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Thanksgiving Side to Side: Brilliance to Oasis

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I promised Sabrina that I would do this, so here goes.

First:  I am the worst live blogger EVER since I hate to take pix.  I DO realize that long, text review/live blogs are less effective b/c nobody wants to sit and read line after line of text.  I hate it myself !  So I am going to TRY and be brief-er than usual and TRY and incorporate photos, which are 2 things I am not very good at (brevity and photography).

Who:  Dan and I (Raye)

What:  S2S cruises on Brilliance and Oasis.

Where:  Tampa then Miami

When:  24 - 30 Nov (Brilliance out of Tampa) then 1 - 8 December (Oasis out of Miami)

Why:  Because we can...and this will be our first S2S

At home, writing this but leaving for the airport (DCA) at 2PM.  Uber, cost $81.56.  We have to have an XL due to luggage. Honestly, it's not that far to the airport.  We live about 20 miles south of DC so it's not more than 15-17 miles to the airport.  Kinda high, IMO but still cheaper than parking the car in Long Term Parking for 15 days. 

We will pass some time at the American Airlines Admiral's Club prior to boarding and then fly First Class to Tampa. Flight is at 5:00, arriving TPA at ~7:30PM.  Will Uber from airport to the hotel (Tampa Marriott Water Street); used rewards points for the hotel.  We could have used airline miles for the air but we're saving those reward points for a yet-to-be scheduled Alaska trip !!

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One piece of luggage still missing as it is awaiting inevitable forgotten, last-minute items.

So looking forward to Brilliance.  #1, we have never sailed on Brilliance before and #2, it has been many years since we sailed on a Radiance class ship.

PS.  I am already having fits with just 1 pic.  I don't know how the rest of you do it !!  

More, later from the Admiral's Club !!

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So, here we sit at the Admirals Club.  First Uber ride I’ve ever taken where the driver never uttered a single word.  Wasn’t creepy b/c Dan was there but would have been very bizarre if I had been alone.

Nothing particularly striking about the Club.  Pretty standard stuff. For those familiar with AA Clubs, there is the obligatory avocado kiosk. Not quite sure why AA has put all its chips (pun intended) on avocados, but I have yet to enter an Admiral’s Club anywhere around the world where they don’t have someone serving avocados in some form.image.thumb.jpeg.87791b59ab2b0ecd17268a28e6676f17.jpeg

Dan, intently pecking away on HIS iPad

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Approximately 30 minutes before we have to board. According to the AA app, our plane is at the gate so no reason to believe we won’t depart on time.  Tampa, here we come !

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45 minutes ago, heffy2 said:

Woohoo! Have a WONDERFUL cruise, and thanks for taking the time to blog.

Thank you.  The time isn’t the issue.  It’s my patience that is short.  I have spent 20 minutes on these 2 pix from the AA Club.  What a nuisance !

😩😩😉

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4 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I promised Sabrina that I would do this, so here goes.

Aww...thank you!  Looking forward to it!  Don't forget to do some Star Class cabin recon.  So far not too impressed.  It does not appear that the cabins received much of an upgrade.  But I have not seen any pics of Star Class rooms yet.  Really looking forward to hear what you think of Joyce...

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3 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Aww...thank you!  Looking forward to it!  Don't forget to do some Star Class cabin recon.  So far not too impressed.  It does not appear that the cabins received much of an upgrade.  But I have not seen any pics of Star Class rooms yet.  Really looking forward to hear what you think of Joyce...

I will do my best. Really can’t wait for Oasis.  Brilliance tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Fairlynew said:

Thank you.   Sometimes I’d rather just read a post than scroll through endless pictures.  Both ways- lots of pics or lots of text-are interesting and fun

I agree with you about endless picture. I am going to try and find a happy medium. I repeat....I find dickin’ around with the pix to be a drag.  Maybe I’m doing it wrong...

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