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"LIVE" from Allure of the Seas / May 22, 2011

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Mark, Make sure you have Mrs. Radio take a picture of you with your first STARBUCKS on Allure...:)

 

Ha ha, Stacey. . . Mrs.Radio was not able to come with me on Allure, but is planning to come with me on Explorer in November ;)

 

My brother and his wife are sailing this week, and I was able to reserve a Cabana in Labadee ! Woo Hoo :)

 

 

 

 

Radio

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Looking forward to my first Radio live review.

 

Radio, do you take requests?

 

 

Yes I do. . . Any and all requests. . . However, I seem to be unable to get food pics to come out right. . .

 

I should be (trying ) to get ALL Public Areas of the Ship. . . My previous Album (Oasis Mar 2010/ Jan 2011) will have many areas and cabins.

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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We left the Lorton, VA Station at 4PM, and are heading south. The internet connection is in and out. . .I should be able to post a few photos of the AutoTrain Station when we get into larger populated areas. . .

 

I am using my Mobile HotSpot and my Laptop. . .

 

There are about 15 Motorcycles coming down with us on this trip, and only about 150 Cars.

 

All passengers that ride on the AutoTrain MUST have a vehicle. . . There are other Trains that go to Florida for those who do not want to take their car (Or Bike)

 

We just passed Frederickburg, VA and we should be at Richmond by 7 or so. . . Our sceduled time in Sanford, FL is 9AM tomorrow morning.

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

I will get some pics up later tonight. . .

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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Hi Radio,

 

I am a big fan of yours! I remember avidly following your wonderful review of the Oasis before we sailed on her. We have an upcoming cruise on Allure, so I look forward to seeing your wonderful comments and photos!

 

Thanks so much!

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Hi Radio,

 

I am a big fan of yours! I remember avidly following your wonderful review of the Oasis before we sailed on her. We have an upcoming cruise on Allure, so I look forward to seeing your wonderful comments and photos!

 

Thanks so much!

 

 

Wow. . Thanks for the nice comments. . . I hope this "LIVE" will be liked as well. . .

 

I really like to do these reports. . . I wish I could do one a month ! Ouch ! :eek:

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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Wow. . Thanks for the nice comments. . . I hope this "LIVE" will be liked as well. . .

 

I really like to do these reports. . . I wish I could do one a month ! Ouch ! :eek:

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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I'm sure we all wish you could do one a month too! :D :p

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I'll be there with you too! We fly out of Phoenix in 18 hours and arrive in Ft lauderdale at 8p!!!! Spending the night at the Sheraton on the beach.

Woo Hooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Radio:

My family and I enjoy your live posts so much! We will be on the same itinerary in December and we are soooooo excited!

The weather is perfect for your sail away and we will be tuned in all week!:):D;)

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Hello everyone. . .The train is a nice way to travel. . .The pros are:

 

Its Relaxing-

The food is good-

I don’t have to Drive 995 miles !

I don’t like to fly. . .

I sleep like a baby. . .

 

However, the biggest con is that it’s not that easy to get a strong WiFi signal. . .

 

 

It has been tough for me to connect to my server, so I can post a few pics, but I was able to take care of that and we should be good now.

 

I don’t know if I like being on the Allure (Sub Section) of the Royal Caribbean Boards. Here is why. . . Cruise Critic fans that love Royal Caribbean may not make it over to the Allure board. I think that there may be many that will miss the thread. . .

 

 

Oh well, let’s move on. . . We are between Roanoke Rapids, and Rocky Mount NC. . . We are speeding south at about 70 MPH. The AutoTrain is Non-stop, and we hope to be at the station early tomorrow morning.

 

The scenery is not as good as it will be on Sunday, but each mile gets me closer to the Allure of the Seas. . .

 

 

Thanks for tuning in. . .

 

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

 

I arrive at the AutoTrain Station in Lorton, VA

 

 

AT1.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mighty engines that will take the longest Passenger Train in the world to Florida

 

AT2.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 Car carriers will be loaded before we leave. . .

 

 

AT3.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All vehicles must be filmed before loaded on the rails

 

 

AT4.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AutoTrain is 2 levels with sleepers on each floor.

 

 

AT5.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AutoTrain Map

 

 

AT12A.jpg

 

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Radio! Looking forward to "cruising with you" again! You said you reserved a cabana, can anyone sailing on the Allure do that in advance of their cruise? Thanks for the response, and Bon Voyage!

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We did the AT last Sept from sanford to va and we had a great time!

 

Looking forward to your review!!

