Going on Anniversary Vacation!

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  1. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last year my two sons booked a 7-day cruise on the newest Carnival Ship, and it's biggest ever built, "The Magic", a brand new ship, and

    on its maiden US voyage (it's been in Europe doing sea trials and test cruises).  Our sons paid for our passage also as it is our 40th anniversary one day after the commencement of the cruise!  Also, with them going and other relatives, it will be a party of 15 on it!  The cruise will be from April 22, Sunday, through April 29, the following Sunday, docking at 8am; our anniversary is April 23!  Being out to sea, I won't have internet connection (not taking anything either, no notepad or laptop, lol!) so I won't be available for comment either.  But, I'll return with pix!  Wish y'all could come too!

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    Home Ports:  Galveston, TX

    Cruises to:  Caribbean

     

    • 3690PASSENGER CAPACITY
    • 1367ONBOARD CREW
    • 1004LENGTH IN FEET
    • 24HOURS OF FUN A DAY
    We knew exactly what we were doing when we named her Carnival Magic… and we’re sure you’ll agree.

    At 1,004 feet, this amazing ship continued the Dream  class tradition of large-scale bow-to-stern fun including food and entertainment space Ocean Plaza, the splashy stylings of Carnival WaterWorks, and The Lanai, a convenient and scenic half-mile outdoor wraparound promenade deck.

    Carnival Magic didn’t stop there; she also introduced the world to all-new ways to have a good time onboard, and proves it with the outdoor fitness-and-fun of SportSquare, featuring the world’s first ropes course at sea. Cucina del Capitano serves up Italian favorites fit for a captain. And who can forget the RedFrog Pub, with its laid back, not-a-worry-to-be-found atmosphere… plus its exclusive, tasty, not-a-drop-to-be-found (on land, that is) beer, ThirstyFrog Red.

    We sent Carnival Magic to amazing destinations, beginning with a season in Europe and now, sailing from her home port of Galveston, to some of the best destinations the Caribbean has to offer.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Sounds like you are going to have a great time Pops!
     
  3. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Have fun Pops and don't eat too much !!!!!!!
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Have fun and Happy 40Th!...JJ
     
  5. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Have fun on your trip. Me and my wife were looking at a river cruise on the rine through viking cruises.
     
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have a great time Pops and Happy Anniversary
     
  7. Have a great time. Congrats on the anniversary. [​IMG]
     
  8. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Happy Anniversary Pops!  Enjoy the trip and a well deserved vacation.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  9. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hapy 40th Anniversary :yahoo:
    have a great time on your cruise Pops !!!!
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Happy 40th. Pops , we'll be eagerly watching for your Q-view . Now keep the camera pointed the right way [​IMG]  .

    Have fun and we Love ya , so come back , too easy to say this is nice , think I'll stay   [​IMG].
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pops and family.... Congrats  on the 40th.....  Have fun and eat healthy....   Dave
     
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats    wow 40 years [​IMG]
     
  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, we're finishing our packing and leaving early in the morning!  Y'all have fun and fill them smokers!  Going to be looking for some roasted pig on some island!  And, if the tub sinks, I'll still see ya in one place or another, lol!  Bon Voyage!
     
  14. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Congrats to you guys on your 40th Pops! With today's society it seems that a 40th wedding anniversary will be a rare occasion in the future. Have a great time and we'll hear from you soon!
     
  15. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We're back!  Apparently i have to start from scratch; I was up to 8 wpm but after 8 days, back down to 1, lol!  

    This is The Magic docked in Cozumel:

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    Definitely had a great time, had 2 alcoholic drinks the whole time; a beer in Jamaica and a Bailey's Irish cream and reg cream at the last Steakhouse Dinner (had a NY Strip and Prime Rib - absolutely delicious!).  Ate pretty smart, I did indulge on fruits, but a lot better than pastries.  The bacon was crappy and the little link sausages were hard as nails (sheep casing wise).  But, they had a salad bar that was amazing, you'd pick out your greens and toppings, they'd mix it all for you and add dressings, etc; just delicious!  The NY Strip was 2" thick and perfectly medium rare with a 2,000° flash crust that was amazing in a hi-temp furnace oven!

    Will write more, hand is pooped already!
     
  16. Very cool!
    I'm happy to hear that you had a great time!
    I'm not sure how i would react to not being able to see land! :icon_eek: LOL

    ~Martin :biggrin:
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  17. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Glad you had a great time !!!!!

    good to have you back on SMF [​IMG]
     
  18. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back Pops. Glad you had a great time.

    WC
     
  19. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome back Pops! 
     
  20. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back Pops.....  We missed you.....
     

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