Market Friday gets the Royal Treatment

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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) I hope you will join me as we share different markets across the globe. I find it one of my greatest pleasures on the platform, mixing our cultures and our lives. Share in the experience of enjoying markets from around the world and different cultures.

Edit: Apologies! I went to schedule the post for Friday morning as I will be out of town that day and I posted it for Thursday morning instead! No worries and we'll have #MarketFriday per our regular schedule.


Please leave the link to your post on here so it can easily be found by others. They are so much easier to find in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤


Are you ready? Life preservers packed? Let's go!!


In this particular ship, there is a full-size Merry-Go-Round in a place called Central Park. This ship has actual neighborhoods. You can see in the picture below the neighborhood they call Central Park. It is an outside kind of place and is filled with cafes, tropical plants and everything you would see in an upscale promenade or walkplatz. They even have Coney Island and a hot dog stand. Welcome to Royal Caribbean, who, by the way, should be sponsoring me, but, alas, they don't.


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So, this is one of the ships I cruised on. It is just an alternative to going on a traditional vacation, like a floating holiday, if you will. There are times I would rather do something else, But, right now, at this time in my life, when I get time off, it feels good to get pampered and waited on. A little anyway...

Not a traditional #MarketFriday, but, who doesn't love to be a little bit different? There is no right or wrong here, just what drives you that week. I love to share and be shared with! So, yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery store, the local marketplace or even an art gallery. Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! We will love it! I promise you! Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.

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The first time I saw a car parked on the promenade of a ship, I couldn't believe my eyes. Why? Well, it does make a nice addition to the photo ops around and quite nice to be sure. No, I didn't. If I wasn't driving it, I wasn't faking it. To be clear, the promenade is the wide boulevard or main walkway where people stroll. It is usually the widest part of the ship, as far as boardwalks.

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And even if this wasn't the Swarovski Crystal staircase that they had on the MSC Cruiselines, it is beautiful.


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But first, a flower. Always a flower.

The loveliness of you never escapes me
May I gaze upon you, always and a day?


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There are cooking classes at many different times during the cruises. They try to please every person's wants and needs. You can learn to make sushi, decorate cakes and many other delectable delicacies. If you are lucky, you get selected from the audience and get an up-close and personal demonstration.


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But, then again...

Sometimes everyone is part of the class. It depends on what they are doing, such as sushi! Everyone gets to make their own roll!

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Last time I counted, there were five pools on this ship, plus the kiddie pool. That is a lot of pool. Now granted, they don't make them too big, but nice enough that you can have an enjoyable time without too much suffering.

Nobody is allowed to suffer here.


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The Quantum-class ships have what is referred to as "The North Star" which is a glass-enclosed little pod that holds people and would remind you of a small London Eye. The picture of the pool was taken from the North Star. It really gives you quite the view.

And, yes! I have gotten stuck up there, for about ten minutes on two separate occasions. Yikes! Third time is the charm, right??


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No matter where you find yourself on the ship, there will be music. Soft music, playing in the background, the mood lighting making a peaceful atmosphere. These are the moments cherished, where you find yourself living the dream, your imagination blowing through the ship. Down a flight of stairs is a place called the Crypt, a nightclub that will play appropriate Goth-themed music. You want it, they have it. Karaoke is a favorite. I may or may not have done it. What happens on Royal Caribbean stays there.

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The shops onboard are abundant! Jewelry, sundries, upscale clothing, shoes, purses, watches... You name it, they may have it. The shops are open late and where else can you shop for a bangle or a diamond tennis bracelet at eleven-thirty at night? I tried on a tennis bracelet and a black sapphire and diamond bangle.


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They brought me to places where palm rule supreme, throwing a coconut or two my way. The epitome of tropical paradise. Yes, please.


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It goes without saying that this cruise line is a gastronomic event. Food is so very subjective in my opinion and if you ask a hundred people about their food on board, you will always get a different answer. I have to say that I think the food differs a bit from ship to ship, but, I can say that the smaller ships always get my vote for the best food. Usually, the service too. I have to wonder if it is because there are fewer people to contend with?


