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Our Lovely Liberty cruise (with pics) 8/9/14

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Jamman, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Coffee Bar in Emile’s…..

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    Continental Breakfast is available starting at 6:30 am everyday…..

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    One of the many beverage stations…..

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    Having procured my usual favorite omelet,(mushrooms, jalepenos, ham, & cheese), I wanted to head up to Deck 10 by fish and chips, which is never crowded, and easy to find a table . Just follow the signs by the aft serving line…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    This is the Fish & chips area on Deck 10…..

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    After I finished my breakfast, I proceeded to walk around the open decks shooting pictures. The mid ship Lido Pool and Seaside Theatre…..

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    The waterslide and Coney Island Pool…..

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    Serenity Sign…..

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    Looking forward on Deck 12 starboard side…..

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    The Serenity Bar…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Looking aft on Deck 12 starboard side.....

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    Serenity Deck 14 port side.....

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    Serenity hot tubs.....

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    Serenity Deck 14 starboard side.....

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    The slide entrance on Deck 14.....

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    Another waterslide view.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Looking down at the Lido Pool…..

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    The Red Frog Rum Bar is hopping this morning…..

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    The Lido Pool…..

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    The Coney Island Pool…..

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    The Waterslide…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar. Not as busy as the Red Frog Rum Bar......

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    The Lido hot tubs.....

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    The towel hut.....

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    The Versailles aft pool and hot tubs.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  6. Christoffer

    Christoffer The Euro Connection Special Contributor

    Love the photos, wish I could be on that pool deck right now.
     
  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Close up of the seal…..

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    Looking at the wake of the Liberty….

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    Carnival Liberty life ring…..

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    At this point I concluded my photo tour, and spent the next few hours utilizing the “Cheers” sticker on my S&S card at the Versailles Pool Bar.

    At 1pm I headed down to the Lobby Bar to meet up with the roll call cabin crawl. Patti met me there and notified me that she and Ryan had not won at bingo that morning. They must be losing their touch! Lol. We had a group of about 16 for the cabin crawl including 5 couples who hosted their cabins. We got to tour an inside, inside with walkway view, ocean view, balcony, and ocean suite cabins. Thanks to all who hosted cabins, especially Peggy & Bill, who provided everyone with champagne in honor of their anniversary.

    Afterwards, Patti went to do a little shopping, while I spent the rest of the afternoon in the casino playing blackjack, losing a couple of hundred. Boo!! Went back to the cabin to relax and get ready for Elegant night dinner. Soon it was time to head back to the Silver Olympian Dining Room. Join us as we stroll along the Promenade on the way…..

    Strolling the Promenade

    Here’s Ryan in the Dining Room…..

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    It was another great dinner. I started with the Italian wedding soup…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The shrimp cocktail was next.....

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    Followed by a couple of these babies.....

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    Ryan, as always, had the chicken. Patti had the shrimp cocktail, ceaser salad, and lobster, followed by butter pecan ice cream for dessert. I had two scoops of chocolate ice cream for my dessert.....

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    Then it was time for a little entertainment with our singing and dancing waiters.....

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    Here's a video of the Elegant Night fun.....

    Elegant Night Celebration


    To be continued.....
     
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  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Ryan and Maribel…..

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    Jeff and Maribel…..

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    Patti and Maribel…..

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    Don’t you just love her!!

    Afterwards, Patti was a bit tired so she went back to the cabin, Ryan went off to club O2, and I headed back to the casino where I proceeded to lose another couple of hundred playing blackjack. I made a stop at the EA Sports bar for a nightcap before heading back to the cabin for the night.
    Here’s a couple of pics of tonight’s turndown and towel animal…..

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    Feeling a little hungry so I ordered a couple of BLT’s from room service. Here’s the menu. What would you order?

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    Coming up: Another relaxing sea day.
     
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  10. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

    Pass the Shrimp Cocktail, please. What the heck pass the Whole Dinner over. Thanks Jeff for today's installment.
     
  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Hello again! It’s another beautiful day at sea.

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    We all elected to sleep in this morning, getting up around 9am. A peek out the window showed it to be a nice sunny day, but the seas were a little choppy, and even as high as we were being on Deck 7, we could feel the waves hitting the bow.

    We decided that we would head back to the Silver Olympian Dining room for the Sea Day Brunch. The brunch is open from 8:30am to 1pm on all sea days. We made sure to bring our free drink coupons. Here’s Patti and Ryan at the brunch….

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    That’s me at the brunch…..

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    The yummy bread basket……

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    My favorite at the brunch is the huevos rancheros. These are also available at the Blue Iguana Cantina on Lido Deck, on the ships that have them…..

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    To be continued…..
     
