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Postby octocruiser » 24 Sep 2015 22:11

Hi Hazel

lovely to hear from you and about this great itinerary.

Shame about the dancing. Are you sure there aren't any male wallflowers among the passengers who are secretly longing to dance ? I think you should work on chatting up the single males until you find one who can dance. If there really aren't any you have my permission to start on the married ones :lol:

Love to you and Doreen.
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Postby JollyJill » 25 Sep 2015 04:37

Hi Hazel and thanks for keeping us informed.

9 ports talks! not surprising you have a sore throat, dry ice or not. :o

As Kath said, it's a shame about the lack of dance partners as I know how much you enjoy dancing. :(

Your cruise sounds wonderful and I am not remotely jealous- much. :mrgreen:
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Postby Jimmy the One » 25 Sep 2015 11:55

Thanks for the update Hazel good job I'm not on board two left feet would leave your toes sore :lol: :lol:
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Re: Balmoral to America's Deep south

Postby hazel20 » 27 Sep 2015 11:46

Sore throat became head cold!
Up early yesterday fo sail in to NYC. Lovely to see it at last.

We did the full day tour and saw so much. I just loved it.

Today I'm meeting a friend and we will explore together. Mum has gone on a harbour cruise.

It's all going very well (and I will be back on Balmoral in the not too distant future)
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Postby hazel20 » 27 Sep 2015 11:52

Just realised I missed telling you about martha's Vineyard. It looked in doubt when they started tendering. The tender boats were violently lurging alongside so they stopped the operation. They turned the ship several times until they were able to recommence.

I think we would have missed the port but for the fact that one tender had already gone so there were 100 people ashore.

So our tour was late leaving but it was a lovely island, the tour bus was really old (vintage) and the guide was hilarious!

A lot of people staye on board when they saw the sea conditions. Understandable but a shame they missed the port
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Postby hazel20 » 27 Sep 2015 21:02

Day 2 in NYC and I walked my feet off! Central Park, Broadway, Fifth Avenue and then back to the ship. Had lunch at Ellen's Stardust Diner - waiting on staff are all wannabe Broadway stars so they take it in turns to belt out a song. Fun but Noisy!

Just leaving now - day at sea tomorrow before reaching Charleston
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Postby JollyJill » 27 Sep 2015 21:21

hazel20 wrote:Day 2 in NYC and I walked my feet off! Central Park, Broadway, Fifth Avenue and then back to the ship. Had lunch at Ellen's Stardust Diner - waiting on staff are all wannabe Broadway stars so they take it in turns to belt out a song. Fun but Noisy!

Just leaving now - day at sea tomorrow before reaching Charleston


I love Ellen's Hazel. I've been to NY 4 times and always go there. I was introduced to it by a friend who is a New Yorker. :)

I haven't been back to NY for a few years- can't get P to return to the U.S unfortunately. :(

Thanks for your updates which I am following on FB too. :)
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Postby adogap » 27 Sep 2015 22:18

Just watching New York Harbour webcam, waiting to see Balmoral as I know she is on the move. A busy evening, Carnival Splendour, Norwegian Breakaway followed by QM2 all under Verrazano Narrows and now out to sea. I think Aida Luna is still in Port. Seems like a murky evening in NY. Hope you are starting to feeling better Hazel, you certainly had a memorable day in the Bg Apple!

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Re: Balmoral to America's Deep south

Postby hazel20 » 29 Sep 2015 18:02

I am almost fully recovered now - just a chesty cough left but feel fine. A day at sea was welcome yesterday.

We are just docking now in Charleston. Boy it's humid here!

We are in port overnight so we have a local Blue Grass band on here tonight.

(hope they are better than the local group we once had in Tenerife - they were memorable for being so bad!!)
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Postby Gillzajoker » 30 Sep 2015 15:20

Glad you're feeling better, Hazel, and look forward to more.
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