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I had no complaints and to be honest with you, sampled the escargot, lobster and whatever fish was served up. They had a meat-eaters banquet every night, along with fish, vegan, and every other kind you can think of. Far Below: Prime Rib, one of their favorites to offer up and above Rack of Lamb. This is actually the best lamb I have ever had. New Zealand Lamb and I have it every time they offer it and it is consistently amazing. Above that is Beef Wellington and lobster tails, with an array of veggies and whipped potatoes. Truly an art the way they serve. We played with the food a little bit before I took the pictures. Sorry!


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The food is glorious and the portions are generous. If they have two entrees and you can't make up your mind, they encourage you to order two.


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I applaud the chefs and the entire wait staff. They are truly the best! Five stars best! And I make sure they are properly thanked for their efforts. I cannot be easy serving that many people and making them happy.

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Alices' Wonderland is an eclectic restaurant with exotic tastes. Here is a sample of the Menu:

FIRE - Emanating wonderful warmth
Buffalo Chicken Eggs
Smoke, blue cheese & hot sauce

Shrimp Kataifi
Crispy crumb, scotch bonnet

Wonton Soup
Jelly, noodles

SEA - Oceanic inspirations from the tide of the imagination
Liquid Lobster
Bone marrow & caviar

Halibut cooked in clear paper
Mushrooms, potato & bacon

Branzino in Crispy Bread
Tamarind spice emulsion


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The dining rooms are all stunning. They set the tables formal (although there are plenty of informal places to eat if you prefer) and you select from a varied menu every night. That makes it nice to have different choices. If you are allergic to something, they take good care of you. Of course, it is not only Royal that does this, but, most of the cruise ships. If you go on enough of them, you will pick a favorite.


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One of the newer ships in the fleet of Royal Caribbean and it has murals painted all over the ship. Truly like eye candy, it was. It is no secret that I love art - from street art to the Masters, hanging in the museums. This ship was right up my proverbial alley. Nice job, Royal!


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Another private space, where you and your loved one can go to sit and talk.

It's also great for a little people watching!


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Here!


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And here. All sorts of beautiful spaces created to bask in its peaceful surroundings.


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I love the way these geodes are suspended from the ceilings in the stairwells, some of them anyway. It really gives a magical feel to it. I tried to identify them one night. A total disaster.


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The poolside movies shown every night is a favorite of many. It's late and it is time to relax and enjoy a movie while you swim or while you sit in the beach chairs. A nice way to end the evening.


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There is a turn-down every night and there is a special little "something" left for you.

Le sigh.

It is never the same, usually something different and quite delightful!


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Another night in paradise, as the sun reaches down and kisses the earth goodnight.


CUE THE MUSIC MAESTRO!!


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We'll let Lorde sing about Royal. I probably could have chosen better, but, I couldn't resist the urge to pair Lorde's song Royals with Royal Caribbean.



Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:
How to Participate:

Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, Clothing, Plant or Animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo or an art auction. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for a service. I once went to a nail salon.

  1. Take pictures! Be creative (or not)
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
  3. Post the picture(s)
  4. Don’t forget to hashtag it! #MarketFriday by @dswigle
  5. Drop the link to your post here so I can easily find them

    It is always interesting to see the different markets around the globe! C’mon! Show me your market shots! I eagerly await them!

    And just like that, this post is over. From beginning to end, I'll do it again, probably tomorrow. Have an amazing day! Do something fabulous!💖 I also want to take a moment to thank you for participating or reading #MarketFriday! I hope you enjoyed your virtual cruise! If you haven't tried it already, join the tag and have some fun with it!



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Oh yes you sure sold me on the idea. I am going to get on a cruise or die trying. Sun and fun, yes please! I cannot wait to try it out.

I got my Market Friday before the bell but I forgot to drop the link...

