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My pictures of the Enchantment Nov 12th Sailing to Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman are up. Still working on part two. Best trip I ever had as far as weather, meeting new people onboard and the ship was awsome in its new features and friendly crew. A complete review is forthcoming but feel free to ask me questions in the meantime. Already planning to go again in May with my kids.
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Well DtW, Lots of pics, but not many of the ship!
So how did like the "new" EN? It would be of great help if you could come up with suggestions/wishes for a possible refurb/stretcth of the GR.
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Yes, Roland. Lots of pics. I am not done and have more of the ship too. There were times I wish I had the camera and didn't. I took some video too. I think the new pool area was great! They really are fresh water now. It was too windy for the bungees but I did climb the rock wall but that was there before.
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Hello DAVE THE WAVE,

was just wondering since you were just on the enchantment if you can tell me what the cocktail menu is like? Whatever you know would be of great help, thanx and happy cruising!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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They have anything you could want. I drank alot of beer and vodka tonics. You will not want for anything. Beers were $3 and bar cocktails about $4.25 and call brands $5.50 all plus 15% gratuity of course. Specialty drinks were more.

AS for an actual menu, there were some but I am an experienced drinker and knew what I wanted
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Awesome pictures Dave. Looks like you had a fantastic time, as usual. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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Thanks, Cheryl. Had a great time! Now I will have to wait 6 months before I can go again
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Great pics, Dave! But I thought you were going to wear a speedo
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Some reason, they didn't turn out. I thought I had gotten some pics with the speedo but they must have been deleted somehow. I will see if I can dig some up....
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Speaking of cocktails and Dave the Wave, I had a drink at Dave & Buster's this past weekend called The Big Wave Dave!!! lol I thought of you right away!!
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Cool! Where is that??
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It's a nationwide chain, they have them in select cities. I know there is one in Philly, DC, Cleveland, and Buffalo.

They have a website, www.daveandbusters.com

Awesome place, actually, if you find one, your boys would be occupied for hours!!!
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Thank you Buttercup, I will have to get the ingredients and try this at home!!

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Hey Dave, how do you view your pics????????
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I'll let you know how it is...I'll try one, or two, or three tonight....
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Great shots of one of our favorite ships... We'll be back on her in 07. Does Roland's post mean that the Grandeur is next for refurbishment? Give us a hint.....
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If there will be a next one for stretching, it will be GR. After evaluation of the EN in normal operation on usual itinerary a decision will be taken. 8)
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Having been on the Enchantment before and after, I can say it is a great improvement. Not that there was anything wrong before but the extra deck space, pool bar, Boleros and in spite of 151 cabins more, it never felt crowded anywhere. It is almost 1000 feet long now. I am going back in May 22nd.
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Dave the wave..I noticed in a few of your pictures that you were with some new lady friends or were they cardboard cut outs that you travel with on every cruise ? (VBG)..Does Brittany know that you were not being loyal to her ? Now that Jessica Simpson is no longer attached, could there be a cruise with her in your future on the Freedom of the Seas to celebrate her divorce ?

How do you manage to take so many pictures of yourself on this trip ?
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Yes, those were some of my new lady friends. They helped with some of the pictures. I had to leave out some of them. Brittney has been pissing me off. She hasn't returned my phone calls and is still hanging out with kevin even after she said they were through. I will give her one more chance. :evil:

As far as my next cruise. It will be Dad (me) and the boys. They want to try out the bungee trampoline. I have been praticing "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" for kareoke, just need a girl that knows all the words to sing it with me.
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Are you going to take them on the "Freedom of the Seas" so they can experience the new ride named in their Dad's honor ?

Your lady friends look alot like some evacuees that I know from New Orleans
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The "Freedom" is not in my budget at the moment. Two 5 nighters a year until I am done with alimony in 14 more months The two 5's cost less than one 7 on the "Freedom"..... There will come a day though.
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yea, but you still have child support payments and then worry about putting 2 boys thru college, cars/auto insurance, hair transplants, future ex wife divorce lawyer payments etc....

by the time you could afford the Freedom, they will have mothballed it and put her on 3 day cruises out of Ensenada 9VBG)
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All of the above except future ex wives and hair transplants. I am going au natural. I have heard (yet to be proven) that some chics even like bald or balding guys. Just like some guys like fat girls I guess.
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One of the really neat aspects of cruising is one is not judged by outward physical appearances..only by the size and cost of their cabin (VBG)
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So you are saying that having more money helps you get girls? I have heard about that. Maybe I should work more and give it a try...
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you know, I looked at your pictures again and your "friend" on the right is my ex-wife that I am still paying alimony too..so I encourage you to marry her so I can stop payments and go on the Freedom (VBG)

I think power more then money gains one access to the opposite sex also if a divorced man is very involved with his kids that is a powerful aphrodiiasic when meeting someone on a cruise ship (hint)

remember that line in Scarface..where Al Pacino says..first you get the money.then you take a 5 day cruise on Royal Caribbean with your sons.. then you get the ladies

I think in our parents generation you married for better or worse and stuck with the person..in your and my generation of multiple divorces, you marry the 2nd or 3rd time less for love and more in mind for protection of financial assests..and very often if you have kids, you won't marry until they are grown and out the house
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Thanks for the words of wisdom from experience I am sure. I actaully saw Scarface the other night and when he is first hitting on Franks wife, he finally gets her to ride in the yellow and leopard Cadillac and he tries to kiss her she say, "Don't you like Frank?" and he says, "yeah, but I like jew better, will you kiss me if I wear this hat?"

When traveling in May (If I am still single, I am one of the most eligible bachelors in the Tampa Bay area) there will be different strategy. School will be out so will the single moms with kids who drag their own mother along to help with the kids in case they meet someone. It happens....

I am struggling with the decision now. I have gone from Enchantment again, to "oh, wait a minute, I can take the Glory for 7 nights for about the same money." Then on to the "well if I do that, why not just go all the way and take the Mariner of the Seas instead."
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do the Mariner if price is equal..your sons will love it
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