E304 - Western Mediterranean

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Post by melsea » 26 Feb 2013, 15:53

18 days to go folks.... :lol:

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 26 Feb 2013, 18:58

We're starting the packing this weekend....
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by melsea » 28 Feb 2013, 17:57

16 days to go....... :-)...


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Post by welshynurse » 28 Feb 2013, 22:28

Did a bit more packing today, looking at the corner of my lounge and wondering how its all going to fit into 2 suitcases. Also did some stocking up on essentials, never mind the kitchen sink, its pretty much a full ward in my first aid kit! :)

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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by Silver_Shiney » 02 Mar 2013, 14:57

Fourteen days from now, we'll be be deciding whether to stand on the Promenade Deck or the balcony at the front of the Lido Deck, to watch the comings and goings on the dockside :D
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Post by hanson19 » 03 Mar 2013, 13:13

1week 6days to go and i will be hanging off our balcony while the wife unpacks shouting "were's this gone and were's that gone " sounds like a good time to hit the bar :)

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 03 Mar 2013, 14:26

hanson19 wrote:1week 6days to go and i will be hanging off our balcony while the wife unpacks shouting "were's this gone and were's that gone " sounds like a good time to hit the bar :)
Sounds like a good plan to me.
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Post by AnnieM » 03 Mar 2013, 21:46

My kids are excited as I told them that tomorrow we can officially say we are going on out holidays next week.... we actually leave on Friday to go to Southampton for the Friday night... Our hols start a day earlier!!!!!!!!


SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see thier faces!!!!!
can I pack now? Can I? Can I ? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!


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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by hanson19 » 06 Mar 2013, 18:28

my 13 year old daughter is getting exited aswell she can not wait

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 06 Mar 2013, 18:41

I'm not a betting man, Hanson, but I'd bet my 84-year old mother is more excited that your daughter!
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Post by hanson19 » 06 Mar 2013, 20:35

I am sure your 84-year old mother will enjoy it as much as my 13 year old will :clap: . Carnt wait ONLY 9 DAYS TO GO AND WERE ON OUR WAY. :lol: LEAVING SUNNY DURHAM :D :wave:

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Post by Cruiselover » 08 Mar 2013, 19:14

:thumbup: :thumbup: The panic has set in now ,must get organised . Not been well this week I've had the cold I have been trying to avoid all winter ! At least it is over and done with I can now look forward to our cruise . But what shall I pack , thermals & woollies . Weather looks dismal for week ahead . See you all soon . :o :wave:

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 08 Mar 2013, 19:59

Sorry to hear you've not been well, cruiselover, I hope you are fully recovered now.

Is there any truth in the rumour that I'm starting that you're buying the first round? :lol: :wave:
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by Cruiselover » 08 Mar 2013, 21:49

Yes first round is on me , if you find out who I am . Easy to spot at moment I look like Rudolf : lol

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 09 Mar 2013, 10:08

Cruiselover wrote:Yes first round is on me , if you find out who I am . Easy to spot at moment I look like Rudolf : lol
hmm, can't be too many people wandering around with antlers..... ;-)
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by Silver_Shiney » 09 Mar 2013, 11:00

Well, it's the start of the final countdown! In seven days' time, we'll be sitting in my mum's lounge waiting for the taxi to arrive, to take us to the docks. The excitement is starting to intensify!
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by hanson19 » 10 Mar 2013, 09:14

well in 6 days time we will be waking up at 4:30am getting ready to set off for a very long journey down to Southampton however it will be worth it :clap: :thumbup: ;)


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Post by hanson19 » 10 Mar 2013, 09:23

looking out the window starting to snow makes next week look so mutch better : :D

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 10 Mar 2013, 09:54

hanson19 wrote:well in 6 days time we will be waking up at 4:30am getting ready to set off for a very long journey down to Southampton however it will be worth it :clap: :thumbup: ;)

and I thought I was being hard done by having to get up at 0530 for a 0700 departure....

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Post by AnnieM » 11 Mar 2013, 12:16

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We set off to Southampton on Friday, so 4 more sleeps for us! I sooooooo cannot wait to see my kids' faces!!! Extremely excited! I'm in for an afternoon shift 2.30-5.30 today and then that's it for me for work!!! My holiday starts at tea time today!! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by Silver_Shiney » 11 Mar 2013, 13:39

Make sure your Stugeron or whatever is handy - the Channel and BoB look like they could be quite rough over the weekend.
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by welshynurse » 11 Mar 2013, 17:41

2 more shifts to go then I'm done! And I'l be counting down every one of those 25 hours!
Looking out the window at the wind and snow is just getting me even more excited to be getting away!

