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Adventure OTS, 13 Night Snowbird Migration Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale Oct. 8, 2018

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Day 3 - Midday

Here from near the center of the Gulf of St. Lawrence I wandered around and grabbed some more photos.

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Following seas from the 20 knot tail wind makes for very smooth sailing with little wind on the helipad.

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There was a request for some Sports Deck photos so here they are.  Starting with mini-golf at Adventure Dunes.

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This is a two level mini-golf that starts on deck 13 and ends on deck 12.

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I talked to the sports deck crew and they don't operate the flowrider or slides below approximately 10°C or 50°F.  Since we are right on that bubble they are currently closed.  They call to the bridge who advises them on weather and they make a call go/no-go.

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Main pool deck.

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Time for lunch at Cafe Promenade.  Noted a pulled pork BBQ special.

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Updated pizza selections.

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A couple of turkey sandwiches, a slice of BBQ chicken pizza and a pulled pork BBQ sandwich.  All were quite tasty.  I'm ready for a nap.

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Meanwhile, back in my cabin...

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13 minutes ago, twangster said:

A couple of turkey sandwiches, a slice of BBQ chicken pizza and a pulled pork BBQ sandwich.  All were quite tasty.

OK, first @mworkman, now @twangster. I'm telling ya, the pizza is the gateway the Pod People have started using to get to the rest of us!!

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Favour...the next time you are out on Deck 11, do you think you could grab a pic of the slide requirements for the H20 zone?  Just message it to me or post, whatever is easier.  Thanks!  Really enjoying this blog.  Hubby actually took a look too last night at your pics and we definitely want an itinerary like this that leaves from Quebec City.

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On 10/10/2018 at 4:54 PM, GoodSmith said:

The food is indeed delicious!

I'm interested in ice skating. Do they usually open the rink for public skating during sea days?

Times varied today.  It was done in sessions so each has a distinct end and no one can just stay all day although on this cruise that was probably not enforced.  Long pants and socks required.  

 

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On 10/10/2018 at 3:00 PM, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Favour...the next time you are out on Deck 11, do you think you could grab a pic of the slide requirements for the H20 zone?  Just message it to me or post, whatever is easier.  Thanks!  Really enjoying this blog.  Hubby actually took a look too last night at your pics and we definitely want an itinerary like this that leaves from Quebec City.

Here are the pool, baby pool and splashaway slide rules

General pool rules for all:

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Baby Splash Zone:

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Splashaway Bay Waterslide Rules

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4 hours ago, twangster said:

A couple of turkey sandwiches, a slice of BBQ chicken pizza and a pulled pork BBQ sandwich.  All were quite tasty.  I'm ready for a nap.

Man, you keep this up for the duration of this cruise and you're going to be a BIG boy! :3_grin:

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10 hours ago, GoodSmith said:

Day 4 in Charlottetown tomorrow looking rainy and colder than Quebec City. Bummer. Wondering what this city has to offer.

Too bad about this weather..its really rainy and cold right now on the east coast....pile of rain today and about 40 degrees......sorry it wont be very enjoyable.

 

Charlottetown is a very nice quaint little city....right on the water...birthplace of Confederation for us Canadians so some history there. There would be quite a bit to see and do and enjoy downtown but in this weather, I don't know what I would recommend...hit up the casino?!....lol

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14 minutes ago, monctonguy said:

Too bad about this weather..its really rainy and cold right now on the east coast....pile of rain today and about 40 degrees......sorry it wont be very enjoyable.

Charlottetown is a very nice quaint little city....right on the water...birthplace of Confederation for us Canadians so some history there. There would be quite a bit to see and do and enjoy downtown but in this weather, I don't know what I would recommend...hit up the casino?!....lol

I'm on a cruise, not on land.  Rain happens.  Still enjoyable, just won't experience wonderful PEI to it's full potential.

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Day 3 - Dinner

MDR Menu

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I ate in the Windjammer - Italian Night.

We've entered a dead satellite coverage zone.

