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Old 07-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #916
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Many thanks for the quick reply. Although I have a newer Fitbit as well, my phone is an iPhone 4 so sinking with my Fitbit seems to be hit and miss with it. Further, we are not planning on using my iPhone as a phone on this trip and I can't seem to find a Fitbit app for my iPad. Hmmm, maybe I shall have to convince DH that we need to upgrade to a new iPhone sooner than later

We will also keep on the look out for that restaurant. Thanks
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #917
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Wow, you guys have finally done it, you have dragged me out of lurkdom! Seriously. I have followed your thread since almost the beginning. I truly enjoyed the John Hale course on Greece and Turkey from the Great Courses as recommended by Kim way back when. And finally, when you actually went on the cruise and weren't posting I went into withdrawal and started posting myself!

All that to say thank you for this thread and your report. We are heading off on the next Med cruise with Greece next week, and I am anxiously and happily reading your report.

Two questions based on a couple of comments you made today:

Where did you eat in the Piazza Navona area - we are doing jumping back into eternal Rome and I believe our lunch break is in that area, and

How did Jim's Fitbit work out for the trip? Or more specifically how did he upload the info each day? During our Spring break cruise I simply waited until we got back, but that was only about 9 days, whereas this trip will be closer to two weeks.

Sorry to be so wordy, but again, many thanks for your thread.


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As for the fitbit. Jim has one of the newer fitbits and whenever we had wifi he uploaded thru the Bluetooth on the iPhone 5 It sinks automatically with the iPhone app.

The name of the restaurant was ristorante il botteghino.
Wow...I was thinking you pulled that one out of your memory!! I never thought to look at the CC...

Mindy's fitbit was not well on this trip. It had us at something like 433 flights of stairs...not on a Pisa day...
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:22 PM   #918
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Pics added to Villefrance and La Spezia. Rome will have to wait until tomorrow....

Happy 4th, all!! (there's no firework icon so pixie dust will have to do!)
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:27 AM   #919
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I used the Avery brand paper that I got at Office Max. Mindy bought her paper at Staples as well, I believe, and also used additional adhesive magnets on the back that didn't work. If anyone didn't have issues....sound off and tell us where you were located and how you printed your magnets!

There were no port-specific pins . They did them in 2007 and 2011, but skipped 2010 and apparently this year as well, save the Greece one. I was hoping to add to my collection....
Just a note my friends are on the 7/27cruise and we have been in contact with them. Apparently they ran out of the Med pins. Don't have any info if they will get more.
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Just a note my friends are on the 7/27cruise and we have been in contact with them. Apparently they ran out of the Med pins. Don't have any info if they will get more.
Wow! The assistant manager of Mickey's Mates was on our excursion in Kusadasi and she said they get supplies in Barcelona. She told us that they always get asked, in the middle of the cruise, if they're getting more inventory .... but they don't ... until they get back to Barcelona. She said the funniest time she was asked was during the transatlantic crossing.

I hope they get more Med pins. But this is exactly why I bought my pins and my t-shirt the first day of the cruise. I've been cursed by them not having the size shirt I've wanted at the end of cruises. Not going to happen to me again. LOL
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #921
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Many thanks for the quick reply. Although I have a newer Fitbit as well, my phone is an iPhone 4 so sinking with my Fitbit seems to be hit and miss with it. Further, we are not planning on using my iPhone as a phone on this trip and I can't seem to find a Fitbit app for my iPad. Hmmm, maybe I shall have to convince DH that we need to upgrade to a new iPhone sooner than later

We will also keep on the look out for that restaurant. Thanks
Ok..Restaurant name was Da Francesco 976. Looked it up on the internet, primarly known as a pizzeria.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:21 AM   #922
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Ok Guys - I'm here. Miss me? I don't know if I can compete with all Kim has posted thus far. I'm not really that close to putting my Trip report together, but I'll take the liberty and steal from Kim I'm just going to reply to her posts so my stuff may be out of order...didn't have foresight to save pages after hers... I may be slow in putting stuff up, but I have been busy...will answer pressing questions quickly but I have a lot to catch up on..
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:24 AM   #923
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Your report is amazing and so helpful for us going on the next Greece cruise in 2 weeks! I've only read some of your report so far but it has so many details of things I'd have been curious about!