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I wish you clear skies and smooth sailing! Have a wonderful cruise!

 

yeah, what she said..........plus, hope you have no car troubles this time around! ;)

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Ray-Dee-Ohh! Ray-De-Ohh!! Ray-Dee-Ohh!!!

 

Love your Live's Radio! Thank you so much! We have had a rainy winter here in PacNW and your threads and pictures kept me warm. I am eternally indebted my friend.

 

Have a wonderful trip and may you have smooth seas and following winds!

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Have a great trip! It looks like you have a lot of us with you. Looking forward to meeting the mrs in Nov! We want to get a cabana but are only diamond but hope to have a chance!

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Have a great trip!! So excited to go along with you. It will feel like i will be on the Allure twice as I go in Jan 2012.

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Yes I do. . . Any and all requests. . . However, I seem to be unable to get food pics to come out right. . .

 

I should be (trying ) to get ALL Public Areas of the Ship. . . My previous Album (Oasis Mar 2010/ Jan 2011) will have many areas and cabins.

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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Radio,

 

Thanks for offering to accommodate reasonable requests. My requests aren't so reasonable, so please don't go out of your way on my account. But if you are in the neighborhood...

 

Random requests for photos:

 

Deck 11, aft, there's a public balcony that overlooks the aqua theater. I have seen pictures of the balcony, but the deck plan shows a spiral staircase on this balcony Others on this board have said it's a staircase that's just for staff. If you happen to be out there, I'd love a picture of the staircase.

 

Sorrento's offers "build your own pizza". If you happen to be there, I'd like to see pictures of the toppings they offer, if they are on display. If you can get a shot of a written list of the toppings offered that would be helpful too.

 

The Wipeout Cafe offers a taco/nacho bar. I haven't seen a decent picture of it.

 

Obviously, I can live without these. But if you are in the mood/area, I'd appreciate these photos more than is probably heathy.

 

Have a great week!

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A train huh, hummmmmm............

 

Love these threads, you and Trainman2 do a good job!

I love his walkabouts..........

We are 15 days until we are on the Allure! :D

 

Please take plenty of pics and anything else you can think of that wew have not seen already! Have a GREAT cruise.........

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Thank you so much for always taking the time to entertain the rest of us. I am looking forward to "cruising" with you. This will make the wait for my Allure cruise on 6/5 even more exciting. Have a wonderful time.

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Good morning everyone. . . We are passing through Jacksonville, FL and we are scheduled to arrive on-time at the AutoTrain Station in Sanford ,Florida.

 

 

I slept really good last night. . . .for 2 hours at a time. . . Oh Well. I’m sure it will be better on Allure tomorrow night. >NOTE< to Radio. . .try not to drink so much coffee after 7PM. . . Ooops

 

 

The weather forecast for today is sunny and warm (90F) so I will try to get a few pics of Oasis of the Seas as she leaves port this afternoon at 4. . .

 

I will be staying at the Hyatt Pier 66 tonight, but I might ride down to the Lago Mar resort (near the inlet) to watch Oasis sail away.

Sail away is always much better when the weather is on your side, and I really like the feeling when a ship leaves your home port (especially when you are on the ship!)

 

I will also try to get a few pics of “MY” Ship when she comes in tomorrow morning, but it’s a little tough to get clarity when it is 5AM. . .

 

Thanks for all of the nice comments, and I hope that I will be able to post lots and lots. . .(did I just say “lots“?)

I hope I will be able to post many nice quality pics from Allure of the Seas. My internet connection will be much better when I am on board !

 

 

Thanks for tuning in. . .

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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Radio, >SNIP< Random requests for photos:

 

Deck 11, aft, there's a public balcony that overlooks the aqua theater. I have seen pictures of the balcony, but the deck plan shows a spiral staircase on this balcony Others on this board have said it's a staircase that's just for staff. If you happen to be out there, I'd love a picture of the staircase.

 

Sorrento's offers "build your own pizza". If you happen to be there, I'd like to see pictures of the toppings they offer, if they are on display. If you can get a shot of a written list of the toppings offered that would be helpful too.

 

The Wipeout Cafe offers a taco/nacho bar. I haven't seen a decent picture of it.

 

Obviously, I can live without these. But if you are in the mood/area, I'd appreciate these photos more than is probably heathy.

 

Have a great week!

 

No worries. . . I should be able to get all of them. . .You have me scratching my head about the "Spiral Starcase" The only 2 I know of is in the Casino(Deck 4), and Concierge Lounge (Deck 11)

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

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