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15 hours ago, hcat said:

Blue grotto photos and video .Wow! 

But i am claustrophobic  like Vtcruiser...

 

I'm not claustrophobic, but very low ceilings don't "agree" with me. I've found a private tour through TripAdvisor, which took us around Capri, including the Green Grotto. Simply amazing.

 

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28 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

We don't have those series here.

Sadly, it happens to the best of them. P. Cornwell comes to mind, as well as John Grisham....

On the other hand, Michael Connelly and J.D. Robb (with the "In death" series) are still going strong. I've just finished Connelly's "Two kinds of truth" -- enjoyed every moment.

Another series on my list. Thanks for recommendations.  

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16 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

 

I'm not claustrophobic, but very low ceilings don't "agree" with me. I've found a private tour through TripAdvisor, which took us around Capri, including the Green Grotto. Simply amazing.

 

 


The colors are amazing. 

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Just completed Muster Drill.  Our station is the theater so plenty of seating. 
 

Looking stormy for sail away.  
 

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Did you have to sit through that awful "spy" video at muster?  We did not last month on Equinox.  Hoping all ships are giving that video up! It is so unhelpful.  

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I love the Brad Thor books, Scott Harvath, I'm on the last one now "Back Lash" hope he'll continue the series.

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I have been following along since the beginning of your adventures.  Great stuff and thank you. But now it’s time to chime in. This is the part I’ve been waiting for,..... the TA.  We are on this same itinerary next year. It will be our third TA, but our first on an edge clash ship. I’m really looking forward to following along in seeing how your 14 night cruise goes for you.

 

Thanks 

Tom W

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3 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

I haven't but will look for her series.   I'm glad you let me know as she looks like a good match.  

 

Jim

Jim if you like a good series and haven't read them try Michael Connely's Harry Bosch series 

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1 hour ago, Alushar said:

Jim if you like a good series and haven't read them try Michael Connely's Harry Bosch series 

I second the Harry Bosch series - the TV series on Amazon Prime is also very good. 

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3 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

Another series on my list. Thanks for recommendations.  

JD Robb, my favorite, very prolific author, aka Nora Roberts 

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1 hour ago, DUTRAVEL said:

I second the Harry Bosch series - the TV series on Amazon Prime is also very good. 

 

And a 3rd vote for Harry Bosch series. I try to imagine how he is portrayed in TV....

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There is a very similar blue grotto experience in Tortula, Croatia. We spent 7 nights on a small boat of 35 cruising around this beautiful area. Fabulous coastline. 

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11 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

We heard that 2 passengers were left behind in Naples last evening.  They waited about 15-20 minutes, paging them on board was conducted before they were left behind.   
 

That would be a tough way to end your cruise. 

Yes but when touring independently always give yourself extra time, catch the earlier train, bring extra money for a taxi...

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16 hours ago, hcat said:

BON VOYAGE.....hope you leave the clouds behind!

Predictions are that we are going to have wet weather for both Livorno and Toulon.  For Livorno there is a 100% chance of rain today and high wind warnings for overnight.    We are playing it by air as to what we are going to do.    Staying aboard is not out of the question but with so few ports on this cruise it would be ashamed to not get a chance to explore. 

 

As Iain just said -   It's only rain.

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16 hours ago, 39august said:

Did you have to sit through that awful "spy" video at muster?  We did not last month on Equinox.  Hoping all ships are giving that video up! It is so unhelpful.  

No they haven't given it up.   Edge still has the "Spy" Muster Video.   While it is silly I somewhat like it better than the long drawn out demonstrations they use to do -   at least it is only in one language (English). 

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15 hours ago, Tommy3putts said:

I have been following along since the beginning of your adventures.  Great stuff and thank you. But now it’s time to chime in. This is the part I’ve been waiting for,..... the TA.  We are on this same itinerary next year. It will be our third TA, but our first on an edge clash ship. I’m really looking forward to following along in seeing how your 14 night cruise goes for you.

 

Thanks 

Tom W

 

We are also looking forward to the crossing.   This will be our 11th TA and our 7th southern.  It is a little different from many as we have no stops after the Canary Islands.   It will be nice to have lots of sea days after a very port intensive itinerary of the last cruise and the beginning of this one.

 

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10 hours ago, Pushka said:

There is a very similar blue grotto experience in Tortula, Croatia. We spent 7 nights on a small boat of 35 cruising around this beautiful area. Fabulous coastline. 

 

Good to hear.   I've never heard of it but will keep it in our data bank.    We really enjoyed Croatia on one of our past cruises.

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Dinner - Night 1

 

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It is really a treat to be a B2B guest and all the dining room staff greeting you and recognizing you, as well as remembering your preferences. 

 

We began our dinner with a glass of wine.    Iain chose the Opulence which has a $1 upcharge.  The wine server has been just giving it to Iain instead of charging him the upcharge.   I don't drink but decided be have a non-alcoholic Fre - Cabaret.   

 

Our meal began with a daily Amuse-bouche.  Tonight it was a hot Ham And Cheese Croquet. 
 

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For starters Iain had the Smoked Salmon which he enjoyed.   I tried the Daniel B special menus item of Soup Carrot Soup with prawns and coriander. 
 

hmmm.  I was not impressed.    I should have read closer as it was a cold soup and the chunks of carrots are raw.  Our waiter offered to get me something different but I declined. 


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For our entree Iain ordered the Turbot and I had the Duck breast.  Bothe were delicious and cooked to perfection. 
 

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Desert was the finale of our dinner. 
 

I had the Almond Cake.   It was very light and layers of flavor. 
 

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Iain’s not much of a desert eater and had a Double Bailey.  

 

We left pleased and full. 
 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jim_Iain said:

I had the Almond Cake.   It was very light and layers of flavor.

That soup didn't sound great, but the rest of it looks wonderful. Love that cake ...my favorite dessert at Luminae. Was there an alternative entree offered last night?

 

Hope you can enjoy the port, even in the rain.

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Jim- Thanks for the wonderful travel log and pictures;  I've enjoyed following along (taking notes!).  We're on a Rome to Rome cruise on the Edge next September with many of the same ports.   

 

My one concern about the Edge is the possible lack of shaded areas on the open decks (this is strictly from the little I've read in various posts).  DH has skin cancer, so we try to be vigilant about the sun but love being outside when we cruise.  Have you found any great area(s) to sit and watch the sea but stay in the shade?  

 

Enjoy the TA!  Lynn

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2 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

 

We are also looking forward to the crossing.   This will be our 11th TA and our 7th southern.  It is a little different from many as we have no stops after the Canary Islands.   It will be nice to have lots of sea days after a very port intensive itinerary of the last cruise and the beginning of this one.

 

Next year will be our third TA. We’ve sailed the Reflection itinerary previously.  We love Tenerife and the 7 Straight sea days. 

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