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#21
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Originally posted by 2pbears
Coral and Arizonaperson - If either of you eat at Sabatini's would you mind posting the name of the dessert on their menu that is a layered dessert consisting of thin crisp cookie-like wafers and cream. I believe the name begins with an "S" and it was maybe the third dessert down on the menu. DH said it was the best dessert he has ever eaten and I would love to search for the recipe but without a name that would be impossible. Would sure appreciate it if you get the chance.
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Hi Coral - Doug mentioned you are on the Sapphire. We will be on a July Alaskan cruise. Other than the flat screens, it seems that there were not any other changes to the cabins? We will be in a mini-suite, Dolphin deck.

Thanks in advance for any additional information.
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The flat screens were put in around January and February of 2011. The only other difference is the new deck furniture. We are on Emerald deck.
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[quote=CA Dave;33766530]Thanks for the Sapphire Live! report. We love the Sapphire and like what they did at the recent dry dock.

We were on the Sapphire a few weeks ago and I set down my library book (not Sapphire library, my local County library) while disembarking and it's lost! Princess didn't find it in the lost and found so I'm thinking someone assumed it was from the ships library and so maybe it's there.

I know it's only a 7 day cruise and you have plenty to do but if you are in the library please look to see if it's there.

'Already Gone' by John Rector. It will say Santa Clara County Library. Let me know if you find it.

Thanks!!![/QUOTE


I am on for 3 weeks so I can try to look.
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Enjoying your live from and all the details. I've never been on the Sapphire but the improvements sound fantastic. Have a great cruise, Coral!
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Maureen - I haven't chatted with you but I can say I have followed some of your posts and it sounds like you and Garret have had some fabulous adventures! Antarctica! I will see if I can get in that room on turn around day. Marilyn (mii) had a front suite on a sailing and she posted pictures several years ago. It is an odd room, but large. I read that you got an upsell months in advance which is really weird. I am sure you will enjoy it! Yes - my mom is with me on this sailing


Theresa - I would love to get the chance to cruise with you and your mom again. I told the people on our role call to follow your thread for the Alaskan ports as you are such a veteran cruiser. Garrit had a wonderful time in Antarctica with our son. (who is heading back to Afghanistan as we speak - that's why we had to move the cruise forward a year from when we originally planned in 2013). We also had a wonderful time with a gathering old cruising friends on Oceania from Rio to Barcelona. Have a wonderful time on your trip - can't wait to read your posts!!
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Hi Theresa,
We sailed with you On the Star to Alaska in 2009.

I'm so excited that you get to cruise for 3 weeks!!!!! That woukd be my dream to spend 3 weeks in Alaska!!!!!!

I can't wait to hear more of your "Live"

Debbie
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Originally posted by Coral
I am on for 3 weeks so I can try to look.
Thank you so much!

DZ
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#29
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Originally posted by Coral
The flat screens were put in around January and February of 2011. The only other difference is the new deck furniture. We are on Emerald deck.
Hi Coral...what cabin are you in on Emerald? We have an Emerald cabin booked on Sapphire Oct 2013...it is E731 and really excited about getting it.
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We were on the Sapphire in July and had E715...great covered balcony mini-suite. It was one of the quietest cabins we have had.

I thought the ship was really nice in July so I'll bet it is even nicer now!
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Greetings from the day at sea.

Yesterday afternoon - SFO did get sunny and it turned out to be a nice day. Though it was cool in the evening when we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Today is our only sea day and the ship was quite busy. Yesterday morning (as we didn't get into port until 10) and this morning had a very busy breakfast crowd in the dining room. We went to the pizzeria again today for lunch and there was a line to get in. At one point, there were 20 people in line for the pizzeria. I asked one of the guys if it was crowded at night and he said no. While eating pizza in the atrium, I noticed the atrium went "pink" around the elevators. I don't remember reading this in the reviews but one of the waiters said they added this at dry dock. He said they go several colors but I just saw "pink".

The shops and atriums were quite busy today.

I have done this itinerary before and this seems to be a cooler trip then I remember.

The menus are slightly different then the last time we sailed. Also, I miss CNN. The formal nights were the 2nd night and in Astoria, not the day at sea.
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Originally posted by mringenoldus
Maureen - I haven't chatted with you but I can say I have followed some of your posts and it sounds like you and Garret have had some fabulous adventures! Antarctica! I will see if I can get in that room on turn around day. Marilyn (mii) had a front suite on a sailing and she posted pictures several years ago. It is an odd room, but large. I read that you got an upsell months in advance which is really weird. I am sure you will enjoy it! Yes - my mom is with me on this sailing


Theresa - I would love to get the chance to cruise with you and your mom again. I told the people on our role call to follow your thread for the Alaskan ports as you are such a veteran cruiser. Garrit had a wonderful time in Antarctica with our son. (who is heading back to Afghanistan as we speak - that's why we had to move the cruise forward a year from when we originally planned in 2013). We also had a wonderful time with a gathering old cruising friends on Oceania from Rio to Barcelona. Have a wonderful time on your trip - can't wait to read your posts!!
Maureen
I think when we sailed with you, my brother was in Iraq and so was your son. Wishing your son good luck in Afghanistan. My friends son just came back 2 months early from there, hoping your son is not over there for too long!

I don't have much booked in Alaska as I am with my mom. We are doing a few boat rides. Not sure if my live reports will have much useful information . We are booked on the 26 glacier trip in Whittier and I am doing the 10 hour Tracy Arm boat ride. Trying to decide if we should do Misty Fiords via boat ride or not. I think we may just explore the town and play it by year.
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Originally posted by msweeble1
Hi Theresa,
We sailed with you On the Star to Alaska in 2009.

I'm so excited that you get to cruise for 3 weeks!!!!! That woukd be my dream to spend 3 weeks in Alaska!!!!!!

I can't wait to hear more of your "Live"

Debbie
That trip was over the 4th of July and the last time I was in Alaska! We are doing a coastal and then 2 weeks in Alaska. Hoping for great weather like our last cruise!
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Originally posted by roudy1
Hi Coral...what cabin are you in on Emerald? We have an Emerald cabin booked on Sapphire Oct 2013...it is E731 and really excited about getting it.
We are in E731 for 3 weeks. It is a great cabin!

I do have to add I am not a fan of the new chairs on deck though. They look nice but are not as comfortable as the old ones.
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#36
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Thanks for posting your live from. I'm enjoying reading it. I've considered doing a Coastal but still not sure. I was on the Sapphire last Saturday as well for the BVE. The ship does look beautiful

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Coral, You guys are going to be lucky, as the weather here is supposed to be very nice and warm!!! Not the usual rainy start to the cruise ship season
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Coral,

How many chairs are on your balcony? I didn't know if there was extra seating since it is oversized. We plan to host family members on it during our August trip in that cabin. Thanks for the live posts!
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Originally posted by Coral
That trip was over the 4th of July and the last time I was in Alaska! We are doing a coastal and then 2 weeks in Alaska. Hoping for great weather like our last cruise!
It was great weather. Not too hot & Not too cold! I'm hoping for that good of weather this time. It was also the last time we were in Alaska!
Enjoy your cruise!
Debbie
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