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Anthem of the Seas - March 9-17, 2018

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Kids are having Sorrento's pizza and chips on the balcony and I had some time to put this together. This was probably the coolest sailaway I have experienced. After putting this together I had to laugh at myself, I am the whimpiest Canadian. Can you tell I hate the cold? Lol. Hence the retirement plan to move to Florida.

 

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1 hour ago, PrincipalTinker said:

Thank you for this blog! I am really enjoying it and every time I read an Anthem blog I learn something new!

That's what RC Blog is all about! I learn new things all the time too. Every cruise is a learning experience!

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Quick post before dinner. Hubby and kids went roller skating in the SeaPlex. I did not go. I avoid that place like the plague. Too much like work lol. 

📷: Hubby

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After that it was soft serve ice cream time. It was nice that there was a hand washing station right near it.

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Dinner time! CK and Spectra's Cabaret tonight.

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Loving the blog! Great job, not boring at all. Today looks warmer based on the number of people wearing shorts.  Is it still too cold to swim?   Really nice to see a different ship.  I don't think I could sail out of NJ for Spring Break. Way too cold for me and I live in the South although it may snow here tonight!  I need to move somewhere warmer. 

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3 hours ago, Sabrinaklai said:

"not my pic...credit to google search"

 

 

Me thinks she's a bot like Twangster, Has anyone actually seen her or Twangster, or an actual pic of them....like in a drivers license?  🤔 Pictures randomly get posted on here by the two of them...who's the wiser...sneak they are, real there not! 😂

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1 hour ago, Sabrinaklai said:

Dinner time! CK and Spectra's Cabaret tonight.

Sabrina--Loving your blog. It is great. I think you will enjoy Spectra's Cabaret--very entertaining. Assuming they are still doing their We Will Rock You production, make sure to see that. We sailed Anthem in 2016 and that was the highlight of all entertainment. It is truly as good as a real Broadway show.

Also, a quick request please. We are sailing Adventure out of Cape Liberty in May and the first stop is Cape Canaveral. We were think of getting the Kennedy Space Center excursion also. However, ship is not scheduled to arrive until noon and according to the website KSC closes at 6. Please let us know if you agree that this will not leave enough time to make it worthwhile. Thank you so much and enjoy your cruise!!

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1 hour ago, mworkman said:

Me thinks she's a bot like Twangster, Has anyone actually seen her or Twangster, or an actual pic of them....like in a drivers license?  🤔 Pictures randomly get posted on here by the two of them...who's the wiser...sneak they are, real there not! 😂

This is too funny! @twangster, we need to get together one day and take a pic for all these people. 

@mworkman...not a bot, bots don't wear lulu 😜

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36 minutes ago, PrincipalTinker said:

Can I ask about the rock climbing? Do you sign up for it or do you just line up}

No sign up. First come first serve. But get there early. The line was long. Make sure you sign the activities waiver ahead of time. 

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17 minutes ago, Skid said:

Sabrina--Loving your blog. It is great. I think you will enjoy Spectra's Cabaret--very entertaining. Assuming they are still doing their We Will Rock You production, make sure to see that. We sailed Anthem in 2016 and that was the highlight of all entertainment. It is truly as good as a real Broadway show.

Also, a quick request please. We are sailing Adventure out of Cape Liberty in May and the first stop is Cape Canaveral. We were think of getting the Kennedy Space Center excursion also. However, ship is not scheduled to arrive until noon and according to the website KSC closes at 6. Please let us know if you agree that this will not leave enough time to make it worthwhile. Thank you so much and enjoy your cruise!!

We have a reservation for We Will Rock You in a few nights. I will let you know about KSC.

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CK Night 3 Menu

Dinner tonight features another two of my favourite CK dishes.

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Spinach salad: Fresh, healthy. Not much more to say. Rating...A

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Scallops: Hubby's dish. It is raw. He did not expect that. I don't think he liked it. He said he cannot rate it because it wasn't his thing lol. 

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Braised Beef Gnocchi: Love this dish! Braised beef is tender and falls apart. Excellent flavour. Rating A, not + cause it was slightly cold.

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Veal Cannelloni: This came with Balsamic dressing. D1 did not like it. She thought it was chocolate sauce...oops 😆 No rating here.

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken Breast: Hubby's dish. He said it had full flavour. I had this one on Harmony. The couscous is very light and tasty. Rating: A

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Grilled Tofu: I adore this dish 😍 I like tofu. I've been eating it since I was young. I know fresh vs. not so fresh tofu and this one is perfect in texture and freshness. Even if you are not a tofu lover, you need to give it a try if you ever find yourself in CK. It is dressed with a sweet chilli sauce that is simply delicious. 

