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Becx N Gav 06-06-2010 08:57 AM

Finally got around to it! Photo TR of 1st Med cruise 2010
 
Well I was going to do a full TR but this cruise seemed so hectic and I never seemed to have time to write notes. So as I took quite a few photos I figured I would just post those with a quick explanation.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer - can't believe we've been back a month already.

We are Becx and Gav - Becky and Gavin. We flew from Stanstead in the UK to Barcelona on the day we boarded the ship, we would have liked to go earlier but couldn't get the time off work.

Here's all our stuff (we paid extra for two checked in bags and despite doing laundry twice! we wore most of what we took)

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Looks like we had company already :goodvibes Kate and Charlotte (2 UK Diser's who couldn't come)

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After all the cancelled flights in the days before we were so happy to be able to catch our original flight, I'm so glad we didn't have to go by train or drive :sad2:
Check in was pretty quick and we were soon through, we spotted a very Spanish looking Mickey and I had to get a photo :goodvibes

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We booked a Cat 12 Gty and got upgraded to a Cat 9 :woohoo: We loved all the space.

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The view from the stateroom window

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Then it's time for the lifeboat drill

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Our door and FE

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Me and the flatties

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I love all the art work around the ship

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Becx N Gav 06-06-2010 09:31 AM

Our first dinner was at Animators Palate - our rotation was APLAPLAPLAP and we were on the late seating.

I took this because everyone (there were 7 of us) at dinner was on their iPhone except me - I don't have one!

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The menu and the flatties

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Food porn time :teeth:

I can't remember who had what so I'll just post everything!

Appetizers;

Salad with bacon and beans

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Pork with roasted veg

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Fish on top of a pea puree

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Entrees;

Every steak was totally different that night and not everyone had it cooked as they asked

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I ordered the green lentil risotto but they brought out the seafood one and I don't eat sea food - so I had to wait a bit :sad2:

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It finally came

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We skipped dessert as the sail away party was about to begin, we had asked our servers to bring things out quite quickly so we could make the party and they tried their best but I think everyone had the same plan.

The sail away party was good fun but quite late in the evening so there weren't that many people there (I know we were really tired as we had to get up at 4.30am Barcelona time to make our flights)

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Becx N Gav 06-06-2010 10:09 AM

The first full day - a sea day.

We started with our character breakfast. It was ok but the characters were really quick and didn't stay long at our table, maybe because we were 4 adults but I don't think they should treat you differently if you don't have kids. The dining room didn't seem very busy either so we were a bit annoyed.

Chip and me

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and with Gav

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It was quite hard to get a good picture as the characters would hardly stand still

Me and Mickey

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Gav and Mickey

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Emiel, Goofy and Gav

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Me, Goofy and Yvet

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My breakfast was pancakes with bacon and sausage

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Gav had a bit of everything!

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Then we were given some rather fetching hats :goodvibes

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Pluto and me

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Emiel, Pluto and Gav

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Dale was looking for food but I'd eaten all mine

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No food left here either :laughing:

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Minnie and me

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Emiel, Minnie and Gav

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eeyorefanuk 06-06-2010 12:08 PM

Hello,

Thanks for your update - lovely photos - assume more to come - really look forward to it.

You were sooooooooooooo lucky with your upgrade.

I have booked the secret porthole room for our first cruise and not sure if people get upgrades from this type of room :confused3 Fingers crossed.

Lifelong_Dreamer 06-06-2010 01:50 PM

Thanks for posting! Loving all your pictures. :thumbsup2

shushh 06-07-2010 04:33 AM

THanks for posting the photos. Brings back lots of lovely memories! Hope you got home alright!

TotallyAngelic 06-07-2010 05:29 AM

Great photos .... love the story so far !

scottishwee35 06-07-2010 05:59 AM

Lovely photos and lovely smiles...

Scottishwee35

Becx N Gav 06-07-2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eeyorefanuk (Post 36900811)
Hello,

Thanks for your update - lovely photos - assume more to come - really look forward to it.

You were sooooooooooooo lucky with your upgrade.

I have booked the secret porthole room for our first cruise and not sure if people get upgrades from this type of room :confused3 Fingers crossed.

:wave: hey there! Don't worry there are plenty more pics :goodvibes Wasn't feeling too good on Sunday so I had to stop :sick: Better today so will try and get a few more posted tonight.

I'm sure all rooms could be upgraded (although I knwo some people like to stay where they booked) I was suprised how many upgrades there were - good luck to you, but even if you don't get one I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time :wizard:

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Originally Posted by Lifelong_Dreamer (Post 36901792)
Thanks for posting! Loving all your pictures. :thumbsup2

Thanks :thumbsup2

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Originally Posted by shushh (Post 36908859)
THanks for posting the photos. Brings back lots of lovely memories! Hope you got home alright!

We were fine thanks - so thankful we made it there and back without hassle. I feel for those who were affected (although maybe not the family we met at the airport who found out they couldn't get to Dublin so instead of staying in Barcelona a few days worked out it would be cheaper to do the next Med cruise - this was after doing the TA and the first Med cuise - NICE :thumbsup2 ;) )

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Originally Posted by TotallyAngelic (Post 36908985)
Great photos .... love the story so far !

Thanks very much - I'll try and keep it entertaining :3dglasses

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Originally Posted by scottishwee35 (Post 36909151)
Lovely photos and lovely smiles...

Scottishwee35

:goodvibes Thanks for saying that :hug:

vron 06-07-2010 12:22 PM

Fab start! Looking forward to reading more! :wave:

Becx N Gav 06-07-2010 02:22 PM

The flatties up on deck

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And in the hot tub :goodvibes

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Checking out Pete's new iPad

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As it was a sea day Lumiere's had a brunch menu, I wasn't all that hungry so I had the crepes - with cherry

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I think this was an omelette with has browns and sausage

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Eggs benedict with salmon

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Some sort of sandwich (I really should have taken notes!)

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We then went to Studio Sea for the first of Disney's Art of Entertaining - the appetiser. I would have liked to have gone to the others but we missed them.

It was good, I personally didn't eat it as it was tuna but the wine was nice. The chef showed us how it was made and then everyone got a plate and a glass of wine.

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The sommelier then told us about the wine they had paired with the dish

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The dish was Island Spice Seared Ahi Tuna
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The had the recipie available to take away with you.

You got a reasonable amount of wine

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Becx N Gav 06-07-2010 03:39 PM

Thi afternoon Gav and I tried the margarita and tequila tasting. They told us all about the different varieties and what to look for.

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These are on each table, one each and they have the tequilas and margaritas

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The margarita recipies

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The tequilas

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And then onto the margaritas

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This was Fernando who we had previously met in Cove Cafe (we went there a lot :rotfl:) - despite it being his first time he did a really good job.

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Madisonznana 06-07-2010 04:53 PM

Really enjoying the photos!

eeyorefanuk 06-09-2010 02:12 AM

Thanks again for further updates. I love the "loads of photos" trip reports - makes you feel you are actually there and what you can get when you go :goodvibes

Tri-Delta4Life 06-09-2010 10:17 AM

We've been tossing around the idea of doing a Med cruise next summer, so I'm really enjoying seeing all of your pictures! Looking forward to more!


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