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I hope you really do!! I think you will love it and I have to wonder if you will ever be the same once you do! :)

Thanks for dropping your link and stop spoiling me!! Getting it done on time!!! :)

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Hey my friend stunning. Turns out I am blooming hungry and that did NOT help, hehehe lucky just about to eat however ;)

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Haha! That is pretty unfair, isn't it? :) They do happen to serve some pretty awesome dinners and lunches and breakfasts... Oh, it is all good. Nothing wrong with a little bit of being spoiled, even if it is only for a moment or two.

How are you and is that baby getting closer to coming? I think you said summer, though, right? Have you and the little lady gotten any closer to being friends civil to one another? I hope she can see the error of her ways. Oh! Boy or girl???

I love getting your always eclectic and wonderful posts. Thanks for dropping the link! Kiss South Africa for me!

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Hey my friend ... well I decided if I need peace as my landlord says do you want to be right or do you want peace? So basically i pay and comply to her every demand albeit mistakes.. She screws up and still blames me.. such a joke. None the less if i cant change the situation, change my attitude towards it and I have!

Hes a boy and he is here in 3- 4 weeks my last post I posted pics of his scan... x x

Lovies x x x

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Cruising is the best. I'm planning a trans-Atlantic next November from Italy to Florida, it should be amazing!

Until then.....here is a market from Can Tho Vietnam.

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The Trans-Atlantics are nice, especially if it is a ship with a lot of entertainment or you really want some R&R.

Which cruise line are you going with?

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Not sure, it will be one of the cheaper ones, which are still great in my opinion. Probably Royal Caribbean or Carnival. But for 2 weeks, all you can eat, and get from Europe to Florida for about $600 including rent! That budget travel at it's best! hahaha. They offer some incredible deals. If I flew, stayed in a hotel, and ate out, those two weeks would cost me way more money anyway.

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Fantastic cruise experience!
I would gain several kilos on this trip!

Love to touch those floating rocks. They look huge and heavy. Cooking classes would come in handy too.

It is really hard to maintain one's current weight with all the food they serve you. They always give me more than what I ask for, but, I do not like the waste.

Oh, the geodes are really gorgeous, aren't they? I purposely take that set of stairs so I can see them. :) Sorry to post #MarketFriday early. It was an error! But, now it is done. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by the challenge!

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It’s okay to post a few hours early as time is relative! Your post is just on time according to the clock on Venus.

Good thing! There are four swimming pools and walking tracks on the cruise! It woujd be nice to be able to learn to cook and to make bread in cooking classes. Oh! I would not mind taking a crashed course on Chinese language during a cruise!

Thanks ever so much for your kindness!
Best!

They have all of these things! I even learned how to do sushi there. Haha! It was more like a day and a half early and I was afraid some people would miss it. But, I should know better because everyone comes even if I am not here.

Thank goodness for Venus! That makes me feel so much better! :)

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You are always welcome!

beautiful photography. thanks for share your Friday experience. 😊❤ have a nice day.

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello. I hope you have a nice day yourself.

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Wow ! The Royal Caribbean !!
I've never been on a cruise before, maybe cos I don't really like water all around me. A feeling of drowning isn't one that I fully enjoy.
But I can see that maybe I should re consider this idea

Hi @ireenchew! Oh, I know a lot of people feel that way, but, when you are on a ship that is bigger than most pieces of real estate, it changes how you feel, in most cases.

You don't actually even feel like you are off the land. It is a nice way to enjoy an all-inclusive getaway while being pampered in a style that I could become accustomed to. LOL Just kidding, but, they are nice once in a while!

You should reconsider it. If only for a moment or three. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! Always good to see you!

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This cruise ship looks amazing. The staircase and food especially.

I can't help but notice that the swimming pool is shaped like a toilet seat. I wonder if this was intentional, lol?

Hahaha! OMG! Until you said that, I never even noticed it! But, now that you mention it, do you think that secretly, the architect laughs every time he thinks about it? I have to wonder.

The ship is amazing, but, I will never be able to go into that specific pool again. All that keeps running through my head is this #toiletthursday post here.I couldn't resist. It was riveting. Thanks for stopping by and pointing out the obvious, although not to me!!!

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Nice write up !

