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    Colbysmom reacted to ellcee in Swim Dress Code   
    Sigh. Not to be disrespectful to your opinion but this hard to read and my eyes just rolled to the back of my head. Everyone should wear a swimsuit in the pool, if they so choose...whatever they may weigh. I say this as someone who refuses to wear a bathing suit because I think I look awful. Honestly, I love seeing confidence in anyone, no matter their weight. My issues are mine alone and I would never impose them on anyone else. We should all be comfortable in our skin and not make people feel bad for how they look.
     
     
    Even bigger sigh.
     
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    Colbysmom reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Look who made it to Instagram!   
    Featured on Royal’s Instagram page
    Congrats! @twangster 😊👏

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    Colbysmom reacted to ZMANATL in St. Thomas Kon tiki Party Boat   
    The Kon tiki party boat has been around for over 30 years..  Remember folks from a cruise in the 80's coming back from that tour and all had fun.  Figure if it's been around that long they must be doing something right.
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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Cruise Summary
    Wow!  What an awesome Alaska experience.
    There is a part of me that wants to say this was my best cruise to Alaska.  However looking back I thought the same thing on every Alaska cruise I've taken.  
    There are a couple of ways to interpret that sentiment but the truth is that Alaska is such an amazing destination that each cruise can top the last one.  Every visit to Alaska is different. 
    I chose to focus on Alaska on this cruise and in writing this trip report.  The ship itself is very similar to Anthem from a core ship experience.   Anyone who has sailed Anthem will feel right at home on Ovation.  Apologize for no menus and less about the on-board experience of Ovation, but I took this cruise for Alaska so that became the focus of this thread.
    There were some special aspects of this cruise and it starts with the itinerary.  This itinerary may never be repeated.  That would be a shame because it included a lot I love about Alaska.
    I was curious how an early season cruise would compare but now I'm sold on the idea that any time for an Alaska cruise season is the perfect time for an Alaska cruise.  
    I was also curious how Ovation of the Seas would compare to Radiance and Voyager class or Celebrity's Millennium class for an Alaska cruise, the ships I've sailed before to Alaska.  Each has features I like.  Looking back over this experience there is a lot to like about Quantum class in Alaska.  
    Great indoor pool space for families Great indoor Solarium for adults, one of the best in the fleet North Star (more on this below)   Two70° SeaPlex Flowrider New ship feel, new technology, new decor Great Windjammer experience (I have always liked the WJ on Quantum class) Great entertainment Better suite amenities including Coastal Kitchen Affordable balcony options for a reasonable fare difference I was curious how viewing angles would work out for glacier visits.  I prefer to move around during glacier visits and seeing everything from multiple perspectives.  I was very pleased with how this worked out on Ovation, better than I thought it would.  I didn't think I'd like the glass dividers in places on the top decks but they were a blessing at times to block the wind with large spaces between them I could still take pictures.
    Not everything was perfect.  These are areas that I felt had some room for improvement:
    The crew pressure wash the outer decks from 5am to 7am.  During this time they are closed.  This is a required maintenance exercise but they could have adjusted times to recognize the long days of Alaska.  Sunrise is around 5am.  Runners want to run.  Arrival into ports is often occurring at this time.   I don't recall this being an issue on any ship I've sailed before including three cruises on sister ship Anthem.   Smokers were complaining there was no where to smoke.  I don't smoke but I know if you close all the outdoor smoking areas at the same time to wash them down guests are going to break the rules and some did.   The Cruise Director lost an opportunity to hype certain events like sailing under the bridge in Vancouver or the fact that every port of call was an inaugural port of call.  The CD and staff seemed unaware that this was a special cruise itinerary or the ship's first ever visit to Alaska. Voom internet was a disappointment but if you have read this thread I've covered this already. North Star Experience.   North Star brings a new aspect to Alaska cruising allowing guests to see things from a very different angle.  This really sets Ovation apart from other ships that have sailed in Alaska.   Despite a single complimentary reservation for North Star I found great availability to enjoy it on standby basis.  Groups larger than 2 may find less enjoyment in the standby line unless they are willing to split up.  While the $49 charge during glacier visits was higher than I expected I understand why a charge is required.   Having done that extra cost version of the North Star Alaskan Experience I might even do it again. 
    I've devised some ideas how to reduce glare from the curved windows in my North Star photos that I look forward to trying in North Star in other regions before I return to Alaska and enjoy North Star there again.  For me North Star really has value in Alaska where in other regions it's simply a cool activity to do.  You get a bird's eye view just like an Eagle soaring in the sky above the ship.
    When I cruise Alaska my focus is Alaska and not ship entertainment or activities.  I have more cruises booked on Ovation in other regions some with many sea days.  This allowed me to skip entertainment or activities on this sailing knowing I can try them another time. 
    I did not visit the MDR once.  For my needs and a desire for a quick meal experience the Windjammer fulfilled my needs perfectly.  Despite some cool meals I ate most of them on the aft outdoor seating area for the Windjammer.  Daily complimentary room service breakfast was appreciated with a balcony to enjoy a coffee while watching marine life below or an incredible sunrise unfold in front of me.
    For Diamond Happy Hour the use of the entire Music Hall worked well but I still missed access to the Concierge Lounge, a stated benefit for Diamond Plus members.  I understand the reasoning offered for blocking access to the Concierge Lounge but it remains a disappointment.  
    If you've enjoyed my pictures in this thread what you may not understand is that mere photos don't do it justice.  To experience Alaska you have to go to Alaska.   I know Royal offers great entertainment and activities but I feel like Alaska is a destination where you shouldn't try to do everything on the ship just because it's offered and available for you.  A number of times I found myself nearly alone enjoying incredible scenery, peace and tranquility.  Apologies to Nick Weir and his incredible team that produce awesome Royal entertainment but I came for Alaska.  
    At times I put the camera down and just enjoyed the moment live and in person.  What you don't see in this thread are those moments.  Those are some of my best memories and for you to experience them you'll need to book a cruise to Alaska for yourself.
    Thanks for following along and I thank you for viewing.  
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    Colbysmom reacted to Skid in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Seriously @twangster you should publish a book of your fantastic photos. It would probably make the best seller list. Your skills are unbelievably amazing!
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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Juneau Excursion - Five Glacier Float Plane
    Conveniently located right next to the ship you'll find the float plane base for Wings Airways.  On previous visits it's been hard to miss the float planes coming and going all day long. 
    Looking for something different in Juneau I found the Five Glacier Float Plane excursion offered through Royal Caribbean on sale so as they say...YOLO, booked it.

