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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251004
10/14/18 04:48 PM
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Great shot dribs - love the angle. That is quite a list take some time to complete all those items.


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251032
10/22/18 02:57 PM
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Gosh. Hard to believe the cruise is just days away.
Normally we wait until the night before to pack but with this trip decided to go ahead and start packing Sunday.
Tough one. Only in the 40"s day and 30"s night in Montreal and all of Canada, plus rain showers in the forecast.
Does not warm up much until around 50"s in Boston. Not until we leave NYC does it really warm up to the 80"s.
Packing nightmare.
Leave Wednesday for Billings. Jan has a work appointment in Billings at 4 pm. United flight at 7:25 am MDT Thursday.
Get into Montreal at 8:39 pm EDT. Stops in Denver and Newark.
Bing & Carol Cherry don't arrive Montreal until 11:30 pm the 27th so we will not see them until on board the ship next day.
They are on American Airlines one stop. Billings to Dallas and Dallas to Montreal.
Little over a year ago American Airlines started a daily flight from Billings to Dallas. Lots of people have been using it,
but Jan and I have not yet.


Jim

Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251037
10/23/18 01:43 AM
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Have a great trip look forward to hearing from you on the ship.


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251038
10/23/18 01:47 PM
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Wishing you smooth seas and no shortage of wine !


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251039
10/23/18 01:52 PM
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Enjoy your cruise....it's been a long time coming. Hope Jan loves the Navigator!


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251044
10/24/18 06:04 PM
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Thanks.

Packed and just waiting for Jan to get home from her office. She has an appointment in Billings at 4 pm and it takes 2.10 hours to get
there so she had better not Terry.
Weather forecast looks like it has gotten worse until we get to NYC.
Oh well. Price we pay for waiting for the last repositioning cruise.


Jim

Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251052
10/27/18 12:43 PM
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In Montreal!!
Had our 1st walking tour yesterday at1:30 pm. Today we have 2nd walking tour at 11:00 am
Tonight 3rd Walking Ghost tour at 8:30 pm.
Silver Sea Spirt is currently docked here. Walked by it yesterday.
So far no rain but temperature is around 38 degrees so little cool.
Tomorrow does not look good. Rain and cold while getting on the ship.


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251053
10/27/18 12:48 PM
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Lots of walking tours you do see a lot that way. It also means more options on the Compass Rose menu the first night. I bet they have mussels (if you like mussels) pretty safe bet in the past.

I am looking forward to boarding and seeing the refurbished Mariner on Thursday.I know it looks prettier but I sure miss those drawers and space in living area.


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251058
10/28/18 03:30 PM
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Sunday 10/28
Waiting to check out of our hotel and board the Navigator.
Had a very interesting time doing our walking tours of Old Montreal.
Last nights ghost walking tour was excellent. Guide was professional actor
looked and acted the part. Little rainy and cold but we hung in there to the end.
Ate at a French restaurant Friday and Italian last night both suggested by the concierge
and they were fantastic.
Bing & Carol should have arrived about midnight but have not heard from them.
Meet them on board.


Jim

Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251061
10/28/18 09:08 PM
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I love boarding day it is always exciting to be getting on a ship!!


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Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251062
10/29/18 12:56 PM
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Looked like everyone arrived at the port at the same time.
Long line to check in but went fairly quickly.
Bing and Carol were about 12 couples ahead of us and the big surprise
was we looked about 30 behind us and Bud & Sherry who we were with on
our AMA river cruise were there. Great to see them. Have stayed in touch since
That cruise a little so excited to see them.
Dinner at CR with Cherry's and back to our cabin and in bed by 9:30.
Today walking tour of Quebec City.
Overcast cold but not raining at the moment.

Yes we had mussels last night.

Edit:
La Veranda for breakfast this morning at 9:30. Hardly anyone there. Very good breakfast too.
Saw Bud & Sherry and having dinner tonight at CR. Will be 8 of us as we will be with a lecturer on board for Titanic talk.
Ship is beautiful. The remodeling done to it from the last time we were on it is fantastic. So far so good!!!


Jim

Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251109
11/16/18 01:00 AM
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Ok after cruising on the Navigator 03/11/2009 and saying we would never cruise on that ship again Jan and I
now have to eat crow. We were extremely impressed with it. Liked the remodeling done to Navigator lounge
and changes to La Veranda so it could have a Prime 7.
Oh and the vibration which was so bad that the liquor bottles would clang together and move around on the back bar.
The work they did to reduce the vibration was a job well done. Yea it still vibrates a little but much reduced. Heck. I think the Explorer
vibrates as much as the Navigator does now.
Still miss that it does not have a Observation lounge, and would have been nice to have the other specialty restaurant but size prohibits that.
Yes we would look at doing another cruise on the Navigator. Not sure many more than 14 days but who knows.
Just thought it important to say positive things after we were so negative about the Navigator.


Jim

Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251110
11/17/18 04:04 PM
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This is good to hear Jim. It's been a long time since we were on the Navigator. Thanks for update.


Marcie

Re: Montreal to Miami 10/28/18 Navigator [Re: Jim B] #251111
11/18/18 04:21 AM
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I totally agree with all you said Jim. Our very first cruise was on Navigator and was fine because we didn't know any better, but having since been on Mariner, Voyager and Explorer, I found Navigator to be a bit small. Our last cruise was from Barcelona to New York on Navigator and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were lucky enough to have Jamie and Dana on board and a few 'cruise friends'.

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