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You had me confused for a second thinking i had the days wrong LOL

your Cruise ship posts makes me so want to do one sometime, but i know I would never get Lulu on one she has a fear of being out on the water from experiences she had when she was younger, now if I Fido’s one i would have to go into that North Star Pod thingy looks so cool to me

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Oh, I couldn't believe I did that! I was going to be put of town this Friday, so I was preparing the post early and scheduling it and hit post instead. Seriously.

I know Lulu cannot do one, so, it isn't a factor, but, of course, I know you would love the North Star! It is pretty cool and when you are hovering over the ocean, a little thrilling. :) Of course, the iFly is pretty cool also and is a fun adventure all by itself, simulating parachuting. Oh, yes. All on the ship, although the iFly's they have all over the country now.

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LOL I guessed that s what happened has happened to me before once or twice

Indoor skydiving is Something I have wanted to try and ust do someday must be such a blast

and I forgot to mention the NZ lamb chops for sure the best lamb one can get :)

You really have got to try it, I think you will love it! There is one in Westchester, NY which isn't too far.

NZ lamb is the only lamb I will eat! You are totally right! The very best! :)

Now, I want lamb chops for dinner!

Ohh I am sure i would love it and maybe one day I will Tyr it :)

And yes NZ lamb is the only oneI will eat as well, sometimes Wholefoods has it here, may have to check them out this weekend

I have to agree with you there. I buy mine at Whole Foods also but there are a few more places here starting to carry it. I may have to try them out although I am not unhappy with Whole Foods, but, you just never know! :)

Thank you. You have been a real help today with my problem.

And maybe you can find them cheaper, they sure are not cheap at Wholefoods

I know! That is one of the reasons I started looking around. Costco, Sam's Club and Amazon carry it. Amazon overnights it.

There were a few more places locally that I may have to give a try.

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Muy interesante para mi su trabajo amiga,buen concurso,no participo por no tener las herramientas y vivo lejos de la ciudad,no es facil llegar a esos sitios y no tengo telefono ni camara,estoy aqui aguantada,por encontrar algo economico con la ayuda de una table prestada,no es facil,un abrazo y saludos

Como es mi desafío, #MarketFriday, me esfuerzo un poco más para que sea divertido de ver. No espero que las personas pasen por todos estos problemas para encontrar algo, aunque muchos lo hacen. Estoy bendecido con buenos participantes.

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Seeing your post, for a second or two I thought I got the days wrong and that today was Friday, not Thursday. Marvellous photos from the cruise!

Oh, you should have seen me last night when I hit the post button instead of scheduling it for Friday morning! But, once you do it, it cannot be undone! Oh!

Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed coming along! :)

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That was fun to see! I have never been on a cruise but it looks like it would be fun.

I think you would have the time of your life! It really is that fun and only because there is a cruise that would suit almost anyone. They are all different and focus on different things.

Try a short one day! I guarantee you will love it! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

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Majestic royal touch to market friday made it look even more epic :)

Ah, yes! You said a mouthful! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the challenge!

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Hello Beautiful
Here is Thursday yet.
I love to see that luxury, someday .......
but I love the horse
Tomorrow I will prepare your market like almost every Friday hehe
quiero bañarme en esa piscina y ver el violeta por todos los sitios
besos guapa

¡No puedo creer que haya presionado la tecla Publicar en lugar de programarlo para el viernes! Un terrible error! Pero ya está hecho!

¡Espero que la gente me perdone por tal error! ¡Nos vemos el viernes, como siempre! Gracias mi hermosa amiga!

Haha! It is Thurday here too! Denise made a terrible mistake! It is a nice ship and I do love the horse Carousel.

Besos beauty!

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jaja no importa todos vivimos corriendo, pero no savia si con la distancia el dia se pasaba jaja
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¡Siempre eres una persona tan positiva! Te quiero, mi hermosa amiga.

Besos. xoxo

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I never thought that cruise ships would be that big and would be very extravagant-looking. It doesn't look like ship to me, but a combination of a hotel and a mall! If you didn't say "ship" all throughout this post, I would easily forget that you were in one. Hahaha! 😂🤔

That is exactly what they want! They want it to be a floating oasis so, they make it so you never have to leave if you don't want.

