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Cruising with Greatness – Anthem Group Cruise – July 4-13, 2019

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On 7/5/2019 at 6:28 PM, Skid said:

I'm really curious... @Matt...if you have/had access why would you NOT try it? I have never sailed in a suite but would absolutely try it if I had the opportunity. 

At first I never went to Coastal Kitchen because I thought it was too "stuffy". 

Then when I did try it, it was for lunch (meh) and breakfast (not bad, not awful but we prefer to just grab and go for breakfast).  Never tried dinner, which @Lovetocruise2002 raves about.

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20 minutes ago, Matt said:

At first I never went to Coastal Kitchen because I thought it was too "stuffy". 

Then when I did try it, it was for lunch (meh) and breakfast (not bad, not awful but we prefer to just grab and go for breakfast).  Never tried dinner, which @Lovetocruise2002 raves about.

Lunch is my least favorite CK meal which was my very first CK experience upon boarding once back a few years ago.  Since then I have tended to avoid CK at lunch, the menu doesn't inspire me.

CK dinner though, very different experience.  

When in Sky class CK is my default breakfast venue, usually enjoyed with a Mimosa and my default dinner venue unless I visit specialty.   I do lunch elsewhere.

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12 minutes ago, twangster said:

When in Sky class CK is my default breakfast venue, usually enjoyed with a Mimosa and my default dinner venue unless I visit specialty.   I do lunch elsewhere.

^^^ +1

...although I have grown to like their flatbread from their lunch menu.

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On 7/12/2019 at 11:11 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

4 rounds of farewell shots! What a great cruise! @Matt thank you again for this fantastic community that you have created! Cheers!

It was indeed a fantastic sailing. Glad you and your family got to join us. It was great to spend time with you and #MongolianGrillSuperFan. The tequila shots weren't bad either!

I really hope you will join us again very soon!

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On 7/13/2019 at 10:53 AM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

What really made this sailing was the people. Last night, I was saying to @Matt that what he’s been saying for years is true. On a GC, you can do as much or as little as you want together. It is so much fun to walk around the ship and constantly run into people that you know. Sailing with the group also provided us with the opportunity to do things that we normally would not do on a cruise, like sit in the Pub or play Jenga...well I did not play, but Hubby did.

This really summarizes what I hope for in each group cruise, and why I think they are so much fun. It's like going on a cruise with your best cruising friends that you didn't know you had.

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Just now, Matt said:

It's like going on a cruise with your best cruising friends that you didn't know you had.

^^^ Truer words could not be spoken. We all share this love for cruising that goes beyond “normal” that most people just can’t understand. That’s the common thread right there. I only “virtually” knew everyone prior to this sailing but when meeting some of them, I felt like we were old friends 😊

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On 7/14/2019 at 10:11 AM, Joe01 said:

For the dreaded question - how was Mitch as CD?

I thought Mitch did a great job.  To his credit, I asked about a particular event and it seemed like he made it happen.  On past cruises, there is sometimes an event where the Broadway show cast sings in the Schooner Bar. It's an event they are not obligated to do, but perform for fun because they can sing their favorite songs.

I asked Austin, the WWRY lead actor, and he said it was not on the schedule but to ask Mitch.  I tweeted Mitch and he worked on it and added it to the last day. That's some serious work on Mitch and his team's part.

I also heard, Mitch gave our group numerous shoutouts in the morning show (I never watch it and never got a chance to see it by the time someone told me it was a thing).

On 7/14/2019 at 2:02 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

The only thing that I did not like was that Mitch did not lead the Crazy Quest.  He let the AM do it.  She was pretty good too but I wanted to see him lead it.  Same thing happened on Harmony in March, Ricky let his AM handle it as well.

I find this is more and more the norm now across the fleet.

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53 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Now you must. No more excuses. We have a deal 😜

I'm a man of my of my word......as soon as I get in on a ship with CK.

36 minutes ago, twangster said:

Lunch is my least favorite CK meal which was my very first CK experience upon boarding once back a few years ago.  Since then I have tended to avoid CK at lunch, the menu doesn't inspire me.

CK dinner though, very different experience.  

I have heard that dinner in CK is where it's at, primarily from @Lovetocruise2002, as well as other less suite crazed cruisers.

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22 minutes ago, Matt said:
  On 7/14/2019 at 2:02 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

The only thing that I did not like was that Mitch did not lead the Crazy Quest.  He let the AM do it.  She was pretty good too but I wanted to see him lead it.  Same thing happened on Harmony in March, Ricky let his AM handle it as well.

You guys have been on more RC cruises than I have (5 and 2 booked), and although Abe Hughes was my favorite CD, Mike S. on Symphony in May did the absolute best Quest we have seen. It was the most fun of the week (and not just because I ended up participating).

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33 minutes ago, Matt said:

On past cruises, there is sometimes an event where the Broadway show cast sings in the Schooner Bar. It's an event they are not obligated to do, but perform for fun because they can sing their favorite songs.

I asked Austin, the WWRY lead actor, and he said it was not on the schedule but to ask Mitch.  I tweeted Mitch and he worked on it and added it to the last day. That's some serious work on Mitch and his team's part.

Here's video of said performance

 

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7 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Can’t wait to see what Mike is like!  8 more days!

Find him on Day 1 and tell him he MUST do his magic act along with his personal story. He did about 20 minutes when hosting a show in the theater. Tell him you are also Canadian and will be very disappointed if he doesn't do it!

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8 minutes ago, Skid said:

Find him on Day 1 and tell him he MUST do his magic act along with his personal story. He did about 20 minutes when hosting a show in the theater. Tell him you are also Canadian and will be very disappointed if he doesn't do it!

👍 Will do!

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On 7/6/2019 at 6:11 PM, karl_nj said:

Well, I think the limited selection is one of the things that helps keep away the crowds.  It's probably an expectations thing -- I've always thought of it as a "Cafe Promenade"++, instead of a mini-windjammer.  But I do see your point.

I think your omelette might get cold on the way down to Two70.  Maybe better to take your omelette and head back to the outdoor seating area in the rear of the Windjammer.  On Royal that option is limited to Quantum and Radiance class ships, so it's fun to take advantage of that, at least when the weather is warm enough.

Maybe on my next Anthem sailing I'll get around to checking out Solarium Bistro for breakfast one day.  MDR breakfast is fun too.  Last trip we didn't make it there until disembarkation morning. I forgot how much I always enjoy the French Toast there.

i love the outdoor seating on celebrity solstice and millenium class ships, too!

 

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On 7/1/2019 at 9:24 AM, JLMoran said:

We already established in @twangster's Ovation Alaska blog that bots are like vampires and don't show up in photographs. Now, being a Lulubot instead of a regular bot, it might be more like with the character Seth in "City of Angels"; instead of being invisible, she'll just be this brilliant pillar of light in the photo.

😁

I can't believe it just occurred to me after all this time and I apologize if someone else brought it up and I missed it. But, with all the teasing about @twangster and @Lovetocruise2002 being bots, YOU, my friend, are the only one that has "bot" in your name AND has it copyrighted! Just sayin'   😁😁

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10 minutes ago, Skid said:

YOU, my friend, are the only one that has "bot" in your name AND has it copyrighted! Just sayin'   😁😁

7 minutes ago, ellcee said:

lol, I met @JLMoran and his wife on Anthem last October. He's a bot in name only.

Not to mention I'm the only bot with a photo of himself for his RCBlog avatar. 😉 

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