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Our Carnival Pride Repo Journeys Cruise (with pics) - 2/26/17

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Jamman, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Once Patti got back, I joined her for lunch at the Buffet Restaurant. Here are some shots of the buffet…..

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  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    More photos of the buffet…..

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  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    They had grilled chicken and salad outside…..

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    This was my first plate…….

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    Patti’s lunch…..

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    This is the bar inside the Buffet Restaurant…..

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    The Pool Bar…..

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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here’s another view of the upper pool…….

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    The lower infinity pool…..

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    That’s me in the infinity pool…….

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    That’s Patti on the beach…..

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    There was a fire in a nearby dump, but it did not affect us or the traffic downtown…..

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    Patti took this shot of the Carnival Pride from all the way across the bay, and was able to zoom in on our cabin…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  5. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I am enjoying your review and pictures. We have done your ports and the partial Panama Canal part many times.

    Was this the first time you have done a partial Panama cruise?
     
  6. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    Wow in St Marten with that board walk & piers able to take all those big ships its really remarkable how that Port has changed from the first time I was there. No board walk the beach was way shorter to the water behind the front street and we tendered. Great shots of the town Patti. Kinda like a private tour for us dry docked folk eh !
     
  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Yes it was our first time in the Panama Canal. It was a great experience.
     
  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Yes it has changed considerably since my first visit in 1986!
     
  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We had told our driver to pick us up at 3pm to take us back to the ship, and he was right on time. In no time at all we were back at the port. Patti was going to shop a little before getting back to the ship, while I made my way on board to visit Winston at the Red Frog Rum Bar. Goodbye St. Maarten, until next time…..

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    After she finished shopping she made her way back to the ship, taking these pictures of the ships in port. Here is the Carnival Pride docked in St. Maarten…..

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    Here is P&O’s Britannia…….

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    Here are the sterns of the Freedom and Harmony of the Seas…..

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    Here’s another view of the Carnival Pride…..

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  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The slide in the back of the Harmony of the Seas……

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    The Aida Luna……

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    The sterns of the Carnival Pride and Britannia…..

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    The Harmony of the Seas…..

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    Patti has walked out to the end of the pier……

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    The crew works hard until the last minute…..

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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We hung out on our balcony until it was time to sail away. The Harmony of the Seas sails from St. Maarten…..

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    The Freedom of the Seas will be sailing after us…..

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    Zooming across the bay we can see the Sonesta where we spent the day……

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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We sail past the Freedom of the Seas as we leave St. Maarten. Next stop: Baltimore….

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    Once we sailed from St. Maarten the seas got pretty rocky, so much so that walking was getting pretty difficult.

    Even so, we’re back in the Normandie Restaurant again tonight. Here are tonight’s menus…..

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  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti started with the shrimp taco, while I had an order of fried green tomatoes…..

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    We both had a shrimp cocktail…….

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    We both tried and liked the Japanese sea bass……

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    I also had the roast turkey…….

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  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    For dessert, Patti had the fruit plate…..

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    I tried the caramelized pears and didn’t care for them…….

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    I also had the Boston crème cake…..

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    There was no dancing in the dining room tonight due to the movement of the ship.

    In the Taj Mahal tonight was the amazing juggling, manipulation, and physical comedy of Edge.

    There were no Comedy Shows tonight, but in the Butterflies Lounge there was Karaoke, followed by the Liars Club.

    Patti and I were going to check out the Dive- in movie “Sully”, but since it was really difficult to walk, we decided to head back to the cabin for the night. I knew that I would sleep like a baby tonight. Here is tonight’s turndown service…..

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    Coming up next: A throwback sea day!!!
     
  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Thursday, March 9th - Sea Day # 5 (Throwback Sea Day).

    Today’s Carnival Capers…..

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    Today’s Fun Times…..

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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We slept in until 8am. It was a beautiful sunny day. The seas were still a bit choppy, but nothing like they were last night.

    We went up to the Mermaid’s Grille for our breakfast today……

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    At 10:15am we made our way to the Taj Mahal for a session of bingo…..

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    He’s selling the bingo cards. The crew is having a great time dressing in 80’s garb. That’s not his real hair! Lol.

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  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We are ready to play……

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    This is going to be bingo, the old way……

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    She’s making sure that all the balls are there……

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    The balls are going in the cage…..

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    She’s mixing them up……

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    And the first number is…….

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    We played a set of three games. Patti and I didn’t win. Boo!

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  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    After bingo they immediately went into the horse racing. Here, CD Steve is bringing the horses out on stage……

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    He then proceeded to auction off all six horses. All six horses sold for a total of almost $400. A couple of horses sold for over $100. The winning owner would win all the money collected in the auction……

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    Our friend Krusin Kris bought the #2 horse for $65……

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    Then it was time for betting on the horses. Tickets were $3 each. The payoff would be determined by the total of the betting pool, divided by the number of tickets sold on the winning horse. Got that? Of course, we bet $6 on Kris’s horse, but we were also liking the #5 horse, so we threw $3 down on her.

    The horses are lined up at the starting line…..

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  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The horse’s movements would be dictated by the roll of the dice…..

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    And they’re off…..

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    The #5 horse takes the lead…..

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    The crowd in the Taj Mahal is cheering on their favorites…..

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    The #5 horse wins by a nose…..

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    The winning horse paid $10 per ticket, and since we had bet a total of $9 on the two horses we netted a whopping $1. Lol. This was a lot of fun, and we wish they would bring this back on all cruises!

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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We made our way up to the Red Frog Rum Bar for a few Thirsty Frog Reds before the frog races. They were giving away “I love throwback sea day” stickers to everyone…..

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    Patti bought me a frog to enter in the race. I named him “Thirsty” Very original isn’t it? Lol……..

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    I think he’s in love!

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    CD Steve explains the rules of the races. There are over 50 frogs entered, so there will be 5 or 6 heats, with the winner of each heat advancing to the finals…..

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    Thirsty and I are waiting for our heat…..

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    This young man was the winner of the first heat…..

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    To be continued…..
     

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