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Old 08-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #751
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They were, literally, holding a microphone greeting everybody who entered the room. Then, when they were ready to check guests in for the various excursions, they were making the announcements on the microphone. John just chose not to hear the announcements I guess.



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The See and Sea tour...parts 1 and 2...were great!
Thanks for asking! Nothing yet. I have a tip on something to check out tomorrow and at another place I was told to try back the 2nd week of August so I'm going to go back there on Monday. Here's hoping!
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #752
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your excursion. I know how much trouble you had deciding what to do.

Isn't it amazing, the beauty that lives just under the waves! Fish and sea creatures in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes!.

We did a glass bottom boat tour once- like you found, the views and pictures were distorted. I prefer my fish up close and personal- snorkeling is one of my very favorite pastimes.

It seems like you were pretty fortnate with the weather for that tour.

I hope your luck holds out for the rest of the trip.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #753
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I think I would have enjoyed that expedition. I've never seen anything like that, but seeing underwater is neat!

I do think that is very close quarters down in the boat, my John would have freaked!


Why can't people keep an eye on their kids! It's one thing to let them have a little space, but once they get close to danger, reel them in!
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Loved your update!

Your excursion looked like so much fun! I think your underwater pictures turned out good.

How scary about the parent letting their kid climb all over!! I would have been freaking out just watching especially being in water so deep!!
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Loved your update!

Your excursion looked like so much fun! I think your underwater pictures turned out good.

How scary about the parent letting their kid climb all over!! I would have been freaking out just watching especially being in water so deep!!
We really enjoyed parts one and two of the excursion. Still have to post about part three though.

I was on pins and needles watching the kid climb all over everything.

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I think I would have enjoyed that expedition. I've never seen anything like that, but seeing underwater is neat!

I do think that is very close quarters down in the boat, my John would have freaked!


Why can't people keep an eye on their kids! It's one thing to let them have a little space, but once they get close to danger, reel them in!
There was a glass bottom boat excursion that was also an option but I'm glad that we chose this one. We could see all around us.

It really wasn't that crowded once we got settled in. I was surprised because I thought "how are all these people going to fit?".
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your excursion. I know how much trouble you had deciding what to do.

Isn't it amazing, the beauty that lives just under the waves! Fish and sea creatures in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes!.

We did a glass bottom boat tour once- like you found, the views and pictures were distorted. I prefer my fish up close and personal- snorkeling is one of my very favorite pastimes.

It seems like you were pretty fortnate with the weather for that tour.

I hope your luck holds out for the rest of the trip.
I thought about you several times during the excursion (and while on Castaway Cay). I remembered how you like to snorkel and the pictures that you took of the fish. I so wish I could snorkel better than I do.

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Thanks for asking! Nothing yet. I have a tip on something to check out tomorrow and at another place I was told to try back the 2nd week of August so I'm going to go back there on Monday. Here's hoping!
I've been meaning to send you a message and ask but then I'd forget to.

I hope that something comes up very very soon!
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Great updates, those skies did look ominous, glad that the rains seem to have held off for you, at least for parts 1 and 2.

I have been on something similar to that glass bottom boat/semi submarine, it was an actual submarine that went under, I actually think it was called The Atlantis, in Grand Cayman, (very similar to the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, although the seating on yours is like that too.

I remember the pictures not turning out real great then, too, I guess it's something to do with the water, it gets kind of murky under there with the boat turning up sand sometimes, too.
Oh cool! I bet the submarine tour was very interesting. I really enjoyed the semi-submarine so I'm betting I'd like the real submarine tour too.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #758
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The boat looked like a lot of fun! I think that I might have felt a little trapped down there though.

Can't wait to hear about the bus portion. We really enjoyed touring Nassau when we were there, but it can be a little sketchy. You know what strikes me about the excursions on the DCL is that they aren't very "Disney". Hope you enjoyed the rest of the afternoon!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #759
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So it seems as if the semi-sub ride was a success! One question---when you folded down your seat and sat down, it looks like your knees were almost touching the persons across from you. Was that the case? Looks pretty tight down there, but still fun!

That boat captain chill-axing is too funny! I want his job!
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #760
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Forgot to mention that you are not the only one intrigued by the map. When we were on the Carnival Valor, I always had that channel on in the cabin but they also had one out in the ship. Always knew where we were with that thing. I also liked to just see how fast we were going and what the weather was like.
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Sounds like there is a lot of tipping going on here and you don't even get credit for the tipping you already did. hmmmmph!

That is a cool excursion, but I am not sure if I would like being those tight spaces. I'd have to be the last one in and the first one out. That's what I did when I went on a cave tour and it definitely eased the pain.

Thanks for such a great description of the excursion so far.
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Great updates! I love all of the photos & the "iron story" was hilarious!
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Still catching up.... I just wanted to let you know, those people at breakfast were not being rude or cutting. That is how it works there. There are different pods and you are just supposed to go to any pod you want without waiting in line. It's supposed to make it go faster, and usually cast members tell you so, but not always. And lots of people are confused by it. I only knew because I read every TR I could before I had sailed...and it was still very new then.
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The excursion looks fun, but maybe a little too close quarters for me. So you have to straddle the seat to look out too? Is there plenty of room between seats to do that? I have a little extra leg compared to others.

I am looking at possible excursions right now. I can make them on Monday. I'm still undecided.
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That viewing area looks so tiny!! I would love to see the fishies, but I don't know about that viewing area!!!

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