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Prima TA Semi-Live 11 Days to NY from Spain, 4+ days @Barcelona from JFK ... land/cruise early Thanksgiving vacation


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@www3traveler noted, did watch the breaking news popped up earlier & watch the news on BBC WN Europe ... RIP, their global contributions, including Habitat For Humanity and other legacies shall live on in history. She only officially enter hospice care last week 🙏

 

Will confirm that Starlink satellite WiFi are up & operational onboard the Prima tomorrow and upgrading to an unlimited data package, hopefully will not have very limited internet & news access restricted at sea. 

 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, mking8288 said:

@www3traveler noted, did watch the breaking news popped up earlier & watch the news on BBC WN Europe ... RIP, their global contributions, including Habitat For Humanity and other legacies shall live on in history. She only officially enter hospice care last week 🙏

 

Will confirm that Starlink satellite WiFi are up & operational onboard the Prima tomorrow and upgrading to an unlimited data package, hopefully will not have very limited internet & news access restricted at sea. 

 

 

 

As always, prayers for you and all of your traveling companions.

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10 hours ago, mking8288 said:

Our fellow roll call members @cruiseny4life went to sleep early this evening, time monster caught up with them. 

It sure did! Then it didn't. Haha...looks like we were up as late as you. Attempted a 9ish sleep and was almost asleep until an ambulance came roaring by (hope all is well for the passenger)  alas, it was beyond 1 when finally going to sleep after many reels and a few necessary updates here.

 

Safe travels to you as you venture to Pr1ma! Seeing a lot of folks flying in now. I just cannot imagine taking that chance, but in Europe everything is closer. Even though our drive is only four hours to Manhattan, we still don't chance it - hotel in the tri-state or city, every time.

 

Oh well, time to shower and pack! Our taxi will be here in 30!

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11:00 already onboard, scan our keycards already at our Muster Station Deck 8 - Station F1 (near Whiskey Bar) already.  Very impressed with embarkation process here - passing thru duty-free shopping area, up escalator to gangway, to Deck 6. 

 

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If only NY's MCT or Pier 88 is well layout & organized and friendly with greeters 🤗

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16 minutes ago, dexddd said:

Mid day local time, probably getting on board.  If you have the drink package, sail and sustain, repeat.

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Starbucks onboard ... 

indulge coffee water is weak ... 

 

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Upcharge desserts available here, for your convenience - smart marketing $$$$ 

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43 minutes ago, dexddd said:

Cruise Next, have to book first day in person, for your convenience, of course.

Si, done & booked. BTS tour on Nov 25 at 8:20 and signed up for Dine w Officers, TBA. Latitudes reception by CruiseNext on Sea Day 1, Wed Nov 23 at 1:30 PM at Observation Lounge 

 

Ship's senior team, among them - Alvin Olivia, CD - one of popular ones, 4th time for us with him running the department. 

 

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Mandy ... now, you can update who's who at least for the crossing, whether any will disembark in NY ... another story. 

 

Starlink WiFi is up, verbally confirmed w iCafe staff, system getting reset & should be fully functional in about 30 minutes 👌

 

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1 hour ago, mking8288 said:

Starbucks onboard ... 


is that a starbucks in the indulge food hall? all previous reports were that it had been removed, to make way for much needed seating.

 

captain kevin bellido?

 

if i’m not mistaken, he also helmed the prima. he has a unique signature phrase when he completes his PA announcements. it will soon be obvious to all onboard.

 

bon voyage.

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4 hours ago, cruiseny4life said:

 

 

Safe travels to you as you venture to Pr1ma! Seeing a lot of folks flying in now. I just cannot imagine taking that chance, but in Europe everything is closer. Even though our drive is only four hours to Manhattan, we still don't chance it - hotel in the tri-state or city, every time.

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In winter are you sure it is a 4-hour drive to NYC? I remember on trip from Rochester to Troy. Got at far as Senecca Falls as they closed the Thruway.

 

We live 50 minutes from Dulles (on a routine day).  If we have an early morning flight, it's stay overnight at a hotel with a van to the airport and leave the car at the hotel and, of course, leave at least the day before for a cruise a) to avoid missing ship and b) checking out the outbound city. 

 

Enjoy your cruise. We only ate at Indulge once on Prima in June, but enjoyed this new concept. So, from almost newest ship to the smaller Star in exactly a month.

 

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1 hour ago, mking8288 said:

Indulge - pretty good, passed 👌

 

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Indulge was one of the memorable features on the Prima during my short trip on her last year.  By the middle of the trip word had gotten out with others and it became very hard to get seats unless at opening or just before closing.

Have a great transAtlantic!!

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3 minutes ago, brookie848 said:

It has been removed on the Viva.


oh, geez. i’m an idiot. i’m reading this for days, i know it’s the prima, but I got temporarily confused, i think because of the references to the viva. my bad. nothing to see here. carry on. 
 

by the way, I have no jet lag, so I can’t blame it on that.

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17 minutes ago, UKstages said:


oh, geez. i’m an idiot. i’m reading this for days, i know it’s the prima, but I got temporarily confused, i think because of the references to the viva. my bad. nothing to see here. carry on. 
 

by the way, I have no jet lag, so I can’t blame it on that.

I think all of us stuck at home are bouncing between the Prima and Viva lives.

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