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John&LaLa Live B2B from Symphony 10/26 and 11/2, Great Expectations 🎂

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2 minutes ago, Domino D said:

 

So you want me to make it bigger??

 

Naw, it's very good. Thank you

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4 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

Naw, it's very good. Thank you

 

Safe travels.

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

We've also started negotiating our 2020 cruise schedule. We may be landlocked mid September to mid October again.


Auntie Brillo is always happy to Bella-sit!!!!  😉

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Hopefully VISA sponsors more than just one event. Last year they did 4. I'm guessing they will provide the props, but I'm bringing my own anyway. Part of my suitcase full of crap.😉

 

For the Decades Party,  Laura is doing 70's and I'm doing 80's. Think Disco Diva and Preppy Frat Boy. 

 

I'm all in for the Gold Party. 

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I tried to get this for Laura😇

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She said no. Or something similar😉

 

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7 minutes ago, bilyclub said:

They could have payed for two performances.

 

Maybe, I found this with Google

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I think I mentioned this sometime in the past year, we saw Hall and Oats at Keenan Stadium in Chapel Hill in about 1983.  I remember the music, it was OK, the DW loved H&O.  Donny Iris, the girl band that sang Vacation and somebody else, but what I remember from that summer concert, was when the people in the upper decks ran out of beer in their coolers they started dumping empty somewhat icy coolers onto the people below, which happened to be about 3 rows behind us.  Ever since when I go into a venue I look up to make sure that we are not directly below the balcony.  That is my Hall and Oats remembrance.

 

Hopefully, yours won’t be similar. 

 

JC

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Sounds like a great cruise looking forward to following along as I haven't had a chance to catch up since our cruise and trying to do my "as if live" review.

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5 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

Sounds like a great cruise looking forward to following along as I haven't had a chance to catch up since our cruise and trying to do my "as if live" review.

 

I'm enjoying yours.  It's a nice pace

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8 hours ago, Sherri914 said:

I believe your cruise director is Mike Szwajkowski on this cruise.  He was the CD on our first ever Royal cruise - and we just loved him.  I hope he's as fun as he was back then on Liberty.  Looking forward to your review.   

 

We had Mike for several cruises. I believe the first one was on Serenade and then again on Liberty.  Probably one of the best CD out there and I was sorry to see him leave (I believe left to become a police officer in Canada) and so glad he came back. Hopefully he has not lost his touch.

 

Not sure how visible he will be on a Oasis-class ship. With so many things going on, he'll have to delegate a lot.

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Not to turn this into a cruise director thread but we’ve sailed with Mike on two occasions and thought he was a superb.

So pleased he’s back from being a Canadian Mountie and hope to cruise with him again sometime soon.

I’ll certainly be following along.

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13 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Our Cabin

 

As I mentioned earlier, the prices at time of booking were crazy expensive. They have since come down considerably.😉

 

Plan A

I first tried to book through a group booking, but that was a bunch of BS. The TA was very sketchy, and I finally gave up.

 

Plan B was enacted.

 

Laura qualifies for a free annual cruise courtesy of Casino Royale. It's an inside cabin, but we're not picky. 

The downside is I had to wait until April to book it. Got lucky and found a great cabin available both weeks.

So we paid for week 1 and Casino Royale paid for week 2.  Hopefully, Laura doesn't give it all back in the Casino.

 

I had a Plan C as well. We earned a free balcony cabin when we passed 1050 C&A points. We ended up using that for Harmony on my birthday this summer.

 

Anyway, we got a great cabin on Deck 9. It's a CP view. Never had one, but it's similar to the Promenade View cabins on Freedom, so it should be fine. 

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We are above CP150 and close to Dazzles, 9641. Not sure about the obstructed view symbol

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I'll tell you why being close to Dazzles is fortuitous in a minute😁🍷

John. Quiet!!   LOL.

Those CP and Boardwalk views (insides) are a closely guarded secret.

See you tomorrow.

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9 hours ago, brillohead said:


Absolutely.... the more Bella, the better!  LOL

 

I agree.

Pictures of the lovely Bella always makes us feel better,she is so adorable.

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Bon Voyage. My Parents and I are here in Barcelona awaiting our 3 week B2B around the Med and back to Tpa on the Brillance.We leave Sunday.

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50 minutes ago, travelplus said:

Bon Voyage. My Parents and I are here in Barcelona awaiting our 3 week B2B around the Med and back to Tpa on the Brillance.We leave Sunday.

Amazing Trip!!! Have a wonderful time!!! 

 

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John, will be following this week and then joining you on the Anniversary Cruise!

 

We have a B2B scheduled on Symphony in January with friends!

 

This will be a great cruise, Party On!

 

Cheers! 
Kevin and Barbie

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9 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

I think I mentioned this sometime in the past year, we saw Hall and Oats at Keenan Stadium in Chapel Hill in about 1983.  I remember the music, it was OK, the DW loved H&O.  Donny Iris, the girl band that sang Vacation and somebody else, but what I remember from that summer concert, was when the people in the upper decks ran out of beer in their coolers they started dumping empty somewhat icy coolers onto the people below, which happened to be about 3 rows behind us.  Ever since when I go into a venue I look up to make sure that we are not directly below the balcony.  That is my Hall and Oats remembrance.

 

Hopefully, yours won’t be similar. 

 

JC

 

John won't have that problem.  His similar experience involves a similarly situated couple throwing wine at other guests and genies.  

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Hi John, I’m here for the long haul.
 

If by chance you ever need a photo of Harmony in Alaska I’ve got you covered. 

Edited by A&L_Ont

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