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Old 03-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #136
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That pool deck looks like a big mess, is it as chaotic as it looks? And this is while ship in port?

That was late in the afternoon while still in Nassau. It isn't as bad as it looks. Most of the people in the foreground pool and just soaking and watching the movie on the Funnelvison screen and the people in the back pool were horsing around more. There were quite a few loungers available on the deck above the pool, even on the sea day.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:17 AM   #137
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Great update & pics, that pic of Atlantis is gorgeous! I'm also interested to hear more about the spa!
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:54 AM   #138
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The part about the spa...



While the boys explored and goofed around, Mom spend a relaxing few hours in the spa. When we decided to book this cruise, I decided it would be my treat to myself. As some of you know, I am a and the weeks after Christmas are LONG. The week prior to March Break is always extra busy.

But you want to hear about the spa. (Sorry no pics allowed in the spa)
My appointment was at 1:30 and I was met at the desk and escorted to the waiting area. I had only sat down for a few minutes when Ted, my masseur, came to collect me. He confirmed I was having the hot stone massage (a first for me) and proceed to ask several questions about areas of tension, medical and we also discussed the fact that I am under chiropractic care.

Ted then left the room to allow me to prepare. When he returned, he had me smell a couple of different scents, something with jasmine, another with lavender, and one with more of a musky smell. I did not choose the oils he used-he did. As he began working my muscles, he told me that he observed my body's response to the scents and that I had reacted best to the lavender. No surprise to me as this is a very personal scent. Not to get sappy but it was my grandmother's scent and I always feel better when I smell it.

OK back to Ted...MAGIC FINGERS! The stones were placed at various points on my back as he worked my shoulders. He told me he would come back to this area again and again as it was where I had the most tension.

Ted checked with me several times to make certain the pressure was where I wanted it to be (I like a little extra) and moved the stones or added stones as he worked. When he was ready for me to roll on to my front, he rang a small bell before asking me to change positions. Same thing when he was applying cooling gel (THE BEST) to soothe the muscles.

When the massage was finished, he went through each of the products he had used and encouraged me to return for another massage before the cruise ended. I didn't feel pressured to purchase the products but I could see that some people might.

If you have any specific questions, I will try my best to answer them.

I was taken back to the change room, had a great shower, again using the spa products, and left feeling revitalized!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #139
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I'm seriously considering a hot stone massage when my sister and I go for our birthday cruise in October aboard the Dream. Sounds wonderful! Did you get a chance to go to the Rainforest Room?
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I think I may have to have a word with Ted.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #141
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Ok so I am going to post the last update to this part of the cruise and that will probably be it until later this week. My FIL and I will be leaving Kissimmee early in the morning for the long drive back to NB and I donít I will get much of a chance to post.


Dinner this evening was at the Royal Palace. The dťcor here is fantastic and the uniforms the staff wear are great. You really feel you are eating in a palace. For some reason the only picture I took was of the bread basket.



I do remember the food was once again very good. I enjoyed the wild boar, pooksma had the lamb and Declan the chicken I believe. The wait staff was excellent once again, especially our assistant server who came to the rescue after a couple of spills.

Our next stop was the D Lounge for the family bingo and we were joined our table-mates. Bingo on board is not cheap and you are able to get an electronic device that allows you to play multiple cards at the same time. All you need to do is watch and yell BINGO. They also have paper cards that you punch out the numbers. I was selected to verify that all the balls were indeed in the drum and for that I won a Mickey calendar. Unfortunately that was to be all that we won. Our table-mates, however, won at least once, maybe twice.

After Bingo, both families made our way to the Villains Tonight Show. Since it was about to start we sat in the balcony at the very top. You have a pretty good view up, only blocked a little be by a pole. Hades is my favourite villain and this show didnít disappoint. I was once again amazed that the same cast was able to deliver another different show. The actor that played Hades was excellent and I tried to get a picture with the cast after the show but I was told they didnít typically do that. The CM that I did ask said he would check with the manager and call me if it could be arranged. I donít know if he tried or not but it was nice that he made the offer.

I know there isnít supposed to be pictures of the shows but I did sneak in a few non-flash photos. Like I said, Hades is my favourite villain.







After the show Declan decided to head to the Edge with his new friend, Jack while Tanya headed back to the cabin. I wanted to get some pictures of the ship at night so I took the opportunity to wander around and snap some pictures.

I did wander through the club area and didnít find the areas very crowded at all.

To finish off the day, some pictures from around the ship.











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Old 03-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #142
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A couple of updatesÖ
and one while youíre on vacation no less. Good work.

Iíve seen that ďJames BondĒ tower before. Nice description.
I know it was a resort and that itís been abandoned since one of the previous hurricanes, but I canít find anything else on it. Thatís odd. Iíll have to try and dig into that more later on.

Looks like yíall had a nice little walk up toward the high ground. Interesting to see at least a little bit of the proceedings at the Government House. I also like the picture of the PMís ďrideĒ. Itís a different world when you most senior national figure is being driven around in his own personal luxury Kia.

The Queens Steps are quite impressive (and quite the hike to get up).
Enjoying the tour. Keep it up sir and have fun down there in FloridaÖ
One of the guys on the ferry told us the James Bond tower was from Thunderball, not sure how accurate that is though.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #143
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The spa experience sounds nice!
That Villains show looks fun. And the ship is beautiful.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:15 PM   #144
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I think I may have to have a word with Ted.
I was gonna say...

Come on now though... I am sure Pooksma deserved it, and hey if things work out with her and Ted... could mean Free cruises for...well... Declan at least!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:33 PM   #145
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One of the guys on the ferry told us the James Bond tower was from Thunderball, not sure how accurate that is though.

It could be. Some of Thunderball was filmed in Nassau.
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Wonderful pics!!! What camera did you use?
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Wonderful pics!!! What camera did you use?

Thank you. I use a Canon Rebel XS.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #148
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As soon as the spa is open today, I am booking a massage for next weekend....that sounds like heaven!!! I am so happy that you did that for yourself...sounds like your shoulders needed it! I carry my tension there too, makes for some wicked headaches!

Great shots of the ship Darcy and I love that Declan was off with a new friend! I love how quick and easily kids make new friends...hey, wait a sec, I guess we did the same when we met all of you
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #149
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I liked your picture of that little toy ship that was parked next to you. Looks like something my son plays with in the bathtub the way you're looking down on it.

Your verandah looks like it would have been a nice place to hang out even in port. The view is nice.

I don't know much about the spa/massage stuff, but it looks like it was an enjoyable experience and I'm glad it was.

I really think that villains show would be an awesome show to see. I wish it was something that we could see it in the parks somewhere.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #150
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Great TR. I am booked on the March 2nd 4 night in 2014. So I was excited to see a TR for the same week a year earlier. Can't wait to read the rest!!!!! Thanks for taking the time to share with us!
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