    The DeHavilland Otter is by no means a new aircraft having been in service for decades.  They are the workhorse of the North.  Wings Airways has five of them.

    A map in their office illustrates our flight path.

    They also hand out a card with the names of the glaciers.  Glaciers will be Norris, Taku, Hole in the Wall and the West and East Twins.

    Our pilot greets us and we head down the ramp to the plane.  Our plane today is N339AK a.k.a. Red Stripe.


    The plane features bubble like windows that let you stick your camera or your head out to get fantastic views.
    Headsets are provided and a recorded sound track narrates our journey.

    We have a quick safety briefing and then we are off.

    A short taxi and take off and we rise up gently into the sky with an amazing view of the Celebrity Millennium as she was arriving in Juneau.
    The view looking back down Gastineau Channel with Juneau in the distance.

    The scenery is breath taking.




    You can see how the bubble windows let you get a great view in many directions.

    Our first glacier flyover.


    The surface of the glacier has numerous pools of glacier runoff water that have an amazing turquoise color.



    Different section of the glacier feature varying formations of glacial ice.


    We circle around and continue up the mountain range.






    It's hard to put into words the views and what we observe as we fly over them. 




    Massive waterfalls look tiny in the these photo.  The scale is hard to describe.


    The twins.  West on the far left, East on the right.


    On the flight up the left side has a better view but on the return the pilot gives the passengers on the right the awesome glacier views.

    Looking down the valley you can see the glacial silt from hundreds of years that has shaped Taku Inlet.

    Back over the glacier you can really see the differences as it progresses downslope.


    It's hard to fathom the scale of the size but the face is hundreds of feet tall.

    A section has recently broken off exposing the intricate details from within the glacier. 


