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1 hour ago, Sea Dog said:

I know they are similar in some ways but that Symphony is bigger.

The difference in size between any of the Oasis class ships is minute and would be unnoticeable. 

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John and Lala,

In regards to unpacking, we have a system.

 

Whomever's bags arrives first unpacks, while the other party leaves the cabin.  Alleviates the bickering.

 

If I am the first, I take the fewest  number of cabinets and leave as much hangers as possible.

 

If she is the first, I just leave the cabin, have a few drinks.  Return to the cabin and unpack my suitcases, utilizing what ever storage is still available.

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2 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

Hi John, Looks like a great start. At some point  towards the end I would love how you would compare Symphony to Harmony? I know they are similar in some ways but that Symphony is bigger. I would love to hear your thoughts if you like one over the other. Cheers!!

 

If its bigger, you wouldn't notice. Overall they are identical. 

 

We will sail all 4 between now and March 1

Symphony now

Oasis January 

Harmony February 

Allure March

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2 hours ago, jaspercat said:

Hi John and Laura - a bit late to the party - look forward to your review. Upon catch-up saw the adorable Bella. Blanket Bella is too cute.

 

Saw posts that people were asking if Mike S was the CD (sorry I skimmed a lot to catch up, so you might have replied) -- I absolutely love Mike (and not 'cause I'm Cdn too) -- he was a super CD when I sailed with him before he left and was pleased to see that he had returned.

 

Nice pics of your cabin.

 

Food porn!!! OMG that filet (from tonight (Sun) CK) looks so good!

 

Ricky Mathews is our current CD. He's good. 

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2 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Ricky Mathews is our current CD. He's good. 

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How long is he on for? I’m headed on the Symphony in April 

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13 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

On a side note, we were entertained by several kids using the slides ahead of opening. AO staff not amused. I blame a dad for showing his son how to open the netting. 


How much you wanna bet that dad also reserves seats in the theater and loungers on the pool deck... *sigh*  What on earth is wrong with people?????

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4 hours ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks my DS friend.

63 today.

 

I hope you had a great day Graham. 

I tipped a pint in the pub tonight

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20 minutes ago, gatour said:

John and Lala,

In regards to unpacking, we have a system.

 

Whomever's bags arrives first unpacks, while the other party leaves the cabin.  Alleviates the bickering.

 

If I am the first, I take the fewest  number of cabinets and leave as much hangers as possible.

 

If she is the first, I just leave the cabin, have a few drinks.  Return to the cabin and unpack my suitcases, utilizing what ever storage is still available.

 

Next time for sure

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8 minutes ago, DustFSU said:

How long is he on for? I’m headed on the Symphony in April 

 

Not sure, I'll ask

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Let's wrap up Saturday night. 

 

After dinner went back to cabin to watch Missouri game. It was depressing.  So I caught up with you folks and called it a night. In bed by 10pm. It was a long day. 

 

Free drink count for the day was 6 Amstel for me, and 5 white Zin and a Buffalo Trace for Laura. Apparently the casino doesn't have B&B for her 'Tea'

 

I'll try and keep up with my alcohol intake this week. 

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One more thing. Internet has been pretty good so far. Login says Stream

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This is typical speedtest range

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Meets our needs. 

 

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9 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

One more thing. Internet has been pretty good so far. Login says Stream

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This is typical speedtest range

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Meets our needs. 

 

I wonder if those speeds are so slow cause so many people that now get the internet package or because your on a ship, but I would think it would be a little better. I also love that you call your wife Lala. My daughters name is Emilia but when our son tried to say her name when she was born it came out Lala so that’s what we call her along with the whole family 😁

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5 minutes ago, DustFSU said:

I wonder if those speeds are so slow cause so many people that now get the internet package or because your on a ship, but I would think it would be a little better. I also love that you call your wife Lala. My daughters name is Emilia but when our son tried to say her name when she was born it came out Lala so that’s what we call her along with the whole family 😁

 

Laura was named for her aunt Laura.  She went by LaLa.

It became her Grandma name, 13 years ago. I'm Grumpy.

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7 hours ago, island lady said:

 

Sherri...I miss Rahul as well.  Sure were good times on the Freedom.  🙂 

Hey Pat -- RCCL is releasing its May 2021-April 2022 7 night Caribbean schedule during the week of November 18, 2019.  Maybe SY will replace HM, which is going to Europe for drydock in April.  I expect HM to stay in Europe for the summer/fall but we should know soon.  The 7 day Caribbean release date has already slipped.  

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18 hours ago, atush said:

Always a sunny day when the Tar Heels win

True!

 

Do you get to watch any of the Tar Heels on the IOM?  Especially basketball.

 

That said, beating Dook at anything is awesome.

 

jc

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12 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Top Tier party

C&A 2502

Gold 1260

Platinum 419

Emerald 301

Diamond 334

D+ 201

Pinnacle 87

 

1 new Pinnacle couple

 

2137 3rd highest

2634 2nd highest

4733 Barb top cruiser

 

 

That is insane, but hardly surprising

 

jc

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33 minutes ago, xpcdoojk said:

True!

 

Do you get to watch any of the Tar Heels on the IOM?  Especially basketball.

 

That said, beating Dook at anything is awesome.

 

jc

Houston wins game 5, 7-1. Leads Series 3-2

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4 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I hope you had a great day Graham. 

I tipped a pint in the pub tonight

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Thank you John.

That is a fantastic photo of Bella.

We just woke up and saw that lovely photo of Bella it really cheered us up before we go to work.

Cheers.

 

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10 hours ago, Domino D said:

Perhaps for your birthday, we should all send you a gallon of gas.

 

A great idea but you cant even send Pam cooking spray thru the post here lol;

 

Been trying to get some since TSA took my last can.

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4 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

True!

 

Do you get to watch any of the Tar Heels on the IOM?  Especially basketball.

 

That said, beating Dook at anything is awesome.

 

jc

They had the Basketball on and i saw that,i havent seen any football but my OH might have.  He has control of the TV in the room that all the sports packages are on.

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9 hours ago, DustFSU said:

I wonder if those speeds are so slow cause so many people that now get the internet package or because your on a ship, but I would think it would be a little better.

VOOM Stream has been capped at about 4 Mbps for some time now, not sure why one would expect better than posted.

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