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Oh my goodness! this sounds already quite fab!!! So excited for you! You've actually got me thinking that for our joint 60th, Dave and I will have to jump ship (haha) from Disney to this line...now that's a big step!

Can't wait to see what you end up booking...it looks like quite a hard dilemma!!!
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Can't wait to see what you end up booking...it looks like quite a hard dilemma!!!
Thanks!! We were on one Disney cruise and loved it!! We just like the pricing a whole lot better on RCCL. I am chomping at the bit to book stuff!!

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Where we are going and our plans so far for my birthday week!!

We will fly down to Ft. Lauderdale on Friday January 20th. We are staying at the Renaissance Hotel which is our go to cruise port spot!! We this place!!! We traditionally go to the Bimini Boatyard for dinner and drinks and I can't wait to share this experience with Dave and Adrienne!

If the weather is good, we may walk around Las Olas Blvd. or maybe head to the beach. We arrive around noon. I also love watching the ships leave at the port. ( Although I don't know what kind of activity there is on a Friday.)

After a nice breakfast on Saturday morning, we will head over to the port. We love early boarding and we are planning on getting on the ship as early as we can!! This is a brand new ship for us and we can't wait to explore it!! The design on the Harmony is different than the Oasis and the Allure so it will be so fun to check out the differences!!

No matter how many times we cruise, we are always in awe that first minute we step onboard. We love to drink in the atmosphere and energy!! Then we head straight for lunch!! On this class of ship, that will entail going either to the Windjammer or Park Cafe. We will have to see how hungry everyone is.

Next up will be to get an adult beverage and then we can start exploring the ship. Those are our typical cruise traditions and once they are out of the way, we always feel like we can relax and be truly on vacation!!

I already told you that we got Dave and Adrienne a Central Park view balcony room. Muffin and I were lucky enough to snag a Junior Suite balcony room for ourselves!! This means we get double cruise points!! Other than that, it is honestly just a little bit larger balcony room with lots more closet space.

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We figure after lunch and some exploring, our rooms will be ready. This time, I promise to take pictures of both rooms.

As I mentioned, we again bought the dining package, this time for the four of us. We got the five night package and as is typical, the first night is booked for you and then you choose four other restaurants to go to. This leaves us two nights for the my time dining option.

We chose night four and night seven for that. We picked night four because we will be in St. Thomas until 7:00 PM and we may not even eat dinner that night. Plus it kinda breaks things up. The last night we always try to eat light before flying home so that was a no brainer.

All of the other nights will involve gourmetish type food, that is rich, and good wine!! (After all, it is my birthday week!! :the wave. Three of the restaurants that we hope to eat at are actually the same ones from our Bermuda cruise.

We would love to eat at Wonderland once again as well as Chops and Jamie's Italian. We are also going to try to eat at two others that we love on this class of ship; 150 Central Park and Izumi. The 150 Central Park menu comes with or without wine pairing and Izumi Comes with a hibachi offering. Of course, neither of those options are included in the package we bought but again, it is my birthday week! So we'll see!!. Anyway!!

This is our itinerary for the week:

21-Jan
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 Depart- 4:30 PM

22-Jan
Nassau, Bahamas
 Arrive- 7:00 AM
 Depart- 2:00 PM

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Cruising

24-Jan
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
 Arrive- 10:00 AM
 Depart- 7:00 PM

25-Jan
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
 Arrive- 8:00 AM
 Depart- 5:00 PM

26-Jan
Cruising

27-Jan
Cruising

28-Jan
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 Arrive- 6:15 AM

Nassau is always a short day and we don't usually even get off of the ship anymore here but we thought since the Adler's haven't been here, we will definitely stroll through the straw market and maybe even hop a cab to Atlantis. We'll see what the weather is like.

On day three, I have an 8:00 AM flow rider lesson booked! Everyone else is chicken!!🐔

In St. Thomas, we booked the Magen's Bay Beach getaway from 2:00 PM TO 5:30 PM. Since we arrive at 10:00 AM, we will walk around downtown for a couple of hours before heading off on our excursion.

In St. Marten, which is my favorite Caribbean island, we booked a St. Marten beach rendezvous from 9:30 AM TO 2:00 PM. This will be Muffin and my third time doing this excursion! :the wave: ( Do you think we like it much?! ). This excursion is a perfect day at Orient beach and includes a lovely lunch!

We are still unable to book shows but as soon as we can, we surely will!!

Next: I will try to describe the beautiful Harmony!!

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Oh, we love Magen's Bay!! The water is so amazingly clear. Of course when we were there last we had the place almost completely to ourselves, so that spoiled it for future visits, I'm sure.
You are too cool, doing the Flow Rider! Surfing or on the boogie board?
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We have been to St. Thomas at least 4 times and have never been! We usually take a snorkel excursion to St. John. I love the flowrider!! Here's your answer!!


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Your bday plans sound like a blast. Your 55th bday will like l y be the day of my son's 4th bday party as he turns 4 on the 23rd. I hope we all have a wonderful week as we will be be hosting a party and also visiting with relatives in from Korea while you are enjoying the sun & surf.

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Your bday plans sound like a blast. Your 55th bday will like l y be the day of my son's 4th bday party as he turns 4 on the 23rd. I hope we all have a wonderful week as we will be be hosting a party and also visiting with relatives in from Korea while you are enjoying the sun & surf.

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Thanks!!. I can't believe your son will be 4 already!!:happybithday: You sound like you will have an exciting week as well!!
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