    It's a pretty massive glacier.

    The river is tidal from where it connects with the Gastineau Channel that we sailed up to reach Juneau.  The ever changing nature of the glacial silt makes navigation challenging and the narration over the headset describes small boats that inevitably run aground and have to wait until high tide to free them. 

    On our return to Juneau I spot a sand bar that I spotted from the ship as we approached Juneau.

    We gently land on the water and begin to taxi back to the float plane base.


    What an amazing experience.  

    The rest of the fleet has arrived and is preparing to take waiting guests on their tours.


    Here is a ten minute video I put together from short clips I took in between taking still pictures and simply gazing out at the amazing views.
    When I booked this excursion I questioned if doing another flightseeing excursion was a wise idea since I booked the flight excursion in Icy Strait Point .  I'm so glad I kept both.  This flight flew very close over the surface of the glaciers and I really got a better appreciation of the differences in glacial ice formations along sections of the glacier. 
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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    The bow is a crew only area.  It's not unusual for off duty crew to use the bow at various times but particularly at notable times like arriving in port or at a glacier.
    Deck 13 above the bridge is the lower level of the solarium.  There are two bridge wings that are open from 6am to 6pm.
    There is a 0.8L kettle in my cabin.
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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Day Four - Icy Strait Point
    My day starts with an excursion booked through Royal Caribbean called Glacier Bay Flightseeing.  Originally $399 but offered on sale for $319. 
    The meeting point was inside the first building at the end of the pier where many excursions depart from. 

    It's very well organized with large displays that matched the number printed on my ticket.

    We boarded a bus for the 10-15 minute ride to the Hoonah airport.

    Our chariot to Glacier Bay on this occasion.

    The right seat or copilot's seat was offered so I jumped at the chance.

    On the taxi out to prepare for take off our pilot spotted a couple of deer.


    Soon we were airborne with a great view of the town and local marina.

    Not long after I spotted Icy Strait Point with the profile of a familiar ship in the distance.

    Hard to miss North Star.

    Our pilot made the turn and we headed off towards Glacier Bay. 

    Everyone gets a window seat!

    Alaska is quite beautiful.

    As we flew North and the peaks increased in altitude so did the amount of snow.

    In the distance I could make out the ice fields that feed the glaciers. 

    We were in the mountains now at an elevation of around 7,000 feet.

    The ice fields are massive.  It's hard to appreciate the scale but it's basically a sea of snow.

    What's amazing about this excursion is not only to see some glaciers, but to fly above and behind them, to see the ice fields that feed the many glaciers in this area.   

    Climbing still we head towards some of the highest peaks in this region. 


    You can see how the snow has deformed from it's own weight pushing down slope beginning the multi-decade process of moving towards the face of a glacier. 


    Flying in close proximity to the peaks and seeing this with your own eyes is incredible.  

    Pictures don't do this justice.
    Again you can see the snow where it has advanced downslope from it's own weight, like a land slide, compressing the layers below it into glacier ice and squeezing oxygen out in the process.

    At this point we are flying above a valley of snow and ice with peaks on both sides.

    In the distance another valley of glacial ice is approaching from the opposite direction.


    Flying beside these rock peaks is an incredible experience.  They are so beautiful and experiencing them up close like this will stay with me when I see a peak way off in the distance.

    More evidence of motion in the sea of snow and ice below us.


    We are literally flying around these peaks, not above them.

    As we descend along with the valley of glacial ice below us we begin to see signs of melting with pools of turquoise blue water on the surface.

    Turning around one more peak...

    We are presented a magnificent view of the John Hopkins Glacier as seen from the glacier.

    You can clearly see the moraine or dirt trails on top of the glacier.


    With a banking turn so both sides can see the glacier below us you somewhat appreciate how wide this glacier is but it's hard to fathom the scale of all this.

    At this point more peaks are right beside us.

    Then we turn to follow the channel of water, the John Hopkins Inlet.

    Turning the corner the scale of this all suddenly becomes clear when a tiny ship appears.

