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"LIVE" from the Grandeur *Sept 2007*

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Hello everyone. . . It is once again, that I will be sailing the Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas ! Welcome !

 

I have sailed the Grandeur from Baltimore many times (5), and from Miami twice, but it is a great feeling to be on a beautiful ship that will be crusing to a beautiful place. . . Bermuda

 

Mrs Radio will be sailing with me, and she is very excited about this cruise ! My Mom and Dad will also be on board. They are doing a B2B that started 10 days ago (Canada / NE )

 

There are many people that I know on this cruise, because I have booked a small group (10 cabins, all freinds of Mrs Radio), that will be sailing with us.

 

In July, when I was in Bermuda last, the weather was very nice. We had a few showers, but all was well in Bermuda. I will try again to visit Crystal Caves, and I will be heading to "Destination Dockyard" again on Tuesday evening. I also plan to visit a beach that I heard about the last time I was in Bermuda, in St George (Tobbacco Bay Beach).

There will be a different Captain on this cruise, because Capt Rob Hempstead is on vacation. The new Captain will be Arnolf Remo.

 

My plan is to arrive at the Passenger Terminal (Cruise Maryland), by 11AM.

The forecast is calling for partly cloudy, and warm temps(81f), for Tuesday and Wednesday in Bermuda. Today's forecast is calling for sunny skies, mild (74f), while sailing down the Chesapeake Bay.

 

As always, I will be providing daily photos of the Grandeur, Public rooms, and beautiful Bermuda and daily commentary about the ship, and Bermuda highlights (pending, a valid wireless signal) .

 

I am glad you will be joining me this week, for this delightful cruise.

Thanks for tuning in ! !

 

Radio

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

 

 

The Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas at Cruise Maryland

 

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(photo Courtesy of MPA)

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I will be with you, and hope to see you on board. I have seen your pics, but with so many people, who knows. It will be my first cruise, so If I find you I may lean on your ear to get some advice. Hope to see you

Happy sailing.

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I just love you "Live" reports. I also love Bermuda. We will be on Grandeur next month for the Eastern Caribbean route. I am definitely looking forward to your report this time. Have a great cruise & keep us posted!

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I will be with you, and hope to see you on board. I have seen your pics, but with so many people, who knows. It will be my first cruise, so If I find you I may lean on your ear to get some advice. Hope to see you

Happy sailing.

 

I am sure you will see me. . . I always post twice a day from the Library (Radio Broadcast Office #1 ) or the Viking Crown Lounge (RBO#2).

 

Both area's have a great Wi-Fi Connection. . .

 

Radio

;) ;)

 

Radio Broadcast Office #1

 

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(July '07)

 

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We sail on Empress to Bermuda in 3 weeks and were on Grandeur's 13 day repo last fall to NOLA via Bermuda. We will be following your reports with great interest.

Rick and Deirdra

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Hi Radio...Mrs Radio.......thanks for letting us tag along! We love your live posts and all the beautiful pictures!! It sure sets the mood for all of us who will be cruising in the near future. ;)

Bermuda is on our list of cruises, ...so many cruises...so little time! :)

 

Have a wonderful time!!

 

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I always love reading your "Live" threads. We'll be doing this route on Oct 28th. Thanks for checking on the waitress for me. Have a great voyage!

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Bon Voyage Radio! We're looking forward to reading your posts from Grandeur. Nice ship; we've sailed her only once and enjoyed it.

 

We only live 5 minutes from a great vantage point to watch you sail past this evening - before you go under the Bay Bridge (from Downs Park - Pasadena). Just might go out and wave you by.

 

Enjoy the cruise!

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I always look out for your next "live" posts. I really enjoy and appreciate your great efforts in letting us cruise vicariously through you. Enjoy the Grandeur and Bermuda.

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Bon Voyage Radio and Mrs. Radio

Both my husband and I are looking forward to reading your live posts daily since our son and brand new daughter in law on on this cruise also. Dropped them off at 12:30 today for their first cruise. Can't wait to read your posts.

Have a wonderful time.

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Hello Everyone ! ! We made it on board the Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas. We arrived at the Terminal at about 11:00. When we walked in to Cruise Maryland. . . There were hardly any passengers in line.

