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    Pookie got a reaction from Skigoofy in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Day 7:
    Time for the suitcases to show their ugly mugs again.🥺
    we decided to forego breakfast and just have coffee and bellinis this morning.
    All access tour was very good.  Different from on the Allure.  We liked that one better.  This particular tour started in the dining room(each stop someone from that area gave a speech) , then galley, I-95, laundry, then the bridge.  2 1/2 hours
    Izumi for lunch.  Very good as always!
    Back for more packing.
    B-I-N-G-O - I was down to one number for the free cruise.  I’m not that lucky.
    Tried the pizza at Sorrentos.  Not too bad.
    Lazed on the balcony for awhile watching a glorious sunset.
    Dinner on the balcony, a menagerie of our favorite foods from Chops, 150 Central and Giovannis.
    Dispersed tips to our room attendant Paolo, Room Service attendant Carlos, and most of all our Genie, Allan.
     



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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Day 6:
    We had breakfast and drinks delivered this morning then off to the Dolphin and Manatee Encounter.  There we had a ton of fun. I kissed a girl dolphin and a boy manatee.  I preferred the girl dolphin, so I don’t know what that says about me 😆
    Would not recommend lunch at the encounter. 🤢
    we purchased the photo shoot and it turned out awesome!
    grabbed a taxi and went down town for a real lunch and shopping, taxi back and port shopping.  Had enough of the shopping
    back on board, drinks and cookies waiting for us.
    cleaning up for a CK dinner!











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    Pookie got a reaction from Jaymac Radio in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Lots of technical problems, with both equipment and sound systems.  The show is EXTREMELY loud inside the room.  It actually woke me up and I was wearing earplugs...


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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    ANOTHER CAKE

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    150 Central Park. Excellent food and service!






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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Happy pre-Valentines Day!


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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Allan!

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    Pookie got a reaction from JLMoran in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Sushi class!  You will notice hubs put eyes on his shrimp...😁







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    Pookie got a reaction from JLMoran in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    The hubster just shot Fresca out his nose after reading this😆😆😆
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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Sunrise at sea and would you look at that? Someone did a pressed ham on the salty back window😆


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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Greeting room service like this today😁

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Today’s Tshirt:

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    What great day 4!
    Woke early, bellinis, mimosas, pot of coffee and Delaneys standing Starbucks order delivered right on time.
    We braved the Windjammer after all the liquids, I believe to Allan’s dismay.  Miss D can now say she’s been there, done that.  I think the deciding factor of not doing that again for her, was there were no mini croissants😁
    Allan met us at the elevator with his magic card and whisked off the ship at warp speed.  We then bumbled around the market place, smoking the numbers off our credit card then hopped right back on the ship.  We placed an order for Johnny Rockets and drinks with no ice with Allan and everything was delivered in about 20 minutes and we ate it on the balcony. Napped and now we are on our way out to Izumi for dinner.  
    And Delaney actually squealed when she saw what was waiting for her.  See pic for details😍
     
     




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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Day 3 pics










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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Here’s one for the censors.  And he’s going out in public wearing it.  We will see how long it takes for the light bulbs to flash on and the censorious looks to set in😁

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Day three happenings:
    After stuffing in enough breakfast to satisfy a medium sized whale, we heard the  Alpha, Alpha, Alpha call and shortly after a helicopter came. Hopefully that person is ok.  A second helicopter came and took the family.  Prayers for them.disembarkation was closed at that time as the helicopter lands on the pier.
    Once the first helicopter left, we waddled down the half mile of hall to meet Allen at the elevator where he used his magic card to whisk us straight down.  The timing was off when they reopened disembarkation.  We were standing off to the side and they started up the escalator from the floor above.  They were not letting people off yet and a whole crush of people came streaming down with nowhere to go.  We were amazed no one got hurt or mutilated.
    I believe they said it was 94 degrees. The trio of us sweaty Bettys traipsed about the island, taking gratuitous pics of ourselves and the scenery, then ended up Oceanside by the landing for the zip line watching people pretend to be birds.  Had some lunch which was ok at best. Then we hopped on a boat excursion that took us along the coast and came back.
    Jumped back on our ship, watched sail away from our balcony, snuck in a small nap, spruced ourselves up and went to Chefs table.
    Eight people did not show for this dinner.  At first they thought it was the family that had the medical emergency but it was not them. That would be understandable.  It was really awful of the no shows to do that after listening to how much time and effort was put into that meal, the timing involved in serving the food perfectly and holding up the rest of us at the table for over a half hour.  
    The meal was lovely, the mucho wino even lovelier, conversation was witty and the event took about three hours.  We rushed back to catch the Journey cover band from the balcony.  Journey is one of my favorite bands. This band made my ears bleed. They must have thought having the bass and the instruments cranked to the max helped deliver a stellar performance.  It did not.  You could barely hear the singer.  
    Pics of highlights in next post.
     