    Originally looking small next to the rising sides of the valley (and the highest peaks are well behind us) I realize it's the Norwegian Bliss.  The Bliss is pretty much the same size as Ovation being slightly smaller than Ovation by a narrow margin.  In other words it's a pretty massive cruise ship, the largest to visit Alaska until Ovation arrived on this cruise, yet it seems so small in the vastness of the space. 

    Seeing something familiar, a large cruise ship, set the scale for what we had just seen and it blew my mind just how big all of it really was.

    Continuing our flight down Glacier Bay I spot another glacier.  The Lamplugh Glacier, something the folks on the Bliss will reach soon after our flyover.




    Next is Reid Inlet and Reid Glacier.


    We continue to fly South back toward the entrance of Glacier Bay park and with the peaks of the mountain range behind the snow capped peaks of these smaller mountains give way to lush green vegetation below the snow line at lower elevations.

    It's all still very breathtaking and I could have taken many more pictures.

    A suspended frozen lake in a bowl on the side of this mountain.



    Our pilot does a fantastic job bringing us safely back towards Hoonah.

    In the distance to the South I spot the North Star.  Not that North Star...

    Ovation's North Star and Icy Strait Point.

    Our pilot spots a whale excursion boat so we bank overhead in time to see a whale surfacing near the excursion boat.  No pictures of that one, had to see it live.
    With the lush green land near Hoonah below us we gently land from where we had departed. 

    Back in our van and heading to Icy Strait Point my mind raced to process all that I had seen.

    Our driver dropped us off near the entrance to Icy Strait Point by the old cannery. 

    I chose to walk back to the ship along the shore.


    Here is this excursion compressed into a 7 minute video made from clips I took in between taking photographs.
    At the 3 minute mark is the John Hopkins glacier and around the 5 minute mark you can see Ovation at Icy Strait Point. 
    It's hard to put into words everything that I experienced on this excursion.  At $319 it was the most expensive excursion on this trip but I have to say it was well worth it.  I've heard naturalists and others countless times talking about "The Ice Fields" but now I've seen them first hand.  I can visualize the process of snow falling, compressing, hundreds of feet deep turning into glacial ice, having oxygen squeezed out and turning blue then slowly creeping it's way down a slope to the eventually find itself on the face of a glacier where we get to watch it calve countless years later.  
    Pretty awesome experience and I look forward to seeing Glacier Bay by ship now that Royal can begin sailing there in future years.  When I do all this will come flooding back to me having seen this same area from high above it and from the opposite perspective.
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    Colbysmom reacted to ScooterScott22 in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Ok, this is like “Where’s Waldo?”  We dropped in on the Cruise Critic meet and greet, since my wife was following this cruise on there.  One of the attendees took the mic asked if @twangster was in the room.  Only response was - the sound of crickets.  He made a few quite complementary remarks about your photos that you have shared and remarked he is looking to run into you.  
    Based on the pics you shared of sailing under Lionsgate I think I have might have a photo of you, if you were wearing dark pants and a grey Hoodie.
     
     

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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    On board!
    Will post boarding process here for anyone sailing another ship out of Vancouver in another post.
    Specialty dining offered from my agent booked.  Kümmelweck sandwiches consumed. 
    For now I can offer the North Star experience at a glacier has to be booked at Shore Excursion for $49.99 per person.  It's not loaded in the system yet so no signs or screen shots to share.
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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    My trip back toward my hotel meant a transfer from bus to train at Waterfront station so I took the opportunity to walk downtown on this slow Sunday evening and to visit the Canada Place cruise terminal.

    The side of the terminal that Holland America uses and the site of last weeks "kissing ships" when the two company vessels scraped balconies with each other.

    Ovation was still setting lines when I arrived.



    Beautiful skies tonight with the sun close to setting.


    One of Ovation's smoking areas captured from an angle you don't see too often.



    The proximity to downtown and easy access to the transit system make this a great port.