 

I was able to walk over and say hi to signman (avid CC poster) He works as an RCI Check In Agent, and was very nice to us. It is the first time that I was able to talk with him for more than a minute ! He is very friendly ! Inside the Terminal there was a special place for all Diamond Members to have some Champagne, and Canapés, it was very nice !

 

They also had lemonade and cookies for all passengers. A wedding party was allowed to board at about 11:20, and we boarded the ship at about 11:30. We went and got some lunch at the Windjammer Marketplace on Deck 9. There we met many of the friends that would be sailing with us this week.

 

We have a Muster drill at 4:30, and we will be off at 5PM. Today is a lovely sunny day, with little humidity. The Baltimore Skyline looks great, and it should be a wonderful day to sail down the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Here are a few pics, that were taken today as we boarded. I will post several more tonight after Sailaway (Pending Internet Connection)

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

Radio

 

 

Ready to Board

 

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We Made It !

 

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Sunny Pool Deck !

 

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Pool and Viking Crown Lounge

 

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Spas on Deck 9

 

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More Pics Later ! !

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Hello Everyone ! ! We made it on board the Beautiful Grandeur of the Seas. We arrived at the Terminal at about 11:00. When we walked in to Cruise Maryland. . . There were hardly any passengers in line.

 

I was able to walk over and say hi to signman (avid CC poster) He works as an RCI Check In Agent, and was very nice to us. It is the first time that I was able to talk with him for more than a minute ! He is very friendly ! Inside the Terminal there was a special place for all Diamond Members to have some Champagne, and Canapés, it was very nice !

 

They also had lemonade and cookies for all passengers. A wedding party was allowed to board at about 11:20, and we boarded the ship at about 11:30. We went and got some lunch at the Windjammer Marketplace on Deck 9. There we met many of the friends that would be sailing with us this week.

 

We have a Muster drill at 4:30, and we will be off at 5PM. Today is a lovely sunny day, with little humidity. The Baltimore Skyline looks great, and it should be a wonderful day to sail down the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Here are a few pics, that were taken today as we boarded. I will post several more tonight after Sailaway (Pending Internet Connection)

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

Radio!

 

Good to hear you are on board! have fun!:D

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Pumbaamd,

We will be taking the 13 day repo this year to Tampa. Is the menu just repeated after 7 days or do they have different choices for each day? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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To the best of my aging memory, the menu was different each night. The food was very good. Lunch in the dining room was especially nice. Have a great time!

Rick

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Thanks for taking the time to post Radio and Mrs. Radio on your vacation. Can't wait to read your posts and view your photos every day. Enjoy your cruise.:D

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I am so glad you will be reporting this week. My son and his new bride are on their first cruise. We dropped them off around noon today and I am so happy they are able to experience a cruise for their honeymoon. I'll be reading your posts and looking at your pictures every day. If you run into Tom and Jen (Callou2131), tell them to have fun. DH and I have cruised many times and are thankful Tom and Jen are able to do it now too. thank you for your reports.

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Can you tell me if there are volleyball and basketball courts on the Grandeur?

 

There are no basketball or volleyball courts on the Grandeur.

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Yay-so glad we're cruising with Radio again! Makes my work day so much more enjoyable to follow your cruises!

Thanks for the efforts,

Tammy

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Hello everyone ! Sorry I wasn’t able to post again last night. To make a long story short. . . . My connection was very weak. I started off using my wireless broadband connection (VZW), and the wi-fi connection was very weak. . . But I am posting today at a very fast speed in the library, through my wi-fi connection.

 

We sailed yesterday at about 5:10pm. We navigated through the turning basin, and made it to the Key Bridge by 5:45. Mrs Radio and I went to dinner at the Great Gatsby Dining room. We have a very nice waiter (Leonardo), and the Bon Voyage Dinner was enjoyable. We were still at dinner when we went under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (715pm). . . The sunset was beautiful.

 

We went to the Welcome Aboard show, but arrived a little late. The Palladium Theatre was very crowded. Simeon Baker was the Cruise director and is very funny, and very friendly. The Casino Royale is a favorite spot of mine on a Cruise Ship, and we were able to help out the Revenue department, with our offerings !

