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Live from the Bliss - TA 4/21/18

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Well it’s just about that time. I’ll be heading soon for my first flight to LAX on good old Southwest, hanging in the One World Lounge for a few hours, and then leaving in the evening for Gatwick on board Norwegian Air. I’ll be hopping on the train to Southampton and staying at The Grapes in a single room for two nights before boarding the brand-new BLISS!

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I booked a Studio very shortly after the sailing first became available and joined up on the Roll Call. We’ve had a really good core group on the Roll Call and associated page on FB with The Dougout and Sue keeping things moving with countdown videos and a separate web page so people could register for our on-board events hosted by people on the cruise who stepped up to help. And what a list of events! A pre-cruise dinner, a CC Meet & Greet(of course), slot pull, Pub Crawl, chocolate tasting, mystery gift exchange, cabin crawl, games & dinners, and even a CC sponsored scavenger hunt. We’ll have no time to be bored on this sailing.

I helped out with designing and getting lapel pins made for the sailing:

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I’m quite proud of how they turned out. I also used the flag background to create T-shirts for the group and set them up for people to buy on a separate site to have the shirts shipped directly to them.

I’ll be trying out the unlimited package on the ship for wifi since I really didn’t want to have to mess around with upgrading the social package if it turned out not to allow posting from Tapatalk. If you’ve read one of my reviews before then you know there will be food and booze pictures galore.

 

Speaking of pictures, I do ask that you not use the quote function for the pictures. Reposting them just clogs up the thread and makes it harder for me and others to see what you may have said and see new posts. If you want to comment or ask a question on something that is in a picture, then please delete the other pictures if you use the quote function for that picture. If you just want to make a general comment, PLEASE do not quote the whole picture post!

TLDR: Please do not quote pictures!

I have my Samsung 7 and a knock-off faux-pro for pictures& video so nothing fancy. I’m not sure how good the internet will be but if it’s good enough I’ll post video to YouTube during the cruise, otherwise I’ll have to wait until I get home. I’ll also be posting to Instagram as @goddessocoffee with pictures and short videos.

I’ll be happy to answer questions as I find the answers and post pics of the dailies but I’m not going to go out of my way to track down something I’m not interested in or scour the casino for your favorite slot machine. I’m out to do two things:discover the new ship and enjoy my vacation. And drink much booze; okay three things.

Yes, I will be doing the go-carts but I probably won’t be doing the Laser Tag.

Yes, I will be going to the spa (I have the pass) so will post pics of that and the spa menu.

Yes, I will be posting pics of the drink and food menus as I visit the bars and restaurants.

 

Now to finish that last-minute packing, give my kitties love, then wait on my Lyft.

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This sounds like the most organized trip I have the pleasure to read about.

 

I love your comments on the things you are doing and the things your not I think you hit all of my favorites.

 

Looking forward to your posts I was planning on taking a cruise on this ship later in the year. I have Getaway booked in June which threw my schedule off. So this ship maybe in December.

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This sounds like the most organized trip I have the pleasure to read about.

 

I love your comments on the things you are doing and the things your not I think you hit all of my favorites.

 

Looking forward to your posts I was planning on taking a cruise on this ship later in the year. I have Getaway booked in June which threw my schedule off. So this ship maybe in December.

 

Thanks, I'm looking forward to posting!

 

We need your services for the Encore Inaugural Transatlantic in 2019.

 

While I'm on that we'll have to see about how it all works out before I commit.

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The pins look great. Will we be able to purchase some on board.

 

Saturday can't come soon enough.

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Looking forward to your posts!

 

Have a great trip!! Safe travels!!

 

 

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Thanks!

 

The pins look great. Will we be able to purchase some on board.

 

Saturday can't come soon enough.

 

I will have a limited number of both types of pins for sale at the Meet & Greet. It will be one pin per person, first come, first served so I'm not holding those for anyone.

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I will have a limited number of both types of pins for sale at the Meet & Greet. It will be one pin per person, first come, first served so I'm not holding those for anyone.

 

That's fine. Expect to be bowled over by my daughter in the rush to get one.

 

Have a safe and pleasant journey.

 

The weather in the UK is just starting to get nice.

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Fantastic news! Thanks for stepping up to the plate especially as we personally wait for the 15 night PC sailing. Excellent that you will post some menus and photos both specialities and MDR (will give us an idea what's coming up).

 

Of course, would love your take on entertainment.

Have a great crossing. They've certainly assembled an experienced team so you'll be in good hands!:)

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Following along - Save Travels and Bon Voyage!

 

PS - Those pins look INCREDIBLE.

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Really looking forward to your report! And I love the pins.

 

I am especially excited to see your photos of the spa! I purchased my first ever spa pass and am really looking forward to the experience. I am very excited that the beautiful, new Bliss is almost ready to make her way westward. I board in 44 days in my hometown, Seattle! :)

 

Safe travels and enjoy your vacation!

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Thanks everybody, I hope ypu enjoy it. I am reading all your responses even if I don't reply to them all. I'll need to figure out how to multi quote on Tapatalk.

 

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Thank you for taking us all along! Between posts from you and Doug, I know we are all going to enjoy the next couple of weeks! ;) Safe travels and enjoy your journey! :cocktail::D

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Thank you! Love the pic of the drink. Yay for vacations. Will be following along for sure

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Please be careful selling things onboard. I had a friend who's daughter while on board tried selling magazine subscriptions for her school and they warned her no passenger is allowed to sell anything is against ship policy. Just don't want you to get in trouble selling any of those beautiful pins. I believe we met on the Getaway years ago!

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So excite for the live posts. I’ll be following along with you and Doug. We’ll be boarding Bliss in 21 days for the Panama Canal.

Safe travels!

 

Linda

 

 

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Just followed you on Instagram... another cat and cocktail lover... ;) Bon Voyage! Looking forward to reading about your trip and seeing your photos.

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