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Old April 28th, 2011, 06:50 AM
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Hi All,,,

We are here in Cherbourg, France. This is our last stop prior to debarkation in Southanpton tomorrow. The cruise was very nice and the Eclipse is a beautiful ship. Last night was dinner at the Tuscan Grill and we were quite inpressed by the quality of food and service. The regular dining room and buffets have been very mixed and somewhat mercurial. Oh well at least we did not have to cook or do dishes... BONUS. Our weather has been excellent for the entire crossing, all be it a little bit nippy today.

The highlight for both of us wqs Lisbon, Portugal. It is a lovely city and we ended our visit there with an amazing lunch, a bottle of excellent local wine and the music of two excellent Fado singers, one of which was a close friend of our favorite Fado singer, Mariza. They were accompanied by two gifted musicians playing the guitara portuguesas with great skill. This was a yummy afternoon to say the least.

We will be taking lunch and a bottle of wine from a charcuterie in just a few minutes. Cherbourg, France is soooooo beautiful and there are oh so many choices for places to lunch. What a very difficult decision... Hmmmmm???

Bye for now... More to report in a few days afrze the royal wedding barbecue.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Bonjour Chuck, sounds "delicieuse"! Bon Voyage for the remainder of the trip!

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Old April 28th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Hi Guys,
Sounds like you are having a great time on the Eclipse! Have you enjoyed the Sunset Bar?I could have sat there for days

You will be in England tomorrow with all the wedding hubbub..pick up some souvenirs at the airport

Safe travels home.

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Old April 28th, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Hi there, glad to hear you have had such a good time on board - if you could leave all your luggage on board it'll help us tomorrow as we haven't even started packing yet !! Oh weill it's only a 4-nighter, so hopefully it won't take long to pack.

Talking of packing, how formal are the formal & semi-formal/country causal nights both for men & women. It's our first time on Celebrity and are not sure what to expect.

Hope you have a lovely sailaway tonight, the French will often come down to the dockside in Cherbourg to wave you off with many more on the water in the yachts - especially if the ship isn't a 'normal visitor'.

All the best,

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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:14 PM
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Oh La La Chuck,
Sounds like an exciting time, enjoy England with all that will be going on. I have my DVR all set for 6 hours of Royal Wedding...

Have a safe trip home...

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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:40 PM
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So excited to hear that you loved Lisbon. My husband has a week of meetings there the end of June, and I just booked my flight to go with him this morning! Please let me know what things I should plan on doing while there. I will have all day to myself for 5 days, and I know our hotel is on one of the beaches, so I'm sure I will have no problem occupying myself...especially with NO KIDS!!!!

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It sounds like you are having a good time. So good to hear from you.
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I finally remembered the name of the movie..was driving me crazy...
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg!

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Old April 28th, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Hi Chuck and David! It sounds like you're having a wonderful time .

Will you really be in London on Friday? As Trip asked, please bring us some souvenirs! There's NO chance I'll be up at 4 AM to see all the "pomp and circumstance" !

We'll look forward to your report,
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