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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Vwjo in Navigating Our Way To Perfect Day | Navigator of the Seas Not Live Blog 10/28/19 To 11/1/19   
    That is a great shot, @Matt should use it in his Friday Photos post
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from RWDW1204 in Navigating Our Way To Perfect Day | Navigator of the Seas Not Live Blog 10/28/19 To 11/1/19   
    That is a great shot, @Matt should use it in his Friday Photos post
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from CFL in Navigating Our Way To Perfect Day | Navigator of the Seas Not Live Blog 10/28/19 To 11/1/19   
    That is a great shot, @Matt should use it in his Friday Photos post
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    SolariumSnoozer reacted to Jaymac Radio in Navigating Our Way To Perfect Day | Navigator of the Seas Not Live Blog 10/28/19 To 11/1/19   
    Ok Well I Am Going To Jump A Little Bit Out Of Order. But We Are At Coco Cay Now!!! 
    The True "Blog" Will Start When I Get Back To My Computer At Home.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Jaymac Radio in Navigating Our Way To Perfect Day | Navigator of the Seas Not Live Blog 10/28/19 To 11/1/19   
    That is a great shot, @Matt should use it in his Friday Photos post
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Srp431 in The Magic of Majesty. August 2019 and then again in October   
    Following along, always enjoy your blogs and pictures, they provide great ideas for future cruises.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Wendylee in When to shop for flights?   
    I use Google flights, if you log in you can enable the price tracker and you will get an email whenever prices change.  I just booked a flight this week, Google caught a price decrease that only lasted for a few hours.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Rene Desmarais in When to shop for flights?   
    I use Google flights, if you log in you can enable the price tracker and you will get an email whenever prices change.  I just booked a flight this week, Google caught a price decrease that only lasted for a few hours.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Baked Alaska in When to shop for flights?   
    I use Google flights, if you log in you can enable the price tracker and you will get an email whenever prices change.  I just booked a flight this week, Google caught a price decrease that only lasted for a few hours.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Srp431 in Ovation Goes South to Hawaii Sept. 20, 2019   
    Thanks again for taking the time out of your cruise/vacation to take us along.  I always learn something new and truly enjoy following your blogs.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from twangster in Ovation Goes South to Hawaii Sept. 20, 2019   
    Thanks again for taking the time out of your cruise/vacation to take us along.  I always learn something new and truly enjoy following your blogs.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from mom2mybugs in Europe Here We Come! Vision of the Seas July 29,2019: 12 day Mediterranean/Greek Isles   
    Thanks for taking the time from your vacation to share with us, glad you had an amazing time.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Cam044 in Jacking up prices before a sale   
    I agree and follow this approach.  The issue I have is what appears to be false advertising.  I have been watching the VOOM pricing on a future cruise and it was priced at $15.99/day with no promotion attached.  Then, after watching this for 2 months I logged on and VOOM was promoted as on sale for 20% off with the same price $15.99/day.  Most likely VOOM was always discounted the 20% it was just not advertised but it could also be interpreted as Royal raised the price to promote a 20% discount at the same price.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from twangster in Empress B2B 14 nights On The Biggest Little Ship July 2019   
    Amazing picture, your blogs always have something new to see or learn.
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    SolariumSnoozer reacted to twangster in Empress B2B 14 nights On The Biggest Little Ship July 2019   
    With our fabulous dinner over around 10pm I was too full to retire so I changed into shorts and went for a walk outside on deck 6.  Venturing forward we were sailing into some sea mist from the warm waters yet cooling air and there were some clouds in the sky but I also glimpsed what I thought was something I've photographed before in the night sky.  So I went back to grab my camera and mini tripod.
    I've often sailed into the sunset but tonight we were sailing into the milky way.

    Capturing the milky way requires long exposures but on a moving ship in the ocean it took some playing around to find some settings that worked.  With the 10 to 15 second exposures I was using I managed to catch some lighting in a distant storm on the horizon.
    The bow is dark at night so the bridge crew can keep watch.  The long exposures captured enough light to make the bow look like it's illuminated but it isn't, that's just low levels of ambient light 

    The sea mist, clouds and moving ship didn't make for the best astrophotography conditions but I'm pleased with the results.  More lightning:

    On land the stars would be more precise and clear, that's the problem with shooting from a moving platform, but I'll take the results.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from mom2mybugs in Europe Here We Come! Vision of the Seas July 29,2019: 12 day Mediterranean/Greek Isles   
    Enjoy the cruise and happy belated anniversary, living vicariously through your adventure.  This is definitely on the bucket list just don't know how soon.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from Adam23 in Radiance Of The Seas Southbound - July 19-July 26   
    I will be following along, I have this same itinerary booked for next summer.  You have some great excursions book, can't wait to hear about them.  Enjoy your cruise. 
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    SolariumSnoozer reacted to mom2mybugs in Radiance Of The Seas Southbound - July 19-July 26   
    I just wanted to tell you I love your user name!!!!   Awesome!!! Jane
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from mom2mybugs in Radiance Of The Seas Southbound - July 19-July 26   
    I will be following along, I have this same itinerary booked for next summer.  You have some great excursions book, can't wait to hear about them.  Enjoy your cruise. 
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    SolariumSnoozer reacted to WAAAYTOOO in MSC has crashed ANOTHER ship into a dock, this time in Venice   
    ...and the RC internet developers....  oh, wait.....
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    SolariumSnoozer reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    I found some time to stitch together a series of video clips that I took in between taking still photos of our morning in Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.  11m52s
     
     
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    @twangster , thanks again for taking the time out of your vacation to share your experience and pictures with us.  One of your earlier Alaskan blogs caused me to book an Alaskan cruise.  This blog once again affirms that decision, making me happy I've booked the cruise but sad it's still 14 months away.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from JLMoran in Is JFK worth the hassle over EWR for international flights?   
    I have flown into JFK internationally a number of times and have not had any issues.  I live on long island, about 20 minutes from JFK, and on my last trip the time from gate to front door was just over an hour.   It was also 5AM so there was zero traffic.  On that trip I used Lyft, but normally I use a limo service which works equally well.  JFK has 6 terminals and each one is different.  If I researched it properly, Aer Lingus arrives at Terminal 5 and I have no experience with that terminal.  I always land at terminal 4 (Delta) which is a very large terminal so there is a lot of walking and a large curbside pickup area.  You need to arrange with your ride where you will be picked up, there are signs marked Passenger Area A-D, and whether the car will be on inside or outside road.  When you come out of the terminal you have to cross the street to the island and pickups can happen on either side of the island although Uber and Lyft are always on the outside.  I also highly recommend using the mobile passport app, it definitely saves time through customs.
    Truthfully, I think your biggest issue is not JFK but the car ride home.  The Belt Parkway and Staten Island Expressway can be a nightmare.  Accidents, construction and rubber necking can easily double the time it takes to get to NJ.  If you have any choices on arrival times I would try and stay away from morning and evening rush hour.
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    SolariumSnoozer got a reaction from twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Following along.  Can't wait to see your pictures.  I have an Alaskan cruise booked for summer 2020.  Thanks for taking the time from your vacation to share your experience.
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