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Old 24 Feb 18, 01:30 PM  
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The Big Apple and a Big Ship!

Well here goes, its freezing cold, I've got a cut on my hand and have an annoying cough so what better to do than an afternoon in front of the Winter Olympics and to start to upload my trip report from last summer ... !

Welcome to my trip report for our 2017 summer holiday to New York and on a cruise to the Caribbean. I got lots of good feedback from my pre trip report and I love being able to look back on my holiday with a diary and photos so decided I must complete a trip report.
For those who didnít see my pre trip, the holiday was for me and my daughter who is 14, we both have cruised a lot before and loved the idea of shopping and sight seeing in New York too, so I combined the 2! The holiday was booked for just the 2 of us as I was divorced in 2016, however in April 2017 I started a new relationship with Andy who didnít accompany us but you will see reference in the report to me finding time and wi-fi to phone home!

To make the trip report easier I used an app on my phone and Ipad called ĎMy W Daysí which allowed me to add to my trip report on my phone whilst in queues, on public transport etc and then finish it off day by day in the evening, previously Iíve used a note book and then had to spend hours typing it up, but this app allows you to transfer into word so hopefully this report shouldnít take too long.




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July 30, 2017 - Pre Travel Day
July 31, 2017 Ė Travel Day to New York
August 1,2017 - Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, 5th Avenue and Empire State Building
August 2, 2017 - Top of the Rock, more Shopping and Kinky Boots
August 3, 2017 - Madame Tussauds and Port Liberty for Anthem of the Seas
August 4, 2017 - Anthem of the Seas - At Sea
August 5, 2017 - Bermuda
August 6, 2017 - Another Sea Day
August 7, 2017 - St Maarten
August 8, 2017 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
August 9, 2017 - Labadee on Haiti, Royal Caribbeanís private resort
August 10, 2017 - Another Sea Day
August 11, 2017 - Final Sea Day
August 12, 2017 - Back to New York, Greenwich Village
August 13, 2017 - Friends Cafe, Highline and shopping
August 14, 2017 - 9/11 Memorial Museum and the Journey Home

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Old 24 Feb 18, 03:14 PM  
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Fabulous report so far! Thanks for sharing, and kicking up my excitement, we go for our third (kids 11, & 15 1st) time Iím 5 weeks!
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Oooh this looks fab! Taking my 15yr old daughter in July so similar trip will be following this thank you 😀
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Brilliant trip report! I would love both the cruise and the New York trip, think I will need to wait a little while until my 2 are a little older!
It looks amazing, I cannot wait to read the rest :-)
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Oooh this looks fab! Taking my 15yr old daughter in July so similar trip will be following this thank you 😀
Enjoy your trip it was certainly one of a life time for us! and in NY was great mum and daughter time.

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Brilliant trip report! I would love both the cruise and the New York trip, think I will need to wait a little while until my 2 are a little older!
It looks amazing, I cannot wait to read the rest :-)
Thanks for reading, how old are your children? as I would recommend cruising as soon as they are independent as its so relaxing for everyone and a great mix of family, adult and me time!

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Reports for the cruise days now posted, some of them very short as didn't do much some days! Back to NY next!
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Last few days uploaded

Last few days back in NY now uploaded and report finished.

Thanks for reading!

Must book this years trip soon.

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OMG, so glad I found this as we are doing this trip this summer. Just off to read it all!

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