     
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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    We have a standing order for mimosas and bellinis every morning at 6:30 and before dinner cocktails. Hubs likes the tropical old fashions and I like Reisling. Delaney likes Shirley temples. I have them bring them with no ice in them. But they keep us stocked with ice so we add it when we were ready.  Today returning from Labadee, we stopped at the Schooner bar for those items, they weren’t quite open yet but they made us jack and diet, captain and diet and Miss D’s Shirley.  Got back to the suite and our regular drinks were waiting, sans ice, with a bucket of ice next to them!  So incredibly spoiled!
    Allan is absolutely a dream!  We already had gifts and he brought more!  They correspond to the things we said we liked ON THE SURVEY!  At the start of our cruise we gave him a bag of Michigan made and Michigan items.  Also quite a bit of candy.  Future Allan families note that he has a sweet tooth!

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    My thoughts were caught by the mountain of food entering the suite while I was blogging and also distracted by the fact that I was ravenous and wondering How Could That Possibly Be, which caused me to forget to add some visual bling to the last post.
    My focus is now back to its laser sharpness having had breakfast and a couple of bellinis.  I did ask they they ease up on the amount of food.  I hate to see waste. 
    Here are some shots from yesterday and a few from this morning:










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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Recap of day two:
    Pure unadulterated FUN.
    Breakfast and Starbucks brought to suite. Went walkabout, shopped, inspected several bars for alcohol content throughout the day, swimming, lounging on the afterdeck ( suite sun deck, which has been changed to only include sky, star and pinnacle members, had a Super Mario sighting, Playmakers lunch, hot dog for second lunch, lounged on our balcony with cocktails brought to the suite, and dinner at Giovannis where Allan came to chat, then another cake showed up for Delaney.  The waitstaff all greeted us by name.
    WHAT A GREAT DAY!
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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    It is all fixed!  And it looks more pleasing to the eye than the knife and fork😆
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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Never underestimate the power of redneck ingenuity.  The divider to the next suite squeaks at incredible decimals.  Waiting until a decent hour to let Allan know and see if something can be done.  
     
    It sounds like a nest of about 27 baby pterodactyls chirping in hungry angst..

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Currently rocking back and forth gently.  Awesome for sleeping. The divider between us and the next cabin was squeaking extremely loudly so we went out there and stuffed a towel between the handrail and the divider. Problem temporarily solved until they can either weld or replace😁
    Royal has gone above and beyond our expectations at this point!
    i had asked that the room filters be changed and they assured us 3 times, different people each time, that they were down. Daughter has severe asthma.
    Pre cruise I had asked for two feather body pillows, granted.  They are awesome!
    Asked for binoculars, 3 were waiting!
    i did bring a hammock, we asked if we could put it up and were told no.  No big deal to us..  I’m sure it’s for safety reasons but also they probably don’t want their ship looking like the Clampets have moved in. We already look like Jed, Granny and Ellie May....😁
    Being as there are three of us, we asked for a third lounger and they brought one of the ones from the pool area.  
    Allan asked if we wanted snacks for the Aqua 80s show and they brought an entire tray of SunChips, Lays and Doritos😮
    Everyone was all seated in the Aqua theatre and then they cancelled the show.  If we would have been in the crowd, I probably would have been irritated by that.
    breakfast will be here within the half hour.  I’m STARVING😆😆😆
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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    We’ll bring you a sampling of desserts they said...good grief..!

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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Because I am already in a self induced food coma (still good for more 
    alcohol though), my last post today will be a highlight reel of sail away . 
    I can tell you currently we are rocking and rolling with strong winds and high seas.
    Pretty confident there will be no Aqua 80s show tonight.

    Got him to do a selfie with me

    middle of magnified circle is my hubster waving at the Port of Miami camera..😆

    lots of money sitting idle

    miami beach

    Miami is just a memory now, see you right back here in a week😁
    more blogging tomorrow.  I swear I will!
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    Pookie got a reaction from JLMoran in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    We were set up for Uber this morning.  Two drivers cancelled because the cops wouldn’t let them through to the hotel.  One persevered and made it through. Had to loop around and come through the tunnel. Made it to the terminal at 10:03, hubster fought off any and all porters trying to make off with our luggage, stating he was under strict orders from me. 😁Made the guy who ended up as our porter show identification and swear on a bible under penalty of some slight mutilation that he was indeed a star porter.
    We turned down Joyce taking us aboard wanting to wait for Allen and to also absorb some of the ambience of the lovely suite lounge in the terminal.  Two minutes later Allen was there and he just awesome!
    Guess what was waiting in our room!
    Pretzel M & Ms!
    Check it out all the other bounty:









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