which measures 4 1/8" by 9 1/2" with a solid front, no window, and a basic flap on the rear, affixed to/in the interior of, the metal mailbox located on the right side, of your room  approx. 5 1/2' above the solid deck level, not counting the carpet in the public corridor fronting that stateroom door......

 

You have to print the boarding pass? You can't you the Navigator app?

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I have been away from the dam boards a while... are there nightlights in the bathrooms yet? It was nice to have that on the Celebrity Summit. Otherwise I need to pack the usual click light (or the multi color vodka promo light from a foodie event!) 

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17 minutes ago, Boytjie said:

I have been away from the dam boards a while... are there nightlights in the bathrooms yet? It was nice to have that on the Celebrity Summit. Otherwise I need to pack the usual click light (or the multi color vodka promo light from a foodie event!) 

My neptune suite last week had a night light.

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Has anyone tried the mobile ordering from the navigator app for dive in or NY pizza? Seems to be a good way to get the cheese fries and cannonball 

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At 6:30 PM (Sat evening) we made our way to the Tamarind Bar, formerly the Silk Den Bar, for our long awaited meet with Alias Chief, aka Bruce and his wife Sue, both long-time U.S. Air Force vets so I was obliged to salute both. He is a rock star and she a stud muffin! All kidding aside, really nice folks with lots of interesting tales from their service to our country! Really glad to finally hook up with both!

 

The four of us had a 7:00 PM dinner reservation at the co-located Tamarind Restaurant which we were all looking forward to. The menu in there has changed, especially when it comes to the entrees. Also gone, of course Covid-related, is the incredible "expanding" napkin. We had a very pleasant and interesting dinner conversation and a nice meal consisting of Krupuk (Indonesian shrimp crackers) the Satay (Sate) sampler, red curry chicken cheesecake for desert and a cocktail called "Penicillin," and an espresso afterwards

 

post dinner, we spent time listening to the B.B. King All-Stars (packed house) and the two piano players (also crowded). One could not help but notice the casino doing very good business, it also was packed! 

 

We called it a night around 11:30 PM and were rocked to sleep by the motion in the ocean as Nieuw A sailed northbound in the Pacific off the west coast of big Vancouver Island. Embarkation day was in the books!  

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42 minutes ago, Boytjie said:

 

You have to print the boarding pass? You can't you the Navigator app?

 

You can use the Navigator app, yes but I'm stuck in the 8-track era!

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38 minutes ago, Boytjie said:

I have been away from the dam boards a while... are there nightlights in the bathrooms yet? It was nice to have that on the Celebrity Summit. Otherwise I need to pack the usual click light (or the multi color vodka promo light from a foodie event!) 

 

Yes we have a purple glowing night light in our bathroom. I was under the impression it was to terminate, with extreme prejudice, flies that made it on the Nieuw A despite the dapper efforts by the ship's exterminator, a weightlifter/body builder from Austria   

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2 hours ago, zgscl said:

Has anyone tried the mobile ordering from the navigator app for dive in or NY pizza? Seems to be a good way to get the cheese fries and cannonball 

We ordered Dive-In and Pizza on the July 24th Cruise through the App and it worked great.  It lets you know that they received the Order, it’s being filled and when it’s done.  We love the Fries and somedays ordered just some Cheese Fries for pick up.  You can custom order, too, if you want extra sauce, no tomatoes, etc.  

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, idiebabe said:

We ordered Dive-In and Pizza on the July 24th Cruise through the App and it worked great.  It lets you know that they received the Order, it’s being filled and when it’s done.  We love the Fires and somedays ordered just some Cheese Fries for pick up.  You can custom order, too, if you want extra sauce, no tomatoes, etc.  

Thanks, can’t wait to try it next week!

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12 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

At 6:30 PM (Sat evening) we made our way to the Tamarind Bar, formerly the Silk Den Bar, for our long awaited meet with Alias Chief, aka Bruce and his wife Sue, both long-time U.S. Air Force vets so I was obliged to salute both. He is a rock star and she a stud muffin! All kidding aside, really nice folks with lots of interesting tales from their service to our country! Really glad to finally hook up with both!

