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PostSubject: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2009 1:18 pm

Hi PEEPS!

Checking in LIVE from the beautiful EMERALD PRINCESS.

So far…nothing major to report. Weather is in the mid 70’s (F), swells only 4 feet and the sky partly cloudy. We just passed behind the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas on our way to our first port of Antigua. The sailaway party was….great! (what I remember of it anyway!) So far…so good.

Penny…you were right…the beds are a little “FIRM” on this class ship. I think ISLAND PRINCESS beds were about the same.

Today is a sea day, and formal night as well. We started the day in the Lotus Spa having a couples massage in the Sanctuary overlooking the ocean. Ahhhhhhh. That was really sweet! I’ve booked 2 couples massages, and bought a daily pass to the Thermal Suite for the both of us. I’ll be a SPA expert by the end of the cruise…so I’ll field questions if anyone has them.

I’m having CRUISE FREEK WITHDRAWL for one thing! I sure do miss you guys….

I’ll check in as I can.

Later FREEEEEEEEEKS!

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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2009 1:26 pm

So can I say Jealous!!!.
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2009 4:04 pm

Thanks for the update Pete. Sounds like a blast. Wish I was sailing again myself. Dont forget to try the wheelhouse pub on sea days for fish and chips. Wow...such a romantic with those couples massages. Let me know what you think of the thermal spa. I did consider doing it but we were too busy. Ask Cindy to tell me what she thinks of the deserts...other than her favorite cheesecake. Tell us about your antigua excursion...I've never been there. Ok...so it wasn't just me who thought the beds were a little too firm. Can't wait for your next update! Say hi to Cindy for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2009 7:38 pm

Aww, we miss you too Pete. Sounds like you guys are having a great time so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 09, 2009 7:50 pm

PETE!! Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Smiley10

Next time you don't get to cruise without me and Ron!!
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 10:53 am

hey - and me lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 10:56 am

Formal night tonight. Do you have a tie-it-yourself bow tie yet ? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 11:23 am

Hey Pete
I am not computer savy so I may be asking for something
that already exists somewhere on the site ,but here it goes:
Can you post a Daily activity sheet for a Sea Day. We are
going on Princess in April and have eight sea days so I am
curious as to what there is to do.

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 2:32 pm

Glad to hear you're having a relaxing sea day!!! Keep the updates coming!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 4:31 pm

Thanks for the live report. I did a 10day on Emerald in December, and remember the beds as very hard too. If they're still bothering you, definitely ask for an egg crate mattress pad!
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Sure Uncle P you are relaxing and we are having rain/snow/thunderstorms all that fun stuff so HAHA NOT Love C
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 6:30 pm

WE MISS YOU TOO PETE about as much I miss my dentist.... No
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NDJollyMon wrote:
We started the day in the Lotus Spa having a couples massage in the Sanctuary overlooking the ocean. Ahhhhhhh. I’ll be a SPA expert by the end of the cruise…so I’ll field questions if anyone has them.
Better a sanctuary than a Sanatorium Pete. lol!

lordoftime wrote:
Formal night tonight. Do you have a tie-it-yourself bow tie yet ?
The question should be, Can you tie the bow tie? FormalNight

Ronrocks wrote:
WE MISS YOU TOO PETE about as much I miss my dentist.... No
Yeah Ron, but I'd bet your dentist is a babe. LittleDevil
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 7:01 pm

Now guys, Pete is on a nice cruise with his family. Here is a picture of a a more informal hot tub. Of course something could be said that at least they are enjoying themselves!

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kk99 wrote:
Now guys, Pete is on a nice cruise with his family. Here is a picture of a a more informal hot tub. Of course something could be said that at least they are enjoying themselves!

Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! 2957_1479_beer-box-spa
NOW, THAT IS A GUY'S HOT TUB!
(And I bet that guy is Ron). HappyHappyJoyJoy
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 10, 2009 8:37 pm

lol! What happens when you run out of beer? Does the hot tub empty?
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PostSubject: Re: Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess!   Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! Icon_minitimeWed Feb 11, 2009 10:45 am

Everything is going well at sea. Today, we were scheduled to port in Antigua…but the Captain has determined we will have to miss the port because of sea conditions. Temps are in the mid 70’s and partly cloudy. Doesn’t appear to be rough…but the Capt. says the channel is narrow, the ship is large and there is no room for drifting. Long story short…we have a sea day today instead.

Day 4, and we are finally able to use our balcony. Windy conditions while underway make for lousy balcony use. I only wish smoking would be forbidden on balconies and in staterooms as well. It’s terribly annoying if you are not a smoker to enjoy a moment without breathing smoke. It’s terrible, and if you leave your balcony door open…your room will have smoke drift in as well. Wise up Princess!


The food is great, the coffee is absolutely terrible, and the service outstanding. Met the Deputy Cruise Director last night…and he’s kind of a….jerk. Last nights show was cancelled because of sea conditions, so I haven’t even set foot in the Princess Theater yet. I’ll get there soon.

Pete...I'll post the Patters when I return. No worries.

Ron...you behave. I'm picking up a RON VOODOO DOLL in the islands for use when needed!

Gotta go….sea day. I’m heading to The Outrigger Bar! J

See ya FREEKS!

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NDJollyMon wrote:
Everything is going well at sea. Today, we were scheduled to port in Antigua…but the Captain has determined we will have to miss the port because of sea conditions. Temps are in the mid 70’s and partly cloudy. Doesn’t appear to be rough…but the Capt. says the channel is narrow, the ship is large and there is no room for drifting. Long story short…we have a sea day today instead.

