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On 1/26/2020 at 4:28 PM, Andrew72681 said:

 

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

Sorry but we didn’t. Even walk by it.

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I’ll try to catch up.  Dinner at 150 was good. Kaitlyn loved then martini made table side. Shari and I had the mushroom soup brought over from chops and it was amazing again.  We were scheduled at 150 again on Friday but now have changed that night to CK.  Nothing wrong with it, but 150 just isn’t our favorite on this ship.

After dinner it was off to One Sky.  The cast is tremendously talented!  The show itself is....well...not my cup of tea.  Guess I’m just an old guy who prefers something with a story to it.  Or something.  But again, the singing and dancing was amazingly good.  The props and stage changes are really good also. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do all that when Allan takes us backstage on Thursday!

Couple of us had a little casino time after the show, others had pizza and drinks in the room.  

Met Allan at 9 this morning to help him use that magic Genie elevator card.  He put us on the shuttle cart (which is brand new) to the suite beach. He raced us on foot to the beach.  Almost a tie but we weren’t as winded😂  The ladies spent a couple of hours in the water while I walked anc took pictures.  I’ll post some of those in a bit.  This is such a beautiful, relaxing place.

Back on the ship around noon and hit Loco Fresh for lunch.  Pretty much all the Mexican fast food you want:  burritos, tacos, nachos...lots of fresh ingredients to “build your own” creation.  Enjoyed by all of us.

The ladies are all napping now so I’m going to take the camera and explore. 

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37 minutes ago, AshleyDillo said:

I agree wholeheartedly..150 is my least favorite of the specialty restaurants.  I would go back to Playmakers over 150 if I had a choice!

I was probably being too kind @AshleyDillo  I’m not a 150 fan. I’d rather eat, sit down now @Lovetocruise2002, in the Windjammer😂

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I will join in the 150 diss club.  I used to love 150 when they did the fixed 5 course meal.  I soooo miss the bread and salts.  On our recent Oasis cruise we ordered the prime rib for 2 and it was awful.  I think they need to think about a complete re-do on this restaurant. I plan on skipping it completely on our Dec 2020 trip.

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1 hour ago, Rags1 said:

I was probably being too kind @AshleyDillo  I’m not a 150 fan. I’d rather eat, sit down now @Lovetocruise2002, in the Windjammer😂

No way! I am not a fan of 150 either but I would still dine there any day over WJ!

We are planning to do it once. I want the Garden martini, Lobster Thermidor, and fried cheesecake. 

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Dinner last night was Giovanni’s. Our server was a wonderful young lady that Kaitlyn remembered from the Allure in 2018. The ladies all had the Italian apps and food. I don’t know what it was but I’ll post pictures of it!  I walked on the wild side and had mushroom soup and a filet. Are you getting the idea this is not an in depth food review??  The filet was good but doesn’t beat CK. For dessert I declined.  When the ladies got their dessert, magically apple pie ala mode showed up in front of me! Thanks Allan😁  And for my anti-raisin brothers and sisters there wasn’t a raisin in the same zip code as that warm pie😂.  
Dinner was followed by Frozen In Time. Very fun to watch again. Such talented athletes!  The sandman was awesome. After the show we hustled back to the Aqua Theater for The History of Rock and Roll by Rookie. Music from the 50’s through the 80’s. This singer had more energy than a room full of toddlers all sugared up!  Very fun to listen to. By the end people were dancing in the aisles. 
Great night of sleep in this comfy bed again. Morning coffee and Starbucks arrived at 8 again. We had breakfast in the CK.  Tasty omelette and hash browns. We left the sip around 1030 and did a little shopping in the port area of Falmouth. 
 

I have to say again how great the crew members have been. Our room attendants are so fun to interact with. Both love to laugh. I dropped in to Playmakers last night to say hi to our friend Duro.  About the only ones that don’t go out of their way for you are the pool area bartenders. I’ve found that to be normal on every cruise. 
 

since it’s already Day 4😭 I have a pretty solid opinion now on the Genie. Someone in RCCL Corporate will be hearing what an amazing job Allan does everyday. Those who will cruise with him in the future, you can relax now. There is no doubt you’ll have a fun, memorable experience. I give him 👍👍👍.  

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On 1/28/2020 at 10:30 AM, Andrew72681 said:

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 😛

I can hear it!

🎵 "When you're CK, you're CK all the way. From your first appetizer to your last filet." 🎶

 

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Random stuff:

Headliner for tonight And tomorrow night is Stephanie Parker who I think does Whitney Houston.  We will see her tomorrow. Tonight we’re going to try and see Aqua 80’s.  It has been cancelled twice so far because of mechanical issues so we’re hoping it works tonight. 
We were scheduled to have dinner at Izumi tonight but we all think it’s too soon after the lunch on Monday!  Instead we will have Chops brought up and we will eat on the deck as we sail out of Falmouth. I know you take a chance on temperature of the food and such, but we’re going to give it a shot. The seafood tower will look awesome on our deck😁

I met Mario Salcedo, aka Super Mario, in the suite lounge. He seems like a very warm, pleasant gentleman. He seemed surprised I knew his last name. I told him I was doing this blog and he invited me to stop by his office for a picture. I’ll do that tomorrow. 
We're meeting Allan at 4pm to tour backstage at the main theater. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all works. 
 

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40 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

Tonight we’re going to try and see Aqua 80’s.  It has been cancelled twice so far because of mechanical issues so we’re hoping it works tonight. 

On your sailing, did they run this show Night 1?  We are going to try to catch it the first night.

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

On your sailing, did they run this show Night 1?  We are going to try to catch it the first night.

It was scheduled but cancelled. There was a problem, I hear, with changing the depth of one of the underwater platforms. I told them if it wasn’t fixed by your cruise there was going to be a major problem😂😄

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Wow, you are brave, indeed.  One round with the Seafood tower ended with "never again".....for us.

Here's hoping your food is warm and the balcony is cool.

We’re rolling the dice but I think it will be ok. I mentioned I’m traveling with a crew that loves food.....they’ll eat it no matter what the temperature😂

The weather today is perfect so the balcony should be good tonight

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4 minutes ago, Rags1 said:

We’re rolling the dice but I think it will be ok. I mentioned I’m traveling with a crew that loves food.....they’ll eat it no matter what the temperature😂

The weather today is perfect so the balcony should be good tonight

Sounds amazing!! Here's hoping they bring the tiered platter for a picture! I've seen pictures where they just put the content of the tower just on 3 different regular plates.

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The tall handsome guy in black is Marco the Production Manager in the main theater. He took us backstage and explained how he makes all the shows happen. I have great photos from the costume room, dressing room and the area with all of the props. I can’t share many of them due to copyright issues involving Cats. It was really interesting to hear him explain how things were done. I asked questions about what is in the open pit during One Sky....and are the cables that control the entertainers in the air are computer controlled?  He provided very detailed and fun answers. The ladies didn’t hear a word he said. But there eyes were big😂

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2 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Wow, you are brave, indeed.  One round with the Seafood tower ended with "never again".....for us.

Here's hoping your food is warm and the balcony is cool.

What was wrong with the tower? Just want to know as we were thinking ordering chops to our room one night

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