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Live From Crystal Symphony

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by ShipMaven, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Guest

    ShipMaven, bore us??? NEVER. :grin Enjoy the rest of your cruise. And stay ahead in the casino.
  2. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    It sounds like you are having a grand time. Looking forward to those pics, you Knock-out, you!
  3. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    March 11 - at sea. Good morning, my Friends. It's not yet 8:00am.. We've been turning back our clocks one hour for the past two nights - EXTRA sleep!

    Beautiful sunshiny morning - calm seas. I'll be working today, then am invited to a cocktail get-together this evening. There's a BBQ on deck today (weather continuing to be good). For the Jewish guests on board, there's a Purim celebration later this morning.

    More later - have a good day, @ll. =hug
  4. sage

    sage Guest

    Their BBQ are so wonderful. My mouth is watering as I type. I'm glad that the weather still is behaving.
  5. seamom

    seamom Guest

    I'm getting warmed up in more ways than one reading your adventures.....we fly out from this blustery cold in Toronto to FLL and on to Boca Raton for baseball camp for three days...then on to the Westerdam.......anyone you'd like me to say hello to? You must know all the staff on the Dam ships by now :) Of course, they might look at me funny if I ask them if they know Shipmaven.....or would they? Does anyone on land know you by that moniker?
  6. Judi

    Judi Guest

    Ahhh, and Little Sis continues to read with relish what her Big Sis is up to on the high seas.

    Continue to have a wonderful time, Sis! :thumb :thumb :thumb
  7. audrey

    audrey Guest

    You could never never be boring Mary ANN I really enjoy hearing about your cruise keep them coming when you can.
  8. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    Thank you, Mary Ann, for bringing me along. I can picture everything you're reporting... and it is far from boring. What a coincidence about your tablemate. That's amazing!
  9. J.E. M.

    J.E. M. Guest

    Thanks for checking in, sounds like you are having a wonderful trip.
  10. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    March 11 - at sea - continued

    Had a few work projects today, but basically, it was a leisurely day. Ate breakfast and lunch in the Crystal Dining Room. I know many prefer buffets, but I like to sit and choose from a menu. For breakfast, I wanted smoked salmon and bagel - OK - lox and bagel. How was it served? Toasted bagel was on the side. The salmon was presented in two rosettes; cream cheese looked like a flower atop a piece of cucumber; capers were surrounding the salmon rosettes; thinly sliced onion was on the side. I thought to myself that only Crystal could make a work of art out of smoked salmon and bagel! I’m going to start bringing my camera with me!!! For lunch the presentations were equally artistic - and the fresh seafood was soooooo fresh.

    I was invited to a private cocktail party earlier this evening. Several Officers popped in and left shortly afterwards. As it turned out, the Captain and I spent almost the entire length of the cocktail party chatting. Very interesting gentleman. He’s new to Crystal and I’m convinced they landed a prize in him!

    Cannot complain about the casino today. Big Spender here is playing a penny slot machine. I continue to be ahead, and this machine has given me lots of play time - instead of the usual grab my money fast, feed me some more.

    Time for dinner. I’m now composing off-line. I’ll be back later with another food report!

    It’s later and now March 12.

    Dinner in the Crystal Dining Room was another feast for the eyes and the stomach. Started off with a delicious shrimp and crab melange, and for my entrée, I followed our Head Steward’s suggestion of a broiled salmon on a bed of pureed spinach, caviar beurre blanc, a vegetable spring roll across the top - and I asked him to bring me one shrimp from another of the delectable entrees. He brought me two. For this meat-eater, I have yet to taste any meat since boarding on Monday!

    Tomorrow will be a busy day for me as I host my Group at cocktails in the evening. The dress for tomorrow is semi-formal, yet there will be dining on the Lido Deck (weather permitting) for anyone who wants it. Seems to me that might be better suited for a casual night?

    I now have a favorite slot machine in the casino, and it continues to give me lots of play time as well as being kind to me. My original bet on this penny machine has grown ten-fold.

    I thank those who have replied for your kind comments. Yes, I am indeed enjoying myself immensely.
  11. conniecat

    conniecat Guest

    [size=x-large]:wave Wow, can you send me a doggy bag, (or maybe a kitty bag?)

    Scoots is still hissing at Simon and me. Simon is glad to be home! The female Simon is still up for adoption. Ahhh, life as a furbaby Mama.

    I know you are missing Pucci, but, try and have a good time anyway huh? :lol:lol
  12. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Guest

    Connie. Go for it. Just think of the turmoil a 4th will create!!!
  13. suer182

    suer182 Guest

    You are making me hungry. Glad to hear that you ARE enjoying yourself.
  14. sage

    sage Guest

    That's one of the things that I love about Crystal. They first give you a feast for your eyes and then you enjoy the wonderful flavor. Thank you for the continued postings. Were you able to attend the meet and greet from the other board?
  15. Corky

    Corky Guest

    You are making me hungry as well, and, now I want to go to a casino and play the penny slots. :lol We only were able to play the penny slots on the Jewel once, they were always tied up. We mostly had to play with the 2 cent slots and play 9 lines 2 bets per line...but we did okay.

    Thank you for taking your time to give us your reports, I am enjoying them, and looking forward to them daily...keep up the good work!
  16. JANPEP

    JANPEP Guest

    Thanks again for the update, I'am glad you have a favorite slot machine thats being good to you. I may gain some more weight hearing about your meals.
  17. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Guest

    My mouth is watering, and getting hungry. :) Enjoy the Cocktail party tonight. As for your sunny day yesterday, I was checking the Bridge Cam, and saw a small rainbow over the bow of the ship.
  18. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Thanks for your reports Mary Ann

  19. GloBug

    GloBug Guest

    What a great cruise you are having. I feel like I'm there with you. Thanks for smuggling me on board!
  20. TexasSue

    TexasSue Guest

    Never boaring - keep the reports coming as I so enjoy them.

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