But, of course, they go to wonderfully exotic places, so you want to get off the ship and visit these places. I was in awe the first time I went on a cruise. Well, actually, I still am. The ships vary from each other in their luxury, but, at any rate, any of them is an upgrade for me!

Thanks so much for coming along and enjoying your time! So glad you could make it!

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Couldn't I understand, did you post intentionally too early or was it a mistake?
I would post sometimes on other days, just for fun.

This cruise gave you the opportunity to make a blog full of beauty and brilliance, in your eclectic style that you use so well. So we should all learn from you how to write a blog as a magazine article.
That's about the shape! Now about the background ...
I am convinced that such a cruise is a dream, bright and relaxing and that makes you forget about the daily problems.
Still, it looks like a mall. Perfect for #marketfriday!
Hope the next few weeks will be a continuous dream for you.

You are right! I did it in error! I was using Steempeak and I was putting it together on Wednesday, so there would be no rush to get it out. I went to hit schedule and hit publish instead! I was worried that so many would miss it, so I didn't post today so it wouldn't get lost down under. Can you believe that??!!

My style tends to run eclectic, unlike most people who have clear thoughts and can keep them orderly. I envy them, however, that isn't the way I think. I am a truly disorderly thinker.

Cruises are like a dream, but, probably very like Greece is to you. Relaxing and no cares in the world. I hope you enjoyed the trip around the ship. In some ways it is not real, but, just a fantasy. :)

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I have also published by mistake several times ...
I like your style and I think you can be a model for many
That's right, we can compare your "cruise" with my "Greece".
All the best!

Hehe! Well, I know you won't want to, but, I will trade you a week in Greece for a week here! You even get a balcony.

Just one tiny week. Then we compare again. Now that would be fun.

A wonderful idea. It will definitely be good for both of us.

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What a wonderful post here Lady Denise.
Maybe one day when I get a chance I will ride on one of those oversized canoes, even if it is just for the food.
It certainly looks like a great experience and that little pod up in the sky looks like a golf ball on a tee, waiting for Thor to strike it with his no. 19 driver hahaha.
Enjoy your time wherever you are and know that we are one in spirit!
Blessings!

My dear sir. I wish I were here now. This was a couple of months ago. I will be heading out in ten days for a work temporary duty down in South America somewhere and then to Panama and then to Columbia - then I will hop another ship for a little vacation. I am sure that you will get a semi report on it.

I hope you get a chance one day, you and lady Marian sure deserve it! It would be nice for a change to know that someone is taking care of the two of you and catering to your every need.

Then, of course, I would push you into the North Star and watch you ride high! ;) Thank you for stopping by and saying hello! As you can see, I pushed the wrong button last night and posted #MarketFriday a day early! Can you believe it? Instead of schedule your post, I hit post. Ugh!

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What? No "Le Sigh) Wigle trademark here about pushing the wrong button?

Now it is nit my business to ask what kind of volunteering work you are going to do in the places, but I know this. If Lady Denise is going to do it, then it will be well done.
Wherever you go, please know that we are with you in heart and in spirit and most importantly in prayer!
All love also to you and thank you for your kind generosity.
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It was truly a Le Sigh moment! :)

Hahaha, happens to all of us my dear friend.
Blessings!

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Oh my gosh what a luxury holiday on this cruise ship. Decadent might be the best word @dswigle, certainly on the other end of the continuum to the ship I was on for the expedition trip.

Thank you for the clarification on a #marketfriday post, I always thought it was to do with community markets.

Noooo! I have such a wide range of what we all call a market. Basically, anywhere, anything that you pay for or a service you pay for. We are so easy. :) It is mainly to open up dialogue and understanding with cultures and people and getting to know how others live and play.

And hello? I have been on expeditions ships! They are nothing like this, but, the adrenaline rush on them is so much more awesome!

