Barcelona

 

Norwegian Epic

14 Night Barcelona to Miami

October 26, 2014

Day Ports of Call Arrival Departure
Sunday, 26 October 2014 Barcelona , Spain 05:00 PM
Monday, 27 October 2014 At Sea
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 At Sea
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 Funchal (Madeira), Portugal , Portugal 09:00 AM 06:00 PM
Thursday, 30 October 2014 At Sea
Friday, 31 October 2014 At Sea
Saturday, 01 November 2014 At Sea
Sunday, 02 November 2014 At Sea
Monday, 03 November 2014 At Sea
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 At Sea
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 Philipsburg , St Maarten 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
Thursday, 06 November 2014 St. Thomas , U.S. Virgin Islands 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
Friday, 07 November 2014 At Sea
Saturday, 08 November 2014 At Sea
Sunday, 09 November 2014 Miami , Florida 08:00 AM

Cabin/Poker Crawl 

 

 

 

Cruise Critic Handle

Name

CABIN

CATEGORY

FROM?

CABIN/POKER CRAWL

Transcruiser06

Joe

9298

B1

Boynton Beach, Fl

YES

Mrsogni

Sha

9298

B1

Boynton Beach, Fl

YES

XXCRUISER_01

Ralf

9058

IF

Muenster, Germany

YES

Kerrytens

Miriam

~

 

Canada

YES

Mzdkc

Debra

8219

B1

North Idaho

YES

Rickdabear

Rick

8219

B1

North Idaho

YES

Stanmoto98

Stan and Didi

17013

H4

Concord, Ca

Yes

WWLL

Will?

12578

T1

Los Angeles, Ca

Yes

Mazkaty

Cathy

11259

MB

NY/Mazalan

Yes

Kalesco

Sandra

10044

BB

Austria

Yes

Nonnie0808

Rhonda and Max

17025

H4

Mukwonago, Wi

Yes

Evgal/nj

Karen and Ed

9297

B1

New Jersey USA

Yes

Chicachic

Gloria and Tony

~

 

Houston, T

Yes

Mustgo

Dottie and Jim

9137

BB

Ocala,Fl

Yes

Autotripper

Rosie and Ozzie

9167

IC

Southwest, Utah

Yes

Sounderfan

Craig and

Jenene

8168

MD

Olympia, Wa

Yes

Bandit 10/10/09

Julie and Steve

13055

M3

R.I.

Yes

Lettienets

Loretta

8213

B1

Hamilton, Canada

YES

Repogirl49

Julie and Bertie

~

 

~

YES

CruzenSue

Sue

9142

BB

Las Vegas NV

YES

VegasCrossfire

Connie & Don

9146

BB

Peoria AZ

YES

Relaxation

Anne

~

 

~

YES

Spurvis0910

Shirley and Bob

~

 

Leesburg, FL

YES

Sarcher

Steve

~

 

Bingingham, NY

YES

Sssibs

Sibylle and John

1700

H4 with closed balcony

Johannesburg. S Africa

YES

Cjc3008

Carolyn

~

 

~

YES

Nwcruiselover

Nancy

~

 

~

Yes

Jerrykinconon

Pam and Jerry 16012 H4 11253

Yes

Froufie

~ ~   ~ YES
Kitchenpen Weezie 10112 B6 ~ YES
Francine Fran and Len 11253 MA San Antonio,TX Yes

For the poker draw, It's $5.00 a head to play. Each cabin provides a deck of cards spread out on the bed, each player takes one card per cabin. We proceed from highest deck proceeding down, seeing the different Categories and Cabins, with deck 8 being the lowest passenger deck. After viewing the last cabin we will all meet up at O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, where we will display our hands. Regular draw poker rules will be in effect. Winner will win all except $10.00 that will go to the worst hand. In the past we have had pots well ova $200.00. Time and date TBA

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Gift Exchange hosted by Lettienets (Loretta)

Gift Exchange (this is a separate event from the Meet and Greet because the M&G will be extremely large) Bring a $10 wrapped gift, something representing your home area, something fun/quirky etc. Bring a gift, take a gift. One person, one gift only. Host: lettienets Loretta

