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(Live Blog)Cruising And Grooving Live, from Allure of the Seas!!! May 15-22-2016

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Thanks, Kat.  I am so glad that you're doing this "old school" blog.  I do not "scope" so this is my only way to follow along with you.  I am sorry about your sail-away.  I know how hard you worked on your beautiful sign and how much you were looking forward to being on deck.  As the others have said...just put it out of your mind.  It was still a beautiful day and you are on a cruise !!

 

I read on CC that the decks were completely empty when the ship sailed away. Some were even speculating that the ship was empty !  ...so you were part of an exciting conspiracy theory.  Glad it wasn't true (not that it could have been !).

 

BTW, when did they do the lifeboat drill ??

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Hi Kathy,

 

I was ready and waiting to get a screenshot of you from the PTZtv cam but all I got was a ghost ship. So sorry you had to miss sail away, I would have felt & done the same. Happily you will have many more sail-aways in the future so save those signs  :)

 

I hesitated in posting these 2 ghost ship screenshots I took while trying to find you on the webcam, but look closely in the second one you were there in spirit! (wish I'd taken a larger screenshot)

 

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Day 2 Allure of the Seas.

 

I had a great Day today. I woke up at 7:00 am. My first stop of the Day was Starbucks!!!! Next I headed up to the Sports deck to do some Periscoping, of the pools, and the Flow Rider. I absolutely loved watching the people on the flow rider, it's so fascinating to me, to see people learn how to surf, with the flow rider. I could scope that for many hours!!! 😉

At 9:30am, I attended the meet and mingle. We had 135 people signe up, and about 70 came, that was pretty good. At 11:00 was the Slot pull. Each person put in $15, and we each got three spins on a slot machine. Any winnings would be divided equally between all of the people that participated.

We ended up winning back half the amount that we put in which was not too bad, I did not expect when anything actually. I have not really ever had much luck in a casino, but I also do not have a lot of experience either.

I Finally got to meet Celisse who is my Fellow Roll Call Friend, and Periscoper.

After those two events, it was time for lunch. On previous periscopes I have heard all about the park café roast beef sandwich, so I knew that's what I wanted to try for lunch today. I think it was Michael Poole, that first recommended the roast beef sandwich to me, and I have to agree, that it was one of the best roast beef sandwiches I've ever had!!!

After lunch I do a little bit more Periscoping from Central Park, then it was time for the cabin crawl.

I thought this would be a good opportunity to periscope be cabin tour of the rooms of different types of cabins. It was a little challenging however for me to periscope, as I had a hard time being focused as far as what information I needed to say about the cabins, it was very distracting because there was a lot of people in the cabin crawl. The largest cabin on the tour was supposed to be a royal family suite, however the couple that signed up their cabin for the royal family suite decided to pull out and did not answer the door, or they were not in their Cabin. when we came to do the cabin tour. I think out of all of the cabins that were on the tour today, the most impressive was the Aqua Suite on the aft of the Ship, as Nick pointed out, it is a Sky Class Suite.

The last cabin on the tour, was a Junior suite, handicap accessible cabin. I unfortunately was having some technical issues with Periscope freezing and lagging with the location of that Cabin. I am hoping there was enough there see you could get an idea of what the room looked like.

This evening was Formal night. It was a lot of fun to see everyone dressed up, as I love dressing up as well when given the opportunity. After dinner, we previously reserved to see the oceanAria Show.

If you go on Allure, I would highly suggest you reserve, and see the show, it was wonderful!!!! Sorry that I could not Scope this show, there is regulations with the copyright laws that her prohibit any video recording of the show, even though I have seen some periscoper's scope the shows, from their aqua Suite balconies I did not want to break the rules, as there was a gentleman walking, around making sure anybody in the audience below was not video recording the show.

It was a couple that was sitting next to us that was pushing their luck with video recording the show.

Tomorrow we are in port at Labadee Haiti.

I plan on being up early to try to catch the sunrise, as well as Allure pulling into the port.

I will have to look at my data useage, to see if I can periscope from the beaches on Haiti. I will be bringing my snorkel gear, and I have reserved one of the clamshell loungers for myself my husband Dirk.

 

Thank you again everyone for following me along here, and periscope, as I appreciate the support very much. I enjoy sharing my experience on Allure, with all of you. 😊

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Hi Kathy,

 

I was ready and waiting to get a screenshot of you from the PTZtv cam but all I got was a ghost ship. So sorry you had to miss sail away, I would have felt & done the same. Happily you will have many more sail-aways in the future so save those signs  :)

 

I hesitated in posting these 2 ghost ship screenshots I took while trying to find you on the webcam, but look closely in the second one you were there in spirit! (wish I'd taken a larger screenshot)

 

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The second pic is awesome, I see you Kat! :)

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Isn't the drink of the day advertised in the Compass ?  

