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“Into the Unknown” … Independence OTS (Holiday sailing) – 12/29/2018-1/3/2019

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Just now, Trainfan said:

We are on this Cruise as well and I think that the pool deck is fantastic.  We have not sailed in Indy before, so I can’t speak to what is new or not new but the three area setup we think works really well 

I agree. Splash away Bay is a great addition for the kids.

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Still awesome!

 

Does Playmakers offer only the two available espn Caribbean channels or is more like a real sports bar?

 

I love the Fish and Ships idea, but agree that there shouldn't be an extra charge, or at the most the prices should be about half those.

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41 minutes ago, FlowBro Ty said:

My Opinion Is The Splashaway Bay Looks Smaller Than The Old H2O Zone.

From I saw in the pictures, it also looks smaller than the old H2O zone but added the slides that make it great for kids though. 

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14 minutes ago, Floski said:

Thanks!

Go ahead and get a beverage and put it on JL's tab...

Lol!  @JLMoran you owe me a drink! 😆

Just the Caribbean ESPN channels and Sports 24 (no clue what that is. I’m Canadian, we just watch hockey 😉).

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22 minutes ago, Floski said:

Still awesome!

 

Does Playmakers offer only the two available espn Caribbean channels or is more like a real sports bar?

 

 

Very much like a “real” sports bar Full line up of games.  On Sunday that had at least 5 different NFL games on at the same time 

it was also packed, and a ton of fun    A great addition  in my opinion 

 

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2 minutes ago, Joe01 said:

Being a Brit, Fish & Ships is a good idea for the British market but I think for the sailings out of Florida, they should replace it. And looking at your photo, it is way too expensive.

Happy New Year - loving the blog so far.

Thanks for following @Joe01! And for the record, Jamie (CD) and Daniel are great. I have not ever had the pleasure of sailing with Abe or Marc yet, but my favourites so far are (in order): Tim (😥still sad that he is gone), Hugo, Jamie, and Clo.

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After some drinks in the Diamond Lounge, I literally stumbled my way back to the stateroom to meet my family for dinner. I was worried that I accidentally had too many Cosmos but it was actually the ship that was rocking like crazy! The motion is really bad tonight. Worse so far during whole sailing. I took some Gravol before dinner, so did D12, but unfortunately while that took away the nausea, the combination of Cosmos and Gravol made for a very sleepy meal at Giovanni’s.

Giovanni’s menu:

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Soup of the day: Lentil soup

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Gamberetti Alla Ligure

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Pork Belly

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Carbonara

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Filet Mignon

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Desert here is served off a tray. You pick whatever you want.

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This is what we missed from the MDR.

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Giovanni’s was good. Way better than eating in the MDR. I was fighting to stay awake so that was the only negative to the meal. 

A few things to note here. I know from these boards that there are many Giovanni’s fans out there. We came to a unanimous desision that we prefer Jamie’s over Giovanni’s. There was nothing at Giovanni’s that really stood out. Second thing is that for @Matt and all others who have not tried Coastal Kitchen given the opportunity, you need to try it! The filet that I had tonight was ok, but the filet at CK on night one still trumps it by a long shot! No comparison, in flavour and in quality. We have yet to try Chops. Will be doing that on Harmony but so far it is still #teamCK for us.

We are now settled in the Royal Theater waiting for Once Upon A Time. The ship is swaying so much it makes me appreciate what these actors/actresses do even more.

 

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1 hour ago, JLMoran said:

Please tell me you tried the Tiramisu! 😳😳😳😋

 

14 minutes ago, Thetechie said:

I would have to just say 'Yes, please!'

I said, “Yes please” to the tiramisu and cannoli. Hubby and D12 had the chocolate cake. All were yummy. 

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