    With that it was approaching 9pm and time for me to head back to my hotel. With nearly 10 miles under my feet it was time to grab a sandwich at Subway and watch the latest episode of Game of Thrones in my hotel.
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    Colbysmom reacted to twangster in Ovation Goes North, Way North to Alaska! 11 Nights, May 13, 2019   
    Finally the 2019 Alaska cruise season is beginning and so has the single digit dance!
    Looking back I always put off an Alaska cruise despite all the good things I heard over and again.  Now I can't get enough.  This will be my fourth cruise to Alaska and hopefully it will not be my last.   Why did I wait so long to cruise to Alaska?  
    Itinerary
    Day              Port of Call                                        Arrive       Depart
    1                   Vancouver                                                            5pm
    2                   At Sea
    3                   At Sea
    4                   Icy Strait Point (ISP)                           9am        8pm
    5                   Sitka                                                      7am        6pm
    6                   Hubbard Glacier                                  8am        11am
    7                   Juneau                                                  7am        9pm
    8                   Skagway                                               7am        8:30pm
    9                   Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier     7am        12pm
    10                 At Sea
    11                 At Sea
    12                 Seattle                                                  6am

    source: CruiseCharts.com
    The Ship
    This is a special cruise in many ways.  This will be Ovation's first cruise to Alaska and the first time a Quantum class ship visits Alaska.  It will be the largest cruise ship ever to visit Alaska edging out the NCL Bliss by a small margin.  It's a repositioning itinerary unique for this season, starting in Vancouver and ending in Seattle.  There are two glaciers on the itinerary, Hubbard and Dawes.  The itinerary includes two ports not normally on Royal itineraries from the South - Sitka and Icy Straight Point.   It's eleven nights compared to the normal 7 night Alaska cruise.  This will be the earliest in the Alaska cruise season for me, beating out my previous early Alaska season cruise by several weeks.  
    Hubbard Glacier is pretty far North and it's not normally on Seattle based itineraries.  Sitka is infrequently on Royal itineraries.  Icy Strait Point is a favorite port for me and usually only found on Royal's North or South one-way Alaska itineraries.   
    When considering any Alaska cruise paying attention to the times in port is important and Royal has planned some awesome times in each port on this itinerary.
    Ovation is a "cold weather" ship which should pair very well with Alaska.  The ample sized indoor pool will be great for families leaving the beautiful Solarium for adults to enjoy the sweeping views forward as we sail the Alaskan inside passages.  Combined with the sweeping views aft from Two70° and this is shaping up to be a fantastic Alaska cruise experience.
    Pre-Cruise Plans
    I fly to Vancouver with a connection in Salt Lake City arriving noon the day before the cruise departs Vancouver.
    I found a nice but inexpensive hotel near the airport with a free airport shuttle.  Vancouver features a train system that will allow me to reach downtown pretty easily while saving substantially by not staying downtown.  
    Once settled I plan to visit downtown and may even head out to the Lion's Gate Bridge Sunday evening to watch Ovation arrive being the largest cruise ship ever to visit Vancouver harbor. 
    Cabin
    I normally scale back my cabin to Alaska so I can splurge on excursions but Ovation changes the math.  Quantum class ships have a much higher balcony cabin count relative to interior or ocean view cabins.  Because of the balcony cabin ratio on Ovation the marginal price difference to book a balcony was small enough to motivate me to spend a few extra hundred dollars and book a balcony plus it's eleven nights.  In years past an interior cabin was less than half the price of a balcony so the savings basically paid for the excursions.
    Consequently this year I am in a 2D ocean view balcony on deck 11 forward port side.  On these ships I like being close to the pool deck so I can take the stairs and my cabin is a few steps to the elevator lobby.
    Specialty Dining
    None planned.  My travel agent did throw in one specialty dinner so I'll probably visit Jamie's based on an Anthem cruise where I really enjoyed Jamie's over all the other options. 
    Excursions
    To experience Alaska you need to get out of the ports and see Alaska.  To this end I always plan a healthy Alaska excursion budget and this year's excursion budget approaches $900 per person.
    When I booked this cruise I grabbed a bunch of Royal excursions as place holders while I looked at all options.  Several cruise planner sales occurred and I was able to save hundreds by cancelling and rebooking my excursions.  With those price drops I couldn't find many cheaper options and all things being equal I always prefer booking excursion through Royal in case of itinerary changes.  I did find one Viator excursion in Sitka that looked interesting so I booked it outside of Royal.
    Icy Strait Point (ISP)
    With Royal gaining access to Glacier Bay in future years I thought a fly over Glacier Bay National Park would be a great way to look forward to a future visit by ship.

