Friday, September 20, 2013

Today is the day! Itinerary for Virtual cruise!

Today was the day, for which, we APPLE NUTS  have been waiting!  I made up my mind before we went, that if the lines were miles long, I was not going to do it! We got to Fashion Valley about 9:00.  The lines were not looked to me that it was going to be about an hour wait....and that is what it was!
  We were sailing right along. While we were in line I started looking around to see if I was the fattest person in line...there were not very many fat people in the line!  It was then that I heard the woman in front of us say to are really brave to come out here in this....Vicki , not knowing what the woman was saying answered...So are you!  The woman was in her 40's.  Then it hit us that she was referring to our age...we both looked around ...yes, by golly, we were the oldest ones in line!  We had not noticed as we do not consider ourselves to be two of  those old people!

What do you there an age limit on getting one of these phones! lol!


   By the time we met with the customer care person .we had decided that Vicki was going to get one also.....the guy was very nice but it  took him forever as he got disconnected from AT&T when he banged his phone on the counter to show us that it would not scratch!  Finally we were finished and out the door.  Right now I am not seeing the differences as all I have done is turn on voice over!

We left the Apple Store and I believed that we needed to have a good lunch.  Vicki had gone to Starbucks and gotten us each a piece of pumpkin bread, while I waited in line.   We went to the Cheesecake Factory.  We had not been there since they put booths outside and it was really nice!

Guess what?  I just got a new iPhone and I didn't even know that I was going to get one!

I do think that the photos are better than on my old one.  The first picture taken on the new phone is the one of Vicki with the Apple guy!

Now the  guys are here to install the Murphy Bed but they are not sure that they can get it up the elevator.....they think they may have to bring it up the stairs....but then they think that they may need more help....I told them that it was not possible for Vicki and me to help them as we had stood in line at the Apple Store and we really don't have any strength left to help them....I think they understood!  lol!
Now, this is a tight squeeze!  But now we can have least for a few days!

Where we did not go today.....but the Amsterdam did!

I am so excited to announce that Jeff Farshman is on this cruise.  He is the person who was on the World Cruise that we followed earlier this year.  I will be featuring Jeff's pictures on this blog.  I do want you all to know that this cruise is on my bucket list.  I chose it so we could see the ports and make a decision for the future!  Below you will find a post from Jeff with the itinerary and maps
Embarkation today in Los Angeles!


SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013

Here we go again....