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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Afterwards, Ryan went off to meet his friends at Club O2, and Patti wanted to check out the shops, and maybe play the slots for a while. I made my way to the internet cafe, The Web, to open up an account and check our emails. The Web.....

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    Internet info and package rates.....

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    That done, I made my way up to the Red Frog Rum Bar, to begin utilizing my Cheers program for the day. I had hit my max of 15 drinks yesterday, and to tell you the truth, I was feeling real good!

    At noon, I headed to the casino for the first blackjack tournament of the cruise, stopping first at the casino cage to get my BOGO entries. The cards were not kind to me, and though I used both of my entries, I didn't qualify for the final table.

    I played regular blackjack for a few hours, staying even, but felt like having a snack, so I made my way up to Guy's Burger Joint. Again, the Pig Patty was calling my name.....

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    That sure hit the spot, so it was time to head back to the cabin to relax, and take a nap before dinner.

    To be continued.....
     
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  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Before dinner, Ryan and I went to the Venetian Lounge to see the “Comedy Juggling of Thien Fu”. We enjoyed it, but it was too bad that the house was only half full. The show over, it was time to head to dinner. The Silver Olympian Dining Room…..

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    Ryan is ready for dinner….

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    Patti started her meal off with a shrimp cocktail, and I began with a bowl of Tortilla soup…..

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    Ryan surprised us by trying the rabbit appetizer. He didn’t care for the rabbit, but the puff pastry was good…..

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    Ryan had his usual, the grilled chicken…..

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    Patti chose the baked ziti, but it didn’t come out like she had pictured it. She wasn’t crazy about it, so she asked Laurean if he could bring her the salmon also. No problem!!

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    To be continued…..
     
  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    My salmon entrée.....

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    I had the peach pie a la mode for my dessert, while Patti had the butter pecan ice cream. The one thing I noticed, is that the waiters don't sing or dance every night, just on the Elegant nights, and the last night. Even after 35 Carnival cruises, I still enjoy it when they do.
    Ryan, Maribel, and me.....

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    Ryan and Maribel.....

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    Ryan was excited to go to Club O2 because they were going to have their own version of a blackjack tournament. Patti was going to hit the shops, then head back to the cabin. I went to the 10pm adult comedy show starring Chas Eisner, and he was really good. I then stayed for the Quest, which is always a laugh riot. They really enforce the no one under 18 rule for this one! If you have never seen the Quest before think adult scavenger hunt. Can't say any more because what happens at Quest, stays at Quest!! Lol.

    Afterwards, I made my way to the casino to play blackjack for an hour or so, and again, I dropped another hundred. Man, I'm getting killed this cruise! It was now after 1am, so I made my way back to the cabin. Here's a photo of tonight's turndown service and towel animal....

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    Still wound up from Quest, I ordered a BLT and grilled cheese sandwich from room service.....

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    Goodnight!!

    Coming up: Aruba, One Happy Island!!
     
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  15. connie seabee

    connie seabee Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Thanks again for another installment of your cruise journey.

    I do hope you won some of that money back in the casino. I guess I have to wait and see.
     
  16. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

    Back up here Jeff. Is there Ham in the Baked Ziti?? This Italian doesn't put Ham in the Baked Ziti. I also hope you get some of your $$$$ back from the casino.
     
  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Exactly why Patti changed to the salmon.
     
  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

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    Welcome to Aruba!!


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    Well, we aren’t quite there yet, as we are scheduled to arrive at 1pm, and leave at 10pm. Ryan and I will be going on a Jeep Safari Tour, while Patti walks around Oranjestad taking pictures. Later on tonight we will be meeting up with friends who are here on vacation, and go out to dinner.

    It is another beautiful sunny day, and the seas are still a little choppy, which meant I slept like a baby last night!

    This was going to be just a relaxing morning. After going to Emile’s for an omelet breakfast, then stopping at The Web to check emails, we just hung out until around noon, when we could finally see Aruba in the distance. We grabbed our cameras, and made our way out on the “secret” deck to watch our arrival…..

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    That’s me shooting some video…..

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    Here’s a short video clip…..

    Approaching Aruba

    The Aruba Pilot is coming out to meet us….

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    Here’s a view of one of Aruba’s beautiful beaches…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some more beautiful beach views.....

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    The Pilot boat is leading us in.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We are approaching the cruise terminal in Oranjestad, Aruba…..

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    The tour buses are starting to line up…..

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    The police are keeping an eye on us from the pier…..

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    The walkway from the cruise terminal to the street…..

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    The Jeep Safari drivers waiting for us to arrive…..

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    The sign on the cruise terminal wall says it all…..

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    To be continued…..
     

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