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  1. Hey everyone! These past couple of days have been fun, and full of activities, excursions, shows, and food! Because of how busy I've been on this cruise, I haven't had much time to write and sort through pictures to post here on the blog. The WiFi here onboard has also been slow and dropping out at some points, making things a lot harder as well. To add even more fun to this, pictures aren't properly transferring from my SD Card to my computer, so I will need to figure that out tomorrow. I'm hoping I'll have some time to catch up on writing and fixing my picture issues tomorrow and t
  2. Thanks! I was expecting it to be fully booked, but luckily it wasn't. The Concierge was able to get us a slot early in the morning when we should be sailing past some beautiful glaciers.
  3. Ship Update We're on the ship! Ovation does feel smaller than any of the Oasis Class ships, but of course that was expected. She is still huge, and will be a great place to spend two weeks while touring Alaska! We have Coastal Kitchen booked for 6:30pm tonight, and we are planning to go see the virtual symphony at two70 after dinner. At 5pm we hope to go to the Concierge Lounge to speak with our Concierge Representative, Nadia, to book the "North Star Premium Extended Ride Experience." I didn't see it on our cruise planner at home, so I hope it isn't fully booked already. @twangster
  4. Airport Update And now the 2.5 week adventure begins... We are now at the airport waiting on the flight to Seattle. Only 20 minutes until we board on the flight! We aren't even in Seattle yet and I already have a story for the blog... How exciting! While sitting down at the gate we see that a passenger from the previous flight was being arrested for excessive intoxication. Sounds like their vacation isn't going to plan anymore! Hope we don't have any other crazy things happen to us on this trip. Fingers crossed that there aren't any crazy Canadians, Seattlites, or cruisers on this va
  5. Only 6 minutes? That isn't too bad, we do have a lot of bags though so it might make it a little harder. Welcome to the cruising life! Hope you enjoy your cruise on Ovation later this summer. There are two formal nights, day two and day six. You can still dress casual if you wish, or formal every night if you want! There is also a 70s Disco night on day three if dressing up for theme nights is your thing. If you want to see an Ovation cruise compass that shows the events and activities from a previous week, here's the link: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/cruise-compasses/ovation-of
  6. Thanks for the diagram! Will definitely choose taxi over uber then. Might be cheaper if there's some surge pricing. We will be walking or using tours to get around Seattle, so we won't be using a rental car luckily. Thanks for the tips!
  7. Ah, well enjoy your time on Anthem, even if it's for the people!
  8. Now that would be a cruise! Hope you enjoy the blog Uh oh.. That doesn't sound fun. Is there any public transport options that are quicker? Looking at the terminal map it looks like everything is far from the actual check in area...
  9. Thanks for the tips. Will be sure to tell them once we arrive on board. Hope it goes well!
  10. It really is a trip of a lifetime! Hope you the vacation, albeit virtually! I'm really excited too! Hope you enjoy the pics, blog, and scopes! Thank you! Hope you enjoy. Hey Joe! Glad to be back and hope you enjoy following along again. Hoping I will too! Have fun on this virtual journey! Hopefully this will be even better than the last! Hope you enjoy the scopes and blog!
  11. Thanks for the tips about moving cabins. We were really spoiled last year with customs; EU Customs is a lot easier than CBP!
  12. The Alaskan Cruise Experience Last year while on Symphony, we used NextCruise to book a vacation for this summer and decided on skipping the beach again and enjoying the cold temperatures (oh, and the views) of Alaska. There's also dog sledding and puppies in Alaska so that's a big plus too! I plan to get lots of pictures and videos of the Alaskan scenery, and will also be live streaming parts of my adventure on Periscope (if possible, Alaska is too far north for VOOM). I will be traveling with my parents again and we are all excited for our fourth cruise together. This cruise will be a Ba
  13. I'm also on Ovation for this cruise, and I find it ironic that we're actually in Victoria, BC for 4th of July! Excited for this cruise and maybe we'll see you around the ship. Enjoy your cruise!
  14. Yes, all WOW Bands are made of a waterproof silicone that houses the RFID chip that makes them work.
  15. Ovation June 28th and July 5th 2019 in Alaska
  16. I thought Michele was a great CD, lots of energy! I think he would be great on a Caribbean, and think Love and Marriage with him would be funny, as would Quest. Really wish they were on SY but I guess the multilingual aspect can't allow for that. Thought 80s Party was fun with him, and thought he did well with that. I do think Tim Connor did better with the 60s(?) on Allure better though, again, my be appealing to multiple nationalities and languages again. I'm hoping that I can write soon, but school studies start back up tomorrow, and I don't think anything will be happening
  17. Wahhh??!? NO! We loved Margot.... Glad we got to experience SY with her on her final weeks. Trip was great BTW, haven't had the chance to write anything.
  18. There are some things that are really gross, but it’s not a full on health hazard, just feels like it. I don’t see any black mold, just lots of mildew and stains. Floor? That’s bad. I may have done that because of the sheets, but the carpet is worse, so I just ruffed it out. 5 hours?!?! That’s horrible. I had a 2 hour delay one time, and I thought that was bad. Thanks for the wishes!
  19. PCD is fine atm, but this journey has been a crapper. I’m currently updating you from Charlotte, and not home. The flight to CLT got in the air on time, but had to divert back to Barcelona 1 hr in right as we were about to hit open water (not literally ) because a mechanical issue wouldn’t allow us to fly over the pond. We went back, got the ok from maintenance to fly, and then got back into the air after about 1 hour and 30 minutes on the ground. We of course missed our connection, and the rebooking and hotel situation was a n i g h t m a r e. Line for passport control was long as all of th
  20. I booked Ovation 2019 July too on my current cruise! What July date?
  21. Wow, you guys are right, doing a blog about the trip certainly does have its perks! I’ve been invited today (sea day) to go up to the navigation bridge for a tour and for pictures! Except a full post about that and the people that made this happen!
  22. @twangster James (the Chief Meteorologist) showed your picture of Mariner (I think) on his weather show on RCTV! Really cool to see that lol
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