After much hand wringing and indecision I have decided to hit the high seas for another very long voyage.  I am probably the most surprised person on the planet because I thought there was close to a zero chance I would sail again this year.  Oh well, I guess I was wrong!!!  This one will be a bit different because my home away from home, the ms Amsterdam, is going into dry dock for two weeks in December and I’ll have to get off the ship in Los Angeles.  Bummer!  To fill in the gap, I will head to San Diego, from L.A., and board the ms Statendam for a 12 day Sea of Cortez cruise.  After that, I fly to San Francisco to meet up with the Amsterdam once again.  I will then stay on the Amsterdam for the next 130 days.  So, in summary, I will be sailing for 7 months again.  I hope it turns out to be a great adventure.  Here is the itinerary for the next big voyage:
Ms Amsterdam
Mon Sep 23 Los Angeles, CA   5:00pm
Tue Sep 24 At Sea  
Wed Sep 25 At Sea  
Thu Sep 26 At Sea  
Fri Sep 27 At Sea  
Sat Sep 28 Hilo, Hawaii, HI 10:00am 6:00pm
Sun Sep 29 Honolulu, Oahu, HI 7:00am 11:00pm
Mon Sep 30 At Sea  
Tue Oct 1 At Sea  
Wed Oct 2 At Sea  
Thu Oct 3 Cross International Dateline (Cruising)  
Sat Oct 5 Majuro, Marshall Islands 11:00am 6:00pm
Sun Oct 6 At Sea  
Mon Oct 7 At Sea  
Tue Oct 8 Chuuk, Micronesia Noon 6:00pm
Wed Oct 9 At Sea  
Thu Oct 10 Guam, U.S. Territory 8:00 am 5:00pm
Fri Oct 11 Saipan, N. Marianas Islands, U.S. Territory 8:00 am 4:00pm
Sat Oct 12 At Sea  
Sun Oct 13 At Sea  
Mon Oct 14 Kobe, Japan 4:00 pm 
Tue Oct 15 Kobe, Japan   5:00pm
Wed Oct 16 At Sea  
Thu Oct 17 Okinawa (Naha), Japan 9:00 am 6:00pm
Fri Oct 18 At Sea  
Sat Oct 19 Shanghai, China 8:00 am 
Sun Oct 20 Shanghai, China   5:00pm
Mon Oct 21 At Sea  
Tue Oct 22 At Sea  
Wed Oct 23 Hong Kong 8:00am 
Thu Oct 24 Hong Kong   5:00pm
Fri Oct 25 At Sea  
Sat Oct 26 Nha Trang, Vietnam 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Oct 27 At Sea  
Mon Oct 28 Singapore 3:00pm 
Tue Oct 29 Singapore   3:00pm
Wed Oct 30 At Sea  
Thu Oct 31 Muara (Bandar Seri Begawan), Brunei 11:00am 9:00pm
Fri Nov 1 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 7:00am 5:00pm
Sat Nov 2 At Sea  
Sun Nov 3 Manila, Philippines 8:00am 11:00pm
Mon Nov 4 At Sea  
Tue Nov 5 Cebu, Philippines 7:00am 5:00pm
Wed Nov 6 At Sea  
Thu Nov 7 At Sea  
Fri Nov 8 Yap Island, Micronesia 8:00am 3:00pm
Sat Nov 9 At Sea  
Sun Nov 10 Crossing The Equator (Cruising)  
Mon Nov 11 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Nov 12 At Sea  
Wed Nov 13 Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Nov 14 At Sea  
Fri Nov 15 Vanuatu 8:00am 4:00pm
Sat Nov 16 At Sea  
Sun Nov 17 Lautoka, Fiji 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon Nov 18 Cross International Dateline (Cruising)  
Tue Nov 19 Pago Pago, American Samoa 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Nov 20 At Sea  
Thu Nov 21 At Sea  
Fri Nov 22 Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00am 6:00pm
Sat Nov 23 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:00am 
Sun Nov 24 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands   5:00am
Sun Nov 24 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon Nov 25 Rangiroa, Society Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Nov 26 At Sea  
Wed Nov 27 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Nov 28 At Sea  
Fri Nov 29 Crossing The Equator (Cruising)  
Sat Nov 30 At Sea  
Sun Dec 1 At Sea  
Mon Dec 2 At Sea  
Tue Dec 3 At Sea  
Wed Dec 4 Los Angeles, CA 7:00am
Ms Statendam

