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As Garth Brooks said, “Think I’ll Slip On Down To The O-Asis” - Jan 26th - Star Class

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I’m downloading pictures now from my camera and then will post some of them.  I think I only took 275 or so since we boarded.  

We had lunch at Playmakers.  Maybe a star class tip here:  it was empty.  Pretty much had it to ourselves.  We sampled almost everything and it was all good.  

The suite is amazing, as always.  

We have met with Allan now several times.  I’m impressed!  Just the things waiting in our room showed creativity and humor.  I think this will be a very good week!

And for the M&M gang - we had M&M’s in the room😂

 

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5 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

I’m downloading pictures now from my camera and then will post some of them.  I think I only took 275 or so since we boarded.  

We had lunch at Playmakers.  Maybe a star class tip here:  it was empty.  Pretty much had it to ourselves.  We sampled almost everything and it was all good.  

The suite is amazing, as always.  

We have met with Allan now several times.  I’m impressed!  Just the things waiting in our room showed creativity and humor.  I think this will be a very good week!

And for the M&M gang - we had M&M’s in the room😂

 

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@Rags1 You have a bevy of beauties!

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32 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Good to know.  That was our plan too for March.

So he found M&Ms for you?

 

42 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

We had lunch at Playmakers.  Maybe a star class tip here:  it was empty.  Pretty much had it to ourselves.  We sampled almost everything and it was all good.  

We were thinking we’d do port side BBQ on embarkation lunch. Did you happen to notice how busy it was?

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16 hours ago, Andrew72681 said:

We were thinking we’d do port side BBQ on embarkation lunch. Did you happen to notice how busy it was?

It was absolutely dead on embarkation day for me..actually was the case for the entire week.  Just meant no one got in the way between me and that turkey leg!  😂

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Good morning, it’s day 2..This blogging thing that some of you make look so easy, isn’t!  I’m still learning how to transfer pictures from the camera and my phone to the IPad.  Also still figuring out how to actually post them.  I should have it all mastered by day 7😁  So back to yesterday.  We took an Uber from Staybridge Suites at MIA to the port. 5 people, 5 suitcases, $30.  At Terminal A we got out and walked the last 200 yards because it was faster!  Gave our names at the Star Class kiosk and we were whisked upstairs to the lounge. The checked us in and called for Allan  This all took about 10 minutes.  Plenty of drinks and snacks were there.  Super Mario was definitely the celebrity in the room! Taylor immediately began her quest to eat her weight in Ranger cookies.  Allan took us and one other family immediately on the ship and into the suite lounge.  We were on deck 17 eating more snacks 20 minutes after getting out of the car an it was still only 1040am  Allan pulled me aside to explain that he was making sure all of his welcome surprises were ready in the room.  After 10 minutes he escorted us to the room and I found out how fun and creative he is!  From gifts to jokes to cakes he did an amazing job of welcoming our family  We hung out in the suite for a little and then ventured out to Playmakers for lunch  i believe we ordered all of the appetizers.  Our waiter, Djuro from Bosnia, was amazing!  Today is his niece’s 4th birthday.  His mother back home grows all of her own vegetables.  He appreciates his parents more now that he’s older.  You think we had some time to chat??😂  This is one of th great things about cruising - the interaction with others from such diverse and different backgrounds.  This young man was just great fun to talk with.  And, according to the bevy I’m cruising with he’s not too hard to look at either!

 

 

 

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Here are a few more pictures from the items in our room when we arrived.  Each of our preferred drinks.  Ranger cookies for Taylor.  Graduation cake for the Dr.  Birthday cake for the twins.  Gifts for everyone. 

And we have already asked for adoption papers for our room steward.  Her name is, sing along now, G. L. O. R. I. A.  GLOR-I-A!!!.  Her assistant is Iwayan.  Pictures of these two sweethearts will follow.

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6 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

This blogging thing that some of you make look so easy, isn’t!

Pro tip:  Blog entirely from your phone.  Way easier.

6 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

At Terminal A we got out and walked the last 200 yards because it was faster!

Did you still have all your luggage with you at this point?

7 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

Taylor immediately began her quest to eat her weight in Ranger cookies.