 

xxcruiser_01 Ralf DE

mrsogni Sha FL

kerrytens Miriam Oshawa ON

mizdkc Debra N Idaho

Bandit 10/10/09 Julie and Steve RI

lettienets Hamilton ON

Vegascrossfire Connie and Don AZ

CruzenSue Sue NV

thecub Rob Long Is NY

EdandDebbie Idaho

Bajnok Francois St-Jean-sur-Richelieu PQ

repogirl Julie TX

Bertie TX

Nuthinfancy Carole Marco Is FL

nwcruiselover Nancy Seattle area

relaxation Anne Iowa

AlicanteMac Karen and William and mum Kitt Spain

bottlebush04 Peter and Laura Katy TX

Sarae Sandy Sun City Center

Mooloo Edie amd Mum London

mazkaty Cathy and Bill Saratoga Springs NY

scpurvis0910 Shirley and Bob, Leesburg, FL

consumermonkey Peter T West Wales UK

sssibs Sibylle and John Johannesburg

Francine Fran and Len TX

rtherreanynamesleft SanDee and Al Keller TX

cjc3008 Carolyn Ipswich UK

thesun05 Hilda and Mike Crewe UK and friends Jeff and Tracy Yorkshire

Raineyrobinson Lorraine and Justin Cambridgeshire England

dorthegale Gail CA

jerry kincanon Jerry and Pam Walnut creek CA

thesh0rty Chris, Alex, Christian, Eva Germany

otthilla Dave MI

newtocruisingcdn Brian and Sue ON

Updated 07.12.14

For the Gift Exchange~~ Each participant supplies one wrapped gift. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them. The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped item or choosing a wrapped one from the gift pile. When a player's gift is stolen, they must select a replacement gift from the pile of wrapped presents or steal one of the unwrapped gifts. The game is over when the last person has taken their turn. $10~$15 Gift Limit.

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Pre Cruise Dinner List

Sounderfan (2)

Thranscruiser06 (2) Cullera

Sarae (1)

newtoruisingcdn (2)

Froufie (1) Cullera

rthereanynamesleft (2)

sasgraph (1) Cullera

Nonnie0808 (2) Cullera

Kalesco (1) Cullera

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Obsessions del Raval As suggested by Stanmoto98

La Tagliatella Barcelona

 7 Portes Restaurant

Tablao Cordobes Flamenco Show

Barkeno

Or we can choose a Tapas Establishment to all meet up at

Tripadvisor

Rossini

Cullera de Boix Rambla

 

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Pre Cruise Tour Ideas

Day Visit To Montserrat, Spain  You Tube Video

Frommer's walking tour of Barcelona

Walking Tour 1

Walking Tour 2

Walking Tour 3

Walking Tour 4

 

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Supermarkets in Barcelona

Barcelona Tourist Guide

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Jewish Friday Night Services

October 31 and November 7

Time and Place TBA

Please contact Sasgraph (Sue)

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From Steeler Nation at Sea

As promised, I located the dailies from the 2012 TA.

Maltings Happy Hour- 2 for 1 domestic beer, house wine and single shot house brand cocktails was held everyday except boarding day and day 3 from 4 until 6 pm.

Garden Cafe closed daily from 3 to 5. Only restaurants open at 3 were the indoor O'Sheehan's or Atrium Cafe or the outside Great Outdoors snack bar.

One of my favorite activities were the cocktail tastings, but, four varieties were held on the same days, one after another beginning around 1 or 2 pm making it nearly impossible to do them all and remain upright! These were held on days 3, 6, 8 and 10. I did not try the wine tastings, which were in the early time slots. There was also beer, margarita and martini tastings. The beer tasting that I attended was 3 or 4 international beer 5 oz.samples. The Margarita tasting was 3 full sized drinks. Far and away, the martini tasting packed the most punch with 4 full sized martinis to sample in one hour. So much fun! ( I think?  ) Cost was $15 and they did permit sharing.

