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Southampton

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  • Day40

    Southampton, United Kingdom

    September 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Our private tour included visiting the important historical sights of Southampton with its many memorials. We went to the SeaCity Museum’s Titanic exhibit.
    We then drove out to the New Forest, an open area of 220 miles where wild horses, cows, and donkeys roam free. These animals came right next to our car. The residents here are called commoners and live in beautiful thatched roof houses that are very far apart.
    The visit to this most unique area was enhanced by our guide who was an expert on life in the New Forest.
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  • Day40

    Silversea Gala

    September 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    When we booked our multi-segment voyage, we had to get special permission for this “one day cruise” that never left Southampton. Regular passengers disembarked. Media, travel agents and special guests embarked. It was the first time that the Silver Muse docked in Southampton. It was also the birthday of the owner who brought aboard his friends for the night. Us and 33 other in transit passengers were invited to the festivities.
    Rose set a trend at the bar with her French Martini.
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  • Day3

    Brighton

    July 31 in the United Kingdom

    Der Royal Pavillion in Brighton ist äußerlich im indischen Stil erbaut, innen aber im chinesischen Stil eingerichtet.
    Auf dem Pier von Brighton gibt es eine ständige Kirmes, der Strand besteht aus Kieselsteinen.
    Beeindruckend ist der neue Turm, bei dem man in einer Gondel auf 138 m Höhe fährt und einen atemberaubenden Blick über Brighton und Hove hat.

  • Day25

    Cruising into Southampton

    August 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    It was only going to be a short drive today - less than 2 hours, so we decided to do some exploring around Redditch. Mary had family from a small market town called Alcester. We parked and spent most of the morning going from shop to shop and talking to the locals. We also checked out Studley Castle where we stayed once before - they are spending £M's on it - should be great when finished.

    Much to Mary's delight we bought some coat hangers - now we can dry more clothes in our room - happy wife, happy life.

    The Alcester Post Office box in town was painted gold because a local won a Gold Medal at the London games- nice touch.

    Halfway down to the coast we stopped at Andover - another picturesque town - again I tried to drive through the pedestrian mall - until I noticed the bemused look on the parking attendant.

    Arrived at out hotel in Southampton and the hotel looks great - might stay here two nights and just do a day drive to the New Forest. The best part was - our room was on the ground floor, easy for suitcases and had a had a bathroom for people with disability - that is, ahuge bathroom with plenty of space for all our stuff.

    Southampton is a difficult city to drive around - no structure to the streets, shops spread all over the place and a real mix of old and new [in most big cities the old part is preserved - note to HCC].

    We found a large new shopping centre and had a good shop around ending up in a Nordic restaurant - had a large share platter of fish and other Scandinavian delights.

    Tomorrow its the New Forest and another night in Southampton.

    Cheers,
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  • Day3

    Southampton day 2

    June 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    I am currently sitting on the balcony. It's 7:45 am and the temperature is 54. Perfect!

    Last night we had dinner at Wagamama with Heather's friend Andy and his charming wife Jade. After dinner we stopped by the co op for breakfast supplies. The kid found banana milk. He was thrilled.

    We also managed to catch the Europa regional exclusive Pokémon Mr. Mime. A definite highlight!!

    Today we plan to do the Southampton city wall walk and fund a great pub for lunch.Read more

  • Day99

    Southampton, UK

    September 15 in the United Kingdom

    I busy day with embarks and then paperwork in the evening. With all of us finishing at 10pm we all went to Glasshouse for dinner. I had my usual steak which was amazing as always.
    The start of this cruise brought some good news for Jackson. He finally got his promotion to bar steward so he's changing bars to a bar that is on the top deck. So not only does he have a promotion but he's in a really good bar as well.Read more

  • Day156

    Southampton, Southampton

    July 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    At Standing Order with Jackson grabbing some brunch. He starts at 12:30 so we don't have a lot of time before we have to be back to the ship. Today we are docked with Azura and Arcadia so I got to see my next ship for the first time. Walking around Southampton with Jackson today is like being at home walking around with my Mom. Always being stopped because he has to talk to people he knows from the other two ships. People keep coming up to our table as well who recognize him. There are some people I know on Azura I tried to meet up with as well but with people's work schedules it didn't work out.

    Next we are headed to pound land (basically a dollar store) to get some snacks to take back to the ship. Then back to the ship for Jackson to start work and for me to sleep. I started work at 7:30 this morning, opening up the gallery so people who forgot to get their photos can pick them up before they leave the ship.
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  • Day51

    Southampton, UK

    October 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Another weird, emotionally draining day. I had to get up early for work in the morning (6:00am) but got to leave early at 8:30 to get Jackson (the boyfriend) on the ship with a visitor pass I had gotten him. I however had a meeting so I left him to watch a movie in my cabin. The meeting ended up taking almost two hours. So by the time that was done Jackson and I only had an hour before he had to leave for work. He got to see a bit of the ship and say hi to a few friends. After a very sad, tearful goodbye he left in a taxi to head to work. Then I went back on the ship to also say goodbye to a photographer as well who was headed home.

    We are now going to be heading across the Atlantic for Caribbean season so I headed into Southampton with my friend Ashton (bar steward) to do some much needed grocery shopping and pick up a few other things. Jackson however knew that I was going into Southampton with Ashton and that we would end up at Standing Orders for some food. So when he found out he was starting an hour later then was originally planned he waited there for us to surprise me. So I got to see him one last time. The next time will be when he joins the ship on February 23rd.

    When we were in Standing Orders we got some news. It was up in the air wether either ship would actually sail today as planned. There is a massive storm right in our path with 14 meter swell. So we found out that my ship was now for sure staying but Jackson’s was leaving. They are headed the opposite direction as us so they were going to miss the worst of the storm. Even though we weren’t sailing away from anything the ship still hosted their sail away party on the top deck. I was up there taking photos so I got to see my old ship where Jackson is sail past. My manager had literally told me to forget about the passengers when it was sailing past us that I could go to the front of the ship to see it go past instead. Jackson had told me he was working on the back deck for the sail away but the ship’s were too far apart. The people were the size of ants, so I couldn’t make him out.

    My work shift ended with my manager also telling me that I should be emotional more often. Apparently I had managed to up-sell quite a bit tonight.

    Then after work most of the team had already gone out in Southampton but I was too exhausted to find them and do anything so Monixa (Photographer) and I had a girls night on the ship instead. She was IPM and couldn’t get off and it’s her New Year’s so we went to one of the restaurants for dinner. I had my usual steak which was amazing as always.

    Now I’m completely exhausted so it’s time for some sleep.
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  • Day2

    Southampton

    December 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We have arrived in the check-in. This is the best.

    Oscar at check-in.

    'Excuse me, have you got a plank on this ship, for my brother, in case he needs to walk it'

    Mummy had a pat down at security.

    'Oi, your touching my Mums bum!'

    'It's ok Oscar, just Mummy's necklace has set the buzzer off'

    'Ah that's ok, go on then, check her pockets'

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