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Some channels continued to work such as BBC News and The Weather Channel that is temporarily available while Hurricane Michael is in play.  Royal worked out a deal with it's TV provider Global Eagle and The Weather Channel to allow this channel, not normally part of the TV channel lineup, to be available on some ships (according to James Van Fleet, Royal's in-house Chief Meteorologist).   

Our progress and location where satellite coverage is absent.

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I checked out the Las Vegas Tenors in the main theater, pub singer, Schooner Bar piano player and the silent disco in the Viking Crown Lounge which was surprisingly well attended.   

After that it was time for bed.

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37 minutes ago, twangster said:

Day 3 - Dinner

I checked out the Las Vegas Tenors in the main theater, pub singer, Schooner Bar piano player and the silent disco in the Viking Crown Lounge which was surprisingly well attended.   

 

Silent disco!!!!!!...they do that on a cruise with lots of old ppl and on Marnier of the seas which is supposed to be a more lively and active cruise...there is nothing that I can see about them having a silent disco......strange!

 

Then again on Celebrity they had the silent disco and Celebrity tends to attract a more mature crowd.....disappointed that Marnier doesn't have this yet Adventure did on this cruise?!...:42_confused:

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Late Night Snacks

Working on maximizing my waterslide velocity, I'm pretty sure I've got a few pounds of buffer before I'm over the slide weight restriction so this should increase my speed by at least 1-2%.

The BBQ Chicken pizza is really good late at night.

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In other news, a Kraken and Diet is $8.26 including gratuity.  

 

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Day 4 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The Captain was right on with his weather forecast for the day and it was cold and wet upon our arrival.  

Our first look from the ship.

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The terminal building has a variety of shops and food available as well as free wifi. 

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I guess the AARP cell plans don't include roaming in Canada as the free wifi area was very popular.

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The opportunity for real lobster presented itself quickly off the ship.  Real lobster meaning not that Caribbean lobster stuff they serve on the ship on formal nights.

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A short walk down the shore led me to another seafood store and restaurant.

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The menu was bilingual - English and Japanese.  

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The store side of the building had a pretty good supply of live lobsters sorted by weight.

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Lobster was also available cooked, ready to go.

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Other types of seafood also available.

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I didn't have an excursion booked so I just started walking in the light rain.  I'm glad I brought my rain coat.

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I had spotted a church from the ship and it looked like a natural destination so I headed in that direction.

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I can only imagine the sounds once this huge pipe organ gets cranking.

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Charlottetown is the birthplace of Canada in the sense that the founding Fathers from the original five colonies (Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec) gathered here in 1864 to write the document that would lead to formation of the British North American Act that Queen Victoria signed into law in 1867.  That is how Canada was granted it's independence from England.  

Here are two of them.

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This is set in front of The Great George Hotel which in that day would have been the premiere hotel to stay at.  Apparently some of the rooms still have the original furnishings from that period.CcjWjnV.jpg

Nearby is the Province House where the Colonial Government was located in the day.

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A memorial to the PEI Soldiers who lost their lives in the two World Wars, in Korean and Afghanistan.

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The building is being restored at the moment and was closed on this day.

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Continuing my walk I found the store for The Anne of Green Gables (it's a Canadian thing).

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Time for lunch.

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PEI Halibut and Chips and a local IPA.

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With that I headed back to the ship.  First I had to get past the guard who wanted to see ship card and photo ID.

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Day 4 Sail away to more rain and overcast.

The typical rolling hills that PEI is known for.

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Fall color is getting more intense.

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Day 4 dinner menu.

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I went to the Windjammer again.  I wanted a quick dinner to try to catch the skating show at 7pm.  Scandinavian Night.

@Sweety, this photo is for you.  All the Red velvet Cake you can eat.

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At 6:15pm I headed down to deck3 when stepping off the elevator I encountered the longest Studio B line I've ever seen.  At 45 minutes before show time it stretched from Studio B all the way into the MDR.  I guess with a rainy day and many folks not leaving the ship they were anxious for something and they all came to Studio B.  

I'll try for another showing...

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