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LIVE from the Freedom of the Seas 7/23/21


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1 minute ago, discru said:

Sounds like you are having a great time!  Are there barstools at the bars you can sit at, or have they removed them/blocked them off?  We enjoy sitting at the various bars chatting with the bartenders. 

No. All bar seating is closed off. They were available in the casino so perhaps in all vaccinated only bars. I'll check in the other vaccinated areas next time I pass by.

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Found M in the casino. She's been awake for a while but didnt take her sleeping sign down. Ooops. Back in jr's with M while she grabs lunch  I'm still stuffed so nothing for me but her fries do smell good

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Would you mind looking at the blackjack tables and see at what limit they deal from a shoe?  I hate those machine that they just feed the cards back into.  Also, I assume they still have a live poker table?  Thanks and have a great trip!

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2 minutes ago, davekathy said:

@jam19872016 if you are diamond or above is your Seapass card loaded with the new CAS daily drink amounts? Is the DL still open to diamond and above? 

It is open, but I am not diamond so not sure about the drinks being loaded. it is my understanding that they will be but dont have first hand knowledge of that.

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24 minutes ago, Ashland said:

Nassau a port stop can you get off and walk around...vaccinated or not ?

I have not heard anything but I am sure it will be in tomorrow's planner so I will find out.

23 minutes ago, Ashland said:

WJ open for dinner ?

No and not open for lunch either today in coco cay. Strange, but there is nobody on this ship anywhere even with the cloudy weather out.

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Not at all when I went around 10 for breakfast and passed through during lunch around 2 yesterday. There were people but not at all crowded.

2 minutes ago, Miami Momma said:

Has the Windjammer been crowded at all?

 

 

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19 hours ago, CntPAcruiser said:

Thanks for taking us along on your cruise. Could you please check out the fitness center and let us know what it's like now? As far as I can tell from the deck plans, they changed it with the last refurb. I'm wondering if they took out the nice locker rooms with the separate steam/sauna facilities--afraid they have, that seems to be the way they are going now. Pictures would be great if you have the time. Thank you!

 

As we both suspected, no steamroom or sauna. I took a couple pictures but not a lot because I always feel weird photographing people working out.

 

Every other machine is closed off for social distancing.

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2 hours ago, jam19872016 said:

Great stirrup caye in the distance.

 

I was surprised to see a carnival ship off in the distance near royal and ncl's private island. Cant tell which one but it has their new blue paint so I am going to guess Magic.

 

Some more ships anchored offshore waiting their turn to be called back.

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The blue ship is Nieuw Statendam from HAL

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2 hours ago, discru said:

Sounds like you are having a great time!  Are there barstools at the bars you can sit at, or have they removed them/blocked them off?  We enjoy sitting at the various bars chatting with the bartenders. 

So it does seem that you can sit at the bar in the vaccinated only bars just not the bars open to everyone.

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2 minutes ago, Saab4444 said:

The blue ship is Nieuw Statendam from HAL

Oops. I guess my eyes see what they wanna see I swear that looked like a whale tail but looking at it again I can't really tell that for sure.

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2 hours ago, mcgore83 said:

Enjoying this review.  Thank you for sharing!

 

Thanks for following along. 

 

1 hour ago, lfreda said:

Would you mind looking at the blackjack tables and see at what limit they deal from a shoe?  I hate those machine that they just feed the cards back into.  Also, I assume they still have a live poker table?  Thanks and have a great trip!

Yes to the live poker table. I will find out about the hand dealt bj when I head down there tonight.

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27 minutes ago, jam19872016 said:

 

As we both suspected, no steam room or sauna. I took a couple pictures but not a lot because I always feel weird photographing people working out.

 

Every other machine is closed off for social distancing.

 

 

 

Thank you--that's a darned shame. The facilities on Freedom-class ships (and Voyager-class) were excellent. Are there even locker rooms at all? There aren't on Navigator since they butchered her and put in what I understand is a mess of a fitness room. The ceilings aren't even tall enough in some areas for certain equipment. At least Explorer and Adventure have been temporarily spared by the pandemic delays. Hopefully we'll get to sail on them before they, too, are ruined.

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9 minutes ago, jam19872016 said:

Gonna chill in my room for a bit and watch a movie. Gonna meet M for some trivia at 6.

Hi j following from Coffs Harbour Australia, our State boarders are closed and Sydney, Melbourne metro +surrounding suburbs are in lockdown .🙄 it's our winter 37° f to 68°f cold by our standard and buildings do not have furnaces. Any people photos? Ship seems to be like a ghost ship .thanks for putting a time ie trivia at 6. Is your breakfast at 7 or 10.? Thank you for sharing your cruise with us 🙂👏🙋‍♂️🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

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