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Balmoral to America's Deep south

Postby hazel20 » 21 Sep 2015 14:11

Hello
This truly is a postcard - short and sweet!
Six days at sea - a few bumpy moments but generally OK.
Taken me a few days to stop comparing Balmoral to Boudicca. Done 6 talks so far - full houses every time. People coming 30 minutes before I start to get the good seats.

Sydney Nova Scotia today - then a sea day before we arrive in the USA.

Having a good time - except not getting many dances as there are nearly 30 single ladies wanting to dance and only 4 hosts. So I have to step back. Ho hum such is life.
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Re: Balmoral to America's Deep south

Postby Tiggy » 21 Sep 2015 14:27

I did like the sound of this one Hazel. We have done Nova Scotia and New York and would love to go south. Maybe next time. I am pleased to hear that you are getting a full house at every talk.
Our last trip was on Balmoral and we continuously compared it to Boudicca as that is the ship we have been in most. They each have their own advantages and we like the Spey restaurant on Balmoral up on deck 10.
We have nothing booked with Fred until next year when we are doing Liverpool to Cape Verde again. Do you think you could be on it as we missed you the last time?
Have a great trip.
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Postby Jimmy the One » 21 Sep 2015 15:14

Tiggy wrote:I did like the sound of this one Hazel. We have done Nova Scotia and New York and would love to go south. Maybe next time. I am pleased to hear that you are getting a full house at every talk.
Our last trip was on Balmoral and we continuously compared it to Boudicca as that is the ship we have been in most. They each have their own advantages and we like the Spey restaurant on Balmoral up on deck 10.
We have nothing booked with Fred until next year when we are doing Liverpool to Cape Verde again. Do you think you could be on it as we missed you the last time?
Have a great trip.

I'm hoping Hazel will be on our trip to Portugal and Azores next year :lol:
Sounds like a great trip Hazel your fame must have spread over the Fred fleet :mrgreen:
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Postby dst87 » 21 Sep 2015 16:32

Sounds like your talks are popular! Hopefully you get plenty of time to enjoy yourself too :)
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Postby octocruiser » 21 Sep 2015 16:41

Hi Hazel,

My first thought when I saw your FB comment about it being the first port of call today was that you must have already got a good proportion of the port talks out of the way :lol:

Shame about the dancing. Are there no male passengers you can tempt onto the floor ? You had those very eligible contenders fighting for your favours on Sapphire :lol:

Any chance you might like a change of scenery with the Rivers of France and Spain on Braemar next year ? :?:

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Postby sevenseascoaster » 22 Sep 2015 06:20

Busy and in demand as usual Hazel, soon you will be asked to do a World Cruise because of your fame :)

Enjoy the rest of the cruise and calm seas :) and more dances :)
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Postby grannyM » 22 Sep 2015 08:25

So good to hear from you Hazel. Hope you have calmer seas and more dancing for the rest of the cruise. :D
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Postby Gillzajoker » 22 Sep 2015 14:10

Hope you find a dance partner soon, Hazel - meanwhile, enjoy yourself!
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Re: Balmoral to America's Deep south

Postby hazel20 » 24 Sep 2015 21:27

Hello again! Thanks for the great comments and making me feel wanted. I have now spoken about 9 ports - and my throat is sore. Although I blame the dry ice they pump out for that - I mean during the evening shows, not my talks. Today was the first time that I didn't have a full to capacity crowd. But I was the graveyard slot and we were sailing out and the sun was shining!

Had an amazing day in Boston yesterday - walked the Freedom Trail in the morning then the Boston Tea Party Experience after lunch.

We left Boston at 10pm and arrived in Salem 2 hours later!!

Liked Salem and it was a shame we only had until 2 pm here.

Dancing situation has got worse - dance hosts have been told them must ONLY dance with passengers. This is understandable as there are 27 ladies wanting to dance and only 4 hosts. But disappointing for me as I love to dance and it helps me unwind. Where are the spare men? Come back Roy and Ron!!!

Tomorrow is Martha's Vineyard
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Postby tomvet » 24 Sep 2015 22:02

hazel20 wrote:Hello again! Thanks for the great comments and making me feel wanted. I have now spoken about 9 ports - and my throat is sore. Although I blame the dry ice they pump out for that - I mean during the evening shows, not my talks. Today was the first time that I didn't have a full to capacity crowd. But I was the graveyard slot and we were sailing out and the sun was shining!

Had an amazing day in Boston yesterday - walked the Freedom Trail in the morning then the Boston Tea Party Experience after lunch.

We left Boston at 10pm and arrived in Salem 2 hours later!!

Liked Salem and it was a shame we only had until 2 pm here.

Dancing situation has got worse - dance hosts have been told them must ONLY dance with passengers. This is understandable as there are 27 ladies wanting to dance and only 4 hosts. But disappointing for me as I love to dance and it helps me unwind. Where are the spare men? Come back Roy and Ron!!!

Tomorrow is Martha's Vineyard



Thanks for the update Hazel! Loved the Freedom trail, Faneuil Hall etc. I also enjoyed Salem and the witches when there back in 2001 :shock:
Haven't been to Martha's Vineyard but have been to Nantucket! Sounds a very interesting itinerary!
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