Stampin’ Up! All ABOARD! Anthem of the Seas is Headed to Norway!

Well – when you read this – we’ll have had our Stampin’ Up! General Session and…will be at lunch.  Probably.  This afternoon we’re doing the IFly Skydiving thingy and the Northern Star Experience – an articulating arm that rises above the ship’s deck some 300 feet!!  Looking forward to both of those things!

We got onto the ship yesterday around 1:15 pm – after a quick flight from Dublin and then a bus ride from Heathrow of about an hour and a half.

NOT our ship…

OUR ship!

Tell ya what – this is one BIG mamajamma, y’all!

Yes – that’s a giraffe – and a climbing wall! – on the back!

Wayne’s bag was right outside our cabin door when we got there – but mine took a couple hours.  A bit…stressful hoping it wasn’t on that Norwegian Star parked next door to us!!

Our room is nice – not huge, but plenty – with a nice balcony.

Stampin’ Up! had put some cupcakes in to tide us over until dinner.  Can’t go TOO long without eating!  It’s the code of the sea!! 😉

Another cool thing this trip was that SU treated us all to the Refreshment Package.  I am ridiculously grateful for Diet A&W root beer all cruise long – thanks, Stampin’ Up!

We pulled out of the Southhampton Docks just before dinner and heard…

We were able to pick up our name badges and then – since it HAD been nearly two hours since we’d eaten lunch…it was time for dinner! 🤦‍♀️

We had a nice dinner in the Main Dining Room – sat next to Rachel Tessman and her husband.  They’d spent the week prior to the cruise in Scotland doing an “Outlander Tour”.  So Rachel and I discussed the books and the Starz series and their tour until we were able to make ourselves stop!  THAT trip is now on MY bucket list! 🙂

Now – we’re off to bed.  Hoping I can persuade Wayne to let us keep the balcony door cracked (yes, it might get a little chilly but…) so I can sleep to the sound of the water going by!  Also hoping to get my butt outta the bed and maybe hit the treadmill in the morning…but…THAT might be a bridge too far! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️






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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! All ABOARD! Anthem of the Seas is Headed to Norway!

  1. What a fantastic trip you are already having. I would love that Outlander Tour!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – I think it’s going to have to happen!! Thank you, Nel! 🙂

  2. Awesome pictures! Can’t wait to see you flying in the big machine. 🙂 Glad that Finn is still getting his photo taken every day…hate for him to get out of practice on that. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Truth! He has to keep his camera currency up to date! Thanks, Amy! Have I mentioned how much fun we’re having with you and Lance?! 🙂

  3. Such a wonderful trip. I’ve been watching Rachel T. create her PP April alternatives. I’ll be finishing up today. Glad you got to talk to her as I know you loved Outlander. Thanks for the paparazzi shot!

    • stampsnlingers

      I do love it – and it was really fun chatting with her and Tim about their trip! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  4. Beth

    Do I see Finn in the pool?
    I’m guessing the mud bath look they have waits for full wash end of their stay.

    • stampsnlingers

      I hadn’t seen him in the pool – just the water trough! I hope he’s getting to swim! 🤷‍♀️. Thanks, Beth! 🙂

  5. Love hearing about your trip. Can’t wait to hear more.

    • stampsnlingers

      I am so glad to hear it! Thank you! 🙂

  6. Charlotte+Hutcheson

    What a fabulous trip, and I am happy to have some responsibility for it…be it small. FYI…one of my favorite beverages is Diet A&W Root Beer…that ship has good taste.

    • stampsnlingers

      I am drinking my fair share of it (and then some!) – it’s wonderful! Thank YOU, my friend! 🙂

  7. Faith Simpson

    Hey Mary… glad when you share pictures!! so fun to see where you are and what is going on……..I couldn’t believe that giraffe….I mean, like are you on the ARK?? I love cruising…….even the narrow rooms…….at least you have a balcony, and that is the BEST. I love the sound of the water too…and I love bagpipes too!! So happy for you. And yes, I’ve been looking for Finn…..he is having fun!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Faith – I’m really glad you’re enjoying the pics! 🙂

  8. Kate

    Anchors aweigh! Fair winds and following seas to you…
    Outlander tour? Hard to resist that, as if Scotland wouldn’t be enough.

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?! It sounded like it was a wonderful trip! 🙂

  9. JoyAnn

    Thank you for sharing your pics. I am a hobby demo but watch your lives and enjoy them so much. Now to see parts of your Norway trip is awesome. I love seeing Flin. Where are the ponies. Did they go to camp?

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad you’re enjoying the pics, JoyAnn! :). Cady is the only pony left – and she stayed home. We have a great horse-and-house watcher who makes sure her pampering continues!! :). Thanks so much! 🙂

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