Legends Show changes the stars for the Miami departures, so, we had one set of performers on day 1, 2 and 3 and then a whole new show on the final 3 nights.

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Pre Cruise Hotels, Apartment Ect Ideas

http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/NH_Barcelona_Centro.htm

https://www.hotelcontinental.com/hotelcontinentalbarcelona/en

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Afternoon Tea

TBA

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LRC: Let's start at the aft bar at H20. We have ten at-sea days. First five days at 2:00, second five days at 3:00. No sign-up needed. 

Should this location prove problematic once we're aboard, we'll just meander off to another.

Bring your three bucks and your washy washy happy happy hands, and we'll bring the washy washy happy happy dice, visor and crap rake!!!!!

 Left Center Right. Bring three $1 bills. Three dice marked with L, C, R, and dots. Roll the dice. Do what the dice say. Roll an L, pass a buck to the person on your left. Roll an R, pass a buck to the person on your right. Roll a C, put a buck in the center. Roll a dot, keep your buck. You roll as many dice as you have dollars. If you run out of dollars, you're still in the game because dollars may pass your way from neighbors.

Eventually all bucks end up in the center pot. Last person with a buck wins the pot!
 Game takes maybe 20 minutes. Just whoever shows up that day plays. We would just need to pick out a spot on the ship that has some nice chairs. 

Very fun, no skill, and cheaper than Bingo and the casino for sure! We'll bring the game!

Thanks to Debra (Mizdkc)

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Slot Pull

Organized by Julie (Bandit10/10/09)

$16.00 to join.$15.00 for the spins and $1.oo for the pot

We will all split the winnings

The person who wins the highest spin wins the pot

Time and date TBA

From Carolyn a web site just for you slot players

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SLOT PULL LIST == TIME AND DATE TBA by NCL ….tentative date is for the second sea day Oct. 28, 2014 11 o'clock .

SLOT PULL LIST == TIME AND DATE TBA by NCL ….tentative date is for the second sea day Oct. 28, 2014 11 o'clock .

Come and join us to win big……

$16.00 to join…...$15.00 for one round of spins and $1.oo for the pot……..We will all split the winnings……..The person who wins the highest spin wins the pot

Time and date TBA .

Bandit 10/10/09…..Julie and Steve

Transcruiser06.....Joe

mrsogni.....Sha

Sounderfan….. Craig and Jenene

jannandjohn…..Jann and John

kerrytens…..Miriam

evgal/nj…..Ed and Karen

Rickdabear…..Rick

mizdkc…..Debra

Nuthinfancy.....Jack and Carole

StellerNationAtSea..... Kim

Lettienets.....Loretta

XXCRUISER_01.....Ralf

ChicagoBarb.....Barbara

VegasCrossfire......Connie and Don

CruzenSue.....Sue

NWcruiselover.....Nancy

Nonnie0808.....Rhonda and Max

Repogirl49.....Julie and Bertie

Relaxation.....Anne and Anne

Bajnok.....Francois

BJLcruising.....Bob and Jan

Thecub.....Rob

Maryann2.....Maryann

chet…..Chet and Marlene

Mooloo…..Edie and Mum

consumermonkey…..Peter T

mazkaty…..Cathy and Bill T

spurvis0910…..Shirley and Bob

Sarae…..Sandy

Francine…..Fran and Len

cjc3008.....Carolyn

metuken…..Ken

poppy66…..Sharon and Paul

rthereanynamesleft…..SanDee and Al

sha32…..Sharon ans Steven

Raineyrobinson…..Lorraine and Justin

disneykins…..Debbie and Tony

Jerry Kincanon….. Jerry and ?

theshOrty…..Eva, Chjris, Alex and Christian

 

updated 6-18-2014

If ANY corrections are needed PLEASE let Bandit me know !!!!!