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Dessert!

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No dessert pics tonight...sorry. They were all repeats. Hubby and I got apple pie. It had raisins in it. D1 had ice cream (for the 3rd time today) and D2 skipped dessert cause she was too tired 😴 

The head waiter here in CK continues to amaze me. He stops at every table, every night to have a chat. Not just a hello, but a real chat. So personable. On top of this I have also witnessed him do things that I have never seen a head waiter too. He refills water and buses tables while making his rounds. Super hard worker! In a chat with him last night we spoke about the pier at Coco Cay. He mentioned in passing that it might be slated for a late 2018 completion now. 

After dinner we headed to Spectra's Cabaret in 270. I had pretty much no expectations for this as I have read very mixed reviews about this show. I loved it! I find it hard to describe. It was a variety show of sorts. There was singing, music, acrobatics, dancing, and course the amazing technical and special effects in 270. It was psychedelic, futuristic, very Cirque du Soleil-ish at times. I loved the percussions and the musicality of it as well. Really well put together. 

Wrapping it up tonight as we have a pretty early start tomorrow. Meeting time for KSC  is 8:15am. That is way too early for us. Probably won't update much tomorrow until I get back on board. Canadian in the US without data.  Good night all.

 

 

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Day 4 - Port Canaveral

Good morning all! Happy Monday? 😉

This morning we arrived in PC to cloudy skies and light rain 😟 Majesty of the Seas is here with us today but she's not in view. 

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Had room service delivered for the first time ever today since it was easier and faster for the kids. Room service arrived with half our order missing. Not sure if inaccuracies are the norm but I was slightly disappointed by that. Hubby ended up taking the room service tray (thanks to our previous discussions here) up to the WJ to get us the remainder of breakfast. He reported that while he was there he was approached by other passengers as to where he got it from. Apparently, others think it's a great idea too lol.

Checking out now. Time to get my kids moving. Off to Kennedy Space Center.  Will not be updating until I get back on board. 😊

 

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15 minutes ago, Sabrinaklai said:

Room service arrived with half our order missing. Not sure if inaccuracies are the norm but I was slightly disappointed by that.

 

This happened to us last week.  I called the room service # and told them half my stuff was missing.  She asked what we had ordered, and within 10min (probably less) the same lady who brought our first half was back with the rest.

Welcome to the Space Coast!  Have fun at KSC.  The Atlantis, and Apollo exhibits are my favorites.

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Sabrina, I am in awe of your blogging tenacity.  Great job !

Surprised and disappointed at the room service debacle.  As Twangster said, it is an alarming trend.  I have always had exceptional room service experience.  Sorry this happened.  BRILLIANT use of the confiscated trays !

Are your girls doing anything with Adventure Ocean ?  I haven't heard you mention it at all.  Just wondering if they are doing anything with the other children.

Sounds chillish.  I hope you had a wonderful day at KSC.  It's an amazing place.

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Sabrina, I am in awe of your blogging tenacity.  Great job !

Surprised and disappointed at the room service debacle.  As Twangster said, it is an alarming trend.  I have always had exceptional room service experience.  Sorry this happened.  BRILLIANT use of the confiscated trays !

Are your girls doing anything with Adventure Ocean ?  I haven't heard you mention it at all.  Just wondering if they are doing anything with the other children.

Sounds chillish.  I hope you had a wonderful day at KSC.  It's an amazing place.

Haha! The kids refused to go to AO. Too "babyish" in their words. No review on that. 

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Great updates on the blog. Loving the CK menus! I hope they have at least some of the appetizers and entrees you've posted here by the time October comes around; that Green Curry and Coconut Soup sounds like a must-try for me, and I'd definitely try the tofu entree based on your recommendation.

Very sorry to hear about the room service mess-up; not something you want to deal with when you're trying to get ready for an excursion. Glad your husband was able to leverage the tray and salvage things via the WJ!

Have fun at KSC, and I hope the kids enjoy it!

Oh, and be aware there is yet another nor'easter that's supposed to hit NJ tonight and into tomorrow morning. Not supposed to be anything at all like the one from last week, only a couple of inches of snow forecast now unless it changes track again. Depending on how it tracks after going by NJ, I guess there's a chance there could be some rough water heading your way (based on the earlier posts here about the impact from prior nor'easters).

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