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Old July 12th, 2009, 08:47 PM
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It is the same ship, my dear.

No, I just write very quickly and have a good memory for details as to what people say. Funny, I am terrible at reading airline itineraries, but I can remember stories and adjectives like I lived them.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:24 AM
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It is now 2:30 am. The inaugural show went on until 12: 20, then we had to go eat dinner! I am ON “Spanish time.” Seriously, they scheduled the christening for before dinner (which in Spain usually starts at 10:00 pm if not later, and it went on for three hours. We started eating at 12;45 am last night.


Most people have early morning flights and they are just staying up all night. Mine leaves at 12:00 noon so I can get some sleep. Spanish time…

….. The next morning. It was a fabulous ceremony, with a Flamenco dancer, + Jose Carrer (tenor) did four encores, Sophia Loren dropped the champagne bottle, fireworks ensued. I have a ton of video I need to sort through, but now I need to catch my flight home.

Buenos dias!
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We started eating at 12:45 am last night.
That is crazy. I'll never understand "Spanish Time". How do they ever get anything done?
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Wonderful Review Paul!!

Thank you so much for taking us along.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/news/#story53

My last installment is the news item above (until I write the article)

there are great pictures there and I am about to upload the actual christening video, it is spectacular.
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Paul,

I know that the ship is not named for the godmother, so is there anyway for guests to know who the godmother is for a particular ship, other than looking it up?

I really have enjoyed your postings. Have you made it safely home yet?
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I just got in late last night, Im pooped. I guess the only to find out who a godmother is is to Google it.
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Hi, we are sailing on the spendida in November (and the orchestra earlier in October) and are having a lot of trouble getting any info from MSC regarding disembarktion routine and times.

Do you know how this process is managed for those who have on-going flights?? We have been told to just ask once on board the ship but are concerned we wont be off in time to get to the airport, but think they will want everyone off pretty quickly for turn-around
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