 

 

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Roll Call

MEET & MINGLE GET TOGETHER DATE, TIME & PLACE TBA

 

· Adamdenton – Adam, Sally, Patrick & Marcy

· alicanteMac – Karen, William & Kitt

· Autotripper – Rosie and Ozzie

· Bajnok – Francois

· Bandit_10/10/09 – Julie & Steve

· BJLcruising – Bob & Jan

· Boaby73 –

· bottlebrush04 – Peter & Laura

· Budget Queen –

· Chet – Chet & Marlene

· ChicaChic – Gloria and Tony

· ChicagoBarb – Barbara

· Cjc3008 - Carolyn

· Consumermonkey – Peter

· CruiserBruiser – John

· CruzenSue – Sue

· Cruznbuddies – Laurie & Steve

· dectooct –

· docdata – Dirk & Elma (elmomag)

· DrJay - .. with MaryAnn & Fred and Ed & Sue

· Ed – Ed & JoAnn, Sarah & Rick

· EdandDebbie – Ed and Debbie

· Elleangel – Corrine & Elle

· evgal/mj – Karen & Ed

· Extra222 – Bonnie & Don

· Fatmouse –

· fkraig –

· FLG8tr – John and Diane

· Francine – Fran & Len

· Froufie –

· Gila – Charles & Sara

· Grannysandy – Sandy & Sam

· Heisler123

· IrishOnBoard –

· jeannieM1951-

· jetwet1 – Dave & Jenn

· JimCruiser –

· kalesco – Sandra

· Kenoqueen –

· kerrytens- Miriam

· KJE_Atlanta – Karl & Greg

· Lettienets – Loretta

· Maryann2 – Mary

· mazkaty – Cathy & Bill

· melbur - Melanie & Don

· Metuken – Ken

· Mexico8 – Wendy & Robert

· Mijo – MJ

· Misetc –

· mizdkc - Debra &

· Mooloo – Edie & Mum

· Mrf – Ken & Frank

· mrsboca – Bev & Lew

· Mrsogni – Sha

· MS_Cruzingal – Rene & Tracy

· Mustgo - Jim & Dottie

· New_salt – Geoff & Chris

· Newboy22 - Trevor

· Nonnie0808 – Rhonda and Max

· Nuthinfancy – Jack and Carole

· Nwcruiselover – Nancy

· Pablo5116s – Paul

· PoCoCruiser – Linda

· Pokerbee

· Poppy66 – Sharon & Paul

· Raleigh_Traveler – Mark & Sharon

· Relaxation – Anne

· Repogirl49 – Julie & Bertie

· Rickdabear

· Rthereanynamesleft – SanDee & Al

· Rtn – Marilyn & Fred

· sarae – Sandy

· sarcher – Steve

· Scallybag - Al

· seabourndt – Dave

· Single_Cruiser - Craig

· Sirdavid – David & Stephanie

· Sootie – Joycie & Gary

· Sounderfan – Craig & Jenene

· Spurvis0910 – Shirley & Bob

· sssibs – Sibylle & John

· stanmoto98 – Greg & Didi

· SteelerNationAtSea – Kim

· Thecub – Rob

· Transcruiser06 – Joe & Sha

· Traveler20190 - Jeff

· ukellie –

· UKfanfromVA - Peggy & Gene

· VegasCrossfire – Connie & Don

· Voyager89 – Hiram & partner

· vtgumby – Betsy & Mark

· WWLL –

· XXCruiser_01 – Ralf

· Zuperduperdo -

· Zurichguy – Erika & Brian

 

updated 23/3/14

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Toboggan Sled Excursion Madeira (youtube vidio)

Message Connie (VegasCrossfire)

cjc3008 (Carolyn)
consumermonkey 
EdandDebbie (Ed & Debbie)
kalesco (Sandra)
Mexico 8 (Robert)
Newtocruisingcdn (Brian & Sue)
Sarae (Sandy)
Steeler Nation At Sea (Kim)

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Farewell Luncheon

Date and time TBA

Please post to Mooloo to be added, I will be copying her master list

I'm happy to arrange this and had thought of the last sea day to give us something to look forward to when thoughts turn to packing. However open to suggestions - Steeler Nation At Sea you mentioned that you attended a lunch halfway through

I've listed those I picked up as having a definite interest and will be updating the running tally once a week, so please let me know if I have missed you or have the wrong number of guests for your screen name.

