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Old October 9th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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Our 2nd day at sea. We are inthe Adreatic and should be in Naples tomorrow.

All is fine. Haveing a grfeat time with our Cruisemate friends. Had 2 meeting now.

Formal tonight. Gotta go get ready.

The Ruby is beautiful. Many new things onboard.

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Sounds SUPER Ray. Can't wait to hear more!

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We had a Trivia question at the pub the other night about the Adreatic Sea...and here is Ray, LIVING it! Hope you're taking pictures Ray!

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Glad to hear you and the other CM'ers are having a great time. I hope you and Helen continue to have a great time.

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Ray... I'm sitting here with a bad case of cruise envy. Sorry I wasn't able to be there with you guys as scheduled. Hope you enjoy the gifites I sent.

Offer a big hug to all those in the CruiseMates group.... and ENJOY!
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Old October 9th, 2009, 11:29 AM
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Glad you & Helen are having a good time..........looking forward to seeing pics when ya get home...........





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Have a great time, Ray! Please tell us about all the new features on board.

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Ray, have a wonderful trip, and keep us up-to-date!
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Ray, Bruce and I are at sea as well, and, as we our ending our journey, you are beginning yours....have a wonderful healthy and happy cruise! Sea you when we all get home..xoxoxox
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Old October 9th, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Kuki- We are witnessing the gifts. Yes we know gthey came from you because I smell the tabacco smkoke.

Loving the cruise so far.

Sea is flat. Na;ples tomorrow. It is 10 PM now to 4 at home.

Sea You aLL IN due time.

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Glad to hear you're having a good time you two!
Be happy that you're missing our record high October temps here in the Orlando area....94 today!
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[Hi Ray and Helen,
Interested in hearing what is all new...Keep enjoying your cruise, looking forward to more of your pics.

Trip, have a safe trip home, missed you this week
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Ray...

Thanks so much for chiming in from the Ruby.

Can you please, next time you are near the atrium lower level, report on the prices at the coffee cafe? When I was on Ruby you could get 6 scoops of Gelatos for about $3.50.

Can you tell us how much the treats there cost now - and the coffee?

Also - how are you finding the shore excursion staff to be. We have had some reports that they could be more helpful on Ruby - what do you think?
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Ray - good to hear from you. Interested in your impressions of the Ruby cuz I'll be on her in 5 weeks ... and a friend is on her 10/24. Said friend was wondering who the Cruise Director was - and if she/he would be on his sailing ... me, too, about said CD as to the 11/14 sailing. Thanks.
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PaulM--I will be checking out your request. Shore excursion personnel seemed to kinda bla on my first tour requesst. Going soon to book Marsaille. Hope to have been respect.

Ruby is a lovely ship. some of the inter parts are simular to the Sstar P:rincess.

My lap top dont know haw to write it seems. Barfe with me.

We are haveing a ball. Eatging, tgalking, socializing aND WATGCHING ENTERTAINMENT is our bookings.

See you all next time. Time is going fast
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We are docked at Livorino. Yesterday were near Rome. Tomorrow we willo be in Marsalle, France. Just got word that our tour we booked had been solded out. So we wait and see for any cancellation.

Well any way we have been in and around he area. So no big deal.

We ae having a ball. The ship is excellent. So many things going on til its impossible to 50% of them.

We have 4 of our cruisemates at our table. We have Karl and Ruth and Ken and Jane . Having aball.

Saw a UK comedian last night. He was helerous.

Weather has been great. Flat seas, warm weather and no rain. Future forcast we dont know.

See you guys again.
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Was at Livorno yserday. Did not go ahore. Had a sstorm. A big one. A big wind came up and hit the ship broadsided. The lines on the aft of the ship broke and the ship went out a few feet before they stopped it.
Apparantly not much damage.

We are ap;proaching Marseille, France. The tour we wanted was full so we will standby and hope to go in to view the area.

We are having a ball. Keep;ing well and loving tghe company we have with our cruisemates.

Trip--Forgot to tellyou . we have Ken and Jan at our table. He is rfetired now and workng for the gov again. Jane is tgeraching via tghe puter.

C U all next time.
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A change in Itin. At 0800 tis morning the Capt came on the loud speaker. We will NOT go into Marseille. We are have 55 knot winds and it is impossible to berth there. So We will slowly head for Barcelona. I was on stand by to tour so that will not happen.

It is very rough. The white caps are sveral feet high and every body is having problems walking.

so here we are at Sea .
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Hello Ray, sounds like you are hitting a little bad weather. I hope it calms down for you and the other Cruise Mates. Ray is Don and Darlene from Texas on board with you? They talked about doing a crossing and it occurred to me it might be on your cruise. Thanks, Mike
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0945 Oct 14 We have arrived in Barcelona. Beautiful day. Partly cloudy 75 degrees.

We had Billy Vader last night as our intertainer. We had Gary Williams scheduled but he was still in Marsaille. As you know we could not get into there because of the high sea. We did have bad weather. 55 knot winds and the waters were cutting up pretty good. Did not bother Helen and I because we are old sea farers.

Don’t think we will go into Barcelona today. Si we will enjoy the Beautiful Ruby Princess.

We are enjoying the use of our com;plementary 250 minutes each on the internet as being Elite members. Helen gets the same so that gives us 500 minutes. That time goes fasst when you are online.

Lisbon is our next Port after a day at sea.


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Don and Darlene are just returning back home with their slightly crippled RV.

Ray and Helen....enjoy!
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At sea between Barcelona and Lisbon. We just returned from our Cocktail party for our cruise mates. It was the best we have had. Cocktails flowed freely thanks to our good friend Nancy Bogart. I was able to take several photos of most that were there. We thank you Nancy. Waiting now for 6 PM dinner.

Tomorrow we will be in Lisbon. Do not think we will go ashore but we will see.

We are having a ball. Wish all you other cruisemates could be with us.
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Ray... you're making me very regretful and envious. Sounds like everyone is having a wonderful time. I have no doubt Karl & Karin are doing an excellent job of hosting for this group.

Be sure to say hi to everyone for me!
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Karl and Karin ARE doing a very wonderful job. We had a cocktail party and yes I had a few.
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Cocktails flowed freely thanks to our good friend Nancy Bogart. I was able to take several photos of most that were there. We thank you Nancy. .
Nancy is the best!

Just wish she would join us on the Snooze cruise in January.

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Friday 16th---We are docked in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. Do not have any shore excursions here for us. I walked on dock and thru the Terminal. Nothing but buses and people leaving on tours.

Weather is beautiful. Temp about 75degrees and clear skys.

Most all the entertainers are leaving us here and we will be getting new ones for the crossing. One day at sea then we will be in the Azores. We have a tour booked there weather permitting.

Wishing all Cruise mates a good day..
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Ray...........glad you & Helen are enjoying........sounds like the weather is changing for ya........

Can't wait to see your pics when ya get back.......





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We were in Lisbon yeserday. Weather was excelent. We did not go ahore so we enjoyed the enire ship by ourselves.

We are at sea heading for the Azores. We have a tour b ooked tghere so more pictures will be taken I hope.

See you all. We are well.
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