Day 4, and we are finally able to use our balcony. Windy conditions while underway make for lousy balcony use. I only wish smoking would be forbidden on balconies and in staterooms as well. It’s terribly annoying if you are not a smoker to enjoy a moment without breathing smoke. It’s terrible, and if you leave your balcony door open…your room will have smoke drift in as well. Wise up Princess!


The food is great, the coffee is absolutely terrible, and the service outstanding. Met the Deputy Cruise Director last night…and he’s kind of a….jerk. Last nights show was cancelled because of sea conditions, so I haven’t even set foot in the Princess Theater yet. I’ll get there soon.

Pete...I'll post the Patters when I return. No worries.

Ron...you behave. I'm picking up a RON VOODOO DOLL in the islands for use when needed!

Gotta go….sea day. I’m heading to The Outrigger Bar! J

See ya FREEKS!

Here you go Pete....worlds smallest violin..playing my heart bleeds for you. Violin Now would you like some cheese with that wine?? lol!
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[size=12]Ron...you behave. I'm picking up a RON VOODOO DOLL in the islands for use when needed!

Gotta go….sea day. I’m heading to The Outrigger Bar! J

See ya FREEKS!
Pete do you need any pins? lol! I smell a mutiny brewing.......... Pirate
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NDJollyMon wrote:
Everything is going well at sea. Today, we were scheduled to port in Antigua…but the Captain has determined we will have to miss the port because of sea conditions. Temps are in the mid 70’s and partly cloudy. Doesn’t appear to be rough…but the Capt. says the channel is narrow, the ship is large and there is no room for drifting. Long story short…we have a sea day today instead.

Day 4, and we are finally able to use our balcony. Windy conditions while underway make for lousy balcony use. I only wish smoking would be forbidden on balconies and in staterooms as well. It’s terribly annoying if you are not a smoker to enjoy a moment without breathing smoke. It’s terrible, and if you leave your balcony door open…your room will have smoke drift in as well. Wise up Princess!


The food is great, the coffee is absolutely terrible, and the service outstanding. Met the Deputy Cruise Director last night…and he’s kind of a….jerk. Last nights show was cancelled because of sea conditions, so I haven’t even set foot in the Princess Theater yet. I’ll get there soon.

Pete...I'll post the Patters when I return. No worries.

Ron...you behave. I'm picking up a RON VOODOO DOLL in the islands for use when needed!

Gotta go….sea day. I’m heading to The Outrigger Bar! J

See ya FREEKS!

Pete hope you're having a great time!
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Thanks Pete about the patters.

PS I thought that hot tub was my neighbors at first, but then
I realized it wasnt Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Also, you keep the tub from collapsing by refilling the empties.
Amateurs!!

Have a Great Cruise Pete!!!
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NDJollyMon wrote:
[size=12]Everything is going well at sea. Today, we were scheduled to port in Antigua…but the Captain has determined we will have to miss the port because of sea conditions. Temps are in the mid 70’s and partly cloudy. Doesn’t appear to be rough…but the Capt. says the channel is narrow, the ship is large and there is no room for drifting. Long story short…we have a sea day today instead.

The food is great, the coffee is absolutely terrible, and the service outstanding. Met the Deputy Cruise Director last night…and he’s kind of a….jerk. Last nights show was cancelled because of sea conditions, so I haven’t even set foot in the Princess Theater yet. I’ll get there soon.

Sorry to hear you had to miss Antigua and that the seas are so rough. If Commodore Romano is still aboard, I think you're definitely in good hands - he's just so nice and really knows his stuff.

Just curious - who is the deputy cruise director? Marahscalh was ours in December and we thought he was alright, a little silly sometimes. Good enough for the morning news show anyway. Who's your CD? Heard there was a new one aboard a few weeks ago.
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kk99 wrote:
Now guys, Pete is on a nice cruise with his family. Here is a picture of a a more informal hot tub. Of course something could be said that at least they are enjoying themselves!

Jolly "LIVE" from Emerald Princess! 2957_1479_beer-box-spa

I've been staring at that pic and I just don't get it. Photoshopping? The mind boggles...there's no way that's even possible! lol though.
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Pete sorry about Antigua I missed that one the first time I read
your post. If it is any consolation we missed Cyprus because of
weather in Dec. but the did pick up Messina so maybe you will
gain a port?

If not I'll buy you one someday
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Land HO!

Sunday until today (Thursday) we haven’t stood on solid ground…but today we did. We landed in Dominica…one of my favorite islands! Weather was beautiful, and so was the island. Great tour of the island today. I love the rainforest, and Dominica is still very unspoiled…although it won’t be for long I’m afraid.

Weather at sea has settled down a bit, and we are moving from the sheltered Caribbean Sea into the Atlantic Ocean tonight. The seas are at about 12’ we’re told. Sounds fun!

We finally made it to a show in the theatre last night. The singers and dancers seem good…but I get the feeling they are lip syncing sometimes.

Having great dinners each night, with an outstanding waiter. I can’t complain about the food at all. I had one of the new menu additions last night, called the Homestyle choice. They have added in some familiar items such as Pot Pie, Fajitas, and other comfort foods. Not bad to order…if the other selections are not to your liking.

I’ll write a full review upon return. There are some things I’m not totally thrilled with as well…so you’ll hear about that in the review.

Tomorrow: 5 Star Catamaran tour with Tiami in Barbados. (my all time favorite excursion!)

See ya Freeks!

InFi...you got the D CD name right. He's changed my mind...slightly. Not sure who the CD is....haven't even seen him.

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