A month or so before we sail, I'll be asking for room numbers (here or via email if that works better) so that I can pass to the ship for invitations etc. :

 

screen name numbers name

bandit 10/10/092 -2 Julie and Steve

Bigeasycruisers - 2 Ronald and Sandra

BJLcruising -2

boaby732 - 1

Cjc30081 -1

CruzinSue1- 2 Connie & Don

elleangel -2 Elle and Corrine

Froufie?

Gila- 2 Charles and Sara

kerrytens-1

KJE Atlanta-2

lettienets-1 Loretta

Mazkaty -2 Cathy and Bill

melbur - 2 Melanie & Don

mizdkc - 2

Mooloo - 2 Edie & Vic

nuthinfancy - 2

nuthinfancy - 2Carole & Jack

nwcruiselover - 1 Nancy

relaxation -1

Rickdabear - 2

rJay2

rthereanynamesleft - 2 Al and SanDee

Sarae - 1 Sandy

sarcher - 1

sasgraph - 1

Sounderfan - 2 Jenene and Craig

sssibs - 2 Sibylle and John

Steeler Nation At Sea - 1 Kim

transcruiser062

UKfanfromVA - 2 Peggy & Gene

VegasCrossfire - 2

Wwill - 1

xxcruiser_011Ralf

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Madeira Island East Tour

NEW TOUR ADDED BY BUDGET QUEEN

I have arranged a group tour. I have done this twice before, and was very happy with this company tour and service.

It is all day and includes lunch. 35 euros per person, plus tip. Pick up and drop off is at the ship. 8 passengers in a van.

I will keep a list, that I will occasionally contact to confirm continued commitment. If you want to go on this tour, email me with the number of people.

budgetqueenalaska@yahoo.com

 

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Barcelona Tour on October 25th with Spanish Trails: spanishtrails dot com.

This is will be by 3rd tour with them. They are excellent and groups are limited to 8.

Presently there are 2 of us on the tour below. We have openings for 6 more. The price is usually 95 Euros but because I am a returnee the cost is 85 Euros for all who come with me. Please contact me for any information. I can be reached at srgreenberg at hotmail dot com. The details follow:

 

Wines of Catalunya: D.O. Penedes

This day trip is fun, informative and educational, as well as a very unique opportunity to try a variety of fabulous wines and cavas (which are Spanish sparkling wines) and have a great meal in an amazing environment. We visit two small vineyards in Alt Penedes, which is the upper part of the Penedes wine region, about 40 minutes southwest of Barcelona. Alt Penedes is known for its smaller-batch, more specialized wines, and these vineyards are no different. The morning stop will consist of a brief tour, as well as a presentation of the region and wines, followed by a 3-product tasting. Next we'll drive a short distance to the second vineyard, where we'll begin with a short trip out to the fields for a brief history of the wine region, the grapes grown here and the processes used, then we'll go into the facilities and down into the cellar for an explanation of the equipment used to elaborate the wine, the storage processes and the bottling methods. Afterwards, we head to the tasting room for very generous tastings of white, reds and a reserve cava. All of this is enjoyed over a meal of traditional Catalan food...select cured meats and cheeses, olives, tomato salad, bread with tomato and olive oil, and Spanish tortilla (sort of like a quiche). Of course, all that you taste is available for purchase from the vineyards. The price of this trip is 95 EUR / person, departing at 10am and returning to the city around 6pm. Included in the price are transport in a touring van, a very knowledgeable and personable, English-speaking guide, visits and tastings at two small vineyards, a great traditional lunch and bottled water available in the van.

 

Our wine trips are very unique in many ways, one of which is the fact that we only take a maximum of eight people on each trip (as with all of our day trips), ensuring that the day is relaxed, personal, flexible and fun. Additionally, we go to small wineries that are not visited by busloads of people. We are almost always the only guests at these establishments during our scheduled visit, which enables us to have a very special visit, tasting and meal, and ensures that we have the undivided attention of the winemakers for any questions that one might want to ask.

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