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Harmony Aug 4, 2019 - We're not on Empress anymore.

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3 hours ago, zoepipes said:

Any special plans in St. Thomas and St. Maarten?  I assume you've been to both ports lot of time.  We'll be on Harmony next month and plan on taking a ferry over to St. John which will be a first for us.  Not sure what to do in St. Maarten, if anything.  We've been to both ports multiple times.

 

We are doing a sunset catamaran in St Thomas.  Holland House in St Maarten. Need to stay out of EFFY store.

 

We did a ferry to St John when we were on Empress a few weeks ago

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30 minutes ago, molly361 said:

Are they still doing Formal night or is it changed to Dress your Best or whatever they are calling it?

 

A recent Cruise Compass from July 21 of the same itinerary lists formal and it was on day 3.  The second formal night was day 6.

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And back to our regular scheduled programming.  I think I left off at muster. 

 

After muster we headed back to room and changed for dinner.  Here we are leaving Port Canaveral. 

 

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Watched Cocoa Beach as we sailed by.

 

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Our condo is in the middle

 

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Here is Harmony sailing past our place last week. 

 

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5 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Starboard door is propped open, and my card and wow band both operate the locks

 

Wow on the wow band is right (and the card).   Just goes to show you...Pinnies can go anywhere they want!  😉 😄 

 

Though not surprised at all on the propped open door.  😉 

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Off to happy hour in the Suite Lounge.

 

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My cruise staple, Cape Codder. Made with the finest NA vodka. 

 

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Not to crowded, and wait staff is plentiful

 

Now the reason I have Empress in the title is because I want to reflect and compare the two ships. We are on an almost identical itinerary and 8 days vs 7 days. Being in the SL is very different from Empress.  Part of me liked barhopping on Empress, but this is nice also.

 

Played some Rummy and visited with Cindy and Lou. They are some of the Pinnacles that we've met previously. Nice folks. 

 

View from SL is nice, I'll get some pictures later

 

Off to dinner, it's such a long walk.

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LOL....Hope you made that long walk to dinner OK John!  😄 🥃 What did you call it again?  The Pinnacle march...parade...I forget.  You are going to have to keep me up these terms!    🙂 

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We have a standing 6pm dinner reservation.  We'll change that a few nights due to late departure in St Thomas, dinner at Izumi tomorrow,  and we may do MTD or WJ one night.

 

Tonight is filet night, and more tomato soup.

 

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I got the salmon app and escargot

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Now my entree is rather unique. Cauliflower steak. With raisins. 🤣 

 

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I also get to finish Laura's filet, so I didn't miss out on a nice chunk of med rare beef.

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3 minutes ago, island lady said:

LOL....Hope you made that long walk to dinner OK John!  😄 🥃 What did you call it again?  The Pinnacle march...parade...I forget.  You are going to have to keep me up these terms!    🙂 

 

Pinnacle Parade when it's done right when CK opens 😉

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11 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 ...My cruise staple, Cape Codder. Made with the finest NA vodka...

...👍🥃

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After dinner we were stuffed so decided to walk down to the pub for a Newcastle.  Its included with the happy hour drinks since its draft. 

 

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You can also get it at On Air. 

 

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Then it was off to make a $100 donation in the casino. 

 

After that we headed back to the cabin where I proceeded to get irritated with Cruise Critic.

 

End of Day 1

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3 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Pinnacle Parade when it's done right when CK opens 😉

 

OK...thanks!!  How soon I forget. 😯 Parade..Parade...need to remember that!  

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15 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

My cruise staple, Cape Codder. Made with the finest NA vodka

So, no change to something even cheaper? Maybe just for the DL?

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35 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

So, no change to something even cheaper? Maybe just for the DL?

 

I did see an alternate vodka on Empress. Had a gold label

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Excited to follow along! We sail on Harmony for the first time in February.  

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We sail the first week of Sept, on the same itenary. I really wish Cats was also on this ship instead of Grease!

 

But mostly, I am hoping for a Noro-free cruise!

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19 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Hoping to meet Poole party at Fishlips 😁

We liked Fishlips.😀

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

We have a standing 6pm dinner reservation.  We'll change that a few nights due to late departure in St Thomas, dinner at Izumi tomorrow,  and we may do MTD or WJ one night.

 

Tonight is filet night, and more tomato soup.

 

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I got the salmon app and escargot

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Now my entree is rather unique. Cauliflower steak. With raisins. 🤣 

 

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I also get to finish Laura's filet, so I didn't miss out on a nice chunk of med rare beef.

I'm sure Andrew is shaking his head about now.  

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Can not believe how busy this awesome review/photos by John was today while I went to the doctor.  Keep up the good work John.

 

Loving all the info on CK and SL as we will be there in November "Good Lord Willin."

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19 hours ago, brillohead said:


The Duplex?

Double Trouble?

 

How about... 2.0

 

5 hours ago, ryano said:

I will be following along John.  27 days and I will be on this same itinerary  🙂  2D accessible oceanview balcony on deck 10 port side.    🙂  

 

I think we will miss you Ryano, we sail August 25.  We shall prepare the ship for your arrival. 

 

1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

We are doing a sunset catamaran in St Thomas.  Holland House in St Maarten. Need to stay out of EFFY store.

 

We did a ferry to St John when we were on Empress a few weeks ago

 

Great plans John. 

 

Holland House for us too.  Emerald Bay Beach Club in St Thomas. Next time we are going to hit up St John. 

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I'll do as you asked and not repost the pictures. 🍾   Regarding your luggage, do the ridges in them help make the sides a little stronger? It looks like they might. Also, the food looks so good. How was the cauliflower steak?

Edited by ReneeFLL

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19 hours ago, Swank Pad G said:

We love to cruise but it it is hard to leave our loved ones. Maggie and Penny

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Love my  Cavalier too.....such angels.

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6 hours ago, SilkySal said:

I am going to try to add a pic of Bobo. Not sure I know how but here goes!

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Darn, that's an old pic when we picked him out from the litter. I am having trouble getting a current photo on here!

Success!! My sweet hubby just helped me!! This is Bobo! He just turned one year old on July 19!

 

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Another angel Cavalier.  Aren't they just the sweetest.  Ours is Paxton, but he is called BooBoo.

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2 hours ago, The sea calls my name said:

I'm sure Andrew is shaking his head about now.  

 

Just for him. 😉

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