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1 hour ago, FLbeachbaby said:

Excited to be on the first itinerary post dry dock March 25-30. Second Summit cruise so will be interesting  to see the changes.

 

We will also be on that sailing.  I’ll do my best to live update, we are in a Royal, so free WiFi, but my DW is NOT excited for me to be on a device while on holiday. I’ll sneak some pictures as much as I can!

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10 minutes ago, rosskeys88 said:

We will also be on that sailing.  I’ll do my best to live update, we are in a Royal, so free WiFi, but my DW is NOT excited for me to be on a device while on holiday. I’ll sneak some pictures as much as I can!

Ok you can be the official CC'r !   The OGCC.  Not planning on interwebbing whilst on vacay.  Look forward to seeing you  in Luminae.

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2 hours ago, rosskeys88 said:

We will also be on that sailing.  I’ll do my best to live update, we are in a Royal, so free WiFi, but my DW is NOT excited for me to be on a device while on holiday. I’ll sneak some pictures as much as I can!

Tell her your shopping for he birthday.   Or trying to find another cruise. 

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21 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

I was thinking she was in dry dock today also until I saw her filed plans yesterday.   Fun to watch.   Hope some of the crew and workers post pictures once in Dry Dock.   It is always exciting to watch her being restored to her glory.

 

Thanks for starting this thread. We will be on the April 6th cruise. I’ve been avidly following your Millenium thread. This will be our first time on Summit and our first time on an M-class in years.  

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13 minutes ago, Jazzbo said:

Thanks for starting this thread. We will be on the April 6th cruise. I’ve been avidly following your Millenium thread. This will be our first time on Summit and our first time on an M-class in years.  

I think you will like it.   M-Ships have fewer passengers and also only have Qsine and Tuscan for Specialty dining.    You should really enjoy her especially after her Revolution. 

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Summit making way to Port Everglades and due to arrive 6:30 pm. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

I think you will like it.   M-Ships have fewer passengers and also only have Qsine and Tuscan for Specialty dining.    You should really enjoy her especially after her Revolution. 

 

Sort of wish they would replace Quisine with Murano's after the revolution, we are sailing on her next March.

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3 hours ago, rosskeys88 said:

We will also be on that sailing.  I’ll do my best to live update, we are in a Royal, so free WiFi, but my DW is NOT excited for me to be on a device while on holiday. I’ll sneak some pictures as much as I can!

Im also on that sailing, and will have free wifi as well, so we'll also do our best to be on top of photos and live updates 🙂

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Just now, dgparent said:

 

Sort of wish they would replace Quisine with Murano's after the revolution, we are sailing on her next March.

I would also.    I am not a big fan of either Tuscan or Qsine.

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2 minutes ago, dgparent said:

 

Sort of wish they would replace Quisine with Murano's after the revolution, we are sailing on her next March.

I am sure you will be inundated with requests.   There are still so many questions about Millennium and so few posting of pictures.

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We loved Murano and really do miss it.  I do not understand why they have taken it away.  Someone said to me that it was way to costly to provide such nice food and service.  We were paying for it!

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Just off the ship on Sunday.  We talked to a lot of the crew about the dry dock.  From what we were told, once the passengers got off the ship, 2000 contractors would be getting on.  Then the ship would sail to Fort Lauderdale to pick up another 1000 contractors.  Then it would head to Freeport.

 

Almost everyone we talked to said they would be staying on the ship during the dry dock and helping with it, in different capacities.  The waiters would need to serve food for the contractors.  One of the casino dealers said they would be wherever there was hot work to put out possible fires. 

 

I was afraid they would start working on the ship while we were still on it (as happened recently on a different cruise line), but everything was open and functioning as normal.  The only time we noticed work being done was one day when we were getting off the ship in port from Deck 1.  We could hear electric saws.

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On 2/14/2019 at 6:43 PM, Jim_Iain said:

 

Her first cruise will be March 23 after Revolution.    I would presume she will need at least a month if similar to Millennium. 

 

40 days for the dry dock is what we heard from several crew members.

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3 minutes ago, CruisinCrow said:

Just off the ship on Sunday.  We talked to a lot of the crew about the dry dock.  From what we were told, once the passengers got off the ship, 2000 contractors would be getting on.  Then the ship would sail to Fort Lauderdale to pick up another 1000 contractors.  Then it would head to Freeport.

 

Almost everyone we talked to said they would be staying on the ship during the dry dock and helping with it, in different capacities.  The waiters would need to serve food for the contractors.  One of the casino dealers said they would be wherever there was hot work to put out possible fires. 

 

 

Cabin capacity, just over 2,000 pax.. those 3,000 contractors must be using warm beds on shifts...