    Going on a bear hunt to shoot pictures has always appealed to me in ISP so these are my two excursions for this day leaving lots of time to explore ISP on my own.

    Sitka
    The raptor center in Sitka sounded like a great way to see some birds including (hopefully) some Eagles.  Throw in a nature walk and it sounded like a winner.

    Having hopefully seen bears by this point, I thought beers and bears sounded pretty good so I found this Viator option in Sitka. 

    Juneau
    Visiting Juneau I have always watched the float planes coming and going but always found something else to do.  So this year I am going to continue my small plane obsession and see some glaciers from the air in a SeaPlane.

    Skagway
    Glass blowing has always fascinated me and having done many of the other must do Skagway activities this year is going to blow.  I figure what better way to find a keepsake memento from an Alaska cruise than on a glassblowing activity leaving me a lot of daylight to explore Skagway on my own.

    Internet
    I bought Voom Surf and Stream on sale for $11.99 per day.  Given the 11 night duration this was more economical compared to buying it on board with my Crown and Anchor discount and waiting until day two. 
    While Ovation uses the newest O3b satellite platform I'm not sure that is going to help North in Alaska where O3b has "limited services".


    source: www.ses.com/our-coverage
    A Royal O3b enabled ship has never ventured this far North into the limited services area so I'm not sure what to expect from Voom.  If the ship switches to conventional satellite internet I know from past experiences that can be hit or miss at times while cruising Alaska.  Consequently this may not be a live blog and I might have to finish and post pictures once home.
    With that the count down continues...  more to come.
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    Colbysmom got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in New Table Please!   
    We took our oldest on a cruise when he was 5 we had a newly retired principal and teach at our table.  You could see when we sat down they had a confused look like someone was punking them.  As the week went on they confessed that they both agreed at the first of the cruise if there were any kids around at dinner they were going to ask to switch but stuck around all week and ended up sending us a lovely note after the cruise.  
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    Colbysmom got a reaction from Sweety in New Table Please!   
    We took our oldest on a cruise when he was 5 we had a newly retired principal and teach at our table.  You could see when we sat down they had a confused look like someone was punking them.  As the week went on they confessed that they both agreed at the first of the cruise if there were any kids around at dinner they were going to ask to switch but stuck around all week and ended up sending us a lovely note after the cruise.  
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    Colbysmom got a reaction from mom2mybugs in New Table Please!   
    We took our oldest on a cruise when he was 5 we had a newly retired principal and teach at our table.  You could see when we sat down they had a confused look like someone was punking them.  As the week went on they confessed that they both agreed at the first of the cruise if there were any kids around at dinner they were going to ask to switch but stuck around all week and ended up sending us a lovely note after the cruise.  
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    Colbysmom reacted to Andrew72681 in What's Still Missing?   
    Smoke free casinos. 
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    Colbysmom reacted to Sweety in Favorite Cruise Hack/ Tip   
    Small food containers are good for bacon for your hamburger at lunch.
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    I never buy the Voom package  since it gives me a chance to unplug from the world.   I always take dry erase markers that we use on the mirror to put where we are going to be.  Its an easy way to keep up with kids and husband.  If we travel with a group we put a dry erase board on the outside of our cabin door.  
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    I never buy the Voom package  since it gives me a chance to unplug from the world.   I always take dry erase markers that we use on the mirror to put where we are going to be.  Its an easy way to keep up with kids and husband.  If we travel with a group we put a dry erase board on the outside of our cabin door.  
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    I bring a bottle of Champagne and as soon as the room is ready I start chilling it and it is perfect for sail away.  Then my ice bucket is ready for my second bottle of wine.  
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    I bring a bottle of Champagne and as soon as the room is ready I start chilling it and it is perfect for sail away.  Then my ice bucket is ready for my second bottle of wine.  
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    How do they sell that bit of Heaven so cheap!? 😊
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    How do they sell that bit of Heaven so cheap!? 😊
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    We have used car air fresheners and just put them on the air vent.  Works great!
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