Couple questions- you mentioned your magnets curling and not sticking on the doors after a few days. This has never happened to me before on any of my cruises on any of the ships, but I'd be so upset if it did. I use the Staples magnet paper and print directly on them. I know some have had trouble just putting little magnetic pieces behind regular paper and those not sticking as well. Which type did you use?

Were there port-specific pins for sale in the stores or available for order? On the Panama cruise I did in 2011, there was a limited edition pin for each port that came out on that day. It was a nightmare. People would camp for hours outside the stores waiting to get them and many times still get there and they'd run out. In the end we managed to get them all but it was so stressful and so much wasted time. Was it like this on this cruise, or did they not have these coveted pins or similar gifts, or if they did was it handled better (like via a room order form?)
I had the same issue with the magnets on the Magic when I took the NY to Bahamas cruise. Mine started curling up both times on the first day and this time I brought the magnetic strips and it didn't seem to help much. Last cruise I was midship so the humidity from opening the rear balcony wouldn't explain it. I'm not sure what the issue was, but it happened on both my doors (the inside and outside cabin) This time I used the Avery paper from Walmart and the paper from Staples. Don't know what the issue was. I've solved it though...Kim's just gonna make all my magnets next time..
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Kim - just realized you were posting throughout trip. Did you have ipad with you? I didn't have access to the DIS for some reason from my phone, so I didn't read any of the posts until after the cruise. I have not notebook of written notes - now to the memory...oh shoot - I'm in trouble..I can never remember anything
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Alas filled with good intentions, I started looking at our pictures ( I still haven't seen all of the them we took about 3,000 no kidding) and I got distracted. Need to go bake for a bbq today...will be home next few days will try to catch up
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Alas filled with good intentions, I started looking at our pictures ( I still haven't seen all of the them we took about 3,000 no kidding) and I got distracted. Need to go bake for a bbq today...will be home next few days will try to catch up
I understand you have navigators as well. Many of us on the July 13th twin cruise would be eternally gratefully if you could post those. Well grateful for a couple of weeks anyways.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #927
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I understand you have navigators as well. Many of us on the July 13th twin cruise would be eternally gratefully if you could post those. Well grateful for a couple of weeks anyways.
I will scan the schedule page of each and post by end of weekend. To post the full navigator that 96 pages all in, I just won't have time.
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Just a note my friends are on the 7/27cruise and we have been in contact with them. Apparently they ran out of the Med pins. Don't have any info if they will get more.
Go figure.

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Wow! The assistant manager of Mickey's Mates was on our excursion in Kusadasi and she said they get supplies in Barcelona. She told us that they always get asked, in the middle of the cruise, if they're getting more inventory .... but they don't ... until they get back to Barcelona. She said the funniest time she was asked was during the transatlantic crossing.

I hope they get more Med pins. But this is exactly why I bought my pins and my t-shirt the first day of the cruise. I've been cursed by them not having the size shirt I've wanted at the end of cruises. Not going to happen to me again. LOL
Might mention here that Mindy was not happy with the sizing on the shirts. They run small.

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Kim - just realized you were posting throughout trip. Did you have ipad with you? I didn't have access to the DIS for some reason from my phone, so I didn't read any of the posts until after the cruise. I have not notebook of written notes - now to the memory...oh shoot - I'm in trouble..I can never remember anything
I think I posted once....

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I understand you have navigators as well. Many of us on the July 13th twin cruise would be eternally gratefully if you could post those. Well grateful for a couple of weeks anyways.
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I will scan the schedule page of each and post by end of weekend. To post the full navigator that 96 pages all in, I just won't have time.

I'm having issues with my scanner. Hoping to beat it into submission later today. If you email me the jpegs of what you scan I'll put them on the appropriate day.
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Rome is finished with pictures.
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Go figure.

Might mention here that Mindy was not happy with the sizing on the shirts. They run small.

I think I posted once....

LOL!

I'm having issues with my scanner. Hoping to beat it into submission later today. If you email me the jpegs of what you scan I'll put them on the appropriate day.
Will do later. Going to BBQ now.
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