Taylor, my daughter, and I would all get along great!  Love those Ranger cookies!

8 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

And, according to the bevy I’m cruising with he’s not too hard to look at either!

I am laughing right now because before I read this comment, I looked at the pictures first.  My first thought was that he probably made time to talk because of who was at the table!  😂Gorgeous family!

10 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

 I should have it all mastered by day 7😁

I just told Stacey that I thought you fell into a SC food coma already! lol

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Pro tip:  Blog entirely from your phone.  Way easier.

Big time. I don’t know how twangster has times to triage all those photos and post them. 
 

@Rags1 not sure how you’re posting them today (resizing or linking) but I like the workflow of posting everything to Imgur libraries (be sure to mark as private) then copy the links directly into blog posts. 

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2 hours ago, Andrew72681 said:

Big time. I don’t know how twangster has times to triage all those photos and post them. 
 

@Rags1 not sure how you’re posting them today (resizing or linking) but I like the workflow of posting everything to Imgur libraries (be sure to mark as private) then copy the links directly into blog posts. 

@Andrew72681, I’m not sure I could even figure that out!  Maybe my 20 year old a can.  I’m actually amazed that Jack Daniels and I have been able to even do this much😂

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4 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Pro tip:  Blog entirely from your phone.  Way easier.

Did you still have all your luggage with you at this point?

Taylor, my daughter, and I would all get along great!  Love those Ranger cookies!

I am laughing right now because before I read this comment, I looked at the pictures first.  My first thought was that he probably made time to talk because of who was at the table!  😂Gorgeous family!

I just told Stacey that I thought you fell into a SC food coma already! lol

We each had one rolling suitcase so it was easy. Kept them all the way to the Star Class banner.

And @Lovetocruise2002 your’e right, the waiter didn’t sit down to chat because of me!😂  But the Chef at Izumi today did list my name as Handsome.  I’ll take that.

And the food. Coma is real. 

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Been sorting pictures. As we head to dinner I’ll throw this one out there for @Lovetocruise2002  The filet on night one in CK. It’s gonna be hard to beat. Tonight is 150. Then One Sky. Then we will probably eat some more  

Also, as promised, our room stewards!

i might have to adopt Allan too. 

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

My app says that CK is closed for Night 1. I am going to assume that is a technical glitch. 😉

I noticed that also. I went so far as to check recent Cruise Compasses ... just in case 😮

Perhaps they are attempting to take a stealthy approach to CK filet night 🤣

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12 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

Live from the Oasis, and a very good source, you will be having your filet that night. Not to worry😁

I was not worried. I was just prepping myself to resort to drastic measures if necessary. It may have sounded something like this:

”Do you know who you are dealing with? I am CK’s #1 fan and I am Star Class!  I need my Filet!” 😂 However, that would be supremely drastic as that would not be very “nice Canadian”’ of me to do so. 🤣

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47 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

I was not worried. I was just prepping myself to resort to drastic measures if necessary. It may have sounded something like this:

”Do you know who you are dealing with? I am CK’s #1 fan and I am Star Class!  I need my Filet!” 😂 However, that would be supremely drastic as that would not be very “nice Canadian”’ of me to do so. 🤣

I see a hoodie in your future that you can wear for embarkation. “Forgot the drink package, just point me to the CK Filet”

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2 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

I see a hoodie in your future that you can wear for embarkation. “Forgot the drink package, just point me to the CK Filet”

Forget the hoodie! I have been trying to get @Matt to make a #teamCK tank for a while now! 😉

1 minute ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

The truth is, on our last SC cruise (Oasis) our Genie told us that we could have filet in the CK for every meal if we wanted it.  We just had to let them know ahead of time.  NotTHAT big a fan....

The CK manager on Anthem also told us this back in July. I would never do that. We normally don’t even eat that much red meat. It would be overkill.

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13 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Forget the hoodie! I have been trying to get @Matt to make a #teamCK tank for a while now! 😉

I know the flash mob trend has died. But that would be awesome for a group cruise. Reminiscent of West side story the Team MDR and Team CK crews pretend to fight each other in the Promenade. Come on @Matt get on it 😛

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