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Harmony of the Seas, LIVEish: May 13, 2017


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OK, so it is Thursday and like me I have to even start packing. Well, my clothes at least. Camera gear and most of my electronics are packed on the other hand.

Travel to the port plans are as followed. Taking RedCoach (upscale bus) from Tallahassee to Ft. Lauderdale Friday morning. This will be the third time using the service, second to Ft. Lauderdale. Cost was $168 round trip with a refundable fare, cheaper than flying (from Tallahassee) and would have been a bit less if choosing one of the other fare options.

Friday night, I'll be staying at the Embassy Suites on 17th street. In the morning, thinking Uber or Lyft to the port to be there by 10:00-10:30am.

That is it for now, if you want to get an idea of what to expect see my previous LIVEish posting from January 2017 on Oasis of the Seas:

As a bonus, I can stay I've stepped foot on every Oasis class ship in service with in the last twelve months. Was on Allure when Harmony came into service. It isn't every day you can claim being on the Worlds largest and second largest cruise ship...

Once I hit the road Friday, or maybe sometime Thursday, I'll replace the contents of this post.

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Time for the 5:30am ship coming in photo!

So far the table mins have been $10 in the casino. In craps for 6/8 it has been $12 on each.    

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First off, disclaimer and information slab of text.

 

I'm not much in the way of a writer/reviewer. My options are just that, mine. I try to stick with factual information and avoid confrontational topics. So don't expect to hear such items of discussion such as the estimated percentage of number of people wearing shorts in the MDR on Formal night.

 

I'll do my best to report back things like cost of the drink packages and if any discounts are being offered.

 

More than happy to provide pictures upon request. Just don't be upset if I'm unable to get something I'm comfortable with. Being a single male with no kids, I'm not all that comfortable with photographing an area like Adventure Ocean.

 

Another thing, I really enjoy it when content is partly driven by you guys. So please, give me your requests!

 

Also, keep an eye on Twitter/Periscope for any material not posted here. I will try my best to do a few broadcasts.
Twitter/Periscope: @CGTLH

 

Going to also provide some sailing details
 
I'm on the May 13th 2017 sailing (7n) Eastern: Ft. Lauderdale, Sea Day, Sea Day, St. Martin, San Juan, Labadee, Sea Day, Ft. Lauderdale
 
 
 
I'll be in a L1 Crown Loft Suite on deck 17.
 
Pre-purchased the Deluxe Drink Package cost was  $396.48 with the gratuity/service charge added. ($48 a day plus 18% gratuity, Cruise Planner offer was 20% off. Once onboard I'll see if the Diamond Plus 30% is still offered and a better deal. If it is, I'll try canceling and rebuying onboard.)
 
Pre-purchased BOGO ($33 per person) for night 1 & 2, plan is CP 150 and Wonderland. Yes, as Diamonds Plus I get BOGO, but this offer will end up being cheaper. Plus I'm sailing with two others that are Diamond. Original plan was First Night Done Right for $15 per person. Then use the D+ BOGO at Wonderland (Four dining: Two D and two D+).
 
That is it for now, unless you want to know my tech toys.
 
I'll have internet access all week onboard and should have limited service in St. Martin. Debating on taking my phone to Labadee. Not sure how the service/speed will be with Sprint.
 
Once again, I am more than happy to scout any thing out on board. As long as it is with in reason and not a violation of Guest policy.
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Right as planned, about 90% of the way packed. As I thought, only took around 90 minutes or so. Biggest helper I've found are the packing cubes. Help so much in keeping everything organized and speeds things up.

I'm going to be open, on formal night I'm one of those with a long sleeve shirt and tie. Up until about 2-3 months ago I never even owned a suit. The sports coat I have no longer fits and I think after the fourth or fifth cruise I stopped bothering with it. Rest of the night I'll wear a collared shirt and long pants. *Disclaimer: I never wear shorts, not much of a sun worshiper/water person so I don't lounge out. I do have the option of shorts with a pair of zipoff pants, the kind you can remove the leg right around the knee.

That is it for now. Might post some more stuff while on the road heading to Ft. Lauderdale. Bus leaves at 7:30am arrives at the airport around 4:10pm. Has about a 30 minute stop in Orlando.

 

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Also, just want to make one request for any replies.

PLEASE if your are replying to a post with a bunch of pictures (say more than two) don't include them.
I primarily use a mobile device so it helps on the scrolling, also helps out others trying to follow along as well.

Finally, keep in mind again I'm on a mobile device. So pardon any auto correct and errors in general.

Other than that thank you for following along. Currently I'm on the road heading to Ft. Lauderdale. Should arrive there by 4:30pm EDT.

 

Added: If you want to send me an email direct: [email protected]

Keep in mind this is essentially a burner address. So after this cruise it will eventuality be shut down if spam takes it over. While a burner, it is a direct contact method to me. If you enter "my circle of trust" I'll use my real email.

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7 minutes ago, CGTLH said:

Also, just want to make one request for any replies.

PLEASE if your are replying to a post with a bunch of pictures (say more than two) don't include them.
I primarily use a mobile device so it helps on the scrolling, also helps out others trying to follow along as well.

Finally, keep in mind again I'm on a mobile device. So pardon any auto correct and errors in general.

Other than that thank you for following along. Currently I'm on the road heading to Ft. Lauderdale. Should arrive there by 4:30pm EDT.

Safe travels to the port! Looking forward to following along! 

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For those wondering about Embassy Suites and the Premium Suites. Here is a picture of the vending machine and the contents. At check in you get a code that is valid for 79 uses.

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Picture looking down from the 11th floor.
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Cocktail hour was from 5:30-7:30, spirits used was a bunch of no name brand stuff.

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