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Live - Valiant Lady Dec 2-10


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On 11/30/2023 at 1:51 AM, ceilidh1 said:

This airport is freezing! The temperature outside is -1…I suspect inside is -2…

 

Flight is boarding and everyone is lined up. I’m just gonna sit and wait! See ya in Miami!

Bon Voyage!  How come it is so cold in Miami?  I know it is snowing in NY.  My daughter had to buy warmer clothes as our Tassie winter clothes weren't warm enough.  When she walked in Central Park she had to undo her warm jacket as she Was melting.  She forgot our friends wear "nothing underneath".

 

Love your name.  I'm cruising from Auckland on 10/1/24.

 

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What a busy day I had! I spent the day over in n the South Beach area - did the full loop of the big bus tour, walked ocean drive, walked mid beach, did the duck tour, tried to do Artechouse but it was closed for some reason, then took the local bus back downtown. I walked a lot today and was out from 8am to 7pm and had an amazing day!

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I had planned on going for sushi for dinner but I was so tired that I grabbed a sub from Publix (which was actually amazing) and just brought it back to my room! Sorry, no food porn today. I forgot to eat lunch, too!

 

On my return to the hotel, I found my keycard didn’t work. Now I had this whole thing when I checked in last night as I originally only booked 2 nights pre cruise but then added last night as a separate reservation (by the time I decided to do the third night, to cancel and rebook at the going rate would have cost me $200 as the rate had increased so much). Anyways, when I checked in we confirmed the two reservations were linked, I would stay in the same room, and I would be charged for all three nights at the end. Well, that didn’t happen as I was locked out of my room and had to go through all this again with a different front desk guy. Sigh 

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The Big Bus tour was decent - about 90 minutes for the full loop, but traffic was brutal so if you’re thinking of using it as a post cruise thing just keep in mind that the times may not be exact (or even close). I took the first bus from Bayside and it never filled up. There was only one ship in today so that might have been a factor. The tour has a recording and they supply earphones for it. It was interesting but didn’t always line up exactly - today, for instance, only one ship in and the narration told you to look at how busy the port is with ships! 🤣

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38 minutes ago, MMDown Under said:

Bon Voyage!  How come it is so cold in Miami?  I know it is snowing in NY.  My daughter had to buy warmer clothes as our Tassie winter clothes weren't warm enough.  When she walked in Central Park she had to undo her warm jacket as she Was melting.  She forgot our friends wear "nothing underneath".

 

Love your name.  I'm cruising from Auckland on 10/1/24.

 

Oops I'm new at this site for a number of ships.  Im cruising on Resilient Lady which is on its inaugural cruise to Australia, arriving in Sydney on 4th Dec.

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South Beach Duck Tours - official was a little bummed at them as I originally booked on the 11am tour, which I got bumped from to 1pm. Then I got bumped to 3pm. That meant I had to change my 5pm booking for the Paradox museum. Then I hung around in south beach all day as traffic was too bad to go back and forth. Luckily, I loved south beach so it worked out well. The duck tour was really good - the guide was awesome and I learned a lot about the area (far more than from big bus). I highly recommend if you’re looking for something to do in south beach! 

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49 minutes ago, MMDown Under said:

Bon Voyage!  How come it is so cold in Miami?  I know it is snowing in NY.  My daughter had to buy warmer clothes as our Tassie winter clothes weren't warm enough.  When she walked in Central Park she had to undo her warm jacket as she Was melting.  She forgot our friends wear "nothing underneath".

 

Love your name.  I'm cruising from Auckland on 10/1/24.

 

Cold? Im from Canada. Miami is positively tropical island!

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4 minutes ago, ceilidh1 said:

Cold? Im from Canada. Miami is positively tropical island!

Oops I don't know how I got that. Miami is tropical like our Gold Coast, where I live.  I stayed in Miami last time and went especially to this famous place which sold tiny yummy crab claws. I'd go back again just for them.

joe's stone crab 

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1 minute ago, MMDown Under said:

Oops I don't know how I got that. Miami is tropical like our Gold Coast, where I live.  I stayed in Miami last time and went especially to this famous place which sold tiny yummy crab claws. I'd go back again just for them.

joe's stone crab 

Oh I was there today! I didn’t eat there but walked past and it was hopping!

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11 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

 

We get subs from there every time we stay at the Novotel across the street.

My hotel is a block away from Novotel! That’s the Publix I went to. I wasn’t expecting much for $10 but it was amazing!

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Tomorrow I plan on heading to wynnwood and checking out the street art, going to the Paradox Museum, grabbing a few things at Target, lunch in Little Havana, and the boat cruise thing in the afternoon. I’m meeting with a group of fellow cruisers from the other site in the evening at The Gabriel!

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7 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

 

We always get the Boar's Head Italian....one sub is enough for both of us. Glad you enjoyed it!

I got the Boars Head Philly Cheese Steak. Full sub because I forgot to eat lunch!

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