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  1. We used our android devices on the Sky with no problems, last February with no problems. She is a beautiful ship, you will enjoy sailing on her.
  2. Hi Ellie, What a beautiful wee man! Grandchildren are such a joy and grow up far too quickly. Enjoy every moment you can spent with your adorable new grandson. I am glad to be back on the Ruby and joining you for afternoon tea. I will limit myself to one of those delicious warm scones ... have to save myself for another delicious dinner in a few hours. Gail
  3. We have had our first dose of vaccine and have an appointment for the second dose. We also continue following all the guidelines. As you say this has been very hard for many to keep to themselves. Between the variants and Easter weekend, things got out of hand. The number of daily cases with many needing intensive care is putting a strain on our medical system. With this new 28 day lockdown, hopefully we can get this under control, Gail
  4. Oh Ellie, Thomas is such a beautiful little one! Good to know he and his parents live close enough that you can visit often, Babies grow and change so quickly... and this way you won't miss all the wonderful changes. Being left on the beach, as you went home for the arrival of your grandson, isn't so bad. It is much nicer than being at home where Wave 3 of this pandemic has put us back in shutdown! Good thing I brought lots of sunscreen🤣 Gail
  5. We have reserved the Med, followed by a TA and a 10 day Caribbean for this fall -- hopefully all will be a go! If not and we have to wait until 2022, will book the same.
  6. Congratulations to the new Mum and Dad as well as you and your DH as grandparents to this new "big" boy! As one of your cruise friends, I am relieved to hear all went well with the birth. There is nothing more precious than a baby ... enjoy Gail
  7. Great decisions made by your authorities. Ontario is not doing nearly as well. Where we live, restaurants are still closed except for take out. DH and I are scheduled for vaccinations this coming week.
  8. Hi Ellie, Hope you don't mind sharing your taxi this morning in Kauai. On one of our visits here, DH and I took a taxi just as you are doing today.When we returned to the port, we walked over to the Marriott Hotel on Kalapaki Beach. The gardens here were well worth the visit.If I remember correctly, the hotel was built around the Botanical Gardens which made for a beautiful setting. Gail
  9. Sorry to hear the BI cruises have been cancelled for this summer. Now I am starting to think our November B2B2B, Med and TA could be cancelled as well. Thank goodness Ellie is taking us along on her virtual cruises. And right now with snow and cold temperatures here, Hawaii is the perfect place to cruise.
  10. Residents 80 and over (and not residing in LTC or retirement homes) will only be able to start making appointments for vaccinations on or after March 15th in most of Ontario. The way our authorities have handled this pandemic so far, I hope they step up and do a better job when setting up the vaccinations.
  11. HI Ellie, I agree the luaus put on are strictly for the tourists and although everything is not truly authentic it is fun and something we should all do at least once. Your pictures are great (even the ones you describe as grainy) and it appears the audience participants were all enjoying themselves. I hope you had a restful night. I will be waiting dockside for our next adventure! Gail
  12. After the long drive to the luau, that walk along the beach was perfect. We received the same beads when we were there several years ago. The beads made their way to our granddaughter's dress up trunk after we arrived home. She always referred to those beads as her hula beads. I am looking forward to the entertainment we will be experiencing and of course the food. I don't recall having poi ...
  13. Hi Ellie, I had to take a bit of a break, had to head home to deal with a few things.And how I have missed my cruising "fix", so glad I made it back before the cruise ends! I managed to catch up today and thank goodness I made it before the luau! Even moving quickly through the battleships I enjoyed your detailed descriptions, photos and the historical background. Sorry to hear your DH was been unwell but relieved to know he is improving plus I am so happy to know you have both been vaccinated. Our deliveries have slowed down in Canada so we are waiting patientl
  14. We have done this cruise and loved it. The scenery is unique, no beaches. I am not a shopper, but I did appreciate the locally made clothing and art.
  15. Good morning Ellie, Listening to the ocean videos, I can almost smell the ocean breezes😉 I will have the Eggs Benedict for breakfast this morning before heading off to theatre for the lecture. I suggested we go to the Cha cha lessons (to work off the breakfast calories), however my DH nixed that!😝. I guess that means several additional laps around the promenade for me. Gail
  16. The fast finger was probably helped along with the caffeine fix from that early morning coffee! I am so happy now that I know the new mini Vortex will be arriving in time for Christmas. As we went back into lockdown on Monday, so no going shopping for me! 😒. This will be the perfect "Secret Santa" gift for my lovely daughter-in-law. I do have to admit, we have had the pleasure of being given a bottle of that same wine, and whether you enjoy a glass of wine or don't really enjoy wine --- it still tastes (how do I put this politely -- different). 😝 See you at
  17. Hi Ellie I'm not quite sure but I seem to remember ambergris comes from the sperm whale and is used in perfume. And I can answer another of your trivia questions - The Dominican Republic has a bible on its flag. Gail
  18. Hi Ellie, With the UK, Canada and the US teemed up for trivia, sounds like a good mix. I am waiting to hear what wonderful prizes you win😉. Now that you skipped Ukulele lessons with Tiki Dave, maybe you will sign up for the hula lessons? As long as I am on a ship, I don't mind looking like a drunken sailor.... oh how I miss trying to walk back to the cabin without reaching for the railing! Gail
  19. Hi Ellie, I am enjoying the tour around the Ruby, it has been a few (okay maybe more than a few) years since we sailed on her... but I have noticed how small she seems after the Royal class ships. My DH would laugh at that comment as I have always said my favourite ships are the small ones. Please keep the Vortex vacuums coming our way, I was the recipient of 2 on the Majestic and I couldn't manage without them. Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed how handy I would find this on a ship as well as in my everyday life. Gail
  20. Oh Ellie, I am truly back on a cruise... a dining room lunch with the avocado/shrimp starter, followed by the salmon and ending with the orange souffle is the WELCOME BACK for me every time we board. Thank you for arranging an area just for the group. This made it even more special😃. Now to unpack and be ready for Muster. Gail
  21. Hi Ellie, Waiting in the WCC with all the other Cruising Adventurers. As soon as we board and drop off the hand luggage before heading to the dining room for one of my favourite meals onboard. Hope all our luggage arrives before Muster and we can get unpacked. Last time we sailed from there, my luggage arrived right after lunch and DH had to wait until we returned from dinner .... Gail
  22. Hi Ellie, Looks like you are having a great precruise visit in California. Wish I had been at the beach when your DH was surfing! Gail
  23. I might have been on the same cruise. The lecturer was a retired prof (if I remember correctly). The theatre was always full to overflowing for his spectacular presentations.
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