 

The four of us had a 7:00 PM dinner reservation at the co-located Tamarind Restaurant which we were all looking forward to. The menu in there has changed, especially when it comes to the entrees. Also gone, of course Covid-related, is the incredible "expanding" napkin. We had a very pleasant and interesting dinner conversation and a nice meal consisting of Krupuk (Indonesian shrimp crackers) the Satay (Sate) sampler, red curry chicken cheesecake for desert and a cocktail called "Penicillin," and an espresso afterwards

 

post dinner, we spent time listening to the B.B. King All-Stars (packed house) and the two piano players (also crowded). One could not help but notice the casino doing very good business, it also was packed! 

 

We called it a night around 11:30 PM and were rocked to sleep by the motion in the ocean as Nieuw A sailed northbound in the Pacific off the west coast of big Vancouver Island. Embarkation day was in the books!  

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John really a rock star? How about an old coot

 

12 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

At 6:30 PM (Sat evening) we made our way to the Tamarind Bar, formerly the Silk Den Bar, for our long awaited meet with Alias Chief, aka Bruce and his wife Sue, both long-time U.S. Air Force vets so I was obliged to salute both. He is a rock star and she a stud muffin! All kidding aside, really nice folks with lots of interesting tales from their service to our country! Really glad to finally hook up with both!

 

The four of us had a 7:00 PM dinner reservation at the co-located Tamarind Restaurant which we were all looking forward to. The menu in there has changed, especially when it comes to the entrees. Also gone, of course Covid-related, is the incredible "expanding" napkin. We had a very pleasant and interesting dinner conversation and a nice meal consisting of Krupuk (Indonesian shrimp crackers) the Satay (Sate) sampler, red curry chicken cheesecake for desert and a cocktail called "Penicillin," and an espresso afterwards

 

post dinner, we spent time listening to the B.B. King All-Stars (packed house) and the two piano players (also crowded). One could not help but notice the casino doing very good business, it also was packed! 

 

We called it a night around 11:30 PM and were rocked to sleep by the motion in the ocean as Nieuw A sailed northbound in the Pacific off the west coast of big Vancouver Island. Embarkation day was in the books!  

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12 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

At 6:30 PM (Sat evening) we made our way to the Tamarind Bar, formerly the Silk Den Bar, for our long awaited meet with Alias Chief, aka Bruce and his wife Sue, both long-time U.S. Air Force vets so I was obliged to salute both. He is a rock star and she a stud muffin! All kidding aside, really nice folks with lots of interesting tales from their service to our country! Really glad to finally hook up with both!

 

The four of us had a 7:00 PM dinner reservation at the co-located Tamarind Restaurant which we were all looking forward to. The menu in there has changed, especially when it comes to the entrees. Also gone, of course Covid-related, is the incredible "expanding" napkin. We had a very pleasant and interesting dinner conversation and a nice meal consisting of Krupuk (Indonesian shrimp crackers) the Satay (Sate) sampler, red curry chicken cheesecake for desert and a cocktail called "Penicillin," and an espresso afterwards

 

post dinner, we spent time listening to the B.B. King All-Stars (packed house) and the two piano players (also crowded). One could not help but notice the casino doing very good business, it also was packed! 

 

We called it a night around 11:30 PM and were rocked to sleep by the motion in the ocean as Nieuw A sailed northbound in the Pacific off the west coast of big Vancouver Island. Embarkation day was in the books!  

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John, A rock star? How about an old coot who has visible signs of gravity displasia! Another great night in Nami Sushi!

 

Me and stud muffin ( she’s still pondering over that) really enjoyed our evening with you and Maria.

 

So far the cruise is as one remembers except mask. As we are getting closer to Juneau the scenery is picking up. A cooler 56 degrees this morning. See you out and about!

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4 hours ago, aliaschief said:

John really a rock star? How about an old coot

 

 

John, A rock star? How about an old coot who has visible signs of gravity displasia! Another great night in Nami Sushi!

 

Me and stud muffin ( she’s still pondering over that) really enjoyed our evening with you and Maria.

 

So far the cruise is as one remembers except mask. As we are getting closer to Juneau the scenery is picking up. A cooler 56 degrees this morning. See you out and about!

Bruce, how was the Mask requirement in BB King.  Were they required in there?  How about the other Lounges like Billboard?

 

Thanks!

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