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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Tink, Jan 15, 2012.

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    ...but don't expect too much in the way of a report! :lol:

    Herself and I are going on another Olivia cruise! A colleague of one of Herself's nieces bid on and won a cruise during a charity auction. She had no idea what Olivia meant (teeeheee) and when she found out, she decided she needed to sell it! So, enter Niece who just happened to know two people...

    So! Lucky us, we were able to purchase a very nice cruise for a very reasonable amount. :D

    We are going on the Majestic Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver, BC in September. As neither of us have ever been to Vancouver we are taking some days before the cruise to go early and explore a very beautiful city.

    We are staying at a lovely boutique hotel, about five minutes walk from the pier.

    We are still deciding on flights. We can fly from MCO to Vancouver of course, or we can fly out of Tampa. If we do that we can get rid of our luggage in Tampa and not see it again until we are on board!

    Or we can fly out of MCO (or Tampa) to Seattle, WA and then take the Cascade train to Vancouver.

    The only reason I'd like to do that is to visit Salumi, Mario Battali's father's salumi shop in Seattle. :D Yep, it's always about food with me.

    But, I get motion sick on trains (weird, I know). I can take Dramamine though...

    So, decisions to make on that yet.

    We'll have to get Herself some warm footwear. I have boots from when I traveled the east coast, but she's not had any since we came here. We'll need some other warm things too, but don't want to end up buying things we'll not ever use again.

    Ports of call will be Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. Quite similar to Disney.

    We've not decided what we want to do at each port yet, but we have loads of time to figure that out.

    My profile photo is from our last Olivia cruise. :D Of course, Canada allows marriage between two consenting adults. :D :D :D
     
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    How fantastic!!!!! :yes:

    I've still not done a cruise although I'd love to. Not sure an Olivia cruise would be an ideal fit though :lol: ;-)

    how exciting to have something new to plan for! :hug2:
     
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    I have no idea what a Olivia cruise is but I think I can work if I put 2 and 2 together :yes:

    How lovely for you both and as you say lots of time to plan and make decisions about the route you will take. How cold will it be in September, I thought it didn't get really cold until a bit after then?

    Something lovely to look forward to Tink and I can't wait to see your photo's

    Sandra
     
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    Sounds great, hope you have a lovely time :thumbsup:
     
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    She bid on an Olivia cruise without knowing what they are? :rotfl:

    Photo of you hugging a polar bear please. :D
     
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    You are going to have a wonderful time :hug2: It was meant to be :yes: I hope you like the videos on the Alaska stops by Disney :wink: :D :hug2:

    Oooh Canada, want us to me you there, we can be your witnesses :D

    Keith you wouldn't be allowed to go on an Olivia Cruise :lol:
     
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    that was kinda my point ;-)
     
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    :doh: :taunt:
     
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    what is an olivia cruise:unsure:
     
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    Never mind my post in the other thread. I'm an idiot. :shrug:

    Tom :)macwave:... read first, engage mouth second...)
     
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    :lol: I've just come here to direct you in the other thread :lol:
     
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    Sounds great, Alaska is on my to do list! :yes:
     
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    Thanks everyone! Tom, no problem! I made the comments in the other thread before I started this one. :yes:

    We aren't going to have a Canadian ceremony. :) We are considering a NY one, some day... but not Canadian. We are not Michael and Ben, you know! ;) (An allusion to a wonderful series that used to be on).

    Here is a link to the hotel. I simply found this place so appealing. I like the old world character of it, and it's very close to the pier... We've reserved a one bedroom suite. What do you think? Looks nice, yes?

    http://www.hotellesoleil.com/default.aspx?pg=accommodation
     
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    But, but, but....oh, FINE. Maybe photos, though?

    Dead jealous.

    Even MORE jealous.

    Remarkably sensible people, those Canadians.
     
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    I could probably whip up a flannel boa of some sort? ;-)
     
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    BWAAAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Becca!!!! OOOOOH! Our personal flannel coutourier!!!

    You know, Becca you only have to be a woman to join an Olivia Cruise... sisters and other woman relatives and friends do it all the time. :yes: :D LOL.
     
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    Alaska wow What a great cruise so much to see and do. We went about 15yr.
    ago.
    Still have the Totem pole from there.

    mike
     
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    The hotel looks gorgeous :yes: You are going to have a wonderful time :hug2:
     
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    A totem pole! WOW!!! That's a big souvenier! :D
     

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