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5 minutes ago, CruisinCrow said:

Just off the ship on Sunday.  We talked to a lot of the crew about the dry dock.  From what we were told, once the passengers got off the ship, 2000 contractors would be getting on.  Then the ship would sail to Fort Lauderdale to pick up another 1000 contractors.  Then it would head to Freeport.

 

Almost everyone we talked to said they would be staying on the ship during the dry dock and helping with it, in different capacities.  The waiters would need to serve food for the contractors.  One of the casino dealers said they would be wherever there was hot work to put out possible fires. 

 

I was afraid they would start working on the ship while we were still on it (as happened recently on a different cruise line), but everything was open and functioning as normal.  The only time we noticed work being done was one day when we were getting off the ship in port from Deck 1.  We could hear electric saws.

 

Thanks for the explanation.   It makes sense to pick up all of those workers instead of trying to fly them in.  I figured something similar as the stop in Fort Lauderdale is  so short.

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11 minutes ago, Arno. said:

Cabin capacity, just over 2,000 pax.. those 3,000 contractors must be using warm beds on shifts...

 

We asked where they would all be sleeping since the cabins are being renovated.  They said some of the contractors would be staying in hotels.  Others would be staying on a ship docked next to Summit.  I'm guessing they are using the guest cabins until they get to Freeport.

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2 hours ago, avrey97 said:

Im also on that sailing, and will have free wifi as well, so we'll also do our best to be on top of photos and live updates 🙂

Awesome ! I look forward to seeing what you guys post. It will be fun to be the first occupants of our rooms🤩 We did a sky suite both times so we will definitely have the before and after experience. Cheers !

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1 hour ago, CruisinCrow said:

Just off the ship on Sunday.  We talked to a lot of the crew about the dry dock.  From what we were told, once the passengers got off the ship, 2000 contractors would be getting on.  Then the ship would sail to Fort Lauderdale to pick up another 1000 contractors.  Then it would head to Freeport.

 

Almost everyone we talked to said they would be staying on the ship during the dry dock and helping with it, in different capacities.  The waiters would need to serve food for the contractors.  One of the casino dealers said they would be wherever there was hot work to put out possible fires. 

 

I was afraid they would start working on the ship while we were still on it (as happened recently on a different cruise line), but everything was open and functioning as normal.  The only time we noticed work being done was one day when we were getting off the ship in port from Deck 1.  We could hear electric saws.

That's so interesting. It would make a great documentary. Where do all those people sleep, how does it all go down, what happens to all the stuff, does the local economy benefit in any way... I'd love to see the whole project, so curious.

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2 hours ago, dazey said:

We loved Murano and really do miss it.  I do not understand why they have taken it away.  Someone said to me that it was way to costly to provide such nice food and service.  We were paying for it!

Another vote for Murano here as well. We eat there several times a week while sailing. Best food/service on the ship imho.

 

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9 minutes ago, FLbeachbaby said:

That's so interesting. It would make a great documentary. Where do all those people sleep, how does it all go down, what happens to all the stuff, does the local economy benefit in any way... I'd love to see the whole project, so curious.

 

I know, I wanted to know so much more about the process too but didn't want to keep pestering the crew with questions.  I thought it was so interesting that the casino dealers were on "fire duty".  I knew all crew were trained in putting out fires (from a behind the scenes tour a few years ago) but never thought that's what the dealers would be doing during a dry dock.  I also wondered if the crew got a higher base pay since they usually rely on tips.

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2 minutes ago, Fogfog said:

Another vote for Murano here as well. We eat there several times a week while sailing. Best food/service on the ship imho.

 

I was also a fan of the French Murano style restaurants on the M-Class.   Some staff said it was eliminated to "attract a younger demographics" who found Murano stuffy.    I would have to go with that as an explanation rather than the cost as Murano has remained on all of the S-Class ships. 

 

Even when traveling on an M-Class in a Royal with unlimited free specialty we rarely go Tuscan and almost never go to Qsine.

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Summit  had a quick turn and on it's way to Freport -  Arrival 13:00 Eastern.

 

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Following with interest. We'll be on Summit for the first time in May and can't wait for a preview! 

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On 2/16/2019 at 3:57 PM, Jim_Iain said:

I was also a fan of the French Murano style restaurants on the M-Class.   Some staff said it was eliminated to "attract a younger demographics" who found Murano stuffy.    I would have to go with that as an explanation rather than the cost as Murano has remained on all of the S-Class ships. 

 

Even when traveling on an M-Class in a Royal with unlimited free specialty we rarely go Tuscan and almost never go to Qsine.

 

I've never had a decent meal in Tuscan and quit going.  Qsine was fun with a group.  LPC does not appeal to me at all.  And I lament the passing of the lovely fine dining venues on the M class ships.  Oh well.  Apparently I'm not their target demographic.

 

On another note, did you notice all the Kelly Hoppen pillows in the chairs on the new Millie sunset bar area?  The one with no roof?  What the H are they going to do with them when it rains???

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