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Post by melsea » 13 Mar 2013, 18:41

Packing nearly done now, and just 3 sleeps to go. We're staying in a hotel the night before and so we will leisurely get to the terminal. So in fact 2 sleeps for us as our holiday begins on Friday!!!!!...... :D :clap: :wave:

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 13 Mar 2013, 18:43

I hope the next two weeks go as slowly as this one....
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by welshynurse » 13 Mar 2013, 20:49

No more work! And I got my rota for when we get back next week, I'm not in 'til the Thursday! Need to get things in cases now, instead of spread across the lounge. So excited! :D

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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by melsea » 13 Mar 2013, 21:47

Welseynurse

Don't think you are going back to work next week you're on a cruise!!!!! Are you stressed & happy then?!!!!

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 13 Mar 2013, 22:05

melsea wrote:Welseynurse

Don't think you are going back to work next week you're on a cruise!!!!! Are you stressed & happy then?!!!!
She gets far too much time off work
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Post by welshynurse » 13 Mar 2013, 23:15

melsea wrote:Welseynurse

Don't think you are going back to work next week you're on a cruise!!!!! Are you stressed & happy then?!!!!
Oops! I meant to say last night, not next week! Very happy to be off, maybe starting to get stressed about packing, since I had a dream that it was 7.30 on Saturday and I hadn't started!


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Post by welshynurse » 13 Mar 2013, 23:16

Silver_Shiney wrote:
melsea wrote:Welseynurse


She gets far too much time off work

Some of us had to work 50 hours in the last 4 days!


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Post by Quizzical Bob » 14 Mar 2013, 18:32

Only 50 hours? Looxury! Did you get the obligatory handful of gravel for breakfast?


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Post by welshynurse » 14 Mar 2013, 19:03

No breakfast at all :( ... i was on nights :)


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Post by Silver_Shiney » 15 Mar 2013, 06:55

For everyone driving down to Southampton today, I wish you all a safe journey and a good night's rest.

Actually, the same applies to those driving down tomorrow!!

If you spot me on board, do come and introduce yourself.
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by Cruiselover » 15 Mar 2013, 07:18

Safe journey to every one , we are Southampton bound today . Holiday starts in 3 hours ! See you all tomorrow .


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Post by welshynurse » 15 Mar 2013, 08:32

Safe journey down to everyone, and hopefully see some of you on board!

Right... time to get packing!

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Post by Meg 50 » 15 Mar 2013, 09:04

J hope you all have a wonderful time.

It's going to be quiet in here for how long?
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Post by Jan Rosser » 15 Mar 2013, 10:24

Meg 50 wrote:J hope you all have a wonderful time.

It's going to be quiet in here for how long?
Best wishes from me too - I'm a fan of Oceana - have some lovely memories of cruises on her :D

I echo Meg's thoughts about it being quiet on the forum - Alan you are a big contributor - hope you keep a log of your cruise and let us know how you got on when you return.

For myself when you return I will only have 5 days to my cruise on Azura (not that I'm wishing your cruise away) :lolno

Happy cruising everybody :wave:
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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by Wina G » 15 Mar 2013, 10:36

Bon Voyage everyone, hope you have a fantastic cruise :D

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 15 Mar 2013, 13:14

Thank you for your kind words, Jan.

I am hoping to upload a blog (never done one before, so may break some protocols!) when we are in port. If that fails, then I will certainly give a report when we get back.

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Post by Wina G » 15 Mar 2013, 13:52

Look forward to reading it Alan :D


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Re: E304 - Western Mediterranean

Post by hanson19 » 15 Mar 2013, 16:24

well counting down the hours utill we go on our holiday :) if I see any one whos been on here hope you dont mind if i say hello then you can buy the first round

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Post by melsea » 15 Mar 2013, 18:10

We're here. Had a really good drive down. Just relaxing and waiting to have a meal at the hotel.

See you soon guys...

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Post by melsea » 15 Mar 2013, 18:19

Forgot to mention that I tried to book a tour for Rome the other day but all of them are now on waiting list. So I am on that list I am not holding out much hope.

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 15 Mar 2013, 18:40

Oh, that's a shame Mel.
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Post by Dancing Queen » 15 Mar 2013, 18:54

Have a great cruise all of you :D
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Post by Quizzical Bob » 15 Mar 2013, 19:03

melsea wrote:Forgot to mention that I tried to book a tour for Rome the other day but all of them are now on waiting list. So I am on that list I am not holding out much hope.

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Post by Silver_Shiney » 15 Mar 2013, 19:12

I'd be worried sick about missing a connection and watching the ship disappear over the horizon.....
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Post by Quizzical Bob » 15 Mar 2013, 19:18

Silver_Shiney wrote:I'd be worried sick about missing a connection and watching the ship disappear over the horizon.....
No connections, it's a direct route, but I know what you mean. If you can get a group together there are always taxis and minibuses touting for business at the dock entrance next to the tourist kiosk. Whatever you do, get there early in order to make the most of the day.

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