 

A quick stop at Ben and Jerry’s, and we were off to the cabin (10pm) I started writing this post at that time, but my connection was very very bad. . . I knew we would be near Norfolk at 130am, but was too tired to stay up.

 

We turned our clocks one hour forward last night (Atlantic Time Zone). Today should be a day that is full of activities. Formal night is also tonight (sorry. . . no lobster, on a 5 night cruise), but the day should be a very relaxing day to get ready for a fun filled day in Bermuda tomorrow.

 

We have plans to do many things tomorrow, and our plans may change based on the weather. The pics I will post today are from our sail away, and our cabin. I should be able to post many more later today.

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

Radio

 

 

Beautiful Baltimore Skyline

 

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Almost at the Key Bridge

 

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Getting close to the Bay Bridge

 

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Our Cabin (D1 Starboard Aft Deck7)

 

 

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More Pics later ! !

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Thanks Radio, for taking us along with you. As always I look forward to your pictures and comments of your trips.

 

Hope the weather is good and that you and Mrs. Radio have a wonderful five days on the Grandeur.

 

Annieeee

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Hi Radios! Hope y'all are having fun...love your live reports...i am looking thru your photos....

 

if you think about it, do you know offhand if yo have any pix of an aft JS? I may have to s, have a great time.eitch cruises again and there was a deck 7 aft JS open so i am holding it....just wondering how they might be.....

 

or if any of you other fellow RC people have some pix....7652 specifically but any aft JS pix ould help!

 

tata

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Radio, I love your live posts and hope you have a great cruise. I could see the bridge and the Viking Crown lounge yesterday from my seats in the upper deck at Ravens Stadium. Then saw your smoke as she sailed away. Have a safe trip and Go RAVENS!!! Joe V.

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Hello everyone ! We are having a great time. I woke up early and used the Solarium Pool. We went to the Palladium to hear the Bermuda Shopping talk, and then to the Shops on Board (Mrs Radio’s favorite part of the ship !). The Casino Royale was much friendlier today. . . It worked out in my favor. . .

We have been in rough seas much of the day; they have closed the pool and Solarium due to 55mph gales. They have placed the bags at all stairwells. There seems to be many first time cruisers on board, and I don’t think that they expected the seas to be this rough. It seems however, to bee rough seas on the way to Bermuda, and on the final seas day home. The Captain seems to think it will be much better later this evening. They have added a mid day Matinee today in the Palladium, due to the pool closures. They have also just announced that the production Show tonight (My Romance) will be cancelled due to the weather. They will be offering 2 comedians, in place of the show.

For the Night Owls, there will be the 70’s Disco Inferno up in the Viking Crown Lounge.

We are still 382nm from Bermuda, and we should be picking up the Pilot by 8:30AM tomorrow morning, and the Capt. Suggested that we should be tied up at Kings Wharf by 10AM

Here are a few pics of today. I will try to post again tonight! Thanks for tuning in !

Radio

Viking Crown Lounge this morning, off the coast of Cape Hatteras

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Nice sculpture near the Palladium Theatre

 

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Rough weather started at about 10AM

 

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More pics later !

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Radio

 

My DH and I will be sailing on her in Oct. Please take good care of her for us.

 

I just love reading your LIVE posts. They are just great.

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Interesting about the lobster - we were on the 5 day on 8/19 to Bermuda and they served lobster, as a matter of fact, one of our tablemates got 2 helpings -

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Interesting about the lobster - we were on the 5 day on 8/19 to Bermuda and they served lobster, as a matter of fact, one of our tablemates got 2 helpings -

That was what I remembered as well... but I think it was not on formal night, which may be the source of some confusion, since the 5 day cruises only have one formal night.

 

In case you didn't notice, I've just published a photo album from that 8/19 cruise!

 

Theron

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I know your on vacation but would LOVE pics of these. Thsi will be my families first cruise and I have teo 7 year olds. Were so excited. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks Radio! Great pics and we're looking forward for more. 55mph winds? I know that is fun...

 

Keep your reports coming....

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