This is to make Denise feel like she is being pampered. I should have shown the spa pictures. :)

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Very beautiful, relaxing and tasty there, you had a very nice trip thank you for sharing!

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Those cruise ships are huge! I bet it must be nearly as big as your house. Have you ever gotten lost? On the ship, I mean, not your house.

Come on! Nothing is as big as my house. Be real. LOL

Yes. The Allure of the Seas is three football fields long. From time to time, I did get lost on it until I started throwing down breadcrumbs.

My father used to get lost in the house on the Shore. (The Eastern Shore, down below you) The old Victorian is an 1869 Rustic Victorian with secret pass-throughs and hidden rooms (for the underground railroad) I got turned around in it when first bought.

Say, you aren't holding that against me, are you??

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That would be so awesome to have a place like that! Other than the sheer neatness factor of it, I can imagine these conversations: "Where's mom?" "Not sure, haven't seen her since this morning." "Aw crap, we need to send out another search party."

No, not holding that against you at all! That's just too neat.

It is cool, but, some days, it can be a little work with the few acres that comes with it. It has been a great get away from the DC area and the kids love it for the access to Chincoteague Beach or Ocean City, although I like the wild pony sanctuary better. :)

Here is a shot of it I took a few months back in the summer, although the shutters are being painted, originally it had none, so I guess this is more of what it is supposed to look like. Believe me, it is easy to get lost in there, because the hallways circle around but, I don't have dementia or Alzheimers yet, so it is all good. :)

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Happy Friday Denise! Ahh, now I have a major desire to go jump on a boat and cruise away! It really is amazing how much they can create on those ships to transport you to all different worlds. I've only ever been on a few cruises, but they definitely keep you entertained! I neglected to take any pictures in my "market" that I visited this week, but I don't think you'll mind when you see my treat...https://steemit.com/fff/@plantstoplanks/pizza-for-breakfast-well-second-breakfast-food-fight-and-market-friday

They really are amazing and an easy way to get away from it all, inclusively. Yes, you can have whichever world you choose to let them invent. :)

I've only been on a few but, I have enjoyed each and every one.

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And here is my post for this week, I am being radical and sharing it on a Friday LOL https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@tattoodjay/market-friday-an-early-morning-walk-and-shots

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Great post, I loved it, here is my contribution for this week’s #marketfriday - https://steemit.com/hive-174578/@starjewel/market-friday-ethnic-supermarket-and-what-is-ghee
I went on a few cruises, I enjoy the water in general. This ship must be new, it is very nice, your photos are fantastic. Make me want to go again, although I would prefer a 5 stars all-inclusive resort on an island. 🏖 Maybe by the end of the year 2020, if I find a partner lol... I am single now 😃 😂🤣

The cruise line makes a difference too. This ship was not new, but, is only about ten years old. Royal Caribbean is all about the glitz. I used to go to the resorts when I was 18 and 20, but stopped when I found that the only ritzy part of the island was on the resorts and the rest of the island lived in poverty.

That is true of most of those islands, although not all. I liked getting out of the resort and exploring so rented cars and was appalled at some of the conditions. I guess that is worldwide and they do have their place in society and people love them. I am not opposed to them, I just want them to put more money into the economy they are using.

There are lots of tours, cruises and things of that nature that cater to the single person. I know people that go and love them and then some don't care for them. If I were in that position, I would probably try it out, just for grins. :)

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Jaja Siempre me dejas con un hermoso mercado. Nunca me preocupo por eso. Eres encantador.

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How cool!!
Yip, that's like so typical cruise ship deco hahaha
I worked on one for 3 months... we call them the floating casinos ;p

I do like that sunset though.... love it when the skies are burning orange :)

This one here is mine
Fireworks To Usher In The Metal Rat

Truth! Except I never put a penny in the ole machines. :) Which line did you work on? I could never, I cannot believe how hard they work and endlessly!

It is typical, but, many people haven't been on a cruise, so you have to put forth the whole shebang. Thanks for stopping by and dropping your link!! It is always appreciated!