Yes, it is advertised in the Cruise Compass and most bars should know what it is. While there may not be a sign, if you ask the bartender they can easily find out (if they don't know what it is).

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Yes, it is advertised in the Cruise Compass and most bars should know what it is. While there may not be a sign, if you ask the bartender they can easily find out (if they don't know what it is).

Thanks....been searching my Cruise Compass but don't see it. Of course, it may be my old eyes! I will certainly ask about it next cruise.

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Thanks....been searching my Cruise Compass but don't see it. Of course, it may be my old eyes! I will certainly ask about it next cruise.

I just ask a bartender what the drink of the day is if/when I remember that there is a drink of the day.

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Day 3 Live Review from Allure of the Seas.

 

Today we were in Labadee Haiti.

I tried to get up early enough to catch the Sunrise. No such luck, as by 6:45, the sun was very well up into the Sky. Considering that I am writing this review at 1:00am, pretty sure I won't be up early enough to catch it tomorrow either. I will shoot for Thursday Morning.

When I did get up, I made my way up to the Decks to Scope Our Approach into Labadee Haiti. It was extremely windy, so I decided to scope from the Solarium to help cut down on the Wind Noise.

I could See Mountains Haiti in the Distance with Clouds on the very top of the Mountain. I managed to catch the Ship's Horn Sound on the Scopes. The First one, scared the daylights out of me as I was not expecting that. The next short 3 blasts did not startle me as much.

I decided to have Breakfast, in the wind Jammer, as were meeting another Couple from our group in there.

After Breakfast, My Husband and I headed over to Haiti, at about 11:30.

It was Extremely Hot, I think at least 90 Degrees. For the Beaches in Haiti, I had Reserved a clamshell beach lounger for two, for the Price of $35 for my husband and myself, that was a great deal!!! I did have the Suggested Drink "The Labadoozie" it was YUMMY!!!!

We only ended up staying about 2 hours. We were back on board by 1:30.

My Husband and myself decided we wanted to spend the Rest of the Afternoon in the pools on the ship.

After we jumped into the pool for a few. We decided to then go to the hot Tup over the water, that is right outside of the Solarium, for Sail Away from Labadee Haiti. It was very nice experience, the water is not too hot!!!

For Dinner we decided to Skip the MDR dinner and do our own thing. We decided to eat at Johnny Rockets for Dinner. It is very reasonably priced, $6.95 per person. They bring you onion Rings, and Fries. They have a selection of Burgers, or Chicken sandwiches to choose from, and GREAT milk Shakes!!!

After Dinner, we had reservations to see the comedy Show. They had the opening comedian who was from Florida, and the Main Comedian. Unfortunately I do not remember their Names, but I can Definitely say, the opening Comedian was better, and made me laugh more!!!

After the Comedy show, we went into the Amber Theater, to watch the Love And Marriage Show.

There was a couple on their honeymoon, married 3 Days. A Couple that was Married for 29 Years. And then a Couple that was married for 60 years.

It was very Funny, as the couple that was married 29 years and, when asked about ex Girlfriends, the Wife asked Tim, the Cruise Director, what about Baby Mamma's? Let's just say poor Tim the CD had his hands full with that Couple.

The Couple that was married for 60 years took away first place, with matching the most correct answers.

After that is was almost midnight, and I am not a good night owl, I turned in for the night.

Tomorrow we are in Falmouth Jamica. We are planing on hanging out in Margaritaville, and doing some souvenir shopping.

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Catching sunrise, especially in spring/summer is tough!

 

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Labadee AND had a labadoozie!  

 

How did you like the beach lounger experience? I thought it was well worth the $35 price.

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Catching sunrise, especially in spring/summer is tough!

 

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Labadee AND had a labadoozie!

 

How did you like the beach lounger experience? I thought it was well worth the $35 price.

Hello Matt,

 

Most Definetly worth the Price. I think it is actually really good alternative, to those that don't have the means to pay for the beach cabana, which they have increased the price extremely!!!

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I got a lovely parting gift this morning when I Woke up on Allure, a Chest Cold/bronchitis. 😢 so feel really Cruddy!!! As soon as I feel better here in a few days, hopefully will post the Daily reviews for the remaining Days I have missed.

Thank You again for Following me!! I look forward to follow whoever wants to periscope from their Cruise!!!!

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