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Old October 18th, 2009, 03:55 AM
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We are approaching Azores this morning. Hope to make a tour here.

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Keep enjoying the cruise Ray. Hope you guys stay well, and since I know the transatlantic sailing begins soon, wish you encounter smooth seas and superb weather.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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We enjoyed the tour of Azores. Beautiful Islands. green grass, cattle Pneapple and fishing and tourist.

We realy enjoyed the stay. we are at sea now for 6 days. will arrive Port Evefrglades on 25th.

Wish all you cruisemates a good weekend.;

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It sounds like your trip is wonderful. So glad you are having a good time.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 04:55 AM
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Good morning from the high seas. We are on our 2nd day at sea of our 6 days forward to Fort Lauderdae. We have flat seas and the weather is beautiful. Hope it last.

It is approaching 8 am.

Gotta go for some breakfast.

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Ray & Helen, sounds like you guys are having a wonderful cruise. Hope the crossing continues to be smooth. Say hello to Karl & Karen for us. We have other good friends on board, Florida Jack and Honey from the Tampa area. They are not part of the Cruisemates group. It will be great to see all your photos on your return. Continue to have fun KIDS!!!!!!! John & Priscilla
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Old October 19th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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We are ready for bed. The seas have been very good to us. We only have 5 more days and we will see land and the good old USA. Realy the seas are flat. Had a wonderful day today. See you all tomorrrow.
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Saw the Liers Club last night. Capt Yoemans and his top officers were on the panel. They were funny. Had a great time.

Tonight we wee Marty Allen show. should be good.

Seas are still flat. Food is good.

Helen has a bad cold. Sore throat and caughing. Taking her to doc today.
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Ray, I've enjoyed keeping up with you during this cruise! Sorry to hear that Helen isn't feeling well. Hopefully the doc can give her something to feel better. Give her a hug from me -- and then go wash your hands!
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Ray I am so jealous of your wonderful cruise, but so glad you are enjoying it. Hope the Dr. can help Helen out and she can enjoy the rest of the cruise.
It is good to hear that the seas are being good to you for the voyage. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get home.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:18 PM
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It is 10 15 PM. We just returned from the with Morty Allen. He and his wife karon Kate of 25 years . They put on the best show of the cruise. They were helerious. He is 88 now and looking good health wize. He has that messed up head of hair We realy had a big laugh.

Helen saw the doc. She has a minor cold and sore throat. She will be fine. No fever or chest congerstion.

Stll flat sea and noi rain. C U aLL LATER
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Ray, so glad to hear your cruise has been a good one...and even gladder, Helel just has a cold..I have one too, so I can sympathize.

Marty Allen is alive and well, and living on a cruise ship... Remember on the Golden I think, we saw him as well? His hair enters the room before he does See you in chat when you get home..safe travels on 95!!
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Old October 21st, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Wednesday nite 8.15 PM just got back watching the internatinal Crfew show. They were pretty good.

Flat seas are gone. Getting rough now. 3 more days before we get home. Formal tomorrow. The last of our cruise. We will have 3 total.

Colds are almost gone now. I am having problems with my legs. Ankles are swollen. Hope to make it home before any clots form.

See you tomorrow. Good nite
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Ray get those compression socks on and take it easy buddy! Take care and we'll be sending prayers your way.
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Thinking of you Ray..I sure comiserate with you on the swollen ankles...
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Last night we saw the best production shows of the many cxruises we have been on. It was ONCE UPON A DREAM. The dancers did and excellent job of perfforming. I would like to see it again but tonight we have other plans.

2 more days and we p;ut in at Port Everglades. A Rental car should be waiting and we drive up on the tgurnpike to our lovely city of Ocoee. We should be home mid aftgernoon on Sunday.

This has been a wonderful cruise. With all he Cruismagtes we have with us has mad it a superb cruise.

I will post picturesw afte3r I return home as time permits.

My ankles are swollen and guess I better see the man as soon ASAP after returning.
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Ray.... give everyone a hug for me, and an apology for not being there before you disembark.

If the cruise was ending in Scottdale I'd come down to the port to pick you up
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Kuki..if the cruise ended in Arizona, you would not be able to p/u Ray and Helen because the NTSB would be onboard questioning Ray and the Captain as to how this happen and if the Captain was in anyway related to the Northwest pilot that overshot the airport by 150 miles
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Glad to hear your having a great time

Please say hi to FlaJack and Honey for me-- if you know them that is--I hope Honey is having a great time too and not spending too much time in the casino--and if she is --winning big----we were together on the Freedom of the Seas about 4 weeks ago------
Please Please Please take care of yourself and Helen too----

Now don't get me started on AZ----its easier for them to come to CA than for us to go there---vacation time and cruising dont go to far if you want to do both--hahaha
cruise more and vacation less-----??? works for me--well sort of
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Old October 25th, 2009, 06:46 PM
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We have returned home after the worst debarkation from a cruise ship that we have ever witnessed.

It was so disorgainized that passengers were up in arms. No announcements were made over the PA system. We were in the Handicap room the Cacino. No announcement were made as to what color was disembarking. We had our own wheel chair and was able to walk off the ship when our color was called, but we did not know when. I waited from 815 am til about 11 and I said this is not right. So I went to the Pursers desk and asked if our color was call and they said it had been call about 1 hour ago. So I grabed the wheelie and off we went. Then we could not find our luggage. That was because our color had been called and only a few was left in our color. I finally found them and had to stand in line for another 30 minutes to get a portor. Got the porter finilly. I was after 1130 then. Went thru customs the outside to find a shutle to Budget Rental. Finally found out the the shuttles would not go to the Airport Budget place where i was directed to go so we had to taxi. Got to Budget and finally convinced the people there that I was told that a shuttle was running to that location. But it was not. So they gave me a $30 Voucher. That reduced my bill by that much.

We are tired but we did have a wonderful cruise. Karl and Karen did a wonderful job on hosting. We Congratulated them for the job well done.

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Ray, glad you are home,safe and sound...The ending sounds like a pain in the patoot.....Hope you are going to get checked out by the Dr, to see if all is well...See you in chat...xoxo
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Ray, glad you are home safe. The debarkation sounds a lot like what we went thru a few weeks ago in Miami fron the Valor. Call one thing then wait and wait. After a couple of hours we just left on our own with out asking anyone about any thing.
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Welcome home, Ray and Helen! Sorry to read that you have such lousy weather in Italy and France, and that you had to miss Marseilles (one of our favorite ports). But overall, it looks like you had a nice CM cruise. And you got to see the wonderfully zany Marty Allen too! We hope that Helen is OK, and that goes for you as well.

That morning you returned to Pt. Everglades had to have been an incredibly disappointing ending to your cruise. It's hard to believe that the Ruby Princess staff was so unorganized when it came to disembarkation :evil: .... especially for the handicapped passengers who really needed a little extra TLC at that point. But at least you can take solace in the fact that you guys missed the hottest October on record back here in Orange County.

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