Wed Dec 4 San Diego, CA   4:00pm
Thu Dec 5 At Sea  
Fri Dec 6 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Noon 6:00pm
Sat Dec 7 La Paz, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm
Sun Dec 8 Loreto, Mexico 8:00am 6:00pm
Mon Dec 9 Guaymas, Mexico 8:00am 4:00pm
Tue Dec 10 Topolobampo, Mexico 5:30am 11:00pm
Wed Dec 11 At Sea  
Thu Dec 12 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 8:00am 
Fri Dec 13 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   5:00pm
Sat Dec 14 At Sea  
Sun Dec 15 At Sea  
Mon Dec 16 San Diego, CA 7:00am
Ms Amsterdam
Wed Dec 18 San Francisco, CA   5:00pm
Thu Dec 19 At Sea  
Fri Dec 20 San Diego, CA 10:00am 5:00pm
Sat Dec 21 At Sea  
Sun Dec 22 At Sea  
Mon Dec 23 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 10:00am 9:00pm
Tue Dec 24 At Sea  
Wed Dec 25 At Sea  
Thu Dec 26 Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Dec 27 Corinto, Nicaragua 8:00am 3:00pm
Sat Dec 28 Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica 7:00am 5:00pm
Sun Dec 29 At Sea  
Mon Dec 30 Panama Canal (Full Transit) (Cruising)  
Tue Dec 31 Cartagena, Colombia Noon 6:00pm
Wed Jan 1 At Sea  
Thu Jan 2 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Jan 3 At Sea  
Sat Jan 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL 7:00am
Sat Jan 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL   11:00pm
Sun Jan 5 At Sea  
Mon Jan 6 At Sea  
Tue Jan 7 At Sea  
Wed Jan 8 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 7:00am 4:00pm
Thu Jan 9 Panama Canal (Full Transit)   
Fri Jan 10 At Sea  
Sat Jan 11 Manta, Ecuador 8:00am 11:00pm
Sun Jan 12 At Sea  
Mon Jan 13 At Sea  
Tue Jan 14 Lima (Callao), Peru 7:00am 
Wed Jan 15 Lima (Callao), Peru    
Thu Jan 16 Lima (Callao), Peru   Noon
Fri Jan 17 At Sea  
Sat Jan 18 At Sea  
Sun Jan 19 At Sea  
Mon Jan 20 At Sea  
Tue Jan 21 Easter Island, Chilean dependency 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Jan 22 At Sea  
Thu Jan 23 At Sea  
Fri Jan 24 Pitcairn Island, UK Territory 8:00am Noon
Sat Jan 25 At Sea  
Sun Jan 26 At Sea  
Mon Jan 27 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:00am 
Tue Jan 28 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands   5:00am
Tue Jan 28 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Jan 29 Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Jan 30 At Sea  
Fri Jan 31 At Sea  
Sat Feb 1 Pago Pago, American Samoa 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Feb 2 At Sea  
Mon Feb 3 Cross International Dateline (Cruising)  
Wed Feb 5 Lautoka, Fiji 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Feb 6 At Sea  
Fri Feb 7 Noumea, New Caledonia 10:00am 7:00pm
Sat Feb 8 Ile des Pins, New Caledonia 8:00am 3:00pm
Sun Feb 9 At Sea  
Mon Feb 10 At Sea  
Tue Feb 11 Sydney, Australia 8:00am 
Wed Feb 12 Sydney, Australia   6:00pm
Thu Feb 13 At Sea   
Fri Feb 14 Brisbane, Australia 8:00am 6:00pm
Sat Feb 15 At Sea  
Sun Feb 16 At Sea  
Mon Feb 17 Yorkeys Knob, Australia 8:00am 6:00pm
Tue Feb 18 At Sea  
Wed Feb 19 At Sea  
Thu Feb 20 Papua New Guinea 7:00am 4:00pm
Fri Feb 21 Madang, Papua New Guinea 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Feb 22 At Sea  
Sun Feb 23 Crossing The Equator (Cruising)  
Mon Feb 24 Yap Island, Micronesia 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Feb 25 At Sea  
Wed Feb 26 At Sea  
Thu Feb 27 Cebu, Philippines 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Feb 28 At Sea  
Sat Mar 1 Manila, Philippines 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Mar 2 At Sea  
Mon Mar 3 Hong Kong 8:00am 
Tue Mar 4 Hong Kong   5:00pm
Wed Mar 5 At Sea  
Thu Mar 6 At Sea  
Fri Mar 7 At Sea  
Sat Mar 8 Singapore 8:00am 
Sun Mar 9 Singapore   5:00pm
Mon Mar 10 At Sea  
Tue Mar 11 Phuket, Thailand 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Mar 12 At Sea  
Thu Mar 13 At Sea  
Fri Mar 14 At Sea  
Sat Mar 15 Colombo, Sri Lanka 8:00am 6:00pm
Sun Mar 16 At Sea  
Mon Mar 17 At Sea  
Tue Mar 18 At Sea  
Wed Mar 19 Victoria, Seychelles 4:00pm 
Thu Mar 20 Victoria, Seychelles   5:00pm
Fri Mar 21 At Sea  
Sat Mar 22 At Sea  
Sun Mar 23 Mauritius (Port Louis) 8:00am 5:00pm
Mon Mar 24 La Possession, Reunion Island 8:00am 5:00pm
Tue Mar 25 At Sea  
Wed Mar 26 At Sea  
Thu Mar 27 At Sea  
Fri Mar 28 Durban, South Africa 7:00am 6:00pm
Sat Mar 29 At Sea  
Sun Mar 30 At Sea  
Mon Mar 31 At Sea  
Tue Apr 1 Cape Town, South Africa 8:00am
Wed Apr 2 Cape Town, South Africa   2:00pm
Thu Apr 3 At Sea  
Fri Apr 4 Walvis Bay, Namibia 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Apr 5 At Sea  
Sun Apr 6 At Sea  
Mon Apr 7 At Sea  
Tue Apr 8 St. Helena, UK Territory 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Apr 9 At Sea  
Thu Apr 10 At Sea  
Fri Apr 11 Ascension Island, U.K. Territory 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Apr 12 At Sea  
Sun Apr 13 At Sea  
Mon Apr 14 At Sea  
Tue Apr 15 Banjul, Gambia 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Apr 16 Dakar, Senegal 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Apr 17 At Sea  
Fri Apr 18 Mindelo, Cape Verde 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Apr 19 At Sea  
Sun Apr 20 At Sea  
Mon Apr 21 At Sea  
Tue Apr 22 At Sea  
Wed Apr 23 Barbados 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Apr 24 Roseau, Dominica 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Apr 25 St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Apr 26 At Sea  
Sun Apr 27 At Sea  
Mon Apr 28 Fort Lauderdale, FL 7:00am
 Posted by Jeff Farshman 


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