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The Star Cruises - Can't remember if it was the Superstar Leo or Superstar Libra ....
It was so long ago

It is true, they do work really hard
The dance troupe I was with had a 3 month contract
So, we were treated a little better... but we did mix around with the staff and heard stories

I am glad you shared all those pics
I never took pictures back then... actually until Steem... haha
Only now I make an effort :)

You too, have a great day <33

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This is my Market Friday.

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PS Cruises are great. I enjoyed your post.

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I almost panicked 'coz I thought I had the day wrong. LOL ^_^ Wow lovely cruise photos indeed! Thanks for sharing them. I haven't been on a cruise myself. Perhaps one day I will get to try it too. Here's my #MarketFriday experience... have a great weekend!

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Oh!! That was my fault for pressing the wrong button!!! Can you believe that? I am so glad you like the cruise and I hope that you do go someday!

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Oh!! Are you busybody also?

Thanks for dropping the link to the second post! A long one?? My pleasure! :)

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You're welcome. Thanks for the tip too.
It's a long one. Many photos and a few videos all from one day. 😎
Yes, i started @busybody recently. Last week actually.
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Oh! This is a dream trip. What a unique ship.
It has everything you don't even need to go down to earth :-)
Beautiful photos, Denise.

I looked at them with pleasure.
I have been planning to make this trip for a long time,
BUT there is ALWAYS something in the WAY.

and THIS is MY NEW POST FOR #marketfriday

Oh, I know you will do it someday!! It is like a dream come true. So nice and feels so very extravagant! Thank you for always making your way over here! It is always a pleasure to see you and I love really reading through your posts!

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Nice decoration and tasty food items photography of Royal Caribbean. And here is my entry : Market Friday - Various -colored and design of bag collections

Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at the post. I appreciate the work you did on your post and you forgot to attach it here, but, I will find it. I am sure it will be a delightful one on the designer bag collection. Thank you!! Have a great night!

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Here is your link:

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That ship really looks amazing.

If you really would like to taste good lamb, you should come to South Africa!!
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Ohhh! Competition for New Zealand? Be still my heart!! LOL

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What beautiful pictures of this ship you've taken; I agree, they should be sponsoring you!

Do you operate the eye yourself or is there an attendant that operates it? I'm trying to imagine how I'd feel in it. The car is gorgeous, and I wonder if it's a Stutz-Bearcat. It looks similar to pictures of some of the models I've seen.

Listened to the song and I like it! Have a great weekend Denise!

Oh, thank you! You always leave the nicest comments to everyone! Honestly!

The Northstar has an elevator operator who operates it and it actually is a pretty cool feeling, it doesn't feel like you will fall or anything, although I went up and it got windy once and that is pretty hairy feeling. I'n not sure what the car is, but, I think gorgeous fits the bill for wording. :)

The song, of course, was a play on the Royal name of the company, but, it still is a fun little song. Thank you so much for stopping by! You are always a pleasure!

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Wow that looks amazing! It has a regal vibe to it especially the dining room. The staircase is beautiful too! The last picture of the golden hour is also beautiful.

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Cruise ship is still on my bucket list, the feedback from everyone has been good but we recently had guests staying here after their cruise and they were not charmed, I was very surprised to say the least, but it was one of the larger cruise ships!
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Thank you so much for the tip abd for keeping the tag going dear Denise ;)
It was one of the MSC liners, not sure which one though! We were shocked as all our friends have loved their cruises.

I actually have been on one MSC and it was their newer one. Most Americans don't care for it as there is a different expectancy for service.

They didn't have it.

I have loved every cruise I have ever been on, but, that one we had a few disappointments. Especially if they have cruised before. Sorry to hear that. It is such a disappointment when you spend so much money on one.

Thank you! xoxox

That says a lot then! They learnt that the staff are not treated fairly either and their training conditioned them about the various nationalities; South Africans were portrayed as aggressive people, that doesn't sit well with us of course. They should not generalise like that.

Haha! Americans were portrayed as being too expectant of superior service. WTH? That hurt my feeling just a little. (the staff told me this!!!)

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Hey! Hope you have a nice weekend.

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